Rod’s Talk and William’s Walk

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05/02/2023 09:30 AM

Rod's Talk and William's Walk

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

Location (Google Maps): 8 Sylvia St., Lion's Head

Hike Leader(s): Marg Glendon Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

Pace: Leisurely
Terrain: Easy, Moderate
Distance: ~3 KM


Bruce Trail Conservancy acknowledges that climate change requires us to think differently about energy and consider ways which will help us to adapt and mitigate the impact of climate change in our environment. Today’s hike will start with an example of alternative energy use for our homes.

We will start our day with a visit to Rod’s energy efficient home. Rod will speak about the unusual construction of the buildings (Durisol block), the use of the air source heat pump to provide heating and domestic hot water, net metering with solar PV, and some of their garden projects including rainwater harvesting.

Following our educational start to the day, we will drive to the Lion’s Head Marina to park our vehicles and walk along the Bruce Trail to William’s Cave Side Trail. The trail includes street walking, some uneven terrain and a short rocky approach to view William’s Cave. This cave is a good example of wave action (over thousands of years ago)  which pounded against the dolostone rock to create a cave. Then, we retrace our steps to our parked vehicles. The hike includes a spectacular view of the escarpment, rocky shoreline, beautiful green water of Georgian Bay and picturesque harbour and lighthouse. This is a leisurely paced hike. We will finish the morning by having our lunch either at Lion’s Head Beach or near the Lighthouse. Expect to be about 2 ½ hours plus lunch.