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Dufferin Hi-Land Hike Schedule

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< 2019 >
December
  • 01
    December 1, 2019

    Welsh Tract

    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    12/01/2019

    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Located off Hwy 27 north of Hwy 9. Township of Bradford West Gwillimbury. Turn right onto 12th Line East, just past Pioneer Cemetery going north.
    Hike Leader(s): David Francis Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 5 km

    Description

    Due to warnings of FREEZING RAIN, BLOWING SNOW AND HIGH WINDS, THIS HIKE IS CANCELLED.

    Welsh Tract Loop hike exploring Secret Pond, nice intimate trail that’s concealed through thick forest and has wonderful views.  Muddy sections, so bring waterproof boots. Small parking area at entrance.

  • 03
    December 3, 2019

    Hockley Valley - Glen Cross/Isabel East

    9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    12/03/2019

    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: Tuesday Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Caledon Hills Section, Map 18. Meet at Hockley Rd parking lot, just east of Km 60.1/2nd Line EHS at 9:30 am.
    Hike Leader(s): Les Babbage, Inge Eckerich, Bob Slack Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Strenuous
    Distance: 5.3 km

    Description

    We will car pool to roadside parking where Glen Cross Side Trail meets 3rd Line EHS and hike a loop composed of the Glen Cross and Isabel East Side Trails and the Main Trail.

  • 07
    December 7, 2019

    Black Bank

    9:30 AM-1:30 PM
    12/07/2019

    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Dufferin Hi Land Section, Map 21. Meet at roadside parking on Prince of Wales Rd approximately 1 km south of County Rd 21 (Km 46.2
    ) where the trail leaves the road to the east.
    Hike Leader(s): Pat Foley and Tristan Goguen Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate, Slippery and Steep Sections
    Distance: 9.8 km

    Description

    We will hike out to km 51.1, the unopened 1st Line road allowance, then back to the cars. This hike offers pretty river photo opportunities. Bring, snacks and adequate water. Hiking shoes or boots recommended.

     

  • 10
    December 10, 2019

    Scotsdale Farm

    9:30 AM-1:30 PM
    12/10/2019

    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: Tuesday Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Toronto Section, Map 13. Meet at parking on east side of Party City/Winners building, Hwy 10 and 4th Ave, Orangeville, at 9:30 am or at Scotsdale Farm parking lot, north-east of Trafalgar Rd about 1 km north-west of 27 Sideroad at 10:15 am.
    Hike Leader(s): Les Babbage, Inge Eckerich, Bob Slack Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 8.5 km

    Description

    We will hike a loop consisting of Main, Bennett Heritage and Maureen Smith Side Trails. Route may be shortened depending on weather and trail conditions.

  • 14
    December 14, 2019

    Boyne Valley

    9:30 AM-1:30 PM
    12/14/2019

    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Dufferin Hi Land Section, Map 20. Meet at Hurontario St roadside parking, 40 metres south of Highway 89 (Km 15.2)
    Hike Leader(s): Pat Foley and Tristan Goguen Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Slippery and Steep Sections, Strenuous
    Distance: 8.7 km

    Description

    Loop Hike– We will take the Main Trail to the Boyne Valley Side Trail, looping back on the Main Trail with a side trip up Murphy’s Pinnacle. This hike offers hills, crosses streams, beautiful forests and pretty vistas.  Please bring snacks and adequate water.  Hiking shoes or boots recommended (possibly icers or snowshoes depending on the weather).

  • 17
    December 17, 2019

    Island Lake Loop

    9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    12/17/2019

    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: Tuesday Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Island Lake Conservation Area. Meet at parking on east side of Party City/Winners building at Hwy 10 and 4th Ave, Orangeville at 9:30 am.
    Hike Leader(s): Les Babbage, Inge Eckerich, Bob Slack Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 8.5 km

    Description

    We will hike the Vicki Barron Lakeside Trail loop.

  • 28
    December 28, 2019

    Dufferin Hi-Land "Annual Walk off the Turkey Hike "

    9:30 AM-2:00 PM
    12/28/2019

    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Dufferin Hi-Land Section, Boyne Valley Map 20. Meet on County Rd 19 (Prince of Wales Rd) where the Primrose Trail crosses the road (approx. 2 km north of Hwy 89)
    Hike Leader(s): Bryan and Carol Foley Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely, Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 5.3 km short hike 17.5 km longer hike

    Description

    We start the hike on the Primrose Loop , west of County Rd. 19, crossing the road and continuing 1 km to Murphy’s Pinnacle. This is a 5.3 km (approx. 1 1/4 hr.) hike suitable for families and hikers wishing to do a shorter hike.  For the longer hike, we continue to km 23.9 and back returning on the Boyne Valley Side Trail. Bring lunch, snacks ,water, appropriate dress and footwear. Snowshoes may be required, call if in doubt. Well behaved dogs welcome, “turkey sandwiches NOT welcome” Pub stop to follow.

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