Beaver Valley

Cancellation Notice

All organized hikes across all 9 Bruce Trail Clubs have been cancelled until at least June 30, 2020.

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  • 03
    March 3, 2020

    Snowshoe Trout Hollow Trail (with optional potluck to follow)

    2:00 PM
    03/03/2020

    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

  • 07
    March 7, 2020

    Snowshoeing with Stella - Kolapore

    10:00 AM
    03/07/2020

    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

  • 09
    March 9, 2020

    Full Moon in Kolapore - This outing is a go if the sky is clear.

    6:30 PM
    03/09/2020

    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.

  • 10
    March 10, 2020

    Snowshoe Quiet Valley/Epping Area (with optional Soup's On to follow)

    10:00 AM
    03/10/2020

    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

  • 18
    March 18, 2020

    Cancelled - Snowshoe Hogg's Falls Loops

    1:00 PM
    03/18/2020

    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