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  • Primrose Loop Side Trails
    9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    09/01/2020

    Click here to register for this hike (8 spots remaining)

    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: Tuesday Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Dufferin Hi-Land, Map 20. Meet at roadside parking on County Rd 19 (Prince of Wales Rd), 1.5 km north of Hwy 89, where the Primrose Side Trail crosses.
    Hike Leader(s): Les Babbage;Inge Eckerich; Bob Slack Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 5.5 km

    Description

    We will hike the side trail loop west of Dufferin Rd 19 and up and back to the intersection with the Main Trail.

  • Coveney’s Hill/Knapp/McIver Loop
    10:00 AM
    09/01/2020

    Click here to register for this hike (92 spots remaining)

    Hosting Club: Peninsula

    Location (Google Maps): Coveney’s Rd parking at Coveney’s Hill (near km 21)
    Hike Leader(s): Harriet Nixon Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 7.6

    Description

    Easy/ moderate hike along Coveney’s Side Trail, main Bruce Trail and McIver Side Trail with a chance to view McIver Pond and Knapp Lookout. Bring your own water, snacks and lunch.

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  • Lynn Valley Trail, Simcoe to Port Dover and back
    9:00 AM-3:30 PM
    09/02/2020

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia

    Location (Google Maps): Simcoe Memorial Park, 273 Owen Street, Simcoe

    Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
    Distance: 14-16 km

    Description

    We will hike on the Lynn Valley Trail to Port Dover for lunch (fish and chips anyone?), then hike back to our cars. In memory of Mickey Macdonald, who lead this enjoyable hike the first time I did it.

  • Full Moon Hike
    7:00 PM
    09/02/2020

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    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: An evening walk.
    Location (Google Maps): 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): Harriet Nixon Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium: 3 to 4 km/h
    Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing

    Description

    We will explore the City of Owen Sound for a couple of hours under the full “Corn Moon”. For further information contact Hike Leader Harriet Nixon at harrietnixon@bmts.com or 519-371-4064 (H) or 519-373-6598 (C)

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  • E2E #3 of 10 – Quarry to Sixth
    8:00 AM-2:00 PM
    09/05/2020

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Quarry Rd
    Hike Leader(s): Margaret Northfield Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Fast
    Terrain: Strenuous
    Distance: 22 km

    Description

    Hike the entire Niagara Section over 10 weeks.  Due to Covid19, we will be completing this as a series of in and out hikes.  This series will start in Grimsby and end in Queenston (83km).  Upon successfully completing the entire Niagara section you can purchase a Niagara e2e badge.

    Meet at Quarry Rd, Beamsville and hike to Sixth Ave, Ball’s Falls and back.

    We recommend that you bring extra water, snacks and poles.

  • Dufferin Hi-Land Side Trails, Hike 1 of 7
    9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    09/05/2020

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    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Map 20. Meet at roadside parking on Centre Rd (km 34.9), just north of River Rd in Kilgorie. From Hwy 10 and 89, continue north on Dufferin Rd 19 (Prince of Wales Rd) to junction with River Rd. Turn right/east and drive to Centre Rd. Turn right and park on the west shoulder just past the community mail box.
    Hike Leader(s): Les Babbage; Nancy Morgan Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 7 km

    Description

    This series of loop or in-and-back hikes will explore all of the side trails in the section. Hikers completing all 7 hikes will be eligible for the Dufferin Hi-Land Side Trails Badge.

    Today we will hike a loop consisting of the Main Trail and Bell Lookout, Meladonna and Kilgorie Side Trails. Bring water and snacks.

  • Silent Valley
    10:00 AM
    09/05/2020

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    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Parking area at the north end of 2nd Concession S. off Grey Rd. 18
    Hike Leader(s): Danuta Valleau Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium: 3 to 4 km/h
    Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing
    Distance: approx 6 km

    Description

    Silent Valley Nature Reserve is the sheltered site that includes the remains of an old barn, stone fences and dug well from original Wilson Homestead, signs of glacer meltwater erosion and a variety of fossils 430 M yrs old. The side trail loops into the main trail which climbs and traverses a section of the escarpment. Map 30.

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  • Beeton Forest
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    09/06/2020

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    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): 7th Line, New Tecumseth, just south of Beeton.
    Hike Leader(s): David Francis Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 5 km

    Description

    Loop hike around historic Beeton Forest. Several hills and beaver dam crossing.

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  • MONDAY MORNING – Radial trail weekly loop hike
    9:30 AM-11:30 AM
    09/07/2020

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): CHEDOKE GOLF CLUB PARKING LOT HAMILTON.
    Hike Leader(s): Daljeet Juneja Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing

    Description

  • Silent Night Hike
    9:00 PM-10:45 AM
    09/07/2020

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Night
    Location (Google Maps): Jordan Hollow Park
    Hike Leader(s): Alan Laver Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 7k

    Description

    This will be a silent outward hike to allow hikers to take in the sounds and sights of the Trail. Share your experiences on the way back. It is scheduled 2 days before the full harvest moon.   Bring Headlamp,Bug Spray.   This hike will count towards the night hike badge.

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  • Hockley Valley – South Side
    9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    09/08/2020

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    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: Tuesday Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Caledon Hills, Map 18. Meet at parking lot on east side of 5th Line EHS, Mono, just south of Hockley Rd.
    Hike Leader(s): Les Babbage;Inge Eckerich; Bob Slack Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Strenuous
    Distance: 5.7 km

    Description

    We will hike the Main Trail and Hemlock Ridge, Glacier Valley and Griffith Ravine Side Trails between km 50.4 and km 55.2.

  • Forest Bathing Walk
    10:30 AM
    09/08/2020

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    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: Health & Nature Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Tourist office parking Lot, north of Springmount on the east side of Hwy 6 (just north of where Hwy 6 and County Road 21 meet) #717975,
    Hike Leader(s): Marie Knapp Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely: 3 km/h or less
    Terrain: Easy: Mostly flat and good footing.
    Distance: approx 1.3 km

    Description

    This slow Forest Bathing walk in nature will offer you an explanation of the benefits of walking in nature and connecting with the forest, 5 different “invitations” (Forest bathing experiences), and quiet contemplative times interspersed with brief discussion opportunities.  Maximum 8 people.  You will be contacted in case of a necessary change in time or location.  This is NOT a hike, but a guided meditative walk over 1 to 2 KM and taking 1 1/2 hours.

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  • E2E #4 of 10 – Rockway to Sixth
    8:00 AM-2:00 PM
    09/12/2020

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Rockway Community Centre
    Hike Leader(s): Margaret Northfield Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Fast
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 22km

    Description

    Hike the entire Niagara Section over 10 weeks.  Due to Covid19, we will be completing this as a series of in and out hikes.  This series will start in Grimsby and end in Queenston (83km).  Upon successfully completing the entire Niagara section you can purchase a Niagara e2e badge.

    Meet at Rockway Community Centre, 2021 Pelham Rd, St Catharines.  Hike to Sixth Ave, Balls Falls and back along the road.

    We recommend that you bring extra water, snacks and poles.

  • Dufferin Hi-Land Side Trails, Hike 2 of 7
    9:30 AM-12:30 PM
    09/12/2020

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    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Map 20. Meet at Rock Hill parking lot (km 29.4) on 1st Line E, Mulmur, just south of Dufferin Rd 17/10 Sideroad, about 5 km north of Hwy 89.
    Hike Leader(s): Les Babbage;Nancy Morgan Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Strenuous
    Distance: 9 km

    Description

    This series of loop or in-and-back hikes will explore all of the side trails in the section. Hikers completing all 7 hikes will be eligible for the Dufferin Hi-Land Side Trails Badge.

    We will hike a loop consisting of the Main Trail and Bell Lookout, Meladonna and Kilgorie Side Trails. Bring water and snacks.

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  • Rural Rocks and Obese Side Trails
    1:15 PM
    09/13/2020

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    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Parking area just north of County Road 13/Jenny Street, Wiarton
    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: 4.2 km

    Description

    This hike has a variety of interesting terrain, from large boulders and crevices to wetlands and a pond.  The first section of this trail is challenging, with a lot of climbing up, over and down large rocks.  Map 35.  For more information, call or text 647-918-4180.

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  • Dundas Valley Headwaters
    9:00 AM-1:30 PM
    09/14/2020

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Happy Wanderers
    Location (Google Maps): Dundas Valley Trail Centre
    Hike Leader(s): Wayne Riley Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr, Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 14 km

    Description

    We will meet at the Dundas Valley Trail Centre parking lot ( fee applies) and hike the main trail to the Headwaters Trail and back

    Pace will be a mix of moderate and brisk depending on the terrain

    Hike leader: Wayne Riley  RSVP thru the hike calendar

    Bring lunch, water, hiking boots, insect repellent, hand sanitizer, a mask, no dogs please

    HAND SANITIZER AND MASK  ARE  MANDATORY   ( mask is not mandatory to wear but must be available )

    Cancellations the morning of the hike please call my cell 289 456 3498

     

  • MONDAY MORNING – Radial trail weekly loop hike
    9:30 AM-11:30 AM
    09/14/2020

    Click here to register for this hike (6 spots remaining)

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): CHEDOKE GOLF CLUB PARKING LOT HAMILTON.
    Hike Leader(s): Daljeet Juneja Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing

    Description

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  • Mono Cliffs – McCarston’s Lake/Lookout Loop
    9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    09/15/2020

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    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: Tuesday Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Dufferin Hi-Land, Map 19. Meet at roadside parking at end of 2nd Line EHS, .8 km north of Mono Centre, opposite entrance to Mono Cliffs Outdoor Education Centre.
    Hike Leader(s): Les Babbage;Inge Eckerich; Bob Slack Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 5.5 km

    Description

    We will hike a loop consisting of the Main Trail and McCarston Lake, Lookout, Clifftop and Walter Tovell Side Trails.

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  • Mono Cliffs
    9:30 AM-2:30 PM
    09/16/2020

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Hikers R Us
    Location (Google Maps): Mono Cliffs Map 19
    Hike Leader(s): Wayne Riley Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr, Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 16 k km

    Description

    We will meet at the Mono Community Centre gravel parking lot then hike the Walter Towell, Splitrock, Lookout ST’s and interconnecting parts of the main trail

    Hike leader: Wayne Riley  RSVP thru the hike calendar

    Cancellations the morning of the hike call my cell 289-456-3498

    Bring water, lunch, hiking boots, sunscreen, insect repellent and no dogs please

    HAND SANITIZER AND MASK ARE MANDATORY (mask is not mandatory to wear but must be available)

    I will advise the responders if there will be a meet place in Milton for carpooling to the hike site

     

  • Westfield Village
    10:30 AM-12:30 PM
    09/16/2020

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Good Companions
    Location (Google Maps): Westfield Historical Village, 1049 Kirkwall Rd Ontario
    Hike Leader(s): Lorraine Sherred Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
    Distance: around 7Km.

    Description

    Explore the hidden trails in Westfield Village. We will walk through the Historical Village as well as a trail system behind the village.  Please bring water and a snack or lunch to eat in the park. Bug spray is also recommended. You are required to bring a mask and hand sanitizer. Hamilton Conservation Authority parking rules apply. With pass Free. $10 per car if you do not have a pass. Registration is online.

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  • John Appleton and Beth Gillespie Loops (Peninsula section)
    10:00 AM
    09/17/2020

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    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): BTC parking area on the east side of County Road 9 just south of West Shore Road in Barrow Bay (km 67.2 on Map 38)
    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: 8 kms

    Description

    We will walk south on the road to access the main trail.  From there we will take the John Appleton and Beth Gillespie Side Trails to the main trail.  For the energetic, there will be an opportunity to climb the newly built staircase (completed June 2020) down the escarpment and back up again.  We return via the main trail.  There are a number of beautiful lookouts over Barrow Bay and Little Lake.  For more information, call or text 647-918-4180.

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  • E2E #5 of 10 – Rockway to Short Hills
    8:00 AM-1:00 PM
    09/19/2020

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Rockway Community Centre
    Hike Leader(s): Margaret Northfield Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Fast
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 17km

    Description

    Hike the entire Niagara Section over 10 weeks.  Due to Covid19, we will be completing this as a series of in and out hikes.  This series will start in Grimsby and end in Queenston (83km).  Upon successfully completing the entire Niagara section you can purchase a Niagara e2e badge.

    Meet at Rockway Community Centre 2021 Pelham Rd, St Catharines.  Hike to bottom of Wiley Rd, Short Hills Provincial Park and back.

    We recommend that you bring extra water, snacks and poles.

  • History of the Sixteen
    9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    09/19/2020

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Oakville

    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
    Distance: Approx. 9 km.

    Description

    Come explore the beautiful Sixteen Mile Creek Valley and also learn some of the early history of this area. Mills, a small settlement, road development; all played a part in the early years of this part of Oakville. Bring water, a snack, small first aid kit, hand sanitizer and a mask. Meet at the southeast corner at River Glen Blvd. and Neyagawa near the baseball diamond. Hike starts at 9:30 am. Optional refreshment stop afterwards.
    Leader: Anne Armstrong 905 337 3937 hikingrandma@gmail.com

  • Dufferin Hi-Land Loop
    9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    09/19/2020

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    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Map 21: Meet at roadside parking at Km 41.7, Prince of Wales Rd and 20 Sideroad.
    Hike Leader(s): Lynda Vera, Helen Bailey Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Dependent on Conditions, Moderate, Slippery and Steep Sections
    Distance: Approx 9k

    Description

    Main Trail Hike – northbound to Km 47.4.  Return to start via Centre Road and 20 Sideroad.

    Main Trail follows a fairly steep climb on 20 Sideroad, turns north into hardwood forest, runs along a ridge with distant views of farm fields and wind farms, crosses Prince of Wales Rd to follow a small creek bed along a rocky section, hardwood forest and open meadow.

    Return walk is via picturesque country roads, south on Centre Road, west on 20 Sideroad to starting point.

    Note: Dogs are not permitted on this hike because of grazing cattle.

  • Kemble Rock Reserve loops
    10:00 AM
    09/19/2020

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    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Roadside parking at the corner of Taylor Sideroad and Cole’s Sideroad (km 138.3).
    Hike Leader(s): Carol Mullin Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium: 3 to 4 km/h
    Terrain: Strenuous: Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing.

    Description

    We will explore above and below the escarpment including the lookout and  Mystery Cabin sidetrail.  If the group wishes, we could lengthen the hike to include some of Kemble Wetlands.  Map 34.  Approx 2-2.5 hours.

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  • Hockley Valley – Glen Cross/Isabel East
    9:30 AM-11:30 AM
    09/22/2020

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    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: Tuesday Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Caledon Hills, Map 18. Meet at roadside parking on the east side of 3rd Line EHS, Mono, about 1 km north of Hockley Rd.
    Hike Leader(s): Les Babbage;Inge Eckerich; Bob Slack Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Strenuous
    Distance: 4.1 km

    Description

    We will hike the Glen Cross and Isabel East Side Trails loop.

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  • 14 Mile Creek loop
    9:00 AM-12:45 PM
    09/24/2020

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Hikers R Us
    Location (Google Maps): Glen Abbey Recreation Centre
    1415 Third Line, Oakville
    Hike Leader(s): Norman Young 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

    Meet at the south end of the parking lot for  a loop hike along the 14 mile Creek and back by the McCraney Trail.

    Bring water, sunscreen, snack/lunch etc.  YOU MUST BE SELF SUFFICIENT. Mask and hand sanitizer must be with you

     

  • Thursday Group – Trails of Sixteen Mile Creek
    9:30 AM-12:30 PM
    09/24/2020

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Thursday Group
    Location (Google Maps): Sixteen Hollow Park, Oakville
    Hike Leader(s): Norman Young Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing

    Description

    Bring water, sunscreen, snack etc YOU MUST BE SELF SUFFICIENT. Mask and sanitizer must be with you

    Norman Young   mny176@outlook.com   905 845 0939  cell 905 330 6605

     

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  • Boyne Valley Side Trail Loop
    9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    09/29/2020

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    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: Tuesday Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Dufferin Hi-Land, Map 20. Meet at roadside parking at end of Centre Road, south of 5 Sideroad, 100 metres north of km 18.7.
    Hike Leader(s): Les Babbage;Inge Eckerich; Bob Slack Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 6.3 or 2.6 km

    Description

    We will hike a loop consisting of the Main Trail and Boyne Valley Side Trail. Shorter hike returns to parking from Boyne River bridges by way of road allowance.

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  • Above Colpoy’s Bay loop
    1:30 PM
    09/30/2020

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    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Georgian Buffs – Roadside parking on Gleason Lake Rd. where it turns east (north of Concession 24)
    Hike Leader(s): Bill Snel Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely: 3 km/h or less
    Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing
    Distance: 6.5 km

    Description

    Curly Harnden Side Trail, main trail and Len Holley Side Trail. Nice views of Colpoy’s Bay from the main trail section.  Map 35.

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