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Hikers R Us - Dundas Valley CA - 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

Hike Listings

January 20, 2019 - Clappison Woods/Rockcliff

Start: 10:00 AM End: 12:30 PM
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: 8.0 km Loop
Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr 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.  Directions: Take HWY 5 east from Clappison Corners OR west from Waterdown.  Icers mandatory.

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

 

 

January 21, 2019 - Radial Trail, Hamilton

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

January 23, 2019 - Hikers R Us - Dundas Valley CA

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

January 23, 2019 - Good Companions - RBG North Shore Trail

Start: 10:00 AM End: 12:00 PM
Location: Meeting at former RBG York Road Parking Lot in Dundas.
Distance: 7-8km
Pace: Leisurely - 3km/hr or less 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

January 24, 2019 - Thursday Group, Dundas

Start: 10:00 AM End: 12:30 PM
Location: We will meet in Dundas Driving Park off Park st. in downtown Dundas.
Distance: 8 - 10 Km
Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing
Hike Description:

Depending on the conditions, we will hike to Dundas Peak and beyond to Tews Falls.  However, given the time of year, this may not be possible so it may be a street hike to look at interesting architecture.  There is lots of free parking in Dundas Driving Park. If you don't see anyone that looks like a leader, wait by thegateposts.  Bring poles (if you use them), ICERS, water and snack.

Contact Marion Fletcher (905) 628-5537, octother@AOL.com

January 25, 2019 - Burlington Waterfront Evening Hike

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 good 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 27, 2019 - East Hamilton Escarpment and Red Hill Valley

Start: 9:00 AM End: 11:00 AM
Location: Parking area on Mountain Brow Blvd (43.211737, -79.815689), between the end of Mohawk Rd East and the Mohawk 4 Ice Centre (710 Mountain Brow Blvd)
Distance: About 8 km
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, Escarpment Rail Trail, and other trails in the Red Hill Valley. Brisk pace: about 8 km in 2 hours. Bring snacks and water. Be prepared for winter conditions: poles recommended and icers or micro-spikes may be required for icy sections of the trail and hard packed snow. Leader: Douglas Boyce at dboyce004@gmail.com or 905-928-4509.

January 28, 2019 - Radial Trail, Hamilton

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

January 30, 2019 - Hikers R Us - Shell Park, Burlington/Oakville

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.

January 30, 2019 - Good Companions - Cootes Paradise South Shore

Start: 10:00 AM End: 1:00 PM
Location: Princess Point, Cootes Paradise
Distance: 8km
Pace: Leisurely - 3km/hr or less Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing
Hike Description:

Meet for a 10:00am start at the Princess Point parking lot.  Note that RBG parking fees are in effect unless you have an RBG membership.  However, the machines let you pay by the hour.  The parking lot can be reached by turning right (north) on Macklin Street North from King Street West in Hamilt0n.  Follow to the very end keeping right all the way.  This is a "there and back" hike.  We will follow the south shore trails to McMaster University, taking in the Sassafras Point trail.  We can warm up at the Student Centre building then return to Princess Point.  Bring water, suitable footwear and icers.  Also a snack or one can purchase a snack at the Student Centre (there is also a Timmies).

Leader: Janina Vanderpost. 905-521-2296 kayakhiker1@gmail.com

January 31, 2019 - Thursday Group Joshua Creek south, Oakville

Start: 9:30 AM End:
Location: We will meet in the NW corner of Maple Grove Village Plaza (511 Maple Grove Dr.) which is at the corner of Maple Grove Plaza and Cornwall. The plaza is west of Ford Drive and east of Trafalgar Rd.
Distance: 12 km
Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Easy - Mostly flat and usually go footing
Hike Description:

Bring poles (if you use them), ICERS, water, snack and gear appropriate for the weather. Hike Leader: Norman Young. mny176@outlook.com home phone 905 845 0939. Cell 905 330 6605. Please let leader know by 6 pm the day before the hike.

February 1, 2019 - Burlington Waterfront Evening Hike

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 good 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 2, 2019 - Iroquoia. Kelso

Start: 8:30 AM End: 1:00 PM
Location: Kelso Conservation Area. West end of parking lot. KM 121.3, Map 11, (N 43.471920 - W 79.950494)
Distance: 18.0
Pace: Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing, Slippery Sections Likely
Hike Description:

Car shuttle to Km 103.8,Map 11. Hike back through Crawford Forestry Tract ,Crawford Lake and Kelso Conservation Areas.

Pub stop after.No dogs. No drop outs.Hiking Boots Icers maybe required

Direction :  from 401 north on #25, left on Campbellville Rd, left on Tremaine Rd right into Kelso Conservation Area.

RSVP Hike Leader:  Ron Granger.  Phone. 519 485 0879.  Email: ron.granger1@yahoo.com

February 3, 2019 - Clappison Woods and Grindstone Creek

Start: 9:00 AM End: 12:00 PM
Location: Roadside parking (43.307417, -79.911580) at km 66 (map #9), north end of Old Guelph Rd near Highway #6. See below for further directions
Distance: 12.8 km
Pace: Brisk - 4 to 5 km/hr Terrain: Strenuous - Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
Hike Description:

A “there and back” hike using the main trail from Highway #6 to the falls at Smokey Hollow and back. Brisk pace: 12.8 km in about 3 hours. Bring snacks and water. Be prepared for winter conditions: poles recommended and icers or micro-spikes may be required for icy sections of the trail and hard packed snow. Hike may take longer if winter conditions are challenging. Directions to meeting place: From Highway #6 take York Rd towards Dundas. Turn right onto Old Guelph Rd at the four way stop. Parking is at the dead end of Old Guelph Rd, just past the point where Patterson Rd meets Old Guelph Rd. Leader: Douglas Boyce at dboyce004@gmail.com or 905-928-4509.

February 4, 2019 - Radial Trail, Hamilton

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

February 5, 2019 - SOUPFEST HIKE

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

February 6, 2019 - Hikers R Us - Hilton Falls Hiking and Hot Dogs

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!

February 6, 2019 - Good Companions - Shell Park, West Oakville

Start: 10:00 AM End: 12:30 PM
Location: Shell Park. 43.3806068 -79.7181055
Distance: 8km
Pace: Leisurely - 3km/hr or less Terrain: Easy - Mostly flat and usually go footing
Hike Description:

We will explore the trails in Shell Park, Village Wood Park, Riverview Park and Bronte returning via the Pioneer Cemetry. Bring icers.

Hike Leader: Mary Rose. 905-637-2918 termarintl@cogeco.ca

February 7, 2019 - RBG North Shore Trail

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). Hike Leader: Linda Robinson, fly@execulink.com

February 8, 2019 - Burlington Waterfront Evening Hike

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 good 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 8, 2019 - February Snowshoe Weekend in the Bruce

Start: 6:00 PM End:
Location: Bruce Peninsula
Distance:
Pace: Leisurely - 3km/hr or less Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing
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 at reblerichard@gmail.com and he'll send you an excruciatingly detailed blurb. If you're still interested, e-mail him back and pre-register.

February 9, 2019 - Rattlesnake Point

Start: 8:30 AM End: 1:00 PM
Location: Rattlesnake Point, Upper parking lot. Map 11 , Parking Fee require. ( GPS N 43.469506 -N 79.950498 )
Distance: 14.0
Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing, Slippery Sections Likely
Hike Description:

Loop hike in Rattlesnake Point and Crawford Lake.

Pub stop after. No dogs, Hiking Boots, Icers maybe required .

Direction: From 401 north on #25, left on Campbellville rd, left on Appleby Line and right into  Conservation Area.

RSVP: Hike Leader:  Ron Granger   Phone : 519 485 0879   Email: ron.granger1@yahoo.com

February 11, 2019 - Radial Trail, Hamilton

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

February 13, 2019 - Hikers R Us - 16 Mile Creek

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.

February 13, 2019 - Good Companions - RBG North Shore Trail

Start: 10:00 AM End: 12:00 PM
Location: Meeting at former RBG York Road Parking Lot in Dundas.
Distance: 7-8km
Pace: Leisurely - 3km/hr or less 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 icers (it there is snow).  Hike Leader: Linda Robinson fly@execulink.com

February 14, 2019 - Thursday Group - Red Hill Valley

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.

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

February 15, 2019 - Family Day Weekend Snowshoeing in Tobermory

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

February 15, 2019 - Burlington Waterfront Evening Hike

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 good 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 17, 2019 - East Hamilton Escarpment and Red Hill Valley

Start: 9:00 AM End: 11:00 AM
Location: Parking area on Mountain Brow Blvd (43.211737, -79.815689), between the end of Mohawk Rd East and the Mohawk 4 Ice Centre (710 Mountain Brow Blvd)
Distance: About 8 km
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, Escarpment Rail Trail, and other trails in the Red Hill Valley. Brisk pace: about 8 km in 2 hours. Bring snacks and water. Be prepared for winter conditions: poles recommended and icers or micro-spikes may be required for icy sections of the trail and hard packed snow. Leader: Douglas Boyce at dboyce004@gmail.com or 905-928-4509.

February 18, 2019 - Radial Trail, Hamilton

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

February 20, 2019 - Good Companions - Hamilton Waterfront Trail

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

February 20, 2019 - Hikers R Us - Mountsberg

Start: 9:00 AM End: 12:00 PM
Location: Meet at Mountsberg Conservation Area, 2259 Milburough Line, Campbellville GPS 43.459745 - 80.030052.
Distance: 12 km
Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Easy - Mostly flat and usually go footing
Hike Description:

We'll hike the snowy trails of the conservation area for about 3 hours and check out the birds and the animals in the barn. Please bring snack/lunch, water, icers may be necessary. Conservation pass or Parking fees apply. No dogs, please. Please RSVP to hike leader Charlotte Stewart  stewchar01@gmail.com, cell/text 905 906-0519.

 

February 21, 2019 - Thursday Group - Highway 6 to City View Park

Start: 9:30 AM End: 1:30 PM
Location: Meet at City View Park, North Burlington
Distance: 11
Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing, Slippery Sections Likely
Hike Description:

This is a "car shuttle" hike.  Meet at City View Park in North Burlington - South Car Park (GPS: 43.35182222 -79.8621418).  We will car shuttle to tunnel at Hwy 6 and Old Guelph Road and hike back. Rocky sections and some hills. Icers mandatory. Contact leader if you need directions to meeting point.

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

February 22, 2019 - Burlington Waterfront Evening Hike

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 good 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 25, 2019 - Radial Trail, Hamilton

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

February 27, 2019 - Hikers R Us - Joshua Creek North, Oakville

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

February 27, 2019 - Good Companions - Crawford Lake

Start: 10:00 AM End: 12:15 PM
Location: Crawford Lake is located off Guelph Line north of Derry Rd.
Distance: 8 km
Pace: Leisurely - 3km/hr or less Terrain: Easy - Mostly flat and usually go footing, Dependent on Conditions, Slippery Sections Likely
Hike Description:

Meet in the lower level parking lot.  Depending on conditions we will hike around the lake, out to the lookout and possibly along the green conservation area  trail. Bring ICERS, snack, water. C/A parking fees apply if you do not have membership. Afterwards, if you wish, we will go to the Trail Eatery in Campbellville for refreshments. Hike Leader: Connie Rusynyk 905 520 6502

March 1, 2019 - Burlington Waterfront Evening Hike

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 good 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

March 4, 2019 - Happy Wanderers - Scottsdale Farm/Silver Creek, Map 13

Start: 9:00 AM End: 3:00 PM
Location: Meet at 9am in Scottsdale Farm parking lot, Map 13, km 29.7 From 401, north on Trafalgar Rd to Hwy 7, turn left, go about 1.5km and turn right onto Trafalgar and go about 1.7km and turn right into Scottsdale Farm
Distance: 13
Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing
Hike Description:

Hike the Main Bruce Trail, Bennett Heritage and Great Esker Trails.  Bring icers, snack, lunch.  Please register with hike leader Steven White stevenwhite901@gmail.com or text to 289-242-9415.  Refreshment/pub stop afterwards.

 

March 4, 2019 - Radial Trail , Hamilton

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 +/- 10km loop.

Hike Leader : Daljeet Juneja.

E Mail : ds.jds.juneja@gmail.com

Phone : 905 -870- 3088.

March 5, 2019 - Tuesday Evening Not-the-Bruce Trail Hike

Start: 7:00 PM End: 8:45 PM
Location: Hamilton west mountain
Distance: 8 km
Pace: Brisk - 4 to 5 km/hr Terrain: Easy - Mostly flat and usually good footing
Hike Description:

This hike follows pieces of the Chedoke Rail Trail and streets along the escarpment edge and the pace will be brisk only where possible. The meeting place is the parking lot behind the club house of Hamilton's Chedoke Golf Course. The entrance to the course is near the west end of Aberdeen. Wear boots and bring icers in case. After all, it's March. An optional pub stop follows the hike. Leader: Richard Reble at reblerichard@gmail.com or 905-945-0536. (Tuesday night hikes will continue throughout the fair weather time of year to the end of November with the exception of Mar. 12 and a few Tuesdays around of late June and early July. I hope to see you again on the next Tuesday hike which is Mar. 19.)

March 6, 2019 - Hikers R Us - Scottsdale Farm

Start: 9:00 AM End: 1:30 PM
Location: 13807 Trafalgar Rd N, Georgetown
Distance: 12-14 km
Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing
Hike Description:

We will hike the main and side trails at Scottsdale Farm.
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!
Bring icers, warm layers, snacks, lunch, a warm drink, and 1 litre of water.
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.

March 6, 2019 - Good Companions - Oakville Ravines

Start: 10:00 AM End: 12:30 PM
Location: Oakville
Distance: Approx. 9 km
Pace: Leisurely - 3km/hr or less Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing
Hike Description:

This hike will take us through a beautiful wood lot and along some of the winding ravines of Northeast Oakville. Expect some hills and poor footing. Icers may be necessary. Meet for a 10:00 am. start on the east side of the LCBO at Upper Oakville Shopping Mall located at Upper Middle Road and Eighth Line.  Bring water and a snack. Leader: Anne Armstrong 905 617 3937 hikingrandma@gmail.com

March 7, 2019 - Monarch-Spring Creek

Start: 10:00 AM End: 1:30 PM
Location: Dundas Valley
Distance: 11 km
Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing
Hike Description:

For this loop hike, meet for 10:00 am start at the Sanctuary Drive parking lot for Sanctuary Park in Dundas.  You can access Sanctuary Drive from Pleasant Avenue.  We will do a loop hike first accessing the Monarch Trail and continuing to the Dundas Valley CA Trail Centre.  After a refreshment break at the Trail Centre, we will ontinue on the Spring Creek Trail back to Sanctuary Park.  Bring water, icers and a snack/lunch.  Leader Janina Vanderpost 905-521-2296  kayakhiker1@gmail.com

 

 

March 8, 2019 - Burlington Waterfront Evening Hike

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 good 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

March 11, 2019 - Toronto Section -Hilton Falls Conservation Area

Start: 8:30 AM End: 2:00 PM
Location: Hilton Falls Conservation Area, Map 11, Parking lot .( N 43.519201 - W 79.958504 ).
Distance: 15.5 Loop
Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing, Slippery Sections Likely
Hike Description:

Loop Hike around Hilton Conservation Area on main and blue trails. Parking Fee required

No dogs, No drop out, Hiking Boots, Pub stop after. Icers maybe required

Directions:from 410 north on #25, left on Campbellville Rd ,right into Hilton Conservation Area.

RSVP  Hike Leader: Ron Granger.  Phone: 519 485 0879. Email: ron.granger1@yahoo.com

March 11, 2019 - Happy Wanderers - Mount Nemo

Start: 9:00 AM End: 1:30 PM
Location: 5317 Guelph Line, Burlington.
Distance: 12 km
Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing, Slippery Sections Likely
Hike Description:

We will hike the lovely trails in this conservation area. Parking fee applies.
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!
Bring icers, warm layers, snacks, lunch, a warm drink, and 1 litre of water.
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.

March 11, 2019 - Avon Trail - End to End - 5 days - March 11-15/19

Start: 8:30 AM End:
Location: St.Mary's to Conestoga
Distance: 113km over 5 days (approximately 23-28km per day)
Pace: Brisk - 4 to 5 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing
Hike Description:

If you'd like to check the Avon Trail off your list, please contact the hike leader for further details and meeting locations. This End to End will run from March 11 - 15, 2019. End to End badge available. Hike Leader Ruth Moffatt ruthdmoffatt@gmail.com 905-928-7056

March 11, 2019 - Radial Trail , Hamilton

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 +/- 10km loop.

Hike Leader : Daljeet Juneja.

E Mail : ds.jds.juneja@gmail.com

Phone : 905 -870- 3088.

March 13, 2019 - Walk for Health and Fun - West Hamilton

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 hike sections of the Bruce Trail as well as the trails of Iroquoia Heights C.A.  There will be weekly walks all summer.  Now we are all getting older we are not hiking as fast as we used to!

Hike is cancelled if there is heavy rain.

Leader:  Paul Lewis – (905) 331-8600 or email: outdooractive@hotmail.com

March 13, 2019 - Good Companions - Red Hill Valley

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: 8 km
Pace: Leisurely - 3km/hr or less Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing
Hike Description:

We will do a loop hike in the Red Hill Valley, including Albion Falls and Buttermilk Falls.

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

March 13, 2019 - Hikers R Us - Shell Park, Burlington/Oakville

Start: 9:00 AM End: 1:00 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: 14 km
Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Easy - Mostly flat and usually good footing
Hike Description:

A circular hike in the park and along the lake trails for 3.5 to 4 hours.

Bring water, snack/lunch, and gear appropriate for weather and conditions.

Please register with the hike leader: Norman Young  mny176@outlook.com

905 845 0939, cell 905 330 6605

March 13, 2019 - Hikers R Us - Shell Park, Burlington/Oakville

Start: 9:00 AM End: 1:00 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: 14 km
Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Easy - Mostly flat and usually good footing
Hike Description:

A circular hike in the park and along the lake trails for 3.5 to 4 hours.

Bring water, snack/lunch, and gear appropriate for weather and conditions. Icers may be needed.

Please register with the hike leader: Norman Young  mny176@outlook.com

905 845 0939, cell 905 330 6605

March 14, 2019 - Thursday Group - Halton Agreement Forest

Start: 10:00 AM End: 1:00 PM
Location: Halton Agreement Forest
Distance: 8 to 12 km.
Pace: Leisurely - 3km/hr or less Terrain: Easy - Mostly flat and usually go footing
Hike Description:

Please join us for this loop hike in the always beautiful Halton Agreement Forest. The hike will be approx. 12 km. with an option to short hike the hike to 8 km. for those who prefer a shorter hike. The hike is mostly flat but could have some muddy and wet sections. Meet at the small parking lot on the east side of Guelph Line, opposite the Mohawk Raceway and Casino. Overflow parking is available in the north east corner of the Casino parking lot. Bring a lunch/snack and water. Icers may be necessary.
Leaders: Anne and Phill Armstrong - hikingrandma@gmail.com - 905 617 3937

March 15, 2019 - Burlington Waterfront Evening Hike

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 good 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

March 17, 2019 - Junior Hiker - Calcium Pits Adventure

Start: 10:30 AM End: 12:30 PM
Location: Calcium Pits
Distance: 4 km.
Pace: Leisurely - 3km/hr or less Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing
Hike Description:

Please join me for an exploration of the Bruce Trail. Meet at the Calcium Pits on Twiss Rd. Km. 103.8 f (Map 11) for a 10:30 am. start. Bring a snack and water and $5 for the Winter Junior Hiker badge. Trail will have some hills and poor footing. Boot ices may be necessary. Please register with the leader.
Leader: Anne Armstrong - hikingrandma@gmail.com - 905 617 3937

March 18, 2019 - Happy Wanderers - Tiffany Falls to Dundas Trail Centre

Start: 9:00 AM End: 1:30 PM
Location: Dundas Valley
Distance: 14
Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr, Brisk - 4 to 5 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing
Hike Description:

We will hike from Tiffany Falls parking lot ( map 8 ed 29, 45.2 marker) to Sherman Falls to the trail centre and back

RSVP by email wlr8362@gmail.com    Hike leader: Wayne Riley

Cancelations the morning of the hike 289-456-3498

Bring lunch, water, icers, no dogs please.

Hiking boots required

Pace will be a combination of moderate and brisk

 

 

March 18, 2019 - Radial Trail , Hamilton

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 +/- 10km loop.

Hike Leader : Daljeet Juneja.

E Mail : ds.jds.juneja@gmail.com

Phone : 905 -870- 3088.

March 19, 2019 - Tuesday Evening Not-the-Bruce Trail Hike

Start: 7:00 PM End: 8:45 PM
Location: East Hamilton Escarpment Rail Trail
Distance: 8 km
Pace: Brisk - 4 to 5 km/hr Terrain: Easy - Mostly flat and usually good footing
Hike Description:

This hike mostly follows the Escarpment Rail Trail on Hamilton's east mountain and the pace will be brisk only where possible. The meeting place is a parking area on Mountain Brow Blvd. at the corner of Margate which is one block north of Fennell Ave. If there is no space left on Mountain Brow Blvd., park curbside on Margate. Wear boots and bring icers in case. After all, it is still only March. An optional pub stop will follow the hike. Leader: Richard Reble at reblerichard@gmail.com or 905-945-0536 before 9:00 p.m.

March 20, 2019 - Hikers R Us - Hilton Falls

Start: 9:00 AM End: 1:30 PM
Location: Hilton Falls Conservation Area
Distance: 14 K
Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr, Brisk - 4 to 5 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing
Hike Description:

We will meet at the main parking lot of Hilton Falls ( parking fee required ) and will hike the Hilton Falls, Red Oak and the Beaver Dam trails and return to the parking lot.

RSVP by email:  wlr8362@gmail.com

Hike Leader:  Wayne Riley

Cancellations the morning of the hike call 289-456-3498

Bring lunch, water, icers may be needed, no dogs please

Hiking boots rerquired

Pace will be a combination of moderate and brisk

 

 

 

March 20, 2019 - Walk for Health and Fun - West Hamilton

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 hike sections of the Bruce Trail as well as the trails of Iroquoia Heights C.A.  There will be weekly walks all summer.  Now we are all getting older we are not hiking as fast as we used to!

Hike is cancelled if there is heavy rain.

Leader:  Paul Lewis – (905) 331-8600 or email: outdooractive@hotmail.com

March 20, 2019 - Good Companions - Mount Nemo

Start: 10:00 AM End: 12:30 PM
Location: Mount Nemo Conservation Area, Guelp Line, Burlington. 43.4162695,-79.8827193
Distance: 8 km
Pace: Leisurely - 3km/hr or less Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing
Hike Description:

We will do a loop hike around the conservation area. Some rocky sections. Beautiful views of Rattlesnake Point and Toronto (on a clear day). Entrance Fee applicable except for Halton Region Passholders.

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

March 21, 2019 - North Shore trail of RBG

Start: 10:00 AM End: 12:30 PM
Location: We will begin the hike at the entrance to RBG off York Rd in Dundas.
Distance: 8 km
Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Easy - Mostly flat and usually good footing
Hike Description:

You can park along York Rd or in the leash- free dog walking parking lot  close to the intersection of York Rd and Valley Rd. We will hike along the main trails taking time to walk along the boardwalk and watch for any returning birds or eagles. Snack and washroom break at the Arboretum Centre. Sections could be muddy or possibly still icy so bring icers just in case, and water. Hike leader Connie Rusynyk  email: c.rusynyk@sympatico.ca. phone 905 520 6502

March 22, 2019 - Burlington Waterfront Evening Hike

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 good 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

March 24, 2019 - Canada 150 series -- hike No. 5

Start: 10:00 AM End: 2:30 PM
Location: Caledon Hills -- Hockley Valley, Map 18
Distance: 12
Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing
Hike Description:

Caledon Hills Club still has the special Canada 150 badges to give out to people who complete all 5 hikes in this series. See the Caledon Hills website for details. This is hike no. 5 with 3 extra kms at the beginning. Meet at 7th Line parking lot on Airport Rd -- km 42.2 Map 18. Take Airport Rd north. 7th Line is about 2 km north of Mono Mills (Hwy 9). From here we will do a shuttle to the start of the hike. Hike can be shortened if weather is poor. No dropout, no dogs please. Hiking boots recommended.
Peter Leeney 905-301-4091, Mon-Thur before 10 pm.
Pre-register by email to Leader: peter.leeney@utoronto.ca

March 25, 2019 - Happy Wanderers - Mount Nemo

Start: 9:00 AM End: 1:00 PM
Location: Map10 , BTC Parking Lot west side of Walkers Line, N43.419107 - W 79.861377
Distance: 11.0 km
Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing, Strenuous - Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
Hike Description:

Loop hike on main trail and other trail within the conservation .Parking fees required

Hiking boots required , No dogs,Pub stop after

Direction:From 401 south on Guelph Line,right on Derry Road,left on Walter Line to jointion.  of Walter line and No.2 Sideroad parking lot  on west.

RSVP   Hike leader.  Ron Granger  by Email. ron.granger1@yahoo. com. Phone 519 485 0879

 

 

March 25, 2019 - Radial Trail , Hamilton

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 +/- 10km loop.

Hike Leader : Daljeet Juneja.

E Mail : ds.jds.juneja@gmail.com

Phone : 905 -870- 3088.

March 26, 2019 - Tuesday Evening Not-the-Bruce Trail Hike

Start: 7:00 PM End: 8:45 PM
Location: Hamilton Core
Distance: 8 km
Pace: Brisk - 4 to 5 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing
Hike Description:

This hike will involve a very unusual look at Hamilton's core area. Let's just call it a mystery hike. After all, who knows where the Shadow lurks? Wear boots. We'll meet in the first parking lot on Mountain Brow Blvd. just to the east of the top of the Wentworth Street stairs. An optional pub stop will follow. Leader: Richard Reble at reblerichard@gmail.com or 905-945-0536 before 9:00 p.m.

March 27, 2019 - Walk for Health and Fun - West Hamilton

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 hike sections of the Bruce Trail as well as the trails of Iroquoia Heights C.A.  There will be weekly walks all summer.  Now we are all getting older we are not hiking as fast as we used to!

Hike is cancelled if there is heavy rain.

Leader:  Paul Lewis – (905) 331-8600 or email: outdooractive@hotmail.com

March 27, 2019 - Good Companions - Loopy Hike

Start: 10:00 AM End: 12:30 PM
Location: Dundas Valley
Distance: 8 km
Pace: Leisurely - 3km/hr or less Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing
Hike Description:

Meet at the Dundas Valley Trail Centre parking lot - lot closest to the Trail Centre.  The entrance to the Trail Centre is located off Governors Road, Dundas.  Parking fee or Hamilton Conservation Authority pass.  Beginning at the Trail Centre, we will hike three loops involving the Spring Creek, John White and Sawmill trails. Some hilly and muddy sections to be expected.   Hiking boots, icers? water and snack.  Leader Janina Vanderpost 905-521-2296  kayakhiker1@gmail.com

March 27, 2019 - Hikers R Us - Mountsberg Conservation Area

Start: 9:00 AM End: 2:00 PM
Location: Meet at Mountsberg Conservation Area, 2259 Milburough Line, Campbellville GPS 43.459745 - 80.030052. Conservation fees apply.
Distance: 14 km
Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing
Hike Description:

A circular hike in the park of about 4-5 hours. Bring water, snack/lunch, gear appropriate to the weather (icers may be needed).

Please register by Tuesday evening with the hike leader Norman Young mny176@outlook.com, 905 845 0939 cell 905 330 6605

March 28, 2019 - Mount Nemo - Walker's Line access

Start: 10:00 AM End: 1:30 PM
Location: Mount Nemo - Park at Walker's Line and No2 Side Road
Distance: 8
Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing, Slippery and Steep Sections
Hike Description:

We can park in lot at Walker's Line and No 2 Side Road.  Hike up the Bruce Trail into the conservation area. Escarpment Edge Trail, South Loop Trail/Bruce Trail and North Loop Trail.  Snack/lunch at Brock Harris Lookout.  Bring snack/lunch, water, icers. There is short ladder as we ascend the escarpment. Pub/refreshment stop afterwards

Hike leader Steven White stevenwhite901@gmail.com or text 289-242-9415

March 28, 2019 - Hilton Falls Conservation HIke

Start: 9:30 AM End: 1:00 PM
Location: Meet in Hilton Falls Conservation Area Parking lot. Conservation pass required or fee to be paid to park.
Distance: 13km
Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing
Hike Description:

We will complete the Beaver Dam trail and parts of the Red Oak and Hilton Falls trails. Will be an opportunity to visit the falls and hopefully see spring unravelling. Bring water and snacks. Icers may be needed. A late lunch at the Mowhawk Chop House (Guelph Line) is optional.

Hike Leader: Karen Capindale-Smith; jsmith62@cogeco.ca (905) 332-7254; hike morning use cell (905) 749-0914

 

March 29, 2019 - Burlington Waterfront Evening Hike

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 good 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

March 31, 2019 - Lynn Valley Trail

Start: 9:30 AM End: 3:30 PM
Location: Memorial Park Simcoe. Hwy 24 South through Simcoe to Woodhouse St. left turn to Owen St. right turn to parking. 42.828892.-80.299592
Distance: 24
Pace: Brisk - 4 to 5 km/hr Terrain: Easy - Mostly flat and usually good footing
Hike Description:

This rail trail in Carolinian Canada is one of Canada's best, following the Lynn River to Lake Erie. The trail surface provides for a good spring walk. We will watch for signs of spring along the way. Hike Leader: Gregory & Jeanette Vincent vincent.greg@gmail.com M-T  7-9 p.m.

April 1, 2019 - Happy Wanderers -Toronto section/Speyside to Scotch Block Lookout

Start: 9:00 AM End: 2:30 PM
Location: Parking lot on 17th Sideroad Access Trail, 14.1 km on Map 12 GPS Coordinates: 43.592859 -79.980456
Distance: 13
Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing
Hike Description:

We will hike to the first look out at Scotch Block to enjoy our lunch before returning to our cars. This terrain while flat, has long stretches of rocky, difficult footing. Please register with me to receive news of any changes to our plans.  Hike leader:  Cynthia Archer archercynthiab@gmail.com  416 573 4236

April 1, 2019 - Radial Trail , Hamilton

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 +/- 10km loop.

Hike Leader : Daljeet Juneja.

E Mail : ds.jds.juneja@gmail.com

Phone : 905 -870- 3088.

April 2, 2019 - Tuesday Evening Not-the-Bruce Trail Hike

Start: 7:00 PM End: 8:45 PM
Location: Lake Ontario Waterfront Trail in East Hamilton
Distance: 9 km
Pace: Brisk - 4 to 5 km/hr Terrain: Easy - Mostly flat and usually good footing
Hike Description:

This hike follows the Lake Ontario Waterfront Trail from Hutch's Restaurant to the Burlington Canal and back. Keep your eye out for patches of black ice. In truth, the pace can be as slow, moderate, or  fast as you want since a trail that goes there-and-back doesn't require you to match your leader's pace. Just fall in step with a person whose pace is close to yours. The meeting place is Hutch's Restaurant on Van Wagner's Rd. in east Hamilton. When you turn into the parking lot in front of Hutch's, look to the line of cars just to the right of the restaurant. An optional pub stop will follow. Leader: Richard Reble at reblerichard@gmail.com or 905-945-0536 before 9:00 p.m.

April 3, 2019 - Hikers R Us - Hockley Valley

Start: 9:00 AM End: 2:00 PM
Location: Hockley Valley, parking lot on Hockley Valley Road, across from Black Birch Restaurant.
Distance: 14 km
Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Strenuous - Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
Hike Description:

Hockley Valley is always a lovely place to hike, at any time of year.
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!
Bring icers, warm layers, snacks, lunch, a warm drink, and 1 litre of water.
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.

April 3, 2019 - Walk for Health and Fun - West Hamilton

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 hike sections of the Bruce Trail as well as the trails of Iroquoia Heights C.A.  There will be weekly walks all summer.  Now we are all getting older we are not hiking as fast as we used to!

Hike is cancelled if there is heavy rain.

Leader:  Paul Lewis – (905) 331-8600 or email: outdooractive@hotmail.com

April 3, 2019 - Good Companions - Twiss Road (Calcium Pits)

Start: 10:00 AM End: 12:30 PM
Location: Twiss Road north of Derry Road where the main trail crosses. Map 11. 43.4482057, -79.9541747
Distance: 8
Pace: Leisurely - 3km/hr or less Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing
Hike Description:

This is a "there-and-back" hike towards Kilbride through the beautiful Yaremko-Ridley Park. If time permits we will then follow the main trail a short distance into the Crawford Forestry Tract.

Hike Leader: Mary Rose. termarintl@cogeco.ca  905-637-2918

 

 

 

April 4, 2019 - Thursday Group - Greensville

Start: 10:00 AM End: 1:00 PM
Location: Bullocks Park on Highway 8 in Greenville
Distance: 11km
Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Easy - Mostly flat and usually good footing
Hike Description:

Directions: Bullocks Park is across from Christ Church in Greenville. Just past the corner of Highway 8 and Brock Rd. Coming from Dundas , the park is on the left. From there we will do a loop hike on the Optimist Trail and Christie Conservation area. Bring water and a snack. No Dogs. Lorraine Sherred 13hiking13@gmail.com. please email

April 5, 2019 - Burlington Waterfront Evening Hike

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 good 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

April 7, 2019 - Gentle Hike - Hilton Falls

Start: 10:00 AM End: 12:00 PM
Location: Hilton Falls Conservation Area
Distance: Approximately 8 km.
Pace: Leisurely - 3km/hr or less Terrain: Easy - Mostly flat and usually go footing
Hike Description:

Please join me for a leisurely hike at Hilton Falls Conservation Area. (Map 11). We may see some early Spring wildflowers. We will explore the Beaver Meadow Trail and go to the falls. Bring a snack/lunch. Parking fee in effect or a Conservation Area pass.
Leader: Anne Armstrong - hikingrandma@gmail.com - 905 337 3937

April 8, 2019 - Happy Wanderers - Crawford Lake

Start: 9:00 AM End: 1:30 PM
Location: Crawford Lake
Distance: 14k
Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr, Brisk - 4 to 5 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing
Hike Description:

We will meet at the front parking lot of Crawford Lake C.A. ( fee applies ) map 11. We will hike the Crawford Lake side trail, Canyon bypass and Rattlesnake side trail and back.

RSVP by email: wlr8362@gmail.com    Hike leader: Roxanne Riley

Cancelations morning of the hike: 289-456-3498

Bring lunch and water, no dogs please

The pace will be  a combination of moderate and brisk

Bring lunch, water, no dogs please

April 8, 2019 - Radial Trail , Hamilton

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 +/- 10km loop.

Hike Leader : Daljeet Juneja.

E Mail : ds.jds.juneja@gmail.com

Phone : 905 -870- 3088.

April 9, 2019 - Tuesday Evening Not-the-Bruce Trail Hike

Start: 7:00 PM End: 8:45 PM
Location: Harbour Front Trail in west Hamilton
Distance: 8 km
Pace: Brisk - 4 to 5 km/hr Terrain: Easy - Mostly flat and usually good footing
Hike Description:

This trail follows the Bay Front Trail in Hamilton. Since it's a there-and-back hike to Princess Point in Cootes Paradise (or Old Cootes Paradise if you wish), you can walk at your own pace or fall into step with someone  whose pace is similar. We meet at the front door of William's Coffee Pub on Discovery Lane which runs north from Guise St. between James St. and John St. in Hamilton  Park in the lot to the right of William's. I'm guessing that running shoes might be appropriate by this point, but I can't promise there won't be slippery patches. An optional pub stop will follow. Leader:  Richard Reble at reblerichard@gmail.com or 905-945-0536

April 10, 2019 - Hikers R Us - Mono Cliffs

Start: 9:30 AM End: 2:00 PM
Location: Mono Cliffs Map 19 Ed 29
Distance: 15 K
Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr, Brisk - 4 to 5 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing
Hike Description:

We will meet at 9:30 AM at the Mono Community Centre gravel parking lot 200 m south of the Mono Centre. We will hike the W Tovell, Lookout, Split Rock and Main trails and return to parking lot.

RSVP by email: wlr8362@gmail.com

Hike Leader: Wayne Riley

Cancellations the morning of the hike: 289-456-3498

Bring lunch and water, no dogs please

Hiking boots required

Pace will be a combination of moderate and brisk

 

 

April 10, 2019 - Walk for Health and Fun - West Hamilton

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 hike sections of the Bruce Trail as well as the trails of Iroquoia Heights C.A.  There will be weekly walks all summer.  Now we are all getting older we are not hiking as fast as we used to!

Hike is cancelled if there is heavy rain.

Leader:  Paul Lewis – (905) 331-8600 or email: outdooractive@hotmail.com

April 10, 2019 - Good Companions - Spencer's Adventure

Start: 10:00 AM End: 12:30 PM
Location: Greenville, Map 8, 43.2752122, -79.9886741
Distance: 8
Pace: Leisurely - 3km/hr or less Terrain: Easy - Mostly flat and usually good footing
Hike Description:

We will hike from Greenville along Spencer Creek to Christie Lake and return by a similar route. Meet at Park Avenue, Greenville - beside the playground. Park Ave is south of Hwy 8 just 50 metres west of Bullocks Corners. Take Hwy 8 north from Dundas OR take Brock Rd south from Hwy 5.

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

April 11, 2019 - Thursday Hike - Dundas Peak

Start: 10:00 AM End: 12:30 PM
Location: Dundas - Meet at Dundas Driving Park
Distance: 8 km
Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing
Hike Description:

Meet at Dundas Driving Park at the end of Cross Street in Dundas.  Lots of parking, gather at the entrance gateway.  We will go up to Dundas Peak and on to Tews Falls (weather permitting).  NO DOGS.   Hiking boots required, poles, water, snacks. Marion Fletcher (905) 628-5537. octother AOL.com

 

April 11, 2019 - Elgin Trail End to End - 2 days - Apr 11 & 12/19

Start: 8:00 AM End:
Location: Port Stanley to St. Thomas
Distance: 41km over 2 days
Pace: Brisk - 4 to 5 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing
Hike Description:

If you'd like to check the Elgin Trail off your list, please contact the hike leader for further details and meeting locations. This End to End will run from April 11 & 12, 2019. End to End badge available. Hike Leader Ruth Moffatt ruthdmoffatt@gmail.com 905-928-7056

April 12, 2019 - Burlington Waterfront Evening Hike

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 good 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

April 13, 2019 - Lambton Shores Hiking Trails - 2 days - April 13 &14/19

Start: 8:00 AM End:
Location: Port Huron Area
Distance: 31km over two days
Pace: Brisk - 4 to 5 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing
Hike Description:

If you'd like to hike the nature trails of the Lambton Shores,  please contact the hike leader for further details and meeting locations.  There are 7 nature trails which range in length from 2km to 8km in length all in the Port Huron area. This will require an overnight stay for most people. We will drive from one trail to the next. Free badge available to the finishers.  Hike Leader Ruth Moffatt ruthdmoffatt@gmail.com 905-928-7056

April 14, 2019 - Introductory Hike - Mono Cliffs

Start: 9:30 AM End: 12:00 PM
Location: Mono Cliffs, Dufferin Highlands, BTC Map 19
Distance: 9.0
Pace: Leisurely - 3km/hr or less Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing
Hike Description:

This hike is designed to give new hikers a sense of what hiking on the Bruce Trail has to offer. Directions to Meeting Place: Mono Community Centre parking lot. Take Hwy 10 north to Dufferin Road 8 about 10 km north of Orangeville. Follow Road 8 to Mono Centre. The hike leader’s car will have a Canadian flag attached to the window behind the driver’s seat. We will leave all cars in this parking lot while we complete this loop hike.Since the ground on this 9.0 km hike is uneven and rocky (and may be muddy) in some sections, hiking boots or hiking shoes are preferable but since new hikers may not have access to all equipment, just be sure you wear comfortable walking shoes. If you do bring bottled water, snacks or extra clothes, please consider carrying these in a knapsack or fanny pack so your hands are free making walking more comfortable. Please arrive a least 15 minutes before hike departure time. Please pre-register by emailing the hike leader at robert_gillespie@bell.net

April 15, 2019 - Happy Wanderers - Limehouse, Toronto Section

Start: 9:00 AM End: 1:00 PM
Location: Map 12 ,20.4 Km, Limehouse Conservation.Parking lot at Baseball Diamonds parking lot N 43.632448. W 79.973355
Distance: 12.0 km
Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing
Hike Description:

Loop hike main trail and Canada Goose side trail.

Hiking boots required , No Dogs . Pub stop after,

Direction: from 401 north on Trafalgar to Highway 7 turn left,  turn  right  on 22 sideroad ,turn sideroad 5  to parking lot on right

RSVP :Hike Leader:  Ron Granger. Email ron.granger1@yahoo.com, Phone 519 485 0879

 

April 15, 2019 - Radial Trail , Hamilton

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 +/- 10km loop.

Hike Leader : Daljeet Juneja.

E Mail : ds.jds.juneja@gmail.com

Phone : 905 -870- 3088.

April 16, 2019 - Tuesday Evening Not-the-Bruce Trail Hike

Start: 7:00 PM End: 8:45 PM
Location: Red Hill Valley
Distance: 8
Pace: Brisk - 4 to 5 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing
Hike Description:

This route explores some of the trails of Red Hill Valley. Meet at the Albion Falls parking lot next to the mounted grindstone which stands as a monument to Hamilton's first water-powered mill. This parking lot is on the east side of Mountain Brow Blvd. overlooking the falls. There are two small brick pillars at the parking lot entrance. Wear hiking boots. An optional pub stop follows the hike.Leader: Richard Reble at reblerichard@gmail.com or 905-945-0536 before 9:00 p.m.

April 17, 2019 - Walk for Health and Fun - West Hamilton

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 hike sections of the Bruce Trail as well as the trails of Iroquoia Heights C.A.  There will be weekly walks all summer.  Now we are all getting older we are not hiking as fast as we used to!

Hike is cancelled if there is heavy rain.

Leader:  Paul Lewis – (905) 331-8600 or email: outdooractive@hotmail.com

April 17, 2019 - Hikers R Us - Smokey Hollow

Start: 9:00 AM End: 2:00 PM
Location: At the Dundas and Mill St intersection in Waterdown, go south on Mill St. Smokey Hollow will be on your right just after the train bridge
Distance: 15km there and back
Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Strenuous - Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
Hike Description:

This 15 km there and back hike will take approximately 4.5 hours and is at medium pace.  There are a few hills.  We will head west from Smokey Hollow and follow the main trail to Hwy #6 and return. Bring water, lunch.  Refreshment/pub stop afterwards. Register at stevenwhite901@gmail.com or text 289-242-9415

April 17, 2019 - Good Companions - Hendrie Valley

Start: 10:00 AM End: 12:30 PM
Location: Royal Botanical Gardens Hendrie Valley
Distance: 8 km
Pace: Leisurely - 3km/hr or less Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing
Hike Description:

Meet at the southwest corner of the main Royal Botanical Gardens parking lot - near Spring Gardens Road directly across from Easterbrook's.  From there we will walk along the Spring Garden Rd down into the Hendrie Valley, follow some of the trails and boardwalks, and return to the Hendrie Valley parking lot (which is just across Plains Rd from where we begin).  We may see some spring flowers and birds.  There will likely be muddy sections on the trails.  Bring water and a snack.  Leader Janina Vanderpost 905-521-2296  kayakhiker1@gmail.com

April 18, 2019 - Felker's and Albion Falls loop

Start: 10:00 AM End: 1:30 PM
Location: Hamilton/Felker's/Albion Falls
Distance: 10 km.
Pace: Leisurely - 3km/hr or less Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing
Hike Description:

Waterfalls are one of Hamilton's claim to fame. This hike will visit some of them, Felker's, Buttermilk and Albion. Meet in the Upper King's Forest parking lot on Mountain Brow Blvd. (Map 7). We will hike from here to Felker's Falls and back. Bring a snack/lunch, water, sunscreen and insect repellent.
Leader: Phill Armstrong - hikingrandpa@gmail.com - 416 895 3937

April 19, 2019 - Terra Cotta, Toronto Section

Start: 9:00 AM End: 2:30 PM
Location: Map 14, KM 38.7 ,Terra Cotta C.A Area. Loop hike. N 43.709749 - W 79.9628433
Distance: 16 km
Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing, Strenuous - Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
Hike Description:

Loop hike  in Terra Cotta Conservation Area and Winston Churchill trail.

Hike boots required ,No Dogs ,pub stop after

Direction: From 401 north on Winston Churchill ,turn left on Sideroad 17 and right on Tenth Line.Roadside parking

RSVP: Hike Leader  Ron Granger ,Email  ron.granger1@yahoo.com, Phone  519 485 0879

April 19, 2019 - Burlington Waterfront Evening Hike

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 good 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

April 19, 2019 - Family hike along the River and Ruin Loop

Start: 11:00 AM End: 2:00 PM
Location: Roadside parking near the intersection of Twiss Road and No. 8 Sideroad near the town of Kilbride GPS 43.429065 -79.927324
Distance: 5.5 km
Pace: Leisurely - 3km/hr or less Terrain: Strenuous - Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
Hike Description:

This challenging hike covers several small hills and one large hill, a boardwalk through a marsh, an interesting bridge, a riverside trail and an actual ruin. With to mucho explore it can easily take up to three hours. It can be muddy. Clean footwear maybe needed of the ride home. We will stop for a picnic lunch so please bring lunch, drinks and snacks. This hike qualifies for the Ladybug Badge.Please register with me to receive news of any changes to our plans. Hike leader: Cynthia Archer archercynthiab@gmail.com 416 573 4236

April 22, 2019 - Radial Trail , Hamilton

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 +/- 10km loop.

Hike Leader : Daljeet Juneja.

E Mail : ds.jds.juneja@gmail.com

Phone : 905 -870- 3088.

April 23, 2019 - Tuesday Evening Hike Not-the-Bruce Trail Hike

Start: 7:00 PM End: 8:45 PM
Location: Grindstone Creek Valley
Distance: 8
Pace: Brisk - 4 to 5 km/hr Terrain: Strenuous - Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
Hike Description:

This hike features Grindstone Creek Valley and its steep embankments. The meeting place is the widening of Waterdown's Snake Rd. where the Bruce Trail crosses. (Bruce Trail Map # 9, Km 69.0) Wear hiking boots. An optional pub stop follows the hike. Leader: Richard Reble at reblerichard@gmail.com or 905-945-0536.

April 23, 2019 - Iroquoia Top Half Day 1 of 2

Start: 8:00 AM End:
Location: Iroquoia Section
Distance: 31km
Pace: Brisk - 4 to 5 km/hr Terrain: Strenuous - Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
Hike Description:

Meet in the parking lot at Campbellville Rd and Appleby Line(122.9km) Carpool to Mt. Nemo Conservation Area*(93km)

For further details and to register, please contact hike leader Ruth Moffatt ruthdmoffatt@gmail.com 905-928-7056

*Parking fee.

April 24, 2019 - Hikers R Us - Iroquoia City View - Smokey Hollow Loop

Start: 9:00 AM End: 3:00 PM
Location: Depart from large Parking lot at City View Park off of Kerns Rd. GPS 43.352308 -79.862585
Distance: 14
Pace: Brisk - 4 to 5 km/hr Terrain: Strenuous - Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
Hike Description:

We will depart from the large parking lot in City View and loop through the Ian Reid Side trail before proceeding south to follow  the Norman Pearson Side Trail, loop to Smokey Hollow, enjoy our lunch and return to our cars. Starting point is km 77.0 on Map 9.  Please register with me to receive news of any changes to our plans.  Hike leader:  Cynthia Archer archercynthiab@gmail.com  416 573 4236

April 24, 2019 - Walk for Health and Fun - West Hamilton

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 hike sections of the Bruce Trail as well as the trails of Iroquoia Heights C.A.  There will be weekly walks all summer.  Now we are all getting older we are not hiking as fast as we used to!

Hike is cancelled if there is heavy rain.

Leader:  Paul Lewis – (905) 331-8600 or email: outdooractive@hotmail.com

April 24, 2019 - Good Companions - McMaster University Forest and Lunch

Start: 10:30 AM End: 12:00 PM
Location: 1101 Lower Lions Club Road, Hamilton 43.2447405, -79.9526412
Distance: Approx 5km
Pace: Leisurely - 3km/hr or less Terrain: Easy - Mostly flat and usually good footing
Hike Description:

We will explore this forested area which is owned by McMaster University. Walk for approx 1.5 hours, followed by lunch at Fionn MacCool's, University Plaza, Osler Drive, Dundas. Hike leader: Bill Fulton. ibtcrbguu.fulton@gmail.com

April 24, 2019 - Iroquoia Top Half Day 2 of 2

Start: 8:00 AM End:
Location: Iroquoia Section
Distance: 33km
Pace: Brisk - 4 to 5 km/hr Terrain: Strenuous - Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
Hike Description:

Meet in the parking lot at Mt. Nemo Conservation Area*(93km) Carpool to Sydenham Rd.(60km)

For further details and to register, please contact hike leader Ruth Moffatt ruthdmoffatt@gmail.com 905-928-7056

*Parking fee.

April 25, 2019 - Thursday Group - Twiss Road/Crawford Lake

Start: 10:00 AM End: 1:30 PM
Location: Twiss Road north of Derry Road where the main trail crosses. Map 11. 43.4482057 -79.9541747
Distance: 11
Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing
Hike Description:

Follow the main trail to the lookout and return via side trails and local trails. Some gentle hills and rocky in parts. Hope for some spring wild flowers. Hike Leader: Terry Rose. termarintl@gmail.com 905-320-6513. Phone, text or email.

April 26, 2019 - Burlington Waterfront Evening Hike

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 good 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

April 28, 2019 - Junior Hiker/Chedoke Rail Trail

Start: 10:30 AM End: 12:00 PM
Location: Hamilton/Chedoke Golf Club
Distance: 4 km.
Pace: Leisurely - 3km/hr or less Terrain: Easy - Mostly flat and usually go footing
Hike Description:

This hike will take us along the Bruce Trail/Chedoke Rail Trail as it climbs the Escarptment, overlooking Hamilton and Dundas. We will return via the Blue Side Trail along Scenic Drive. Meet in the parking lot of the Chedoke  Golf Course. Take the Aberdeen exit off the 403 and follow to past the rail overpass where you will turn right onto Sudholme and then left onto Beddoe and follow to the Golf Club. (Map 7). Bring water, a snack and $5 for the Spring badge
Leader: Anne Armstrong - hikingrandma@gmail.com - 905 617 3937.

April 28, 2019 - Crawford Lake Loop

Start: 9:30 AM End: 1:00 PM
Location: Parking lot at entrance to the Crawford Lake Conservation Area. Hwy 401 exit 312 south to Regional Rd. 1 to Conservation Rd. left turn, east to entrance 3115 Conservation Rd. Milton. 43.471920.-79.950494
Distance: 10 km
Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing
Hike Description:

Today we will hike around Crawford Lake, a rare example of a meromictic lake enjoying the spring flowers on our way to lookouts over the Nassagaweya Canyon looping back to the visitors centre and the Iroquoian village.  Entrance fee to Conservation area required.  No dogs.  Hike Leader: Gregory & Jeanette Vincent vincent.greg@gmail.com M-T  7-9 p.m.

April 29, 2019 - Happy Wanderers - Dundas Valley Conservation Area/Headwaters Trail

Start: 9:00 AM End: 2:00 PM
Location: Depart 9am from Dundas Valley Conservation Area Trail Centre. Dundas Valley Conservation Area main entrance off Governors Road, Dundas
Distance: 15
Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing
Hike Description:

Begin at the Trail Centre to  the Main Loop to the Headwaters Trail and back.  Please register with hike leader Steven White stevenwhite901@gmail.com or text to 289-242-9415.  There will be a refreshment/pub stop afterwards.

April 29, 2019 - Radial Trail , Hamilton

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 +/- 10km loop.

Hike Leader : Daljeet Juneja.

E Mail : ds.jds.juneja@gmail.com

Phone : 905 -870- 3088.

April 30, 2019 - Tuesday Evening Not-the-Bruce Trail Hike

Start: 7:00 PM End: 8:45 PM
Location: Stoney Creek
Distance: 9
Pace: Brisk - 4 to 5 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing
Hike Description:

This hike takes in park paths and escarpment trails of Stoney Creek including a bit of the Bruce. Meet in the parking lot of Battlefield Park in Stoney Creek. The park entrance is on King St. a stone's throw east of Centennial Parkway. Wear boots. An optional pub stop will follow. If you need more information, contact Richard Reble at reblerichard@gmail.com or 905-945-0536 before 9:00 p.m.

May 1, 2019 - Hikers R Us - Limehouse Hike

Start: 9:00 AM End: 1:30 PM
Location: 12169 5th Line, Limehouse
Distance: 12-14 km
Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing
Hike Description:

We'll do a loop hike in the Limehouse area.
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!
For warm weather: Bring sunscreen, insect repellent, snacks, lunch, and 1-2 litres of water. Winter conditions: Bring warm layers, snacks, lunch, a warm drink, and 1 litre of water.
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.

May 1, 2019 - Walk for Health and Fun - West Hamilton

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 hike sections of the Bruce Trail as well as the trails of Iroquoia Heights C.A.  There will be weekly walks all summer.  Now we are all getting older we are not hiking as fast as we used to!

Hike is cancelled if there is heavy rain.

Leader:  Paul Lewis – (905) 331-8600 or email: outdooractive@hotmail.com

May 1, 2019 - Good Companions - Halton Agreement Forest

Start: 10:00 AM End: 12:30 PM
Location: Halton Agreement Forest/Guelph Line
Distance: 8 km.
Pace: Leisurely - 3km/hr or less Terrain: Easy - Mostly flat and usually good footing
Hike Description:

Come join the Good Companions as we explore this beautiful forest. Wildflower sightings are likely. Some short rocky sections. Bring a snack, water, sunscreen and insect repellent. The flying critters may be out. Meet for a 10:00 am. start in the small parking lot across from the Mohawk Raceway/Casino on the east side of Guelph Line, just north of Highway 401. (Overflow parking in the northeast corner of the parking lot of the raceway.)
Leader: Anne Armstrong hikingrandma@gmail.com Cell# 905 617 3937.

May 2, 2019 - Thursday Group - Dundas Driving Park to Rockcliffe

Start: 9:30 AM End: 1:30 PM
Location: Meet at Dundas Driving Park in Dundas. Map 8. 43.2709625 -79.9507027
Distance: 10
Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing
Hike Description:

We will carpool to Rockcliffe Road in Waterdown and hike back to Dundas.

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

May 3, 2019 - Burlington Waterfront Evening Hike

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 good 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

May 4, 2019 - Crawford Lake Wildflowers

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: Approximately 7-8km.
Pace: Leisurely - 3km/hr or less Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing
Hike Description:

Spring wildflowers at Crawford Lake are well worth the effort of getting to them. We will use a combination of Conservation Area and Bruce Trail to reach the best wildflowers. Parts of the trail will be rocky with poor footing. Bring a snack/lunch and water and your cameras. There will be some time for photographs. Meet in the lower parking lot of Crawford Lake Conservation Area located on the east side of Guelph Line, north of Derry Road. Map 11. Please register with leader. Maximum 15.
Leader: Anne Armstrong - hikingrandma@gmail.com - 905 617 3937

May 4, 2019 - Explore Fisher Pond, the Club's new nature reserve

Start: 9:30 AM End: 11:30 AM
Location: Roadside parking where the Bruce Trail crosses Guelph Line, South of No 1 Sidereal GPS 43.388387 -79.854327 Do not block farm gate.
Distance: 6 km
Pace: Leisurely - 3km/hr or less Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing
Hike Description:

Please quickly cross over the stile for safety and wait there for departure. Bring snack and drinks. This hike is perfect for the whole family; children, parents and grandparents. We will make our way through the woodlands, have a snack by Fisher Pond then return to our cars. Along the way we may see spring flowers and small wildlife. Starting point is km 83.5 km on Map 9. Children will be eligible for the Junior Hikers' spring badge, the Lady Bug. Please restore with me to receive news of any changes to our plans. Hike Leader: Cynthia Archer archercynthiab@gmail.com 416 573 4236 There will be ample time to drive 15 minutes to the Iroquoia Club AGM at St. James United Church, 306 Parkside Drive, Watertown where lunch will be served. Please register for the AGM to assist in planning food. Fisher Pond is an 87-acre oasis of nature on the escarpment overlooking Burlington. With the help of hundreds of donors BTC has secured this land for future generations. It is a gem.

May 5, 2019 - Blue Mountain End-to-end #2

Start: 9:00 AM End: 3:00 PM
Location: Meet at Pretty River Access Trail, 47.0 km on Map 23. GPS Coordinates: 44.424089 -80.288414.
Distance: 16
Pace: Brisk - 4 to 5 km/hr Terrain: Strenuous - Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
Hike Description:

We will shuttle to km 30.1 on Map 22 and hike north through Nottawasaga Lookout Provincial Nature Preserve to our cars. Hike #3 from km 48 to 65.9 is planned for June 9th Please register with me to receive news of any changes to our plans. Hike leader: Cynthia Archer archercynthiab@gmail.com 416 573 4236. Pub stop to follow.

May 6, 2019 - Happy Wanderers - Toronto Silver Creek

Start: 9:00 AM End: 2:30 PM
Location: Road side parking on Tenth Line north of Glenn Williams GPS 43.709749 -79.962893
Distance: 14
Pace: Brisk - 4 to 5 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing
Hike Description:

We will depart from Roadside Parking at 38.9 km on Map 13 and head south to loop through Maureen Smith, Bennet Heritage and Roberts Side Trails to return to our cars. Bring lunch and lots of water. After the hike consider joining me at the Copper Kettle in Glenn Williams. Please register with me to receive news of any changes to our plans.  Hike leader:  Cynthia Archer archercynthiab@gmail.com  416 573 4236

May 6, 2019 - Radial Trail , Hamilton

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 +/- 10km loop.

Hike Leader : Daljeet Juneja.

E Mail : ds.jds.juneja@gmail.com

Phone : 905 -870- 3088.

May 7, 2019 - Tuesday Evening Not-the-Bruce Trail Hike

Start: 7:00 PM End: 8:45 PM
Location: Hamilton Centre escarpment trails
Distance: 8
Pace: Brisk - 4 to 5 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing
Hike Description:

This is a mix of trails along Hamilton's central mountain area. Meet in the parking lot of Hamilton's Queensdale Avenue Public School on Queensdale Ave. one block east of James St. If you face the school from the front, the parking lot is off a small side street at the west end of the building. Wear boots. An optional pub stop will follow. Leader: Richard Reble at reblerichard@gmail.com or 905-945-0536.

May 8, 2019 - Walk for Health and Fun - West Hamilton

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 hike sections of the Bruce Trail as well as the trails of Iroquoia Heights C.A.  There will be weekly walks all summer.  Now we are all getting older we are not hiking as fast as we used to!

Hike is cancelled if there is heavy rain.

Leader:  Paul Lewis – (905) 331-8600 or email: outdooractive@hotmail.com

May 8, 2019 - Good Companions - Sanctuary Park

Start: 10:00 AM End: 12:30 PM
Location: Map 8. Sanctuary Park, Dundas 53.254210, -79.968885
Distance: 8.0
Pace: Leisurely - 3km/hr or less Terrain: Easy - Mostly flat and usually good footing
Hike Description:

This 8km loop hike will take us from Sanctuary Park along the Spring Creek Trail and return via a combination  of rail trail and other trails.

Directions: From Old Ancaster Road turn right onto Pleasant Ave and follow it along to Sanctuary Drive. Turn right on Sanctuary Drive. The parking lot is at the end of the street.

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

May 8, 2019 - Hikers R Us - Crawford Lake Conservation Area

Start: 9:00 AM End: 2:00 PM
Location: Crawford Lake Conservation Area, Guelph Line north of Derry Road, Map 11. Conservation fees apply.
Distance: 14 km
Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing, Strenuous - Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
Hike Description:

We will hike the trails of Crawford Lake and the Bruce Trail, and enjoy the spring wildflowers along the way.

Bring water, snack/lunch, bug spray, sunscreen, hiking boots.

Please register with the hike leader by Tuesday evening , Charlotte Stewart  stewchar01@gmail.com,  cell/text 905-906 0519

May 9, 2019 - Thursday Group - Ancaster

Start: 10:00 AM End: 1:00 PM
Location: Ancaster Meet at the Ancaster Little League Baseball Field on the Jerseyville Side Rd.
Distance: 12km
Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing
Hike Description:

There is no dropout point. No dogs please.
Depart: 10:00 am Meet at the Ancaster Little League Baseball Field on the Jerseyville Side Rd.
Directions: From Hamilton toke 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 pass the high school the Little League Park is on the right at the bottom of the hill.
Hike Description: Several loops in Spring Valley in Dundas Valley.Bring Water and a Snack  Hike Leader: Lorraine Sherred 13hiking13@gmail.com Email please

May 10, 2019 - Burlington Waterfront Evening Hike

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 good 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

May 12, 2019 - Junior Hiker Lady Bug Badge - Mothers Day Hike

Start: 11:00 AM End: 1:30 PM
Location: Roadside parking where the Bruce Trail crosses Geulph line, south of No 1 Sideroad GPS 43.388387 -79.854327
Distance: 5
Pace: Leisurely - 3km/hr or less Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing
Hike Description:

Please quickly cross over the stile for safety and wait there for departure. Bring snacks, drinks and a lunch. This hike is perfect for the whole family; children, parents and grandparents. We will make our way through woodlands, have a picnic by the Fisher Pond then return to our cars. Along the way we hope to see spring flowers and small wildlife. Starting point is km 83.5 km on Map 9. Children will be eligible for the Junior Hikers’ spring hike badge, the Lady Bug. Please register with me to receive news of any changes to our plans. Hike leader: Cynthia Archer archercynthiab@gmail.com 416 573 4236. If you prefer to hike on your own, a description of the Junior Hiking Program, the badges and a list of hike routes designed for children are on the Iroquoia Club’s web site.

May 13, 2019 - Happy Wanderers - Smokey Hollow, Waterdown

Start: 9:00 AM End: 2:00 PM
Location: Smokey Hollow, Waterdown Map 9, Ed 29, marker 72.4
Distance: 15 km
Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr, Brisk - 4 to 5 km/hr Terrain: Strenuous - Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
Hike Description:

We will head west from Smokey Hollow to # 6 highway and return. There is a lot of climbing on this hike.

RSVP by email:  wlr8362@gmail.com  Hike leader:  Wayne Riley

Cancellations the morning of the hike: 289-456-3498

Bring lunch, water, no dogs please

Hiking boots required

Pace will be a combination of moderate and brisk

May 13, 2019 - Radial Trail , Hamilton

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 +/- 10km loop.

Hike Leader : Daljeet Juneja.

E Mail : ds.jds.juneja@gmail.com

Phone : 905 -870- 3088.

May 14, 2019 - Tuesday Evening Not-the-Bruce Trail Hike

Start: 7:00 PM End: 8:45 PM
Location: Dundas Valley
Distance: 8
Pace: Brisk - 4 to 5 km/hr Terrain: Strenuous - Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
Hike Description:

There are some dandy hills in Dundas Valley and this hike will include two of them. We'll meet on Martin Rd. at the back of Ancaster Community and Recreation Centre which is on Jerseyville across from Ancaster High and Vocational School. Martin Rd. is the street that turns north from Jerseyville Rd. at the west side of the community centre. Drive north on Martin till you come to the last parking area on your right before a steep hill. Wear boots. An optional put stop follows the hike. Leader: Richard Reble at reblerichard@gmail.com or 905-945-0536 before 9:00 p.m.

May 15, 2019 - Hikers R Us - Chedoke Radial Trail

Start: 9:00 AM End: 1:30 PM
Location: Tiffany Falls Map 8 Ed 29
Distance: 15 K
Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr, Brisk - 4 to 5 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing
Hike Description:

We will meet at the Tiffany Falls parking lot Map 8, marker 45.2. This is an "in and out" hike from the parking lot to the Chedoke stairs and back.

The pace will be a combination of Moderate and Brisk

RSVP by email: wlr8362@gmail.com

Hike Leader: Wayne Riley

Bring lunch and water, no dogs please

Cancellations the morning of the hike: 289-456-3498

Hiking boots required

May 15, 2019 - Walk for Health and Fun - West Hamilton

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 hike sections of the Bruce Trail as well as the trails of Iroquoia Heights C.A.  There will be weekly walks all summer.  Now we are all getting older we are not hiking as fast as we used to!

Hike is cancelled if there is heavy rain.

Leader:  Paul Lewis – (905) 331-8600 or email: outdooractive@hotmail.com

May 15, 2019 - Good Companions - RBG North Shore Trail

Start: 10:00 AM End: 12:30 PM
Location: Roadside parking at former RBG York Road Parking Lot, Dundas, 43.2843434, -79.9277782
Distance: 8
Pace: Leisurely - 3km/hr or less Terrain: Easy - Mostly flat and usually good footing
Hike Description:

This is a loop hike taking in the arboretum and the nature centre. Return via north shore of Cootes Paradise and lookout.

Hike Leader: Mary Rose. termarintl@cogeco.ca  905-320-6513

May 16, 2019 - Bluebell Hike

Start: 10:00 AM End: 1:00 PM
Location: Sixteen Mile Creek Valley
Distance: Approximately 9 km.
Pace: Leisurely - 3km/hr or less Terrain: Easy - Mostly flat and usually go footing
Hike Description:

The Bluebells in the Sixteen Mile Creek Valley in Oakville are always a treat for the eyes. Depending upon the season they could be at their best. Other wildflowers may be blooming as well. Some long, gentle hills, but mostly flat. Meet in the parking lot at the southeast corner of River Glen Blvd. and Neyagawa, next to the baseball fields. Bring a snack/lunch and water.
Leaders: Anne and Phill Armstrong - hikingrandma@gmail.com - 905 617 3937

May 16, 2019 - Kilbride In/Out to Crawford Lake CA, Map 10 and 11

Start: 9:30 AM End: 2:00 PM
Location: Meet and leave from back of Kilbride Public School (by park and tennis courts). 6611 Panton St. (just off Kilbride St.)
Distance: 16km
Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing, Slippery Sections Likely
Hike Description:

Starting at Kilbride Public School we will complete an in/out hike thru the village of Kilbride to hook up with the BT and on to Crawford Lake CA. We will hike thru Yaremko-Ridley/Smith Nature Reserve to the calcium pits and on to the Crawford Lake CA for lunch. Bring water, snacks and lunch.

Hike Leader: Karen Capindale-Smith; jsmith62@cogeco.ca, (905) 332-7254; hike morning use cell (905) 749-0914

May 17, 2019 - Victoria Day Weekend in the Lower Bruce Peninsula

Start: 6:00 PM End: 2:00 PM
Location: Wildwood Family Resort, Red Bay. North of Wiarton on Hwy 6 at Mar, west to Red Bay, south to sign for Wildwood Family Resort.
Distance: 15 km
Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing
Hike Description:

Victoria Day Weekend in the Lower Bruce Peninsula, May 17-20.  The spring flowers will welcome us on three hiking days on the Bruce Trail and its side trails to form loops.   We stay and have our meals at a comfortable resort on Lake Huron.  Our daily hikes of approximately 15 km will be at a moderate pace to take pictures of the spring flowers and Georgian Bay.  No dogs.  Pre-register for the weekend with the hike leader.  Outing restricted to those staying with us at Wildwood.  Hike Leaders:  Gregory & Jeanette Vincent Vincent.greg@gmail.com 519-579-8210 M-T 7-9 p.m.

 

May 17, 2019 - Burlington Waterfront Evening Hike

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 good 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

May 18, 2019 - Sydenham Loops - 4 days- May 18 -21/19

Start: 8:00 AM End:
Location: Sydenham Section
Distance: Various distances - approximately 25km each day.
Pace: Brisk - 4 to 5 km/hr Terrain: Strenuous - Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
Hike Description:

We will hike 24 loops as outlined in the book - Looping Through Sydenham and we will add on Silent Valley. These hikes will run con-currently from May 18 until May 21/19. Badge is available for finishers. For details and to register, please contact hike leader Ruth Moffatt 905-928-7056 ruthdmoffatt@gmail.com

May 19, 2019 - Gentle Hike - Scottsdale Farm

Start: 10:00 AM End: 12:15 PM
Location: Scottsdale Farm
Distance: Approximately 8 km.
Pace: Leisurely - 3km/hr or less Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing
Hike Description:

Scottsdale Farm is an Ontario Heritage owned farm located north of Georgetown, on the east side of Trafalgar Rd. Our hike will take us along some Blue side trails and Main Bruce trail in a loop winding through abandoned farm fields and forest trail. Some hills and rocky sections. Bring a snack/lunch, water, sunscreen and insect repellent. Map 12. Take Trafalgar Road North to the entrance to Scottsdale farm on your right. Be careful, it's easy to miss.
Leader: Anne Armstrong - hikingrandma@gmail.com - 905 617 3937

May 20, 2019 - Radial Trail , Hamilton

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 +/- 10km loop.

Hike Leader : Daljeet Juneja.

E Mail : ds.jds.juneja@gmail.com

Phone : 905 -870- 3088.

May 21, 2019 - Tuesday Evening Not-the-Bruce Trail Hike

Start: 7:00 PM End: 8:45 PM
Location: Spencer Creek
Distance: 8
Pace: Brisk - 4 to 5 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing
Hike Description:

This is a mystery hike in the woods. All shall be revealed. Meet in the parking lot of the small plaza at the corner of Hwy. 8 and Kirby in Greensville. To get there, drive west on King St. through Dundas and up the Dundas Hill to the top of the escarpment. At Bullock's Corners, turn left to stay with Hwy. 8 and drive up the hill to Kirby which is the first street on the right at at the top of the hill. Turn on Kirby and then immediately right again into the parking area between the two rows of shops and offices. Wear hiking boots. An optional pub stop will follow. Leader: Richard Reble at reblerichard@gmail.com or 905-945-0536.

May 22, 2019 - Hikers R Us - Stoney Creek Gelato Hike

Start: 9:00 AM End: 3:00 PM
Location: Depart from roadside parking on McDui Ave GPS 43.207598 -79.712827
Distance: 15
Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing
Hike Description:

Departing from McDui Drive Access Trail at 16.9 km Map 6 we will hike to Felkers Falls for a picnic lunch then return to our cars. Following the hike you are invited to join me as I enjoy some of the best gelato in the province.Please register with me to receive news of any changes to our plans. Hike leader: Cynthia Archer archercynthiab@gmail.com 416 573 4236

May 22, 2019 - Walk for Health and Fun - West Hamilton

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 hike sections of the Bruce Trail as well as the trails of Iroquoia Heights C.A.  There will be weekly walks all summer.  Now we are all getting older we are not hiking as fast as we used to!

Hike is cancelled if there is heavy rain.

Leader:  Paul Lewis – (905) 331-8600 or email: outdooractive@hotmail.com

May 22, 2019 - Good Companions - Flamborough "Bluebirds"

Start: 10:00 AM End:
Location: Cedarbrook Farm, 812, 8th Concession West, Flamborough 43.3782490 -80.0274246
Distance: Less than 5km
Pace: Leisurely - 3km/hr or less Terrain: Easy - Mostly flat and usually good footing
Hike Description:

Hosted by our good friend, Dan Welsh, we will walk gently around Cedarbrook Farm where we will see nesting Eastern Bluebirds, wrens and other species. It should take about 2 hours. Directions: take Highway 6 north towards Guelph; approx. 14km north of Highway 403 turn left (west) on 8th Concession West; Cedarbrook Farm is approx. 8 km on the south side.

Hike Leader: Dan Welsh.  Phone: 905-659-4957 or email: bluebird6@sympatico.ca

May 23, 2019 - Crawford Lake

Start: 10:00 AM End: 1:30 PM
Location: Crawford Lake Conservation Area (Halton Park pass) 3115 Conservtion Road, off Guelph Line N 43.496274, W 79.922831
Distance: 10
Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing
Hike Description:

Meet at Parking Lot off Guelph Line. Crawford Lake Side Trail, Main Trail, Leech-Porter Side Trail. Bring snack/lunch, water, bug spray. Pub/refreshment stop afterwards

Hike leader Steven White stevenwhite901@gmail.com or text 289-242-9415

May 23, 2019 - Mt. Nemo CA to Kilbride Public School, Map 10

Start: 9:30 AM End: 1:00 PM
Location: Meet at the back of Kilbride Public School (by park and tennis courts). 6611 Panton St. (just off Kilbride st). Will be a shuttle to the Walker Line access to Mt. Nemo CA
Distance: 12km
Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing, Slippery Sections Likely
Hike Description:

We will follow main BT up escarpment into Mt. Nemo CA ( for lovely views of the countryside) and out along rural roads. We will continue on into Bronte Creek/Cedar Springs Valley. We will finish our hike climbing a strenuous stretch out of the valley and into the village of Kilbride. Driver(s) will be needed to drive back to starting point to recover shuttle car(s). Bring water, snacks and lunch. Bug spray may be necessary. Drivers need Conservation pass or fee to park at CA.

Hike Leader: Karen Capindale-Smith; jsmith62@cogeco.ca (905) 332-7254; hike morning use cell (905) 749-0914.

May 24, 2019 - Burlington Waterfront Evening Hike

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 good 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

May 25, 2019 - Hilton Falls to Speyside E2E

Start: 9:00 AM End: 1:00 PM
Location: Meet at Pear Tree Parking Lot at Speyside (15 Side Road and Hwy 25)
Distance: 10 kms
Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing, Dependent on Conditions
Hike Description:

We will meet at the Pear Tree parking lot at Speyside and carpool to Hilton Falls. Please be prepared to pay the entry fee, unless you have a Conservation Halton pass.

We will hike from Hilton Falls to Speyside. This is a wonderful part of the trail, but it has challenging sections, with rocks and roots and along the edge of the escarpment. We're likely to see some Trillium and other spring flowers, so bring your camera along, as well as water and a lunch/snack.

Please let the hike leader know that you are coming:  Karen Bergmann -  karen.bergmann92@gmail.com  or  text/phone to 289-242-1110

May 26, 2019 - Junior Hiker - River and Ruin

Start: 10:30 AM End: 12:00 PM
Location: Loweville
Distance: 4 km.
Pace: Leisurely - 3km/hr or less Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing
Hike Description:

Come discover the ruins of an old farmhouse along the River and Ruin walk. We will meet in the parking lot of Loweville, opposite the Loweville Bistro. We will make our way to the trail leading us to the ruins. Bring a snack/water, sunscreen and insect repellent. Also bring $5 for the Spring badge. Please register with the leader.
Leader: Anne Armstrong - hikingrandma@gmail.com - 905 617 3937

May 26, 2019 - Schneider's Woods Waterloo

Start: 9:30 AM End: 2:00 PM
Location: Schneider's Woods Waterloo - We meet at Zehrs parking lot, 450 Erb St. West Waterloo. We will gather there in the parking lot and take all of our cars to the start, about 20 minutes to the entrance to Schneider's Woods.
Distance: 14 km, drop-out at 7 km.
Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing
Hike Description:

Schneider's Woods is. a large tract of privately owned land west of Waterloo on the Waterloo moraine.  Good trails with spring flowers.  No dogs.  Hike Leaders:  Gregory & Jeanette Vincent,  vincent.greg@gmail.com 519-579-8210. M-T 7-9 p.m.

May 27, 2019 - Radial Trail , Hamilton

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 +/- 10km loop.

Hike Leader : Daljeet Juneja.

E Mail : ds.jds.juneja@gmail.com

Phone : 905 -870- 3088.

May 28, 2019 - Tuesday Evening Not-the-Bruce Trail Hike

Start: 7:00 PM End: 8:45 PM
Location: Grimsby
Distance: 8
Pace: Brisk - 4 to 5 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing
Hike Description:

In part, this hike follows the Bruce Trail in Grimsby (which too is a part of Iroquoia), but the second half follows an urban street along the base of the escarpment in order to make a loop which ends with one dandy climb.  Meet on the wide shoulder of Park Rd. at the corner of Ridge Road in Grimsby next to a long row of high cedar trees. Wear boots. An optional pub stop will follow. Leader: Richard Reble at reblerichard@gmail.com or 905-945-0536

May 29, 2019 - Walk for Health and Fun - West Hamilton

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 hike sections of the Bruce Trail as well as the trails of Iroquoia Heights C.A.  There will be weekly walks all summer.  Now we are all getting older we are not hiking as fast as we used to!

Hike is cancelled if there is heavy rain.

Leader:  Paul Lewis – (905) 331-8600 or email: outdooractive@hotmail.com

May 29, 2019 - Good Companions - Waterdown Woods

Start: 10:00 AM End: 12:30 PM
Location: City View Park in North Burlington. The park is located on Kerns Rd just south of Hwy 5. 43.3526753,-79.8661460
Distance: 8
Pace: Leisurely - 3km/hr or less Terrain: Easy - Mostly flat and usually good footing
Hike Description:

We will meet in the north parking lot closest to Hwy 5 where washrooms are sometimes (?) available. The hike will follow the escarpment ridge along the main trail towards Waterdown and return via the Blue Trail. If conditions are favourable we will hike to the waterfalls off Waterdown Rd. Bring snack, water, sunscreen and bugspray. Refreshment stop at the Copper Kettle in Waterdown afterwards if you so choose and for anyone interested we will go on a tour of the True North Art Galley just around the corner. Hike Leader: Connie Rusynyk  email: c.rusynyk@sympatico.ca phone 905 520 6502

May 29, 2019 - Hikers R Us - Erindale Park, Mississauga

Start: 9:00 AM End: 2:00 PM
Location: Meet at parking lot at Erindale Park, 1695 Dundas Street West, Mississauga, just east of Mississauga Road.
Distance: 14 km
Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing
Hike Description:

We will do a loop hike of about 14 km along Sawmill Creek and the Credit River (several hills). Bring water, snack/lunch, and gear appropriate for the conditions.

Please register by Tuesday evening with the hike leader, Norman Young  mny176@outlook.com, 905 845 0939  cell 905 330 6605

May 29, 2019 - Erindale Park, Mississauga

Start: 9:00 AM End: 2:00 PM
Location: Meet at parking lot at Erindale Park, 1695 Dundas Street West, Mississauga, just east of Mississauga Road.
Distance: 14 km
Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing
Hike Description:

We will do a loop hike of about 14 km along Sawmill Creek and the Credit River (several hills). Bring water, snack/lunch, bug spray, sunscreen, and gear appropriate for the conditions.

Please register by Tuesday evening with the hike leader, Norman Young  mny176@outlook.com, 905 845 0939  cell 905 330 6605

May 30, 2019 - Thursday Group - Dundas Valley

Start: 10:00 AM End: 1:00 PM
Location: Dundas Valley Conservation Area
Distance: 12km
Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing
Hike Description:

There is no dropout point. No dogs please.
Depart: 10:00 am Last parking lot in Dundas Valley C.A. There is a Parking fee of $10 or free with Conservation Membership
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. Entrance will be on your left.
Hike Description: Several loops around Dundas Valley C.A. bring a snack, water.
Hike Leader: Lorraine Sherred 13hiking13@gmail.com
Email please

May 31, 2019 - Burlington Waterfront Evening Hike

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 good 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

June 1, 2019 - Niagara Gorge Hike, USA - International Trails Day

Start: 7:45 AM End: 4:00 PM
Location: Niagara Gorge - Lewiston, NY
Distance: Approximately 12km
Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing
Hike Description:

Meet at the cairn in Queenston at 7:45am. Carpool to Artpark State Park in Lewiston, NY. Bring water, lunch & valid ID (current passport or upgraded DL) to enter the US. Hike will be led by a state park naturalist and will include historical information. Badges available. Health insurance is the responsibility of the participant. Limited to 10 people. Please register with Ruth Moffatt 905-928-7056 ruthdmoffatt@gmail.com

June 3, 2019 - Peninsula Section End to End - 8 days - June 3 - 10, 2019*

Start: 8:00 AM End:
Location: Peninsula Section
Distance: 160km
Pace: Brisk - 4 to 5 km/hr Terrain: Strenuous - Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
Hike Description:

We'll hike just over 160km S-N (Wiarton to Tobermory) over 8 concurrent days. Meet 8:00am, carpool to start. Limited to 15 people. Badges for finishers. For accommodation suggestions, registration and details, contact hike leader Ruth Moffatt ruthdmoffatt@gmail.com 905-928-7056

*You must be a member of one of the Bruce Trail Clubs to participate in this End to End.

June 9, 2019 - Blue Mountain End-to-end #3

Start: 9:00 AM End: 3:00 PM
Location: Roadside parking at Maple Lane in Swiss Meadows GPS 44.504973 -80.331780
Distance: 20
Pace: Brisk - 4 to 5 km/hr Terrain: Strenuous - Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
Hike Description:

We will shuttle to km 47.0 on Map 23 and hike north through Pretty River Valley Provincial Park to our cars. Please register with me to receive news of any changes to our plans. Hike leader: Cynthia Archer archercynthiab@gmail.com 416 573 4236 Pub stop to follow where we can make plans for participants to complete this section.