Beaver Valley

Notice: Hiking Program & COVID-19

Some Bruce Trail Clubs are restarting their hiking program on July 1st. During this time, hikes are for BTC members only and pre-registration is required. Group size is limited to 10.

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< 2020 >
April
  • 04
    April 4, 2020

    Cancelled - Sligo South

    10:00 AM
    04/04/2020

    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet on the shoulder of Sideroad 16C near km 87.9 , access off 7th Line, not Grey Road 7. 16C is not a through road. Map 27
    Hike Leader(s): Glenda Collings Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Length of Hike: 2 hours km

    Description

    This is an in and out hike along the top of the escarpment with views across the valley.  Depending on the winter we have it may be a snowshoe, icer or boot outing.  Please bring appropriate gear.

  • 07
    April 7, 2020

    Cancelled - Webwood Falls to Grey Road 40 (with optional potluck to follow the hike)

    2:00 PM
    04/07/2020

    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet on the shoulder of Sideroad 25, east of Grey Road 7, near km 100.7. Map 27
    Hike Leader(s): Glenda Collings Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Length of Hike: 5 to 6 km

    Description

    This is an out and back hike with great views of Webwood Falls – and the water will be high!  Depending on the winter we have, we may use snowshoes or boots.

    This outing will be followed by a potluck at the home of Diana Dolmer, 152 Slabtown Rd. RR 1 Clarksburg, 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 email or phone,  jddolmer@gmail.com or 519 378 4734. 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.  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
    April 9, 2020

    Cancelled - Beaver Valley Valley West

    10:00 AM
    04/09/2020

    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet at the parking area on Grey Road 30, km 74.8 to car pool to the start of the hike on Johnston’s Road. Map 26
    Hike Leader(s): Glenda Collings Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate, Some steep sections
    Length of Hike: approx. 5 km

    Description

    This hike meanders up and down along the escarpment with views and crossings of spring waterways.  Depending on the winter we have, we may use snowshoes or just boots.  It may be muddy, so gaiters would be a good choice.  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

     

  • 11
    April 11, 2020

    Cancelled - Beaver Valley End to End Apple Badge #1 of 6

    9:00 AM
    04/11/2020

    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet at km 18.4 on the shoulder of 12th Side Road (note that this is the where the trail exits on the north side of the road, not where it enters down the hill at km 19.1) to car shuttle to the beginning of the hike at the end of Maple Lane in Swiss Meadows subdivision (km 0.0). Maps 24 & 25.
    Hike Leader(s): Glenda Collings Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate, Some rocky footing, Some steep sections, Strenuous
    Length of Hike: 18.4 km

    Description

    This is Hike #1 of a 6 hike series to earn the Beaver Valley End to End Apple badge.  We will hike rain or shine (unless there is thunder & lightning).  Depending on the winter we have, be prepared during the early spring for possible snow, mud, ice and high water in some creeks.  Ensure you bring appropriate gear for a variety of conditions, as well as lunch, snacks and water.  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

     

  • 12
    April 12, 2020

    Cancelled - Wodehouse Karst & Bill's Creek

    11:00 AM
    04/12/2020

    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet in the parking area on Sideroad 7A, access from 7th Line, not from Grey Road 7 which is not maintained at this time of year. Map 26
    Hike Leader(s): Claire Ellenwood Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Moderate, Some steep sections
    Length of Hike: Approx. 3 hours km

    Description

    How can you tell which plant is what in the winter? Hoping to get into the forest before it leafs out, we will be looking at bark, bud arrangements on twigs, as well as just where the plant is in the ecosystem which says a lot about narrowing down the species at any time of year. We will be identifying characteristics of some wild native carolinian deciduous forest trees and shrubs.  Our leader Claire, is a local ecosystem restorationist, landscape designer, community greening consultant, and native plant nursery owner. This hike is slow (yes it will be a slower hike as botanists often crawl instead of walk along the Bruce Trail). The hike will go from Sideroad 7A to Bill’s Creek and back. The creek is part of the Wodehouse Karst.  After meandering underground for some time, it gushes out of the cliff face on this hike, down the Beaver Valley slope– a dramatic site especially during spring thaw – a treat for landform enthusiasts to see.

    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