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  • Cedar Springs Rd. to Guelph Line
    9:30 AM-11:30 AM
    11/21/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Thursday Group
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Fisher Access (Springer Cres.) just off of Highview Dr. which is just north of Hwy 5 off of Cedar Springs Rd.
    Hike Leader(s): Karen Capindale-Smith Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing, Slippery Sections Likely, Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing

    Description

    We will hike in/out from Fisher Access to Guelph Line through beautiful woodland with a few strenuous hills.

    Remember to bring water and a snack. icers may be necessary.

    Contact Info: jsmith62cogeco.ca or (905)332-7254; hike morning use cell (905)749-0914

  • Oakville East Ravines
    10:00 AM-1:00 PM
    11/21/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Thursday Group
    Location (Google Maps): Oakville
    Hike Leader(s): Anne Armstrong Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing

    Description

    Oakville many ravines provide some interesting and good trails. We will explore some of these ravines. Meet in the parking lot of the Oakville Municipal offices on the east side of Trafalgar Rd. just north of the QEW and on the south side of White Oaks Blvd. Park in the area facing Trafalgar Rd. Bring a snack/lunch and water. Leaders: Anne and Phill Armstrong 905 617 3937 hikingrandma@gmail.com

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  • Burlington Waterfront Evening Hike
    7:30 PM-9:00 PM
    11/22/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet in the Lakeshore Road parking lot just east of the Waterfront Centre and restaurant
    Hike Leader(s): Lorne Carruthers Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing

    Description

    This will be a brisk walk along Lake Ontario, to the canal and back. Hike will be cancelled in poor weather.

    Hike Leader: Lorne Carruthers. For information call Lorne at 905- 315-8762 or email: l.carruthers@hotmail.com

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  • Taste of The Bruce – Crawford Lake
    8:45 AM-11:30 AM
    11/24/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Crawford Lake Conservation Area
    Hike Leader(s): Bronwen Tregunno Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Dependent on Conditions, Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: ~8 km

    Description

    Bruce Trail ranges from fields to rocky slopes.  On this hike we’ll hike over various terrain ranging from difficult rocky wooded trail to gentle slopes over open meadow.  Starting at the lower parking lot at Crawford Lake we’ll take the Bruce Side trail down into the valley then back up a very rocky section of the main trail, following the escarpment to the lookout then continue to follow the Bruce Trail until the junction of the Crawford lake forest trail back to the centre where you can enjoy the Iroquoian village reconstruction.  Trail may be adjusted according to weather.   We will take it slow over the rocky bits and keep to a gentle pace.   Wear good hiking boots to help with grip on rocky trail. Poles recommended to help with balance and when rocks are slippery.  This is a good hike for those wanting to try more difficult sections at a gentle pace.  Bring snacks and water.  There are washrooms available, indoor ones open at 10 am. There is a place to have lunch if you want to stay and enjoy the interpretive section of  the park.  Map 11 in your Bruce Trail Guide.

    Entrance fee for those without a Conservation Halton annual pass. Please note that you get a discount when you purchase an annual pass with your Bruce Trail membership. Its well worth it to support the conservation areas that protect our trail.  Your pass will let a vehicle in without needing to pay for individuals.  We will be arriving before the gate opens so self payment is required along with exact payment without a pass.  Come early to complete payment form as well as registering.   Adults are $7.75, Seniors (65+ yrs) are $6.75. 

    Registration not required but it helps so we know how many are coming. Please contact me for more information Bron brontreg@cogeco.ca or 905-637-7136. Co-leader Melissa Hawrylyshyn m.hawrylyshyn@gmail.com    Cancelled in high winds, thunderstorms or very heavy rain/snow.

    To download a map of Crawford Lake Trails go to https://www.conservationhalton.ca/hiking

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  • Radial Trail, Hamilton
    9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    11/25/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location: Parking lot of the Chedoke Golf Club in Hamilton
    Hike Leader(s): Daljeet Juneja Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 10 km

    Description

    Weekly loop hike on the Hamilton Radial Trail +/- 10km

  • Short Hills conservation Area
    10:00 AM-2:30 PM
    11/25/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Happy Wanderers
    Location (Google Maps): Short Hills Conservation Area, 2899-2915 Wiley Road, Thorold
    Hike Leader(s): Steven White Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 15k km

    Description

    Meet to carpool at 9:00 at parking lot east of Hutches on Van Wagners Road.  We will then carpool to Thorold, and park in lot at end of Wiley Road. We will hike Black Walnut side trail and main trail out to Swayze Falls, back to Terrace Creek Falls. Hiking boots, hat, water, snack, lunch. No dogs. Pub or refreshment stop afterwards.

    stevenwhite901@gmail.com or text 289-242-9415

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  • Smokey Hollow to Hwy 6 – in and out
    9:00 AM-1:30 PM
    11/27/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Hikers R Us
    Location (Google Maps): Smokey Hollow, Waterdown
    Hike Leader(s): Cynthia Archer Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
    Distance: 13k km

    Description

    Meet at parking lot on Mill St south of train bridge (Waterdown). Follow main trail through Grindstone Creek to Hwy6 and return. Bring hiking boots, icers, water, snack, lunch.  No dogs. Refreshment or pub stop afterwards

    archercynthiab@gmail.com or text 416-573-4236

  • Good Companions – RBG North Shore Trail
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    11/27/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Good Companions
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at former RBG parking lot on York Road in Dundas. Park on shoulder.
    Hike Leader(s): Linda Robinson Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
    Distance: 8 km

    Description

    We will do a circular loop around the RBG North Shore stopping for a restroom break and snack at the Interpretation Centre. Bring snack and water. Easy hike, some hills. To contact hike leader email: fly@execulink.com

  • Walk for Health and Fun – West Hamilton
    7:00 PM-9:00 PM
    11/27/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Corner of Mohawk and Upper Paradise in the Westcliffe Mall parking lot (near Food Basics)
    Hike Leader(s): Paul Lewis Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing

    Description

    Climb the steps and walk the streets and trails of West Hamilton. We will hike sections of the Bruce Trail as well as the trails of Iroquoia Heights. There will be weekly walks all summer. Now we are all getting older we are not hiking as fast as we used to. Hike is cancelled if there is heavy rain.

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  • Oakville lakeshore trails
    9:30 AM-1:00 PM
    11/28/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Thursday Group
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Coronation Park Oakville
    Hike Leader(s): Norman Young Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
    Distance: 10 km

    Description

    An in and out hike eastward from Coronation Park to Allan Street along the lake shore

    Bring water, snack etc

  • Trees of Ancaster
    10:00 AM-11:30 AM
    11/28/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Education Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Sammy’s Family Restaurant
    Hike Leader(s): Bronwen Tregunno Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
    Distance: 3-4 km

    Description

    Join us for a leisurely walk through one of Ancaster’s older neighbourhoods, on sidewalks & side streets, bounded on three sides by the Hamilton Golf and Country Club, Wilson Street and Fiddler’s Green Road.  We’ll look at a neighbourhood in transition with a focus on architecture, older trees & talk about Hamilton’s new Urban Forest Strategy.  Lead by area resident Rosemarie Morris and City of Hamilton resources staff. Meet at Sammy’s, 2 Cameron Dr. Ancaster.  Bring snacks & water.  Optional stop at Sammy’s after.  For more information Contact Iroquoia Bruce Trail club hike leader Bron Tregunno brontreg@cogeco.ca 905-637-7136.  Cancelled if storming or high winds.  

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  • Burlington Waterfront Evening Hike
    7:30 PM-9:00 PM
    11/29/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet in the Lakeshore Road parking lot just east of the Waterfront Centre and restaurant
    Hike Leader(s): Lorne Carruthers Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing

    Description

    This will be a brisk walk along Lake Ontario, to the canal and back. Hike will be cancelled in poor weather.

    Hike Leader: Lorne Carruthers. For information call Lorne at 905- 315-8762 or email: l.carruthers@hotmail.com

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