Easy Monday Hikes

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12/12/2022 1:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Easy Monday Hikes

  • PaceTypes Leisurely
  • TerrainTypes Easy
  • PaidOuting No
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Hosting Club: Peninsula

Location (Google Maps): Cape Hurd Alvar Bay Nature Reserve - located at 745 Cape Hurd Road about 20 minutes south of Tobermory. Follow Cape Hurd Road west, past MacArthur Road. After the curve on the road, travel about 1 km. Cape Hurd Alvar Bay Nature Reserve is located on the west side of the road. Roadside parking.

Hike Leader(s): Marg Glendon

Pace: Leisurely
Terrain: Easy
Distance: ~2 km


Easy hikes are short hikes (<3 KM) that are generally flat with little elevation change and mostly clear of tree roots and rocks. Hikes are adjusted according to weather conditions. Footwear with good tread and ankle support are recommended. Hiking poles are recommended, but not required. Bring a small backpack to carry water and light snacks.

We will begin our hike at the roadside and walk along the Cape Hurd Reserves Nature Trail to the shoreline. The shoreline is rocky,  explore the shoreline at your comfort level. The Cape Hurd Alvar Nature Reserve is home to rare species such as the Massasauga Rattlesnake, Little Brown Myotis Bat and the Eastern Wood-Pewee. We will have a nutrition break at the shoreline and retrace our steps to the beginning of our hiie.

Learn more about Cape Hurd Alvar Nature Reserve here: https://escarpment.ca/see-our-reserves/bruce-county-and-huron-shore/cape-hurd-alvar-bay

Minimum group size- 4