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Upcoming events

    • 19 Nov 2018
    • 27 May 2019
    • 28 sessions
    • Chedoke Golf Club, Hamilton

    Location: Parking lot of the Chedoke Golf Club in Hamilton @ 9:30 AM

    Distance: 10km loop

    Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr

    Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Description: Hamilton Radial Trail +/-10 km loop. There is no dropout point.

    Hike Leader: Daljeet Juneja ds.juneja@gmail.com 905-870-3088

    • 04 Jan 2019
    • 31 May 2019
    • 22 sessions
    • Spencer Smith east of the restaurant

    2 hrs. 

    Pace - brisk. Terrain - easy.

    Meet at 7:30 pm. in the Lakeshore Road parking lot just east of the Waterfront Centre and restaurant for brisk walk along Lake Ontario, to the canal and back.

    Hike cancelled in poor weather. 

    Leader: Lorne Carruthers. 

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




    • 13 Mar 2019
    • 28 Aug 2019
    • 25 sessions
    • Westcliffe Mall, Hamilton

    Every Wednesday Evening Walk for Health and Fun - West Hamilton

    Start: 7:00 PM End: 9:00 PM

    Location: Corner of Mohawk and Upper Paradise in the Westcliffe Mall parking lot (near Food Basics)

    Pace: Medium

    Terrain: Moderate 

    Hike Description: Climb the steps and walk the streets and trails of West Hamilton. We will hike sections of the Bruce Trail as well as the trails of Iroquoia Heights C.A. There will be weekly walks all summer. Now that we are all getting older we are not hiking as fast as we used to! Hike is cancelled if there is heavy rain. 

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


    • 28 Apr 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • Jordan
    • 15
    Register

    LOS CAMINOS MISTERIOSOS (AKA: THE CHASM CAPER) HIKE #2

    Date and Time: Sun., Apr. 28, 9:00 a.m. prompt.

    Meeting Location: Wide shoulder on Glen Rd. at the top edge of the escarpment in Jordan. If you can't locate it, please e-mail me for written directions at least one day prior to the hike.

    Type of Hike, Pace, and Duration: A loop at 4 km +/- per hr. for 3 hrs. (with occasional stops for rest, refreshment, and relief)

    Terrain: Mostly moderate but with some tricky footing on the Bruce Trail pieces

    Overview: The route takes in Twenty Mile Creek Gorge, Ball's Falls, the Upper Falls, the pioneer village at Ball's Falls Conservation Area, and dozens of stately hemlock trees.

    Requirements: Hikers must pre-register online as participation is limited to 20 people. Wear hiking boots and clothing suitable for the weather. Bring water and a snack.

    Conclusion: After the hike, we'll socialize at a nearby eatery.

    Leader: Richard Reble at reblerichard@gmail.com




    • 28 Apr 2019
    • 10:30 AM
    • Chedoke Golf Club, Hamilton
    Register

    Junior Hiker/Chedoke Rail Trail

    Start: 10:30 AM End: 12:00 PM

    Location: Hamilton/Chedoke Golf Club 

    Distance: 4 km.

    Pace: Leisurely

    Terrain: Easy

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

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




    • 01 May 2019
    • 9:45 AM
    • Brantford Civic Centre 79 Market St S, Brantford, ON N3S 2E4
    Register

    LE&N Rail Trail Brantford

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADER(s)

    Alan & Helen Wing

    alanwing645@gmail.com

    CADENCE / PACE

    Level 1 Mostly paved

    DISTANCE

    25km+/-

    MEET TIME

    9:45

    PARKING

    Parking area behind the Brantford & District Civic Centre 79 Market St. 

     

    START POINT

    Parking area

     

    START TIME

    10:00

    COST

    Free

    REGISTRATION REQUIRED

    Yes.  It's important. Leaders appreciate early registration but last minute registrations are accepted.

    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

    1 week before the ride

    EXTRAS

    Printable GPS Coordinates, Map and Parking


    REMINDERS

    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 May 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • Halton Agreement Forest, Guelph Line
    Register

    Good Companions - Halton Agreement Forest

    Start: 10:00 AM End: 12:30 PM

    Location: Halton Agreement Forest/Guelph Line 

    Distance: 8 km.

    Pace: Leisurely

    Terrain: Easy

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

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




    • 03 May 2019
    • 30 Aug 2019
    • 18 sessions
    • 540 River Glen Blvd, Oakville

    NORTH OAKVILLE TRAILS

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADER

    Heather Wilson

    heatherwlsn249@gmail.com

    CADENCE / PACE

    Level 2

    DISTANCE

    20-30km Route may vary from week to week but generally covers the trail network in North Oakville, east/west of 16 Mile Creek

    PARKING

    Parking lot at Neyagawa and River Glen in Oakville


    START POINT

    Parking lot

    START TIME

    6:30

    COST

    Free

    REGISTRATION

    No registration is required

    Check the website to make sure the ride is on!

    EXTRAS

    Printable GPS Coordinates, Map and Parking
    Link to Google Maps and GPS

    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 May 2019
    • 9:45 AM
    • Sherwood Forest Park, Burlington
    Registration is closed

    Sherwood Forest Park to Spencer Smith Park

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADER(s)

    Rob Pegoraro

    Lorraine Rohm

    rpegoraro@sympatico.ca

    lorraine3@cogeco.ca

    CADENCE / PACE

    Level 1

    Paved flat trail along former hydro easement. Quite a few street crossings.

    DISTANCE

    17km & up Sherwood Forest Park to Spencer Smith Park

    MEET TIME

    9:45


    PARKING

    Sherwood Forest Park off Burloak Dr.  at Prince William Dr. 

     

    START POINT

    Sherwood Forest Park

    START TIME

    10:00

    COST

    Free

    REGISTRATION REQUIRED

    Yes.  It's important. Leaders appreciate early registration but last minute registrations are accepted.

    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

    1 week before the ride

    EXTRAS

    Printable map and GPS
    REMINDERS

    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.    

    • 05 May 2019
    • Guelph Lake Conservation Area
    Register

    Easy day Paddle on Guelph Lake

    • wet-suits or dry suits are recommended. 
    • Bring a lunch
    • No rentals on site
    • All participants must have had a lesson with a wet exit and a rescue. 
    • dress for cold water paddling

    Trip Leader:  Dorothy Rideough    rideoughd@gmail.com

    Registration opens April 1, 2019

    This paddle is rated A-2

    Pace and Endurance for Kayaking:

    A: Not Strenuous - Daily paddling typically less than 3 hours, with distances of 5 kilometers or less.

    B: Moderately Strenuous - Daily paddling typically between 3 and 5 hours, with distances of 5 to 20 kilometers.

    C: Strenuous - Daily paddling typically more than 5 hours, with distances of 20 kilometers or more.

    Skill Requirements for Kayaking

    0 Beginner – No experience required

    1 Novice - Requires basic paddling skills, practiced wet exits. Expect protected waters, easy landings and shelter for resting.

    2 Intermediate - Requires basic paddling skills including ability to brace, self-rescue, and participate in assisted rescue. Be comfortable in 1 meter waves. Mostly protected waters, some difficult landings, and some sheltered spots for resting.

    3 Experienced - Requires advanced paddling, seamanship and rescue skills. Ability to handle waves greater than 1 meter. Expect exposed waters, open crossings, moderate to strong windsurf, fog and potentially difficult landings. Sheltered resting and landing spots could be few.


    Schedules and Fine Print

    • 05 May 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    • meet at Mainway Recreation Centre 4015 Mainway, Burlington, ON L7P 3N9
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Bus Day Trip Sunday May 5 2019


    Trip Leaders:  Phill and Anne Armstrong  hikingrandpa@gmail.com

    Cost:  $25  Sign up and Pay by clicking Register

    Registration opens April 1 2019

    Pickup Spot: We park our cars in the north east corner of the parking lot at Mainway Recreation Centre located on the north side of Mainway just east of Walkers Line.  

    Bring a lunch and water or drinks with you as well as boots and rainwear

     


    Long Hike about 15km 4 1/2hrs

    Medium Hike about 9.5 km 3 1/2 hrs 

    Short Hike will be a leisurely 3 hrs including lunch stop about 8km

    Read more....  Printable Information Sheet with trip details

    • 05 May 2019
    • 9:45 AM
    • 1520 Stone Church Rd E, Hamilton
    Registration is closed

    Haldimand Chippawa Trail

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADER

    Sarah Compton scompton54@bell.net

    CADENCE / PACE

    Level 1
    Packed gravel trail

    DISTANCE

    35km+/- Hamilton to Haldimand

    MEET TIME

    9:45

    PARKING

    Parking lot on Anchor Rd. across from Carmen's/Best Western Hotel

    1520 Stone Church Rd E, Hamilton

    START POINT

    Parking lot


    START TIME

    10:00

    COST

    Free

    REGISTRATION REQUIRED

    Yes.  It's important. Leaders appreciate early registration but last minute registrations are accepted.

    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

    1 week before the ride

    EXTRAS

    Trail website
    REMINDERS

    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 May 2019
    • 9:45 AM
    • Paris, ON
    Registration is closed

    PARIS TO CAMBRIDGE RAIL TRAIL

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADER

    Alan & Helen Wing

    alanwing645@gmail.com

    CADENCE / PACE

    Level 1
    Packed gravel trail

    DISTANCE

    38km+/- Paris to Cambridge

    MEET TIME

    9:45

    PARKING

    P58.2 (Paris) on 165 Willow St


    START POINT

    Parking area


    START TIME

    10:00

    COST

    Free

    REGISTRATION REQUIRED

    Yes.  It's important. Leaders appreciate early registration but last minute registrations are accepted.

    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

    1 week before the ride

    EXTRAS

    Printable Map & GPS
    REMINDERS

    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 May 2019
    • Port Rowan area
    Register

    Easy day paddle on Big Creek (near Port Rowan)

    • rentals will be available

    Trip Leader:  Shelley Hughes shellhugs@rogers.com

    Registration opens April 1, 2019

    This paddle is rated A-1

    Pace and Endurance for Kayaking:

    A: Not Strenuous - Daily paddling typically less than 3 hours, with distances of 5 kilometers or less.

    B: Moderately Strenuous - Daily paddling typically between 3 and 5 hours, with distances of 5 to 20 kilometers.

    C: Strenuous - Daily paddling typically more than 5 hours, with distances of 20 kilometers or more.

    Skill Requirements for Kayaking

    0 Beginner – No experience required

    1 Novice - Requires basic paddling skills, practiced wet exits. Expect protected waters, easy landings and shelter for resting.

    2 Intermediate - Requires basic paddling skills including ability to brace, self-rescue, and participate in assisted rescue. Be comfortable in 1 meter waves. Mostly protected waters, some difficult landings, and some sheltered spots for resting.

    3 Experienced - Requires advanced paddling, seamanship and rescue skills. Ability to handle waves greater than 1 meter. Expect exposed waters, open crossings, moderate to strong windsurf, fog and potentially difficult landings. Sheltered resting and landing spots could be few.


    Schedules and Fine Print

    • 11 May 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • Thorold
    • 20
    Registration is closed

    LOS CAMINOS MISTERIOSOS (AKA: THE UPS AND DOWNS HIKE) HIKE #3

    Date and Time: Sat. May 11, 9:00 a.m. prompt.

    Meeting Location: The parking lot at the dead end of Wylie Rd, on the boundary of Short Hills Conservation Area. (If you can't locate it, please e-mail me for written directions at least one day prior to the hike.)

    Type of Hike, Pace and Duration: A loop at 4 km +/- per hr. for 3 hrs. (with occasional stops for rest, refreshment, and relief)

    Terrain: The treadway is even but there are lots of ups and downs.

    Overview: We'll be finding out why this conservation is called Short Hills.

    Requirements: Hikers must pre-register online as participation is limited to 20 people. Wear hiking boots and clothing suitable for the weather. Bring water and a snack.

    Conclusion: At the end of the hike, we'll socialize at a nearby eatery.

    Leader: Richard Reble at reblerichard@gmail.com




    • 11 May 2019
    • 9:45 AM
    • 15935 Airport Road, Caledon East
    Registration is closed

    Caledon TRAIL

     Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADER

    Peter Ostrowski

    pinbram@gmail.com

    CADENCE / PACE

    Level 2

    DISTANCE

    42km+/- East Caledon to Tottenham

    MEET TIME

    9:45

    PARKING

    Parking area in front of the Trailside Cafe - 15935 Airport Road, Caledon East


    START POINT

    Parking area


    START TIME

    10:00

    COST

    Free

    REGISTRATION REQUIRED

    Yes.  It's important. Leaders appreciate early registration but last minute registrations are accepted.

    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

    1 week before the ride

    EXTRAS



    REMINDERS

    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 May 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • Crawford Lake Conservation Area
    Registration is closed

    In Search of Wildflowers

    Start: 10:00 AM End: 12:30 PM

    Location: Crawford Lake Conservation Area
    Distance: Approx. 7 - 8 km.

    Pace: Leisurely

    Terrain: Moderate

    Hike Description: Join me in looking for Spring Wildflowers in this lovely conservation area with it's Meromictic lake and history going back to early Indigenous peoples. Bring water, a snack, sunscreen and insect repellent. Some rocky sections. Parking fee or conservation area pass. Limit of 20 people. Register with leader.

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




    • 12 May 2019
    • 9:15 AM
    • Hamilton, ON
    Registration is closed

    BRANTFORD RAIL TRAIL

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADER

    Sarah Compton

    scompton54@bell.net

    CADENCE / PACE

    Level 2
    Hard packed dirt surface, steady climb to Jerseyville

    DISTANCE

    38km+/- Hamilton to Jerseyville - Brantford Rail Trail

    MEET TIME

    9:15

    PARKING

    Hamilton trailhead. Parking lot is on Ofield Rd. Take Main St W to Ewen Rd.


    START POINT

    Parking lot


    START TIME

    9:30

    COST

    Free

    REGISTRATION REQUIRED

    Yes.  It's important. Leaders appreciate early registration but last minute registrations are accepted.

    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

    1 week before the ride

    EXTRAS



    REMINDERS

    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 May 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • Smokey Hollow, Waterdown
    Registration is closed

    Happy Wanderers - Smokey Hollow, Waterdown

    Start: 9:00 AM End: 2:00 PM

    Location: Smokey Hollow, Waterdown Map 9, Ed 29, marker 72.4

    Distance: 15 km
    Pace: Medium, Brisk

    Terrain: Strenuous
    Hike Description: We will head west from Smokey Hollow to # 6 highway and return. There is a lot of climbing on this hike. Bring lunch, water, no dogs please. Hiking boots required. RSVP by email:
    wlr8362@gmail. com 

    Hike Leader: Wayne Riley.  Cancellations the morning of the hike: 289-456-3498 

    • 13 May 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • Kerncliff Park, Kerns Rd, Burlington
    Registration is closed

    Tyandaga Evening Walk - 1.5 to 2 hours

    Start: 7:00 PM End: 9:00 PM

    Location: Meet at the parking lot for Kerncliff Park below the escarpment by the old quarry on the east side of Kerns Road, Burlington

    Distance: 7 km

    Pace: Medium

    Terrain: Moderate

    Hike Description: We will hike various trails in Kerncliff Park including portions of the Bruce Trail. Come and enjoy the longer evening daylight! Optional Apres Hike Pub Stop. Hike cancelled if there is heavy rain.

    Hike Leader: Paul Lewis  905-331-8600  outdooractive@hotmail.com 


    • 15 May 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • Tiffany Falls
    Registration is closed

    Hikers R Us - Chedoke Radial Trail

    Start: 9:00 AM End: 1:30 PM

    Location: Tiffany Falls Map 8 Ed 29 

    Distance: 15 km

    Pace: Medium, Brisk

    Terrain: Moderate
    Hike Description: We will meet at the Tiffany Falls parking lot Map 8, marker 45.2. This is an "in and out" hike from the parking lot to the Chedoke stairs and back. Bring lunch and water, no dogs please. Hiking boots required. RSVP by email:
    wlr8362@gmail. com
    Hike Leader: Wayne Riley.  Cancellations the morning of the hike: 289-456-3498 


    • 16 May 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • Sixteen Mile Creek Valley, Oakville
    Registration is closed

    Bluebell Hike

    Start: 10:00 AM End: 1:00 PM

    Location: Sixteen Mile Creek Valley
    Distance: Approximately 9 km.

    Pace: Leisurely

    Terrain: Easy

    Hike Description: The Bluebells in the Sixteen Mile Creek Valley in Oakville are always a treat for the eyes. Depending upon the season they could be at their best. Other wildflowers may be blooming as well. Some long, gentle hills, but mostly flat. Meet in the parking lot at the south east corner of River Glen Blvd. and Neyagawa, next to the baseball fields. Bring a snack/ lunch and water. 

    Hike Leaders: Anne and Phill Armstrong - hikingrandma@gmail.com - 905 617 3937 


    • 18 May 2019
    • 9:15 AM
    • Brantford Civic Centre 79 Market St S, Brantford, ON N3S 2E4
    Registration is closed

    LE&N Rail Trail Brantford

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADER(s)

    Sarah Compton

    scompton54@bell.net

    CADENCE / PACE

    Level 2 Paved, hard packed gravel

    DISTANCE

    60km+/-

    MEET TIME

    9:15

    PARKING

    Parking area behind the Brantford & District Civic Centre 79 Market St. 

     

    START POINT

    Parking area

     

    START TIME

    9:30

    COST

    Free

    REGISTRATION REQUIRED

    Yes.  It's important. Leaders appreciate early registration but last minute registrations are accepted.

    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

    1 week before the ride

    EXTRAS

    Printable GPS Coordinates, Map and Parking


    REMINDERS

    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 May 2019
    • Newport Bridge to Caledonia
    Register

    Full day paddle about 5 hours paddling time 

    Trip Leader:  Dorothy Rideough    rideoughd@gmail.com

    Registration opens April 1, 2019

    This paddle is rated A-2

    Pace and Endurance for Kayaking:

    A: Not Strenuous - Daily paddling typically less than 3 hours, with distances of 5 kilometers or less.

    B: Moderately Strenuous - Daily paddling typically between 3 and 5 hours, with distances of 5 to 20 kilometers.

    C: Strenuous - Daily paddling typically more than 5 hours, with distances of 20 kilometers or more.

    Skill Requirements for Kayaking

    0 Beginner – No experience required

    1 Novice - Requires basic paddling skills, practiced wet exits. Expect protected waters, easy landings and shelter for resting.

    2 Intermediate - Requires basic paddling skills including ability to brace, self-rescue, and participate in assisted rescue. Be comfortable in 1 meter waves. Mostly protected waters, some difficult landings, and some sheltered spots for resting.

    3 Experienced - Requires advanced paddling, seamanship and rescue skills. Ability to handle waves greater than 1 meter. Expect exposed waters, open crossings, moderate to strong windsurf, fog and potentially difficult landings. Sheltered resting and landing spots could be few.


    Schedules and Fine Print

    • 19 May 2019
    • 9:15 AM
    • Ryerson Park, 570 Woodview Rd, Burlington, ON L8W 3X9
    Registration is closed

    WATERFRONT TRAIL

     Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADER

    Alan & Helen Wing

    alanwing645@gmail.com

    CADENCE / PACE

    Level 1
    Mostly paved

    DISTANCE

    35km+/- Ryerson Park to Confederation Park via Breezeway & Waterfront Trail

    MEET TIME

    9:15

    PARKING

    Ryerson Park
    570 Woodview Rd, Burlington


    START POINT

    Parking area


    START TIME

    9:30

    COST

    Free

    REGISTRATION REQUIRED

    Yes.  It's important. Leaders appreciate early registration but last minute registrations are accepted.

    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

    1 week before the ride

    EXTRAS

    Printable Map & GPS
    REMINDERS

    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 May 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • Scotsdale Farm, Georgetown
    Registration is closed

    Gentle Hike - Scotsdale Farm

    Start: 10:00 AM End: 12:15 PM

    Location: Scotsdale Farm

    Distance: Approximately 8 km.

    Pace: Leisurely

    Terrain: Moderate

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

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




    • 20 May 2019
    • Cootes Paradise
    Register

    Easy half day paddle on Cootes Paradise

    Trip Leader:  Donna Barber donna.barber@sympatico.ca

    Registration opens April 1, 2019

    This paddle is rated A-1

    Pace and Endurance for Kayaking:

    A: Not Strenuous - Daily paddling typically less than 3 hours, with distances of 5 kilometers or less.

    B: Moderately Strenuous - Daily paddling typically between 3 and 5 hours, with distances of 5 to 20 kilometers.

    C: Strenuous - Daily paddling typically more than 5 hours, with distances of 20 kilometers or more.

    Skill Requirements for Kayaking

    0 Beginner – No experience required

    1 Novice - Requires basic paddling skills, practiced wet exits. Expect protected waters, easy landings and shelter for resting.

    2 Intermediate - Requires basic paddling skills including ability to brace, self-rescue, and participate in assisted rescue. Be comfortable in 1 meter waves. Mostly protected waters, some difficult landings, and some sheltered spots for resting.

    3 Experienced - Requires advanced paddling, seamanship and rescue skills. Ability to handle waves greater than 1 meter. Expect exposed waters, open crossings, moderate to strong windsurf, fog and potentially difficult landings. Sheltered resting and landing spots could be few.


    Schedules and Fine Print

    • 21 May 2019
    • 9:30 AM
    • Buttonbush Parking, Russian Olive Close, Mississauga
    Registration is closed

    MISSISSAUGA NORTHWEST

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADER(s)

    Bob & Dorothy Ogilvie

    bdogilvie@gmail.com

    CADENCE / PACE

    Level 1
    Mostly paved, some riding on quiet suburban streets

    DISTANCE

    30km+/-
    Northwestern area of Mississauga

    MEET TIME

    9:30

    PARKING

    Buttonbush parking

    Russian Olive Close, Mississauga

     

    START POINT

    Parking lot

     

    START TIME

    9:45

    COST

    Free

    REGISTRATION REQUIRED

    Yes.  It's important. Leaders appreciate early registration but last minute registrations are accepted.

    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

    1 week before the ride

    EXTRAS

    printable map & GPS
    REMINDERS


    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.    

    • 24 May 2019
    • 27 Sep 2019
    • various locations
    Register

    kayak

    Leader:  Dorothy Rideough   rideoughd@gmail.com

    Every Friday night starting in mid/late May, we will have a social paddle of approx 2 hours, mainly on Lake Ontario followed by a pub stop. Launch spot will be announced by email a couple of day prior and will rotate among various locations between Port Credit and Hamilton. Rentals may be available for some paddles. At least one Friday night, possibly more, will be devoted to rescue practice.

    Register just once to get on the email list for all. 

    Attend just one or two or more. Leader will be in touch with details. 


     


    • 25 May 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • Niagara-on-the-Lake
    • 20
    Registration is closed

    LOS CAMINOS MISTERIOSOS (AKA: THE GREAT GORGE ADVENTURE) HIKE #4

    Date and Time: Sat. May 25, 9:00 a.m. prompt.

    Meeting Location: Butterfly Conservatory parking area on the Niagara Parkway. If you can't locate it, please e-mail me for written directions at least one day prior to the hike.

    Type of Hike, Pace, and Duration: A loop hike at 4 km +/- per hr. for 3 hrs.

    Terrain: Rough, but not one of my followers over the years has complained. The views were worth roughing it.

    Overview: The route follows the edge of the Niagara River from the Niagara Glen to the Great Whirlpool where we'll find two spectacular views, each worthy of a snack stop.

    Requirements: Hiker must pre-register online as participation is limited to 20 people. Wear hiking boots and clothing suitable for the weather. Bring water and a snack.

    Conclusion: At the end of the hike, we'll socialize at a nearby eatery.

    Leader: Richard Reble at reblerichard@gmail.com




    • 25 May 2019
    • 9:15 AM
    • Brantford Civic Centre 79 Market St S, Brantford, ON N3S 2E4
    Registration is closed

    TH&B Rail Trail Brantford

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADER(s)

    Paul Gautreau

    Gayle Laws

    paulgautreau@rogers.com

    gayle.laws@rogers.com

    CADENCE / PACE

    Level 2 Some road, hard packed gravel

    DISTANCE

    40km+/-

    MEET TIME

    9:15

    PARKING

    Parking area behind the Brantford & District Civic Centre 79 Market St. 

     

    START POINT

    Parking area

     

    START TIME

    9:30

    COST

    Free

    REGISTRATION REQUIRED

    Yes.  It's important. Leaders appreciate early registration but last minute registrations are accepted.

    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

    1 week before the ride

    EXTRAS

    Printable GPS Coordinates, Map and Parking


    REMINDERS

    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.    

    • 26 May 2019
    • Belwood Lake
    Register

    Easy day Paddle  at Belwood Lake

    Trip Leader:  Sandy Nay  snay1@bell.net

    Registration opens April 1, 2019

    This paddle is rated A-1

    Pace and Endurance for Kayaking:

    A: Not Strenuous - Daily paddling typically less than 3 hours, with distances of 5 kilometers or less.

    B: Moderately Strenuous - Daily paddling typically between 3 and 5 hours, with distances of 5 to 20 kilometers.

    C: Strenuous - Daily paddling typically more than 5 hours, with distances of 20 kilometers or more.

    Skill Requirements for Kayaking

    0 Beginner – No experience required

    1 Novice - Requires basic paddling skills, practiced wet exits. Expect protected waters, easy landings and shelter for resting.

    2 Intermediate - Requires basic paddling skills including ability to brace, self-rescue, and participate in assisted rescue. Be comfortable in 1 meter waves. Mostly protected waters, some difficult landings, and some sheltered spots for resting.

    3 Experienced - Requires advanced paddling, seamanship and rescue skills. Ability to handle waves greater than 1 meter. Expect exposed waters, open crossings, moderate to strong windsurf, fog and potentially difficult landings. Sheltered resting and landing spots could be few.


    Schedules and Fine Print

    • 26 May 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • SC Johnson Parking area, mid-way between Paris and Brantford on Powerline Road, west of Oak Park Road
    Registration is closed

    Brantford - S.C. Johnson & Grand Valley Trails

    HIKE LEADERS

    Frank Cooney & Hazel Rook

    fscooney@hotmail.com

    PACE

    3 to 4 km per hour
    Stops for snacks and views
    Easy walk with a moderate section on the Grand Valley Trail

    DISTANCE

    12 km linear

    No dropout point

    MEET TIME

    9:00

    PARKING

    SC Johnson Parking area, mid-way between Paris and Brantford on Powerline Road, west of Oak Park Road

    Parking Map

    START POINT

    Waterworks Park

    Car shuttle from SC Johnson parking area to Waterworks Park to start the hike

    START TIME

    9:00

    COST

    Free

    REGISTRATION REQUIRED

    Yes. Leaders appreciate early registration. However, last minute registrations are accepted.

    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

    Registration opens May 2

    HIKE DESCRIPTION

    This hike will be on a combination of stone dust and dirt with spectacular views of the Grand River and some historic sites along the way

    SC Johnson Trail

    Restaurant/pub stop afterwards

    REMINDERS

    Bring water, snacks, sunscreen and insect repellent

    Printable Info Sheet




    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.    
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    • 26 May 2019
    • 10:30 AM
    • Lowville
    Registration is closed

    Junior Hiker - River and Ruin

    Start: 10:30 AM End: 12:00 PM

    Location: Lowville

    Distance: 4 km. 

    Pace: Leisurely

    Terrain: Moderate

    Hike Description: Come discover the ruins of an old farmhouse along the River and Ruin walk. We will meet in the parking lot of Lowville, opposite the Lowville Bistro. We will make our way to the trail leading us to the ruins. Bring a snack/water, sunscreen and insect repellent. Also bring $5 for the Spring badge. Please register with the leader.

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




    • 28 May 2019
    • 9:45 AM
    • Spencer Smith Park, Burlington
    Registration is closed

    WATERFRONT TRAIL

     Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADER

    Liz Gibbon

    egibbon@cogeco.ca

    CADENCE / PACE

    Level 1
    Flat, mostly paved

    DISTANCE

    30km+/- Spencer Smith Park to DeWitt Parkette via Breezeway & Waterfront Trail

    MEET TIME

    9:45

    PARKING

    Spencer Smith Park or on Brock Ave, Lot #5


    START POINT

    Compass at Spencer Smith Park


    START TIME

    10:00

    COST

    Free

    REGISTRATION REQUIRED

    Yes.  It's important. Leaders appreciate early registration but last minute registrations are accepted.

    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

    1 week before the ride

    EXTRAS



    REMINDERS

    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 Jun 2019
    • 8:45 AM
    • Hillsburgh, ON
    Registration is closed

    ELORA CATARACT TRAILWAY

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADER

    Peter Ostrowski

    pinbram@gmail.com

    CADENCE / PACE

    Level 1 Packed gravel trail

    DISTANCE

    30km+/- Hillsburgh to Forks of Credit

    MEET TIME

    8:45

    PARKING

    Parking lot on Station Rd, just off Trafalgar Rd, Hillsburgh


    START POINT

    Parking lot


    START TIME

    9:00

    COST

    Free

    REGISTRATION REQUIRED

    Yes.  It's important. Leaders appreciate early registration but last minute registrations are accepted.

    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

    1 week before the ride

    EXTRAS

    Printable Map & GPS
    REMINDERS

    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 Jun 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • Ancaster
    • 20
    Registration is closed

    Sat June 1st.  #1 Ancaster Waterfalls

    Start: 10:00 AM

    Distance: 9 km

    Leader: Isabel Bravo  (905) 746 2217 

    Description: A varied loop that includes Tiffany, Sherman and Mill Falls. The first part of the hike is along smooth flat rail trail. The section along the Bruce Trail is rugged and the final part of the loop is urban through Ancaster.

    Meeting Location: Park on Queen St. in Ancaster. To get there, turn west onto Sulphur Springs Rd.from Wilson St. E. Queen St. is on your right. 





    • 02 Jun 2019
    • 8:45 AM
    • Copetown, ON
    Registration is closed

    HAMILTON TO BRANTFORD TRAIL

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADER(s)

    Paul Gautreau

    Gayle Laws

    paulgautreau@rogers.com

    gayle.laws@rogers.com

    CADENCE / PACE

    Level 2
    Flat, hard packed gravel

    DISTANCE

    40km +/- Copetown to Mohawk Park, Brantford

    MEET TIME

    8:45 am

    PARKING

    Parking lot adjacent to the trail on Hwy 52, near Power Line Rd

     

    START POINT

    Parking lot


    START TIME

    9:00 am

    COST

    Free

    REGISTRATION REQUIRED

    Yes.  It's important. Leaders appreciate early registration but last minute registrations are accepted.

    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

    1 week before the ride

    EXTRAS



    REMINDERS

    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 Jun 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • Hamilton
    • 20
    Registration is closed

    Sun June 2nd.     #10 Felkers and Albion Falls

    Start: 10:00 AM

    Distance: 10 km

    Leader: Phill Armstrong  (416) 895 3937 

    Description: You will see 4 waterfalls on this loop. Despite being within the City of Hamilton, you are almost entirely on forested trails. 

    Meeting Location: Park at the 4 Ice arena on Mountain Brow Blvd at the North West corner of the lot. This is different from Nicola’s book. There are washrooms in the Arena Complex and lots of spaces.





    • 08 Jun 2019
    • Toronto Islands
    Registration is closed

    Joint day paddle for members of The Halton Outdoor Club and Great Lakes Sea Kayaking Association 

    Trip Leaders:  Ralph Gardave  gardave@sympatico.ca and Heather McClintock adventurelife4212@gmail.com

    Registration opens May 1, 2019

    Explore the Toronto Islands before the heavy traffic season starts and get to know some other paddlers.  Dry suits or wet suits recommended. No rentals. 

    This paddle is rated B-2

    Pace and Endurance for Kayaking:

    A: Not Strenuous - Daily paddling typically less than 3 hours, with distances of 5 kilometers or less.

    B: Moderately Strenuous - Daily paddling typically between 3 and 5 hours, with distances of 5 to 20 kilometers.

    C: Strenuous - Daily paddling typically more than 5 hours, with distances of 20 kilometers or more.

    Skill Requirements for Kayaking

    0 Beginner – No experience required

    1 Novice - Requires basic paddling skills, practiced wet exits. Expect protected waters, easy landings and shelter for resting.

    2 Intermediate - Requires basic paddling skills including ability to brace, self-rescue, and participate in assisted rescue. Be comfortable in 1 meter waves. Mostly protected waters, some difficult landings, and some sheltered spots for resting.

    3 Experienced - Requires advanced paddling, seamanship and rescue skills. Ability to handle waves greater than 1 meter. Expect exposed waters, open crossings, moderate to strong windsurf, fog and potentially difficult landings. Sheltered resting and landing spots could be few.


    Schedules and Fine Print

    • 08 Jun 2019
    • 8:45 AM
    • Guelph, ON
    Registration is closed

    KISSING BRIDGE TRAILWAY

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADER

    Peter Ostrowski

    pinbram@gmail.com

    CADENCE / PACE

    Level 2 Flat, packed gravel trail, some road

    DISTANCE

    45km+/- Guelph

    MEET TIME

    8:45

    PARKING

    Parking lot on Silvercreek Pkwy N, Guelph (between Hwy 6/7 & Marden Rd)

    Kissing Bridge Trailway

    START POINT

    Parking lot


    START TIME

    9:00

    COST

    Free

    REGISTRATION REQUIRED

    Yes.  It's important. Leaders appreciate early registration but last minute registrations are accepted.

    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

    1 week before the ride

    EXTRAS



    REMINDERS

    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.    

    • 09 Jun 2019
    • 9:45 AM
    • Paris, ON
    Registration is closed

    PARIS TO CAMBRIDGE RAIL TRAIL

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADER

    Rob Pegoraro

    Lorraine Rohm

    rpegoraro@sympatico.ca

    lorraine3@cogeco.ca

    CADENCE / PACE

    Level 1
    Packed gravel trail

    DISTANCE

    38km+/- Paris to Cambridge

    MEET TIME

    9:45

    PARKING

    P58.2 (Paris) on 165 Willow St


    START POINT

    Parking area


    START TIME

    10:00

    COST

    Free

    REGISTRATION REQUIRED

    Yes.  It's important. Leaders appreciate early registration but last minute registrations are accepted.

    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

    1 week before the ride

    EXTRAS

    Printable Map & GPS
    REMINDERS

    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.    

    • 12 Jun 2019
    • 9:45 AM
    • Toronto, ON
    Registration is closed

    MARTIN GOODMAN TRAIL

     Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADER

    Gloria Seberras

    gloriaseberras@sympatico.ca

    CADENCE / PACE

    Level 1 Flat, mostly paved

    DISTANCE

    30km+/- Humber Bay Park to Beaches

    MEET TIME

    9:45

    PARKING

    Parking in Humber Bay Park East (bottom of Park Lawn Rd) - follow Humber Bay Park Rd E to the parking lot


    START POINT

    Parking lot


    START TIME

    10:00

    COST

    Free

    REGISTRATION REQUIRED

    Yes.  It's important. Leaders appreciate early registration but last minute registrations are accepted.

    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

    1 week before the ride

    EXTRAS



    REMINDERS

    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.    

    • 15 Jun 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Guelph Lake
    Register


    Registration Opens Friday April 19, 2019

    Lessons & Fun at Guelph Lake

    Beginner, refresher and advanced lessons offered on Saturday and Sunday this weekend.  Make it a day trip or an overnight trip. Camping is available on site.

    Check the 'Kayak Lessons Information Sheet' for detailed descriptions of the 6 Lesson Types. Some options are described below.

    Beginners Full-Day Options

    Register for Beginner Basic in the morning and Basic Safety/Rescue in the afternoon.  Option 1: Take both lessons on Saturday or both lessons on Sunday. Option 2: Take Beginner Basic on Saturday morning and Basic Safety/Rescue the next day on Sunday afternoon.  If you complete both sessions you can qualify for Paddle Canada Certification - Basic Kayak Skills Certificate.

    Beginners Half-Day Option

    Take Beginner Basic on either Saturday or Sunday morning. Beginner Basic alone is sufficient to be able to go on club trips, but we recommend doing both Beginner Basic and Basic Safety/Rescue Lessons.

    Refresher Full- or Half-Day Option

    Refresher classes take place only on Saturday. You can register for Refresher Basic in the morning and Refresher Basic Safety/Rescue in the afternoon on Saturday.  Or just take the Refresher Basic class in the morning. 

    Registration Opens Friday April 19, 2019

    Advanced Paddlers: 

    Read the 'Kayak Lessons Information Sheet' and register for one, two or even three half-day lessons over the two days.

    Advanced Skills: Sunday morning -- will cover improving the forward stroke, and some more advanced strokes, as well as braces, edging, blended strokes, and whatever other skills paddlers want to work on.

    Advanced Rescues: Sunday afternoon -- will focus on different ways to get back into your boat - scrambles, re-enter & roll, an intro to rolling or just simply improving your rescues to make them faster and more efficient.

    Paddle Canada Basic Certificate:  Register for both Basic Beginner Lesson and a Basic Safety/Rescue Lesson and indicate that you would like to earn the Certificate. No extra charge. 

    Trip Leader:   Dorothy Rideough       rideoughd@gmail.com

    All lessons are a half day in length. Morning lessons start at 9AM sharp. Afternoon lessons start at 1:30PM sharp. 

    Cost:

    Beginner: $95 for each half-day lesson. Includes boat and gear rental. Tax included.

    Advanced: $80 for each half-day lesson. Bring your own boat but it must have two watertight compartments. Tax included 

    Location: Guelph Lake Conservation Area is just north of Guelph; there is an entrance fee payable at the gate. We will be in the parking lot opposite the beach at the entrance to “The Island”.  Please note: there is a triathlon taking place there this weekend:  Allow lots of time to make your class.  Camping is available on site.

    Cancellation: There is no self-serve cancellation. Contact Dorothy before 8 pm on Sunday June 10 2018 to cancel without penalty. 

    Kayak Lessons Information Sheet

    • 15 Jun 2019
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Guelph Lake
    Register


    Registration Opens Friday April 19, 2019

    Lessons & Fun at Guelph Lake

    Beginner, refresher and advanced lessons offered on Saturday and Sunday this weekend.  Make it a day trip or an overnight trip. Camping is available on site.

    Check the 'Kayak Lessons Information Sheet' for detailed descriptions of the 6 Lesson Types. Some options are described below.

    Beginners Full-Day Options

    Register for Beginner Basic in the morning and Basic Safety/Rescue in the afternoon.  Option 1: Take both lessons on Saturday or both lessons on Sunday. Option 2: Take Beginner Basic on Saturday morning and Basic Safety/Rescue the next day on Sunday afternoon.  If you complete both sessions you can qualify for Paddle Canada Certification - Basic Kayak Skills Certificate.

    Beginners Half-Day Option

    Take Beginner Basic on either Saturday or Sunday morning. Beginner Basic alone is sufficient to be able to go on club trips, but we recommend doing both Beginner Basic and Basic Safety/Rescue Lessons.

    Refresher Full- or Half-Day Option

    Refresher classes take place only on Saturday. You can register for Refresher Basic in the morning and Refresher Basic Safety/Rescue in the afternoon on Saturday.  Or just take the Refresher Basic class in the morning. 

    Registration Opens Friday April 19, 2019

    Advanced Paddlers: 

    Read the 'Kayak Lessons Information Sheet' and register for one, two or even three half-day lessons over the two days.

    Advanced Skills: Sunday morning -- will cover improving the forward stroke, and some more advanced strokes, as well as braces, edging, blended strokes, and whatever other skills paddlers want to work on.

    Advanced Rescues: Sunday afternoon -- will focus on different ways to get back into your boat - scrambles, re-enter & roll, an intro to rolling or just simply improving your rescues to make them faster and more efficient.

    Paddle Canada Basic Certificate:  Register for both Basic Beginner Lesson and a Basic Safety/Rescue Lesson and indicate that you would like to earn the Certificate. No extra charge. 

    Trip Leader:   Dorothy Rideough       rideoughd@gmail.com

    All lessons are a half day in length. Morning lessons start at 9AM sharp. Afternoon lessons start at 1:30PM sharp. 

    Cost:

    Beginner: $95 for each half-day lesson. Includes boat and gear rental. Tax included.

    Advanced: $80 for each half-day lesson. Bring your own boat but it must have two watertight compartments. Tax included 

    Location: Guelph Lake Conservation Area is just north of Guelph; there is an entrance fee payable at the gate. We will be in the parking lot opposite the beach at the entrance to “The Island”.  Please note: there is a triathlon taking place there this weekend:  Allow lots of time to make your class.  Camping is available on site.

    Cancellation: There is no self-serve cancellation. Contact Dorothy before 8 pm on Sunday June 10 2018 to cancel without penalty. 

    Kayak Lessons Information Sheet

    • 16 Jun 2019
    • 8:45 AM
    • Mississauga, ON
    Registration is closed

    Caledon Rail Trail

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADER(s)

    Bob & Dorothy Ogilvie

    bdogilvie@gmail.com

    CADENCE / PACE

    Level 1 Packed gravel trail

    DISTANCE

    35km+/- Brickworks to Caledon East

    MEET TIME

    8:45

    PARKING

    Parking lot at the Brickworks on Mississauga Rd N

     

    START POINT

    Parking lot

     

    START TIME

    9:00

    COST

    Free

    REGISTRATION REQUIRED

    Yes.  It's important. Leaders appreciate early registration but last minute registrations are accepted.

    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

    1 week before the ride

    EXTRAS



    REMINDERS

    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 Jun 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Guelph Lake
    Register


    Registration Opens Friday April 19, 2019

    Lessons & Fun at Guelph Lake

    Beginner, refresher and advanced lessons offered on Saturday and Sunday this weekend.  Make it a day trip or an overnight trip. Camping is available on site.

    Check the 'Kayak Lessons Information Sheet' for detailed descriptions of the 6 Lesson Types. Some options are described below.

    Beginners Full-Day Options

    Register for Beginner Basic in the morning and Basic Safety/Rescue in the afternoon.  Option 1: Take both lessons on Saturday or both lessons on Sunday. Option 2: Take Beginner Basic on Saturday morning and Basic Safety/Rescue the next day on Sunday afternoon.  If you complete both sessions you can qualify for Paddle Canada Certification - Basic Kayak Skills Certificate.

    Beginners Half-Day Option

    Take Beginner Basic on either Saturday or Sunday morning. Beginner Basic alone is sufficient to be able to go on club trips, but we recommend doing both Beginner Basic and Basic Safety/Rescue Lessons.

    Refresher Full- or Half-Day Option

    Refresher classes take place only on Saturday. You can register for Refresher Basic in the morning and Refresher Basic Safety/Rescue in the afternoon on Saturday.  Or just take the Refresher Basic class in the morning. 

    Registration Opens Friday April 19, 2019

    Advanced Paddlers: 

    Read the 'Kayak Lessons Information Sheet' and register for one, two or even three half-day lessons over the two days.

    Advanced Skills: Sunday morning -- will cover improving the forward stroke, and some more advanced strokes, as well as braces, edging, blended strokes, and whatever other skills paddlers want to work on.

    Advanced Rescues: Sunday afternoon -- will focus on different ways to get back into your boat - scrambles, re-enter & roll, an intro to rolling or just simply improving your rescues to make them faster and more efficient.

    Paddle Canada Basic Certificate:  Register for both Basic Beginner Lesson and a Basic Safety/Rescue Lesson and indicate that you would like to earn the Certificate. No extra charge. 

    Trip Leader:   Dorothy Rideough       rideoughd@gmail.com

    All lessons are a half day in length. Morning lessons start at 9AM sharp. Afternoon lessons start at 1:30PM sharp. 

    Cost:

    Beginner: $95 for each half-day lesson. Includes boat and gear rental. Tax included.

    Advanced: $80 for each half-day lesson. Bring your own boat but it must have two watertight compartments. Tax included 

    Location: Guelph Lake Conservation Area is just north of Guelph; there is an entrance fee payable at the gate. We will be in the parking lot opposite the beach at the entrance to “The Island”.  Please note: there is a triathlon taking place there this weekend:  Allow lots of time to make your class.  Camping is available on site.

    Cancellation: There is no self-serve cancellation. Contact Dorothy before 8 pm on Sunday June 10 2018 to cancel without penalty. 

    Kayak Lessons Information Sheet

    • 16 Jun 2019
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Guelph Lake
    Register


    Registration Opens Friday April 19, 2019

    Lessons & Fun at Guelph Lake

    Beginner, refresher and advanced lessons offered on Saturday and Sunday this weekend.  Make it a day trip or an overnight trip. Camping is available on site.

    Check the 'Kayak Lessons Information Sheet' for detailed descriptions of the 6 Lesson Types. Some options are described below.

    Beginners Full-Day Options

    Register for Beginner Basic in the morning and Basic Safety/Rescue in the afternoon.  Option 1: Take both lessons on Saturday or both lessons on Sunday. Option 2: Take Beginner Basic on Saturday morning and Basic Safety/Rescue the next day on Sunday afternoon.  If you complete both sessions you can qualify for Paddle Canada Certification - Basic Kayak Skills Certificate.

    Beginners Half-Day Option

    Take Beginner Basic on either Saturday or Sunday morning. Beginner Basic alone is sufficient to be able to go on club trips, but we recommend doing both Beginner Basic and Basic Safety/Rescue Lessons.

    Refresher Full- or Half-Day Option

    Refresher classes take place only on Saturday. You can register for Refresher Basic in the morning and Refresher Basic Safety/Rescue in the afternoon on Saturday.  Or just take the Refresher Basic class in the morning. 

    Registration Opens Friday April 19, 2019

    Advanced Paddlers: 

    Read the 'Kayak Lessons Information Sheet' and register for one, two or even three half-day lessons over the two days.

    Advanced Skills: Sunday morning -- will cover improving the forward stroke, and some more advanced strokes, as well as braces, edging, blended strokes, and whatever other skills paddlers want to work on.

    Advanced Rescues: Sunday afternoon -- will focus on different ways to get back into your boat - scrambles, re-enter & roll, an intro to rolling or just simply improving your rescues to make them faster and more efficient.

    Paddle Canada Basic Certificate:  Register for both Basic Beginner Lesson and a Basic Safety/Rescue Lesson and indicate that you would like to earn the Certificate. No extra charge. 

    Trip Leader:   Dorothy Rideough       rideoughd@gmail.com

    All lessons are a half day in length. Morning lessons start at 9AM sharp. Afternoon lessons start at 1:30PM sharp. 

    Cost:

    Beginner: $95 for each half-day lesson. Includes boat and gear rental. Tax included.

    Advanced: $80 for each half-day lesson. Bring your own boat but it must have two watertight compartments. Tax included 

    Location: Guelph Lake Conservation Area is just north of Guelph; there is an entrance fee payable at the gate. We will be in the parking lot opposite the beach at the entrance to “The Island”.  Please note: there is a triathlon taking place there this weekend:  Allow lots of time to make your class.  Camping is available on site.

    Cancellation: There is no self-serve cancellation. Contact Dorothy before 8 pm on Sunday June 10 2018 to cancel without penalty. 

    Kayak Lessons Information Sheet

    • 18 Jun 2019
    • 24 Jun 2019
    • Point Pelee and Pelee Island
    • 4
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    Holiday Break - 6 nights

    A week of car camping with 3 nights in Point Pelee and 3 nights on Pelee Island

    Trip Leaders:  Paul & Peggy Humber   ph48chief@gmail.com


    Skill Level:  B-2

      Registration opens April 1 2019

      Pace and Endurance for Kayaking:

      A: Not Strenuous - Daily paddling typically less than 3 hours, with distances of 5 kilometers or less.

      B: Moderately Strenuous - Daily paddling typically between 3 and 5 hours, with distances of 5 to 20 kilometers.

      C: Strenuous - Daily paddling typically more than 5 hours, with distances of 20 kilometers or more.

      Skill Requirements for Kayaking

      0 Beginner – No experience required

      1 Novice - Requires basic paddling skills, practiced wet exits. Expect protected waters, easy landings and shelter for resting.

      2 Intermediate - Requires basic paddling skills including ability to brace, self-rescue, and participate in assisted rescue. Be comfortable in 1 meter waves. Mostly protected waters, some difficult landings, and some sheltered spots for resting.

      3 Experienced - Requires advanced paddling, seamanship and rescue skills. Ability to handle waves greater than 1 meter. Expect exposed waters, open crossings, moderate to strong windsurf, fog and potentially difficult landings. Sheltered resting and landing spots could be few.


      • 21 Jun 2019
      • 24 Jun 2019
      • Silent Lake
      • 8
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