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The Iroquoian
THE NEWSLETTER OF THE IROQUOIA BRUCE TRAIL CLUB
www.iroquoia.on.ca
Vol. 47 No. 4
The Iroquoian
A memoriam to David Creighton (1930 – 2012)
By Bill Fulton
David graduated with a major
in philosophy from the University of Toronto and spent two
years at the Ontario College
of Art. After graduation, he
taught English, photojournalism and filmmaking at three
Halton Region high schools.
David Creighton, with his wife, Judy, at right. She is a former secretary with
the Iroquoia board.
He also published four books—two on mythology, one on the Empress of Ireland and one on Jack Kerouac.
He was an accomplished man who was active in his community. Our condolences go out to Judy. His enthusiasm and good humour will be sorely missed
by the Iroquoia hikers.
The ongoing history of the Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club
Once Upon a Trail – Part 1
By Paul Toffoletti
B
y the summer of 1962, the
Telegram Hike, or First Hike
as some like to call it, was
completed and the first blaze was being painted by Dr. Gosling. The publicity around the Telegram Hike had
caught the imagination and interest
of many Ontarians. The media had
caught on to it too, as many newspapers, magazines, radio and TV stations began to print and broadcast
stories on the Bruce Trail idea.
Phil Gosling was now the Trail
Director, with the support of a grant
from the Atkinson Foundation. He
had taken a year off work to travel
up and down the escarpment and
visit various Cities and Towns to organize Clubs. The Toronto, Sydenham, and Blue Mountain Clubs were
formed in 1962; however, it would
take another year before the Iroquoia
Club would officially be formed on
Sept. 5th, 1963.
By September 1962, it was decided that it was time to start organizing a group in the Greater Hamilton Area, and on September 19th,
the Bruce Trail Committee ( created
as a subcommittee under the Federation of Ontario Naturalists) held the
first organizational meeting at the
R.B.G. Norm Pearson was the Chair,
Dr. MacLaren was the Vice-Chair,
and Phil Gosling was the Trail Director. It was attended by about 17
Kim Groen photo
David, who was married to
Judy Creighton for over 50
years, and father to Karl and
Melissa, died suddenly on
May 26th. He led intriguing
literary/ historical walks for
the Iroquoia Club, for a number of years. He really made
the characters in these narratives come to life.
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people who lived between Milton
and Grimsby.
Right away there was an attempt
to form a Club; however, there was
a difference of opinion if a “Club”
was required, and an even bigger
difference of opinion on the name.
Some of the names that were suggested are LaSalle, Head of the Lake,
Wentworth, Golden Horseshoe and
Green. The Green Bruce Trail Club
was the most popular, but the Committee members felt that it was more
important to get work groups formed
and started on the trail, than to bicker about the formation of a Club or
the name at this time.
More importantly, a Field Committee was formed with the responsibility to “Proceed with the field work
to establish the Bruce Trail throughout The Greater Hamilton Area”.
It was decided that this Committee
would be the main operational committee for the area between Grimsby
and the Rattlesnake Point, and that
it would meet on a regular ongoing
basis. John A. Becker was elected as
the Chair of the Field Committee.
It was decided to strike while the
iron was hot, and the Field Committee met a week later on September
27th. Dr. MacLaren brought out a
map and showed how the trail section could be split up into five sections for the Committee members to
survey the land, collect landowner
information, and talk to landowners.
The five sections were Rattlesnake
Point to Mount Nemo, Mount Nemo
to Rock Chapel, Rock Chapel to Filman Road (the 403 was not built yet)
and King’s Forest (Red Hill Valley)
to Grimsby. It was hoped that the
Hamilton section could be done by
the City of Hamilton winter works
program.
Phil Gosling pointed out that when
the groups go out to survey/walk
a possible route, they should be in
groups of 3 or less so not to attract
attention by landowners or others. If
questioned, they should not mention
that they are with the Bruce Trail,
but that they are just “naturalist”
or “Bird Watchers” and meant no
harm. The concern was not to catch
landowners off guard about a trail
on their property. The right time to
talk to landowners would be when
a route was decided on. Enough
people signed up to work on a section that all four sections were well
represented. A copy of a manual on
trail designing was distributed to all
those who wished to work on a section.
At the October 18th meeting there
was a special announcement. The
City of Hamilton Public Works Department had agreed to use winter
workers to help build the Trail in the
Hamilton area. This would require
members of the Field Committee to
meet with staff and lay out a work
program.
Jan Kamermans (who would become the first Iroquoia president
in 11 months) raised the need for
a public and landowner education
programe. Leon Hogg and Ray
Lowes felt that too much publicity
at this time was not good, and that
the direct publicity with landowners
should take place after the trail location has been laid out. You can call
it “fear of the unknown” for a landowner who did not understand what
the trail was about.
Another issue Mr. Kamermans
raised was the need to get young
people out on the trail, and give
them a sense of participation and responsibility for it. Edith Lloyd and
Dr. MacLaren agreed. A motion was
made to form a subcommittee to see
how to engage youth, but the motion
died as many of the attendees felt
that the time to organize this would
take away from the time needed for
the ground work to be done.
It should be noted that the Field
Committee was given an offer they
could not refuse. Dr. Howard Petch
of McMaster University called Norm
Pearson and said that he was willing to work on surveying and constructing 14 kms of trail through the
Dundas Valley area with the help of
some students. The only condition
was that he did not have to attend
any meetings or be bothered in any
way. The offer was taken up, and by
the summer of 1963 Dr. Petch did
not disappoint.
As the year came to a close, about
100 km was surveyed between
Grimsby and Rattlesnake Point for
a po ssible trail route, but no landowner approvals yet. The winter
meetings were mostly report meetings on proposed trail location and
landowner contacts. The Bruce
Trail Committee (over seeing the
entire Bruce Trail) met at the Royal
Hotel in Guelph on December 12,
1962, and it was here that it was decided to incorporate the Bruce Trail,
the emblem was agreed to, and to
form a membership organization.
Overall, 322 kms of eventual trail
was surveyed, 241 kms were owner
approved and 128kms were opened
in various locations.
Writers Note: It occurred to me that
as this massive escarpment conservation effort was taking place to
form the Bruce Trail in 1962, Rachel
Carson had published her seminal
environmental book “Silent Spring”
in the same year. Food for thought!!
Don’t miss future parts of our Club’s
history in upcoming Iroquoiains. –
Paul Toffoletti
Source: Minutes of the 1962 Bruce
Trail Field Committee, Making of
the Bruce Trail 1954-2004 Norman
Pearson.
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Burlington's City View
Park opens to the public
On Sunday June 23rd, the City of Burlington held a grand
opening for its newest park, City View, located at the corner of Dundas Street and Kerns Road.
This park features significant recreational facilities, including soccer pitches; children’s play area and passive
use areas that includes the Bruce Trail.
Bruce Trail members blended in with soccer players by
one of the soccer fields that overlook a large natural regeneration open space where the Bruce Trail runs. The
Bruce Trail Conservancy was represented by Iroquoia
BTC Club Director Paul Toffoletti, who spoke about the
history of the Bruce Trail on this property and the role of
the BTC. The Iroquoia Club had their booth set up and offered hikes out to the main trail via the newly constructed
City View Park Side Trail.
Mayor Rick Goldring and Ward One Councillor Rick
Craven also spoke at the event and mentioned the important role the BTC played to acquire this property. In the
1990's, Iroquoia volunteers talked to the previous owner
of this property about purchasing a portion where
the trail was, but they were only interested in selling the whole parcel and it was too pricey. Fortunately, by 2002, things had changed. The Bruce
Trail Association, as it was known then, was able
to partner with the City of Burlington and contribute $200,000 towards acquiring this property.
In return we received a conservation easement
that runs from Kerns Road, along the escarpment
brow, through the forested area, and out to Dundas
Street.
City View Park proves that partnerships work, and
it is a great example of how to blend active recreational uses with passive recreational uses.
The creation of this park was a perfect opportunity
to put in a side trail linking the Park to our main
Trail, and to tempt members of the public looking
to explore the Park out into another world of trails
and introduce them to the Bruce Trail.
Start of discussions with the new Park design staff
and landscapers led to an agreement on a trail route
starting at a car parking area, then meandering into
and through the Park’s ‘passive use’ area before
heading out towards the rear of the Park where it
would meet up with the main Trail above Kerncliff
Park.
Continued on page 4
SUSQUEHANNOCK LODGE and TRAIL CENTRE
Hiking in the Highlands of North Central Pennsylvania
Labour Day - Aug. 27 to Sept. 3, 2012
The last days of full summer to relax before the busy fall
season gets underway.
Thanksgiving – Oct. 5 to 8, 2012
Great walking in the fall colours. Full Thanksgiving dinner.
New Years – Dec.28-Jan. 1, 2012
The Lodge is located in Potter County, Pennsylvania, 2.5
hours south of Buffalo. There is no agriculture or industry in
the area, just great trails. Daily hikes of 10 to 15 km are led
through hardwood forest, many beside mountain streams.
Our lodge provides comfortable accommodation & excellent
meals for $60.00 semi-private or $70.00 private U.S. per day
per person. These outings have proven to be popular with
the lodge filling up quickly.
For more information, including driving directions, please
see www.execulink.com/~gvincent or contact Greg Vincent
at 519-579-8210 or [email protected]
For reservations call Carol Szymanik at 1-814-435-2163
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Continued from page 3
Given the high profile nature of the side trail location,
it was decided to use cedar blaze posts alog the route
and to lay woodchips along the trail’s length. The start
of the side trail was also a good location to install an
“Understanding Blazes” sign as it was anticipated that
for many users, this would be their first exposure to the
Bruce Trail. Once given the go ahead by the City of Burlington, volunteers spent a total of 119 volunteer hours
installing blaze posts, signage, and spreading wood chips
– which were kindly supplied by the City.
We would like to thank Burlington Council’s ongoing
support of the Bruce Trail and would also like to note
the excellent working relationship between the Iroquoia
Bruce Trail Club and Parks and Recreation Staff.
Written by Paul Toffoletti and Ken Lawday
From L-R: Burlington Mayor Rick Goldring, Iroquoia
board member Paul Toffoletti and Ward 1 Councillor Rick Craven standing by the soccer field where the
opening took place.
Hikers make ‘bucks’ for the Bruce
H
ikers raised more than $ 50,000 in a
gruelling 50 kilometre hike challenge
along the Bruce Trail on June 24.
Billed as the ‘Trailblazers Challenge,’ hikers
had to garner a minimum of $500 in pledges to
participate.
The original goal of $ 25,000 was more than
doubled by the 35 hikers who took part in the
hike from Palgrave in the Caledon section to
Mono Cliffs Provincial Park in the Dufferin
section.
Iroquoia Club’s ‘official’ representatives were
Fiona Nisbet of Oakville and Dan Welsh of
Flamborough (pictured above), who together
raised more than $ 2,000. Fiona was first to
complete the hilly course (they don’t call them
the Caledon Hills or the Dufferin Highlands for
nothing!) in 8 ½ hours.
Way to go Fiona and Dan!
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If a tree falls in the forest. . .
By David Will
There are some jobs that are simply beyond the diligence, knowledge and expertise of our trail maintenance volunteers. Safety of the volunteers and safety
of hikers on the trail as well as neighbouring properties
is always paramount in considering which trees should
be
felled and how they should be cut down.
The tree pictured here, was just such a job. The tree
had been broken by winds, high up on the trunk. The
upper portion of the tree hung over not only the trail
but a neighbouring homeowner’s property and fence.
To complicate matters even further the trees holding
the damaged tree were bowed under the weight. The
size of the damaged tree, and the recoil forces from
the surrounding trees required the expertise of professionals.
The trail captain created a reroute around the dangerous overhang to protect hikers, and the decision was
made with the BTC, the City of Hamilton, and input
from the owner of the property where the tree was located to hire an arborist to bring the tree down safely.
Trail maintenance volunteers removed a section of
the neighbour’s chain link fence directly under the upper portion of the tree, while the arborist made his assessment of the cuts to be made. Safety of the crew,
hikers and the neighbour’s property were all priorities.
Once barriers and ‘hot zones’ were established, and
the fence removed, the professional began his cut. The
cutter employed a technique called a ‘key-hole’ cut in
which the centre of the tree trunk was precision cut in
a way that would allow the trunk to rotate out the keyhole while the spring-like tension of the trees holding
up the damaged upper portion of the tree pushed the
entire tree backwards away from the neighbour’s house
and straight down onto the forest floor.
The key-hole opened visibly and the trunk began to
move. Within moments the main trunk slipped out of
the keyhole, the tree glided backward several feet and
then came straight down with a resounding ‘whump’
familiar to anyone who has felled a large tree.
With the tree down, our volunteer crew set about bucking the tree - clearing out the branches and logs from
the home owners back yard. The chain link fence was
replaced and restored. The homeowner/neighbour gave
our volunteer trail maintenance crew a ‘thumbs up’ for
a job well done.
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Hike Leader Training – Fall 2012
Have you ever thought of becoming a hike leader? It is not that difficult. Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club is always
looking for ways to improve services to our members and one of the most important ways is to provide a good
variety of hikes. To accomplish this we need a good number of hike leaders who are knowledgeable in hike
leading management and are willing to lead hikes for various levels and abilities of hiking. This will be an
investment in our club’s future as well.
Iroquoia is offering a hike leader training session this Fall. The session will be offered on November 10 from
9:00 am. to 5:00 pm. at McMaster University. It will be delivered by a certified Hike Leading Trainer in a
classroom setting, with hands on outdoor training. Cost will be $25 for Iroquoia Club members and $50 for
non members. Part of the training will include apprenticeship with a hike leader on two Iroquoia hikes on
days that are suitable for you. More information will follow upon registration. To register yourself or for more
information, please send an e-mail to Anne Armstrong at [email protected] or call Anne Armstrong
at 905-337-3937. There is no commitment to the training by registering your name.
Iroquoia History Wanted
In 2013, the Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club celebrates the 50th anniversary of its formation
and we need help to celebrate. Do you have any old photos, badges, newsletters, ...anything, stored away? We would love to come and have a look. Please call or email Paul
at 905-634-2642 or [email protected] All items will be scanned or photographed
and returned to the owner.
IROQUOIA FALL HIKES 2012
Be sure to make a habit of checking out the Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club website for any information pertaining to
corrections, missed or added hikes to the schedule.
A notice to all hikers. Following a few simple
guidelines will help make your hiking more
pleasurable. Be honest with yourself when judging
the length, speed and difficulty of the hike you
wish to attend If in doubt, call the leader.
• Always carry I.D. and your Health Card.
• Dress in layers suitable for the weather.
• Hiking boots and raingear are essential.
• Stay with the group when hiking. Don’t go ahead
or fall behind.
• Please follow any instructions given by the leader.
• Bring food and water.
• Stay around for a few minutes at the end of the
hike to see if you are needed to drive other hikers
back to their cars.
• If bad weather is forecast, call the leader.
Remember, all of our leaders are unpaid volunteers.
You are invited to attend, but do so at your own risk.
All map and kilometer notations are from the 26th
Edition of the Bruce Trail Reference Guide, unless
otherwise stated.
Please judge your abilities appropriately according
to the hike ratings:
Pace Speed of hike
Slow ………...............0.0 2.5 km/hr
Moderate….................2.5 3.5 km/hr
Medium…..................3.5 4.5 km/hr
Fast…….…................4.5 5.5 km/hr
Very fast…….............5.5 km/hr +
Difficulty of terrain:
Mostly flat and easy, good footing…….................1 2
Normal, some hills and poor footing….................3 4
Strenuous, hilly and poor footing…….….............5 6
Difficult, very hilly, rocky, poor footing................7 8
Most rugged, very hilly, very rocky,
Bad footing…………..………………….............9 10
“Feature Hike” - For Old Times Sake
Wednesday, November 28 Christmas Lunch and Hike (Everyone is welcome)
Al and Barb Hutchison would like to invite all Bruce Trail hikers and anyone that hiked with the Slowpokes
to come to a Christmas lunch and hike. The hike will start at Shell Park on the Lakeshore Rd. east of Burloak
Drive in Oakville at 10:00 am. The hike is 1.5 hours. The lunch will be at Tuckers Market Place on the South
Service Road near Guelph Line in Burlington at 12 noon. We have reserved a room and you must call Barb
905.639.1771 to register by November 21st so Barb can confirm the numbers. This will be a great opportunity to mix and mingle with old friends. The hike will be on some trails, some street walking and some by the
lake. In case of bad weather we will still have the lunch.
WEEKLY WALKS
EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT - Starts Sept. 5 – Walk for Health and Fun (1.5hrs at a Fast Pace)
Climb the steps and walk the streets and trails of West Hamilton. Meet at 7:10 pm. at the corner of Mohawk and
Upper Paradise in the Westcliffe Mall parking lot (near Food Basics). Come along for a brisk, aerobic walk.
Hike is cancelled if there is heavy rain. We will continue hiking sections of the Bruce Trail as well (while daylight permits). Leader: Paul Lewis – (905) 331-8600 or email: [email protected]
EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT - Starts September 5th Culham Trail Mississauga (1.5 hrs at a moderate
to fast pace)
Meet at Riverwood Visual Arts Centre in Mississauga. The centre is located just north of Burnhamthorpe Rd
between Mississauga Rd and Creditview Rd on Riverwood Park Lane. We will meet at the parking lot closest to
VA Centre and hike along the Culham trail. Hike is cancelled if there is heavy rain. Hike will switch to neighbourhood walks with the early onset of darkness in the late fall. Please advise hike leader if you plan to attend.
Leader: Nancy Stevens [email protected]
EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT - Grimsby Hikes
Thursdays 7:00 PM 1.5 hours. Meet at Lions Club Pool Parking Lot - off Main St., just west of Mountain
St. lights. Hike cancelled in poor weather. Hike Difficulty Med. Wear appropriate footwear and bring water.
Sometimes uneven terrain, hike routes to be varied. Optional pub stop after hike. Leader: Carol Taylor 289566-8657 (before 8 PM please)
EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT – Burlington Waterfront 2 hrs.
Meet at 7:30 pm. in the Lakeshore Road parking lot just east of the Waterfront Centre and restaurant for a brisk
walk along Lake Ontario, to the canal and back. Hike cancelled in poor weather. Med - 2. Leader: Lorne Carruthers. For information call Lorne at 905-315-8762 or email: [email protected]
HAPPY WANDERERS
MONDAY HIKES
Bring lunch, water, sun and bug protection. Wear clothing suited to the weather and proper hiking boots. Notify
leader if you will be attending. Sometimes circumstances dictate that the hike be cancelled or changed. Errol
MacKenzie at [email protected] or Tel (905) 627-9497 Dundas before 9 pm. please. Map references
are from 27th Edition.
Mon. Sept. 3 - No Hike, Labour Day
Mon. Sept. 10 - Niagara, Cairn, Main Trail, Heritage
ST, General Brock ST Loop
Meet for 08:45 am. exit at Van Wagners Beach near
Hutch’s, near small red brick building. Move some cars to
the cairn. Map1, km 0.0 Hike the Main trail, Upper Canada
Heritage ST, General Brock ST back to cars at cairn. Hiking boots. No dogs. Med - 3 +/- 15km. Loop Hike
Mon. Sept. 17 - Hamilton , Dofasco Trail, (A-B)
Meet for 08:45 am.exit at Tim Hortons, Mud St. and Hwy.
20 Stoney Creek. Move cars to Devil’s Punch Bowl parking, Ridge Rd. Map 6 km. 19.4. Move some cars to start of
Dofasco Trail on Eleventh Ave. Hike back to parking area
and Devil’s Punch Bowl ST. Hiking boots. No Dogs. Med.
- 3, +/- 14 km.
Mon. Sept. 24 -Caledon, Palgrave, Coolihan’s SR, ( A-B)
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Meet for 08:45 am. exit at parking lot, 401/Trafalgar Rd,
North east corner. Move some cars to Coolihan’s SR.
Map17, km.37.4 Hike from Palgrave Conservation Area
back to Coolihan’s Rd. Hilly. Hiking boots. No Dogs. Med.
- 4,+/-14 km.
Mon. Oct. 1 - Iroquoia, Crawford Lake, Rattlesnake
- Loop Hike
Meet for 09:30 am., repeat, 09:30 am. at Crawford Lake
Conservation Area parking lot, Conservation Rd/Guelph
Line Burlington, Map11, km. 105.5. Hike the Crawford
Lake ST, Main Trail, Rattlesnake Point ST,Leech Porter ST
. Hilly, hiking boots. No Dogs. Med. - 3, +/- 14 km. Parking fee required.
Mon. Oct. 8
- No Hike, Thanksgiving
Mon. Oct. 15 - Caledon, Hockley Heights ST (A-B)
Meet for 08:45 am. exit at parking lot 401/Trafalgar Rd,
Northeast corner. Move some cars to Parking lot. Hockley Rd. just west of 2 EHS, Map 18. Toronto hikers can
meet us at 09:30 am. Hike from Dunby Rd. km. 67.4 along
Hockley Hts ST and Main Trail back to cars on Hockley
Rd parking. Hilly ,Hiking boots, No dogs. Med. - 4, +/- 16
km.
Mon. Oct. 22 Dufferin, Mono Cliffs Loop Hike
Meet for 8:45 am. exit at parking lot, 401/Trafalgar Rd,
north east corner. Move some cars to Mono Centre Community Centre parking on County Rd.8. Toronto hikers can
meet us at 09:45 am. Hike the trails of Mono Cliffs park.
Loop No Dogs. +/- 15km. Med. - 4.
Mon. Oct. 29 - Niagara, Short Hills Conservation
Trails - Loop Hike
Meet for 08:45 am. exit at Van Wagner”s Beach, Hamilton,
near Hutch”s, near a red brick building. Move some cars
to Wiley Rd. Parking Map 3, south of km. 34.6. Hike main
trail to Effingham St. and return via Black Walnut ST. Hiking Boots, No Dogs +/- 14km Med. - 3.
Mon. Nov. 5 - Niagara, Mountainview Conservation,
Beamers Conservation
Meet for 08:45 am. exit at VanWagner’s Beach, Hamilton,
near Hutch’s, near a red brick building. Move some cars
to Beamer Memorial Conservation Area, Quarry Rd/Ridge
R.d Map 2, km. 2.2. Hike from Mountainview Conservation Area back to cars at Beamers Memorial Conservation
Area. Hiking Boots, No Dogs. +/- 13km Med. - 4.
Mon. Nov. 12 - Toronto , Silver Creek Conservation
Area - Loop Hike
Meet for 08:45 am. exit at parking lot 401/Trafalgar, north
east corner. Move some cars to 27 SR and Fallbrook Trail,
Map13, km. 35.9. Toronto hikers can meet us at 09:15 am.
Hike the trails of Silver Creek Conservation Area. Hiking
boots, No Dogs. +/- 15km. Med. - 3.
Mon. Nov. 19 - Toronto, Hilton Falls ST - Loop
Hike
Meet for 08:45 am. exit at Hilton Falls Conservation area
parking, Map11, km. 0.8, off Campbellville Rd. Hike the
Hilton Falls ST and other trails of Hilton Falls. Hiking
Boots, No Dogs. Med. – 3. +/-15 km. Parking Fee required
Mon. Nov. 26 - Dundas Valley Conservation Area
Trails - Loop Hike
Meet for 09:00 am. exit at Dundas Valley Conservation
Area Trail Centre parking lot off Governor Rd., Dunda.s
Map 8 km. 50.6. Hike the Conservation Area Trails and the
Bruce Trail. Hiking Boots, No Dogs, Med. - 3. +/- 15 km .
Parking Fee required.
GOOD COMPANIONS WEDNESDAY HIKES
All hikes begin at 10.00 a.m. unless otherwise noted and are at a moderate pace. Please wear the appropriate clothing and footwear for hiking.Bring water, a snack, bugspray and a sense of humour. Kathy and Brian
(905)632-8934.Remember, as in life it’s the journey that matters not the destination.
Wed. Sept. 5 - Christie Lake - 10 km.
Meet Elizabeth Gregory at the Parking lot on Crooks
Hollow Rd. in Greensville.We will hike this historic
scenic area past the old Darnley Mill and Cascade.
There could be some Fall colours. Mod. - 4.
Wed. Sept. 12 - Agreement Forest - 10 km.
Meet John Wolkowski at the small parking lot on
Guelph Line north of Hwy. 401 (opposite Mohawk
Raceway). We will hike through this beautiful area
and explore the various trails. Mod. - 3.
Wed. Sept. 19 - Wildflower Hike - 2-21/2hrs.
Meet Emilie Prue at the parking lot for Kerncliff Park
on the east side of Kerns Rd. We will walk through
this beautiful old quarry area rich with wildflowers.
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Mod. - 2.
Wed. Sept. 26 - Dundas Valley - 10 km.
Meet Lorraine Sherred at the Lion’s Club Pool on Jerseyville Rd in Ancaster. We will hike along the many
trails found in the area. Mod. - 4.
Wed. Oct. 31 - Limehouse to Speyside - 10 km.
Meet Terry Rose at the Peartree parking lot in Speyside, on 15 sideroad, west of Hwy. 25. We will carpool
to Limehouse and hike back. Bring your camera as
the Limehouse area is incredibly scenic. Mod. - 4.
Wed. Oct. 3 - Tree Hike - 2-21/2 Hrs.
Meet Peter McSweeney at the Borer Falls parking
lot on Old York Rd, in Dundas. Peter will share his
knowledge and his philosophy with us as we walk
through this treed area. Mod. - 4.
Wed. Nov. 7 - Toronto, History and Art
Meet Norm Young under the Clock at Union Stn. at
9:45am.Take the 8:50 am. GO Train from Appleby
(please check schedule). Norm will take us on an
interesting tour of Inuit art, the Harbourfront and
maybe Fort York. Mod. - 2.
Wed. Oct. 10 - Albion Falls - 10km.
Meet Bill McGuire at the Old Mud St. parking lot
(Pritchard Rd.) on the east Hamilton mountain. We
will hike past the Falls and down into the Red Hill
Valley. Mod. - 5.
Wed. Nov. 14 - Iroquoia C.A. - 10 km.
Meet Bill McGuire at the Scenic Drive parking lot
on the West Mountain. We will complete a loop hike
along the White and Blue trails into the conservation
area. We might see some deer. Mod. - 4.
Wed. Oct. 17 - Sherman Falls - 10km.
Meet Larry Allison at Sherman Falls on the corner of
Old Dundas Rd. and Lion’s Club Rd . We will hike
through this scenic area passing many waterfalls along
the way. Mod. - 4.
Wed. Nov. 21 - Springcreek Trail - 10 km.
Meet Stella Parr at the Rail Trail parking lot at Ewen
and Ofield Rd. in west Hamilton. We will complete
a loop hike along the Springcreek Trail and the Rail
trail. Mod. - 4.
Wed. Oct. 24 - Wildflower Hike - 2-21/2Hrs
Meet Emilie Prue at the Parking lot in Lowville for
a wildflower hike passing by the “River and Ruin”.
Emilie will share her knowledge by explaining the
many uses for wildflowers. Mod. - 3.
Wed. Nov. 28 - Gage Park - 2 hrs.
Meet Elizabeth Gregory at the Botanical Greenhouses
at Gage Park in Hamilton.We will walk through the
greenhouses and then the interesting surrounding area,
complete with a surprise!. Mod. - 2.
HIKE LEADERS NEEDED
Fall is a glorious time to hike. Thanks to all the Wed Hikers R Us and Thursday hike leaders who have graciously offered to help everyone enjoy the fall outdoors. Several of our leaders have been volunteering for
many years. We extend a warm welcome to new hikers who have offered to lead this session.
If the regular weekday hikes are to continue now's the time for other hikers to come forward and lead.
Choose a hike in your own neighbourhood, or a route that you are familiar with. Support is available. You
could co-lead a hike at first with an experienced leader and/or participate in Anne Armstrong's hike leader
training day this fall.
Let's continue to have new names on the schedules. You can email me anytime with a hike suggestion for
the next (Dec – Feb). session. Connie Rusynyk, [email protected]
HIKERS “R” US WEDNESDAY HIKES
Good company and laughter on these hikes. Please be sure to advise the hike leader if you plan to attend. At
times it is necessary to make changes to the meeting place or the hike itself due to unforeseen circumstances. If
you would like to be included on the weekly update reminder please send me your email address. Hike convenor: Connie Rusynyk [email protected]
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Wed. Sept. 5 - Websters Falls to Christie Conservation Area Loop - +/- 14 km.
Meet for 08:45 exit at Webster Falls parking lot, Map 8
off Harvest Rd and Short Rd, Greensville. Hike to Tews
Falls, Christie Conservation Area and back to Websters
Falls. Hiking Boots, No Dogs. Bring lunch, snack and
water. Med.- 3, Parking Fee required. Leader: Errol
MacKenzie [email protected]
Wed. Sept. 12 - Dundas Valley C/A -+/- 13 km.
Meet for an 8:45 start in the parking lot between Metro
and Shoppers Drug Mart in University Plaza on Osler
Drive in Dundas. We will hike the Rail trail, Monarch
trail, Artaban Rd to Sherman Falls and pick up the BT
to the Trail Centre and back along the Spring Creek
Trail and possibly some of the Headwaters Trail. C/A
fees may apply. Med. - 3. Hiking boots. Bring lunch,
snack and water. Leader: Eleanor Tasker [email protected]
Wed. Sept. 19 - Toronto, Hilton Falls ST( Tirion
Tract) to 17SR, Loop - +/- 14 km.
Meet for an 8:45 start at St. Helena Rd. parking, off
Hwy. 25, Scotch Block, Map12. Hike to Hilton Falls
ST, 17 SR and back to cars at St.Helena Rd. Hiking
boots, No Dogs. Bring lunch snack and water. Med. - 3.
Hike Leaders: Errol MacKenzie [email protected] and Jackie Johnstone [email protected]
Wed. Sept 26 - Rattray Marsh, Mississauga 12km.
Meet for a 9:00 am. start at the parking lot closest to
the lake in Jack Darling Park on Lakeshore Rd (east of
Clarkson). Hike through Rattray Marsh and beyond to
Lewis Bradley park and return. Easy walking. Leader:
Norman Young 905 845 0939 [email protected]
as well as seeing the new Laurier campus. We will
visit the Brant County Museum (admission by donation) Start at the Brantford VIA train station on West
Street. From Hamilton take the 403 west. Exit left
at the Wayne Gretzky Parkway. . Go over the 403
bridge. Turn right at Morton street . Follow Morton to
the stop lights. Turn left on West Street . Stay to the
right. Railway Station will be on the right just after the
going under the train bridge. If you wish to carpool,
meet for 8:45 am start at the Brant Hills Community
Centre parking lot on the east side of Brant Street, a
few blocks south of Hwy 5 in Burlington. (2255 Brant
Street). Coffee and snacks at the Station café. Leader:
Lorraine Sherred [email protected]
Wed. Oct. 17 - Exploring Rockwood - +/- 12 km.
Meet for 08:45 exit at parking lot Hwy 6/401. Carpool
to Rockwood for a 9:15 start at the Lion's Park on the
east side of Hwy 7, beside the bridge in the middle of
Rockwood. We will explore the geological features on
the east side of the highway, then cross to the conservation area on the west side. Varied terrain, Med. - 3.
Hiking boots required. No dogs please. Bring lunch
and water. Refreshments after. Leader : Barbara Forster
[email protected]
Wed. Oct. 24 - Waterdown Loop - 14 km.
Meet for a 9:00 a.m start at south parking lot of new
Burlington City View Park on Kerns Rd., immediately south of Dundas St. on the east side. Loop hike
to Grindstone Creek area. Hiking boots. Lunch, snack,
water. Med. - 6. Leader: Peter McSweeney 905-3353192. Email preferred: [email protected]
Wed. Oct. 3 - Kilbride to Crawford Lake (In and
Out) - +/- 14 km.
Meet for 8:45am. start in the parking lot behind Killbride schoo.l Map 10 (98.5 Km). We will hike to Crawford Lake Visitor’s Centre (lunch) and back. (C/A fees
may apply). Some rocky hilly sections, no dogs, hiking
boots. Med. - 3. Leader: Charlotte Stewart. [email protected]
mcmaster.ca 905-628-0509
Wed. Oct 31 Toronto Club End to End #3 +/- 10 km
Meet for 8:45 exit in parking lot at 401/Trafalgar
(northeast corner). We will move some cars to Scotsdale Farm parking area (Map 12, km. 29.4). (Toronto
hikers can meet us there at 09:15) From here we will
carpool to the parking area at 10th Line and the Walking Fern ST (Map 14, Km 38.4). From here we will
follow the Main Trail and Bennet Heritage trail back to
the cars. Hiking boots. Bring lunch, Hallowe’en treats
water, Med. - 4. Rocky. Leader: Mickey Macdonald,
[email protected]
Wed. Oct. 10 - Historical and Architectural Walk
of Brantford - +/-3 hrs.
Meet for a 9:45 am. start in Brantford. Learn about
Canada's third most important city in the 1800's. Hike
includes Yates Castle and the Bixel Beer bottle house
Wed. Nov. 7 - Toronto Club, End to End #4 - +/12.7 km.
Meet for 8:45 exit at parking lot at 401/Trafalgar
(northeast corner). We will move some cars to the parking area at 10th Line and the Walking Fern ST (Map
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14, Km 38.4). (Toronto hikers can meet us there at
09:30). From here we will carpool to the parking area
at Chinguacousy Rd and hike back to the cars. Hiking boots. Bring lunch, water, Med 4, Rocky. Leader:
Mickey Macdonald, [email protected]
Meet for 8:45 exit at Tim Horton’s in Maplegrove
Shopping Centre on Cornwall Rd. in Oakville. Carpool to Lakeshore Park on Lakeshore Rd. east of the
Oakville border. Bring lunch, water. Easy walk. Leader
Norman Young [email protected] 905 845 0939
Wed. Nov. 14 -
Oakville - +/- 13 km.
Meet for 8:45 exit at Oakville Place parking lot, Trafalgar Rd/Leighland. We will hike along the canal from
Iroquois Shore. Hiking boots. Bring lunch, water. Med.
- 2. Leader: Agnes Keenan [email protected]
Wed. Nov. 21 Oakville - +/- 11 km.
Wed. Nov. 28 - 16 Mile Creek - +/- 13 km.
Meet for 8:45 exit at the parkette on West Oak Trail
Blvd. in Oakville. To get there exit Upper Middle and
go north about ½ Km and the parking lot is on your
left. Hiking boots ( icers?). Bring lunch, water. Med. 2. Leader: Agnes Keenan [email protected]
MIDWEEK THURSDAY HIKES
All hikes are at a moderate pace with the likelihood of hills and rocky footing. No dogs, please. In the event of
inclement weather please call the hike leader. Also, feel free to call if you would like to make carpool arrangements. Hike Convenor: Connie Rusynyk, [email protected]
Thurs. Sept. 6 - Confederation Park, Red Hill
Valley - 3 hours +/-10 km.
Meet for a 10 am. start in the parking lot on the
‘Stoney Creek’ side of Hutch’s Restaurant along Lake
Ontario in Hamilton. (Call leader for driving directions if necessary.) We will hike through part of Confederation Park and/or the Red Hill Valley trail system.
Snack break at 11 am. Bring water. Lunch to follow at
Hutch’s for those interested. Mod. - 3. Leader: Vern
Erickson 905-667-4370, [email protected]
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Thurs. Sept. 20 - Historical and Architectural
Walk of Brantford - +/-3 hrs.
Meet for a 10:00 am. start in Brantford. Learn about
Canada's third most important city in the 1800's .
Includes Yates Castle and the Bixel Beer bottle house
as well as seeing the new Laurier campus. We will
visit the Brant County museum (admission by donation). Start at the Brantford VIA train station on West
Street. From Hamilton take the 403 west . Exit left at
the Wayne Gretzky Parkway. Go over the 403 bridge.
Turn right at Morton Street . Follow Morton Street to
the stop lights. Turn left on West Street . Stay to the
right. Railway Station ( 2 km) will be on the right just
after the going under the train bridge. If you wish to
carpool, meet for 9:00 am start at the Brant Hills Community Centre parking lot on the east side of Brant
Street, a few blocks south of Hwy 5 in Burlington.
(2255 Brant Street). Coffee and snacks at the Sta-
tion café. Lots of places to eat here, take out or sit in.
Strodes Deli has great food. Lorraine Sherred [email protected]
Thurs. Sept. 27 - Rattlesnake/Crawford Lake
Loop - +/- 12 km.
Meet for a 10 am start in the lower parking lot at Rattlesnake Conservation Area on Appleby Line, north of
Derry Rd . We will complete a loop hike of the two
conservation areas. Map 11. Hills and rocky sections.
Mod. - 4/5. Hiking boots. Bring a lunch, snack and water. Parking fee or Conservation Area pass. Leader: Anne
Armstrong 905-337-3937 [email protected]
Thurs. Oct 4 - Blue Heron Trail, Brantford +/- 14 km.
Meet for a 10:00 am. start in Brantford. From Hamilton take the 403 west to Oak Park Rd, (4th exit). Turn
right onto Oak Park Road. At the first intersection turn
left onto Powerline Rd and follow to dead end and
parking lot. Hike the Grand Valley, Trans Canada and
Blue Heron Trails. Hiking boots. Bring a lunch, snack
and water. Mod - 3. [email protected]
Thurs. Oct. 11 - Dundas Valley C/A Loop -
+/- 11 km.
Meet for a 10:00 am. start at Woodley Lane where the
trail exits Dundas Golf Club onto King St W. for a
scenic loop hike of the area. C/A fees may apply. Hiking boots. Bring a lunch, snack and water Med. – 4.
Peter McSweeney 905 335-3192. Email preferred:
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[email protected]
Thurs. Oct. 18 - Niagara Glen -Loop Hike - 3 hrs.
Meet for a 9:30 am. start at car park west of Hutch's on
Van Wagners Beach, Hamilton (near the square brick
structure). We will car pool to Niagara Glen. Please let
the hike leader know if you plan to go directly to Niagara Glen. Bring water, snack and lunch. NOTE: this
is difficult terrain (loose and slippery rocks in parts)
so the pace will be slow. Hiking boots. Bring a lunch,
snack and water. Leader: Terry Rose. (905) 637-2918.
. [email protected]
Thurs. Oct. 25 - Kerncliff/Waterdown Loop +/- 11 km.
Meet for a 10:00 am. start in the south parking lot of
the new City View Park in Burlington, just south of
Highway 5, off Kerns Rd. (There is a new side trail
at this point). We will do a loop hike to Smoky Hollow and back, including the McNally Side Trail. Map
9. Some hills and rocky sections. Mod. - 4/5. Hiking
boots. Bring a lunch, and water. Leader: Anne Armstrong - 905-337-3937 [email protected]
Thurs. Nov. 1 - Dundas Valley C/A - +/- 9 km
hike.
Meet for a 10:00 am. start at the roadside parking for
Sherman Falls. This is at the intersection of Old Dundas Road and Lions Club Road in Dundas. We will
hike from Sherman Falls to the Trail Centre and back.
C/A fees may apply. Hiking boots. Bring a lunch,
snack and water. Mod: - 3. Leader Eileen Benson
[email protected] 905 - 318 - 9626
Thurs. Nov. 8 - Speyside Farm - +/- 9 km.
Meet for a 10:00 am start in the parking space at the
end of Sideroad 17 (Map 12), Bruce Trail Reference
Ed 27.0 Take Regional Road 25 north and turn east on
Sideroad 17 just north of Speyside. Hike the main trail
GENERAL HIKES
Sun. Sept. 2 - Eramosa Karst - 5/6 km.
Meet at 10:00 am. at Valley Park on Paramount Drive in
East Hamilton Mountain. We will do a loop hike of the
Eramosa Karst, via a neighborhood trail. Mod. - 2, map 7,
Leader: Vern Erickson 905-667-4370, [email protected]
ca.
Mon. Sept. 3 - Labour Day Green Hike - 8 km.
and side trails. Some rocky sections. Hiking boots.
Bring a lunch, snack and water. Mod. - 4. Leader: Valerie Dobson 905-828-1729 [email protected]
Thurs. Nov 15 - Woodley Lane to Sherman Falls
+/- 10 km.
Meet for a 10:00 am. start at Sherman Falls on Lions
Club Rd. in Ancaster. We will car pool to Woodley
Lane in Dundas and hike back to Sherman Falls. Map
8. Some hilly sections. Mod. - 3/4. Hiking boots.
Bring a lunch, snack and water. Leader: Anne Armstrong - 905-337-3937 [email protected]
Thurs. Nov. 22 - Patterson Road to City View
Park -10 km.
Meet for a 9:30 am start at City View Park, Burlington
(south parking lot). (FYI this is the newly-opened park
at the north end of Kerns Road).We will car pool to
Patterson Road Highway 6 underpass. Hiking boots.
Icers? Bring a lunch, snack and water. Pace: moderate.
terrain: 4.Leader: Terry Rose. (905) 637-2918. [email protected]
Thurs. Nov 29 - Oakville Morrison and McCraney Ravines 12 km.
Meet at for a 10:00 am. start at Trafalgar Ridge Plaza,
2431 Trafalgar Road. Look for Home Sense/Winners.
Park near the Scotia Bank, facing Trafalgar Rd. There
is a Tim’s just across the road if you arrive early. This
hike takes in two of Oakville’s finest creek ravines, 7
km. of trails, 3 km. of footpaths and 4 ponds. Mostly
level, only a couple of short steep hills. Hiking boots.
Icers? Mod. - 3. Bring snack, water. Optional pub stop
afterwards. Leader: Phill Armstrong. [email protected] 905-337-3937
Meet at 10:00 am. Albion Falls parking lot (Arbour Road
lot). Circular hike into Red Hill Valley. Med. - 5. Leader:
Walter Phillips - 905-388-8259.
Tues. Sept. 4 - Stoney Creek Pizza Evening Walk 1.5 - 2hrs. Meet at 7:00 pm. at the parking lot at Battlefield Park. We
will hike various trails and streets in the area, including the
Battlefield Park Side Trail and the Bruce Trail. Optional
Après Hike stop for Pizza (Has outdoor patio and pizza
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specials on Tuesday nights!) Hike is cancelled if there is
heavy rain. Med. - 4. Directions: Take Centennial Parkway
to King Street (Last traffic light before climbing the escarpment). Go East on King Street. Turn immediately right into
the driveway for Battlefield Park (Sign at bottom of driveway on King Street). Meet in Parking Lot.Leader: Paul
Lewis 905-331-8600, or email: [email protected]
com
Tues. Sept. 4 - Harvest Moon # 1 - 1.5 - 2 hrs.
Meet at 7:00 pm. at the dead end of Filman Rd. in Ancaster
for a loop hike off and on the Bruce Trail. The route will
include Tiffany Falls. Filman is the first road west of Hwy.
403 off Rousseaux St./Mohawk Rd. Wear boots. Med. - 6.
Optional pub after. Leader: Richard Reble at [email protected]
shaw.ca or 905-560-9556 before 9:00 pm.
Sat. Sept. 8 - Dufferin Hi-Land, Black Bank - 24.0
km.
Meet 8:30 am. Map 21. km. 40.7 Roadside parking on
Prince of Wales Rd. We car shuttle to Km 9.1 Map 22 and
hike back through the Noisy River Provincial Nature Reserve and Black Bank Hills. Med.- 4.5. Difficult, variable
and challenging, No dogs and no dropout points. Hiking
Boots, Leader: Ron Granger – (519) 485 0879 7-10 pm.
Sat. Sept. 8 – Walters Falls & Bighead River. Sydenham
Section
“An Adventure to Tobermory – Year 2.” Using trail maps
28 & 29, we will hike a distance of 22 km. after meeting at
9:30 am. at km. 22.1 on Sideroad #3.
To get there, take Highways # 6 or 10 north of Chatsworth
to the traffic lights at Rockford. Turn right on Grey Road
#18, and follow to 6th Concession South. Turn right, and
follow to Sideroad #3. Turn left, and drive 0.7 km to where
the trail crosses the road, and park carefully on the shoulder. GPS co-ordinates, N 44˚ 30.171΄, W 80˚ 47.990΄.
From there we will shuttle to the start and hike back. Wear
hiking boots, bring plenty of drinking water, a snack lunch,
and sunscreen. No dogs permitted, and no dropout points.
The pace of the hike will be moderate, over terrain that is
hilly and challenging in places. Leader: Bob Humphreys,
519-883-1840, 7-10 pm, e-mail [email protected]
com
Sat. Sept. 8 - Into the Blue #1 - Loop Hike 16.3 km.
The Twelve Trail - Meet 9:00 am. Map 2, km. 21.9, parking lot off of Glendale Avenue, St. Catherines. Wear hiking
boots/shoes; bring a lunch and plenty of water. Med - 8.
Please contact hike leaders via email at least 24 hrs in advance if planning to join the hike. Hike could be cancelled
last-minute. Leaders: Pati Greenwood & Jeff Dowsett
[email protected] Optional pub stop to follow hike.
Sat. Sept. 8 - DOG Hike - Stoney Creek - 7.5 km
Meet at 9:00 am. on MacDui Drive km. 15.7. We will hike
to McNeilly Rd and back. Dogs are welcome but must be
leashed. Scoop your own poop! Med -5. Map 6. (bring
water for your dog as well) Leader: Michael McDonald
905-928-5324 [email protected]
Sun. Sept. 9 - Into the Blue #2 - 15 km.
Bert Lowe Side Trail - Meet 9:00 am. Map 2, km. 21.9,
parking lot off of Glendale Avenue, St. Catherines. Carpool
to Map 3, km. 28.9 Decew House Park. Wear hiking boots/
shoes; bring a lunch and plenty of water. Med - 8. Please
contact hike leaders via email at least 24 hrs in advance if
planning to join the hike. Hike could be be cancelled lastminute. Leaders: Pati Greenwood & Jeff Dowsett [email protected]
dowsett.ca. Optional pub stop to follow hike.\
Sun. Sept. 9 - Iroquoia, Waterdown - 8 km.
Depart 10 am. from Burlington New City Park (SE corner
of Dundas & Kerns Rd) near km. 74.9, Map 9. From QEW
exit at Brant St (exit 101). Go north 3 km. to Dundas St.
Turn left and go 3 km. to Kerns Rd. Turn left and go about
500 meters to south entrance. Drive to eastern most parking
area near blue Bruce Trail Sign. A beginner level hike at an
easy pace over mostly flat terrain. We will do a short car
shuttle to move some cars to Waterdown. Mod. 3. Leaders:
Peter and Judy Leeney - 905-822-1877 before 10 pm.
Sun. Sept. 9 - Dufferin Hi- land (Black Bank) - 18
km.
Meet at 9:00 am. 550 m. E km. 55.3 . Map 20/21. W 401,
N 10 ,W 89 , N 124 , E 21 , N Centre Rd , E 550 m. on
Mulmur-Nottawasaga Townline. Car shuttle to starting
point. Looking for red Maple and Fun ? This is the ONE
! Pub stop after if you want to. Med. 5-6. Leader: Henry
Kim, [email protected] (Mon-Thur).
Sun. Sept. 9 - Sydenham Section, Skinner's Bluff 17 km.
Meet for a 9 am. departure at Wiarton, km. 170, map 35,
parking lot in Bluewater Park. At the main intersection in
Wiarton (traffic lights) turn right on Berford east past the
grocery store and left into Bluewater Park. This walk takes
us along Skinner's Bluff overlooking Colpoy's Bay, through
Bruce's Caves C.A. and into Wiarton. Map on Greg's website, ask Google for Greg Vincent's Hiking Site. Mod. - 4.
Leader: Greg Vincent 519.579.8210 or [email protected]
net
Tues. Sept. 11 - Tyandaga Evening Walk - 1.5 - 2hrs. Meet at 7:00 pm in Kerncliffe Park (old quarry) parking
lot on Kerns Road, Burlington. Hike sections of the Bruce
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Trail and side trails while still light. Directions: Take Brant
Street north, left on North Service Road to Kerns Road.
North on Kerns Road to below the escarpment. Parking
lot entrance is on your right. Optional après hike stop for
chicken wings after. Hike Cancelled if there is heavy rain.
Med. - 4. Leader: Paul Lewis 905-331-8600 or email: [email protected]
Tues. Sept. 11 - Harvest Moon # 2 - 1.5 - 2 hrs.
Meet at 7:00 pm. at the Lion’s Club Outdoor Pool parking
lot on Elm St. in Grimsby for a loop walk from the escarpment to Lake Ontario. Exit the QEW onto Christie St. and
head toward the mountain. Turn right on Elm just past the
plaza and then right at the parking lot entrance just over
the first bridge. Wear boots. Med. - 4. Optional pub after.
Leader: Richard Reble at [email protected] or 905-5609556 before 9:00 pm.
Sat. Sept. 15 - Mississauga Urban Hike - Approx.
10 km.
This is a shuttle hike. Meet at South Common Community
Centre, 2233 South Millway, Mississauga by 9:00 am.
(west parking lot next to the tennis courts). We'll drive to
the Riverwood Conservancy and hike back via the Culham
Trail, and Sawmill Valley Trail. Bring water and a snack.
Mod. - 3. Leader: Mike Erison 416-992-6786 [email protected]
gmail.com
Sun. Sept. 16 - Christie C.A. - 7 /8 km.
Meet at 10:00 am. at the Crooks Hollow parking lot (just
East of Cramer Road) in Greensville.We will do a loop hike
around Christie Lake. Mod. - 3, just West of map 8, Leader:
Vern Erickson 905-667-4370, [email protected]
Tues. Sept. 18 - Harvest Moon # 3 - 1.5 - 2 hrs.
Meet at 7:00 pm. at the entrance to the Dundas Valley Golf
and Country Club on King St. in Dundas at the bottom of
the Dundas Hill for a loop walk in Dundas Valley. Wear
boots. Med. - 4. Optional pub after. Leader: Richard Reble
at [email protected] or 905-560-9556 before 9:00 pm.
Sat. Sept. 22 - Waterdown Loop - 14 km.
Meet at 9:00 am. at south end of the new Burlington City
park on Kerns Rd. just south of Dundas St. Loop hike to
Grindstone Creek area. Difficult hills. Med. - 6. Leader: Peter McSweeney 905-335-3192. Email preferred:
[email protected]
Sat. Sept.22 - Into the Blue #3 - 13.5 km.
Rockway and Black Walnut Side Trails - Meet 9:00 am.
Map 3, km. 45.1 Rockway Community Centre. Carpool
to Map 3, km. 37.8 parking lot off Pelham Road, north of
Black Walnut Side Trail. Wear hiking boots/shoes; bring
a lunch and plenty of water. Med. - 8. Please contact hike
leaders via email at least 24 hrs in advance if planning to
join the hike. Hike could be cancelled last-minute. Leaders:
Pati Greenwood & Jeff Dowsett [email protected] Optional
pub stop to follow hike.
Sat. Sept. 22 - Blue Mountains, Nottawasaga Bluffs
- 22.0 km.
Meet 8:30 am. Map 22, km. 30.3. Devil’s Glen Provincial
Park parking area. We car shuttle to Km 9.1 Map 22 and
hike back through Nottawasaga Bluffs Conservation Area.
Med.4.5. Difficult variable and challenging, No dogs and
no dropout point. Leader: Ron Granger, (519) 485-0879
7-10 pm.
Sun. Sept. 23 - Into the Blue #4 - 12.7 km.
Websters Falls, and Ray Lowes Side Trails - Meet 9:00
am. Map 8, Websters Falls parking lot at the end of Fallsview Road. Carpool to Map 8, Raspeberry House, Royal
Botanical Gardens. Wear hiking boots/shoes; bring a lunch
and plenty of water. Med - 8. Please contact hike leaders
via email at least 24 hrs in advance if planning to join the
hike. Hike could be be cancelled last-minute. Leaders: Pati
Greenwood & Jeff Dowsett [email protected], Optional pub
stop to follow hike.
Tues. Sept. 25 - Harvest Moon # 4 - 1.5 - 2 hrs.
Meet at 7:00 pm. at the parking lot of Queensdale Ave.
School in Hamilton for an urban loop walk above and
below the escarpment. The school is on Queensdale, one
block east of Upper James. To access the parking lot, turn
on Prince George at the west end of the school grounds.
Running shoes okay. Med. - 2. Optional pub after. Leader:
Richard Reble at [email protected] or 905-560-9556
before 9:00 pm.
Thurs. Sept. 27 - East Burlington Evening Walk 1.5 hrs. Meet at 7:00 pm. at the SW corner of Appleby Mall parking
lot on New Street and Appleby Line (By the Beer Store).
Hike various streets and trails including the bike path and
Sherwood Forest Park. Optional après hike stop for ice
cream. Hike Cancelled if there is heavy rain. Mod. - 2.
Leader: Paul Lewis 905-331-8600 or email: [email protected]
Sat. Sept. 29 - Bighead River & Bognor Marsh, Sydenham Section
“An Adventure to Tobermory – Year 2.” Using trail maps
29 & 30, we will hike a distance of 20 km. after meeting
at 9:30 am. at km. 42.1 near Woodford. To get there, take
Highways # 6 or 10 north of Chatsworth to the traffic lights
at Rockford. Turn right on Grey Road #18, and follow east
and north to Highway 26 at Woodford. Cross Highway 26
to Woodford, and as space permits park either on Wood-
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ford Crescent or in the large parking area of the Woodford
Community Hall. GPS co-ordinates, N 44˚ 35.650΄, W 80˚
44.566΄. From there we will shuttle to the start and hike
back. Wear hiking boots, bring 2 litres of drinking water,
a snack lunch, insect repellent and sunscreen. No dogs
permitted, and no dropout points. The pace of the hike will
be moderate, over terrain that is hilly and variable. Leaders:
Bob Humphreys, 519-883-1840, e-mail [email protected]
gmail.com. Brenda Dalglish (Toronto B.T.C.), 416-6010378, 7-10 pm.
Sat. Sept. 29 - Rattlesnake to Hilton Falls - +/- 12 km.
Meet at 9:30 am. in the lower parking lot of Rattlesnake
Point Consevation Area on Appleby Line, north of Derry
Rd. and south of Steeles Avenue. We will carpool to the
parking area of Hilton Falls Conservation Area and hike
back. Map 11. Mod. - 4/5. Some hill and rocky sections.
Bring a lunch and water. Conservation Area Pass or parking
fee. Leader: Anne Armstrong 905-337-3937 [email protected]
Sun. Sept. 30 - Dufferin Hi- land (Boyne Valley) 16 km.
Meet at 9:00 am. at km. 28.6 . Map 20. W 401, N 10 , cross
89 , continue ( turn to Prince Wales Rd= 19 ), E 17 , S on
1st Line EHS. Car shuttle to starting point. Looking for red
Maple and Fun ? This is the ONE ! Pub stop after if you
want to. Med. 5-6. Leader: Henry Kim, [email protected]
com (Mon-Thur).
Sun. Sept. 30 - Rockcliffe Trails - 7/8 km.
Meet at 10:00 am. in front of the Walmart Supercentre on
Dundas Street (Hwy. 5) in Waterdown. We will do a loop
hike on the Rockcliffe Trails (Clappison Woods).Mod. - 4,
map 9, Leader: Vern Erickson 905-667-4370, [email protected]
cogeco.ca.
Tues. Oct. 2 - Harvest Moon # 5 - 1.5 - 2 hrs.
Meet at 7:00 pm. at Hutch’s restaurant on Van Wagner’s
Rd. in east Hamilton for a loop walk on the Lake Ontario
waterfront. We park close to the right end of the building
as you face it from the road. Running shoes okay. Med. - 2.
Optional ice cream after. Leader: Richard Reble at [email protected] before 9:00 pm.
Sat. Oct. 6 - McCormack Trail - 7/8 km.
Meet at 10:00 am. on Woodley's Lane (off King Street) in
Dundas. We will do a loop hike on the Bruce & McCormack Trails. Mod. - 3, map 8, Leader: Vern Erickson 905667-4370, [email protected]
Sat. 6 Oct. - Sydenham, Owen Sound - 23 km.
Depart 8:30 am. Map 32 km. 97.2. Roadside parking on
Concession Rd. 3. We car shuttle to km. 120, Map 33 and
hike back through the Glen and Pottawatomi Conservation Areas and Springmount Forest.. Med.- 4.5. Difficult,
variable and challenging, No dogs and no dropout points.
Leader: Ron Granger, (519) 485-0879 7-10 pm.
Sat. Oct. 6 - Rouge Valley, Toronto
This is an opportunity to see Canada’s recently announced,
newest, urban wilderness park at the peak of the Fall
colours. We meet at 9:00 am. at the Twyn Rivers Area
parking lot, from which we will hike at a moderate pace
for 12 kilometres with a dropout at 8 kilometres, on the
network of trails that already exist over hilly and variable
terrain. To get there, take highway 401 east to the Meadowvale Road exit and turn north. At the traffic light, turn
right onto Sheppard Avenue, and shortly thereafter turn left
onto Twyn Rivers Drive, and follow down through the valley to the Twyn Rivers Area parking lot on the right. Wear
hiking boots, bring plenty of drinking water, a snack lunch,
and sunscreen. No dogs permitted. Leaders: Bob Humphreys, 519-883-1840, e-mail [email protected]
Brenda Dalglish (Toronto B.T.C.), 416-601-0378, 7-10 pm
.Sun. Oct. 7 - Sydenham, Bayview Extension - 26.0
km.
Depart 8:00 am. Map 32, km. 97.2. Roadside parking on
Concession Rd 3. We car shuttle to km. 70.9, Map 31 and
hike back through Sydenham Forest East and West, and
Inglis Falls Conservation Med.- 4.5. Difficult, variable and
challenging, No dogs and no dropout points. Leader: Ron
Granger (519) 485-0879 7 - 9 pm.
Sun. Oct. 7 - Sixteen Mile Creek - +/- 11 km.
Come and enjoy the beautiful autumn colours on Thanksgiving Weekend in the valley of the Sixteen Mile Creek in
Oakville. Meet for a 9:30 am. start in the parking lot at the
end of OLD UPPER MIDDLE RD. (south of present day
Upper Middle Rd. and west of Oxford St.) We will hike the
many trails of the valley. Mod. - 2/3. Three long, but gentle
hills. Bring a snack. Optional refreshment stop afterwards.
Leader: Anne Armstrong 905-337-3937 [email protected]
gmail.com
Mon. Oct. 8 - Sydenham, Bognar Marsh - 22 km.
Depart 8:00 am. Map 44.4, km. 30. Roadside parking on St
Vincent Townline. We car shuttle to km. 70.9, Map 31 and
hike back through the Sydenham Forest and the Bayview
Escarpment Provincial Nature Reserve. Med.- 4.5. Difficult, variable and challenging, No dogs and no dropout
points. Leader: Ron Granger (519) 485-0879 7-10 pm.
Tues. Oct. 9 - Harvest Moon # 6 - 1.5 - 2 hrs.
Meet at 7:00 pm. at the parking lot of the sports arena at
the corner of Cochrane and Greenhill in east Hamilton
for a loop walk in Red Hill Valley. Take Cochrane south
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from King St. E. Wear boots. Med. - 4. Optional pub after.
Leader: Richard Reble at [email protected] or 905-5609556 before 9:00 pm.
Fri.-Sun. Oct. 12, 13, 14 - Tobermory - 10 km/day
Enjoy an Autumn Weekend of relaxed walking in the
Tobermory area on the trails in the National Park, Burnt
Point Loop and Cyprus Lake to Georgian Bay. The fall
colours and views are too good to rush by; we will savour
them gently. Our walks are slower and shorter than regular
hikes, just right for new hikers and those wanting a relaxed
weekend. We stay and have our meals at a comfortable hotel in Tobermory that overlooks Little Tub Harbour. Slow
- 3. For more information please contact the leader Greg
Vincent 519.579.8210 or [email protected]
Sat. Oct. 13 - Blue Mountains, Pretty River - 24.0
km.
Depart 8:30 am. Map 23, km .54.3. Roadside parking on
the 2nd Line on top of the hill. We car shuttle to km 30.3
Map 22 and hike back through the Nottawasaga Bluffs
Conservation Area and Pretty River Valley Provincial Park.
Med.- 4.5. Difficult, variable and challenging, No dogs and
no dropout points.Leader: Ron Granger, (519) 485-0879
7-10 pm.
Sat. Oct. 13 - Into the Blue #5 - 13.5 km.
Waterdown Road, McNally, King, & Ian Reid Side Trails
- Meet 9:00 am. Map 9, km. 64.5, parking 64.6, road side
Old Guelph Road. Carpool to Map 8, km. 76.8, roadside
Dundas Street. Wear hiking boots/shoes; bring a lunch and
plenty of water. Med - 8. Please contact hike leaders via
email at least 24 hrs in advance if planning to join the hike.
Hike could be cancelled last-minute. Leaders: Pati Greenwood & Jeff Dowsett [email protected] Optional pub stop
to follow hike.
Sat. Oct. 13 - Grimsby Tree Hike, 2 to 2.5 hours
Meet at 9:30 am. in pool parking lot north of Elm St., west
of Main St. W. in Grimsby. Loop hike through Beamer
Memorial Conservation Area. Stop occasionally to examine oak, hickory, redbud and other trees. Med. - 4.
Leader: Peter McSweeney (905) 335-3192. Email preferred: [email protected]
Sun. Oct. 14 - King's Forest - 7/8 km.
Meet at 10:00 am. at the Mud Street parking lot near Pritchard Road in East Hamilton Mountain. We will do a loop
hike on the King's Forest trails in the Red Hill Valley. Mod.
- 3, map 7, Leader: Vern Erickson 905-667-4370, [email protected]
Sun. Oct. 14 Hike
Into the Blue #6 - 14.3 km. Loop
Rattlesnake, Leech Porter, & Crawford Lake Side Trails Meet 9:00 am. Map 11, parking lot Rattlesnake Point. Wear
hiking boots/shoes; bring a lunch and plenty of water. Med
- 8. Please contact hike leaders via email at least 24 hrs in
advance if planning to join the hike. Hike could be cancelled last-minute. Leaders: Pati Greenwood & Jeff Dowsett [email protected] Optional pub stop to follow hike.
Sun. Oct. 14 - KIDS HIKE - Explore Devil’s Punch
Bowl - 1.5 km.
Meet at 10:00 am. on Leslie Dr. km. 18.7 (right off New
Mountain Rd) for a kid friendly hike. We will hike to the
Devil’s Punch Bowl and explore the trail. Invite your kids
and grandkids - SLOW -3. Map 6. Leader: Michael McDonald - 905-928-5324 [email protected]
com
Sun. Oct 14 - Dufferin Hi- land (Mono Cliff) - 17
km.
Meet at 9:00 am. at 25 Sideroad and 2nd Line EHS= North
end of Walter Tovell Side Trail . Map 18/19. W 401, N 10
, after Orangeville, E 25 Side Road , 3rd intersection. Car
shuttle to starting point. Looking for red Maple and Fun ?
This is the ONE ! Pub stop after if you want to. Med. 5-6.
Leader: Henry Kim. [email protected] (Mon-Thur).
Tues. Oct. 16 - Harvest Moon # 7 - 1.5 - 2 hrs.
Meet at 7:00 p.m. in the parking lot of the Lion’s Club
Outdoor Pool on Jerseyville Rd., one kilometre west of Fiddler’s Green in Ancaster for a loop walk in Dundas Valley.
Wear boots. Med. - 4. Optional pub after. Leader: Richard
Reble at [email protected] or 905-560-9556 before 9:00
pm.
SAT. OCT.20 – WINTER HIKE SUBMISSIONS DUE
Sat. Oct. 20 - Bayview Extension, Sydenham Section
“An Adventure to Tobermory – Year 2.” Using trail map
30, we will hike 17 km. after meeting at 9:30 am. at km.
58.8, the junction of 2nd Concession North and Sideroad
24. To get there, take Highways # 6 or 10 north of Chatsworth to the traffic lights at Rockford. Turn right on Grey
Road #18, follow east to Grey Road #11, turn left, and
follow to Highway 26. Turn right on Highway #26, follow
to Concession #2 North, turn left, and follow to km 58.8
at the junction with Sideroad 24, and park carefully on the
shoulder. GPS co-ordinates, N 44˚ 37.467΄, W 80˚ 45.926΄.
From there we will shuttle to the start and hike back. Wear
hiking boots, bring plenty of drinking water, a snack lunch,
and sunscreen. No dogs permitted, and no dropout points.
The pace of the hike will be moderate, over variable terrain.
Leader: Bob Humphreys, 519-883-1840, 7-10 pm, e-mail
[email protected]
Sat. Oct. 20 - Headwaters Trail - 8/10 km.
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Meet at 10:00 am. at the Lions Club pool parking lot on
Jerseyville Road in Ancaster. We will do a loop hike on the
Headwaters and other nearby trails. Mod. - 3, South-West
of map 8, Leader: Vern Erickson 905-667-4370, [email protected]
Sun. Oct. 21 - Hilton Falls Family Walk +/- 4 km.
Meet at 10:30 am at Hilton Falls Map 11. Halton Conservation Area pass or entrance fee applies. This is a loop walk
suitable for all ages. No dogs please. Slow - 2. Leader: Valerie Dobson 905-828-1729 [email protected]
Sun. Oct. 21 - Photography Hike - 18 km.
Meet at 9:00 am at the parking lot of Sam Lawrence Park,
km. 34.4. Bring your camera! We will hike to Iroquoia
Heights Conservation Area and then hike back. This is a
great chance to see how city and nature co-exist. Med. - 5.
Map 8. Learn some or share some tips with other shutterbugs! Leader: Michael McDonald - 905-928-5324 [email protected]
Sun. Oct. 21 - Bayview Extension, Sydenham Section
“An Adventure to Tobermory – Year 2.” Using trail map
30 & 31, we will hike 17 km. after meeting at 8:00 am.
in Clearview Crescent, near km. 75.8. Note the early
start time! To get there, take Highways # 6 or 10 north of
Chatsworth to the traffic lights at Rockford. Turn right on
Grey Road #18, follow east to Grey Road #11, turn left, and
follow to Highway 26. Turn left on Highway 26, follow
for one kilometre to Clearview Crescent on the right, where
you park carefully and neatly on the shoulder. GPS co-ordinates, N 44˚ 34.758΄, W 80˚ 52.458΄. From there we will
shuttle to the start and hike back. Wear hiking boots, bring
plenty of drinking water, a snack lunch, and sunscreen. No
dogs permitted, and no dropout points. The pace of the
hike will be moderate, over variable terrain. Leader: Bob
Humphreys, 519-883-1840, 7-10 pm, e-mail [email protected]
Sun. Oct. 21 - Dundas Valley Conservation Area
Trails - 15 km.
Meet at 9:30 am. at the P3 parking lot (furthest from entrance). Take 403 west to Main St. W exit. Go west 2.3 km
on Main St. (Hwy 2/8) to Osler (a veer right continuation
of Main), on Osler (Hwy 8) 1.5km to Governor’s Rd., turn
left (W) and go 3.5 km. to Dundas Valley Conservation
Area Trail Centre Entrance on south side of road. Proceed
south to meeting point. This will be a multiple loop hike using Dundas Valley Conservation Area trails. We will pass
through the Trail Centre and traverse the Main Loop and
Headwaters Trails through woods and meadows and visit
the Hermitage, historic Griffin House and other points of
interest en route. Med. - 3/4. Bring a lunch, sunscreen, bug
repellent and water. Parking fee in effect or Conservation
Area Pass. Optional pub stop afterwards. Leaders: John Ri-
ley - 905-271-3889 5-9 pm. [email protected], Tessa
Shelvey (905) 850-1507 before 9 pm.
Tues. Oct. 23 - Harvest Moon # 8 - 1.5 - 2 hrs.
Meet at 7: 00 p.m. in the parking lot of Valley Park Community Centre on Paramount Dr. just south of Mud St. in
Upper Stoney Creek for a loop walk in escarpment lands.
Wear boots. Med. 4. Optional pub after. Leader: Richard
Reble at [email protected] or 905-560-9556 before 9 pm.
Sat. Oct 27th - Hilton Falls/Halton Agreement Forest
- Approx. 14 km.
Meet for a 10:00 am. start in the parking lot of Hilton Falls
Conservation Area on No. 5 Sideroad (also Campbellville
Rd. and Regional Rd. 9). Map 11. We will explore the trails
of the Conservation Area and Halton Agreement Forest.
The loop will include the Falls twice and the Five Bridges
trail . Mod - 4. Parking Fee in effect or Conservation Area
pass. Bring a lunch. Optional pub stop afterwards. Leader:
Phill Armstrong 905-337-3937.
Sat. Oct. 27 - Beaver Valley, Blue Mountain - 26.0
km.
Depart 8:30 am. Map 23.Km 54.3. Roadside parking on
2nd Line on top of hill. Car shuttle to km. 8.4, Map 24 and
hike back through Len Gertler Memorial Loree Forest and
the Blue Mountains. Med.- 4.5. Difficult, variable and
challenging, No dogs and no dropout points. Leader: Ron
Granger (519) 485-0879 7-10 pm.
Sun. Oct. 28 - Sulphur & Spring Creek Trails - 8/10
km.
Meet at 10:00 am. at the Sanctuary Park parking lot in
Pleasant Valley, Dundas. We will do a loop hike on the
Spring and Sulphur Creek Trails. Mod. - 3, map 8, Leader:
Vern Erickson 905-667-4370, [email protected]
Sun. Oct. 28 - STEPS, STEPS, STEPS, STEPS! - (3
hrs-4 hrs)
An energetic way to start your Day! Back again this year!
Meet at 9:00 am. at the top of the Chedoke Stairs on Scenic
Drive at Upper Paradise on the West Mountain. We will
then carpool to Albion Falls, and do all 7 sets of escarpment
stairs, including the new Kenilworth & Uli’s Stairs. In between the sets of stairs we will hike parts of the Bruce Trail
and the Rail Trails. The fall colours should still be out!
Hike is cancelled if there is heavy rain. Med. – 5. Directions: From Garth Street take Scenic Drive west to Upper
Paradise. The parking lot is on your right (across from the
start of Upper Paradise) If there is no room in the parking
lot you can park on the street. From the 403, take the Linc
to Golf Links and turn left on Golf Links that becomes Mohawk. Then turn right (north) on to Upper Paradise until
the end at Scenic Drive (parking lot will be straight ahead)
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Leader: Paul Lewis (905) 331-8600 or email: [email protected]
Sun. Oct. 28 - Toronto's "Beach" District - 8 km.
Meet for a 9:30 am. departure at the "Beaches" Branch
Toronto Public Library at Queen St. East and Lee Ave.
Greg's "Transit of the Beach Boardwalk", if you missed
the "Transit of Jupiter", don't miss this - our transit will be
far more interesting. We start the walk through Kew Beach
Park and then walk the Boardwalk "end to end". Easy walking with bits of history along the way from someone who
was brought up -not all that well - in the Beach. Lots of
dropouts along the way. We will be finished before 1:00
pm. Mod -1. Leader: Greg Vincent 519.579.8210 or [email protected]
Sun. Oct. 28 - Mountsberg Family Walk +/- 4 km.
Meet at 10:30 am. at Mountsberg Conservation Area in
the parking area. From Highway 6 or Guelph Line, follow
Campbellville Road to Milburough Line and then go north
for 1 km. to park entrance. Halton Conservation Area pass
or entrance fee applies. This is a loop walk. Suitable for
all ages. No dogs please. Slow - 2. Leader: Valerie Dobson
905-828-1729 [email protected]
Tues. Oct. 30 - Harvest Moon # 9 - 1.5 - 2 hrs.
Meet at 7:00 pm. at the dead end of Upper Lion’s Club Rd.
in Ancaster for a loop walk in Dundas Valley. Upper Lion’s
Club Rd. runs off Old Dundas Rd. Wear boots. Med. - 4.
Optional pub after. Leader: Richard Reble at [email protected]
shaw.ca or 905-560-9556 before 9:00 pm.
Sat. Nov. 3 - Iroquoia, Kelso -
8 km.
Depart 10:00 am. from Hilton Falls Conservation Area.
From Hwy 401 take Regional Road 25 north (exit 320) 2
km. to 5th Sideroad (Campbellville Rd). Turn left (west)
and follow for 5 km. to park entrance on right. There will
be a park entrance fee. We will do a short car shuttle to
move some cars to the Steeles Ave. parking area and then
hike back at an easy pace down the Kelso hill with dramatic views over the Escarpment. Mod. 3. Leaders: Peter and
Judy Leeney - 905-822-1877 before 10 pm.
Sat. Nov. 3 - Into the Blue #7 - 18.08 km.
Hilton Falls, Philip Gosling Side Trails - meet 9:00 am.
Map 12, parking at the end of St. Helena’s Road. Carpool
to Map 11, Hilton Falls Conservation Area parking lot.
Wear hiking boots/shoes; bring a lunch and plenty of water.
Med -8. Please contact hike leaders via email at least 24
hrs in advance if planning to join the hike. Hike could be
cancelled last-minute. Leaders: Pati Greenwood & Jeff
Dowsett [email protected] Optional pub stop to follow hike.
Sun. Nov. 4 - Woodley Lane to Sherman Falls -
+/-
10 km.
Meet for a 10:00 am. start at Sherman Falls on Lions
Club Rd. in Ancaster. We will car pool to Woodley Lane
in Dundas and hike back to Sherman Falls. Map 8. Some
hilly sections. Mod. - 3/4. Bring a lunch, snack and water.
Leader: Anne Armstrong - 905-337-3937 [email protected]
gmail.com
Sun. Nov. 4 Into the Blue #8 17.02 km. Loop Hike
Black Creek, Brown Benton, Canada Goose, Vanderleck, &
17 Road Acess Trails - meet 9:00 am. Map 12, parking on
roadside at 21.3 km. Wear hiking boots/shoes; bring a lunch
and plenty of water. Med - 8. Please contact hike leaders
via email at least 24 hrs in advance if planning to join the
hike. Hike could be be cancelled last-minute. Leaders: Pati
Greenwood & Jeff Dowsett [email protected] Optional pub
stop to follow hike.
Tues. Nov. 6 - Harvest Moon # 10 - 1.5 - 2 hrs.
Meet at 7:00 pm. on Mountain Brow Blvd. at the corner of
Margate for a loop walk along Hamilton’s east mountain.
Margate can be reached by driving to the east end of Fennell. Turn left on Mountain Brow Blvd. and go one block.
Running shoes okay. Med. 2. Optional pub stop. Leader:
Richard Reble at [email protected] or 905-560-9556
before 9:00 pm.
Sat. Nov. 10 - East Monarch Trail - 7/8 km.
Meet at 10:00 am. in front of East Side Mario's, University
Plaza on Osler Drive in Dundas. We will do a loop hike in
the Dundas Valley on or near the Monarch Trail. Mod. - 3,
map 8, Leader: Vern Erickson 905-667-4370, [email protected]
cogeco.ca.
Sat. Nov. 10 - Sydenham, Spey River Forest - 23.0
km.
Depart 8:30 am. Map 29, km. 22.1. Roadside parking on
side of road #3 east of the 6th Concession S. Car shuttle to
km. 44.4, Map 30 and hike back through the Bognor Marsh
and Spey River Forest. Med.- 4.5 Difficult, variable and
challenging, No dogs and no dropout points. Leader: Ron
Granger (519) 485-0879 7-10 pm.
Sun. Nov. 11 - Oakville Morrison and McCraney Ravines - 12 km.
Meet for a 10:00 am. start at Trafalgar Ridge Plaza, 2431
Trafalgar Rd. Look for Home Sense/Winners. Park near the
Scotia Bank, facing Trafalgar Rd. This hike takes in two
of Oakville’s finest creek ravines. 9km. of trails, 3 km. of
footpaths and 4 ponds. Mostly level, only a couple of short,
steep hills. Mod-3. Bring snacks. Optional pub stop afterwards. Leader: Phill Armstrong 905-337-3937.
Sun. Nov. 11 - Sydenham, Walter's Falls - 22 km
Depart 8:15 am. Map km 0.0. . Roadside parking in Blan-
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tyre on County Rd 12. Car shuttle to km 22.1, Map 29 and
hike back through Walters Falls and Rocklyn Creek Management Areas Med.- 4.5. Difficul,t variable and challenging, No dogs and no dropout points Leader: Ron Granger,
(519) 485-0879 7-10 pm.
Sun. Nov 11 - Caledon Hills(Glen Haffy) - 18 km
Meet at 9:00 am. at km. 45.1, Map 17. W 401, N 400 , W 9
, N 18(Airport Road ), E on 7th Line. Car shuttle to starting
point. Looking for red Maple and Fun ? This is the ONE
! Pub stop after if you want to. Med. 5-6. Leader: Henry
Kim, [email protected] (Mon-Thur).
Tues. Nov. 13 - Harvest Moon # 11 - 1.5 - 2 hrs.
Meet at 7:00 pm. at the municipal parking lot at the corner
of Elgin and Brant in downtown Burlington for an urban
mystery walk. Running shoes okay. Med. 2. Optional pub
stop after. Leader: Richard Reble at [email protected]
before 9:00 pm.
Sat. Nov. 17 - Car Hike – CityView - 12 km.
Meet at 9:00 am. at the parking lot of Sam Lawrence Park,
km. 34.4.We will shuttle to Felker’s Falls and hike back.
This is a great chance to see how city and nature co-exist.
Med -5. Map 7. Leader: Michael McDonald - 905-9285324 [email protected]
Sun. Nov. 18 - Crawford Lake Family Walk +/- 4 km
Meet at 10:30 am. at Crawford Lake Conservation Area in
the first (lower) parking area. Halton Conservation Area
pass or entrance fee applies. This is a loop walk using side
trails and some main trail to make the loop. Suitable for all
ages. No dogs please. Slow 2. Leader: Valerie Dobson 905828-1729 [email protected]
Tues. Nov. 20 - Harvest Moon # 12 - 1.5 - 2 hrs.
Meet at 7:00 pm. in the parking lot of Christ the King Cathedral on King St. W. next to Hwy. 403 in west Hamilton
for a waterfront loop hike. Running shoes okay. Med. - 2.
Optional pub after. Leader: Richard Reble at [email protected]
shaw.ca or 905-560-9556 before 9:00 pm.
Sat. Nov. 24 - Beaver Valley, Hogg's Falls 22 km.
Depart 8:30 am. Map 26, km. 47.7, Map 20. Car shuttle to
Km 69.8 Map 26 and hike back through Hogg's Falls and
Eugenia Falls Conservation Areas. Med. - 4.5. Difficult,
variable and challenging, No dogs and no dropout points.
Ron Granger, (519) 485-0879 7-10 pm.
Sat. Nov. 24 - Into the Blue #9 - 17.3km. - Loop
Hike
Bennett, Great Esker & Roberts Side Trails - Meet 9:00 am.
Map 13, parking at Scottsdale Farm. Wear hiking boots/
shoes; bring a lunch and plenty of water. Med - 8. Please
contact hike leaders via email at least 24 hrs in advance if
planning to join the hike. Hike could be cancelled lastminute. Leaders: Pati Greenwood & Jeff Dowsett [email protected]
dowsett.ca. Optional pub stop to follow hike.
Sun. Nov. 25 - Red Hill Valley - 7/8 km.
Meet at 10:00 am.at the Mud Street parking lot near Pritchard Road in East Hamilton Mountain. We will car-pool to
Van Wagner's Beach and hike back on the Red Hill Valley
Trail. Mod. - 3, partly on maps 6 & 7, Leader: Vern Erickson 905-667-4370, [email protected]
Sun. Nov. 25 - Beaver Valley, Old Baldy - 20.0 km.
Depart 8:15 am. Map 25, km. 27.4. Parking lot 10th line
100 m. south of trail. Car shuttle to km. 47.7 Map 26 and
hike back through Duncan Crevice Caves Provincial Nature
Reserve and Old Baldy Med. - 4.5. Difficult, variable and
challenging., No dogs and no dropout points. Leader: Ron
Granger, (519) 485-0879 7-10 pm.
Sun. Nov. 25 - Into the Blue #10 - 13.5 km. - Loop
Hike
Dorothy Medhurst, Trimble, and Crow’s Nest Side Trails
- Meet 9:00 am. Map 15, km. 8.8 parking on Forks of the
Credit Road. Wear hiking boots/shoes; bring a lunch and
plenty of water. Med - 8. Please contact hike leaders via
email at least 24 hrs in advance if planning to join the
hike. Hike could be be cancelled last-minute. Leaders: Pati
Greenwood & Jeff Dowsett [email protected] Optional pub
stop to follow hike.
Tues. Nov. 27 - Harvest Moon # 13 - 1.5 - 2 hrs.
Meet at 7:00 p.m. on Ridge Rd. in front of the parking lot
at the Devil’s Punch Bowl Conservation Area in Upper
Stoney Creek for a there-and-back walk on the Dofasco
Trail. Running shoes okay. Med. 2. Optional pub after.
Leader: Richard Reble at [email protected] or 905-5609556 before 9:00 pm.
Wed. Nov. 28 - Wednesday Christmas Lunch and
Hike (Everyone is welcome)
Al and Barb Hutchison would like to invite all Bruce
Trail hikers and anyone that hiked with the slowpokes to
come to a Christmas lunch and hike. The hike will start at
Shell Park on the Lakeshore Rd. east of Burloak Drive in
Oakville at 10:00 am. The hike is an hour and a half. The
lunch will be at Tuckers Market Place on the South Service
Road near Guelph Line in Burlington at 12:00 noon. We
have reserved a room for the group and you must call Barb
905.639.1771 to register by November 21st so Barb can
confirm the numbers. This will be a great opportunity to
mix and mingle with old friends. The hike will be on some
trails, some street walking and some by the lake. In case of
bad weather we will still have the lunch.
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P.O. Box 71057, Burlington, ON, L7T 4J8
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