Caledon Hills

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  • The Forest & Stones Speak – Forest Bathing & Historical Hike
    9:00 AM-1:30 PM
    07/01/2024

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    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: Nature Walks
    Location (Google Maps): Depart from Riverside Woods parking lot, Map 18, (BTC Ref Guide) off the 1st Line EHS. From Highway 10, take Hockley Valley Rd. East. Turn right onto the 5 Sideroad and then left or north on 1st Line EHS to the parking lot.

    Hike Leader(s): Janice McClelland and Dan Revington Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely – 3 km/hour or less
    Terrain: Moderate – some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 6.5 km

    Description

    We begin our walk on the Goodyear Memorial Side Trail, absorbing nature as we walk quietly under the forest cover.  Then follow the Rushing River Side Trail down and  back from the Nottawasaga River.  The Goodyear Memorial Side Trail continues to lead us on through forest to the 2nd Line where we follow the main Bruce Trail to the Vineyard View Side Trail breathing in the view. Our return journey includes the vistas of the Upland Side Trail.  On this Canada Day, we will share information and stories of the stone house built in 1857 – standing today, 167 years later –  a house that received its historical designation in 2024!

    Please bring water and carry a lunch.  (Options may include a “picnic” lunch towards the end of the walk.)

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  • Caledon Hills End-to-End Hike 1 of 6
    9:15 AM-2:30 PM
    07/04/2024

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    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: End-to-End
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at 9:15 am at the Hockley Road parking area, km 61.1. Shuttle to start at Mono Centre.

    Hike Leader(s): Nancy Mooney Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hour
    Terrain: Moderate – some hills and/or some poor footing, Strenuous – hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
    Distance: 72.4 – 61.1 + 0.750 and 0.250 side trails and road = 12.3 km total

    Description

    This is the first hike in the series going from the north to the south of the Caledon Hills section.  The trail will take us through the Whitetail Refuge Nature Reserve, up and down hills, over bridges, and through the Hockley Valley Provincial Nature Reserve.

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  • Paid Outing Bus Hike Bus Hike: Caledon E2E Hike #3 of 5
    8:30 AM-5:00 PM
    07/06/2024

    Trip Information
    Departure Time: 08:30
    Return to City Time: 17:00
    Departure Point: Kipling Departure Point

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    Optional Items

    Hosting Club: Toronto, Caledon Hills
    Category: Bus Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Innis Lake Road, Caledon East, ON

    Hike Leader(s): Sajedeh Zahraei, Celia Ho Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Variable
    Distance: 13.9 Km

    Description

    Maps 17-18, km 31.6 – km 44.3 (12.7 km)
    Starting Point: Roadside Parking – km 31.6 (on Innis Lake Rd, north of Finnerty Sideroad) (43.918917°N 79.909387°W)
    Drop-out Point: 7th Line Parking Area – km 42.2 (located off the 7th Line immediately east of Airport Rd.) (43.960477°N 79.979773°W)
    End Point: Parking Area – Mono 5 Sideroad – km 44.3 (on the north side of the road where the Trail crosses) (43.974055°N 79.984988°W)

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  • Mono Centre North & South Loop Hike
    9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    07/09/2024

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    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: Tuesday Hikers
    Location (Google Maps): Take Hwy 10 north of Orangeville about 4-5 km to Camilla, aka the Mono Centre Road, turn east and continue on this road until you reach Mono Centre. Start at Mono Community Centre parking Lot, west of km 72.2, 200 m south of Mono Centre.

    Hike Leader(s): Jim Garrow Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hour
    Terrain: Easy – mostly flat and usually good footing
    Distance: Approx. 8 km

    Description

    Hike will start at Mono Community Centre on the main Bruce Trail south to the Turnbull, Springwater, and Whitetail Refuge Side Trails, then north on 3rd Line a short distance to South Outlier Loop Side Trail returning to Mono Community Centre on the main Bruce Trail. Bring  water and snacks. No dogs please.

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  • Caledon Hills End-to-End Hike 2 of 6
    9:15 AM-4:00 PM
    07/11/2024

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    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: End-to-End
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Mono 5 Sideroad parking, km 45.4, where the trail crosses. Shuttle to start at Hockley Rd.

    Hike Leader(s): Nancy Mooney Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hour
    Terrain: Moderate – some hills and/or some poor footing, Strenuous – hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
    Distance: 61.1 – 45.4 + 0.250 from parking = 16 km total

    Description

    This is the second hike in the series and takes us through the Hockley Valley Resort, pine plantations, hills and valleys.  ***Please bring more than enough water for a long July hike!

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  • Paid Outing Bus Hike Bus Hike: Caledon E2E Hike #4 of 5
    8:30 AM-5:00 PM
    07/13/2024

    Trip Information
    Departure Time: 08:30
    Return to City Time: 17:00
    Departure Point: Kipling Departure Point

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    Optional Items

    Hosting Club: Toronto, Caledon Hills
    Category: Bus Hike
    Location (Google Maps): 5 Sideroad, Mono

    Hike Leader(s): Sajedeh Zahraei; Celia Ho Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Variable
    Distance: 15.7 Km

    Description

    Maps 18, km 44.3 – km 60.1 (15.8 km)
    Starting Point: Parking Area – Mono 5 Sideroad – km 44.3 (on the north side of the road where the Trail crosses) (43.974055°N 79.984988°W)
    Drop-out Point: Roadside Parking – km 53.9 (on 4th Line EHS at the entrance to the Peter Beecham Side Trail) (43.976327°N 80.026621°W)
    End Point: Hockley Road Parking Area – km 60.1 (located on the north side of Hockley Rd at the Hockley Road Side Trail) (43.972857°N 80.056330°W)

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  • Scotsdale Farm to Silver Creek Loop
    9:30 AM-2:00 AM
    07/16/2024

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    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: Tuesday Hikers
    Location (Google Maps): Main Parking area at Scotsdale Farm near the main house

    Hike Leader(s): Jennie Greenfield Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hour
    Terrain: Moderate – some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 11.5 km

    Description

    We will hike the Bennett Heritage Trail, Main Trail, Maureen Smith and Irwin Quarry Side Trails from Scotsdale Farm to Silver Creek Conservation Area and back. The hike will start on the farm lane heading past the heritage buildings and barn at Scotsdale Farm. Most of the hike will be in the forest, at times following the edge of the escarpment with a few ups and downs and rocky sections.

    There will be stops for water breaks along the way and a longer snack / lunch break later in the hike. Bring plenty of water, lunch, sunscreen, and bug repellent. Hiking boots required, poles recommended.  Please dress appropriately for weather conditions.

  • True Bugs, Arthropods and the Food Web
    9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    07/16/2024

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    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: Nature Walks
    Location (Google Maps): Riverside Woods Nature Reserve. Meet at Bruce Trail parking lot, 1st Line EHS (N 43.959916, W 80.070494) between 5 Sideroad and Hockley Road.

    Hike Leader(s): Jim Chaput Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely – 3 km/hour or less
    Terrain: Moderate – some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: approximately 3.3 km

    Description

    From our meeting point, we will begin our exploration of the insects and arthropods that inhabit the Riverside Woods Nature Reserve following the Goodyear Memorial ST down towards Rushing River ST where we’ll highlight the importance of aquatic invertebrates to the food web and how they act as critical bioindicators for environmental health. As we ascend back up to the Goodyear ST, we’ll pass through forests and meadows and loop back via the Upland ST where a variety of important arthropod habitats exist. By then you will have learned what a true bug is and how they differ from other insects! Mosquito repellent and/or mosquito net is recommended even though we want to find and see as many other insects as possible.

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  • Caledon Hills End-to-End Hike 3 of 6
    9:15 AM-1:00 PM
    07/18/2024

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    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: End-to-End
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Innis Lake Rd., north of Finnerty Sideroad, km 31.5. More parking is available on the south shoulder of Finnerty Sideroad east of Innis Lake Rd. Shuttle to start at Mono 5 Sideroad.

    Hike Leader(s): Nancy Mooney Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hour
    Terrain: Moderate – some hills and/or some poor footing, Strenuous – hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
    Distance: 45.4 – 31.5 = 13.9 km total

    Description

    This is the third hike in the series and takes us along the Humber River, through Glen Haffy Conservation Area and into “the Dingle”.

  • Citizen Science Nature Walk
    9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    07/18/2024

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    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: Nature Walks
    Location (Google Maps): Riverside Woods Nature Reserve

    Hike Leader(s): Gary Hall Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely – 3 km/hour or less
    Terrain: Easy – mostly flat and usually good footing

    Description

    This Nature Walk will take place on the Riverside Woods property off the 1st Line East of Mono. Before embarking on our walk, there will be a short instructional component on how to use the iNaturalist App to record your sightings of flora and fauna along the trail. Participants will also learn how to attach their observations to the Bruce Trail Project on iNaturalist. A short nature walk will follow where you will be encouraged to record 10 observations to iNaturalist. This session will start you on your way to earning the Caledon Hills BTC Citizen Scientist Badge. Members of all clubs are eligible to earn this badge. It would help if you downloaded the iNaturalist App and set up an account prior to joining this nature walk. If you are unable to do this, no worries, help will be available before embarking on the walk.

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  • Car Hike: Hockley Valley!
    8:30 AM-2:30 PM
    07/20/2024

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    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: General
    Location (Google Maps): Hockley Valley Nature Preserve, Map 18. To reach the meeting point, drive north on Hwy 10 from Orangeville and turn right onto Hockley Road. Continue approximately 5 km east until you see the parking area on your left, directly across the road from the Black Birch restaurant.

    Hike Leader(s): Dylan “Lana” Hubbard Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hour
    Terrain: Strenuous – hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
    Distance: 14 km

    Description

    Join us for a 14 km hike through the Nature Preserve, known for being one of the most challenging and hilly sections of the Bruce Trail. Get ready for a workout, After the hike, those interested are welcome to join me at the Hockley Valley Resort for refreshments.

    We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment. This hike is an 2SLGBTQIA+ safe space, and everyone is welcome to join us!

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  • Caledon Hills End-to-End Hike 4 of 6
    9:15 AM-2:30 PM
    07/25/2024

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    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: End-to-End
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Willoughby Rd. and Escarpment Sideroad, km 15.9. Shuttle to start at Innis Lake Rd.

    Hike Leader(s): Nancy Mooney Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hour
    Terrain: Easy – mostly flat and usually good footing, Moderate – some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 31.5 – 15.9 = 15.6 km total.

    Description

    This is the fourth hike of the series and involves a lot of road walking but with good views toward Lake Ontario and the GTA. The trail takes us along the Paris Moraine, and through a tunnel under Hurontario Street.

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  • Car Hike: Scotsdale Farm!
    8:30 AM-1:45 PM
    07/27/2024

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    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: General
    Location (Google Maps): Scotsdale Farm, Map 13. Directions; from Highway 401, head north on Trafalgar Road past Georgetown. Trafalgar briefly merges with Highway 7 for about 3 km before separating to the right at the village of Silver Creek. At the stop light in Silver Creek, continue north on Trafalgar Road for about 1 km to the entrance of Scotsdale Farm on your right. Drive in about half a kilometre to reach the parking area.

    Hike Leader(s): Dylan “Lana” Hubbard 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

    Description

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    Join us for a loop hike along the main Bruce Trail and various side trails, including the scenic Great Esker Side Trail. After the hike, everyone is welcome to gather at the Shepard’s Crook in Georgetown for refreshments.

    We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment. This hike is an LGBTQ+ safe space, and everyone is welcome to join us.

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  • 60 for the 60th Anniversary Badge Hike Series – #6 of 10
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    07/30/2024

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    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: General
    Location (Google Maps): Riverside Woods; parking area on the east side of 1st Line EHS, north of 5 Sideroad, Map 18.

    Hike Leader(s): Joyce Redford 416-988-8753 Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

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

    Description

    Join Joyce, Marilyn, and Louise on this 2 hour, 6 km hike which is the 6th in the series of hikes for the new “60 for the 60th Anniversary” badge. We will hike in a shaded area of Riverside Woods to the Nottawasaga River and back. Hike one, a few, or all 10 hikes. Join any hike and make up the rest on your own as long as a record is kept of their hikes to submit on completion to obtain their badge. Participants who complete all 10 hikes will be eligible to purchase the “60 for the 60th” badge.
    Bring poles, and hydration.

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