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Thu Aug 0 1

Jordan

9:00 AM-10:30 AM

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

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Special Event
Location (Google Maps): Guelph to Goderich (G2G) Approx 127km of rail trail.
First day meet location as specified. Shuttle to start & hike back. Remaining locations to be provided on registration.
Hike Leader(s): Ruth Moffatt Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr, Fast – 5+ km/hr
Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
Distance: Approximately 25-30km per day

Description

Hike is full.

Thu Aug 0 1

Swiss Meadows to Loree Forest

9:00 AM

Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

Location (Google Maps): Map 24 Meet at the dead end of Maple Lane in Swiss Meadows subdivision at km 65.9
Hike Leader(s): Maureen McFarland Click here to contact leader to register; registered hikers will be contacted about cancellations.
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate, Strenuous
Length of Hike: 14 km

Description

An out and back hike of the main trail and Loree Side Trail.  Bring lunch, snacks and sufficient water.

Thu Aug 0 1

Dundas Valley

10:00 AM-1:00 PM

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Thursday Group
Location (Google Maps): Dundas Valley Conservation Area -Last parking

Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 12 km

Description

This 11 km loop hike will take approximately 3.5 hours and is at a medium pace over easy terrain. There is no dropout point. No dogs please.
Depart: 10:00 am Last parking lot in Dundas Valley C.A. Hike will be modified if it is too hot!
Directions: From the 403 W take the Main St. W. Exit. Turn left onto Main St and travel to Osler Dr. Turn right and Follow Governor’s Rd. Turn Left onto Governor’s Rd and follow to the Dundas Valley C.A. at the edge of town. It will be on your left.
Hike Description: Several loops around Dundas Valley C.A. bring a snack, water, sunscreen and insect repellent.
Hike Leader: Lorraine Sherred 13hiking13@gmail.com
Email please if you need more info

Fri Aug 0 2

NOTL Loop - Urban Hike

9:00 AM-10:30 AM

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

Pace: Medium
Terrain: Easy
Distance: 9 km

Description

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Special Event
Location (Google Maps): Guelph to Goderich (G2G) Approx 127km of rail trail.
First day meet location as specified. Shuttle to start & hike back. Remaining locations to be provided on registration.
Hike Leader(s): Ruth Moffatt Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr, Fast – 5+ km/hr
Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
Distance: Approximately 25-30km per day

Description

Hike is full.

Fri Aug 0 2

Burlington Waterfront Evening Hike

7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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

Sat Aug 0 3

Ganaraska Trail End to End - Cancelled

6:30 AM-5:30 PM

Hosting Club: Niagara

Location: Ganaraska Trail
Hike Leader(s): Vanessa Miranda Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

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

Sat Aug 0 3

George Hamilton Day History Walk

8:30 AM-12:00 PM

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Special Event
Location (Google Maps): Erland Lee Museum, 552 Ridge Rd, Stoney Creek
Hike Leader(s): Samar Smith Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 2 groups; 1st group 4 km, 2nd group 6 km

Description

This is a special walk in conjunction with City of Hamilton to celebrate George Hamilton Day. Its a very gentle pace and the shorter walk is suitable for families with children six and up. Frequent stops to talk about the history of the Federated Women’s Institute of Ontario and the first meeting held in the museum on Feb 19th, 1897.  Janet Lee, granddaughter of founders Erland & Janet Lee was a long time BTC member and walked the trail twice.   This is a linear path and we will be crossing Ridge Road and taking the Dewitt Road access point.  There will be buses available at the Jones St (4 Km walk) and Lewis St (6 Km walk) to take walkers back to Erland Lee Museum for a free tour and refreshments.  Participants will receive a special Aug 3rd, George Hamilton Day crest. We will meet at the museum at 8:30 to set up the two groups.  Option to return back along same route if you want a longer walk.  Wear good hiking boots as the trail is very rocky.  Bring sunscreen and be prepared for biting insects like mosquitoes and ticks.   Bring water and snacks for the walk.  Light lunch will be provided by the City of Hamilton for this very special event.

For more information and to register for this event, please contact hike leader Samar Smith samarsmith@yahoo.com

 

Sat Aug 0 3

Fonthill Loop

9:00 AM-11:00 AM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Hike
Location (Google Maps): Meet-pkg lot Harold Black Park, Haist Rd., Fonthill.
Hike Leader(s): Diane Marlatt Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely
Terrain: Easy
Distance: 11 km

Description

Sat Aug 0 3

Firemen’s Park to Woodend Loop

9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Hike
Location (Google Maps): Meet at upper parking lot of Firemen’s Park, corner of Dorchester and Mountain Rds, Niagara Falls.
Hike Leader(s): Vince Zvonar Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 16 km

Description

Sun Aug 0 4

Ganaraska Trail End to End - Cancelled

6:30 AM-5:30 PM

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

Sun Aug 0 4

Scotsdale Farm

9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
Category: General
Location (Google Maps): Scotsdale Farm Parking Lot: Enter from Trafalgar Road, 1.7 km northwest of Highway 7
Directions: Take Highway 7 north out of Georgetown. Turn right onto Trafalgar Road/Halton Regional Road 3. Drive for 1.7 km, then turn right to enter the Scotsdale Farm property. Continue to parking lot on the left.
Hike Leader(s): Sandy Green Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hour
Terrain: Moderate – some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 13 km loop

Description

The loop will take us along the picturesque Bennett Heritage Trail, Great Esker Side Trail and parts of the main Trail. Remember to bring your choice of hydration and snacks or lunch.

Sun Aug 0 4

Walter's Falls Loop

1:15 PM

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): Bill Snel Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium: 3 to 4 km/h
Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing
Distance: 4.5 km

Description

This loop hike at Walter’s Falls passes through both cedar and hardwood forests; passes alongside farmland; descends into a river valley; and then climbs back to the top the escarpment. Approximately 2 to 2.5 hours of hiking.  Map 29.   For more information phone 519-470-0584

Sun Aug 0 4

Queenston to Horticultural Gardens

2:00 PM-3:30 PM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Hike
Location (Google Maps): Meet at Queenston Hgts Pkg Lot, near cairn. (Map 1, km 0)
Hike Leader(s): Sheila Massey Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 9 km

Description

Sun Aug 0 4

Youth Hike - Merritt Island

2:00 PM-3:30 PM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Youth Hike
Location (Google Maps): Meet at parking lot on Merritt Island, Welland
Hike Leader(s): Diane Marlatt, Dave Wilson Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Easy
Distance: 8 km

Description

Mon Aug 0 5

Radial Trail , Hamilton

9:30 AM-12:00 PM

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.

Tue Aug 0 6

Short Hills - Wiley Road Entrance

9:00 AM-10:30 AM

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

Tue Aug 0 6

Rockwood Conservation Area

9:30 AM-1:30 PM

Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
Category: Tuesday Hikers
Location (Google Maps): Parking lot in Rockwood Conservation Area. From Guelph Line, go east on Hwy 7 to Falls St. Turn south to the entrance to the park. After going through the gatehouse, turn left to the parking area near the washrooms. There is an admission fee of $7 for adults, $5.50 for seniors.
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 loop hike

Description

Spend a relaxed day in this recreational area on the Eramosa River. We’ll explore the interesting geological features including potholes and caves (challenging climb into North America’s second largest pothole is optional) as well as some of the area’s history as evidenced by the ruins of the Harris Mill.

There will be a refreshment/pub stop after.

Tue Aug 0 6

Easy Nature Ramble

10:00 AM

Hosting Club: Peninsula

Location (Google Maps): White Bluff Nature Reserve – from Hwy 6 turn east on Lindsay Rd 5, at stop sign turn north on East Rd then east on Cape Chin Rd South. At first intersection turn left and at second intersection turn right. Drive to dead end parking.
Hike Leader(s): Elaine Wasserman 519 795 7407

Terrain: Easy
Distance: 4 km

Description

A pleasant loop out along an old logging road and returning by the scenic Georgian Bay shore. On our way back we should see Rattlesnake Plantain, Indian Pipe, Spotted Knapweek and Star Thistle.

Tue Aug 0 6

Tuesday Evening Not-the-Bruce Trail Hike

7:00 PM-8:45 PM

Hosting Club: Iroquoia

Location (Google Maps): Escarpment Rail Trail

Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 8 km

Description

We’ll do a loop walk that includes Hamilton’s Wentworth Street stairs, the Escarpment Rail Trail, a bit of the Bruce, and the mountain brow. You’ll like how these fit together so seamlessly. Meet in the parking lot just to the east of the top of the Wentworth St. stairs. Wear boots and bring water. Pub stop will follow.
Leader: Richard Reble at reblerichard@gmail.com

Wed Aug 0 7

Rotary Park

9:00 AM-11:30 AM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Car Pool
Location (Google Maps): Meet at Rotary Park, Pelham Rd., St.Catharines
Hike Leader(s): Gary & Donna Sands Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate

Description

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): Michelle Wacker Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely – 3 km/hr. or less
Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
Distance: 5 km

Description

We will carpool to km 37.8 of the BMBTC. Bring water and a
snack.

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Good Companions
Location (Google Maps): Kerns Rd./Smokey Hollow

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

Description

A nice meander on a warm summer day. Join us for this popular hike between Kerns Rd. and Smokey Hollow in Waterdown. We should get some good views from the escarpment. Meet in the south parking lot of City View Park on the east side of Kerns Rd. and south of Highway 5 for a 10:00 am. start. Bring water, a snack, sunscreen and insect repellent.
Leaders: Phill and Anne Armstrong hikingrandma@gmail.com 905-617-3937

Wed Aug 0 7

Falls to Falls

10:00 AM

Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

Location (Google Maps): Map 26 Meet at the Hogg’s Falls Parking lot
Hike Leader(s): Anne McGariggle Click here to contact leader to register; registered hikers will be contacted about cancellations.
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Length of Hike: 7.0 km

Description

We will hike from Eugenia Falls to Hogg’s Falls.

Wed Aug 0 7

Walk for Health and Fun - West Hamilton

7:00 PM-9:00 PM

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

Wed Aug 0 7

An evening walk in Owen Sound

7:00 PM

Hosting Club: Sydenham
Category: An evening walk.
Location: Meet in the municipal parking lot by the river on the west side of 1st Ave. E between 7th St. E and 8th St. E in Owen Sound.
Hike Leader(s): George Govier Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely: 3 km/h or less
Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing

This bi-weekly series of evening walks will explore various routes within the city of Owen Sound.   It will take approximately 2 hours. For more information phone: 226-664-0922.

Wed Aug 0 7

Allanburg Loop - Evening Hike

7:00 PM-8:30 PM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Evening Hike
Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Allanburg Bridge Hwy 20 Parking lot on the west side of the bridge (Map 3)
Hike Leader(s): Diane Marlatt Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Easy
Distance: 8 km

Description

Thu Aug 0 8

Jordan

9:00 AM-10:30 AM

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

Thu Aug 0 8

Thursday Group - Christie Lake, Hike & Swim

9:00 AM-12:30 PM

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Thursday Group
Location (Google Maps): Greensville, Map 8, 43.2752122 -79.9886741

Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
Distance: 10 km

Description

Meet by the playground on Park Avenue in Greensville. Directions: take Hwy 8 north from Dundas or Brock Rd south from Hwy 5. Park Avenue is just south of Hw8 and 50 metres west of Bullocks Corners.

Hike with optional swim. We will hike from Greensville along Spencer’s Creek and then clockwise around Christie Lake. At the beach we will swim (optional) and have a picnic lunch. Bring towel and swimsuit. There are changing rooms and a snack bar.

Hike Leader: Terry Rose, termarintl@gmail.com or 905-320-6513

Hosting Club: Sydenham
Category: General Hike
Location: Meet 9 a.m. at Harrison Park in Owen Sound. Meet by the bridge at the east end of the parking lot at the Harrison Park Inn.
Hike Leader(s): Peter Harris Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Brisk: 4 to 5 km/h, Medium: 3 to 4 km/h
Terrain: Strenuous: Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing.
Distance: 11.7 km

This loop hike includes parts of the main Bruce Trail and parts of the Harrison Park, Palisades, Keeling & Creamery Hill Side Trails. Bring water and snacks.  Map 32. For more information phone or text 519-374-3468

Fri Aug 0 9

NOTL Loop - Urban Hike

9:00 AM-10:30 AM

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

Pace: Medium
Terrain: Easy
Distance: 9 km

Description

Fri Aug 0 9

Sligo to Epping

10:00 AM

Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

Location (Google Maps): Map 27 Meet at the Epping/John Muir Lookout on Grey Rd. 7
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: 7.5 km

Description

We will start the hike on Sideroad 13A and head north.  If we’re energetic we may add in the Sligo Side Trail.  Bring snacks and water.

Fri Aug 0 9

Burlington Waterfront Evening Hike

7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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

Sat Aug 1 0

Conservation Trail #1- Allegany State Park

7:00 AM-4:00 PM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Car Pool
Location (Google Maps): Meet at Mather Arch, 11 Niagara Parkway, Fort Erie. Carpool.

Pace: Medium
Terrain: Strenuous
Distance: 25.2 km

Description

Starting in 2009 Eibert Dykstra led a series of hikes on the Conservation Trail in New York State. It took several years to complete the 295km trail meandering from the Pennsylvania border to Niagara Falls where it meets up with the Bruce Trail.  In honor of my first hike leaders – Eibert and Everett Collins (who was on all these hikes) I will lead 3 hikes on the Conservation Trail this year.  The first sections are more rugged starting in the Allegany State Park and extend through the ski area of Ellicottville.   This is the area where we will hike this year. Sections of these hikes will be strenuous.  If you commit to these hikes, pack a lunch, snacks and plenty of water.  Plan on spending a full day away.  We will be carpooling from Fort Erie.  Passport or equivalent is required. To register or for more information contact Hike Leader.

Sat Aug 1 0

Three Trail Loop

9:00 AM-1:30 PM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Hike
Location (Google Maps): Meet at DeCew House, DeCew Rd, Thorold (Map 3, km 29.8)
Hike Leader(s): Vince Zvonar Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 25 km

Description

Sat Aug 1 0

Pretty River Loop Hike

9:00 AM

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): Shannon Rhode Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 5-6 km

Description

We will carpool to the lower part of Pretty River conservation
area to do a short loop that combines some Bruce trail, Pretty
River Side Trail and some Conservation trails. The trail will have
some short hills and some sections following the river. Bring
water and a snack.

Sat Aug 1 0

Wetland Ridge Loop

9:00 AM-11:00 AM

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

Meet at Woodend Cons. Area, Taylor Road (Map 2)

Hike Leader(s): Karen Couch Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 7 km

Description

Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps): Toronto Section, Map 13. Meet at 10th Line roadside parking (Km 38.7) 2.2 km southeast of 32 Sideroad (Halton Rd 42).
Hike Leader(s): Karen Bergmann Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 8 km

Description

We will carpool to Heritage Road and hike back to 10th Line, then in and back along the Walking Fern Side Trail. Enchanted forests, rocks and roots. Bring water and a snack, and bug spray. Please let the hike leader know if you are coming.

Sat Aug 1 0

Terra Cotta and Walking Fern

9:30 AM-12:30 PM

Hosting Club: Iroquoia

Location (Google Maps): Meet at the parking area on 10 Line (park on the road) and we’ll carpool to Heritage Road to start the hike. Copy and paste the GPS coordinates (43.7095339,-79.9604837) into a google search bar, hit Enter, click on Maps, then Directions. Enter your home address and you will get personalized turn-by-turn directions that you can print or send to your phone.

Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 8 km

Description

We’ll hike from Heritage Rd to 10 Line between Silver Creek and Terra Cotta Conservation Areas. Then hike in and back along the Walking Fern Side Trail. Enchanted forests and lovely trails.

Please let hike leader know if you are coming. Karen Bergmann karen.bergmann92@gmail.com or 289-242-1110.

Sat Aug 1 0

Trees of Dundurn Castle with Paul O'Hara

10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Education Hike
Location (Google Maps): Dundurn Castle, North-East corner of Dundurn Park, beside 25 Tecumseh Street
Hike Leader(s): Bronwen Tregunno Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing

Description

This is a special invitation from Hamilton Naturalists Club to join them on a joint Dundurn Castle Museum/HNC  tour of the trees of Hamilton to help celebrate their 100th anniversary.  Ray Lowe was the Conservation Director and Ontario Field Naturalists representative with Hamilton Naturalists’ Club when he first proposed a trail to connect Niagara to Tobermory along the escarpment to other naturalists in the late 1950s.  Robert Bateman was also on the HNC board as the Wood Duck editor at the same time and joined Ray.

Paul O’Hara, author of “A Trail Called Home: Tree Stories of the Golden Horseshoe” is leading a walk through the beautiful grounds of Dundurn Castle. He’ll talk about the beautiful oaks and other giants that grace this historic site. Paul is promoting his new book, A Trail Called Home: Tree Stories From The Golden Horseshoe, published by Dundurn Press (https://www.dundurn.com/books/Trail-Called-Home).

Tour begins at the North-East corner of Dundurn Park, beside 25 Tecumseh Street. Walk will take place outdoors over grass lawns and gravel pathways. 

Difficulty: Gentle with some standing.

Free but limited to 35 people.

Please register with City of Hamilton https://www.hamilton.ca/attractions/hamilton-civic-museums/dundurn-national-historic-site You can also join us on this national historic site for a pollinator tour of the historic kitchen gardens with Dundurn Castle interpreters.  If you are having problems contact brontreg@cogeco.ca

Bring a your picnic to have on the grounds.

This is a shared event with the Hamilton Naturalists Club.

Sun Aug 1 1

Gentle Hike - Oakville

10:00 AM-12:00 PM

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

Sun Aug 1 1

Clearview Loop

1:15 PM

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.

Sun Aug 1 1

Citizen Science Hike - Moved to Aug 18th

2:00 PM-2:15 PM

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

Description

Mon Aug 1 2

Radial Trail , Hamilton

9:30 AM-12:00 PM

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.

Mon Aug 1 2

Rotary Park

10:00 AM-11:30 AM

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

Mon Aug 1 2

Loree Loop

10:00 AM

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.

Mon Aug 1 2

Stoney Creek Pizza Evening Walk

7:00 PM-9:30 PM

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

Tue Aug 1 3

Short Hills - Wiley Road Entrance

9:00 AM-10:30 AM

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

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.

Tue Aug 1 3

Tuesday Evening Not-the-Bruce Trail Hike

7:00 PM-8:45 PM

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

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.

Wed Aug 1 4

Merritt Trail Loop

9:00 AM-10:30 AM

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

Wed Aug 1 4

Good Companions - Spencer's Adventure

9:30 AM-12:00 PM

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

Wed Aug 1 4

Trails at or next to the KOA

1:15 PM

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.

Wed Aug 1 4

Walk for Health and Fun - West Hamilton

7:00 PM-9:00 PM

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

Thu Aug 1 5

Jordan

9:00 AM-10:30 AM

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

Thu Aug 1 5

Chuck Grant Loop

9:00 AM

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.

Thu Aug 1 5

Crawford Lake/Rattlesnake Point Loop

10:00 AM-1:30 PM

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

Fri Aug 1 6

NOTL Loop - Urban Hike

9:00 AM-10:30 AM

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

Pace: Medium
Terrain: Easy
Distance: 9 km

Description

Fri Aug 1 6

Changing Light Series Hike #1

7:00 PM-9:00 PM

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

Fri Aug 1 6

Burlington Waterfront Evening Hike

7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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

Sat Aug 1 7

Ganaraska Trail End to End - Cancelled

6:30 AM-5:30 PM

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

Sat Aug 1 7

Grimsby Loop

9:00 AM-12:00 PM

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

Sat Aug 1 7

Firemens Park Loop

9:00 AM-11:00 AM

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

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.

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)

Sun Aug 1 8

Ganaraska Trail End to End - Cancelled

6:30 AM-5:30 PM

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

Sun Aug 1 8

Citizen Science Hike

2:00 PM-3:30 PM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Citizen Science
Location (Google Maps):

Meet at Sobeys, Glendale Ave – loop hike – Bruce & Merritt Trails. (Map 3, km 21.9)

Hike Leader(s): Margaret Northfield Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 8 km

Description

Learn how to become a Citizen Scientist.  You don’t need a smartphone to participate but once you are finished a hike you should have access to a computer to load any digital photos that you take.

Mon Aug 1 9

Radial Trail , Hamilton

9:30 AM-12:00 PM

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.

Mon Aug 1 9

Monthly Night Hike

9:00 PM-11:00 PM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Night
Location (Google Maps): Rim of Africa, Short Hills, park Wiley Rd entrance.
Hike Leader(s): Diane Marlatt Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 9km

Description

Night hikes which will take place under cover of darkness and will allow us to hear and see some of the nocturnal habitat around the Bruce Trail.   The hikes will be 2 hours in length starting at 9:00pm on Monday evenings. Please check the calendar for further detail and future dates.

Note: Bring flashlight/headlamp and bug spray. Hikers will be required to wear headlamps or carry flashlights and there will be at least two 15 minute silent periods that will allow us to take in all of the night chorus of animals.

Tue Aug 2 0

Short Hills - Wiley Road Entrance

9:00 AM-10:30 AM

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

Tue Aug 2 0

Mulmur Hills and Boyne Valley

9:30 AM-1:30 PM

Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
Category: Tuesday Hikers
Location (Google Maps): 2nd Line ECL Side Trail (to begin shuttle).
Directions: Go north on Hwy 10 to Hwy 89, right (east) on Hwy 89 2.7 km, left (north) on 1st Line ECL 4.6 km, right (east) on 8th Sideroad 1.3 km, left (north) on 2nd Line E 0.8 km. Park on roadsides, not blocking driveways.
Hike Leader(s): Bill McDonald, 519-489-0485 (cell 226-600-4280) Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hour
Terrain: Moderate – some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 11 km shuttle

Description

From the start point at km 29.4 (BT ed. 29), we’ll follow the main trail south to the Mulmur Lookout (km 21.9) for lunch, then return to the meeting point via the main trail, Oliver Creek Side Trail and 2nd Line ECL Side Trail. Easy surface, pretty creeks, some good views. Bring lunch and water.
Afterwards: refreshment/pub stop.
No dogs, please.

Tue Aug 2 0

Sydenham Bayview Escarpment

10:00 AM

Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

Location (Google Maps): Map 30 Meet at km 55.2 at the north end of St. Vincent Sydenham Townline
Hike Leader(s): Glenda Collings Click here to contact leader to register; registered hikers will be contacted about cancellations.
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Length of Hike: 12 km

Description

This is a loop hike taking in the River Kwai Side Trail.  Brings snacks and water.

Tue Aug 2 0

Tuesday Evening Not-the-Bruce Trail Hike

7:00 PM-8:45 PM

Hosting Club: Iroquoia

Location (Google Maps): Dundas Valley

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

Description

We’ll do a loop hike in Dundas Valley on the trails between the Dundas Valley Trail Centre and the C.P.R. line. Park at the corner of Newcombe and Davidson in Dundas. To get there, take Governor’s Rd. west from downtown Dundas to Pirie which is the last street on your right before reaching the entrance to Dundas Valley Conservation Area. Turn right on Pirie and then left on Newcombe. Follow Newcombe all the way to the bottom of the escarpment where it meets Davidson. Park curbside. Wear boots and bring water. Pub stop will follow.
Leader: Richard Reble at reblerichard@gmail.com

Wed Aug 2 1

Malcolmson Park

9:00 AM-10:30 AM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Hike
Location (Google Maps): Meet in Malcolmson Park at end of Niagara St & Lakeshore Rd, St.Cath.
Hike Leader(s): Gary & Donna Sands Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 9 km

Description

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Hikers R Us
Location (Google Maps): Burlington

Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 12 km

Description

Iroquoia End to End Hike Series. Meet at City View Park Side Tail, entering from Dundas St. GPS: 43.352308,-79.862585
We will shuttle our cars to Mount Nemo parking lot at the bottom of escarpment and hike 12 km to return to our cars.

Please email Louise at least 24 hours before the hike to register. Sometimes last minute changes are made to hikes; registering means you won’t be waiting around the meeting place not knowing why no one else is there!

Bring sunscreen, insect repellent, snacks, lunch, and 1-2 litres of water.
For personalized driving directions, just copy and paste the GPS coordinates into a Google search window and voila!

Hike Leader: Louise Langlais; Email: langlaislouise@gmail.com Cell: 519-222-4040 on day of hike. At other times, email is the best way to contact me.

Wed Aug 2 1

Kolapore Loop Hike

9:00 AM

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): Terry Kimmerly Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 8 km

Description

We will carpool to the Kolapore parking lot in the Beaver Valley
section. We will proceed on a loop hike through the Kolapore
Uplands and return to the cars. The trail follows the cross country ski trails through woodland, open pastures and is somewhat
hilly. Bring water and a snack.

Wed Aug 2 1

Good Companions - Homestead Trail

10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Good Companions
Location (Google Maps): Directions: From Hamilton take 403 to West. Exit at Wilson St in Ancaster. Turn right on Wilson St. At the traffic take the exit right onto Meadowbrook St (3rd exit). Take Meadowbrook to Jerseyville Side Rd and turn right. Just pass the high school the Little League Park is on the right at the bottom of the hill.

Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 8 km

Description

We will take Spring Valley trail to close to the Homestead trail. Back through the Hamilton Conservation Authority property. Somewhat hilly. Bring a snack, water, sunscreen and insect repellent.
Hike Leader: Lorraine Sherred 13hiking13@gmail.com
Email please.

Wed Aug 2 1

Walk for Health and Fun - West Hamilton

7:00 PM-9:00 PM

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

Wed Aug 2 1

An evening walk in Owen Sound

7:00 PM

Hosting Club: Sydenham
Category: An evening walk.
Location: Meet in the municipal parking lot by the river on the west side of 1st Ave. E between 7th St. E and 8th St. E in Owen Sound.
Hike Leader(s): George Govier Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely: 3 km/h or less
Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing

This bi-weekly series of evening walks will explore various routes within the city of Owen Sound.   It will take approximately 2 hours. For more information phone: 226-664-0922.

Wed Aug 2 1

Merritt Island - Evening Hike

7:00 PM-8:30 PM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Evening Hike
Location (Google Maps): Meet Merritt Island parking lot, end of Cross St. Welland.
Hike Leader(s): Diane Marlatt Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Easy
Distance: 9 km

Description

Thu Aug 2 2

Jordan

9:00 AM-10:30 AM

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

Thu Aug 2 2

RBG North Shore Trail

9:30 AM-12:00 PM

Hosting Club: Iroquoia

Location: Meeting at former RBG York Road Parking Lot in Dundas. Park alongside of York Road or park at the Dog Park near Valley Rd. and walk down to the former parking lot where the group is meeting.

Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
Distance: 7 km

Description

Easy hike, a few hills. We’ll take a break at the nature center (which has a restroom). Bring snack, drink.

Hike Leader: Linda Robinson fly@execulink.com

Thu Aug 2 2

Kolapore East

10:00 AM

Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

Location (Google Maps): Map 25 Meet in the Kolapore skiers parking lot on Grey Rd. 2. 650 m south of the trail
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: 8 km

Description

A pleasant hike through pasture land and a deciduous woodlot.  Learn about the history of The Old Mail Road.  Bring water and snacks.

Fri Aug 2 3

NOTL Loop - Urban Hike

9:00 AM-10:30 AM

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

Pace: Medium
Terrain: Easy
Distance: 9 km

Description

Fri Aug 2 3

Changing Light Series Hike # 2

7:00 PM-9:00 PM

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. Bring water, sturdy footwear, bug spray, HEADLAMP.

Fri Aug 2 3

Burlington Waterfront Evening Hike

7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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

Hosting Club: Beaver Valley
Category:
Location:

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): Catherine Trembling Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 12.5 km

Description

We shall carpool to the parking area, by going north on Centre
Rd, the take a right onto Colpoys’s Range Rd, parking on the road
near km 156.1. We will proceed to the start our hike at the parking lot on the Neils Maher Side Trail on Kemble Rock Rd. We will
hike on the Side Trail to km 143.7, from where we will climb the
escarpment eventually having views to Big Bay. From Kemble
mountain we descend, then follow Colpoys Range Rd, until it
ascends the escarpment to where we left the cars at km 156.1
Bring extra water and a lunch.

Sat Aug 2 4

Louth Conservation Area

9:00 AM-10:30 AM

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

Meet at Louth Conservation Parking Lot, Staff Ave, Jordan Station (Map 3).

Hike Leader(s): Bob Fish Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 9 km

Description

Sat Aug 2 4

Woodend to St.Paul Niagara Falls

9:00 AM-12:30 PM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Hike
Location (Google Maps): Meet at entrance to Woodend Conservation Area, Taylor Road, NOTL. Map 2, km 15.2)
Hike Leader(s): Vince Zvonar Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 21 km

Description

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): Mike Treuman Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 7.3 km

Description

We will carpool to km 35.1 on Simcoe Rd 91 in the Blue Mountains Section. We will start the hike on the Duntroon View Side
Trail, and then join the main trail, continuing north through forest and open meadow to the Nottawasaga Lookout Provincial
Nature Reserve. The hike will terminate at km 40.9 at the Singhampton Caves Parking Lot. Following the hike there will be an
optional lunch at Journey’s Blend in Collingwood. Bring water
and a snack.

Sat Aug 2 4

Silent Valley

10:00 AM

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): Peter Harris Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium: 3 to 4 km/h
Terrain: Strenuous: Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing.
Distance: 5.6 km

This loop hike will include rocky sections, a steep uphill and a steep downhill. Escarpment terrain & plants and an old homestead will be seen.  Bring water and snacks. Approximately 3 to 4 hours.   Map 30.  For more information phone or text 519-374-3468.

Hosting Club: Beaver Valley
Category:
Location:

Sun Aug 2 5

Port Dalhousie Lighthouse

2:00 PM-3:30 PM

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

Meet at the lighthouse on Lighthouse Rd, off Lakeshore Rd in St. Catharines.

Hike Leader(s): Gary & Donna Sands Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Easy
Distance: 9 km

Description

Mon Aug 2 6

Radial Trail , Hamilton

9:30 AM-12:00 PM

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.

Tue Aug 2 7

Short Hills - Wiley Road Entrance

9:00 AM-10:30 AM

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

Tue Aug 2 7

Devil's Glen, Map 22

9:30 AM-2:30 PM

Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps): Parking lot at km 30.1 Map 22.Take Hwy 10 North. At Primrose turn left then in 5 km turn right on County Rd. 124. Follow for 30 km. In Singhampton turn right and follow #124 for 4 km to parking on the right. Leader’s cell phone 905-301-4091.
Hike Leader(s): Peter Leeney Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing

Description

We will follow the Main Trail south then return on the Mad River Side Trail to our starting point. There is no dropout point. No dogs please. There will be a refreshment/pub stop afterwards.

Tue Aug 2 7

Tuesday Evening Not-the-Bruce Trail Hike

7:00 PM-8:45 PM

Hosting Club: Iroquoia

Location: Westdale in Hamilton

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

Description

We’ll hike the trails of Hamilton’s Westdale area starting from the parking lot nearest the front door of Christ the King Cathedral on King St. W. Wear boots and bring water. A pub stop will follow.
Leader: Richard Reble at reblerichard@gmail.com

Wed Aug 2 8

Short Hills

9:00 AM-10:30 AM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Hike
Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Pelham Road entrance of Short Hills Provincial Park.
Hike Leader(s): Gary & Donna Sands Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 9 km

Description

Wed Aug 2 8

Hikers R Us- Terra Cotta to the Badlands

9:00 AM-2:30 PM

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Hikers R Us
Location: Depart: 9:00 am Car pool: Meet at the car pool lot on Hwy 25 south of the 401. Hwy 25 (Martin St) or Hwy 401 eastbound offramp. 43.5270110, -79.9036470. Hike meet place: Approx. 9:30 am at roadside parking on Boston Mills Rd. just west of the Mississauga Road intersection (note: driveway is private property). Map 14 km. 47.8 GPS Coordinates: 43.754003, 79.948131

Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 12 km

Description

Depart: 9:00 am Car pool: Meet at the car pool lot on Hwy 25 south of the 401. Hwy 25 (Martin St) or Hwy 401 eastbound offramp.

43.5270110, -79.9036470

Hike meet place: Approx. 9:30 at roadside parking on Boston Mills Rd. just west of the Mississauga Road intersection (note:

driveway is private property). Map 14 km. 47.8  Ed. 29 GPS Coordinates: 43.754003, 79.948131

The hike will take in parts of the main trail, Rockside side trail, Caledon Trailway, Winston Churchill side trail.

There will be time to visit Spirit Tree Estates Cidery. They have an excellent bakery. Hiking boots, water, lunch/snack, bug spray, sunscreen.

No dogs please.

Please pre-register for the hike with the hike leader.

Hike Leader: Charlotte Stewart stewchar01@gmail.com 905-906-0519 (cell/text)

Wed Aug 2 8

Nottawasaga Bluffs Hike

9:00 AM

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): Mary Jane McIntyre Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 6-8 km

Description

We will carpool to the parking lot at 15 / 16 Side Road in Singhampton for a tour of the Nottawasaga Bluffs. The hike is fairly
flat and the area is mostly wooded, and there are many great
views. Bring a beverage and a snack.

Wed Aug 2 8

Sydenham Owen Sound Loop

9:00 AM

Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

Location (Google Maps): Map 32 Meet at the parking lot at the Inglis Falls Conservation Area, fee applies, (north of County Road 18 off Inglis Falls Road) at km 95.4
Hike Leader(s): Maureen McFarland Click here to contact leader to register; registered hikers will be contacted about cancellations.
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Length of Hike: 12 km

Description

We will hike the main trail, Harrison Park, Palisades and Raven’s Nest side trails.  There will be a short detour to visit Weavers’ Creek Falls.  Bring snacks and sufficient water.

Hosting Club: Sydenham
Category: General Hike
Location: Meet in the parking lot at Inglis Falls Conservation Area. This is north of Grey Rd 18 on Inglis Falls Road near Owen Sound. There is an entrance fee.
This location is at 95.4 on Map 32.
Hike Leader(s): Maureen McFarland Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium: 3 to 4 km/h
Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing, Strenuous: Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing.
Distance: 12 km

Description

This hike will include the main Bruce Trail and the Palisades & Raven’s Nest Side Trails. Also there will be a short detour to visit Weaver’s Falls. Bring snacks and sufficient water. This hike will be shared with the Beaver Valley Bruce Trail Club.

Register with the hike leader: Maureen McFarland at  maureen.mcfarland@gmail.com  or 647-918-4180

Wed Aug 2 8

Good Companions - McCormack Trail

9:30 AM-12:00 PM

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Good Companions
Location: Davidson Blvd, Dundas. Map 8. 43.2652090/-79.9905384

Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 6 km

Description

Meet at Davidson Blvd Side Trail. We will hike west along the main trail and then loop around the McCormack Trail (Dundas Valley CA). This is a short hike and includes two short but steep hills. Beautiful views of Dundas Valley and the Escarpment.

Directions: Take Governors Rd west from Dundas. Turn right on Davidson Blvd. Take Davidson Blvd north until it intersects with Newcombe Rd. The side trail is at this intersection.

Hike Leader: Mary Rose. termarintl@cogeco.ca 905-637-2918

Wed Aug 2 8

Walk for Health and Fun - West Hamilton

7:00 PM-9:00 PM

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

Thu Aug 2 9

Jordan

9:00 AM-10:30 AM

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

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Thursday Group
Location (Google Maps): Enter Kelso Conservation Area (Halton Parks pass or fee applies) 5234 Kelso Rd, Milton

Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 8 km

Description

Enter Kelso Conservation Area off Tremaine Rd and park by Halton Regional Museum. We will hike the main Bruce Trail by the Lime Kiln Ruins and along Escarpment Trail and follow main trail until we come back down the escarpment to parking lot. No dogs please. Bring hat, sunscreen, water, snack/lunch. Refreshment/pub stop afterwards.
stevenwhite901@gmail.com or text 289-242-9415 (Loops and Lattes Halton Hike 25)

Fri Aug 3 0

NOTL Loop - Urban Hike

9:00 AM-10:30 AM

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

Pace: Medium
Terrain: Easy
Distance: 9 km

Description

Fri Aug 3 0

Changing Light Series Hike # 3

7:00 PM-9:00 PM

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. Bring water, sturdy footwear, bug spray, HEADLAMP.

Fri Aug 3 0

Burlington Waterfront Evening Hike

7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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

Hosting Club: Beaver Valley
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Sat Aug 3 1

Ganaraska Trail End to End - Cancelled

6:30 AM-5:30 PM

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

Sat Aug 3 1

Kinsmen Park In & Out

9:00 AM-11:00 AM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Loop
Location (Google Maps): Meet at Kinsmen Park, Beamsville. (Map 4, km 66.9)

Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 9 km

Description

Sat Aug 3 1

Jordan Loop

9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Hike
Location (Google Maps): Meet in the parking lot near Bailey Bridge, just west of 21st street. (Map 4).
Hike Leader(s): Diane Marlatt Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate

Description

Sat Aug 3 1

Climb the Pretty River Valley

9:00 AM

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): Tom Kemp Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr
Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 10 km

Description

We will carpool to the snowmobilers car park on 33/34 sideroad
in the Blue Mountains section. We will hike through the Pretty
River Valley Provincial Park, climbing steadily to enjoy the views
from the escarpment ridge. We will afterwards return to the cars
by a different route. Bring water and a snack.

Sat Aug 3 1

Pretty River Valley

9:00 AM

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): Isabelle Mikosza Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 5 km

Description

We will carpool to the Pretty River Valley Road, parking on the
road near the access trail to km 47.1 of the Bruce Trail. We will
hike to km 49.1, then return to the cars via the Pretty River Side
Trail. Bring water and a snack.