Beaver Valley

Cancellation Notice

All organized hikes across all 9 Bruce Trail Clubs are being cancelled between March 17, 2020 and April 30, 2020.

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Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

Location (Google Maps): Meet at Beautiful Joe Park, 162 Edwin St. Meaford to carpool to the start of the outing on Sideroad 12/13
Hike Leader(s): Glenda Collings Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Length of Hike: 1 1/2 to 2 hours km

Description

This is a historically significant area along the Bighead River in Meaford, once the home and workplace of naturalist John Muir, an early advocate for the preservation of wilderness and co-founder of the Sierra Club.  This outing will be followed by a potluck at the home of Jack and Linda Morgan, 107 Lakeshore Rd. Meaford, arrival 4:30 p.m.  You may participate in both the snowshoeing and the potluck or either one.  Please register for the potluck as well if you intend to attend by emailing the Morgans at jandlmorgan1@gmail.com or by phone 519 538 1115.  Please bring a potluck main dish, salad or dessert.  Also bring your own dishes, cutlery, glass and drink of choice.  Hosts will provide tea and coffee.  Potlucks will be held even in the hike is cancelled.

Participant Guidelines

  1. All kms mentioned are according to maps in Edition 29 of The Bruce Trail Reference.
  2. Please arrive 15 minutes before start of hike.
  3. Participants are expected to wear appropriate attire for the weather and the terrain. In summer, sturdy footwear is necessary. In winter, snowshoes or icers/crampons are needed when conditions dictate. It is a good idea to bring these items if there is snow on the ground and the hike leader will advise you as to the best footwear for the day. Hiking poles are a good idea in any season, especially if the terrain is rocky or slippery. Wearing appropriate clothing and footwear prevents injuries and shows consideration for a safe and positive group hiking experience.
  4. Always carry I.D. and your health card.
  5. Bring sufficient water and snacks (or lunch if indicated).
  6. For spring and summer hikes bring sunscreen and insect repellent.
  7. Please leave dogs at home.
  8. Pace: Leisurely = 3km/hr or less, Medium = 3-4 km/hr, Brisk = 4-5 km/hr, Fast = 5+km/hr

Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Kolapore skiers parking lot on Grey Road 2, 650 m south of the trail. Map 25
Hike Leader(s): Stella Presthus Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Length of Hike: 9 km

Description

We will walk to the start of the outing at km 23.8  for a round trip, in and back.  Snowshoe through old cedar groves, meadows and woodlots, above the cliffs at Metcalfe, with views of Mill Creek Valley.  Please read the participant guidelines below.

Participant Guidelines

  1. All kms mentioned are according to maps in Edition 29 of The Bruce Trail Reference.
  2. Please arrive 15 minutes before start of hike.
  3. Participants are expected to wear appropriate attire for the weather and the terrain. In summer, sturdy footwear is necessary. In winter, snowshoes or icers/crampons are needed when conditions dictate. It is a good idea to bring these items if there is snow on the ground and the hike leader will advise you as to the best footwear for the day. Hiking poles are a good idea in any season, especially if the terrain is rocky or slippery. Wearing appropriate clothing and footwear prevents injuries and shows consideration for a safe and positive group hiking experience.
  4. Always carry I.D. and your health card.
  5. Bring sufficient water and snacks (or lunch if indicated).
  6. For spring and summer hikes bring sunscreen and insect repellent.
  7. Please leave dogs at home.
  8. Pace: Leisurely = 3km/hr or less, Medium = 3-4 km/hr, Brisk = 4-5 km/hr, Fast = 5+km/hr

Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Kolapore skiers parking lot on Grey Road 2, 650 m south of the trail. Map 25
Hike Leader(s): Stella Presthus Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Length of Hike: 9 km

Description

Come out for a beautiful full moon hike through old cedar groves, meadows and woodlots, above the cliffs at Metcalfe.  This hike will only take place if it’s a clear night.  The leader will contact you to cancel if the sky is overcast.  We will walk to the start of the hike at kn 23.8 for a round trip, in and back.

Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

Location (Google Maps): Meeting place to be determined – registrants will be notified of the location upon registration
Hike Leader(s): Norine Baron Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Length of Hike: 1 1/2 to 2 hours km

Description

This is a 1 to 1 1/2 hour outing in the Epping area, taking in the recently acquired Alan property.  There will be an optional “Soup’s On” lunch at the home of the leaders following the outing .  Please bring lunch (sandwich, snack, beverage) and your own dishes/cutlery. A variety of soups will be provided.  Please read the participant guidelines below.

Participant Guidelines

  1. All kms mentioned are according to maps in Edition 29 of The Bruce Trail Reference.
  2. Please arrive 15 minutes before start of hike.
  3. Participants are expected to wear appropriate attire for the weather and the terrain. In summer, sturdy footwear is necessary. In winter, snowshoes or icers/crampons are needed when conditions dictate. It is a good idea to bring these items if there is snow on the ground and the hike leader will advise you as to the best footwear for the day. Hiking poles are a good idea in any season, especially if the terrain is rocky or slippery. Wearing appropriate clothing and footwear prevents injuries and shows consideration for a safe and positive group hiking experience.
  4. Always carry I.D. and your health card.
  5. Bring sufficient water and snacks (or lunch if indicated).
  6. For spring and summer hikes bring sunscreen and insect repellent.
  7. Please leave dogs at home.
  8. Pace: Leisurely = 3km/hr or less, Medium = 3-4 km/hr, Brisk = 4-5 km/hr, Fast = 5+km/hr

Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

Location (Google Maps): Meet in the Hogg’s Falls parking lot at km 63.2 Map 26
Hike Leader(s): Kevin Post Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate, Some steep sections
Length of Hike: approx. 5 km

Description

This is a beautiful snowshoe outing taking in the Lower and Upper Hogg’s Falls Side Trails as well as part of the main trail which passes by Hogg’s Falls itself.  Please read the participant guidelines below.

Participant Guidelines

  1. All kms mentioned are according to maps in Edition 29 of The Bruce Trail Reference.
  2. Please arrive 15 minutes before start of hike.
  3. Participants are expected to wear appropriate attire for the weather and the terrain. In summer, sturdy footwear is necessary. In winter, snowshoes or icers/crampons are needed when conditions dictate. It is a good idea to bring these items if there is snow on the ground and the hike leader will advise you as to the best footwear for the day. Hiking poles are a good idea in any season, especially if the terrain is rocky or slippery. Wearing appropriate clothing and footwear prevents injuries and shows consideration for a safe and positive group hiking experience.
  4. Always carry I.D. and your health card.
  5. Bring sufficient water and snacks (or lunch if indicated).
  6. For spring and summer hikes bring sunscreen and insect repellent.
  7. Please leave dogs at home.
  8. Pace: Leisurely = 3km/hr or less, Medium = 3-4 km/hr, Brisk = 4-5 km/hr, Fast = 5+km/hr

 

Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

Location (Google Maps): Meet on the shoulder at the end of North St. Eugenia,km 54.0, Map 26
Hike Leader(s): Kevin Post Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Length of Hike: approx. 6 km

Description

We will snowshoe through winter woodlands to the penstocks which are part of Ontario Generation Power Generation’s system.  Lake Eugenia was created in 1914 as a result of the Hydro dam and Eugenia Power Station.  Sir Adam Beck officially opened the facility in 1915.  The penstock surge towers rise above the eastern side of the valley and are a familiar sight for those hiking the other side of the valley.  Please read the participant guidelines below.

Participant Guidelines

  1. All kms mentioned are according to maps in Edition 29 of The Bruce Trail Reference.
  2. Please arrive 15 minutes before start of hike.
  3. Participants are expected to wear appropriate attire for the weather and the terrain. In summer, sturdy footwear is necessary. In winter, snowshoes or icers/crampons are needed when conditions dictate. It is a good idea to bring these items if there is snow on the ground and the hike leader will advise you as to the best footwear for the day. Hiking poles are a good idea in any season, especially if the terrain is rocky or slippery. Wearing appropriate clothing and footwear prevents injuries and shows consideration for a safe and positive group hiking experience.
  4. Always carry I.D. and your health card.
  5. Bring sufficient water and snacks (or lunch if indicated).
  6. For spring and summer hikes bring sunscreen and insect repellent.
  7. Please leave dogs at home.
  8. Pace: Leisurely = 3km/hr or less, Medium = 3-4 km/hr, Brisk = 4-5 km/hr, Fast = 5+km/hr

Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Hogg’s Falls parking lot km 63.2, Map 26 to carpool to the start of the outing on Johnston’s Sideroad.
Hike Leader(s): Glenda Collings Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate, Some steep sections, Strenuous
Length of Hike: 7 km

Description

This section of the trail is paired with the Pacific Slope Trail (Sendero Pacifico) leading into the Children’s Eternal Rain Forest in Costa Rica.  The Beaver Valley Bruce Trail Club has taken volunteer groups to Costa Rica a number of times to help build and repair trails.  A rewarding experience for all!      Please read the participant guidelines below.

Participant Guidelines

  1. All kms mentioned are according to maps in Edition 29 of The Bruce Trail Reference.
  2. Please arrive 15 minutes before start of hike.
  3. Participants are expected to wear appropriate attire for the weather and the terrain. In summer, sturdy footwear is necessary. In winter, snowshoes or icers/crampons are needed when conditions dictate. It is a good idea to bring these items if there is snow on the ground and the hike leader will advise you as to the best footwear for the day. Hiking poles are a good idea in any season, especially if the terrain is rocky or slippery. Wearing appropriate clothing and footwear prevents injuries and shows consideration for a safe and positive group hiking experience.
  4. Always carry I.D. and your health card.
  5. Bring sufficient water and snacks (or lunch if indicated).
  6. For spring and summer hikes bring sunscreen and insect repellent.
  7. Please leave dogs at home.
  8. Pace: Leisurely = 3km/hr or less, Medium = 3-4 km/hr, Brisk = 4-5 km/hr, Fast = 5+km/hr