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)
18050 Rondeau Park Road, Morpeth, ON N0P 1X0
Body of Water
Maximum number of paddlers including leader
Boat Rental Available
Night, Fog or Heavy Rain
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)
Grade A - Frequent easy landing opportunities including gently sloping; sand; gravel or grass
Grade A - No open crossings
Grade B - 10 to 18 kms (6 to 11 miles)
Grade A - None or mild Less than 1 knot (2 km/hour)
Trip Grade Assessment
After Paddle Leisure Time
Go to Restaurant After Paddle
To be determined
$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
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.
Rob Pegoraro & Lorraine Rohm
Humber Valley Trail
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.
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.
Leader will be checking the website list to see who to expect.
2 weeks before the ride
Loraine & Stephen Walter
Hillsburgh to Belwood Lake
Meet at 8:45 for a 9:00 start at the parking lot on Station Rd., just off Trafalgar Rd., Hillsburgh ON.
Mondays, Aug. 2, 16, 23, and 30 and Sept. 6, 13, and 20
EMAIL AND CELL NUMBER
365-888-2962 on the morning of the hike
Dundas Valley Conservation Area
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.
9 km approx.
Leisurely / Moderate / Fast
Moderate - 4 km per hour approximately
DURATION APPROX (hrs)
Approximately 2 - 2.5 hrs. of walking time
Easy / Moderate / Challenging
TYPE OF HIKE:
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.
Yes. A Must. At least 24 hrs. before the event.
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.
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.
Brickworks to Caledon East
Meet at the parking lot at the Brickworks on Mississauga Rd N at 9:45am for a 10:00 start.
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
Fort Erie to Niagara Falls
Meet at the parking area on Lakeshore opposite Jarvis St in Ft Erie at 9:15 for a 9:30 start.
Paddling Goderich to Point Farms (Lake Huron shoreline) Aug 7 2021
Name of Trip Volunteer
Email of Trip Volunteer
350 Cover Rd, Goderich
Boat Launch Location
Cove Park Beach
On the water time, ready to paddle
Sand and pebbles
Bathroom Facilities at Launch Site
Bathroom facilities on location
Grade B - Waves up to 2 feet; no breaking waves (Waves up to armpit; light to moderate chop; scattered whitecaps)
Grade B - Mild currents Up to 2 knots (4 km/hour) current increases / decreases group speed by half
Book your own accommodations
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.
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
Registration opens Mar 5 2021
Fort Erie to Port Colborne
Meet at parking lot off Lakeshore Rd. by Beatrice St at 8:45 for a 9:00 start.
Paddling Port Albert (Goderich) to Ashfield (Lake Huron shoreline) Aug 8 2021
Huron Rd, Port Albert - mouth of river beach
Beach at northside of mouth of river
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.
Paddling The Britt (Byng Inlet)
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.
Paddling Friday Night - Port Credit Aug 13 2021
Registration opens 2 weeks before the paddle
15 Front St S, Mississauga, ON L5H 2C4
Credit River, Lake Ontario
Boat launch by the Port Credit Light House.
Grade A - Light Less than 7 knots (13 kms/hour)
Grade B - Frequent landing opportunities including docks or moderate sloping banks; brush or overhanging trees
Grade A - Up to 10 kms (Up to 6 miles)
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.
Uno Camino Misterioso Hike: The Speyside Caper
Saturday, August 14th
email and cell number
-my cell phone (365-888-2962) will be on the morning of the hike. Please don’t text.
North Speyside Resource Management Area
Beat the heat. 7:45 a.m. for an 8:00 a.m. start. We also beat the mobs from the GTA.
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.
9 - 10 km approx.
PACE Moderate -moderately brisk
4 km + or - per hour approximately
2 - 2.5 hrs.
Rock-studded. The trailway can be tricky.
TYPE OF HIKE:
Woods and maze-like trails. The route, however, is a secret. If I described it to you, there would be no misterioso would there.
• If your plans change, please self-cancel as soon as possible so that other HOC members may take your spot.
Opens on-line 2 weeks prior to the hike and is limited to 15 hikers
• Wear supportive hiking boots or hiking shoes with good tread. Hiking poles are optional.
• Bring snack and plenty of water
• Sun protection as needed
This is a post-hike option. The venue is TBA, but it will be in Milton.
Brantford to Paris
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.
Paddling Scarborough Bluffs Aug 14 2021
Grade C - Bad footing; rocky shores or surf up to 1.5'
Grade C - 1.6 to 3.2 kms (1 to 2 miles)
Grade C - 18 to 24 kms (11 to 15 miles)
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.
Hamilton to Jerseyville
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.
Waterford to Port Dover
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.
Falls around Twenty Valley
Thursday August 19, 2021
firstname.lastname@example.org Cell: 905.746.2217
8:15 for 8:30 start
Parking on Fifth Ave and Victoria Ave. Some parking along the fence of the water treatment plant.
Approx. 10 kms
Moderate, 3 - 4 kms per hour
Approximately 3.5 hours including stops as required.
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.
Generally there and back with few loops in the Ball’s Falls Conservation Area.
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.
Yes. A Must. Leaders appreciate early registration and at least 24 hours before the event.
Between 1-2 weeks before the hike
The club’s Covid-19 Safety Guidelines will be observed.
Paddling Minks n McCoys Aug 19-22 2021
Pauline Kiczula, Virginia Martin
Leader will provide
11:00 AM - Sharp ( will not wait)
11:45 AM -12:00 PM (will not wait)
Grade C - Waves to 3 feet; breaking waves to 2' (Waves to paddle tops; numerous whitecaps; waves becoming longer)
Grade D - 3.2 to 6.4 kms (2 to 4 miles)
$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.
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.
Sandy Nay & Anne Herbert Grouchy
Ride to Fenelon Falls to Cameron Lake
Meet at 9.00 for a 9:15 start at Ken Reid Conservation Area, 277 Kenrei Rd. (north of Lindsay).
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.
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.
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.
Omemee to Peterborough
Meet at 9.00 for a 9:15 start at Emily Provincial Park, 797 Emily Park Rd, Omemee.
Trip Information Sheet
Paddling Friday Night - Port Credit Aug 27 2021
Mt Pleasant to Simcoe
Meet at the tennis courts on Burtch Rd., Mt Pleasant at 8:45 for a 9:00 start.
Paddling Point Clark Lighthouse to Kincardine Harbour (Lake Huron shoreline) Aug 28 2021
530 Lighthouse Rd, Point Clark
Beach near Lighthouse
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.
Paddling Ashfield to Point Clark Lighthouse Aug 29 2021
Pineneedle Row, Ashfield
Mt Pleasant to Waterford
Meet at the tennis courts on Burtch Rd., Mt Pleasant at 9:45 for a 10:00 start.
Paddling Toronto Island Sep 11 2021
Heather McClintock, Ralph Gardave
Cherry Beach Toronto
Grade B - Less than 1.6 kms (Less than 1 mile)
Restaurant and Restaurant Location
Keeting Channel Grill, 2 Villiers St
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.
Packed gravel, steady climb.
Hamilton to Copetown & return
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.