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  • Waterdown Winter Wonderland
    9:00 AM-2:00 PM
    02/02/2020

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Designated Bruce Trail parking lot in City View Park off Kerns Road (second entrance south of Highway 5 (Dundas Street)). Bruce Trail Guide Map 9. 2500 Kerns Road, Burlington, L7P 1P8.
    Hike Leader(s): Stuart Law 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

    Enjoy a fresh peaceful Sunday morning in the Waterdown Woods on the brow of the Escarpment with great views of Hamilton Harbour  and the hopefully ice-encrusted Great Falls.  We will descend the Grindstone Creek Valley before climbing the Norman Pearson Side Trail back to the Main Trail.  We will also take in the King, Kerncliff Park and Ian Reid Side Trails.  There will be plenty of ups and downs and most likely some packed snow and ice.  Please bring your icers, a warm drink and a snack.  Optional refreshment stop after.  Please pre-register at stuarthikes@gmail.com so that I can get an idea of numbers and let you know if the hike has to be cancelled for any reason.  Thank you.

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  • Iroquoia Winter E2E – 4 of 6 (21.3)
    8:30 AM-2:30 PM
    02/03/2020

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Happy Wanderers
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Roadside Parking – km 83.5 on Guelph Line, south of No. 1 Sideroad. Do not block farm gate (10 cars) N 43.388387, W 79.854327
    Shuttle to Rock Chapel Nature Sanctuary, km 62.2 Enter from Rock Chapel Rd, 1.5 km south of Hwy 5, 1.8 km west of Hwy 6. Free parking for RBG member, otherwise day-use fee applies (30 cars) N 43.290604, W 79.937090
    Hike Leader(s): Steven White Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing

    Description

    For those looking to enjoy some winter hiking or to complete Iroquoia E2E and achieve their Winter badge, I have planned 6 Monday hikes. Please register ahead of the hike, so I can do car shuttle planning and to contact hikers if inclement weather requires us to re-schedule the hike. Email stevenwhite901@gmail.com or text 289-242-9415
    Bring water, snack, lunch, hiking boots, icers. Sorry no dogs.

  • Radial Trail
    10:00 AM-12:30 PM
    02/03/2020

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): 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

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  • Mill Run Trail, Hespeler to Preston and back
    9:00 AM-1:30 AM
    02/05/2020

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Hikers R Us
    Location (Google Maps): WG Johnson Center, 31 Kribs St, Cambridge
    Hike Leader(s): Louise Langlais Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing

    Description

    We will hike through Hespeler to the Mill Race Trail and admire the views of the Speed River. This will be an In-and-Out hike.

    Cell: 519-222-4040 on day of hike. At other times, email is the best way to contact me. Bring sunscreen, insect repellent in the summer, icers in the winter, snacks, lunch, and 1-2 litres of water.
    Please email me 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!
    For personalized driving directions, just copy and paste the GPS coordinates into a Google search window and voila!

  • Good Companions – Red Hill Valley
    10:00 AM-12:30 PM
    02/05/2020

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Good Companions
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Car Park, Old Mud Street near intersection with Pritchard. Hamilton East Mountain.
    Hike Leader(s): Terry Rose Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 8 km

    Description

    We will do a loop hike in the Red Hill Valley, returning via Buttermilk and Albion Falls. Adjust according to conditions. Icers mandatory.

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  • Spencer Creek Urban Walk
    10:00 AM-11:30 AM
    02/06/2020

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Education Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Dundas Old Town Hall
    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

    Takes place Feb 6th 10AM – 11:30 AM.  Please come a few minutes early to sign in so we can start promptly at 10AM.  Join local history buff Fraser Forrest as he takes us along sidewalks in Dundas to learn about the industrial background and changes along Spencer Creek. We’ll be starting at old Dundas Town Hall and walking along the creek where possible then take another loop to Lower Spencer Creek.  This is a gentle walk of about 3-4 kilometres depending on the group with multiple stops to talk about history.  Dress warm and wear good boots in case sidewalk is slippery. Bring snack and water. Optional stop afterwards.  Contact Bron for more information or to register brontreg@cogeco.ca or cell with text 905-334-4013 (leave message – will have on day of walk).   Cancelled in inclement weather.

  • Dundas Valley Loops
    10:00 AM-1:00 PM
    02/06/2020

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Thursday Group
    Location (Google Maps): Dundas Valley Conservation Area
    Hike Leader(s): Anne Armstrong Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 8 to 10 km.

    Description

    Dundas Valley never disappoints with its beautiful trails, hills and valleys. It is especially lovely in the winter. Dundas Valley CA is on Governors Rd., west of the Dundas town centre. Meet in the last parking lot. We will hike the Canterbury Loop and for those who wish we can hike the Sawmill Valley Loop. Bring a lunch/snack. Icers may be necessary. Parking fee in effect or Conservation Area pass. Map 8.
    Leader: Anne Armstrong 905 617 3937

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  • Burlington Waterfront Evening Hike
    7:30 PM-9:00 PM
    02/07/2020

    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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  • Gentle/Beginner Hike
    12:00 PM-2:30 PM
    02/09/2020

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): City View Park/Kerns Rd. Burlington
    Hike Leader(s): Anne Armstrong Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 8 km.

    Description

    This there and back hike will take us to Smokey Hollow on Waterdown Rd. in Watertown. The trail will give us some good views over the escarpment toward the Skyway Bridge and the lake and take us to Smokey Hollow, very important in the early days of Watertown. Bring a snack and water. Icers may be necessary. City View Park is on the east side of Kerns Rd. Enter via the most southerly entrance. Map 9.
    Leader: Anne Armstrong 905 337 3937 hikingrandma@gmail.com

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  • Iroquoia Winter E2E – 5 of 6 (20.3 km)
    8:30 AM-2:30 PM
    02/10/2020

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Happy Wanderers
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Roadside Parking – km 83.5 on Guelph Line, south of No. 1 Sideroad. Do not block farm gate (10 cars) N43.388387, W79.854327
    Shuttle to Roadside Parking – km 103.8 on Twiss Rd north of Derry Rd (6 cars) N 43.447743, W 79.953436
    Hike Leader(s): Steven White Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 20.3km

    Description

    For those looking to enjoy some winter hiking or to complete Iroquoia E2E and achieve their Winter badge, I have planned 6 Monday hikes. Please register ahead of the hike, so I can do car shuttle planning and to contact hikers if inclement weather requires us to re-schedule the hike. Email stevenwhite901@gmail.com or text 289-242-9415
    Bring water, snack, lunch, hiking boots, icers. Sorry no dogs.

  • Radial Trail
    10:00 AM-12:30 PM
    02/10/2020

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): 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

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  • “SOUPFEST” HIKE
    10:00 AM-1:00 AM
    02/11/2020

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Special Event
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Bayfront Park, Bay Street North, Hamilton.
    Hike Leader(s): Terry Rose 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 hike along Hamilton Harbour to Princess Point; from there we cross the playing fields, past the Catholic Cathedral and on to the Hamilton Convention Centre, arriving around 11:45. This will be the 18th Annual “SOUPFEST” and Iroquoia BTC, under various leaders, has been there for most of those years.

    For $20 ($15 for seniors)** you get to select four delicious cups of soup from the best restaurants in the area (bread included).  The proceeds go to Living Rock Ministries, an NGO that does great work with troubled youth in Hamilton.  There is entertainment and door prizes with plenty of sporting and media celebrities on hand. For more information and advanced tickets go to: https://www.livingrock.ca/soupfest

    ** Advanced prices are $17 and $12

    After lunch return to Bayfront Park at your leisure.

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  • Silver Creek
    9:30 AM-2:00 AM
    02/12/2020

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Hikers R Us
    Location (Google Maps): Scotsdale Farm. From 401 north on Trafalgar Rd pass Georgetown turn left on highway 7 going north to Trafalgar Rd turn right go north about 2.0 turn right into Scotsdale Farmparking lot. Map 13,29.7 km
    Hike Leader(s): Ronald Granger 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
    Distance: 12 Km

    Description

    Loop hike on the main trial ,Bennett Heritage and Robert side trails. Icers maybe required. pub stop after hike.

  • Good Companions – Shell Park, West Oakville
    10:00 AM-12:30 PM
    02/12/2020

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Good Companions
    Location (Google Maps): Shell Park, Lakeshore Road West, Oakville.
    Hike Leader(s): Mary Rose 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 through Shell Park to Bronte Creek and Bronte Harbour, returning via the lake and the pioneer cemetery. Icers mandatory.

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  • Joshua Creek South
    10:00 AM-1:00 AM
    02/13/2020

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Thursday Group
    Location (Google Maps): Meet In the North West corner of Maple Grove Shopping Centre
    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

    Description

    A walk along Joshua Creek ravine over to  Lakeshore Park in Mississauga.

    Dress appropriately for the weather, Bring snack, water and icers

     

     

     

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  • Tobermory Family Day Snowshoe Weekend Feb.14-17
    6:00 PM-1:00 PM
    02/14/2020

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Tobermory
    Hike Leader(s): Greg Vincent Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 10 km

    Description

    Snowshoeing the trails of the Bruce Peninsula National Park

    We arrive in Tobermory Friday 14 Feb. and will snowshoe Saturday, Sunday and Monday morning. New to snowshoeing? We will help you. We stay and have our meals at the Princess Hotel in Tobermory, the weekend is restricted to those staying with us at the Princess Hotel. Please call the Princess 1-877-901-8282 for the costs and a reservation, please say you are with Greg Vincent’s snowshoeing weekend. You will need a car to access this outing. Questions? Contact Greg at Vincent.greg@gmail.com or 519- 579-8210.

  • Burlington Waterfront Evening Hike
    7:30 PM-9:00 PM
    02/14/2020

    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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  • Speyside Spectacular
    9:00 AM-1:00 PM
    02/16/2020

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Bruce Trail Pear Tree Parking lot at km 11.4, Map 12 (29th Edition); south side of Side Road 15 just west of Highway 25.
    Hike Leader(s): Stuart Law 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 kms

    Description

    Join us for a quiet Sunday morning loop hike in the woods on the Al Shaw Side Trail, the Vanderleck Side Trail, the Cliff Hatch Side Trail and portions of the Main Trail connecting all three.  The terrain is rocky in sections and will be icy.  Please wear good hiking boots and icers and dress in layers for the weather.  We will stop for a snack so please bring something to eat and a warm drink.  Please pre-register at stuarthikes@gmail.com so that I can get an idea of numbers and contact you if the hike has to be cancelled for any reason.  Please meet at 845 am so that we can all sign in first and be ready to hike at 9.  Thank you.

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  • Radial Trail
    10:00 AM-12:30 PM
    02/17/2020

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): 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

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  • Good Companions – Felkers Falls
    10:00 AM-12:30 PM
    02/19/2020

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Good Companions
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Car Park on Old Mud Street, near intersection with Pritchard. Hamilton East Mountain.
    Hike Leader(s): Mary Rose Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 8 km

    Description

    This is a there-and-back hike from Old Mud Street to Felkers Falls. Icers mandatory.

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  • Burlington Waterfront Evening Hike
    7:30 PM-9:00 PM
    02/21/2020

    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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  • Iroquoia Winter E2E – 6 of 6 (13.1 km)
    8:30 AM-2:30 PM
    02/24/2020

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Happy Wanderers
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Hilton Falls Conservation Area – west of km 1.0 of Toronto Section. Enter from Campbellville Rd (Halton Rd 9) (100 cars) N43.505705, W 79.961589 Winter Re-Route shortens hike
    Shuttle to Roadside Parking – km 103.8 on Twiss Rd north of Derry Rd (6 cars) N 43.447743, W 79.953436
    Hike Leader(s): Steven White Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 13.1km

    Description

    For those looking to enjoy some winter hiking or to complete Iroquoia E2E and achieve their Winter badge, I have planned 6 Monday hikes. Please register ahead of the hike, so I can do car shuttle planning and to contact hikers if inclement weather requires us to re-schedule the hike. Email stevenwhite901@gmail.com or text 289-242-9415
    Bring water, snack, lunch, hiking boots, icers. Sorry no dogs.

  • Radial Trail
    10:00 AM-12:30 PM
    02/24/2020

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): 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

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  • Snowshoe Hockley Crest Caledon
    9:30 AM-1:30 AM
    02/26/2020

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Hikers R Us
    Location (Google Maps): Meet for departure at Parking lot on 5th Side Road at 44.3 km Map 18. We will snowshoe for 3 to 4 hours looping 8+ through the Hockley Crest side trails.
    Hike Leader(s): Cynthia Archer Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 8 km

    Description

    Hopefully you will require snow shoes.  Bring icers just in case.  Please register with the hike leader in case there is a change in plans due to weather.  We will stop briefly for lunch. Cynthia Archer 416 573 4236

  • Good Companions – Dundas Valley
    10:00 AM-12:30 PM
    02/26/2020

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Good Companions
    Location (Google Maps): Dundas Valley Conservation Area Main entrance. Meet In Last Parking Lot.
    Hike Leader(s): Lorraine Sherred Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing

    Description

    Several loops through Dundas Valley. there is a Entrance fee. Free to Conservation members.

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  • Thursday Group – Red Hill Valley Loop
    10:00 AM-1:00 AM
    02/27/2020

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Thursday Group
    Location (Google Maps): Car Park at corner of Old Mud Street and Pritchard. Hamilton East Mountain.
    Hike Leader(s): Terry Rose Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 8 km

    Description

    We will do a loop hike in the Red Hill Valley using a combination of Main Trail and Side Trails. We will return via Buttermilk Falls and Albion Falls

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  • Burlington Waterfront Evening Hike
    7:30 PM-9:00 PM
    02/28/2020

    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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