Iroquoia

Cancellation Notice

All organized hikes across all 9 Bruce Trail Clubs are being cancelled between March 17, 2020 and April 30, 2020.

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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps): Bruce Trail 22 Sideroad Parking Lot at 22 Sideroad immediately west of Fourth Line on the Canada Goose Side Trail. Bruce Trail Map 12 (29th Edition)
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: 13 kms

Description

Find the largest tree on the entire Bruce Trail on this quiet Sunday morning walk in the woods.  We will take in said tree, the Hole-in-the-Wall, the Canada Goose Side Trail, the Black Creek Side Trail and the sections of the Main Trail between the two.  Parts of the trail will be rocky and icy. Good hiking boots and icers are a must.  Dress in layers for the weather and bring a snack and a warm drink.  Please arrive at 845 so that we can all sign in ahead of time to be able to start the hike at 9.  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.

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Happy Wanderers
Location (Google Maps): At the Dundas and Mill St intersection in Waterdown, go south on Mill St. Smokey Hollow will be on your right just after the train bridge.

Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
Distance: 14 km

Description

This 14 km there and back hike will take about 4.5 hours and is at medium pace. There are a few hills. We will head west from Smokey Hollow and follow the main trail to Hwy6 and return. Bring icers, water, snack/lunch. No dogs please. Refreshment/pub stop afterwards. Please register at stevenwhite901@gmail.com or text 289-242-9415

Mon Mar 0 2

Radial Trail, Hamilton

9:30 AM-12:00 PM

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps): Parking lot of the Chedoke Golf Club in Hamilton

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

Wed Mar 0 4

Lafarge Trail, Drumlins and Camels

9:00 AM-2:00 PM

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Hikers R Us
Location (Google Maps): 6th Concession West and Middletown Road, Millgrove
Hike Leader(s): Louise Langlais 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: 12-14 km

Description

This is an interesting area, drumlins interspersed with farm land. The first bit is quite the work-out! You will be huffing and puffing up those hills.

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. Wear appropriate quick-dry clothing and hiking boots. Bring sunscreen, insect repellent (summer), icers (winter), snacks, lunch, a personal first aid kit, 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!

Wed Mar 0 4

Good Companions - Gage Park Escarpment Loop

10:00 AM-12:45 PM

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Good Companions
Location (Google Maps): Meet in the Gage Park Parking lot at the south end of Gage Park off Lawrence Road in Hamilton.
Hike Leader(s): Janina Vanderpost Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
Distance: 9 km

Description

A rail trail/urban hike for the winter.  Starting with a walk through Gage Park we will access the rail trail at Wentworth by way of quiet undermount streets.  After following the rail trail we will descend by the Kenilworth stairs, returning to Gage Park (see Hamilton Loops and Lattes page 95).  Bring water, snack and possibly icers depending on weather conditions.

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Thursday Group
Location (Google Maps): Sixteen Hollow 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

Description

Dress according to the weather.  Bring poles, icers, water and a snack

Confirm your attendance  by the day before.

Norman Young   mny176@outlook.com   905 845 0939  cell 905 330 6605

 

Thu Mar 0 5

Learn about Lichen Walk

10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Education Hike
Location (Google Maps): Dundurn Castle National Historic Site
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: 2-3 km

Description

Join Carolyn Zanchetta, HNC Stewardship & Education Coordinator on a gentle walk around Hamilton Cemetery. Discover the unique world of lichen and what it can tell us about air quality. Often undetected and unassuming, lichen can be found growing anywhere that will stay still long enough. Throughout Hamilton we can see crustose lichen coating park benches, colourful foliose lichen peeling up off tree trunks, squamulose lichen at the base of an old tree, or even fruiticose lichen stretching off the branches. As they are sensitive to pollutants, they can also tell us a lot about the air quality where they grow, or simply by their presence or absence. We’ll look for these often overlooked organisms. Meet at Dundurn Castle parking lot by the stop lights at far end.

Bring snacks and water and dress warm as will be making several stops to look at lichen.  This is a GENTLE WALK so not for those looking for a workout.  Might be some mud or icy so wear good boots and bring icers and poles if you have them.

Sat Mar 0 7

Double Dipping in Toronto - Hike #1 of 8

9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Hosting Club: Niagara, Iroquoia
Category: Special Event
Location (Google Maps): Toronto Club
Hike Leader(s): Ruth Moffatt Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr
Terrain: Slippery Sections Likely, Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
Distance: About 20km

Description

This hike, #1 of 8 will incorporate all the side trails and the main trail in the Toronto section, twice, over a period of time. The other dates have not been finalized but because there will be no car shuttle, you can make up any hikes you miss when it is convenient. All hikes will start and finish at the same location so participants are encouraged to carpool to the meeting place.

Participation in all the hikes, which is not mandatory unless you are hiking for badges, will qualify you for two of each badge: Toronto ETE badge as well as the Toronto Sideways badge.

The first hike is from Hilton Falls parking and will incorporate the Philip Gosling Side Trail, part of the main trail and the Hilton Falls Side Trail up to the parking lot nearest to 15 Sideroad on Sixth Line. The return hike will take us back to the parking lot at Hilton Falls Conservation Area.

We will make stops to feed birds (bring bird seed) and also to see the falls.

Please note, there is a fee at this parking lot. $7 Adults $6 Seniors

Hilton Falls Conservation Area 4985 Campbellville Road, Milton ON

This hike is rated as Brisk – Please be prepared to hike at 4-5km per hour. Please bring icers/crampons/traction devices to wear on your boots.

Please register for this hike – limited to 10 hikers.

 

Sat Mar 0 7

Pop Up Hike

10:00 AM-12:30 PM

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps): Mountsberg Conservation Area
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
Distance: 8 to 10 km.

Description

Come out and explore the many trails of Mountsberg Conservation and visit the raptor displays. We will hike the numerous trails in this lovely area. Trails are generally flat, but expect some icy, wet or muddy conditions or all three. Bring water, a snack, icers and sunscreen (you might need it). To reach Mountsberg travel north on Guelph Line to Campbellville. Turn left(west) onto Campbellville Rd. and then right (north) onto Milborough Line. Mountsberg is on your left. Parking fee in effect or Conservation Area Pass. Optional refreshment stop afterwards.
Leader: Anne Armstrong 905 337 3937 hikingrandma@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

Mon Mar 0 9

Silver creek Snow Shoe hike

10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Happy Wanderers
Location (Google Maps): Meet on roadside parking across from the Eighth Line Side Trail on Eighth Line, Map 13 Toronto Section. You will need to turn onto Eighth Line from the east side of the park as it is impossible to drive across Silvercreek CA on the Eighth Line Road.
Hike Leader(s): Cynthia Archer Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
Terrain: Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing

Description

Bring snow shoes and icers as well as a light lunch and drink. We will snowshoe about 3 hours.  Please preregister so that I can keep you informed of any changes due to weather. A good pub stop is nearby.

Wed Mar 1 1

Joshua Creek South

9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Hikers R Us
Location (Google Maps): Meet in the NW corner of Maplegrove Village Plaza
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: 12km

Description

Please confirm your attendance.

Norman Young  mny176@outlook.com

905 845 0939   Cell 905 330 6605

Wed Mar 1 1

Good Companions - Bronte Creek East Bank

10:00 AM-1:00 PM

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Good Companions
Location (Google Maps): Northwest Oakville/Bronte Creek East Side
Hike Leader(s): Phillip Armstrong Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
Distance: 10 km.

Description

Come out to explore the east bank of Bronte Creek using a combination of Bronte Creek Provincial Park trails  and other trails. Route will depend on trail and weather conditions. Park at the intersection of Valley Ridge Rd. and Highvalley Rd. (Street parking) Bring water and a snack. Icers may be necessary. Optional refreshment stop.
Leader: Phillip Armstrong hikingrandpa@gmail.com 416 895 3937

Wed Mar 1 1

Weekly Walk for Health and Fun

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)

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.

Thu Mar 1 2

Thursday Group - Bronte Creek West Bank

10:00 AM-1:00 PM

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Thursday Group
Location (Google Maps): Bronte Creek Burlington
Hike Leader(s): Phillip Armstrong 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

This hike will explore the west side of Bronte Creek, walking through the woodland and then descending the valley to the creek below. We will check out Spruce Lane Farm. Trails could be icy so bring your icers, water and a lunch or snack. meet at the Orchard Community Park parking lot on the north side of Blue Spruce Avenue just east of Sutton Drive in Burlington.
Leader: Phill Armstrong 416 895 3937 hikingrandpa@gmail.com

Sat Mar 1 4

Dundas Valley Concervation Area (In/Out)

9:00 AM-2:00 PM

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps): Park and meet at main parking lot ( bottom of hill from Trail Centre). Access to DVCA via Govenor’s road. Note: There is a fee to enter conservation area
Hike Leader(s): Karen Capindale-Smith 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
Distance: approx 15km

Description

This 15 km hike will include the Main and Head Water  trail Loops. Planned stop at the lookout/view of Lake Ontario for lunch. Please bring plenty of water, snacks and lunch. Icers may be necessary.

Please contact karen Capindale-smith (hike leader) at kjcapindale@gmail.com or (905)332-7254 with questions or to register. Morning of hike please use cell (905)749-0914.