NEW DATE Spring Ephemeral Hike Series: Massie Forest

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04/20/2024 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

NEW DATE Spring Ephemeral Hike Series: Massie Forest

  • HikeType Botany Hike
  • PaceTypes Leisurely: 3 km/h or less
  • TerrainTypes Easy: Mostly flat and good footing.
  • PaidOuting No
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Hosting Club: Sydenham
Category: Botany Hike
Location (Google Maps): Massie Hills Management Area parking lot off of Concession Road 6S (South of Sideroad 6)

Hike Leader(s): Jeannine Kralt Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

Pace: Leisurely: 3 km/h or less
Terrain: Easy: Mostly flat and good footing.
Distance: Upwards of 5km+


The first in our series of spring ephemeral hikes - Massie Forest has a notable population of Hepatica, Spring Beauty, Trout Lilies and White Trillium amongst others. We'll see what we can find. We'll be hiking part of the Spey River Side Trail, and possibly small portions of the main trail. These sections are relatively easy strolls (fairly flat).

This leisurely hike will be a classic Discovery Hike, with a focus on spring wildflowers - participants are encouraged to ask questions, and we'll briefly stop to look at things we find. Photographers welcome. There is a chance that this hike might be moved slightly, given the warmer end to winter this year (it's been hard to predict timing). Participants will be contacted in advance if that is to be the case.

This hike also appears in Ron Savage's book Exploring Sydenham - sufficient time will be available to locate the code.

Carpooling encouraged - get in touch with the hike leader if you are in need of a ride. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes in advance of the start time. An email confirming conditions will be sent out in advance of the hike. Please contact Jeannine via the hike leader contact form should there be any questions or concerns.