Iroquoia

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November
Wed Nov 2 0

Walk for Health and Fun – West Hamilton

7:00 PM-9:00 PM

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.

Wed Nov 2 0

14 Mile Creek loop

9:00 AM-12:30 PM

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Hikers R Us
Location (Google Maps): Glen Abbey Recreation Centre
1415 Third Line, Oakville
Hike Leader(s): Norman Young Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 12 km

Description

Meet at the south end of the parking lot for  a loop hike along the 14 mile Creek and back by the McCraney Trail.

Bring water, snack/lunch etc.

Wed Nov 2 0

Good Companions - Spencer's Adventure. Map 8.

10:00 AM-12:30 PM

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Good Companions
Location (Google Maps): Meet at Park Avenue, Greensville – beside the playground. Park Ave. is south of Hwy 8 just 50m west of Bullocks Corners. Take Hwy 8 north from Dundas or take Brock Rd. south from Hwy 5.
Hike Leader(s): Stella Parr Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
Distance: 8 km

Description

We will hike from Greensville along Spencer Creek to Christie Lake and return via a similar route.

Leader: Stella Parr. 905-628-6436 or scparr@yahoo.ca

Thu Nov 2 1

Cedar Springs Rd. to Guelph Line

9:30 AM-11:30 AM

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

Thu Nov 2 1

Oakville East Ravines

10:00 AM-1:00 PM

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

Fri Nov 2 2

Burlington Waterfront Evening Hike

7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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

Sun Nov 2 4

Taste of The Bruce - Crawford Lake

8:45 AM-11:30 AM

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

Mon Nov 2 5

Radial Trail, Hamilton

9:30 AM-12:00 PM

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

Mon Nov 2 5

Short Hills conservation Area

10:00 AM-2:30 PM

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

Wed Nov 2 7

Walk for Health and Fun – West Hamilton

7:00 PM-9:00 PM

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.

Wed Nov 2 7

Smokey Hollow to Hwy 6 - in and out

9:00 AM-1:30 PM

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

Wed Nov 2 7

Good Companions - RBG North Shore Trail

10:00 AM-12:00 PM

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

Thu Nov 2 8

Oakville lakeshore trails

9:30 AM-1:00 PM

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

Thu Nov 2 8

Trees of Ancaster

10:00 AM-11:30 AM

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.  

Fri Nov 2 9

Burlington Waterfront Evening Hike

7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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