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  • 11
    August 11, 2019

    Gentle Hike - Oakville

    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    08/11/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia

    Location (Google Maps): Oakville

    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
    Distance: 6 km

    Description

    Come Explore the beautiful Sixteen Mile Creek Valley in Oakville. This valley is a jewel in the middle of a busy urban area. The Sixteen Mile Creek winds its way through steep cliffs and woods. We will walk along the upper trails and then down onto the lower trails beside the creek. Some long and gentle hills. Bring a snack, water, insect repellent and sunscreen. Meet in the parking lot, beside the baseball diamonds, on the southeast corner of Neyagawa and River Glen Blvd. (north of Upper Middle Rd. and south of Highway 5). for a 10:00 am. start.
    Leader: Anne Armstrong hikingrandma@gmail.com 905-337-3937

    Clearview Loop

    1:15 PM
    08/11/2019

    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: General Hike
    Location: Meet in the north-east corner of the parking lot at Home Depot on Highway 26 on the east side of Owen Sound.
    Hike Leader(s): Dennis Stier Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium: 3 to 4 km/h
    Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing
    Distance: 2.8 km

    During this hike we will explore an old dam, a small stream carved valley and we will also visit the Polish Tree. Approximately 2 hours.    Map 31.

    For more information phone 519-387-8042.

    Citizen Science Hike - Moved to Aug 18th

    2:00 PM-2:15 PM
    08/11/2019

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Cancelled
    Location (Google Maps):

    Description

  • 12
    August 12, 2019

    Radial Trail , Hamilton

    9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    08/12/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia

    Location (Google Maps): Parking lot of the Chedoke Golf Club in Hamilton.

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 10 km

    Description

    Hamilton Radial Trail +/- 10km loop.
    Hike Leader : Daljeet Juneja email : ds.juneja@gmail.com
    Phone : 905 -870- 3088.

    Rotary Park

    10:00 AM-11:30 AM
    08/12/2019

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Rotary Park, Pelham Road, St.Catharines.
    Hike Leader(s): Sheila Massey Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 9 km

    Description

    Loree Loop

    10:00 AM
    08/12/2019

    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Map 24 Meet at km 2.3 at the corner of 21st Sideroad and 4th Line.
    Hike Leader(s): Marg Yaraskavitch Click here to contact leader to register; registered hikers will be contacted about cancellations.
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Length of Hike: 7.5 km

    Description

    We will hike through forested ravines and upland to the Loree Forest to loop the Len Gertler side Trail and back to our cars.  Bring snacks and water.

    Stoney Creek Pizza Evening Walk

    7:00 PM-9:30 PM
    08/12/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia

    Location: Parking lot in Battlefield Park

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 6 km

    Description

    We will hike various trails and streets in the area, including the Battlefield Park Side Trail and the Bruce Trail. Optional Apres Hike stop for Pizza (Has outdoor patio!)

    Directions: Take Centennial Parkway to King Street (Last traffic light before climbing the escarpment). Go East on King Street. Turn immediately right into the driveway for Battlefield Park (Sign at bottom of driveway on King Street). Meet in Parking Lot.

    Leader: Paul Lewis 905-331-8600, or email: outdooractive@hotmail.com

  • 13
    August 13, 2019

    Short Hills - Wiley Road Entrance

    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    08/13/2019

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Short Hills Wiley Road entrance, Parking Lot C

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Strenuous
    Distance: 9 km

    Description

    Smokey Hollow to Royal Botanical Gardens, Map 9

    9:30 AM-12:30 PM
    08/13/2019

    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: Tuesday Hikers
    Location (Google Maps): Royal Botanical Gardens main parking lot
    Hike Leader(s): Barbara Euler Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hour
    Terrain: Moderate – some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 10 km shuttle hike

    Description

    We’ll follow Grindstone Creek from the falls at Smokey Hollow through Hendrie Valley arriving at the Garden Café in the RBG Centre where we have a reservation for lunch. Please contact hike leader if you are planning to stay for lunch.

    Tuesday Evening Not-the-Bruce Trail Hike

    7:00 PM-8:45 PM
    08/13/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia

    Location (Google Maps): Middle Dundas Valley

    Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 8 km

    Description

    This maze of Middle Dundas Valley trails will start from the parking lot of the Lion’s Club Outdoor Pool on Jerseyville Rd. in Ancaster. Get there by taking Wilson St. in Ancaster to Fiddler’s Green. Turn right on Fiddler’s and go to the stop sign at Jerseyville Rd. Turn left on Jerseyville and go 1 km to the entrance to the Outdoor Pool on your right. Wear boots and bring water. We’ll do pub stop after.
    Leader: Richard Reble at reblerichard@gmail.com

  • 14
    August 14, 2019

    Beautiful Joe Park - Loop Hike - Meaford

    8:30 AM
    08/14/2019

    Hosting Club: Blue Mountains

    Location (Google Maps): Hike meets in the parking lot behind Tim Horton’s on First St. in Collingwood.
    Hike Leader(s): Dick Edwards Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 12 km

    Description

    We will carpool to Beautiful Joe Park in Meaford to hike the
    pretty Trout Hollow Trail. It follows the east bank of the Bighead
    River upstream for 5 km to a Sideroad & then we return along
    the west bank. You will walk through woodlands; past historical
    sites including Trout Hollow where John Muir laid low during the
    U.S. Civil War, & view wildlife along the river. It should be a 4 to
    5 hr. walk incl. a lunch break. Bring water and a lunch.

    Merritt Trail Loop

    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    08/14/2019

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet-12 Mile Creek parking lot on Glendale Ave near Pelham Road St. Catharines.
    Hike Leader(s): Carol Anne Diguer & Sid Savage Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 9 km

    Description

    Good Companions - Spencer's Adventure

    9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    08/14/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Good Companions
    Location: Greensville, Map 8, 43.2752122/-79.9886741

    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
    Distance: 8 km

    Description

    We will hike from Greensville along Spencer Creek to Christie Lake and return via a similar route. Meet at Park Avenue, Greensville – beside the playground. Park Ave is south of Hwy 8 just 50 metres west of Bullocks Corners. Take Hwy 8 north from Dundas or take Brock Rd south from Hwy 5.

    Hike Leader: Stella Parr. scparr@yahoo.ca 905-628-6436

    Trails at or next to the KOA

    1:15 PM
    08/14/2019

    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: Dog Walk
    Location: Meet in the north-east corner of the parking lot at Home Depot on Highway 26 on the east side of Owen Sound.
    Hike Leader(s): Bettilyn Berglund Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely: 3 km/h or less
    Terrain: Easy: Mostly flat and good footing.

    Description

    Enjoy a leisurely dog friendly walk in this lovely conservation area. Dogs (and their owners of course) as well as non-dog owners are welcome. Approximately 1.5 to 2 hours.  Map 30. For more information phone 519-270-1429.

    Walk for Health and Fun - West Hamilton

    7:00 PM-9:00 PM
    08/14/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia

    Location (Google Maps): Corner of Mohawk and Upper Paradise in the Westcliffe Mall parking lot (near Food Basics)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing

    Description

    Climb the steps and walk the streets and trails of West Hamilton. We will hike sections of the Bruce Trail as well as the trails of Iroquoia Heights. There will be weekly walks all summer. Now we are all getting older we are not hiking as fast as we used to. Hike is cancelled if there is heavy rain.
    Leader: Paul Lewis (905) 331-8600 or email: outdooractive@hotmail.com

  • 15
    August 15, 2019

    Jordan

    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    08/15/2019

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at parking lot, 2980 King St., Jordan Station across from Boo’s Restaurant

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 9 km

    Description

    Chuck Grant Loop

    9:00 AM
    08/15/2019

    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Map 25 Meet at the Metcalfe Rock parking lot on the east side of 10th Line just south of km 27.9
    Hike Leader(s): Mike Arkless Click here to contact leader to register; registered hikers will be contacted about cancellations.
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Length of Hike: 10 km

    Description

    This is a loop hike of the main trail and the Chuck Grant Side Trail.  Bring snacks and sufficient water.

    Crawford Lake/Rattlesnake Point Loop

    10:00 AM-1:30 PM
    08/15/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Thursday Group
    Location (Google Maps): Crawford Lake Conservation Area

    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 10 km

    Description

    This loop will take in Crawford Lake, the beautiful Nassagaweya Canyon and parts of Rattlesnake Point. The connection between the two areas makes an interesting and picturesque hike. Bring a snack or lunch, water, insect repellent and sunscreen. Meet in the lower parking lot of Crawford Lake Conservation Area, located on the east side of Guelph Line, north of Derry Rd. Parking fee in effect or Conservation Area pass. Map 11.
    Leaders: Phill and Anne Armstrong hikingrandma@gmail.com 905-617-3937

  • 16
    August 16, 2019

    NOTL Loop - Urban Hike

    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    08/16/2019

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Urban
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Veteran’s Lane & King Street NOTL

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 9 km

    Description

    Changing Light Series Hike #1

    7:00 PM-9:00 PM
    08/16/2019

    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet; Map 20 just north of km 23.9 on 2nd Line EHS. Directions: From Orangeville, north on Hwy 10, through lights at Hwy 89 (Primrose), follow County Rd 19 , right on 5th Conc., left on 1st Line EHS , right on 8 Sideroad, follow around the bend to meeting point on 2nd Line EHS.
    Hike Leader(s): Bryan and Carol Foley Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 7.5 km

    Description

    All things and everything are constantly changing, impermanence. Never is a moment, an individual or the trail the same. Change may be imperceptible or, in this case, obvious. 3 Hikes, Changing Light. THIS HIKE IS SUITABLE FOR FAMILIES AND HIKERS OF ALL ABILITIES. We will hike to the Moss Haven Side Trail and return via the Oliver Creek Side Trail. Bring water, sturdy footwear, bug spray

    Burlington Waterfront Evening Hike

    7:30 PM-9:00 PM
    08/16/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia

    Location: Meet in the Lakeshore Road parking lot just east of the Waterfront Centre and restaurant

    Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing

    Description

    This will be a brisk walk along Lake Ontario, to the canal and back. Hike will be cancelled in poor weather.

    Hike Leader: Lorne Carruthers. For information call Lorne at 905- 315-8762 or email: l.carruthers@hotmail.com

  • 17
    August 17, 2019

    Ganaraska Trail End to End - Cancelled

    6:30 AM-5:30 PM
    08/17/2019

    Hosting Club: Niagara

    Location: Ganaraska Trail
    Hike Leader(s): Vanessa Miranda Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 20-25km/day

    Pace ~ 4km/hour, Intermediate level. Please note: hike dates, time and distance are subject to be changed in the event of extreme heat/humid weather. ** Carry please sunblock, hat, cold drinks, electrolytes to prevent heat strokes, dehydration and sunburn. Sign up on the Meetup HIKING TEAM GTA, Find us on Facebook as HIKING TEAM GTA

    Grimsby Loop

    9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    08/17/2019

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Lion’s Club Pool, Elm St., Grimsby.
    Hike Leader(s): Lauren Doig Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate

    Description

    Firemens Park Loop

    9:00 AM-11:00 AM
    08/17/2019

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Hike

    Location (Google Maps): Meet at upper parking lot, corner of Dorchester & Mountain Road, Niagara Falls
    Hike Leader(s): Dave Wilson Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate

    Distance: 12 km

    Duncan and Chuck Grant Loop Hike - Beaver Valley

    9:00 AM
    08/17/2019

    Hosting Club: Blue Mountains

    Location (Google Maps): Hike meets in the parking lot behind Tim Horton’s on First St. in Collingwood.
    Hike Leader(s): Carl Wintermeyer Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 10.8 km

    Description

    We will carpool to Duncan parking lot at km 33.9 in the Beaver
    Valley section. This is a loop hike and we will get fine views from
    Pinnacle Rock and Metcalf Rock. We will walk first along the
    main trail and then along the Chuck Grant Side trail, eventually
    returning to the parking lot via the main trail. Bring water and a
    lunch.

    Sydenham Silent Valley to Woodford Hike/Potluck

    2:00 PM
    08/17/2019

    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Map 30 Meet at km 41.7 Woodford Community Hall
    Hike Leader(s): Glenda Collings Click here to contact leader to register; registered hikers will be contacted about cancellations.
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate, Strenuous
    Length of Hike: 10 km

    Description

    Our hike will explore a number of side trails with historical and geological interest.  Bring snacks and water.  The hike will be followed by an optional potluck at the home of Jill & David (Smith) Brodie, 545413 Sideroad 4A Markdale.  Bring your meat/veggie item to be BBQ’d and a salad or dessert.  Also bring your own dishes, cutlery and beverage.  If you are attending the potluck only, arrival time is 4:30 p.m.  Register with the hike leader as well as the potluck hosts, Jill & David (toadhallbb@icloud.com  or 519 270 0076)