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Hike Listings

Bruce Peninsula end-to-end: Hike # 6 - October 15, 2018

Start: 9:00 AM End: 2:30 PM Location: Parking area at Km 127.4 at the north end of Crane Lake Rd Distance: 21km shuttle hike Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing Hike Description:

Dyer's Bay to south end of Bruce Peninsula National Park, Map 39, 40
Bruce Peninsula end-to-end: Hike # 6

We start out on cliff-top trail but end up on road so bring running shoes to change into. There will be a refreshment/pub stop afterwards.

Pre-register by e-mail with the leader on the Saturday before the hike, not before or after.
Hike Leader: Richard Reble reblerichard@gmail.com 9059450536 Any day before 9:00 pm

Radial Trail, Hamilton - October 15, 2018

Start: 9:30 AM End: 12:00 PM Location: Parking lot of the Chedoke Golf Club in Hamilton Distance: 10km loop Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing Hike Description:

Hamilton Radial Trail+/-10 km loop. There is no dropout point.
Hike Leader: daljeet juneja ds.juneja@gmail.com 905-870-3088

Waterdown - October 15, 2018

Start: 9:30 AM End: 1:30 PM Location: Kerncliff Park Distance: 13km shuttle hike Pace: Brisk - 4 to 5 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing Hike Description:

Hike along the rugged Escarpment with view over Dundas, Hamilton & Burlington, the fall colors should be peaking. No drop-out
Pre-register for the hike with the hike leader.
Bring water, lunch etc.
May need plastic bags over your boots for carpooling
There will be a refreshment/pub stop afterwards.
Hike Leader: Rudolf Bosshard adk46er6067w@gmail.com e-mail please

Peninsula end-to-end: Hike # 7 - October 16, 2018

Start: 9:00 AM End: 12:30 PM Location: Bruce Peninsula National Park, Map 41 Distance: 15km shuttle Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Strenuous - Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing Hike Description:

We'll meet in a parking lot at the north end of the Halfway Dump Road in Bruce Peninsula National Park. This is as close as our cars can get to the Bruce Trail at Km 141.5. Bring money for parking.

Hike Description: We'll follow an old rough logging road to High Dump on Georgian Bay and then along the roughest piece of trail the Bruce has to offer to Halfway Dump.

Pre-register by e-mail with the leader on the Saturday preceding the hike, not before or after.
Hike Leader: Richard Reble reblerichard@gmail.com 9059450536 Any day before 9:00 pm

Walk for Health and Fun - West Hamilton - October 17, 2018

Start: 7:00 PM End: 9:00 PM Location: Corner of Mohawk and Upper Paradise in the Westcliffe Mall parking lot (near Food Basics) Distance: Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Easy - Mostly flat and usually go footing Hike Description:

Climb the steps and walk the streets and trails of West Hamilton. We will continue hiking sections of the Bruce Trail as long as daylight permits. Then we will hike the streets and rail trails that are lit. Then we will have Halloween and Christmas Light displays to view!
Hike is cancelled if there is heavy rain.
Hike Leader: Paul Lewis – (905) 331-8600 or email: outdooractive@hotmail.com

Hiker R Us - Hilton Falls - October 17, 2018

Start: 9:00 AM End: 12:00 PM Location: Parking lot at Hilton Falls. Hilton Falls CA is north of the 401 off Campbellville Road east of Guelph Line. Distance: 10 km loop Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Easy - Mostly flat and usually go footing Hike Description:

This is a Mickey MacDonald memorial hike in one of his favourite hiking areas. We will hike the trails of the Hilton Falls Conservation Area. CA fees apply.
There is no dropout point. No dogs please. There will be a refreshment/pub stop afterwards.

Please pre-register by October 10th with the leader. We hope to make lunch arrangements for the participants.
Hike Leader: Charlotte Stewart stewchar01@gmail.com 9056280509 cell 905 906 0519

Good Companions - RBG/Cherry Gate - October 17, 2018

Start: 10:30 AM End: 12:00 PM Location: Car park at Cherry Hill Gate near entrance to Hendrie Valley. This is at intersection of Plains Road West and Botanical Drive just west of main RBG building and on north side of Plains. Parking Fee. GPS Coordinates: 43.2913737 -79.8785602 Distance: 6km loop Pace: Leisurely - 3km/hr or less Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing Hike Description:

Hike in the RBG, Hendrie Valley to Valley Inn Road and return. Hope to see salmon running. Followed by lunch at Rose Garden Restaurant.
Hike Leader: Bill Fulton ibtcrbguu.fulton@gmail.com

Jordan/Balls Falls - October 18, 2018

Start: 9:30 AM End: 1:00 PM Location: Meet at Hamilton Beach, Van Wagners Beach Rd just west of Hutch's near the red brick structure. Distance: 10 km loop Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing Hike Description:

We will meet at Van Wagners Beach Rd just west of Hutch's near the red brick structure. From there we will carpool to Jordan. Allow 5 hours round trip. Anyone planning to go directly to Jordan please advise leader.

Hike Description: Starting in the village of Jordan we will hike down to Twenty-Mile Creek and then climb upstream the spectacular route to Balls Falls Conservation Area. After lunch we will return to Jordan via a different route. With luck we will see spawning salmon and spectacular fall colours. Some hills and rocky sections. Bring water, snack, lunch bugspray
Hike Leader: Terry Rose termarintl@gmail.com 905-320 6513 Text, email or phone

Grimsby Back Forty - October 18, 2018

Start: 7:00 PM End: Location: Meet in the parking lot of the Lion's Club Outdoor Pool on Elm St. in Grimsby Distance: 7km loop Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Easy - Mostly flat and usually go footing Hike Description:

Grimsby, Map 5

Directions: Tqke the QEW east to the Christie exit in Grimsby. Turn right on Christie and drive south to Elm St. one block past the main intersection downtown. Turn right on Elm and go a half block to the outdoor poll on your right.

Hike Description: What's life without an occasional surprise? The location of this hike is the surprise. There's another surprise too. Wear boots (but the wearing of boots is not the other surprise). After the hike, we'll do pub stop at the Judge and Jester in Grimsby.
Hike Leader: Richard Reble reblerichard@gmail.com 905-945-0536 Any day before 9:00 pm

Burlington Waterfront Evening Hike - October 19, 2018

Start: 7:30 PM End: 9:00 PM Location: Meet in the Lakeshore Road parking lot just east of the Waterfront Centre and restaurant Distance: Pace: Brisk - 4 to 5 km/hr Terrain: Easy - Mostly flat and usually go footing Hike Description:

This will be a brisk walk along Lake Ontario, to the canal and back. Hike will be cancelled in poor weather.

Hike Leader: Lorne Carruthers. For information call Lorne at 905- 315-8762 or email: l.carruthers@hotmail.com

Silver Creek Conservation Area - October 20, 2018

Start: 9:30 AM End: 12:30 PM Location: Entrance to Silver Creek Conservation Area on Fallbrook Trail GPS Coordinates: 43.692197, -79.967137 Distance: 8km "there and back" hike Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing Hike Description:

We’ll hike a loop and in and back, starting with the Irwin Quarry Side Trail and then up the main Bruce Trail to the Walking Fern Side Trail and back down to the longer Roberts Side Trail. This trail has easy foothpaths and some challenging rocks and roots. The Walking Fern Side Trail is a delightful challenge, like being in an enchanted forest.

Directions: From the 401, travel north on Trafalgar past Georgetown and turn Left onto Hwy 7. Turn Right onto Trafalgar Rd (#3) just before the highway curves to the left.
Turn Right onto Side Rd 27 and follow the curve as it blends with 8 Line (1.5 kms). BUT turn RIGHT and continue on Side Rd 27 to the end of the road (1 km), which is Fallbrook Trail. Turn Right and park on the side of the road.

Pre-register for the hike with the hike leader.
Hike Leader: Karen Bergmann karen.bergmann92@gmail.com 289-242-1110

STEPS, STEPS, STEPS! - October 21, 2018

Start: 9:00 AM End: 1:30 PM Location: Scenic Drive at Upper Paradise on the West Mountain Distance: 12km shuttle Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Strenuous - Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing Hike Description:

Stairs in Hamilton
Meet at the top of the Chedoke Stairs on Scenic Drive at Upper Paradise on the West Mountain.
We will then carpool to the parking lot at the Albion Falls Lookout (north of Albion Falls)
Directions: From Garth Street take Scenic Drive west to Upper Paradise. The parking lot is on your right (across from the start of Upper Paradise)
If there is no room in the parking lot you can park on the street. From the 403, take the Linc to Golf Links and turn left on Golf Links that becomes Mohawk. Then turn left (north) on to Upper Paradise until the end at Scenic Drive (parking lot will be straight ahead)
Hike Description: An energetic way to start your Day! Back again this fall!
We will do all 7 sets of escarpment stairs, including the Kenilworth & Uli’s Stairs. In between the sets of stairs we will hike parts of the Bruce Trail and the Rail Trails. The fall colours should be out! We will stop just over half way at the Tim's on Concession Street for a short snack break. We should be done between 1:30pm and 2pm.
Hike is cancelled if there is heavy rain. Rain back up date is Sunday Nov 4th
Hike Leader: Paul Lewis outdooractive@hotmail.com 905-331-8600 Please email since I check more often

Cambridge - October 21, 2018

Start: 1:00 PM End: 4:00 PM Location: rare ECO Centre parking lot (between Blair and Cambridge) 788 Blair Rd. (River side of road) Cambridge, ON GPS Coordinates: 43.3820242,-80.3609911 Distance: 8km loop Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing Hike Description:

Today we walk the limestone cliffs and alvars beside the Grand River and return to our start at the unique slit barn with its stone walls full of fossils. There is no dropout point. No dogs please.
Hike Leader: Greg Vincent vincent.greg@gmail.com 519.579.8210 M-T 7-9pm

Radial Trail, Hamilton - October 22, 2018

Start: 9:30 AM End: 12:00 PM Location: Parking lot of the Chedoke Golf Club in Hamilton Distance: 10km loop Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing Hike Description:

Hamilton Radial Trail+/-10 km loop. There is no dropout point.
Hike Leader: daljeet juneja ds.juneja@gmail.com 905-870-3088

Peninsula end-to-end: Hike # 8 - October 22, 2018

Start: 9:00 AM End: 1:30 PM Location: Meet at Km 158.1 in a parking area near the north end of Little Cove Rd. Distance: 17km shuttle Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing Hike Description:

Halfway Dump to Little Cove, Map 41, 42
Peninsula end-to-end: Hike # 8

We'll meet at Km 158.1 in a parking area near the north end of Little Cove Rd.

Hike Description: We'll closely be following the edge of Georgian Bay, taking time to explore a cave or two and enjoy the many views of Georgian Bay from the cliff. There will be a refreshment/pub stop afterwards.

Pre-register with the leader on the Saturday before the hike, not before or after.
Hike Leader: Richard Reble reblerichard@gmail.com 9059450536 Any day before 9:00 pm

Dundas Valley - October 22, 2018

Start: 9:00 AM End: 1:00 PM Location: Dundas Valley main parking lot by the Trail Centre, off of Governors Rd in Dundas at 51.9 map 8, ed 29 Distance: 15km "there and bank" Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing Hike Description:

Begin hike at the Trail Centre in Dundas Valley Conservation Area to the main trail connecting to the Headwaters trail and back. A parking fee applies. There is no dropout point. No dogs please. There will be a refreshment/pub stop afterwards.

Hike Leader: Wayne Riley wlr8362@gmail.com
289-456-3498 RSVP

Peninsula end-to-end: Hike # 9 - October 23, 2018

Start: 9:00 AM End: 12:00 PM Location: Meet in the parking lot of the Tobermory Community Centre on Hwy. 6 Distance: 13km shuttle hike Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing Hike Description:

This is short hike so it includes the Burnt Trail Side Trail and an optional visit to the National Park Visitor Centre. There is no dropout point.
There will be a refreshment/pub stop afterwards.

Pre-register on the Saturday before the hike, not before or after.
Hike Leader: Richard Reble reblerichard@gmail.com 9059450536 Any day before 9:00 pm

Walk for Health and Fun - West Hamilton - October 24, 2018

Start: 7:00 PM End: 9:00 PM Location: Corner of Mohawk and Upper Paradise in the Westcliffe Mall parking lot (near Food Basics) Distance: Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Easy - Mostly flat and usually go footing Hike Description:

Climb the steps and walk the streets and trails of West Hamilton. We will continue hiking sections of the Bruce Trail as long as daylight permits. Then we will hike the streets and rail trails that are lit. Then we will have Halloween and Christmas Light displays to view!
Hike is cancelled if there is heavy rain.
Hike Leader: Paul Lewis – (905) 331-8600 or email: outdooractive@hotmail.com

Hikers R Us - Oakville - October 24, 2018

Start: 9:00 AM End: 12:30 PM Location: Meet at the Oakville Town Hall, 1225 Trafalgar Road, Oakville. Entrance is just north of the QEW on Trafalgar Road. Entrance is off White Oaks Blvd Distance: 12km loop Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing Hike Description:

Hike the trails of Oakville north of the QEW in a westward direction. There is no dropout point.
No dogs please. There will be a refreshment/pub stop afterwards.
Please pre-register for the hike by Tuesday evening.
Hike Leader: Norman Young mny176@outlook.com 905 845 0939 cell 905 330 6605

Good Companions - Crawford Lake - October 24, 2018

Start: 10:00 AM End: Location: In the parking lot immediately to the left of the entrance kiosk. There is an entrance fee unless you have a Halton Conservation Pass. Distance: 10km loop Pace: Leisurely - 3km/hr or less Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing Hike Description:

We will follow the main trail to the lookout and then into the Nassagaweya Canyon returning via the side trails. Some hills and some rocky sections. Dropout at 4K to complete a 5k loop.

Directions: North on Guelph Line via Lowville. Approx. 3km north of Lowville turn right on Conservation Rd.

Hike Leader: Vicki Grant mrsvcg@aol.com 905-689-6200

Ancaster Hike - October 25, 2018

Start: 10:00 AM End: Location: Meet at the Ancaster Little League Baseball Field on the Jerseyville Side Rd. Distance: 12km loop Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Strenuous - Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing Hike Description:

Directions: From Hamilton take 403 to West. Exit at Wilson St in Ancaster. Turn right on Wilson St. At the traffic take the exit right onto Meadowbrook St (3nd exit). Take Meadowbrook to Jerseyville Side Rd. and turn right. Just past the high school, the Little League Park is on the right at the bottom of the hill.
Hike Description: This 12 km loop hike through the Spring Valley section of Dundas Valley.
Hike Leader: Lorraine Sherred 13hiking13@gmail.com

Grimsby Back Forty - East Hamilton's Waterfront Trail - October 25, 2018

Start: 7:00 PM End: Location: Meet at the parking lot just to the right of Hutch's as you face it, on Van Wagner's Rd, which can be accessed by Centennial Pkwy. or Beach Blvd. When you turn into the lot, make sure you park to the right of the restaurant and not in its business place directly in front. Distance: 8km "there and back" Pace: Brisk - 4 to 5 km/hr Terrain: Easy - Mostly flat and usually go footing Hike Description:

The Waterfront Trail is in Grimsby's back forty. We'll hike it from Hutch's on Van Wagner's Beach to the Burlington Canal and back. Running shoes are good for this one. After the hike we can go do pub stop at the nearby Firth and Flagon.
Hike Leader: Richard Reble reblerichard@gmail.com 905-945-0536 Any day before 9:00 pm

Burlington Waterfront Evening Hike - October 26, 2018

Start: 7:30 PM End: 9:00 PM Location: Meet in the Lakeshore Road parking lot just east of the Waterfront Centre and restaurant Distance: Pace: Brisk - 4 to 5 km/hr Terrain: Easy - Mostly flat and usually go footing Hike Description:

This will be a brisk walk along Lake Ontario, to the canal and back. Hike will be cancelled in poor weather.

Hike Leader: Lorne Carruthers. For information call Lorne at 905- 315-8762 or email: l.carruthers@hotmail.com

Toronto Section - Silver Creek - October 28, 2018

Start: 9:30 AM End: Location: Scotsdale Farm parking lot. Map 13 Distance: 9km loop Pace: Leisurely - 3km/hr or less Terrain: Easy - Mostly flat and usually go footing Hike Description:

We will hike from Scotsdale Farm along the Bennett Heritage Trail to join the main trail just south of 27 Sideroad and then return to Scotsdale Farm via the Maureen Smith side trail. Hiking boots or comfortable walking shoes suggested. Bring water and a snack. Please consider carrying these in a knapsack or fanny pack to be more comfortable. Please arrive at meeting place at least 15 minutes before hike begins.

Directions: Take Trafalgar Rd exit off Hwy 401 and travel north on Trafalgar Rd through Stewartown and continue to lights at merge with Hwy 7. Turn left at lights and continue traveling north for about 4 km where Hwy 7 carries on to left and Trafalgar Rd exits on right. Continue north on Trafalgar Rd and after about 2 km turn right into Scotsdale Farm. Drive east along the gravel road to the parking lot on the left in front of the farmhouse. The hike leader’s car will have a Canadian flag attached to the window behind the driver’s seat. We will leave all cars at the meeting place while we complete this loop hike.

Hike Leader: Robert Gillespie robert_gillespie@bell.net email only.
Pre-register for the hike with the hike leader at robert_gillespie@bell.net

Junior Hiker - Grindstone Creek - October 28, 2018

Start: 11:00 AM End: Location: We will meet at roadside parking on Mountain Brow Rd across from Flanders Rd (between Watertown Rd and King Rd) GPS Coordinates: 43.331568/79.880989 Distance: 5km loop Pace: Brisk - 4 to 5 km/hr Terrain: Easy - Mostly flat and usually go footing Hike Description:

Grindstone Creek, Waterdown, Map 9
This 3.5 km loop hike will take approximately 2.5 hours and is at a slower pace over difficult terrain. It follows a side trail down the escarpment to Grindstone Creek where children may explore the creek. About half way along the creek we will stop for lunch. Following we lunch we have a steep climb to the top of Grindstone Creek's falls, view the falls and then proceed along a second climb to Flanders Road and return to our cars.
Pre-register for the hike with the hike leader.
Email or text please.
Hike Leader: Cynthia Archer archercynthiab@gmail.com 416 573 4236

East Hamilton Escarpment and Red Hill Valley - October 28, 2018

Start: 9:00 AM End: Location: Parking area on Mountain Brow Blvd, just north of km 27.2, via the Redhill Creek Side Trail and Mohawk Side Trail GPS Coordinates: 43.211737, -79.815689 Distance: 8km loop Pace: Brisk - 4 to 5 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing Hike Description:

A loop hike using the main trail, side trails, Escarpment Rail Trail, and other trails in the Red Hill Valley. Brisk pace: about 8 km in 2 hours
Directions: The parking area is located on Mountain Brow Blvd, between the end of Mohawk Rd East and the Mohawk 4 Ice Centre (710 Mountain Brow Blvd)
Hike Leader: Douglas Boyce dboyce004@gmail.com 905-928-4509

Gentle Hikes - Crawford Lake - October 28, 2018

Start: 10:00 AM End: Location: 10:00 am Meet in the lower parking lot of Crawford Lake Conservation Area off of Guelph Line, east side Distance: 7km loop Pace: Leisurely - 3km/hr or less Terrain: Easy - Mostly flat and usually go footing Hike Description:

A gentle hike for families and hikers looking for a shorter, more gentle hike. We will use a combination of Bruce Trail (white and blue) and Conservation Area trails to explore this lovely area. Some rocky areas. Bring water and a snack and wear appropriate footwear. Parking fee or Conservation area pass. There is no dropout point.
No dogs please. There will be a refreshment/pub stop afterwards.

Directions: Take Guelph Line to north of Derry Road. The conservation area is on the east side of Guelph Line.

Hike Leader: Anne Armstrong hikingrandma@gmail.com Cell 905 617 3937

Radial Trail, Hamilton - October 29, 2018

Start: 9:30 AM End: 12:00 PM Location: Parking lot of the Chedoke Golf Club in Hamilton Distance: 10km loop Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing Hike Description:

Hamilton Radial Trail+/-10 km loop. There is no dropout point.
Hike Leader: daljeet juneja ds.juneja@gmail.com 905-870-3088

Hamilton Hike - October 29, 2018

Start: 9:00 AM End: Location: Depart from Borer's Dog Park parking lot on York Rd just south of Valley Rd. GPS Coordinates: 43.289426/79.927153 . A side trail connect the Dog Park to 63.5 km on the main trail. GPS Coordinates: 43.289426/79.927153 Distance: 15km "there and back" Pace: Brisk - 4 to 5 km/hr Terrain: Easy - Mostly flat and usually go footing Hike Description:

We will follow the Ray Lowes Side Trail into RBG and loop through various RBG trails to the water.
Hike Leader: Cynthia Archer archercynthiab@gmail.com 416 573 4236

Walk for Health and Fun - West Hamilton - October 31, 2018

Start: 7:00 PM End: 9:00 PM Location: Corner of Mohawk and Upper Paradise in the Westcliffe Mall parking lot (near Food Basics) Distance: Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing Hike Description:

Climb the steps and walk the streets and trails of West Hamilton. We will continue hiking sections of the Bruce Trail as long as daylight permits. Then we will hike the streets and rail trails that are lit. Then we will have Halloween and Christmas Light displays to view!
Hike is cancelled if there is heavy rain.
Hike Leader: Paul Lewis – (905) 331-8600 or email: outdooractive@hotmail.com

Hikers R Us - Oakville - October 31, 2018

Start: 9:00 AM End: Location: Meet at Oakville Town Hall, 1225 Trafalgar Road, Oakville. Directions: Oakville Town Hall is on Trafalgar Road just above the QEW. Entrance is off White Oaks Blvd. Distance: 14km loop Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing Hike Description:

A loop hike up Joshua Creek, Oakville. If you wish, lunch at Oakville Place afterwards.
Pre-register for the hike with the hike leader
Please confirm attendance by Tuesday evening.
Hike Leader: Norman Young mny176@outlook.com
905 845 0939 cell 905 330 6605

Good Companions - Clappison Woods - October 31, 2018

Start: 10:00 AM End: Location: In front of Walmart Supercentre on the south side of HWY 5 between Clappison Corners and Waterdown. GPS Coordinates: 43.316596/-79.908848 Distance: 8km loop Pace: Leisurely - 3km/hr or less Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing Hike Description:

Combination of main trail, side trails and local trails in Clappison Woods and Rockcliffe. Some hills. Shopping for Halloween candy optional.
Directions: Take HWY 5 east from Clappison Corners OR west from Waterdown

Hike Leader: Terry Rose termarintl@gmail.com 905-320-6513 Text, phone or email

Dundas Peak - November 1, 2018

Start: 10:00 AM End: 1:00 PM Location: Dundas Driving Park end of Cross Street in Dundas Distance: 10km "there and back" hike Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing Hike Description:

Hike starts at Dundas Driving Park and joins a side trail to Dundas Peak and beyond to Tews Falls. Uphill at the outset. Bring water, snack, lunch and who knows? Icers if there’s snow.
Hike Leader: Marion Fletcher octother@aol.com (905) 628-5537 No answering machine

Directions: Cross street in Dundas runs from King Street, Dundas, straight into Dundas Driving Park where there is lots of free parking. If you don't see hikers gathering,go to the gatepost entrance and the leader will check there for you.

Burlington Waterfront Evening Hike - November 2, 2018

Start: 7:30 PM End: 9:00 PM Location: Meet in the Lakeshore Road parking lot just east of the Waterfront Centre and restaurant Distance: Pace: Brisk - 4 to 5 km/hr Terrain: Easy - Mostly flat and usually go footing Hike Description:

This will be a brisk walk along Lake Ontario, to the canal and back. Hike will be cancelled in poor weather.

Hike Leader: Lorne Carruthers. For information call Lorne at 905- 315-8762 or email: l.carruthers@hotmail.com

Niagara E2E Hike #1 of 4 - St. Catharines - November 3, 2018

Start: 8:30 AM End: 3:30 PM Location: Meet where Glendale Avenue intersects with the Merritt Trail at km 21.9 Map 2 GPS coordinates: 43.1369986, -79.2167563 in the grocery store parking lot - west side Distance: 23 Pace: Brisk - 4 to 5 km/hr Terrain: Strenuous - Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing Hike Description:

Niagara November 2018 End-to-End hike #1 of 4

Meet at 8:15 for 8:30 am departure.  We will car shuttle to km 44.5, Map 3 and hike back through the Short Hills Provincial Park.  We begin this End-to-End series with this section because the section through the Short Hills may be closed the following week for the Six-Nations annual deer hunt.

No dropouts, hiking boots required, no dogs.

Driving Directions:  QEW to St. Catharines, turn right onto Hwy 406 to Glendale Ave.  Turn left and drive about 300 meters. Turn left and continue to grocery store parking lot.

Pre-registration by e-mail to hike leader:

Victoria Best, 905-257-6815;  call only between 6-9 pm; text at any time or e-mail victoriaahb@yahoo.ca  or

Fayyaz Mahmood, 416-629-0309 or fmshuja@hotmail.com

 

Tommy Thompson Park - November 4, 2018

Start: 10:00 AM End: 1:00 PM Location: 1 Leslie Street, Toronto, (foot of Leslie Street) Distance: 12km "there and back" hike Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Easy - Mostly flat and usually go footing Hike Description:

Join Jeanette and Greg as we walk on Lake Ontario! Today we will walk the length of Tommy Thompson Park out into Lake Ontario on the Leslie Street Spit. This "spit" has been made from the rubble from an ever growing Toronto. Excellent views of Toronto and Lake Ontario along our walk.
Hike Leader: Greg Vincent vincent.greg@gmail.com 519. 579.8210 M-T 7-9pm

Radial Trail, Hamilton - November 5, 2018

Start: 9:30 AM End: 12:00 PM Location: Parking lot of the Chedoke Golf Club in Hamilton Distance: 10km loop Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing Hike Description:

Hamilton Radial Trail+/-10 km loop. There is no dropout point.
Hike Leader: daljeet juneja ds.juneja@gmail.com 905-870-3088

Speyside - November 5, 2018

Start: 9:00 AM End: 2:00 PM Location: Depart from parking area at 17 Sideroad Access Trail that connects with14.1 km on the main trail,GPS Coordinates: 43.592859/79.980456 Distance: 15km "there and back" hike Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr, Brisk - 4 to 5 km/hr Terrain: Easy - Mostly flat and usually go footing Hike Description:

We will hike to the first look out at Scotch Block to enjoy our lunch before returning to our cars.
Hike Leader: Cynthia Archer archercynthiab@gmail.com 416 573 4236

Directions: Heading north on Highway 25, just north of the Speyside lights turn right onto 17 Sideroad

Walk for Health and Fun - West Hamilton - November 7, 2018

Start: 7:00 PM End: 9:00 PM Location: Corner of Mohawk and Upper Paradise in the Westcliffe Mall parking lot (near Food Basics) Distance: Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing Hike Description:

Climb the steps and walk the streets and trails of West Hamilton. We will continue hiking sections of the Bruce Trail as long as daylight permits. Then we will hike the streets and rail trails that are lit. Then we will have Halloween and Christmas Light displays to view!
Hike is cancelled if there is heavy rain.
Hike Leader: Paul Lewis – (905) 331-8600 or email: outdooractive@hotmail.com

Guelph Lake - November 7, 2018

Start: 9:00 AM End: 1:00 PM Location: Victoria Rd N, Guelph; east of Jessica Ln and the Speed River GPS Coordinates: 43.587477, -80.273448 Distance: 12km "there and back" hike Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing Hike Description:

Please email Louise 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!
Hike Leader: Louise Langlais langlaislouise@gmail.com 5192224040

Good Companions - Dundas Valley CA - November 7, 2018

Start: 10:00 AM End: 12:30 PM Location: Dundas Valley conservation Area. Meet in the parking lot closest to the trail centre. Distance: 8km loop Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing Hike Description:

We will follow the main loop of the conservation area as well as veering off on the blue trail for an extra loop. Bring bugspray, water, snack and lunch. We will eat our lunch at the trail centre. Coffee and other drinks are available there. Directions: Dundas Valley conservation area is off Governor's Rd in Dundas. If you are coming from downtown Dundas make a right turn along Governor's Rd. Travel approx 4 km and watch for the C/A on you left. C/A fee or DVCA membership is required.

Toronto Section - Hilton Falls - November 8, 2018

Start: 9:30 AM End: 12:30 PM Location: Hilton Falls CA Parking Lot Distance: 10km shuttle hike Pace: Leisurely - 3km/hr or less Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing Hike Description:

This hike will take us along the top of the escarpment. There will be some rocky areas so poles might be useful. We should get some good views. Bring water and a snack or lunch. No dogs please. There will be a refreshment/pub stop afterwards.
Hike Leader: Anne/Phill Armstrong hikingrandma@gmail.com 905 33. 3937/Cell 905 617 3937

Directions: Meet in the parking lot of Hilton Falls Conservation Area. Parking fee or Conservation Area Pass. We will car shuttle to St. Helena's Rd. off of Highway 25. Hilton Falls is located on the north side of Number 5 Side Road (also known as Regional Rd. 9 or Campbellville Rd.), between Guelph Line and Highway 25.

Burlington Waterfront Evening Hike - November 9, 2018

Start: 7:30 PM End: 9:00 PM Location: Meet in the Lakeshore Road parking lot just east of the Waterfront Centre and restaurant Distance: Pace: Brisk - 4 to 5 km/hr Terrain: Easy - Mostly flat and usually go footing Hike Description:

This will be a brisk walk along Lake Ontario, to the canal and back. Hike will be cancelled in poor weather.

Hike Leader: Lorne Carruthers. For information call Lorne at 905- 315-8762 or email: l.carruthers@hotmail.com

Niagara E2E Hike #2 of 4 - Queenston - November 10, 2018

Start: 8:30 AM End: 3:30 PM Location: Meet where Glendale Avenue intersects with the Merritt Trail at km 21.9 Map 2 GPS coordinates: N 43.1369986, W -79.2167563 in the grocery store parking lot - west side Distance: 22 Pace: Brisk - 4 to 5 km/hr Terrain: Strenuous - Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing Hike Description:

Niagara November 2018 End-to-End hike #2 of 4

Meet at 8:15 for 8:30 am departure.  We will car shuttle to km 0.0 Map 1 and hike back through Queenston Heights and Woodend Conservation Area.

Bring lunch and water. No dropouts, hiking boots required, no dogs.

Driving Directions:  QEW to St. Catharines, turn right onto Hwy 406 to Glendale Ave., Turn left and drive about 300 meters.  Turn left and continue to grocery store parking lot.

 

Pre-registration by e-mail to hike leader.

Victoria Best, 905-257-6815; call between 6-9 pm; text at any time or e-mail victoriaahb@yahoo.ca or contact

Fayyaz Mahmood, 416-629-0309 or fmshuja@hotmail.com.

Limehouse - November 10, 2018

Start: 9:30 AM End: 12:30 PM Location: Meet in the village of Limehouse at the corner of 5th Line and 22 Side Road. Parking is along the road by the old church/community hall. GPS Coordinates: 43.6364675,-79.9760645 Distance: 8km loop Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing Hike Description:

Directions: From the 401 west, take the Trafalgar Road exit north and drive 17.5 kms to 15 Side Road. Turn Left onto 15 Side Road and drive 2.8 kms to Fifth Line and turn Right. Drive 4.3 kms to the village of Limehouse. You will see cars parked along 22 Side Road at that corner
Hike Description: Limehouse has two great sets of loops – the main loop that goes through the Conservation Area and crosses a lovely creek and leads to old lime kilns and goes through the “hole in the wall” and a second series of main and side trails a little further up that go through a beautiful forest.
Pre-register for the hike with the hike leader.
Hike Leader: Karen Bergmann karen.bergmann92@gmail.com 289-242-1110

Junior Hiker - Albion Falls - November 10, 2018

Start: 11:00 AM End: 1:30 PM Location: Parking lot on Mud Street near the corner of Mountain Brow Blvd and Pritchard Rd.GPS Coordinates: 43.200682/79.814521 Distance: 5km loop Pace: Leisurely - 3km/hr or less Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing Hike Description:

We will hike 4 km starting from the Mud Street Side trial which joins the main trail at 26.5 km, then climb the escarpment and loop back to our cars stopping long the way at Albion Falls for a picnic.
Children may earn the Fall Junior Hiker Badge. Cost for the badge is $5.
Pre-register for the hike with the hike leader.
Hike Leader: Cynthia Archer archercynthiab@gmail.com 416 573 4236

East Hamilton Escarpment and Red Hill Valley - November 11, 2018

Start: 9:00 AM End: 11:00 AM Location: Parking area on Mountain Brow Blvd, just north of km 27.2, via the Redhill Creek Side Trail and Mohawk Side Trail .GPS Coordinates: 43.211737, -79.815689 Distance: 8km loop Pace: Brisk - 4 to 5 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing Hike Description:

Directions: The parking area is located on Mountain Brow Blvd, between the end of Mohawk Rd East and the Mohawk 4 Ice Centre (710 Mountain Brow Blvd)
Hike Description: A loop hike using the main trail, side trails, Escarpment Rail Trail, and other trails in the Red Hill Valley. Brisk pace: about 8 km in 2 hours
Hike Leader: Douglas Boyce dboyce004@gmail.com 905-928-4509

Radial Trail, Hamilton - November 12, 2018

Start: 9:30 AM End: 12:00 PM Location: Parking lot of the Chedoke Golf Club in Hamilton Distance: 10km loop Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing Hike Description:

Hamilton Radial Trail+/-10 km loop. There is no dropout point.
Hike Leader: daljeet juneja ds.juneja@gmail.com 905-870-3088

Eramosa Karst, Stoney Creek - November 12, 2018

Start: 9:00 AM End: 12:00 PM Location: Eramosa Park parking area in Stoney Creek on Upper Mt Albion Road off of Highland Rd.GPS Coordinates: 43.187300/79.812300 Distance: 10km loop Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Easy - Mostly flat and usually go footing Hike Description:

Let's explore the Eramosa Karst with 7 km of trail. We will also check out part of the East Mountain Trail Loop. Parking fee is $5 per day or free on a Hamilton Conservation Area pass. Pre-register for the hike with the hike leader.
Hike Leader: Cynthia Archer archercynthiab@gmail.com 416 573 4236

Niagara End-to End #1 - November 13, 2018

Start: 8:00 AM End: Location: Grimsby Lion’s Community Pool & carpool to Ball’s Falls,1 Elm St, Grimsby, ON L3M 3J6 https://goo.gl/maps/Ea8iWaa7N3t Distance: 30 km shuttle Pace: Fast - 5+ km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing Hike Description:

This is a series of three hikes Nov 13, 14, 15 to complete the 80km Niagara Section. Each of the 3 days will be between 25 & 30km at a fast pace.
Pre-register for the hike with the hike leader.
Please email: ruthdmoffatt@gmail.com to pre-register. Please note that this hike will be Fast-paced & will be limited to 10 people.
Hike Leader: Ruth Moffatt ruthdmoffatt@gmail.com 9059287056

Walk for Health and Fun - West Hamilton - November 14, 2018

Start: 7:00 PM End: 9:00 PM Location: Corner of Mohawk and Upper Paradise in the Westcliffe Mall parking lot (near Food Basics) Distance: Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing Hike Description:

Climb the steps and walk the streets and trails of West Hamilton. We will continue hiking sections of the Bruce Trail as long as daylight permits. Then we will hike the streets and rail trails that are lit. Then we will have Halloween and Christmas Light displays to view!
Hike is cancelled if there is heavy rain.
Hike Leader: Paul Lewis – (905) 331-8600 or email: outdooractive@hotmail.com

Scotsdale Farm/Silver Creek - November 14, 2018

Start: 9:00 AM End: 1:00 PM Location: Scotsdale Farm parking lot. Map 13, km 29.7 GPS Coordinates: N43.687772, - W79.990300 Distance: 13km loop Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing Hike Description:

We will hike the Main BTC trail, Bennett Heritage and Great Esker Trails. There will be a refreshment/pub stop afterwards.
Hike Leader: Steven White stevenwhite901@gmail.com
289-242-9415

Directions: From 401, north on Trafalgar Rd to Highway 7 turn left, go about 1.5 km turn right on Trafalgar and go about 1.7 km turn right in Scotsdale Farm

Good Companions - King's Forest - November 14, 2018

Start: 10:00 AM End: 12:00 PM Location: Mud Street parking lot near Pritchard Road in East Hamilton Mountain Distance: 8km loop Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing Hike Description:

We will do a 100% loop hike on the King's Forest trails in the Red Hill Valley.
Hike Leader: Vern Erickson verickson@cogeco.ca 9056674370

Dundas Valley - November 15, 2018

Start: 10:00 AM End: 1:30 PM Location: Last parking lot in Dundas Valley C.A. free with HCA membership or $10 parking fee Distance: 11km loop Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Strenuous - Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing Hike Description:

Directions: From the 403 W take the Main St. W. Exit. Turn left onto Main St and travel to Osler Dr. Turn right and Follow Governor's Rd. Turn Left onto Governor's Rd and follow to the Dundas Valley C.A. at the edge of town. It will be on your left.
Hike Description: This 11 km loop hike will take approximately 3.5 hours and is at a medium pace over easy terrain. There is no dropout point. No dogs please. Bring water, snack, lunch, and who knows?? Icers if there is snow and ice.
Hike Leader: Lorraine Sherred 13hiking13@gmail.com

Burlington Waterfront Evening Hike - November 16, 2018

Start: 7:30 PM End: 9:00 PM Location: Meet in the Lakeshore Road parking lot just east of the Waterfront Centre and restaurant Distance: Pace: Brisk - 4 to 5 km/hr Terrain: Easy - Mostly flat and usually go footing Hike Description:

This will be a brisk walk along Lake Ontario, to the canal and back. Hike will be cancelled in poor weather.

Hike Leader: Lorne Carruthers. For information call Lorne at 905- 315-8762 or email: l.carruthers@hotmail.com

Niagara E2E Hike #3 of 4 - Balls Falls - November 18, 2018

Start: 8:30 AM End: 3:30 PM Location: Meet at Rockway Community Centre at km 44.5 Map 3 GPS coordinates: N43.111255, W-79.321901 Distance: 21 Pace: Brisk - 4 to 5 km/hr Terrain: Strenuous - Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing Hike Description:

Niagara November 2018 End-to-End hike #3 of 4

Please Note:  unlike the other Saturday hikes of this series, this hike takes place on a Sunday.

Meet at 8:15 for 8:30 am departure.  We will car shuttle to km 65.0 Map 4 and hike back through Cave Springs, Ball's Falls and Louth Conservation Areas.

Bring lunch and water.  No dropouts. Hiking boots required. No dogs.

Driving Directions:  QEW to St. Catharines, turn right on Hwy 406 to Glendale Ave.  Turn right on Glendale Ave to Pelham Rd. to Rockway Community Centre.  Park only on the east side of the building.

Pre-registration by e-mail to hike leader:

Victoria Best, 905-257-6815;  call between 6-9 pm; text at any time or e-mail victoriaahb@yahoo.ca

or contact Fayyaz Mahmood, 416-629-0309 or fmshuja@hotmail.com

Oakville Sixteen Mile Creek Valley - November 18, 2018

Start: 10:00 AM End: 12:30 PM Location: Southwest corner of the parking lot at the intersection of Neyagawa and River Glen Blvd. in Oakville, near the baseball fields. Distance: 8km loop Pace: Leisurely - 3km/hr or less Terrain: Easy - Mostly flat and usually go footing Hike Description:

A gentle hike for families and hikers who are looking for an easier hike. This hike has easy terrain with some long, but gentle hills. Slow steady hiking will get you to the top. Bring water and a snack. Wear appropriate footwear. There is no dropout point.
No dogs please. There will be a refreshment/pub stop afterwards.

Hike Leader: Anne Armstrong hikingrandma@gmail.com 905 337 3937/Cell 905 617 3917 Directions: From Highway 5 travel south on Neyagawa to River Glen Blvd. and turn left (east). The parking lot is on your right.
From Upper Middle Rd. take Neyagawa north to River Glen Blvd. and turn right (east). The parking lot is on your right.

Blue Mountains Section: Devils Glen - November 18, 2018

Start: 9:00 AM End: 3:00 PM Location: Devils Glen Provincial parking off County Rd 124 at 30.1 km on Map 22,GPS Coordinates: 44.361302/80.208208 Distance: 18km shuttle Pace: Brisk - 4 to 5 km/hr Terrain: Strenuous - Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing Hike Description:

Depart: 9:00 am We will meet at Devils Glen Provincial parking off County Rd 124 at 30.1 km on Map 22.We will shuttle to km 12.6 and hike north through Nottawasaga to our cars. If there is enough interest, more hikes to complete this section will be planned. Please pre-register so you may be contacted if weather requires a change in the hike. There is no dropout point.
There will be a refreshment/pub stop afterwards.
Pre-register for the hike with the hike leader.
Hike Leader: Cynthia Archer archercynthiab@gmail.com 416 573 4236

Radial Trail, Hamilton - November 19, 2018

Start: 9:30 AM End: 12:00 PM Location: Parking lot of the Chedoke Golf Club in Hamilton Distance: 10km loop Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing Hike Description:

Hamilton Radial Trail+/-10 km loop. There is no dropout point.
Hike Leader: daljeet juneja ds.juneja@gmail.com 905-870-3088

Campbellville/ Hilton Falls - November 19, 2018

Start: 9:00 AM End: 1:00 PM Location: Hilton Falls Conservation Area, 4985 Campbellville Rd, Milton GPS Coordinates: 43.505630, -79.962052 Distance: 12km loop Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing Hike Description:

Please email Louise 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!
Hike Leader: Louise Langlais langlaislouise@gmail.com 5192224040

Walk for Health and Fun - West Hamilton - November 21, 2018

Start: 7:00 PM End: 9:00 PM Location: Corner of Mohawk and Upper Paradise in the Westcliffe Mall parking lot (near Food Basics) Distance: Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing Hike Description:

Climb the steps and walk the streets and trails of West Hamilton. We will continue hiking sections of the Bruce Trail as long as daylight permits. Then we will hike the streets and rail trails that are lit. Then we will have Halloween and Christmas Light displays to view!
Hike is cancelled if there is heavy rain.
Hike Leader: Paul Lewis – (905) 331-8600 or email: outdooractive@hotmail.com

Hikers R Us - Oakville - November 21, 2018

Start: 9:00 AM End: 1:00 PM Location: Shell Park, Oakville, is at 3307 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville Distance: 14km loop Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing Hike Description:

Directions: Shell Park is at 3307 Lakeshore Road W., which is east of Bronte Road and west of Burloak.
Hike Description: A loop hike in Shell Park and the surrounding area.
There is no dropout point.
No dogs please. There will be a refreshment/pub stop afterwards.
Pre-register for the hike with the hike leader.
Please confirm attendance by Tuesday evening.
Hike Leader: Norman Young mny176@outlook.com
905 845 0939 cell 905 330 6605

Good Companions - North Burlington - November 21, 2018

Start: 10:00 AM End: 12:30 PM Location: City View Park, Burlington - north car park (one closest to HWY 5) GPS Coordinates: 43.352729/-79.865776 Distance: 8km "there and back" hike Pace: Leisurely - 3km/hr or less Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing Hike Description:

Directions: From the south go north on Kerns Road. Turn right into the north car park just before you reach HWY 5. From all other directions turn south off HWY 5 onto Kerns Road and take first left into north car park
Hike Description: From City View Park we will head west towards Waterdown and return by a similar route. Turnaround point will depend on conditions. Mostly flat; some rocky sections.
Hike Leader: Terry Rose termarintl@gmail.com 905-320-6513 Text, phone or email

Kilbride in/out to Crawford Lake CA - November 22, 2018

Start: 9:30 AM End: 1:30 PM Location: Back of Kilbride Public School (by tennis courts), 6611 Panton St. (just off Kilbride St.) Distance: 16km "there and back" hike Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing Hike Description:

Starting at Kilbride Public School we will complete an in/out hike thru kilbride to hook up with the BT and hike thru the lush Yaremko-Ridley Nature Reserve to the Calcium Pits. From there we will make our way into Crawford CA for lunch and back. Bring water, snacks and lunch. Icers may be necessary.
Hike Leader: Karen Capindale-Smith jsmith62@cogeco.ca 905-332-7254 Hike morning use cell (905-749-0914)

Burlington Waterfront Evening Hike - November 23, 2018

Start: 7:30 PM End: 9:00 PM Location: Meet in the Lakeshore Road parking lot just east of the Waterfront Centre and restaurant Distance: Pace: Brisk - 4 to 5 km/hr Terrain: Easy - Mostly flat and usually go footing Hike Description:

This will be a brisk walk along Lake Ontario, to the canal and back. Hike will be cancelled in poor weather.

Hike Leader: Lorne Carruthers. For information call Lorne at 905- 315-8762 or email: l.carruthers@hotmail.com

Niagara E2E Hike #4 of 4 - Grimsby - November 24, 2018

Start: 8:30 AM End: 3:30 PM Location: Meet at road side parking on Quarry Road at km 65.0 Map 4 GPS coordinates N 43.1428057, W -79.4587077 Distance: 20 Pace: Brisk - 4 to 5 km/hr Terrain: Strenuous - Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing Hike Description:

Niagara November 2018 End-to-End hike #4 of 4

Meet at 8:15 for 8:30 am departure.   We will car shuttle to Iroquoia section km 4.7, Map 5 and hike back through Beamer Memorial Conservation Area and Mountainview Conservation Area.

Bring a lunch and water.  No dropouts; hiking boots required; no dogs.

Driving Directions:  QEW south to Beamsville; turn right on Ontario St.; turn left on King St.; turn right on Quarry Rd.

Pre-registration by e-mail to hike leader:

Victoria Best, 905-257-6815;  call between 6-9 pm; text at any time or e-mail victoriaahb@yahoo.ca

or contact Fayyaz Mahmood, 416-629-0309 or fmshuja@hotmail.com

East Hamilton Escarpment and Red Hill Valley - November 25, 2018

Start: 9:00 AM End: 11:00 AM Location: Parking area on Mountain Brow Blvd, just north of km 27.2, via the Redhill Creek Side Trail and Mohawk Side Trail GPS Coordinates: 43.211737, -79.815689 Distance: 8km loop Pace: Brisk - 4 to 5 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing Hike Description:

Directions: The parking area is located on Mountain Brow Blvd, between the end of Mohawk Rd East and the Mohawk 4 Ice Centre (710 Mountain Brow Blvd)
Hike Description: A loop hike using the main trail, side trails, Escarpment Rail Trail, and other trails in the Red Hill Valley. Brisk pace: about 8 km in 2 hours
Hike Leader: Douglas Boyce dboyce004@gmail.com 905-928-4509

Crawford Lake - November 26, 2018

Start: 9:00 AM End: 1:30 PM Location: Front Crawford Lake parking lot by the pay station, fee applies Distance: 15km "there and back" hike Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing Hike Description:

Directions: Take Guelph Line to just north of Derry Rd, Crawford Lake CA will be on the east side
Hike Description: Start at the Crawford Lake visitor centre, hike to Rattlesnake Point side trail and return There is no dropout point.
No dogs please. There will be a refreshment/pub stop afterwards.
Hike Leader: Steven White stevenwhite901@gmail.com 289-242-9415

Walk for Health and Fun - West Hamilton - November 28, 2018

Start: 7:00 PM End: 9:00 PM Location: Corner of Mohawk and Upper Paradise in the Westcliffe Mall parking lot (near Food Basics) Distance: Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing Hike Description:

Climb the steps and walk the streets and trails of West Hamilton. We will continue hiking sections of the Bruce Trail as long as daylight permits. Then we will hike the streets and rail trails that are lit. Then we will have Halloween and Christmas Light displays to view!
Hike is cancelled if there is heavy rain.
Hike Leader: Paul Lewis – (905) 331-8600 or email: outdooractive@hotmail.com

Albion Hills Conservation Area - November 28, 2018

Start: 9:00 AM End: 2:00 PM Location: Albion Hills Conservation area, 16500 Regional Road 50, Caledon Distance: 15km loop Pace: Brisk - 4 to 5 km/hr Terrain: Easy - Mostly flat and usually go footing Hike Description:

We will loop through the park over gentle hills.
We will meet in the conservation area. The fee on the web was $6.50/$5.50 per adult/senior. After you enter the park off Regional Road 50, take the second park road on the left from the main entrance roadway. According to the map on the park's web it is near kiosk 21.
Hike Leader: Cynthia Archer archercynthiab@gmail.com
416 573 4236

Good Companions - RBG North Shore Trail - November 28, 2018

Start: 10:00 AM End: 1:00 PM Location: Former RBG York Road Parking Lot in Dundas Distance: 8km "there and back" hike Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing Hike Description:

Directions: Park alongside of York Road or park at the Dog Park near Valley Rd. and walk down to the former parking lot where the group is meeting.
Hike Description: Easy hike, a few hills. We'll take a break at the nature center (which has a restroom). Bring snack/drink and icers (it there is snow).
Hike Leader: Linda Robinson fly@execulink.com

RBG-North Shore Trail - November 29, 2018

Start: 10:00 AM End: 12:00 PM Location: Former RBG York Road Parking Lot in Dundas Distance: 8km loop Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing Hike Description:

Directions: Park alongside of York Road or park at the Dog Park near
Valley Rd. and walk down to the former parking lot where the group is
meeting.
Hike Description: Easy hike, a few hills. We'll take a break
at the nature center (which has a restroom). Bring snack/drink and icers
(it there is snow).
Hike Leader: Linda Robinson fly@execulink.com

Burlington Waterfront Evening Hike - November 30, 2018

Start: 7:30 PM End: 9:00 PM Location: Meet in the Lakeshore Road parking lot just east of the Waterfront Centre and restaurant Distance: Pace: Brisk - 4 to 5 km/hr Terrain: Easy - Mostly flat and usually go footing Hike Description:

This will be a brisk walk along Lake Ontario, to the canal and back. Hike will be cancelled in poor weather.

Hike Leader: Lorne Carruthers. For information call Lorne at 905- 315-8762 or email: l.carruthers@hotmail.com

City View Park/Waterdown - December 1, 2018

Start: 9:30 AM End: 2:00 PM Location: Meet at City View Park in Burlington. Near km 77, Map 9. Distance: 13 Pace: Leisurely - 3km/hr or less Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing Hike Description:

Directions: From Hwy 401 come south on Guelph Line to Dundas St. Turn right and go 3 km to left turn at Kerns Rd. From QEW come north on Guelph Line to Dundas St. Turn left, go 3 km to Kerns Rd. Park is at south-east corner of Dundas St and Kerns Rd. From Dundas St drive south on Kerns Rd 400 meters to the second (south) entrance to the Park. Turn left to parking. (Might be called "New City Park" in some maps).
Hike Description: We will hike the Main Trail and Side Trails in the Kerncliff Park / Waterdown area. Fine views over the Escarpment.

Two Day Beaver Valley Falling Water Badge - Day One - December 1, 2018

Start: 8:30 AM End: 1:00 PM Location: Beaver Valley Distance: Approximately 15km Pace: Brisk - 4 to 5 km/hr Terrain: Strenuous - Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing Hike Description:

Day 1 will be followed by Day 2 on December 2.

Park in the parking lot at Beaver Valley Ski Club  on Beaver Trail road near Crossover Side Trail. Carpool to Parking lot at Hogg's Falls. Two day completion will make you eligible for Beaver Valley Falling Water triangle badge.

Register with hike leader: Ruth Moffatt ruthdmoffatt@gmail.com 905-928-7056

Two Day Beaver Valley Falling Water Badge Day Two of Two - December 2, 2018

Start: 8:30 AM End: 1:00 PM Location: Beaver Valley Distance: Approximately 15km Pace: Brisk - 4 to 5 km/hr Terrain: Strenuous - Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing Hike Description:

Day 2 of 2

Park in the parking lot at Beaver Valley Ski Club  on Beaver Trail road near Crossover Side Trail. Carpool to Parking lot at Hogg's Falls. If you completed both days you will be eligible for the Beaver Valley Falling Water triangle badge.

Register with hike leader: Ruth Moffatt ruthdmoffatt@gmail.com 905-928-7056

Radial Trail, Hamilton - December 3, 2018

Start: 10:00 AM End: 12:30 PM Location: Parking lot of the Chedoke Golf Club in Hamilton Distance: 10km loop Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing Hike Description:

Hamilton Radial Trail+/-10 km loop. There is no dropout point.
Hike Leader: daljeet juneja ds.juneja@gmail.com 905-870-3088

Langdon Hall - December 5, 2018

Start: 9:00 AM End: 1:30 PM Location: 1 Langdon Dr, Cambridge, ON  Distance: 10-12 km Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Easy - Mostly flat and usually go footing Hike Description:

Nestled within the Carolinian Forest, Langdon Hall is one of 14 properties in Canada recognized by Relais & Châteaux for a standard of excellence and is known for incredible Five-Diamond dining experiences, exquisite accommodations and storybook architecture.  We'll hike the trails on the grounds of Langdon Hall and the surrounding area, then have lunch in their award-winning restaurant.

Pre-register for the hike with the hike leader. Please email Louise at least one week before the hike to register, if you wish to join the group for lunch after the hike, so that reservations can be made at the restaurant.

Hike Leader: Louise Langlais;                Email:  langlaislouise@gmail.com.        Cell: 519-222-4040 on day of hike.

Dundas Valley CA - December 5, 2018

Start: 10:00 AM End: 12:30 PM Location: Map 8. Sanctuary Park 53.254210 -79.968885 Distance: 8.0 km Loop Pace: Leisurely - 3km/hr or less Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing Hike Description:

Meet at parking lot at end of Sanctuary Drive (off Pleasant Ave.) in Dundas. We will walk along the Spring Creek Trail to the trail centre and return via Sulphur Creek Trail. Bring icers.

Hike Leader: Stella Parr 905-628-6436 scparr@yahoo.ca

Burlington Waterfront Evening Hike - December 7, 2018

Start: 7:30 PM End: 9:00 PM Location: Meet in the Lakeshore Road parking lot just east of the Waterfront Centre and restaurant Distance: Pace: Brisk - 4 to 5 km/hr Terrain: Easy - Mostly flat and usually go footing Hike Description:

This will be a brisk walk along Lake Ontario, to the canal and back. Hike will be cancelled in poor weather.

Hike Leader: Lorne Carruthers. For information call Lorne at 905- 315-8762 or email: l.carruthers@hotmail.com

Radial Trail, Hamilton - December 10, 2018

Start: 10:00 AM End: 12:30 PM Location: Parking lot of the Chedoke Golf Club in Hamilton Distance: 10km loop Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing Hike Description:

Hamilton Radial Trail+/-10 km loop. There is no dropout point.
Hike Leader: daljeet juneja ds.juneja@gmail.com 905-870-3088

Hamilton Rail Trail - December 12, 2018

Start: 9:00 AM End: Location: Ancaster Distance: 12 +/- Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing Hike Description:

Meeting place: 91 Little John Rd, Dundas, across from Little John Park- parking on right side of the street
Directions: Little John Rd is behind University Plaza in Dundas. Take South St to Lynden, Lynden to Little John and turn right onto the dead end section of little John.

Description: we will hike the Hamilton to Brantford rail trail along with some of the trails in Dundas Valley

RSVP Wayne Riley wlr8362@gmail.com to confirm attendance
289-456-3498 for contact the morning of the hike
Bring snacks, water, icers, no dogs please

Rattlesnake/Crawford Lake - December 13, 2018

Start: 10:00 AM End: 1:30 PM Location: Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area-Upper Parking Lot Distance: 8 to 10 km. Pace: Leisurely - 3km/hr or less Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing Hike Description:

This loop hike will use a combination of main Bruce Trail and Conservation Area trails to explore the conservation area and Nassagaweya Canyon. If the conditions are good we will go to Crawford Lake Visitor Centre. Bring water and a snack/lunch. Icers may be needed. Parking fee in effect or Conservation Area pass. Rattlesnake Point Conservation area is on the west side of Appleby Line above Derry Road.
Leaders: Anne and Phillip Armstrong 905 617 3937 hikingrandma@gmail.com

Burlington Waterfront Evening Hike - December 14, 2018

Start: 7:30 PM End: 9:00 PM Location: Meet in the Lakeshore Road parking lot just east of the Waterfront Centre and restaurant Distance: Pace: Brisk - 4 to 5 km/hr Terrain: Easy - Mostly flat and usually go footing Hike Description:

This will be a brisk walk along Lake Ontario, to the canal and back. Hike will be cancelled in poor weather.

Hike Leader: Lorne Carruthers. For information call Lorne at 905- 315-8762 or email: l.carruthers@hotmail.com

River and Ruin/Junior Hiker - December 16, 2018

Start: 11:00 AM End: 1:00 PM Location: Loweville Distance: 4 km. Pace: Leisurely - 3km/hr or less Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing Hike Description:

This 4 km. loop hike will take us along Bronte Creek to the main Bruce Trail and back. Along the way we will see the ruins of an old house. Bring water and a snack. Icers may be necessary. Take Guelph Line up to Loweville. Keep to the right and turn right into the parking lot of Loweville Park. Map 10
Leader: Anne Armstrong 905 617 3937 hikingrandma@gmail.com

Radial Trail, Hamilton - December 17, 2018

Start: 10:00 AM End: 12:30 PM Location: Parking lot of the Chedoke Golf Club in Hamilton Distance: 10km loop Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing Hike Description:

Hamilton Radial Trail+/-10 km loop. There is no dropout point.
Hike Leader: daljeet juneja ds.juneja@gmail.com 905-870-3088

Bronte Creek East - December 19, 2018

Start: 9:00 AM End: 1:30 PM Location: Meet at Valleyridge Park, Oakville, located at 2524 Valleyridge Road, just west off Bronte Road and south of Dundas St. Distance: 14 Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing Hike Description:

A 14 km "in and out" hike along the river in Bronte Park East for about 4 hours. No dropout point. Bring snacks, lunch, water. Wear appropriate gear (icers may be needed). Please no dogs. Please RSVP the hike leader, Norman Young   mny176@outlook.com 905 845-0939, cell 905 330-6605.

Hidden Valley/Lemonville Road/Grindstone Creek - December 20, 2018

Start: 10:00 AM End: 1:00 PM Location: Map 9. Hidden Valley, West Burlington. 43.3050374 -79.8623191 Distance: 8.0 Loop Hike Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing Hike Description:

Meet at Hidden Valley Park in west Burlington. We will do a loop hike along the west side of Grindstone Creek (Lemonville Road) to join the Main Trail and return on the east side (Hidden Valley Road). Some steep hills. Bring snack, water and ICERS.

Hike Leader: Terry Rose. 905-320-6513. termarintl@gmail.com

Burlington Waterfront Evening Hike - December 21, 2018

Start: 7:30 PM End: 9:00 PM Location: Meet in the Lakeshore Road parking lot just east of the Waterfront Centre and restaurant Distance: Pace: Brisk - 4 to 5 km/hr Terrain: Easy - Mostly flat and usually go footing Hike Description:

This will be a brisk walk along Lake Ontario, to the canal and back. Hike will be cancelled in poor weather.

Hike Leader: Lorne Carruthers. For information call Lorne at 905- 315-8762 or email: l.carruthers@hotmail.com

Radial Trail, Hamilton - December 24, 2018

Start: 10:00 AM End: 12:30 PM Location: Parking lot of the Chedoke Golf Club in Hamilton Distance: 10km loop Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing Hike Description:

Hamilton Radial Trail+/-10 km loop. There is no dropout point.
Hike Leader: daljeet juneja ds.juneja@gmail.com 905-870-3088

Burlington Waterfront Evening Hike - December 28, 2018

Start: 7:30 PM End: 9:00 PM Location: Meet in the Lakeshore Road parking lot just east of the Waterfront Centre and restaurant Distance: Pace: Brisk - 4 to 5 km/hr Terrain: Easy - Mostly flat and usually go footing Hike Description:

This will be a brisk walk along Lake Ontario, to the canal and back. Hike will be cancelled in poor weather.

Hike Leader: Lorne Carruthers. For information call Lorne at 905- 315-8762 or email: l.carruthers@hotmail.com

Radial Trail, Hamilton - December 31, 2018

Start: 10:00 AM End: 12:30 PM Location: Parking lot of the Chedoke Golf Club in Hamilton Distance: 10km loop Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing Hike Description:

Hamilton Radial Trail+/-10 km loop. There is no dropout point.
Hike Leader: daljeet juneja ds.juneja@gmail.com 905-870-3088

Puslinch Tract -Burn off those NYE Party Calories -Hike - January 2, 2019

Start: 9:00 AM End: 3:00 PM Location: Wellington Rd 32, in the parking lot between Concession 2 and 401. GPS: 43.427821, -80.259075 Distance: 12-16 kmn Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing Hike Description:

We will hike the winding trails in this lovely forested area. After the hike, we'll go to the Old Marina Restaurant on Puslinch Lake.  Perhaps we'll even bump into a celebrity or two!

Hike Leader: Louise Langlais;                Email:  langlaislouise@gmail.com.        Cell: 519-222-4040 on day of hike.

Pre-register for the hike with the hike leader. Please email Louise 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!

Burlington Waterfront Evening Hike - January 4, 2019

Start: 7:30 PM End: 9:00 PM Location: Meet in the Lakeshore Road parking lot just east of the Waterfront Centre and restaurant Distance: Pace: Brisk - 4 to 5 km/hr Terrain: Easy - Mostly flat and usually go footing Hike Description:

This will be a brisk walk along Lake Ontario, to the canal and back. Hike will be cancelled in poor weather.

Hike Leader: Lorne Carruthers. For information call Lorne at 905- 315-8762 or email: l.carruthers@hotmail.com

Gentle Hike Crawfor Lake Conservation Area - January 6, 2019

Start: 10:00 AM End: 12:30 PM Location: Crawford Lake Conservation Area east side of Guelph Line, north of Derry Rd. Go north on Guelph Line, north of Derry Rd. The conservation area is on the east side. Distance: 7 km. Pace: Leisurely - 3km/hr or less Terrain: Easy - Mostly flat and usually go footing, Slippery Sections Likely Hike Description:

Come and enjoy the beautiful trails of this unique conservation ares with its lake, boardwalks and history along with a rediscovered Indian village. Parking fee or conservation area pass. Bring water, a snack and icers for your boots. Optional refreshment stop afterwards.
Leader: Anne Armstrong 905 617 3937 hikingrandma@gmail.com

Radial Trail, Hamilton - January 7, 2019

Start: 10:00 AM End: 12:30 PM Location: Parking lot of the Chedoke Golf Club in Hamilton Distance: 10km loop Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing Hike Description:

Hamilton Radial Trail+/-10 km loop. There is no dropout point.
Hike Leader: daljeet juneja ds.juneja@gmail.com 905-870-3088

14 Mile Creek - January 9, 2019

Start: 9:00 AM End: 1:00 PM Location: Meet at Glen Abbey Rec Centre parking lot, located at 1415 Third Line, Oakville (north of QEW and south of Dundas St.) Distance: 13 km Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing Hike Description:

A 13 km loop hike along 14 mile creek and town paths for about 4 hours. No dropout point. No dogs please. Bring water, snack/lunch, and other appropriate hiking gear (icers may be needed). Please RSVP hike leader Norman Young , mny176@outlook.com , 905 845-0939 cell 905 330-6605

 

Dundas Valley Trails - January 10, 2019

Start: 10:00 AM End: 1:30 PM Location: Dundas Valley Trail Centre-Governor's Road Distance: 8 to 10 m. Pace: Leisurely - 3km/hr or less Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing Hike Description:

This hike will take us along the trails of this lovely valley. Conditions will determine length of hike. Bring water, snack/lunch and icers. Dundas Valley is located off of Governor's Rd. west of downtown Dundas. Parking fee in effect or Conservation Area pass. Optional refreshment stop afterwards.
Leaders:Phill and Anne Armstrong 905 617 3937 hikingrandma@gmail.com

Burlington Waterfront Evening Hike - January 11, 2019

Start: 7:30 PM End: 9:00 PM Location: Meet in the Lakeshore Road parking lot just east of the Waterfront Centre and restaurant Distance: Pace: Brisk - 4 to 5 km/hr Terrain: Easy - Mostly flat and usually go footing Hike Description:

This will be a brisk walk along Lake Ontario, to the canal and back. Hike will be cancelled in poor weather.

Hike Leader: Lorne Carruthers. For information call Lorne at 905- 315-8762 or email: l.carruthers@hotmail.com

January Snowshoe Weekend in the Bruce - January 11, 2019

Start: 6:00 PM End: Location: Bruce Peninsula Distance: Pace: Terrain: Hike Description:

This is the first day of a three-day snowshoe and social event running from Jan. 11 - 13. Pre-registration is required. For an excruciatingly detailed description of the whole weekend, e-mail Richard Reble reblerichard@gmail.com and request his blurb. After checking out the details, e-mail him back to pre-register. Participation is limited to 20 people.

City View Park/Kerns Road/King Road Junior Hike Exploration - January 13, 2019

Start: 11:00 AM End: 1:00 PM Location: City View Park/East Side/South Entrance Distance: 4 km. Pace: Leisurely - 3km/hr or less Terrain: Easy - Mostly flat and usually go footing Hike Description:

Come out to explore these trails in the winter. City View Park is on the east side of Kerns Road, most southerly entrance. Bring water, a snack and if you have them, icers for your boots. Map 9.
Leader: Anne Armstrong 905 617 3937 hikingrandma@gmail.com

Radial Trail, Hamilton - January 14, 2019

Start: 10:00 AM End: 12:30 PM Location: Parking lot of the Chedoke Golf Club in Hamilton Distance: 10km loop Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing Hike Description:

Hamilton Radial Trail+/-10 km loop. There is no dropout point.
Hike Leader: daljeet juneja ds.juneja@gmail.com 905-870-3088

Dundas Valley - January 16, 2019

Start: 9:00 AM End: Location: Dundas Valley Conservation Area Distance: 15K +/- Pace: Brisk - 4 to 5 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing Hike Description:

Meet at the main parking lot off of Governors Rd in Dundas, Map 8 Ed 29, marker 51.9, parking fee applies.

We will hike the main trail and then take the Headwaters trail and return.

RSVP by email  wlr8362@gmail.com     Cancellations the morning of the hike call 289-456-3498

Bring lunch, water and icers. No dogs please.

Glen Abbey Ravine Trails Oakville - January 16, 2019

Start: 10:00 AM End: 12:30 PM Location: Oakville Glen Abbey Ravine Trails Upper Middle Rd./Third Line Distance: Approximately 8 km. Pace: Leisurely - 3km/hr or less Terrain: Easy - Mostly flat and usually go footing, Slippery Sections Likely Hike Description:

Come and enjoy the trails of the Glen Abbey Ravines in winter. Walk along quiet trails through woodlands, sometimes along frozen creeks and then friendly neighbourhoods. Bring water, a snack and icers. Meet before 10:000 am. in the north west corner of Abbey Plaza at the corner of Third Line and Upper Middle Rd. Park near Macdonald's (bathrooms available) facing Third Line.
Leaders: Anne and Phill Armstrong. 905-617-3937. hikingrandma@gmail.com

Burlington Waterfront Evening Hike - January 18, 2019

Start: 7:30 PM End: 9:00 PM Location: Meet in the Lakeshore Road parking lot just east of the Waterfront Centre and restaurant Distance: Pace: Brisk - 4 to 5 km/hr Terrain: Easy - Mostly flat and usually go footing Hike Description:

This will be a brisk walk along Lake Ontario, to the canal and back. Hike will be cancelled in poor weather.

Hike Leader: Lorne Carruthers. For information call Lorne at 905- 315-8762 or email: l.carruthers@hotmail.com

Radial Trail, Hamilton - January 21, 2019

Start: 10:00 AM End: 12:30 PM Location: Parking lot of the Chedoke Golf Club in Hamilton Distance: 10km loop Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing Hike Description:

Hamilton Radial Trail+/-10 km loop. There is no dropout point.
Hike Leader: daljeet juneja ds.juneja@gmail.com 905-870-3088

Dundas Valley Conservation Area - January 23, 2019

Start: 9:30 AM End: 2:30 PM Location: Dundas Valley Conservation Area Distance: 15 Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing, Slippery Sections Likely Hike Description:

15 km loop hike will take approx. 4.5 hrs.  There will be a refreshment/pub stop in Dundas afterwards.

Depart 9:30 from Dundas Valley parking lot (fee)  by the Trail Centre.  Enter Dundas Valley Conservation Area main entrance off Governors Road, Dundas.

Begin at the Trail Centre (washrooms available) to the Main Loop to the Headwaters Trail and back around.  Bring water, lunch, snacks, icers.

Please register with Steven White stevenwhite901@gmail.com or text 289-242-9415.  No dogs please

RBG North Shore Trail - January 23, 2019

Start: 10:00 AM End: 12:00 PM Location: Meeting at former RBG York Road Parking Lot in Dundas. Distance: 7-8km Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Easy - Mostly flat and usually go footing Hike Description:

Easy hike, a few hills. We'll take a break at the nature center (which has a restroom). Bring snack, drink and have icers on hand (if needed given it's winter).

Leader: Linda Robinson. fly@execulink.com

Burlington Waterfront Evening Hike - January 25, 2019

Start: 7:30 PM End: 9:00 PM Location: Meet in the Lakeshore Road parking lot just east of the Waterfront Centre and restaurant Distance: Pace: Brisk - 4 to 5 km/hr Terrain: Easy - Mostly flat and usually go footing Hike Description:

This will be a brisk walk along Lake Ontario, to the canal and back. Hike will be cancelled in poor weather.

Hike Leader: Lorne Carruthers. For information call Lorne at 905- 315-8762 or email: l.carruthers@hotmail.com

Radial Trail, Hamilton - January 28, 2019

Start: 10:00 AM End: 12:30 PM Location: Parking lot of the Chedoke Golf Club in Hamilton Distance: 10km loop Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing Hike Description:

Hamilton Radial Trail+/-10 km loop. There is no dropout point.
Hike Leader: daljeet juneja ds.juneja@gmail.com 905-870-3088

Shell Park, Burlington/Oakville - January 30, 2019

Start: 9:00 AM End: 12:30 PM Location: Meet at the front parking lot for Shell Park at 3307 Lakeshore Road West (west of Bronte Road and east of Great Lakes Blvd.) Distance: 12 Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Easy - Mostly flat and usually go footing Hike Description:

A 12 km circular hike in the park and along the lake for about 3.5 hours. No dogs please. Bring water, snack/lunch, other appropriate gear (icers may be needed). Please RSVP hike leader Norman Young   mny176@outlook.com   905 845-0939   cell 905 330-6605.

Burlington Waterfront Evening Hike - February 1, 2019

Start: 7:30 PM End: 9:00 PM Location: Meet in the Lakeshore Road parking lot just east of the Waterfront Centre and restaurant Distance: Pace: Brisk - 4 to 5 km/hr Terrain: Easy - Mostly flat and usually go footing Hike Description:

This will be a brisk walk along Lake Ontario, to the canal and back. Hike will be cancelled in poor weather.

Hike Leader: Lorne Carruthers. For information call Lorne at 905- 315-8762 or email: l.carruthers@hotmail.com

Radial Trail, Hamilton - February 4, 2019

Start: 10:00 AM End: 12:30 PM Location: Parking lot of the Chedoke Golf Club in Hamilton Distance: 10km loop Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing Hike Description:

Hamilton Radial Trail+/-10 km loop. There is no dropout point.
Hike Leader: daljeet juneja ds.juneja@gmail.com 905-870-3088

SOUPFEST HIKE - February 5, 2019

Start: 10:00 AM End: 1:00 PM Location: Bayfront Park Hamilton Distance: 8km loop hike Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Easy - Mostly flat and usually go footing Hike Description:

To reach Bayfront Park take Bay St North and turn left on Harbour Front Drive. Park near the gazebo. We will hike along the harbour wall to the canal, around Princess Point, past the Catholic Cathedral and on to the Hamilton Convention Centre.

For $20 ($15 seniors) you get to select four delicious cups of soup (bread included) from the best restaurants in the area. The proceeds go to Living Rock Ministries, an NGO that does great work with troubled youth in Hamilton.  There is entertainment and door prizes with plenty of sporting and media celebrities on hand.

After lunch return to Bayfront Park at your leisure. Leader: Terry Rose.  (905) 320-6513. termarintl@gmail.com

Hilton Falls Hiking and Hot Dogs - February 6, 2019

Start: 9:00 AM End: 1:30 PM Location: Hilton Falls Conservation Area Distance: 12-14 km Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Easy - Mostly flat and usually go footing Hike Description:

Hilton Falls is a favourite with most hikers and no wonder!  It's a gorgeous conservation area, with lots of variety of trails.  It's especially pretty in the winter.  To make this hike even more fun, let's bring hot dogs and marshmallows to roast over the fire at the falls.

Hike Leader: Louise Langlais;                Email:  langlaislouise@gmail.com.        Cell: 519-222-4040

Pre-register for the hike with the hike leader. Please email Louise 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!

RBG North Shore Trail - February 7, 2019

Start: 10:00 AM End: 12:00 PM Location: Meeting at former RBG York Road Parking Lot in Dundas. Distance: 7-8km Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Easy - Mostly flat and usually go footing Hike Description:

Easy hike, a few hills. We'll take a break at the nature center (which has a restroom). Bring snack, drink and have icers on hand (never know this time of year)

Burlington Waterfront Evening Hike - February 8, 2019

Start: 7:30 PM End: 9:00 PM Location: Meet in the Lakeshore Road parking lot just east of the Waterfront Centre and restaurant Distance: Pace: Brisk - 4 to 5 km/hr Terrain: Easy - Mostly flat and usually go footing Hike Description:

This will be a brisk walk along Lake Ontario, to the canal and back. Hike will be cancelled in poor weather.

Hike Leader: Lorne Carruthers. For information call Lorne at 905- 315-8762 or email: l.carruthers@hotmail.com

February Snowshoe Weekend in the Bruce - February 8, 2019

Start: 6:00 PM End: Location: Bruce Peninsula Distance: Pace: Terrain: Hike Description:

This is the first day of an annual three-day social and snowshoe event in the Bruce Peninsula, running from Feb. 8 - 10. Pre-registration will be required because the event will be limited to 20 participants. If you're interested in learning more, e-mail Richard Reble reblerichard@gmail.com and he'll send you an excruciatingly detailed blurb. If you're still interested, e-mail him back and pre-register.

Radial Trail, Hamilton - February 11, 2019

Start: 10:00 AM End: 12:30 PM Location: Parking lot of the Chedoke Golf Club in Hamilton Distance: 10km loop Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing Hike Description:

Hamilton Radial Trail+/-10 km loop. There is no dropout point.
Hike Leader: daljeet juneja ds.juneja@gmail.com 905-870-3088

16 Mile Creek - February 13, 2019

Start: 9:00 AM End: 12:30 PM Location: Meet at Sixteen Hollow parking lot at 2108-2140 West Oak Trails Blvd. (a northern extension of Dorval Road) and just north of Upper Middle Road, Oakville Distance: 13 km Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing Hike Description:

A circular hike of about 13 km along the creek for about 3.5 hours. No dropout point. No dogs please.  Bring water, snack/lunch, appropriate gear (icers may be needed). Please RSVP hike leader Norman Young  mny176@outlook.com  905 845-0939  cell 905 330-6605.

Red Hill Valley - February 14, 2019

Start: 10:00 AM End: 12:30 PM Location: Map 7. Red Hill Valley - Parking Lot @ Pritchard and Old Mud Street, Hamilton EastMountain. 43.2006438 -79.8155411 Distance: 8km loop hike Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing Hike Description:

We will do a loop hike in the Red Hill Valley returning via Buttermilk Falls and Albion Falls. Could be shortened if conditions are poor. Bring icers.

Family Day Weekend Snowshoeing in Tobermory - February 15, 2019

Start: 6:30 PM End: 2:30 PM Location: Tobermory Distance: 7km per day Pace: Leisurely - 3km/hr or less Terrain: Easy - Mostly flat and usually go footing Hike Description:

Family Day Weekend snowshoeing at the "Tip o' the Bruce" Tobermory and the Bruce Peninsula National Park.  Feb. 15-18. We will snowshoe the Burnt Point Loop and the trails of the Cypress Lake area to the Georgian Bay shore and along the shore. Lots of great views of Georgian Bay. New to snowshoeing? We will help you.We stay and have our meals at a comfortable hotel overlooking Little Tub Harbour in Tobermory. More information contact Greg Vincent vincent.greg@gmail.com or (519) 579-8210

Burlington Waterfront Evening Hike - February 15, 2019

Start: 7:30 PM End: 9:00 PM Location: Meet in the Lakeshore Road parking lot just east of the Waterfront Centre and restaurant Distance: Pace: Brisk - 4 to 5 km/hr Terrain: Easy - Mostly flat and usually go footing Hike Description:

This will be a brisk walk along Lake Ontario, to the canal and back. Hike will be cancelled in poor weather.

Hike Leader: Lorne Carruthers. For information call Lorne at 905- 315-8762 or email: l.carruthers@hotmail.com

Radial Trail, Hamilton - February 18, 2019

Start: 10:00 AM End: 12:30 PM Location: Parking lot of the Chedoke Golf Club in Hamilton Distance: 10km loop Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing Hike Description:

Hamilton Radial Trail+/-10 km loop. There is no dropout point.
Hike Leader: daljeet juneja ds.juneja@gmail.com 905-870-3088

Hamilton Waterfront Trail Walk - February 20, 2019

Start: 10:30 AM End: 1:00 PM Location: Entrance to the Waterfront Trail at the Far west end of Bayfront Park Distance: 5km Pace: Leisurely - 3km/hr or less Terrain: Easy - Mostly flat and usually go footing Hike Description:

We will walk from the entrance of the Bayfront Trail to Princess Point and back and then go to Fishers Pier 4 Pub and Grub on James St. N. for lunch.

Hike Leader: Bill Fulton. ibtcrbguu.fulton@gmail.com

Burlington Waterfront Evening Hike - February 22, 2019

Start: 7:30 PM End: 9:00 PM Location: Meet in the Lakeshore Road parking lot just east of the Waterfront Centre and restaurant Distance: Pace: Brisk - 4 to 5 km/hr Terrain: Easy - Mostly flat and usually go footing Hike Description:

This will be a brisk walk along Lake Ontario, to the canal and back. Hike will be cancelled in poor weather.

Hike Leader: Lorne Carruthers. For information call Lorne at 905- 315-8762 or email: l.carruthers@hotmail.com

Radial Trail, Hamilton - February 25, 2019

Start: 10:00 AM End: 12:30 PM Location: Parking lot of the Chedoke Golf Club in Hamilton Distance: 10km loop Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing Hike Description:

Hamilton Radial Trail+/-10 km loop. There is no dropout point.
Hike Leader: daljeet juneja ds.juneja@gmail.com 905-870-3088

Joshua Creek North, Oakville - February 27, 2019

Start: 9:00 AM End: 1:00 PM Location: Meet at Oakville Town Hall, 1225 Trafalgar Road, just north of the QEW Distance: 14 km Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Easy - Mostly flat and usually go footing Hike Description:

A circular hike of 14 km along the creek and town trails for about 4 hours. No dropout point. No dogs please. Bring water, snack/lunch, appropriate gear (icers may be needed).  Please RSVP hike leader Norman Young  mny176@outlook.com  905 845-0939  cell 905 339-6605