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    • 30 Jul 2021
    • 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • 02 Aug 2021
    • 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Rondeau Provincial Park
    • 0
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    Paddling Rondeau Multi-Sport Jul 30 - Aug 2 2021 

    Registration opens March 5 2021

    Name of Trip Volunteer(s)

    Judy Dragun, Debbie Leishman, Donna Barber

    Email of Trip Volunteer(s)

    cleojade001@yahoo.ca 

    dleishn606@rogers.com

    donna.barber@sympatico.ca

    Trip Address

    18050 Rondeau Park Road, Morpeth, ON N0P 1X0

    Body of Water

    Lake Erie

    Maximum number of paddlers including leader

    9

    Boat Rental Available

    No

    Paddling Conditions


    Night, Fog or Heavy Rain

    No

    Wind

    Grade B - Light to Moderate Up to 12 knots (22 kms/hour) – wind noticeably affects movement of paddle

    Waves, Breaking Waves, & Swell

    Grade A - Under 1 foot waves; no breaking waves (Waves up to the deck seam; water glassy to rippled; no whitecaps)

    Landing Type

    Grade A - Frequent easy landing opportunities including gently sloping; sand; gravel or grass

    Open Crossings

    Grade A - No open crossings

    Daily Distance

    Grade B - 10 to 18 kms (6 to 11 miles)

    Current

    Grade A - None or mild Less than 1 knot (2 km/hour)

    Trip Grade Assessment

    B

    After Paddle Leisure Time


    Go to Restaurant After Paddle

    To be determined

    Trip Costs

    $60 + $25 (club processing fee)=$85.00. Register and pay in full via credit card. Cancellation policy, please notify the Club Manager, no later than 30 days prior to trip start date. If spot is replaced, a refund cost less $25 nonrefundable club processing fee will apply. Does not include Provincial Park Pass or Parking

    Additional Information

    This is a multi-sport weekend - kayaking, hiking, cycling. All activities will be weather dependant so we will determine what days we’ll do each activity at the time of the event, be prepared as things could change. Self reliant for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You will be responsible to provide your own camping and cooking gear etc.

    • 31 Jul 2021
    • 8:45 AM (EDT)
    • Toronto
    • 3
    Register

    HUMBER VALLEY TRAIL

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADERS

    Rob Pegoraro & Lorraine Rohm

    RIDE LEADERS

    CONTACT

    rpegoraro@sympatico.ca

    647-884-4474

    lorraine3@cogeco.ca

    365-778-1811

    CADENCE/PACE

    Level 1

    DESCRIPTION Mostly paved, few gentle hills.

    DISTANCE

    30km +/-

    Humber Valley Trail

    MEETING PLACE

    & TIME

    Meet at 8:45 for a 9:00 start at the West Humber Parkland parking lot on the west side of Albion Rd & north side of Irwin Rd in the parking lot.

    Meeting Place Map

    START POINT

    Parking lot out & back

    REGISTRATION

    REQUIRED

    Yes.  It's important. Leaders appreciate early registration but you can register at the last minute.

    Trip leaders will be able to email you with updates and last minute changes.  

    TO CANCEL

    Self-serve online.

    Leader will be checking the website list to see who to expect.

    REGISTRATION

    OPENS

    2 weeks before the ride

    EXTRAS

    We stop for lunch & snacks, unless noted, so bring a lunch, snacks & water.

    IMPORTANT

    REMINDERS

    Helmet, tire repair kit including spare tube.

    Attention Non-Members:  If you are thinking about becoming a member, The Halton Outdoor Club invites you to take part in up to two club activities as a Non-Member.  After that, please join our club so we can welcome you as a member.    

    • 01 Aug 2021
    • 8:45 AM (EDT)
    • Hillsburgh
    • 1
    Register

    ELORA CATARACT TRAIL

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADERS

    Loraine & Stephen Walter

    RIDE LEADERS

    CONTACT

    arctic.lorie@gmail.com

    647-283-7304

    CADENCE/PACE

    Level 2

    DESCRIPTION Packed gravel trail

    DISTANCE

    50km +/-

    Hillsburgh to Belwood Lake

    MEETING PLACE

    & TIME

    Meet at 8:45 for a 9:00 start at the parking lot on Station Rd., just off Trafalgar Rd., Hillsburgh ON.

    Meeting Place Map

    START POINT

    Parking lot out & back

    REGISTRATION

    REQUIRED

    Yes.  It's important. Leaders appreciate early registration but you can register at the last minute.

    Trip leaders will be able to email you with updates and last minute changes.  

    TO CANCEL

    Self-serve online.

    Leader will be checking the website list to see who to expect.

    REGISTRATION

    OPENS

    2 weeks before the ride

    EXTRAS

    We stop for lunch & snacks, unless noted, so bring a lunch, snacks & water.

    IMPORTANT

    REMINDERS

    Helmet, tire repair kit including spare tube.

    Attention Non-Members:  If you are thinking about becoming a member, The Halton Outdoor Club invites you to take part in up to two club activities as a Non-Member.  After that, please join our club so we can welcome you as a member.    

    • 02 Aug 2021
    • 7:45 AM (EDT)
    • Ancaster
    • 1
    Register


    HIKE TITLE 

    Dundas Valley

    DATE 

    Mondays, Aug. 2, 16, 23, and 30 and Sept. 6, 13, and 20

    HIKE LEADER

    Richard Reble

    EMAIL AND CELL NUMBER

    reblerichard@gmail.com

    365-888-2962 on the morning of the hike

    GENERAL LOCATION 

    Dundas Valley Conservation Area

    START TIME

    Beat the heat. 7:45 a.m. for an 8:00 a.m. start

    MEETING PLACE OR PARKING LOCATION

    Morgan Firestone Recreation Centre on Jerseyville Rd. in Ancaster. Drive up Martin Rd. at the west end and look for the parking lot at the back where Martin Rd. starts to dip deeply into the valley. Go no further. Look for the parking lot on your right.

    DISTANCE (km)

    9 km approx.

    PACE:

    Leisurely / Moderate / Fast

    Moderate - 4 km per hour approximately

    DURATION APPROX (hrs)

    Approximately 2 - 2.5 hrs. of walking time

    TERRAIN: 

    Easy / Moderate / Challenging

    Hard-packed trails

    TYPE OF HIKE: 

    Loop trail

    GENERAL DESCRIPTION 

    Point of interests

    This series of hikes includes a forested, labyrinthine puzzle of trails and hills. We'll have fun working out all the possible routes.

    REGISTRATION REQUIRED

    Yes. A Must. At least 24 hrs. before the event.

    CANCELLATION

    If your plans change, please self-cancel as soon as possible so that other HOC members may take your spot.

    REGISTRATION OPENS

    Opens on-line 2 weeks prior to the hike and is limited to 10 hikers

    WHAT TO BRING

    • Wear supportive hiking boots or hiking shoes with good tread. Hiking poles are optional.

    • Bring snack and water

    • Sun protection as needed

    IMPORTANT COVID REMINDERS

    Wear a mask if standing still within 6 feet of fellow hikers.

    GUIDING NOTES: 

    HIKE PACE -  Leisure: 3 km/hr or less. Moderate: 3-4 km/hr or Fast: 4-5km/hr. All paces are average and depending on the terrain. 

    TERRAIN - Easy: mostly flat and usually good footing (i.e. rail trails, Confederation Park, Bay Front Park), Moderate: some hills and/or poor footing (Bruce Trail, Dundas Valley, etc) and Challenging: steep hills and strenuous footing (Bruce Trail, some trails in Short Hills, Dundas Valley and Red Hill Valley). Please note variations can be expected with weather conditions. 


    Attention Non-Members:  If you are thinking about becoming a member, the Halton Outdoor Club invites you to take part in up to two club activities as a Non-Member. After that, please join our club so we can welcome you as a member. 

    • 04 Aug 2021
    • 9:45 AM (EDT)
    • Caledon
    • 7
    Register

    CALEDON TRAIL

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADER

    Gloria Seberras

    RIDE LEADER

    CONTACT

    gloriaseberras@sympatico.ca

    905-814-9844

    CADENCE/PACE

    Level 2

    DESCRIPTION Packed gravel trail, mostly flat.

    DISTANCE

    35km +/-

    Brickworks to Caledon East

    MEETING PLACE

    & TIME

    Meet at the parking lot at the Brickworks on Mississauga Rd N at 9:45am for a 10:00 start.

    Meeting Place Map

    START POINT

    Parking lot out & back

    REGISTRATION

    REQUIRED

    Yes.  It's important. Leaders appreciate early registration but you can register at the last minute.

    Trip leaders will be able to email you with updates and last minute changes.  

    TO CANCEL

    Self-serve online.

    Leader will be checking the website list to see who to expect.

    REGISTRATION

    OPENS

    2 weeks before the ride

    EXTRAS

    We stop for lunch & snacks, unless noted, so bring a lunch, snacks & water.

    IMPORTANT

    REMINDERS

    Helmet, tire repair kit including spare tube.

    Attention Non-Members:  If you are thinking about becoming a member, The Halton Outdoor Club invites you to take part in up to two club activities as a Non-Member.  After that, please join our club so we can welcome you as a member.    

    • 06 Aug 2021
    • 6:30 PM (EDT)
    • Oakville
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    NORTH OAKVILLE TRAILS

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADER

    Heather Wilson

    RIDE LEADER

    CONTACT

    heatherwlsn249@gmail.com

    289-259-5099

    CADENCE/PACE

    Level 2

    DESCRIPTION Route may vary from week to week but generally covers the trail network in North Oakville, East/West of 16 Mile Creek.

    DISTANCE

    20-30 km

    MEETING PLACE

    & TIME

    Meet for 6:30 pm departure at the parking lot at the corner of Old Upper Middle Rd & McCraney St.

    Be sure to register online!

    Meeting Place Map

    START POINT

    Parking lot out & back

    REGISTRATION

    REQUIRED

    Yes.  It's important. Leaders appreciate early registration but you can register at the last minute.

    Trip leaders will be able to email you with updates and last minute changes.  

    TO CANCEL

    Self-serve online.

    Leader will be checking the website list to see who to expect.

    REGISTRATION

    OPENS

    2 weeks before the ride

    EXTRAS


    IMPORTANT

    REMINDERS

    Helmet, tire repair kit including spare tube.

    Attention Non-Members:  If you are thinking about becoming a member, The Halton Outdoor Club invites you to take part in up to two club activities as a Non-Member.  After that, please join our club so we can welcome you as a member.    

    • 07 Aug 2021
    • 9:15 AM (EDT)
    • Fort Erie
    • 4
    Register

    NIAGARA RIVER RECREATIONAL TRAIL

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADER

    Heather Wilson

    RIDE LEADER

    CONTACT

    heatherwlsn249@gmail.com

    289-259-5099

    CADENCE/PACE

    Level 2

    DESCRIPTION Paved, mostly flat.

    DISTANCE

    50km +/-

    Fort Erie to Niagara Falls

    MEETING PLACE

    & TIME

    Meet at the parking area on Lakeshore opposite Jarvis St in Ft Erie at 9:15 for a 9:30 start.

    Meeting Place Map

    START POINT

    Parking lot out & back

    REGISTRATION

    REQUIRED

    Yes.  It's important. Leaders appreciate early registration but you can register at the last minute.

    Trip leaders will be able to email you with updates and last minute changes.  

    TO CANCEL

    Self-serve online.

    Leader will be checking the website list to see who to expect.

    REGISTRATION

    OPENS

    2 weeks before the ride

    EXTRAS

    We stop for lunch & snacks, unless noted, so bring a lunch, snacks & water.

    IMPORTANT

    REMINDERS

    Helmet, tire repair kit including spare tube.

    Attention Non-Members:  If you are thinking about becoming a member, The Halton Outdoor Club invites you to take part in up to two club activities as a Non-Member.  After that, please join our club so we can welcome you as a member.    

    • 07 Aug 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • 350 Cove Rd, Goderich - Cove Park
    • 5

    Paddling Goderich to Point Farms (Lake Huron shoreline) Aug 7 2021

    Registration opens March 5 2021

    Name of Trip Volunteer

    Sandy Nay

    Email of Trip Volunteer

    snay1@bell.net

    Trip Address

    350 Cover Rd, Goderich

    Body of Water

    Lake Huron

    Boat Launch Location

    Cove Park Beach

    Arrival Time

    9:30 AM

    On the water time, ready to paddle

    10:15 PM

    Maximum number of paddlers including leader

    12

    Boat Rental Available

    No

    Launch Conditions

    Sand and pebbles

    Bathroom Facilities at Launch Site

    Bathroom facilities on location

    Paddling Conditions


    Night, Fog or Heavy Rain

    No

    Wind

    Grade B - Light to Moderate Up to 12 knots (22 kms/hour) – wind noticeably affects movement of paddle

    Waves, Breaking Waves, & Swell

    Grade B - Waves up to 2 feet; no breaking waves (Waves up to armpit; light to moderate chop; scattered whitecaps)

    Landing Type

    Grade A - Frequent easy landing opportunities including gently sloping; sand; gravel or grass

    Open Crossings

    Grade A - No open crossings

    Daily Distance

    Grade B - 10 to 18 kms (6 to 11 miles)

    Current

    Grade B - Mild currents Up to 2 knots (4 km/hour) current increases / decreases group speed by half

    Trip Grade Assessment

    B

    After Paddle Leisure Time


    Go to Restaurant After Paddle

    To be determined

    Trip Costs

    Book your own accommodations

    Additional Information

    This is considered two separate day trips without accommodations. You will need to book your own campsite or motel if you plan to stay overnight. Saturday shoreline paddle from Goderich to Point Farm. Sunday from Port Albert to Ashfield. You are able to register for both or just one of the day trips. Weather dependent. Plan B is Maitland River. Kincardine Harbour and River. 

    • 08 Aug 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 14 Aug 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Cape Gargantua, Lake Superior
    • 0
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    Paddling Lake Superior




    Come join us for a 6 day, 5 night paddle along the spectacular shore line of Lake Superior. This inspiring trip traces the shores from Cape Gargantua to Michipicoten along the coast of Lake Superior Provincial Park. Explore hidden coves and beaches, traverse the magnificent cliffs along Old Woman Bay and discover the pictographs and vision pits of the Ojibwa. One of our most awe-inspiring trips, the agenda and trip schedule is highly dependent on sea conditions. There is a high likelihood that we will encounter at least 1 wind day and possibly more. As with all our trips participants must be prepared to adapt to conditions and group dynamics. Rugged cliff lines are frequently punctuated by gorgeous sand beaches and waterfalls.  The coast line is prone to wind and waves and travel on this Lake is always by permission of Mother Nature.  Expect some wind days, challenging conditions and natural wonders.


    Date: August 8-14, 2021 

    Location: Cape Gargantua, Lake Superior

    Cost: $484.74

    Registration opens Mar 5 2021

    Information Sheet
    • 08 Aug 2021
    • 8:45 AM (EDT)
    • Fort Erie
    • 2
    Register

    FORT ERIE FRIENDSHIP TRAIL

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADER

    Heather Wilson

    RIDE LEADER

    CONTACT

    heatherwlsn249@gmail.com

    289-259-5099

    CADENCE/PACE

    Level 2

    DESCRIPTION Flat, paved trail.

    DISTANCE

    50km +/-

    Fort Erie to Port Colborne

    MEETING PLACE

    & TIME

    Meet at parking lot off Lakeshore Rd. by Beatrice St at 8:45 for a 9:00 start.

    Meeting Place Map

    START POINT

    Parking lot out & back

    REGISTRATION

    REQUIRED

    Yes.  It's important. Leaders appreciate early registration but you can register at the last minute.

    Trip leaders will be able to email you with updates and last minute changes.  

    TO CANCEL

    Self-serve online.

    Leader will be checking the website list to see who to expect.

    REGISTRATION

    OPENS

    2 weeks before the ride

    EXTRAS

    We stop for lunch & snacks, unless noted, so bring a lunch, snacks & water.

    IMPORTANT

    REMINDERS

    Helmet, tire repair kit including spare tube.

    Attention Non-Members:  If you are thinking about becoming a member, The Halton Outdoor Club invites you to take part in up to two club activities as a Non-Member.  After that, please join our club so we can welcome you as a member.    

    • 08 Aug 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • Huron Rd, Port Albert
    • 6

    Paddling Port Albert (Goderich) to Ashfield (Lake Huron shoreline) Aug 8 2021

    Registration opens March 5 2021

    Name of Trip Volunteer

    Sandy Nay

    Email of Trip Volunteer

    snay1@bell.net

    Trip Address

    Huron Rd, Port Albert - mouth of river beach

    Body of Water

    Lake Huron

    Boat Launch Location

    Beach at northside of mouth of river

    Arrival Time

    9:30 AM

    On the water time, ready to paddle

    10:15 AM

    Maximum number of paddlers including leader

    12

    Boat Rental Available

    No

    Launch Conditions

    Sand and pebbles

    Bathroom Facilities at Launch Site

    Portapotty

    Paddling Conditions


    Night, Fog or Heavy Rain

    No

    Wind

    Grade B - Light to Moderate Up to 12 knots (22 kms/hour) – wind noticeably affects movement of paddle

    Waves, Breaking Waves, & Swell

    Grade B - Waves up to 2 feet; no breaking waves (Waves up to armpit; light to moderate chop; scattered whitecaps)

    Landing Type

    Grade A - Frequent easy landing opportunities including gently sloping; sand; gravel or grass

    Open Crossings

    Grade A - No open crossings

    Daily Distance

    Grade B - 10 to 18 kms (6 to 11 miles)

    Current

    Grade B - Mild currents Up to 2 knots (4 km/hour) current increases / decreases group speed by half

    Trip Grade Assessment

    B

    After Paddle Leisure Time


    Go to Restaurant After Paddle

    To be determined

    Trip Costs

    Book your own accommodations

    Additional Information

    This is considered two separate day trips without accommodations. You will need to book your own campsite or motel if you plan to stay overnight. Saturday shoreline paddle from Goderich to Point Farm . Sunday from Port Albert to Ashfield. You are able to register for both or just one of the day trips. Weather dependent. Plan B is Maitland River. Kincardine Harbour and River. 

    • 13 Aug 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 15 Aug 2021
    • (EDT)
    • The Britt
    • 5

    Paddling The Britt (Byng Inlet)


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    This is one of our most popular trips. We meet in Britt at 8:30 am and then on to a pre-trip clinic where we learn the basics of boat handling and rescue. Then it’s off to explore the islands around this area of Georgian Bay with all the back bays and secluded hideaways. Then next day we will explore many of the interesting islands and backwaters that make up this fascinating area. We will be close to both the open water and the protected islands.  A great way to be introduced to tripping in kayaks, this trip accommodates those that are completely new to sea kayaking. Included Guide ONLY.


    Date: August 13-15, 2021 

    Location: The Britt (Byng Inlet)

    Cost : $257.78  (Guide Only)

    Optional Cost : $100.00  (Gear Rental - kayak, paddling gear, tent, sleeping bag). Must provide own food.

    Registration opens Mar 5 2021

    Information Sheet
    • 13 Aug 2021
    • 6:30 PM (EDT)
    • Oakville
    • 6
    Register

    NORTH OAKVILLE TRAILS

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADER

    Heather Wilson

    RIDE LEADER

    CONTACT

    heatherwlsn249@gmail.com

    289-259-5099

    CADENCE/PACE

    Level 2

    DESCRIPTION Route may vary from week to week but generally covers the trail network in North Oakville, East/West of 16 Mile Creek.

    DISTANCE

    20-30 km

    MEETING PLACE

    & TIME

    Meet for 6:30 pm departure at the parking lot at the corner of Old Upper Middle Rd & McCraney St.

    Be sure to register online!

    Meeting Place Map

    START POINT

    Parking lot out & back

    REGISTRATION

    REQUIRED

    Yes.  It's important. Leaders appreciate early registration but you can register at the last minute.

    Trip leaders will be able to email you with updates and last minute changes.  

    TO CANCEL

    Self-serve online.

    Leader will be checking the website list to see who to expect.

    REGISTRATION

    OPENS

    2 weeks before the ride

    EXTRAS


    IMPORTANT

    REMINDERS

    Helmet, tire repair kit including spare tube.

    Attention Non-Members:  If you are thinking about becoming a member, The Halton Outdoor Club invites you to take part in up to two club activities as a Non-Member.  After that, please join our club so we can welcome you as a member.    

    • 13 Aug 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)
    • 15 Front St S, Mississauga, ON L5H 2C4
    • 9
    Register

    Paddling Friday Night - Port Credit Aug 13 2021

    Registration opens 2 weeks before the paddle

    Name of Trip Volunteer

    Virginia Martin

    Email of Trip Volunteer

    vmartin100@gmail.com

    Trip Address

    15 Front St S, Mississauga, ON L5H 2C4

    Body of Water

    Credit River, Lake Ontario

    Boat Launch Location

    Boat launch by the Port Credit Light House.

    Arrival Time

    6:30 PM

    On the water time, ready to paddle

    7:00 PM

    Maximum number of paddlers including leader

    10

    Boat Rental Available

    No

    Launch Conditions

    Boat Ramp

    Bathroom Facilities at Launch Site

    Bathroom facilities on location

    Paddling Conditions


    Night, Fog or Heavy Rain

    No

    Wind

    Grade A - Light Less than 7 knots (13 kms/hour)

    Waves, Breaking Waves, & Swell

    Grade A - Under 1 foot waves; no breaking waves (Waves up to the deck seam; water glassy to rippled; no whitecaps)

    Landing Type

    Grade B - Frequent landing opportunities including docks or moderate sloping banks; brush or overhanging trees

    Open Crossings

    Grade A - No open crossings

    Daily Distance

    Grade A - Up to 10 kms (Up to 6 miles)

    Current

    Grade B - Mild currents Up to 2 knots (4 km/hour) current increases / decreases group speed by half

    Trip Grade Assessment

    B

    After Paddle Leisure Time


    Go to Restaurant After Paddle

    To be determined

    Additional Information

    A Friday Night social paddle, up the Credit River to the QEW. If wind/weather/risk permits and all padders agree we may paddle out to the lake and explore the shoreline.

    • 14 Aug 2021
    • 7:45 AM (EDT)
    • Halton Hills
    • 14
    Registration is closed


    HIKE TITLE

    Uno Camino Misterioso Hike: The Speyside Caper

    DATE

    Saturday, August 14th

    HIKE LEADER(S),

    email and cell number

    Richard Reble

    -   reblerichard@gmail.com   

     -my cell phone (365-888-2962) will be on the morning of the hike. Please don’t text.

    GENERAL LOCATION

    North Speyside Resource Management Area

    START TIME

    Beat the heat. 7:45 a.m. for an 8:00 a.m. start. We also beat the mobs from the GTA. 

    MEETING PLACE OR PARKING LOCATION

     The wide  shoulder of 15 Sideroad. Two stone throws east of Regional Rd 25. Don’t expect a village called Speyside. There is none. Look on the north side of 15 Sideroad. for the blue sign indicating the Speyside South Side Trail.

    DISTANCE

    9 - 10 km approx.

    PACE  Moderate -moderately brisk

     4 km + or -  per hour approximately

    DURATION APPROX

     2 - 2.5 hrs.

    TERRAIN  

    Rock-studded. The trailway can be tricky.

    TYPE OF HIKE:

    Loop

    GENERAL DESCRIPTION

    Point of interests

    Woods and maze-like trails.  The route, however, is a secret.  If I described it to you, there would be no misterioso would there.

    REGISTRATION REQUIRED

    Yes. A Must. At least 24 hrs. before the event.

    CANCELLATION

      If your plans change, please self-cancel as soon as possible so that other HOC members may take your spot.

    REGISTRATION OPENS

    Opens on-line 2 weeks prior to the hike and is limited to 15 hikers

    WHAT TO BRING

      Wear supportive hiking boots or hiking shoes with good tread. Hiking poles are optional.

      Bring snack and plenty of water

      Sun protection as needed

    PUB STOP

    This is a post-hike option. The venue is TBA, but it will be in Milton.

    GUIDING NOTES: 

    HIKE PACE -  Leisure: 3 km/hr or less. Moderate: 3-4 km/hr or Fast: 4-5km/hr. All paces are average and depending on the terrain. 

    TERRAIN - Easy: mostly flat and usually good footing (i.e. rail trails, Confederation Park, Bay Front Park), Moderate: some hills and/or poor footing (Bruce Trail, Dundas Valley, etc) and Challenging: steep hills and strenuous footing (Bruce Trail, some trails in Short Hills, Dundas Valley and Red Hill Valley). Please note variations can be expected with weather conditions. 


    Attention Non-Members:  If you are thinking about becoming a member, the Halton Outdoor Club invites you to take part in up to two club activities as a Non-Member. After that, please join our club so we can welcome you as a member. 

    • 14 Aug 2021
    • 8:45 AM (EDT)
    • Brantford
    • 14
    Registration is closed

    SC JOHNSON TRAIL

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADER

    Janina Vanderpost

    RIDE LEADER

    CONTACT

    vanderpostjm@gmail.com

    905-521-2296

    CADENCE/PACE

    Level 2

    DESCRIPTION Packed gravel, a couple of steep hills.

    DISTANCE

    50km +/-

    Brantford to Paris

    MEETING PLACE

    & TIME

    Meet at 8:45 for a 9:00 a.m. start at the southwest corner of the Brantford and District Civic Centre parking lot. Civic Centre is in the Market Street/Icomm Dr area.

    Meeting Place Map

    START POINT

    Parking lot out & back

    REGISTRATION

    REQUIRED

    Yes.  It's important. Leaders appreciate early registration but you can register at the last minute.

    Trip leaders will be able to email you with updates and last minute changes.  

    TO CANCEL

    Self-serve online.

    Leader will be checking the website list to see who to expect.

    REGISTRATION

    OPENS

    2 weeks before the ride

    EXTRAS

    We stop for lunch & snacks, unless noted, so bring a lunch, snacks & water.

    IMPORTANT

    REMINDERS

    Helmet, tire repair kit including spare tube.

    Attention Non-Members:  If you are thinking about becoming a member, The Halton Outdoor Club invites you to take part in up to two club activities as a Non-Member.  After that, please join our club so we can welcome you as a member.    

    • 14 Aug 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • TBD
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Paddling Scarborough Bluffs Aug 14 2021

    Registration opens March 5 2021

    Name of Trip Volunteer

    Donna Barber

    Email of Trip Volunteer

    donna.barber@sympatico.ca

    Trip Address

    TBD

    Body of Water

    Lake Ontario

    Boat Launch Location

    TBD

    Arrival Time

    10:00 AM

    On the water time, ready to paddle

    10:45 AM

    Maximum number of paddlers including leader

    7

    Boat Rental Available

    No

    Launch Conditions

    Sand and pebbles

    Bathroom Facilities at Launch Site

    None

    Paddling Conditions


    Night, Fog or Heavy Rain

    No

    Wind

    Grade B - Light to Moderate Up to 12 knots (22 kms/hour) – wind noticeably affects movement of paddle

    Waves, Breaking Waves, & Swell

    Grade B - Waves up to 2 feet; no breaking waves (Waves up to armpit; light to moderate chop; scattered whitecaps)

    Landing Type

    Grade C - Bad footing; rocky shores or surf up to 1.5'

    Open Crossings

    Grade C - 1.6 to 3.2 kms (1 to 2 miles)

    Daily Distance

    Grade C - 18 to 24 kms (11 to 15 miles)

    Current

    Grade A - None or mild Less than 1 knot (2 km/hour)

    Trip Grade Assessment

    C

    After Paddle Leisure Time


    Go to Restaurant After Paddle

    To be determined

    Additional Information

    Additional details will be provided closer to the trip date. This paddle is VERY weather dependent so location may be changed if weather conditions do not permit. Bring water, sun screen, snacks and lunch. All required safety gear.

    • 15 Aug 2021
    • 8:45 AM (EDT)
    • Hamilton
    • 14
    Registration is closed

    HAMILTON TO JERSEYVILLE RAIL TRAIL

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADER

    Heather Wilson

    RIDE LEADER

    CONTACT

    heatherwlsn249@gmail.com

    289-259-5099           

    CADENCE/PACE

    Level 1

    DESCRIPTION Hard packed gravel, steady climb.

    DISTANCE

    35km +/-

    Hamilton to Jerseyville

    MEETING PLACE

    & TIME

    Meet at the trailhead in Hamilton at 8:45 for a 9:00 start. Parking lot is on Ofield Rd.  Take Main St W to Ewen Rd.

    Meeting Place Map

    START POINT

    Parking lot out & back

    REGISTRATION

    REQUIRED

    Yes.  It's important. Leaders appreciate early registration but you can register at the last minute.

    Trip leaders will be able to email you with updates and last minute changes.  

    TO CANCEL

    Self-serve online.

    Leader will be checking the website list to see who to expect.

    REGISTRATION

    OPENS

    2 weeks before the ride

    EXTRAS

    We stop for lunch & snacks, unless noted, so bring a lunch, snacks & water.

    IMPORTANT

    REMINDERS

    Helmet, tire repair kit including spare tube.

    Attention Non-Members:  If you are thinking about becoming a member, The Halton Outdoor Club invites you to take part in up to two club activities as a Non-Member.  After that, please join our club so we can welcome you as a member.    

    • 16 Aug 2021
    • 7:45 AM (EDT)
    • Ancaster
    • 9
    Registration is closed


    HIKE TITLE 

    Dundas Valley

    DATE 

    Mondays, Aug. 2, 16, 23, and 30 and Sept. 6, 13, and 20

    HIKE LEADER

    Richard Reble

    EMAIL AND CELL NUMBER

    reblerichard@gmail.com

    365-888-2962 on the morning of the hike

    GENERAL LOCATION 

    Dundas Valley Conservation Area

    START TIME

    Beat the heat. 7:45 a.m. for an 8:00 a.m. start

    MEETING PLACE OR PARKING LOCATION

    Morgan Firestone Recreation Centre on Jerseyville Rd. in Ancaster. Drive up Martin Rd. at the west end and look for the parking lot at the back where Martin Rd. starts to dip deeply into the valley. Go no further. Look for the parking lot on your right.

    DISTANCE (km)

    9 km approx.

    PACE:

    Leisurely / Moderate / Fast

    Moderate - 4 km per hour approximately

    DURATION APPROX (hrs)

    Approximately 2 - 2.5 hrs. of walking time

    TERRAIN: 

    Easy / Moderate / Challenging

    Hard-packed trails

    TYPE OF HIKE: 

    Loop trail

    GENERAL DESCRIPTION 

    Point of interests

    This series of hikes includes a forested, labyrinthine puzzle of trails and hills. We'll have fun working out all the possible routes.

    REGISTRATION REQUIRED

    Yes. A Must. At least 24 hrs. before the event.

    CANCELLATION

    If your plans change, please self-cancel as soon as possible so that other HOC members may take your spot.

    REGISTRATION OPENS

    Opens on-line 2 weeks prior to the hike and is limited to 10 hikers

    WHAT TO BRING

    • Wear supportive hiking boots or hiking shoes with good tread. Hiking poles are optional.

    • Bring snack and water

    • Sun protection as needed

    IMPORTANT COVID REMINDERS

    Wear a mask if standing still within 6 feet of fellow hikers.

    GUIDING NOTES: 

    HIKE PACE -  Leisure: 3 km/hr or less. Moderate: 3-4 km/hr or Fast: 4-5km/hr. All paces are average and depending on the terrain. 

    TERRAIN - Easy: mostly flat and usually good footing (i.e. rail trails, Confederation Park, Bay Front Park), Moderate: some hills and/or poor footing (Bruce Trail, Dundas Valley, etc) and Challenging: steep hills and strenuous footing (Bruce Trail, some trails in Short Hills, Dundas Valley and Red Hill Valley). Please note variations can be expected with weather conditions. 


    Attention Non-Members:  If you are thinking about becoming a member, the Halton Outdoor Club invites you to take part in up to two club activities as a Non-Member. After that, please join our club so we can welcome you as a member. 

    • 18 Aug 2021
    • 9:45 AM (EDT)
    • Waterford
    • 14
    Registration is closed

    WATERFORD TO PORT DOVER - LYN VALLEY & WATERFORD HERITAGE TRAILS

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADER

    Gloria Seberras

    RIDE LEADER

    CONTACT

    gloriaseberras@sympatico.ca

    905-814-9844           

    CADENCE/PACE

    Level 2

    DESCRIPTION Packed gravel, mostly flat. Lunch in Port Dover.

    DISTANCE

    50km +/-

    Waterford to Port Dover

    MEETING PLACE

    & TIME

    Meet at the parking lot adjacent to the trail at the end of Nichol Street West in Waterford, with overflow parking at the Canadian Legion at 223 Nichol Street West at 9:45 for a 10:00 start.

    Meeting Place Map

    START POINT

    Parking lot out & back

    REGISTRATION

    REQUIRED

    Yes.  It's important. Leaders appreciate early registration but you can register at the last minute.

    Trip leaders will be able to email you with updates and last minute changes.  

    TO CANCEL

    Self-serve online.

    Leader will be checking the website list to see who to expect.

    REGISTRATION

    OPENS

    2 weeks before the ride

    EXTRAS

    We stop for lunch & snacks, unless noted, so bring a lunch, snacks & water.

    IMPORTANT

    REMINDERS

    Helmet, tire repair kit including spare tube.

    Attention Non-Members:  If you are thinking about becoming a member, The Halton Outdoor Club invites you to take part in up to two club activities as a Non-Member.  After that, please join our club so we can welcome you as a member.    

    • 19 Aug 2021
    • 8:15 AM (EDT)
    • Lincoln
    • 11
    Registration is closed


    HIKE TITLE 

    Falls around Twenty Valley

    DATE 

    Thursday August 19, 2021

    HIKE LEADER 

    Isabel Bravo

    EMAIL AND CELL NUMBER

    ibravo_13@icloud.com Cell:  905.746.2217

    GENERAL LOCATION 

    Vineland, Lincoln

    START TIME

    8:15 for 8:30 start

    MEETING PLACE OR PARKING LOCATION

    Parking on Fifth Ave and Victoria Ave. Some parking along the fence of the water treatment plant.

    DISTANCE

    Approx. 10 kms

    PACE:

    Leisurely / Moderate / Fast

    Moderate, 3 - 4 kms per hour

    DURATION APPROX 

    Approximately 3.5 hours including stops as required.

    TERRAIN: 

    Easy / Moderate / Challenging

    Moderate: Trails are varied. Tricky footing in the roughed parts of the trail. Rocky and roots. Also some gentle and wide trails to enjoy the views.

    TYPE OF HIKE: 

    Generally there and back with few loops in the Ball’s Falls Conservation Area.

    GENERAL DESCRIPTION 

    Point of interests

    Primarily along the Bruce Trail through beautiful hardwood forest and Falls. Get to know the past of a thriving industrial economy of Glen Elgin in the 1800’s -1900’s. Now the Ball’s Fall Conservation Area. Will take a side walk along the Forest Frolic Trail.

    REGISTRATION REQUIRED

    Yes. A Must.  Leaders appreciate early registration and at least 24 hours before the event.

    CANCELLATION

    • If your plans change, please self-cancel as soon as possible so that other HOC members may take your spot.
    • The club may cancel due to bad weather that may impact the safety of participants or due to low attendance.

    REGISTRATION OPENS

    Between 1-2 weeks before the hike

    WHAT TO BRING

    • Must wear supportive hiking boots with good tread. Hiking poles are recommended.
    • Dress in layers according to weather
    • Bring snacks, and plenty of water for a hot day
    • Sun protection and bug repellent if necessary

    IMPORTANT COVID REMINDERS

    The club’s Covid-19 Safety Guidelines will be observed. 

    GUIDING NOTES: 

    HIKE PACE -  Leisure: 3 km/hr or less. Moderate: 3-4 km/hr or Fast: 4-5km/hr. All paces are average and depending on the terrain. 

    TERRAIN - Easy: mostly flat and usually good footing (i.e. rail trails, Confederation Park, Bay Front Park), Moderate: some hills and/or poor footing (Bruce Trail, Dundas Valley, etc) and Challenging: steep hills and strenuous footing (Bruce Trail, some trails in Short Hills, Dundas Valley and Red Hill Valley). Please note variations can be expected with weather conditions. 


    Attention Non-Members:  If you are thinking about becoming a member, the Halton Outdoor Club invites you to take part in up to two club activities as a Non-Member. After that, please join our club so we can welcome you as a member. 

    • 19 Aug 2021
    • 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • 22 Aug 2021
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Car parking near Dillion
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Paddling Minks n McCoys Aug 19-22 2021 

    Registration opens March 5 2021

    Name of Trip Volunteer(s)

    Pauline Kiczula, Virginia Martin

    Email of Trip Volunteer(s)

    pekiczula@hotmail.comvmartin100@gmail.com

    Trip Address

    Leader will provide

    Body of Water

    Georgian Bay

    Boat Launch Location

    Dillon area

    Arrival Time

    11:00 AM - Sharp ( will not wait)

    On the water time, ready to paddle

    11:45 AM -12:00 PM (will not wait)

    Maximum number of paddlers including leader

    6

    Boat Rental Available

    No

    Launch Conditions

    Dock

    Bathroom Facilities at Launch Site

    Portapotty

    Paddling Conditions


    Night, Fog or Heavy Rain

    No

    Wind

    Grade B - Light to Moderate Up to 12 knots (22 kms/hour) – wind noticeably affects movement of paddle

    Waves, Breaking Waves, & Swell

    Grade C - Waves to 3 feet; breaking waves to 2' (Waves to paddle tops; numerous whitecaps; waves becoming longer)

    Landing Type

    Grade C - Bad footing; rocky shores or surf up to 1.5'

    Open Crossings

    Grade D - 3.2 to 6.4 kms (2 to 4 miles)

    Daily Distance

    Grade B - 10 to 18 kms (6 to 11 miles)

    Current

    Grade B - Mild currents Up to 2 knots (4 km/hour) current increases / decreases group speed by half

    Trip Grade Assessment

    D

    After Paddle Leisure Time


    Go to Restaurant After Paddle

    No

    Trip Costs

    $60 + $25 (club processing fee)=$85.00. Register and pay in full via credit card. Cancellation policy, please notify the Club Manager, no later than 30 days prior to trip start date. If spot is replaced, a refund cost less $25 nonrefundable club processing fee will apply.

    Additional Information

    The trip is graded for experience paddler only. Crown land, wilderness camping. Must be able to manage wind, waves and open crossings, proficient in self, assisted rescue, navigation. Trip leaders will/may assess skill level to ensure group safety. Contact Pauline for more details.  

    • 20 Aug 2021
    • 6:30 PM (EDT)
    • Oakville
    • 9
    Registration is closed

    NORTH OAKVILLE TRAILS

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADER

    Heather Wilson

    RIDE LEADER

    CONTACT

    heatherwlsn249@gmail.com

    289-259-5099

    CADENCE/PACE

    Level 2

    DESCRIPTION Route may vary from week to week but generally covers the trail network in North Oakville, East/West of 16 Mile Creek.

    DISTANCE

    20-30 km

    MEETING PLACE

    & TIME

    Meet for 6:30 pm departure at the parking lot at the corner of Old Upper Middle Rd & McCraney St.

    Be sure to register online!

    Meeting Place Map

    START POINT

    Parking lot out & back

    REGISTRATION

    REQUIRED

    Yes.  It's important. Leaders appreciate early registration but you can register at the last minute.

    Trip leaders will be able to email you with updates and last minute changes.  

    TO CANCEL

    Self-serve online.

    Leader will be checking the website list to see who to expect.

    REGISTRATION

    OPENS

    2 weeks before the ride

    EXTRAS


    IMPORTANT

    REMINDERS

    Helmet, tire repair kit including spare tube.

    Attention Non-Members:  If you are thinking about becoming a member, The Halton Outdoor Club invites you to take part in up to two club activities as a Non-Member.  After that, please join our club so we can welcome you as a member.    

    • 21 Aug 2021
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • Lindsay
    • 6
    Register

    VICTORIA RAIL TRAIL

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADERS

    Sandy Nay & Anne Herbert Grouchy

    RIDE LEADERS

    snay1@bell.net

    647-385-3585

    anne.herbertgrouchy@gmail.com

    905-510-5205

    CADENCE/PACE

    Level 2

    DESCRIPTION Hard packed gravel, mostly flat, some paved.

    DISTANCE

    55km +/-

    Ride to Fenelon Falls to Cameron Lake

    MEETING PLACE

    & TIME

    Meet at 9.00 for a 9:15 start at Ken Reid Conservation Area, 277 Kenrei Rd. (north of Lindsay). 

    Meeting Place Map

    START POINT

    Parking lot out & back

    REGISTRATION

    REQUIRED

    Yes.  It's important. Leaders appreciate early registration but you can register at the last minute.

    Trip leaders will be able to email you with updates and last minute changes.  

    TO CANCEL

    Self-serve online.

    Leader will be checking the website list to see who to expect.

    REGISTRATION

    OPENS

    2 weeks before the ride

    EXTRAS

    We stop for lunch & snacks, unless noted, so bring a lunch, snacks & water.

    Optional: Stay overnight at a hotel in Lindsay so that you can join in on the Omemee Rail Trail ride on Sunday.

    Trip Information Sheet

    IMPORTANT

    REMINDERS

    Helmet, tire repair kit including spare tube.

    Attention Non-Members:  If you are thinking about becoming a member, The Halton Outdoor Club invites you to take part in up to two club activities as a Non-Member.  After that, please join our club so we can welcome you as a member.    

    • 21 Aug 2021
    • 7:30 PM (EDT)
    • 15 Front St S, Mississauga, ON L5H 2C4
    • 9
    Registration is closed

    Paddling Saturday Night - Port Credit Aug 21 2021

    FULL MOON PADDLE

    Proper boat lights mandatory.

    Be prepared to bring boat lights and head lamps.

    Reflective tape on your boat or paddle is good too.

    Name of Trip Volunteer

    Virginia Martin

    Email of Trip Volunteer

    vmartin100@gmail.com

    Trip Address

    15 Front St S, Mississauga, ON L5H 2C4

    Body of Water

    Credit River, Lake Ontario

    Boat Launch Location

    Boat launch by the Port Credit Light House.

    Arrival Time

    7:30 PM

    On the water time, ready to paddle

    8:00 PM

    Maximum number of paddlers including leader

    10

    Boat Rental Available

    No

    Launch Conditions

    Boat Ramp

    Bathroom Facilities at Launch Site

    Bathroom facilities on location

    Paddling Conditions


    Night, Fog or Heavy Rain

    No

    Wind

    Grade A - Light Less than 7 knots (13 kms/hour)

    Waves, Breaking Waves, & Swell

    Grade A - Under 1 foot waves; no breaking waves (Waves up to the deck seam; water glassy to rippled; no whitecaps)

    Landing Type

    Grade B - Frequent landing opportunities including docks or moderate sloping banks; brush or overhanging trees

    Open Crossings

    Grade A - No open crossings

    Daily Distance

    Grade A - Up to 10 kms (Up to 6 miles)

    Current

    Grade B - Mild currents Up to 2 knots (4 km/hour) current increases / decreases group speed by half

    Trip Grade Assessment

    B

    After Paddle Leisure Time


    Go to Restaurant After Paddle

    To be determined

    Additional Information

    A Saturday Night social paddle, up the Credit River to the QEW. If wind/weather/risk permits and all padders agree we may paddle out to the lake and explore the shoreline.

    Full moon paddle. Proper boat lights mandatory.

    Be prepared to bring boat lights and head lamps.

    Reflective tape on your boat or paddle is good too.

    • 22 Aug 2021
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • Omemee
    • 12
    Register

    OMEMEE RAIL TRAIL

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADERS

    Sandy Nay & Anne Herbert Grouchy

    RIDE LEADERS

    snay1@bell.net

    647-385-3585

    anne.herbertgrouchy@gmail.com

    905-510-5205

    CADENCE/PACE

    Level 2

    DESCRIPTION Packed gravel, mostly flat.

    DISTANCE

    45km +/-

    Omemee to Peterborough

    MEETING PLACE

    & TIME

    Meet at 9.00 for a 9:15 start at Emily Provincial Park, 797 Emily Park Rd, Omemee. 

    Meeting Place Map

    START POINT

    Parking lot out & back

    REGISTRATION

    REQUIRED

    Yes.  It's important. Leaders appreciate early registration but you can register at the last minute.

    Trip leaders will be able to email you with updates and last minute changes.  

    TO CANCEL

    Self-serve online.

    Leader will be checking the website list to see who to expect.

    REGISTRATION

    OPENS

    2 weeks before the ride

    EXTRAS

    We stop for lunch & snacks, unless noted, so bring a lunch, snacks & water.

    Trip Information Sheet

    IMPORTANT

    REMINDERS

    Helmet, tire repair kit including spare tube.

    Attention Non-Members:  If you are thinking about becoming a member, The Halton Outdoor Club invites you to take part in up to two club activities as a Non-Member.  After that, please join our club so we can welcome you as a member.    

    • 23 Aug 2021
    • 7:45 AM (EDT)
    • Ancaster
    • 9
    Registration is closed


    HIKE TITLE 

    Dundas Valley

    DATE 

    Mondays, Aug. 2, 16, 23, and 30 and Sept. 6, 13, and 20

    HIKE LEADER

    Richard Reble

    EMAIL AND CELL NUMBER

    reblerichard@gmail.com

    365-888-2962 on the morning of the hike

    GENERAL LOCATION 

    Dundas Valley Conservation Area

    START TIME

    Beat the heat. 7:45 a.m. for an 8:00 a.m. start

    MEETING PLACE OR PARKING LOCATION

    Morgan Firestone Recreation Centre on Jerseyville Rd. in Ancaster. Drive up Martin Rd. at the west end and look for the parking lot at the back where Martin Rd. starts to dip deeply into the valley. Go no further. Look for the parking lot on your right.

    DISTANCE (km)

    9 km approx.

    PACE:

    Leisurely / Moderate / Fast

    Moderate - 4 km per hour approximately

    DURATION APPROX (hrs)

    Approximately 2 - 2.5 hrs. of walking time

    TERRAIN: 

    Easy / Moderate / Challenging

    Hard-packed trails

    TYPE OF HIKE: 

    Loop trail

    GENERAL DESCRIPTION 

    Point of interests

    This series of hikes includes a forested, labyrinthine puzzle of trails and hills. We'll have fun working out all the possible routes.

    REGISTRATION REQUIRED

    Yes. A Must. At least 24 hrs. before the event.

    CANCELLATION

    If your plans change, please self-cancel as soon as possible so that other HOC members may take your spot.

    REGISTRATION OPENS

    Opens on-line 2 weeks prior to the hike and is limited to 10 hikers

    WHAT TO BRING

    • Wear supportive hiking boots or hiking shoes with good tread. Hiking poles are optional.

    • Bring snack and water

    • Sun protection as needed

    IMPORTANT COVID REMINDERS

    Wear a mask if standing still within 6 feet of fellow hikers.

    GUIDING NOTES: 

    HIKE PACE -  Leisure: 3 km/hr or less. Moderate: 3-4 km/hr or Fast: 4-5km/hr. All paces are average and depending on the terrain. 

    TERRAIN - Easy: mostly flat and usually good footing (i.e. rail trails, Confederation Park, Bay Front Park), Moderate: some hills and/or poor footing (Bruce Trail, Dundas Valley, etc) and Challenging: steep hills and strenuous footing (Bruce Trail, some trails in Short Hills, Dundas Valley and Red Hill Valley). Please note variations can be expected with weather conditions. 


    Attention Non-Members:  If you are thinking about becoming a member, the Halton Outdoor Club invites you to take part in up to two club activities as a Non-Member. After that, please join our club so we can welcome you as a member. 

    • 27 Aug 2021
    • 6:30 PM (EDT)
    • Oakville
    • 9
    Registration is closed

    NORTH OAKVILLE TRAILS

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADER

    Heather Wilson

    RIDE LEADER

    CONTACT

    heatherwlsn249@gmail.com

    289-259-5099

    CADENCE/PACE

    Level 2

    DESCRIPTION Route may vary from week to week but generally covers the trail network in North Oakville, East/West of 16 Mile Creek.

    DISTANCE

    20-30 km

    MEETING PLACE

    & TIME

    Meet for 6:30 pm departure at the parking lot at the corner of Old Upper Middle Rd & McCraney St.

    Be sure to register online!

    Meeting Place Map

    START POINT

    Parking lot out & back

    REGISTRATION

    REQUIRED

    Yes.  It's important. Leaders appreciate early registration but you can register at the last minute.

    Trip leaders will be able to email you with updates and last minute changes.  

    TO CANCEL

    Self-serve online.

    Leader will be checking the website list to see who to expect.

    REGISTRATION

    OPENS

    2 weeks before the ride

    EXTRAS


    IMPORTANT

    REMINDERS

    Helmet, tire repair kit including spare tube.

    Attention Non-Members:  If you are thinking about becoming a member, The Halton Outdoor Club invites you to take part in up to two club activities as a Non-Member.  After that, please join our club so we can welcome you as a member.    

    • 27 Aug 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)
    • 15 Front St S, Mississauga, ON L5H 2C4
    • 9
    Registration is closed

    Paddling Friday Night - Port Credit Aug 27 2021

    Registration opens 2 weeks before the paddle

    Name of Trip Volunteer

    Virginia Martin

    Email of Trip Volunteer

    vmartin100@gmail.com

    Trip Address

    15 Front St S, Mississauga, ON L5H 2C4

    Body of Water

    Credit River, Lake Ontario

    Boat Launch Location

    Boat launch by the Port Credit Light House.

    Arrival Time

    6:30 PM

    On the water time, ready to paddle

    7:00 PM

    Maximum number of paddlers including leader

    10

    Boat Rental Available

    No

    Launch Conditions

    Boat Ramp

    Bathroom Facilities at Launch Site

    Bathroom facilities on location

    Paddling Conditions


    Night, Fog or Heavy Rain

    No

    Wind

    Grade A - Light Less than 7 knots (13 kms/hour)

    Waves, Breaking Waves, & Swell

    Grade A - Under 1 foot waves; no breaking waves (Waves up to the deck seam; water glassy to rippled; no whitecaps)

    Landing Type

    Grade B - Frequent landing opportunities including docks or moderate sloping banks; brush or overhanging trees

    Open Crossings

    Grade A - No open crossings

    Daily Distance

    Grade A - Up to 10 kms (Up to 6 miles)

    Current

    Grade B - Mild currents Up to 2 knots (4 km/hour) current increases / decreases group speed by half

    Trip Grade Assessment

    B

    After Paddle Leisure Time


    Go to Restaurant After Paddle

    To be determined

    Additional Information

    A Friday Night social paddle, up the Credit River to the QEW. If wind/weather/risk permits and all padders agree we may paddle out to the lake and explore the shoreline.

    • 28 Aug 2021
    • 8:45 AM (EDT)
    • Mount Pleasant
    • 14
    Registration is closed

    LE&N RAIL TRAIL - MT PLEASANT TO SIMCOE

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADER

    Gloria Seberras

    RIDE LEADER

    CONTACT

    gloriaseberras@sympatico.ca

    905-814-9844

    CADENCE/PACE

    Level 2

    DESCRIPTION Paved, hard packed gravel.

    DISTANCE

    50km +/-

    Mt Pleasant to Simcoe

    MEETING PLACE

    & TIME

    Meet at the tennis courts on Burtch Rd., Mt Pleasant at 8:45 for a 9:00 start.

    Meeting Place Map

    START POINT

    Parking lot out & back

    REGISTRATION

    REQUIRED

    Yes.  It's important. Leaders appreciate early registration but you can register at the last minute.

    Trip leaders will be able to email you with updates and last minute changes.  

    TO CANCEL

    Self-serve online.

    Leader will be checking the website list to see who to expect.

    REGISTRATION

    OPENS

    2 weeks before the ride

    EXTRAS

    We stop for lunch & snacks, unless noted, so bring a lunch, snacks & water.

    IMPORTANT

    REMINDERS

    Helmet, tire repair kit including spare tube.

    Attention Non-Members:  If you are thinking about becoming a member, The Halton Outdoor Club invites you to take part in up to two club activities as a Non-Member.  After that, please join our club so we can welcome you as a member.    

    • 28 Aug 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • 530 Lighthouse Rd, Point Clark
    • 0

    Paddling Point Clark Lighthouse to Kincardine Harbour (Lake Huron shoreline) Aug 28 2021

    Registration opens March 5 2021

    Name of Trip Volunteer

    Sandy Nay

    Email of Trip Volunteer

    snay1@bell.net

    Trip Address

    530 Lighthouse Rd, Point Clark

    Body of Water

    Lake Huron

    Boat Launch Location

    Beach near Lighthouse

    Arrival Time

    9:30 AM

    On the water time, ready to paddle

    10:15 AM

    Maximum number of paddlers including leader

    6

    Boat Rental Available

    No

    Launch Conditions

    Sand and pebbles

    Bathroom Facilities at Launch Site

    Bathroom facilities on location

    Paddling Conditions


    Night, Fog or Heavy Rain

    No

    Wind

    Grade B - Light to Moderate Up to 12 knots (22 kms/hour) – wind noticeably affects movement of paddle

    Waves, Breaking Waves, & Swell

    Grade B - Waves up to 2 feet; no breaking waves (Waves up to armpit; light to moderate chop; scattered whitecaps)

    Landing Type

    Grade A - Frequent easy landing opportunities including gently sloping; sand; gravel or grass

    Open Crossings

    Grade A - No open crossings

    Daily Distance

    Grade B - 10 to 18 kms (6 to 11 miles)

    Current

    Grade A - None or mild Less than 1 knot (2 km/hour)

    Trip Grade Assessment

    B

    After Paddle Leisure Time


    Go to Restaurant After Paddle

    To be determined

    Trip Costs

    Book your own accommodations

    Additional Information

    This is considered two separate day trips without accommodations. You will need to book your own campsite or motel if you plan to stay overnight. Saturday we’ll paddle from Point Clark to Kincardine. Sunday plan to paddle Ashfield to Point Clark. You are able to register for both or just one of the day trips.

    • 29 Aug 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Pineneedle Row, Ashfield
    • 3

    Paddling Ashfield to Point Clark Lighthouse Aug 29 2021

    Registration opens March 5 2021

    Name of Trip Volunteer

    Sandy Nay

    Email of Trip Volunteer

    snay1@bell.net

    Trip Address

    Pineneedle Row, Ashfield

    Body of Water

    Lake Huron

    Boat Launch Location

    Beach

    Arrival Time

    9:30 AM

    On the water time, ready to paddle

    10:00 AM

    Maximum number of paddlers including leader

    6

    Boat Rental Available

    No

    Launch Conditions

    Sand and pebbles

    Bathroom Facilities at Launch Site

    Paddling Conditions


    Night, Fog or Heavy Rain

    No

    Wind

    Grade B - Light to Moderate Up to 12 knots (22 kms/hour) – wind noticeably affects movement of paddle

    Waves, Breaking Waves, & Swell

    Grade B - Waves up to 2 feet; no breaking waves (Waves up to armpit; light to moderate chop; scattered whitecaps)

    Landing Type

    Grade A - Frequent easy landing opportunities including gently sloping; sand; gravel or grass

    Open Crossings

    Grade A - No open crossings

    Daily Distance

    Grade B - 10 to 18 kms (6 to 11 miles)

    Current

    Grade A - None or mild Less than 1 knot (2 km/hour)

    Trip Grade Assessment

    B

    After Paddle Leisure Time


    Go to Restaurant After Paddle

    To be determined

    Trip Costs

    Book your own accommodations

    Additional Information

    This is considered two separate day trips without accommodations. You will need to book your own campsite or motel if you plan to stay overnight. Saturday we’ll paddle from Point Clark to Kincardine. Sunday plan to paddle Ashfield to Point Clark. You are able to register for both or just one of the day trips.

    • 30 Aug 2021
    • 7:45 AM (EDT)
    • Ancaster
    • 9
    Registration is closed


    HIKE TITLE 

    Dundas Valley

    DATE 

    Mondays, Aug. 2, 16, 23, and 30 and Sept. 6, 13, and 20

    HIKE LEADER

    Richard Reble

    EMAIL AND CELL NUMBER

    reblerichard@gmail.com

    365-888-2962 on the morning of the hike

    GENERAL LOCATION 

    Dundas Valley Conservation Area

    START TIME

    Beat the heat. 7:45 a.m. for an 8:00 a.m. start

    MEETING PLACE OR PARKING LOCATION

    Morgan Firestone Recreation Centre on Jerseyville Rd. in Ancaster. Drive up Martin Rd. at the west end and look for the parking lot at the back where Martin Rd. starts to dip deeply into the valley. Go no further. Look for the parking lot on your right.

    DISTANCE (km)

    9 km approx.

    PACE:

    Leisurely / Moderate / Fast

    Moderate - 4 km per hour approximately

    DURATION APPROX (hrs)

    Approximately 2 - 2.5 hrs. of walking time

    TERRAIN: 

    Easy / Moderate / Challenging

    Hard-packed trails

    TYPE OF HIKE: 

    Loop trail

    GENERAL DESCRIPTION 

    Point of interests

    This series of hikes includes a forested, labyrinthine puzzle of trails and hills. We'll have fun working out all the possible routes.

    REGISTRATION REQUIRED

    Yes. A Must. At least 24 hrs. before the event.

    CANCELLATION

    If your plans change, please self-cancel as soon as possible so that other HOC members may take your spot.

    REGISTRATION OPENS

    Opens on-line 2 weeks prior to the hike and is limited to 10 hikers

    WHAT TO BRING

    • Wear supportive hiking boots or hiking shoes with good tread. Hiking poles are optional.

    • Bring snack and water

    • Sun protection as needed

    IMPORTANT COVID REMINDERS

    Wear a mask if standing still within 6 feet of fellow hikers.

    GUIDING NOTES: 

    HIKE PACE -  Leisure: 3 km/hr or less. Moderate: 3-4 km/hr or Fast: 4-5km/hr. All paces are average and depending on the terrain. 

    TERRAIN - Easy: mostly flat and usually good footing (i.e. rail trails, Confederation Park, Bay Front Park), Moderate: some hills and/or poor footing (Bruce Trail, Dundas Valley, etc) and Challenging: steep hills and strenuous footing (Bruce Trail, some trails in Short Hills, Dundas Valley and Red Hill Valley). Please note variations can be expected with weather conditions. 


    Attention Non-Members:  If you are thinking about becoming a member, the Halton Outdoor Club invites you to take part in up to two club activities as a Non-Member. After that, please join our club so we can welcome you as a member. 

    • 03 Sep 2021
    • 6:30 PM (EDT)
    • Oakville
    • 9
    Registration is closed

    NORTH OAKVILLE TRAILS

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADER

    Heather Wilson

    RIDE LEADER

    CONTACT

    heatherwlsn249@gmail.com

    289-259-5099

    CADENCE/PACE

    Level 2

    DESCRIPTION Route may vary from week to week but generally covers the trail network in North Oakville, East/West of 16 Mile Creek.

    DISTANCE

    20-30 km

    MEETING PLACE

    & TIME

    Meet for 6:30 pm departure at the parking lot at the corner of Old Upper Middle Rd & McCraney St.

    Be sure to register online!

    Meeting Place Map

    START POINT

    Parking lot out & back

    REGISTRATION

    REQUIRED

    Yes.  It's important. Leaders appreciate early registration but you can register at the last minute.

    Trip leaders will be able to email you with updates and last minute changes.  

    TO CANCEL

    Self-serve online.

    Leader will be checking the website list to see who to expect.

    REGISTRATION

    OPENS

    2 weeks before the ride

    EXTRAS


    IMPORTANT

    REMINDERS

    Helmet, tire repair kit including spare tube.

    Attention Non-Members:  If you are thinking about becoming a member, The Halton Outdoor Club invites you to take part in up to two club activities as a Non-Member.  After that, please join our club so we can welcome you as a member.    

    • 06 Sep 2021
    • 7:45 AM (EDT)
    • Ancaster
    • 9
    Registration is closed


    HIKE TITLE 

    Dundas Valley

    DATE 

    Mondays, Aug. 2, 16, 23, and 30 and Sept. 6, 13, and 20

    HIKE LEADER

    Richard Reble

    EMAIL AND CELL NUMBER

    reblerichard@gmail.com

    365-888-2962 on the morning of the hike

    GENERAL LOCATION 

    Dundas Valley Conservation Area

    START TIME

    Beat the heat. 7:45 a.m. for an 8:00 a.m. start

    MEETING PLACE OR PARKING LOCATION

    Morgan Firestone Recreation Centre on Jerseyville Rd. in Ancaster. Drive up Martin Rd. at the west end and look for the parking lot at the back where Martin Rd. starts to dip deeply into the valley. Go no further. Look for the parking lot on your right.

    DISTANCE (km)

    9 km approx.

    PACE:

    Leisurely / Moderate / Fast

    Moderate - 4 km per hour approximately

    DURATION APPROX (hrs)

    Approximately 2 - 2.5 hrs. of walking time

    TERRAIN: 

    Easy / Moderate / Challenging

    Hard-packed trails

    TYPE OF HIKE: 

    Loop trail

    GENERAL DESCRIPTION 

    Point of interests

    This series of hikes includes a forested, labyrinthine puzzle of trails and hills. We'll have fun working out all the possible routes.

    REGISTRATION REQUIRED

    Yes. A Must. At least 24 hrs. before the event.

    CANCELLATION

    If your plans change, please self-cancel as soon as possible so that other HOC members may take your spot.

    REGISTRATION OPENS

    Opens on-line 2 weeks prior to the hike and is limited to 10 hikers

    WHAT TO BRING

    • Wear supportive hiking boots or hiking shoes with good tread. Hiking poles are optional.

    • Bring snack and water

    • Sun protection as needed

    IMPORTANT COVID REMINDERS

    Wear a mask if standing still within 6 feet of fellow hikers.

    GUIDING NOTES: 

    HIKE PACE -  Leisure: 3 km/hr or less. Moderate: 3-4 km/hr or Fast: 4-5km/hr. All paces are average and depending on the terrain. 

    TERRAIN - Easy: mostly flat and usually good footing (i.e. rail trails, Confederation Park, Bay Front Park), Moderate: some hills and/or poor footing (Bruce Trail, Dundas Valley, etc) and Challenging: steep hills and strenuous footing (Bruce Trail, some trails in Short Hills, Dundas Valley and Red Hill Valley). Please note variations can be expected with weather conditions. 


    Attention Non-Members:  If you are thinking about becoming a member, the Halton Outdoor Club invites you to take part in up to two club activities as a Non-Member. After that, please join our club so we can welcome you as a member. 

    • 08 Sep 2021
    • 9:45 AM (EDT)
    • Mount Pleasant
    • 14
    Registration is closed

    LE&N RAIL TRAIL - MT PLEASANT TO WATERFORD

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADER

    Ann Beniusis

    RIDE LEADER

    CONTACT

    ann_beniusis@hotmail.com

    289-684-0974

    CADENCE/PACE

    Level 2

    DESCRIPTION Paved & packed gravel

    DISTANCE

    45km +/-

    Mt Pleasant to Waterford

    MEETING PLACE

    & TIME

    Meet at the tennis courts on Burtch Rd., Mt Pleasant at 9:45 for a 10:00 start.

    Meeting Place Map

    START POINT

    Parking lot out & back

    REGISTRATION

    REQUIRED

    Yes.  It's important. Leaders appreciate early registration but you can register at the last minute.

    Trip leaders will be able to email you with updates and last minute changes.  

    TO CANCEL

    Self-serve online.

    Leader will be checking the website list to see who to expect.

    REGISTRATION

    OPENS

    2 weeks before the ride

    EXTRAS

    We stop for lunch & snacks, unless noted, so bring a lunch, snacks & water.

    IMPORTANT

    REMINDERS

    Helmet, tire repair kit including spare tube.

    Attention Non-Members:  If you are thinking about becoming a member, The Halton Outdoor Club invites you to take part in up to two club activities as a Non-Member.  After that, please join our club so we can welcome you as a member.    

    • 11 Sep 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Cherry Beach
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Paddling Toronto Island Sep 11 2021

    Registration opens March 5 2021

    Name of Trip Volunteer(s)

    Heather McClintock, Ralph Gardave

    Email of Trip Volunteer(s)

    adventurelife4212@gmail.com   gardave@sympatico.ca

    Trip Address

    Cherry Beach Toronto

    Body of Water

    Lake Ontario

    Boat Launch Location

    Cherry Beach

    Arrival Time

    10:00 AM

    On the water time, ready to paddle

    11:00 AM

    Maximum number of paddlers including leader

    12

    Boat Rental Available

    No

    Launch Conditions

    Sand and pebbles

    Bathroom Facilities at Launch Site

    Bathroom facilities on location

    Paddling Conditions


    Night, Fog or Heavy Rain

    No

    Wind

    Grade B - Light to Moderate Up to 12 knots (22 kms/hour) – wind noticeably affects movement of paddle

    Waves, Breaking Waves, & Swell

    Grade A - Under 1 foot waves; no breaking waves (Waves up to the deck seam; water glassy to rippled; no whitecaps)

    Landing Type

    Grade A - Frequent easy landing opportunities including gently sloping; sand; gravel or grass

    Open Crossings

    Grade B - Less than 1.6 kms (Less than 1 mile)

    Daily Distance

    Grade B - 10 to 18 kms (6 to 11 miles)

    Current

    Grade A - None or mild Less than 1 knot (2 km/hour)

    Trip Grade Assessment

    B

    After Paddle Leisure Time


    Go to Restaurant After Paddle

    Yes

    Restaurant and Restaurant Location

    Keeting Channel Grill, 2 Villiers St

    Additional Information

    Arrive at Cherry Beach at 10am. There will be introductions and a trip briefing at 10:45, 11am launch. We will travel across the open channel of Toronto's eastern gap shipping access. Care must be taken to stay together across the eastern gap and crossing ferry docks and pleasure boat channels. Once we cross over into the islands it is an easy and protected paddle. We will have lunch on the island. Bring your lunch with you in the kayak, there are washroom facilities there also. After lunch we hope to travel on the Toronto harbour side of the islands back to Cherry Beach, conditions permitting. Care is again required watching for boat traffic, ferry / water taxi's and crossing the eastern gap again.

    • 12 Sep 2021
    • 8:45 AM (EDT)
    • Hamilton
    • 14
    Registration is closed

    HAMILTON TO JERSEYVILLE RAIL TRAIL

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADER

    Heather Wilson

    RIDE LEADER

    CONTACT

    heatherwlsn249@gmail.com

    289-259-5099           

    CADENCE/PACE

    Level 1

    DESCRIPTION

    Packed gravel, steady climb.

    DISTANCE

    15km +/-

    Hamilton to Copetown & return

    MEETING PLACE

    & TIME

    Meet at the trailhead in Hamilton at 8:45 for a 9:00 departure. Parking lot for trailhead is on Ofield Rd. Take Main St W to Ewen Rd.

    Meeting Place Map

    START POINT

    Parking lot out & back

    REGISTRATION

    REQUIRED

    Yes.  It's important. Leaders appreciate early registration but you can register at the last minute.

    Trip leaders will be able to email you with updates and last minute changes.  

    TO CANCEL

    Self-serve online.

    Leader will be checking the website list to see who to expect.

    REGISTRATION

    OPENS

    2 weeks before the ride

    EXTRAS

    We stop for lunch & snacks, unless noted, so bring a lunch, snacks & water.

    IMPORTANT

    REMINDERS

    Helmet, tire repair kit including spare tube.

    Attention Non-Members:  If you are thinking about becoming a member, The Halton Outdoor Club invites you to take part in up to two club activities as a Non-Member.  After that, please join our club so we can welcome you as a member.    

    • 13 Sep 2021
    • 7:45 AM (EDT)
    • Ancaster