Iroquoia

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  • 03
    September 3, 2019

    Tuesday Night Not-the-Bruce Trail Hike

    7:00 PM-8:45 PM
    09/03/2019

    Hosting Club: Niagara, Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location: Escarpment above Beamsville
    Hike Leader(s): Richard Reble Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Dependent on Conditions, Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing

    Description

    This loop hike takes us along a wooded piece of the escarpment and through an old limestone quarry (pre-dynamite days) on a piece of the Bruce Trail.

    We’ll meet at the Bruce Trail crossing on Quarry Rd. above Beamsville. To get there, take the QEW east to Ontario St. in Beamsville. Exit onto Ontario St. and take Ontario to King St. in downtown Beamsville. Turn left on King St. and go 2 km to Quarry Rd. on your right. Turn right on Quarry Rd. and drive to the top of the escarpment where you’ll find a wide shoulder bordering a chain link fence on your right. Park in the ample space beside the fence.

    Wear hiking boots and bring water. For something a little stronger than water, we’ll go for a pub stop in Beamsville after the hike.

    Leader: Richard Reble at reblerichard@gmail.com

  • 04
    September 4, 2019

    McCrae Lake, a Muskoka Treasure

    7:00 AM-5:00 PM
    09/04/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Hikers R Us
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Toronto Premium Outlets at 7 a.m, at the north-east parking lot, GPS 43.577739, -79.829995 (vs at the carpool lot which might be full). Address: 13850 Steeles Ave, Halton Hills. We will carpool to McCrae Lake, located west of Georgian Bay Road, exit 168 on Highway 400.
    Hike Leader(s): Louise Langlais Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 20 km

    Description

    We will hike the stunning trail from the parking lot to The Narrows, an entrance from McCrae Lake to Georgian Bay and back to our cars. It will be a full day, due to the driving distance, but I assure you it is worth the drive! Bring a packed lunch, snacks, at least 2 liters of water, sunscreen, and appropriate clothing. We will likely stop for supper before heading home.

    The McCrae Lake Conservation Reserve is a 2,039 hectare managed area of crown land located in the Muskoka District of Ontario, Canada.  It’s a very popular semi-wilderness area that is used for a variety of outdoor recreational activities, including hiking, camping, canoeing, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, cross country skiing and photography.  There are several kilometres of maintained trails for each activity, and the relatively open terrain offers countless opportunities for off-trail exploration.  Extending from McDonald Lake in the east, adjacent to Highway 400, to Georgian Bay on the west and the Gibson River to the north, outdoor activity opportunities are endless.  McCrae Lake is completely contained within the Reserve.

    44.922002, -79.777136

    Hike Leader: Louise Langlais;                Email:  langlaislouise@gmail.com.        Cell: 519-222-4040 on day of hike. At other times, email is the best way to contact me.

    Please email Louise at least 24 hours before the hike to register. Sometimes last minute changes are made to hikes; registering means you won’t be waiting around the meeting place not knowing why no-one else is there!

     

     

  • 04
    September 4, 2019

    Jerseyville -Spring Valley

    10:00 AM-12:30 PM
    09/04/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Good Companions
    Location: Directions: From Hamilton take 403 to West. Exit at Wilson St in Ancaster. Turn right on Wilson St. At the traffic take the exit right onto Meadowbrook St (3rd exit). Take Meadowbrook to Jerseyville Side Rd. and turn right. Just pass the high school the Little League Park is on the right at the bottom of the hill.
    Hike Leader(s): Lorraine Sherred Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 8km

    Description

    Several loops in the Spring Valley section of the Dundas Valley Conservation area.

    Please email for more info if needed. Lorraine Sherred 13hiking13@gmail.com

  • 04
    September 4, 2019

    Walk for Health and Fun – West Hamilton

    7:00 PM-9:00 PM
    09/04/2019

    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.

  • 05
    September 5, 2019

    Hilton Falls Conservation Area Trails

    9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    09/05/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Thursday Group
    Location: Hilton Falls Conservation Area parking lot, Campbellville Rd/Side Rd 5 East of Guelph Line Rd. Conservation pass required or fee for parking.
    Hike Leader(s): Karen Capindale-Smith Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing, Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 13km

    Description

    We will hike the Beaver Dam loop and part of the Hilton Falls and Red Oak Trails. There will an opportunity to visit the falls. Please bring water and a snack. Bug spray may be necessary.

    Option to gather for lunch at the Chop House, Mowhawk Inn (on Guelph Line) following the hike.

    Contact Information: jsmith62@cogeco.ca or (905)332-7254; Hike morning use cell (905)749-0914