Iroquoia

Notice: Hiking Program & COVID-19

Hikes are currently open for BTC members and guests only. Registration is required. Group size is limited to 10. The wearing of masks on our hikes is strongly recommended. Members, please have your guests register for hikes using your member number.

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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Hikers R Us
Location (Google Maps): 152 Sheffield Street, Cambridge (paved parking lot across from industrial buildings)
If you are driving north of Guelph Avenue (=Highway 24 once you are out of town), you will cross railway tracks, then turn left onto Sheffield. Drive until you see a gravel parking lot but park in the paved area on your left side instead. Either parking location is fine. If you have gone around a curve, you have gone too far.
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
Distance: 14-16 km.

Description

We will hike from Hespeler to Preston and back. This trail follows the Speed River.

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. During COVID, also bring hand sanitizer and a face mask. 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! Please arrive at least 15 minutes early.

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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Good Companions
Location (Google Maps): Shell Park, Lakeshore Road, Bronte (parking lot closest to Lakeshore Road)
Hike Leader(s): Ted Bossence 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 hike through Shell Park and trails in Bronte to Bronte Creek and Bronte Harbour, returning via the lake and pioneer cemetery. Bring icers, water and a snack. Please note that you are required to register online. You will receive a list of things to bring and protocols to follow when you register.  Please arrive 15 minutes before the start time.

Please note:  Due to high rates of community transmission, hikers on now required to wear masks at all times on club hikes.  

Thu Jan 0 7

16 Mile Creek, Oakville

9:30 AM-12:15 PM
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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Thursday Group
Location (Google Maps): Meet at Sixteen Hollow Park
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: 12km

Description

Remember COVID guidelines

Dress according to the weather and footing conditions for icers may be needed

Bring water, snack etc

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

Wed Jan 1 3

16 Mile Creek, Oakville

9:00 AM-12:30 PM
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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Hikers R Us
Location (Google Maps): Meet at Sixteen Hollow Park
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: 13km -/+

Description

Remember COVID guide lines

Dress according to the weather and footing – icers may be needed

Bring water, snack etc

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

Wed Jan 1 3

Good Companions RBG No. Shore Trails Hike

10:00 AM-12:00 PM
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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Junior Hiker
Location (Google Maps): RBG North Shore Trails
Hike Leader(s): Linda Robinson Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
Distance: 7-8KM

Description

Meet at the Nature Interpretive Centre at the RBG Arboretum. Parking is available and free to RBG members. Non-members must pay a fee to park. This hike is open to BTC members only and you are required to pre-register online. Once you are registered you will be sent a list of items to bring and protocols to follow.

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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Hikers R Us
Location (Google Maps): 17 Sided Side Trail off Hiway 25.
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: 8-12 kms depending on conditions

Description

The goal is to depart at 8:30, hike 8 to 12 kms, and return to our cars shortly after 12 noon.  Depending upon conditions we may be able to snow shoe. If so, I will try to mail you to confirm this.  At the very least bring ices as the trail can be slippery in the winter.  If you cannot join us please text me at 416 573 4236. We will stop midway for snack/lunch. Cynthia Archer

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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Good Companions
Location (Google Maps): Dundas Valley Conservation Area, Governor’s Rd.

Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: !0 km.

Description

This is a there and back hike using Main and Blue Side Trails to visit Sherman Falls, an old favourite. Along the way we pass Hermitage Falls and Canterbury Falls. Meet in the last parking lot before the Trail Centre for a 10:00 am. start. Entry Fee or Conservation Area Pass. Bring water, a snack/lunch, icers and poles (if using). This hike is open to BTC members only. Once registered you will receive a confirmation with items to bring and Covid 19 protocols .
Leaders: Anne and Phill Armstrong 905 617 3937 hikingrandma@gmail.com

Thu Jan 2 1

Christie Lake Loop #6 of 50

10:00 AM-1:30 PM
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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Thursday Group
Location (Google Maps): Bullocks Corners Park. The parking area is on Park Ave just South of Hwy 8 in Greenville.
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: 10 to 12 km

Description

We’ll walk the Crooks Hollow trail to and from the Christie Round the Lake Trail.
Brung lunch and warm clothing

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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Hikers R Us
Location (Google Maps): Scotsdale Farm is located on Trafalgar Road, 1.7 km north of Hwy 7
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: 13 km

Description

Starting at parking lot, we will hike to Bennett Heritage Side Trail until it joins Main Trail. Hike to Great Esker Side Trail and complete the loop, rejoining the Main Trail.  We will follow it out towards main entrance to the farm and take the Bennett Heritage Side Trail back to the parking lot.   Bring water, snack, lunch, hiking boots, icers, mask, sanitizer, personal first aid kit, .  No dogs please. Possible pub or beverage stop after the hike, depending on Covid protocols. Register on-line only, and update hike leader if unable to attend

email stevenwhite901@gmail.com or text to 289-242-9415 on day of hike

Wed Jan 2 7

Good Companions Library to Bridge

10:00 AM-1:00 PM
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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Good Companions
Location (Google Maps): Meet in the parking lot directly behind the Central Branch, Burlington Public Library. There are several parking lots in this location, so use the one directly behind the library. The Central Branch is off New Street in Burlington, between Guelph Line and Drury Lane.
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: 8 to 10km

Description

Leaving from Central Branch, Burlington Public Library parking lot we will take the walking/bike path towards Spencer Smith Park and then along the beach pathway by the lake toward the Beach Canal bridge.  How far we go will depend on the wind and the temperature.  All the way to the bridge and back is 10 km.