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    • 01 Jan 2020
    • (EST)
    • 30 Dec 2020
    • (EST)
    • 53 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


    • 03 Jan 2020
    • (EST)
    • 25 Dec 2020
    • (EST)
    • 52 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




    • 06 Jan 2020
    • (EST)
    • 28 Dec 2020
    • (EST)
    • 52 sessions
    • Chedoke Golf Club, Hamilton

    Location: Parking lot of the Chedoke Golf Club in Hamilton

    Time: March - November 9:30 am, December - February 10:00 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

    • 28 Jun 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 03 Jul 2020
    • (EDT)
    • Finger Lakes, New York
    • 49

    Finger Lakes: Hike, Bike and Kayak!

    June 28 to July 3rd, 2020


    Due to popular demand, the Finger Lakes trip is coming back for 2020!  The Halton Outdoor Club has visited the Finger Lakes for many years enjoying the beautiful lakes, villages, restaurants and vineyards.  


    This trip will offer hiking, cycling and kayaking.  While not all disciplines will be offered each day, you will have a good variety to choose from.  There will be a briefing at breakfast each morning regarding the details of the trips available for each day. An itinerary will be provided in advance, however, changes may occur due to weather and other unforeseeable events to ensure you have a  wonderful and safe trip.


    Cost: $380 per person


    Registration Opens: March 1 2020


    Trip Information

    • 02 Jul 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 06 Jul 2020
    • (EDT)
    • Parry Sound & Georgian Bay
    • 10

    Exclusive to HOC

    Paddle Canada Level ONE Certification


    Open to all Halton Outdoor Members who would like to be certified for Paddle Canada Level One. This is an exclusive offer to HOC group rate based.


    Course is instructed by Ontario Sea Kayak Centre 


    Date: July 2- July 6, 2020

    Location: Parry Sound & Georgian Bay

    Cost: $565.00

    Registration opens Mar 6 2020

    Information Sheet


    • 03 Jul 2020
    • 6:30 PM (EDT)
    • Oakville
    • 3
    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 corner of Old Upper Middle Rd/McCraney St. Park on the street if the parking lot is closed.

    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.    

    • 04 Jul 2020
    • 7:45 AM (EDT)
    • Burlington
    • 4

    Camino Magnifico: Bruce Trail End-to-End, Hike # 10 (A)

    Sat., July 4, 2020

    Covid Measures: Hike # 10 (A) is restricted to the first half of the e-2-e group, 10 people. If there is no room in 10 (A), there may be in 10 (B). Both hikes are the same. 

    What and Where:  This series of hikes from Queenston Heights to Tobermory started in 2019 and it continues now from where we finished off last year. We are currently hiking the Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club's section of the Bruce Trail. 

    Who:  Participation in this hike is limited to HOC members who joined the E-2-E in 2019.

    Time:  Beat the heat. We'll start at 8:00 a.m. but check in 7:45 a.m.    

    Meeting Place and Turnaround Place:  Another Covid measure is that you arrive with only one person in your car, the driver. Park on the wide shoulders of Snake Rd, both sides, where the Bruce Trail crosses. See Km 69.0 of Map # 9 of the 29th edition of the Bruce Trail Maps.  The route of the hike is from Snake Rd. to Hwy. 5 and hike back.

    Type of Hike, Length, Pace, and Duration:  A 4+ hr. there-and-back hike, 18 km at 3.5-4.5 kmph

    Terrain:  Demanding. Varies between a steep up and down in one place, flat with rocks and tree roots in another, and moderate ups and downs in another. 

    Overview:  This hike will be the last one in which the Bruce Trail stays close to Lake Ontario, offering us some expansive views of Burlington and the water.

    Requirements:  Registrants must be HOC members and must have been steadily hiking with the group since 2019.  Also, hikers must register no later than midnight on the Thursday preceding the hike. If registration is full (10 people) for Group A, register for Group B on Sun., July5. It's the same hike with a different set of 10 people. Wear hiking boots and clothing suitable for the weather of the day. Bring snacks, lunch, and plenty of water, and I do mean plenty. You might also bring a face mask and hand sanitizer in case of close encounters of the yucky kind. 

    Leader: Richard Reble at reblerichard@gmail.com or 905-945-0536 anytime before 9:00 p.m. 


    • 04 Jul 2020
    • 8:45 AM (EDT)
    • Guelph
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    KISSING BRIDGE TRAIL

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADER

    Heather Wilson

    RIDE LEADER

    CONTACT

    heatherwlsn249@gmail.com

    289-259-5099

    CADENCE/PACE

    Level 2

    DESCRIPTION Flat, packed gravel trail, some road.

    DISTANCE

    45km +/-

    Kissing Bridge Trail

    MEETING PLACE

    & TIME

    Meet at parking lot on Silvercreek Pkwy N, Guelph 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.    

    • 04 Jul 2020
    • 9:15 AM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • 936, 628 Feeder Canal Rd, Lowbanks, ON N0A 1K0
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Paddling Port Maitland Jul 4 2020

    Registration opens June 20 2020

    Trip Leaders Paul and Peggy Humber
    Trip Leader Contact Email ph48chief@gmail.com
    Address 936, 628 Feeder Canal Rd, Lowbanks, ON N0A 1K0
    Google Map Plus Code VC6G+F9 Lowbanks, Ontario
    Body of Water Grand River & Lake Erie
    Boat Launch Location copy google plus code above and paste to google maps
    Arrival Time 9:15 AM
    On the water time, ready to paddle, no additional paddlers after this time
    10:00 AM
    Maximum number of paddlers including leaders 8
    Boat Rental Available No
    Boat Rental Details N/A
    Launch Conditions Boat Ramp
    Endurence/Pace Moderately Strenuous (B) - Daily paddling typically between 3 and 5 hours with distances of 5 to 20 kilometers
    Skill Level Novice (1) - Requires basic paddling skills - practiced wet exits. Expect protected waters + easy landings and shelter for resting
    Bathroom Facilities at Launch Site None
    Go to Restaurant After Paddle No
    Restaurant and Restaurant Location N/A
    Additional Details All Covid precautions will be taken. Drysuits and wetsuits should be considered as Lake Erie water temps may still be cool. Depending on wind conditions we may paddle out on Lake Erie and along the shoreline. Waves of up to 1/2 meter may be possible. If the lake is too rough then we will be paddling up the Grand River.
    • 04 Jul 2020
    • 9:15 AM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • 5050 Harrison Rd, Binbrook, ON L0R 1C0
    • 12

    Special Event Recreational Kayak Day Jul 4 2020

    Registration opens June 4 2020

    What is this day about, besides having fun?  Read all about it

    Trip Leader Paul Humber
    Trip Leader Contact Email ph48chief@gmail.com
    Address 5050 Harrison Rd, Binbrook, ON L0R 1C0
    Google Map Plus Code 35WC+MF Binbrook, Hamilton, ON
    Body of Water Lake Niapenco, Binbrook Conservation Area
    Boat Launch Location 5050 Harrison Rd, Binbrook, ON L0R 1C0
    Arrival Time 9:15 AM
    On the water time, ready to paddle, no additional paddlers after this time
    10:00 AM
    Maximum number of paddlers including leader 12
    Boat Rental Available No
    Boat Rental Details N/A
    Launch Conditions Dock
    Endurence/Pace Not Strenuous (A) - Daily paddling typically less than 3 hours with distances of 5 kilometers or less
    Skill Level Beginner (0) - No experience required
    Bathroom Facilities at Launch Site Bathroom facilities on location
    Go to Restaurant After Paddle No
    Restaurant and Restaurant Location
    Additional Details Bring a friend who owns a kayak and come paddle with Halton Outdoor Club
    • 05 Jul 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 11 Jul 2020
    • (EDT)
    • Bay of Exploits (Lewisporte), Newfoundland
    • 8


    Registration opens Oct 14 2019

    Please read the Trip Information Sheet before registering for the trip.

    Trip Information Sheet

    • 05 Jul 2020
    • 7:45 AM (EDT)
    • Burlington
    • 4

    Camino Magnifico: Bruce Trail End-to-End, Hike # 10 (B)

    Sun., July 5, 2020

    Covid Measures: This hike is for the end-to-end group members who didn't hike 10 (A) yesterday. It is exactly the same hike.

    What and Where:  This series of hikes from Queenston Heights to Tobermory started in 2019 and it continues now from where we finished off last year. We are currently hiking the Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club's section of the Bruce Trail. 

    Who:  Participation in this hike is limited to HOC members who joined the E-2-E in 2019.

    Time:  Beat the heat. We'll start at 8:00 a.m. but check in 7:45 a.m.    

    Meeting Place and Turnaround Place:  Another Covid measure is that you arrive with only one person in your car, the driver. Park on the wide shoulders of Snake Rd, both sides, where the Bruce Trail crosses. See Km 69.0 of Map # 9 of the 29th edition of the Bruce Trail Maps.  The route of the hike is from Snake Rd. to Hwy. 5 and hike back.

    Type of Hike, Length, Pace, and Duration:  A 4+ hr. there-and-back hike, 18 km at 3.5-4.5 kmph

    Terrain:  Demanding. Varies between a steep up and down in one place, flat with rocks and tree roots in another, and moderate ups and downs in another. 

    Overview:  This hike will be the last one in which the Bruce Trail stays close to Lake Ontario, offering us some expansive views of Burlington and the water.

    Requirements:  Registrants must be HOC members and must have been steadily hiking with the group since 2019.  Also, hikers must register no later than midnight on the Thursday preceding the hike. If registration is full (10 people) for Group A, register for Group B on Sun., July5. It's the same hike with a different set of 10 people. Wear hiking boots and clothing suitable for the weather of the day. Bring snacks, lunch, and plenty of water, and I do mean plenty. You might also bring a face mask and hand sanitizer in case of close encounters of the yucky kind. 

    Leader: Richard Reble at reblerichard@gmail.com or 905-945-0536 anytime before 9:00 p.m. 


    • 05 Jul 2020
    • 9:30 AM (EDT)
    • Halton Agreement Forest
    • 9
    Register

    Sunday, July 5

    Time: 9:30 am.

    Location: Halton Agreement Forest

    Distance: Approx. 9 – 10 km.

    Directions: North on Guelph Line, east on 10th Sideroad, left on Nassagawa Fourth Line and north to parking lot on your right. 

    Hike Description: Meet in the parking lot (roadside parking available) for a walk in this incredibly beautiful forest. Terrain is mostly flat, but parts of the trail will be rocky. Bring water, a snack, sunscreen, insect repellent, hand sanitizer and a mask. 

    Please note that you must register. (9 participants only)

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

    • 06 Jul 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 10 Jul 2020
    • (EDT)
    • North Channel (Whales Back)
    • 6

    Exclusive to HOC

    Paddle Canada Level TWO Certification


    Open to all Halton Outdoor Members who would like to be certified for Paddle Canada Level Two. This is an exclusive offer to HOC group rate based.


    Course is instructed by Horizons Adventures 


    Date: July 6- July 10, 2020

    Location: North Channel (Whales Back)

    Cost: $762.75

    Registration opens Mar 6 2020

    Information Sheet


    • 08 Jul 2020
    • 9:45 AM (EDT)
    • Port Colborne
    • 4
    Register

    WELLAND CANAL SOUTH

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADERS

    Alan & Helen Wing

    RIDE LEADERS

    CONTACT

    alanwing645@gmail.com

    905-320-2859

    helenwing645@gmail.com

    905-220-0723  

    CADENCE/PACE

    Level 2

    DESCRIPTION Paved trail, some steep hills.

    DISTANCE

    40km +/-

    Port Colborne to Port Robinson

    MEETING PLACE

    & TIME

    Meet at HH Knoll Lakeview Park in Port Colborne 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.    

    • 10 Jul 2020
    • 6:30 PM (EDT)
    • Oakville
    • 5
    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 corner of Old Upper Middle Rd/McCraney St. Park on the street if the parking lot is closed.

    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.    

    • 11 Jul 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 13 Jul 2020
    • (EDT)
    • Massasauga Provincial Park
    • 4

    Massasauga Provincial Park

    Novice Wilderness Camping Paddle

    July 11-13, 2020


    Registration opens March 6 2020

    Location

    Massasauga Provincial Park - access from Pete's Place

    Leader(s) & Contact Info

    Jim McConachie  mcconachie.jim@gmail.com 

    Jen McNicol

    Type
    Wilderness
    Car Camping
    Extended

    Wilderness Camping: First time wilderness campers only
    * Trip Leaders have the right to refuse anyone who they think does not have the proper skill level or equipment required for their trip.
    *We ask that you have the proper kayak, safety equipment, training, skill level required for the various trips and courses. No rentals , must bring own kayak

    Start Date

    July 11, 2020

    End Date 

    July 13, 2020

    Launch Site

    Pete's Place near MacTier, ON

    Skill Level

    Level 1 or equivalent experience. Endurance and pace will be important. Comfortable in waves of 1/2 metre, with 15 to 20 km per day paddle. Wind and weather notable.

    # of Spots including leader(s) 

    6 spots + 2 leaders (8 total)  

    Costs

    Total Cost : $100.00
    Camping fees $50.00 and Food cost $50.00

    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. 

    Details

    An introduction to wilderness camping with emphasis on cooking great meals in the backcountry. Food and cooking will be coordinated by trip leaders but all will be welcome to assist in meal prep.

    What to bring: kayak, pdf, paddle, paddle float, pump,
    sleeping bag, tent, sleeping mat, and more.  

    Contact Leaders or paddling@haltonoutdoorclub.ca with questions.

    • 11 Jul 2020
    • 8:45 AM (EDT)
    • Paris
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    PARIS TO CAMBRIDGE RAIL TRAIL

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADER

    Gloria Seberras

    RIDE LEADER

    CONTACT

    gloriaseberras@sympatico.ca

    416-814-9844  

    CADENCE/PACE

    Level 1

    DESCRIPTION Packed gravel trail.

    DISTANCE

    40km +/-

    Paris to Cambridge

    MEETING PLACE

    & TIME

    Meet at P 58.2 (Paris) on Willow St. at 8:45 a.m. for a 9:00 a.m. departure. 

    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 Jul 2020
    • 9:45 AM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • Pine St, Waubaushene, ON
    • 3
    Register

    Paddling Waubaushene Jul 11 2020

    Registration opens Jun 26 2020 

    Trip Leader Dorothy Rideough
    Trip Leader Contact Email rideoughd@gmail.com
    Address Beach launch at bottom on Pine St in the village of Waubaushene. Limited parking.
    Google Map Plus Code
    Body of Water

    Georgian Bay

    Boat Launch Location Beach at bottom of Pine Street.
    Arrival Time 9:45 AM
    On the water time, ready to paddle, no additional paddlers after this time
    10:30 AM
    Maximum number of paddlers including leader 6
    Boat Rental Available No
    Boat Rental Details N/A
    Launch Conditions Beach
    Endurence/Pace Moderately Strenuous (B) - Daily paddling typically between 3 and 5 hours with distances of 5 to 20 kilometers
    Skill Level Intermediate (2) - Requires basic paddling skills including ability to brace and self-rescue and participate in assisted rescue. Be comfortable in up to 1 meter waves. Mostly protected waters and some difficult landings and some sheltered spots for resting.
    Bathroom Facilities at Launch Site None
    Go to Restaurant After Paddle No
    Restaurant and Restaurant Location N/A
    Additional Details If weather permits, we'll paddle out to the islands and possibly over to Port Severn or along the shoreline north of Port Severn. Dress for water temperature, bring lunch, snacks, water, change of clothes.
    • 12 Jul 2020
    • 7:45 AM (EDT)
    • Cave Springs Conservation Area
    • 5
    Register

    Camino Misterioso: The Cave Springs Caper

    Covid measures: Group size limited to 10 and only one person per car, the driver

    Date:  Sun., Jul. 12, 2020

    Time:  Start walking at 8:00 a.m., but try to arrive by 7:45 a.m. to get meet-and-greet and “paper work” out of the way.  

    Location:  Cave Springs Conservation Area near Beamsville. 

    Mandatory Registration:  Maximum number of hikers including the leader is 10. Registration closes at midnight on the Thursday preceding the hike.

    Meeting Place:  Shoulder of Quarry Rd. (near Beamsville) at the top of the escarpment. For those with the 29th edition of the Bruce Trail maps, look for Km 65.0 on Map # 4. 

    Type of Hike, Length, Duration, and Pace:  A 9 km loop hike, roughly 2-2.5 hrs long and conducted at a pace of about 4 kmph and 6 feet apart (this latter condition being a Covid measure). 

    Description of Route:  This hike covers the maze of trails which comprise the Cave Springs Conservation Area. It is surprising how far you can go in this complex trail system yet remain within a small area. The views from the escarpment edge are stunning.

    Terrain:  Although mostly flat, tree roots and rocks can make for uncertain footing. As well, there are two steep ascents and descents of the escarpment. This is definitely hiking boot terrain.

    Requirements:  Wear boots and clothing appropriate to the weather of the day. Bring snacks and plenty of water, and I do mean plenty. As well, it would be advisable to bring a face mask and hand sanitizer in case of close encounters of the yucky kind. 

    How to Get There:  Some people who live on the north side of Lake Ontario seem to think that the south side is in a distant country. It isn't, and on Sunday mornings it's a fast drive because the speed limit between Hamilton and Beamsville is 110 (which, for me, means 118) and the traffic volume is low.

    1. Follow the QEW around the head of the lake and along the south shore of Lake Ontario as if Niagara bound.
    2. Exit at Ontario St. in Beamsville (not to be confused with Ontario St. in Grimsby) and follow it towards the escarpment.
    3. When you reach King St. at the traffic light in downtown Beamsville, turn left.
    4. Follow King for 2 km until you reach Quarry Rd. on your right.  (It takes off steeply from King St. on an angle.)  
    5. Follow Quarry Rd. for about 2 km until you reach the wide portion of the shoulder on your right at the top of the escarpment. 

    Leader: Richard Reble at reblerichard@gmail.com or 905-945-0536 anytime before 9:00 p.m. 


    • 12 Jul 2020
    • 9:15 AM (EDT)
    • Simcoe
    • 1
    Register

    LYN VALLEY & WATERFORD HERITAGE TRAILS

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADER

    Heather Wilson

    RIDE LEADER

    CONTACT

    heatherwlsn249@gmail.com

    289-259-5099

    CADENCE/PACE

    Level 2

    DESCRIPTION Hard packed gravel, mostly flat. Lunch on the beach, usually buy fish.

    DISTANCE

    50km +/-

    Simcoe to Waterford to Port Dover

    MEETING PLACE

    & TIME

    Meet at parking lot at the Simcoe Tourist Information at the corner of Norfolk St (Hwy 24) & Bonnie Dr 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.    

    • 15 Jul 2020
    • 9:45 AM (EDT)
    • Mississauga

    PT CREDIT TO SUNNYSIDE PARK

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADERS

    Alan & Helen Wing

    RIDE LEADERS

    CONTACT

    alanwing645@gmail.com

    905-320-2859

    helenwing645@gmail.com

    905-220-0723  

    CADENCE/PACE

    Level 1

    DESCRIPTION Flat, mostly paved through parkland, residential streets, mostly along waterfrontIce cream stop on the way back.

    DISTANCE

    35km +/-

    Pt Credit to Sunnyside Park

    MEETING PLACE

    & TIME

    Meet at 9:45 for a 10:00 start at JJ Plaus Park, 1 Port Street East, Mississauga.

    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

    1 week 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 Jul 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 19 Jul 2020
    • (EDT)
    • Philip Edward Island, Georgian Bay
    • 0

    Philip Edward Island

    Wilderness Camping Paddle

    July 16-19, 2020


    Registration opens March 6 2020

    Location

    Philip Edward Island, Georgian Bay

    Leader(s) & Contact Info

    Judy Dragun  cleojade001@yahoo.ca

    Debbie Leishman  dleishn606@rogers.com

    Type
    Wilderness
    Car Camping
    Extended

    Wilderness Camping

    * Trip Leaders have the right to refuse anyone who they think does not have the proper skill level or equipment required for their trip.
    *We ask that you have the proper kayak, safety equipment, training, skill level required for the various trips and courses. 

    Rentals are available at Killarney Outfitters. Please see link for pricing; http://www.killarneyoutfitters.com/kayak-rental.php

    Start Date

    July 16, 2020

    End Date 

    July 19, 2020

    Launch Site

    Chikanishing Creek, Killarney ON

    Skill Level

    Level 1 or equivalent experience. Endurance and pace will be important. Comfortable in waves of 1/2 metre, with 15 to 20km per day paddle. Wind and weather notable.

    # of Spots including leader(s) 

    4 spots + 2 leaders (6 total)  

    Costs

    Total Cost: Parking fees on arrival 

    Details

    Paddle is open only to members that have not been to Philip Edward Island, but must have done at least one wilderness camping trip. We will meet and launch from Chikanishing Creek, Killarney ON; parking fees apply. Either pay at the George Lake park office or at the parking lot. Carpooling is recommended.

    Base camping on Blockbuster Island. (Please note that due to timing of this trip camp location could change as this is crown land).

    We will explore in and around the island. “Hiking” on the island is also an option

    Self reliant for breakfast and lunch. Dinner will be group participation, you may opt out. 

    You will be responsible to provide your own camping and cooking gear; some supplies can be shared ie. water filteration. Please bring stove gas to share with group.

    Time to meet at launch will be e-mailed to participants closer to date.

    Recommend carpooling based on parking limitation. We can help you with this.  

    A trip plan meeting will be arranged closer to date to finalize all details.

    • 16 Jul 2020
    • 9:15 AM (EDT)
    • Mississauga
    • 7
    Register

    MISSISSAUGA - LISGAR/AQUITAINE

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADERS

    Bob & Dorothy Ogilvie

    RIDE LEADERS

    CONTACT

    bdogilvie@gmail.com

    647-550-1563

    CADENCE/PACE

    Level 1

    DESCRIPTION Mostly paved, some riding on quiet suburban streets.

    DISTANCE

    25km +/-

    Lisgar/Aquitaine

    MEETING PLACE

    & TIME

    Meet at 9:15 for a 9:30 am departure at Buttonbush Parking in Russian Olive Close, Mississauga.

    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.    

    • 17 Jul 2020
    • 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • LaSalle Marina, 831 LaSalle Park Rd, Burlington
    Friday Night Paddle & Bite

    Open to all Halton Outdoor Members who would like to join us for a leisurely paddle and bite to eat afterwards


    Back by popular request


    Come paddle with us on Friday nights during the summer months


    Leaders: Sherry Vanderheyden & Dorothy Rideough 

    Dates:

    Friday May 15 * dry suit/wet suit recommended
    Friday June 12 * dry suit/wet suit recommended
    Friday July 17   * appropriate paddling clothes for water temperature
    Friday August 21 * appropriate paddling clothes for water temperature

    Location: LaSalle Marina, 831 LaSalle Park Rd, Burlington will be default location. * Weather/wind may determine different location if need be. Will send out bulletin if required via paddler forum.

    Time:
    Arrive time 6:00pm, on water/ launch time 6:30pm
               off water by est. 8:30pm

    Spots: Open

    Registration: Is required

    Registration opens: 14 days before paddle date

    Bring a change of clothes for afterwards

    • 17 Jul 2020
    • 6:30 PM (EDT)
    • Oakville
    • 7
    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 corner of Old Upper Middle Rd/McCraney St. Park on the street if the parking lot is closed.

    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.    

    • 18 Jul 2020
    • 7:45 AM (EDT)
    • Burlington
    • 6
    Register

    Camino Magnifico: Bruce Trail End-to-End, Hike # 11 (A)

    Sat., July 18, 2020

    Covid Measures: This hike is restricted to only half of the end-to-end group, 10 people. If registration is full, try 11 (B) on Jul. 19. The two hikes are exactly the same. 

    What and Where:  This is an end-to-end hiking group restricted to 20 members in total. We are now at full capacity. We are currently hiking in the Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club's section of the Bruce Trail. 

    Who:  Participation in this hike is limited to HOC members who joined the E-2-E in 2019.

    Time:  Beat the heat. We'll start at 8:00 a.m. but check in 7:45 a.m.    

    Meeting Place and Turnaround Place:  As a Covid measure, arrive with only one person in your car, the driver. Park on the wide shoulder of Hwy. 5 (Dundas St.) on the south side of the road, as far away from the traffic as you can. The spot you're looking for is where the Bruce Trail crosses. See Km 78.2 of Map #9 in the 29th edition of the Bruce Trail Guide. The route of the hike is from the Hwy. 5 meeting point to the cemetery at the corner of Walker's Line and No. 2 Sdrd. then walk back. The cemetery is at Km 88.2 of Map #10 in the Bruce Trail Guide. 

    Type of Hike, Length, Pace, and Duration:  A 5 hr. or less there-and-back hike, 20 km at 4+/- kmph. 

    Terrain:  Easy. Moderate ups and downs through woods in the first bit and then road work till the cemetery. Don't forget, though, we have to walk back. 

    Overview:  This is the hike where we finally turn away from Lake Ontario and head northeast toward Hwy. 10. The main feature of the landscape will start to be farmfields interrupted here and there with sections of the escarpment.

    Requirements:  Registrants must be HOC members and must have been steadily hiking with the group since 2019.  Also, hikers must register no later than midnight on the Thursday preceding the hike. If registration is full (10 people) for Group A, register for Group B on Sun., July 19, or vice versa. It's the same hike with a different set of 10 people. Wear hiking boots and clothing suitable for the weather of the day. Bring snacks, lunch, and plenty of water, and I do mean plenty. As a Covid recommendation, you might feel comfortable in bringing a face mask and hand sanitizer. 

    Leader: Richard Reble at reblerichard@gmail.com or 905-945-0536 anytime before 9:00 p.m. 


    • 18 Jul 2020
    • 8:45 AM (EDT)
    • Brantford
    • 9
    Registration is closed

    RAIL TRAIL - BRANTFORD TO MT PLEASANT

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADER

    Heather Wilson

    RIDE LEADER

    CONTACT

    heatherwlsn249@gmail.com

    289-259-5099           

    CADENCE/PACE

    Level 1

    DESCRIPTION TH&B or LE&N trail.

    DISTANCE

    40km +/-

    Brantford to Mt Pleasant

    MEETING PLACE

    & TIME

    Meet at 8:45 a.m. for a 9:00 departure in Brantford at parking area behind Civic Centre

    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.    

    • 18 Jul 2020
    • 9:15 AM (EDT)
    • Lockport, New York

    ERIE CANAL TRAIL

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADER

    Heather Wilson

    RIDE LEADER

    CONTACT

    heatherwlsn249@gmail.com

    289-259-5099

    CADENCE/PACE

    Level 2

    DESCRIPTION Flat, mostly paved.

    DISTANCE

    65km +/-

    Lockport to N Tonawanda NY

    MEETING PLACE

    & TIME

    Meet at 9:15 for a 9:30 a.m. start at parking lot at Erie Canal Discovery Centre, 24 Church St., Lockport.

    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

    1 week 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 Jul 2020
    • 7:45 AM (EDT)
    • Burlington
    • 9
    Register

    Camino Magnifico: Bruce Trail End-to-End, Hike # 11 (B)

    Sun., July 19, 2020

    Covid Measures: Hike # 11 (B) is restricted to the 10 e-2-e group members who didn't do 11 (A) yesterday. Both hikes are the same

    What and Where:  This is an end-to-end hiking group restricted to 20 members in total. We are now at full capacity. We are currently hiking in the Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club's section of the Bruce Trail. 

    Who:  Participation in this hike is limited to HOC members who joined the E-2-E in 2019.

    Time:  Beat the heat. We'll start at 8:00 a.m. but check in 7:45 a.m.    

    Meeting Place and Turnaround Place:  As a Covid measure, arrive with only one person in your car, the driver. Park on the wide shoulder of Hwy. 5 (Dundas St.) on the south side of the road, as far away from the traffic as you can. The spot you're looking for is where the Bruce Trail crosses. See Km 78.2 of Map #9 in the 29th edition of the Bruce Trail Guide. The route of the hike is from the Hwy. 5 meeting point to the cemetery at the corner of Walker's Line and No. 2 Sdrd. then walk back. The cemetery is at Km 88.2 of Map #10 in the Bruce Trail Guide. 

    Type of Hike, Length, Pace, and Duration:  A 5 hr. or less there-and-back hike, 20 km at 4+/- kmph. 

    Terrain:  Easy. Moderate ups and downs through woods in the first bit and then road work till the cemetery. Don't forget, though, we have to walk back. 

    Overview:  This is the hike where we finally turn away from Lake Ontario and head northeast toward Hwy. 10. The main feature of the landscape will start to be farmfields interrupted here and there with sections of the escarpment. 

    Requirements:  Registrants must be HOC members and must have been steadily hiking with the group since 2019.  Also, hikers must register no later than midnight on the Thursday preceding the hike. If registration is full (10 people) for Group A, register for Group B on Sun., July 19, or vice versa. It's the same hike with a different set of 10 people. Wear hiking boots and clothing suitable for the weather of the day. Bring snacks, lunch, and plenty of water, and I do mean plenty. As a Covid recommendation, you might feel comfortable in bringing a face mask and hand sanitizer. 

    Leader: Richard Reble at reblerichard@gmail.com or 905-945-0536 anytime before 9:00 p.m. 


    • 19 Jul 2020
    • 9:15 AM (EDT)
    • Toronto
    • 8
    Registration is closed

    HUMBER VALLEY TRAIL EAST

    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 & 2, Level 2 carrying on the east side of the trail

    DESCRIPTION Mostly paved, few gentle hills.

    DISTANCE

    40km +/-

    Humber Valley Trail East

    MEETING PLACE

    & TIME

    Meet at 9:15 for a 9:30 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.    

    • 22 Jul 2020
    • 9:15 AM (EDT)
    • Mississauga
    • 8
    Registration is closed

    RHODODENDRON GARDENS TO WEST HUMBER

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADERS

    Alan & Helen Wing

    RIDE LEADERS

    CONTACT

    alanwing645@gmail.com

    905-320-2859

    helenwing645@gmail.com

    905-220-0723  

    CADENCE/PACE

    Level 1

    DESCRIPTION Flat, mostly paved through parkland, residential streets, mostly along waterfront. Ice cream stop on the way back.

    DISTANCE

    35km +/-

    Rhododendron Gardens to West Humber

    MEETING PLACE

    & TIME

    Meet at 9:15 for a 9:30 start at Brueckner Rhododendron Gardens, 660 Lakeshore Rd W, Mississauga.

    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.    

    • 23 Jul 2020
    • 9:30 AM (EDT)
    • Oakville
    • 9
    Register

    Thursday, July 23

    Time: 9:30 am.

    Location: Oakville North Trails

    Distance: 7 km.

    DirectionsGo north on Neyagawa Blvd. above Dundas Street. Turn left at the first traffic light (opposite street is Sixteen Mile Creek Dr.) and drive behind the arena until the road turns north again. Drive to the last parking lot, our beginning point.

    Hike Description: This little know trail appears to be former horseback riding trails, now used by hikers and bikers. It is generally flat with some ravines to go up and down and takes us to the banks of the Sixteen Mile Creek. There are some muddy and wet sections. Bring water, a snack, sunscreen, insect repellent, hand sanitizer and a mask. 

    Please note that you must register. (9 participants only)

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

    • 24 Jul 2020
    • 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 corner of Old Upper Middle Rd/McCraney St. Park on the street if the parking lot is closed.

    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.    

    • 25 Jul 2020
    • 8:45 AM (EDT)
    • Cambridge
    • 8
    Registration is closed

    DISCOVERY RIDE: WALTER BEAN GRAND RIVER TRAIL

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADERS

    Alan & Helen Wing

    RIDE LEADERS

    CONTACT

    alanwing645@gmail.com

    905-320-2859

    helenwing645@gmail.com

    905-220-0723  

    CADENCE/PACE

    Level 2

    DESCRIPTION Flat, gravel trail, some road possibly with cycle lanes.

    DISTANCE

    40km +/-

    Cambridge to Schneider Park, Kitchener

    MEETING PLACE

    & TIME

    Meet at Cambridge trailhead of Paris/Cambridge rail trail, 210 Water St South 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.    

    • 26 Jul 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 31 Jul 2020
    • (EDT)
    • Lake Superior
    • 8

    Lake Superior Paddling Trip


    Come join us for a 5 day, 4 night paddle along the spectacular shore line of Lake Superior. This inspiring trip traces the shores from Agawa/Cape Gargantua to Michipicoten along the coast of Lake Superior Provincial Park. 


    Date: July 26-31, 2020

    Leaders: Sandra Redfearn & Christine Lisso

    Level: Level 2 required

    Cost: $424.49

    Registration opens Mar 6 2020

    Information Sheet


    • 26 Jul 2020
    • 7:45 AM (EDT)
    • Queenston Village
    • 6
    Register

    Camino Misterioso: The Truth About Laura Secord

    Covid Measures: Group size limited to 10 and only one person per car, the driver

    Date:  Sun., Jul. 26, 2020

    Time:  Start walking at 8:00 a.m., but try to arrive by 7:45 a.m. to get meet-and-greet and “paper work” out of the way.  

    Location:  Queenston the village and Queenston Heights Park

    Mandatory Registration:  Maximum number of hikers including the leader is 10. Registration closes at midnight on the Thursday preceding the hike.

    Meeting Place:  The public parking lot at the corner of York Rd. and the Niagara River Pkwy. in Queenston village. 

    Type of Hike, Length, Duration, and Pace:  A 10 km loop hike, roughly 2-2.5 hrs long and conducted at a pace of about 4 kmph and 6 feet apart (this latter condition being a Covid measure). 

    Description of Route:  This hike covers Queenston Heights Park, Queenston the village, including a pause by Laura Secord's former home, and 5 kms of the Bruce Trail. There is some high priced real estate here. 

    Terrain:  Mostly easy but one steep ascent of unsure footing on the Bruce Trail.

    Requirements:  Wear boots and clothing appropriate to the weather of the day. Bring snacks and plenty of water, and I do mean plenty. As a Covid measure, it's probably wise to bring a face mask and hand sanitizer as well in case of close encounters of the yucky kind. 

    How to Get There:  Some people who live on the north side of Lake Ontario seem to think that the south side is in a distant country. It isn't, and on Sunday mornings it's a fast drive because the traffic volume is low. Google says the meeting place is 46 min. (73 km) from Burlington. If you are using my written directions below and are prone to take a wrong turn or two, better make it an hour.

    1. Follow the QEW around the head of the lake to the Glendale Ave. exit north, about a km or two after you cross the Garden City Skyway in St. Catharines. 
    2. Exit the QEW onto Glendale north, which means a left turn at the top of the ramp
    3. You'll cross over the QEW and come to a traffic light where you'll turn right onto York Rd. (also known as Regional Rd. 81) 
    4. Follow York Rd. (passing through the town of St. David's on the way) till you come to a T-intersection where York Rd. ends at the Niagara River Pkwy.
    5. Park in the public lot on your left at this corner. 

    Leader: Richard Reble at reblerichard@gmail.com or 905-945-0536 anytime before 9:00 p.m. 


    • 26 Jul 2020
    • 8:45 AM (EDT)
    • Mississauga
    • 9
    Registration is closed

    CALEDON TRAIL

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADER

    Heather Wilson

    RIDE LEADER

    CONTACT

    heatherwlsn249@gmail.com

    289-259-5099

    CADENCE/PACE

    Level 2

    DESCRIPTION Flat, gravel trail.

    DISTANCE

    40-70km +/-

    Brickworks to Palgrave

    MEETING PLACE

    & TIME

    Meet at the parking lot at the Brickworks on Mississauga Rd N 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.    

    • 29 Jul 2020
    • 9:15 AM (EDT)
    • Hamilton
    • 9
    Registration is closed

    HAMILTON TO JERSEYVILLE RAIL TRAIL

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADER

    Gloria Seberras

    RIDE LEADER

    CONTACT

    gloriaseberras@sympatico.ca

    416-814-9844

    CADENCE/PACE

    Level 2

    DESCRIPTION Hard pack dirt surface, steady climb to Jerseyville.

    DISTANCE

    40km +/-

    Hamilton to Jerseyville

    MEETING PLACE

    & TIME

    Meet at the trailhead in Hamilton at 9:15 for a 9:30 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.    

    • 31 Jul 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 03 Aug 2020
    • (EDT)
    • Rondeau Provincial Park (Lake Erie)
    • 10

    Rondeau

    Car Camping Paddle, Hike, Bike

    July 31 - August 3, 2020


    Registration opens March 6 2020

    Location

    Rondeau Provincial Park (Lake Erie)

    Leader(s) & Contact Info

    Judy Dragun  cleojade001@yahoo.ca

    Debbie Leishman  dleishn606@rogers.com

    Viera Klauz

    Type
    Multi Sport
    Car Camping
    Extended

    Car Camping

    * Trip Leaders have the right to refuse anyone who they think does not have the proper skill level or equipment required for their trip.
    *We ask that you have the proper kayak, safety equipment, training, skill level required for the various trips and courses. 

    No rentals, must bring own kayak and bike.

    Start Date

    July 31, 2020

    End Date 

    August 3, 2020

    Launch Site

    Rondeau Provincial Park

    Skill Level

    Level 1 or equivalent experience. Endurance and pace will be important. Comfortable in waves of 1/2 metre, with 15 to 20km per day paddle. Wind and weather notable.

    # of Spots including leader(s) 

    10 spots + 3 leaders (13 total)  

    Costs

    Total Cost: $60.00 

    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. 

    Details

    Car camping multi-sport weekend, choice of hiking, biking, kayaking.

    Please bring all your own gear for car camping, hiking, biking and kayaking.

    Please note that some people will need to share a tent.

    Recommend carpooling , we can help you with this. 

    All meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner are on your own.

    Check in time is 2:00 pm

    Campsite no. will be given out closer to date.

    • 31 Jul 2020
    • 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 corner of Old Upper Middle Rd/McCraney St. Park on the street if the parking lot is closed.

    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.    

    • 01 Aug 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 11 Aug 2020
    • (EDT)
    • Fly Toronto-St. John's
    • 11

    Note: Trip is now full. If interested in joining please register and you will be added to the waitlist.


    Trip leader:  Richard Reble, reblerichard@gmail.com

    Total cost per person $3420

    Registration opens  Saturday Sep 28 2019 at 00:00

    Please read the information sheet before you register.

    Trip Information Sheet

    How to Register:

    Hint: Some trips fill up quickly and could be full by the time you wake up the morning of September 28. Only members may register.

    • Registration opens at midnight 12:00 am (0000 hours) on September 28 2019.
    • Login to your account on our club website and navigate to the listing on the Events Calendar.
    • Choose “Register”. 
    • Be ready with the name of your preferred roommate: If you don't have one, we'll find one for you.
    • Next, you will need to enter the name and phone number of an emergency contact
    • If you have any medical dietary needs you can let us know. 
    • Have you credit card ready or use your personal PayPal account.

    • 02 Aug 2020
    • 8:45 AM (EDT)
    • Jerseyville
    • 9
    Registration is closed

    HAMILTON TO BRANTFORD RAIL TRAIL

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADER

    Heather Wilson

    RIDE LEADER

    CONTACT

    heatherwlsn249@gmail.com

    289-259-5099

    CADENCE/PACE

    Level 2

    DESCRIPTION

    DISTANCE

    40km +/-

    Jerseyville to Mohawk Park

    MEETING PLACE

    & TIME

    Meet at parking lot on Jerseyville Rd West between Sunnyridge Rd & Russell Rd 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.    

    • 04 Aug 2020
    • 9:30 AM (EDT)
    • City View Park, Burlington
    • 9
    Register

    Tuesday, August 4

    Time: 9:30 am.

    Location: City View Park, Burlington, Bruce Trail

    Distance: Approx. 8-10 km. depending on which route is chosen.

    DirectionsCity View Park is located on the east side of Kerns Rd. south of Highway 5 or north of the North Service Rd. Make sure you go into the most southerly entrance, not where the baseball fields are located. Drive to the last parking lot.

    Hike Description: This popular hike takes us to Smokey Hollow and Great Falls in Waterdown. Mostly through forest it offers some good views off of the escarpment and takes us through cool forest trails with some rocky sections and at least one good hill or more depending on the route. Bring lunch, water, sunscreen, insect repellent, hand sanitizer and a mask. Refreshment stop afterwards.

    Please note that you must register. (9 participants only)

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

    • 05 Aug 2020
    • 9:45 AM (EDT)
    • Waterford
    • 8
    Registration is closed

    WATERFORD TO PORT DOVER - LYN VALLEY & WATERFORD HERITAGE TRAILS

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADERS

    Alan & Helen Wing

    RIDE LEADERS

    CONTACT

    alanwing645@gmail.com

    905-320-2859

    helenwing645@gmail.com

    905-220-0723  

    CADENCE/PACE

    Level 2

    DESCRIPTION Hard packed gravel, mostly flat. Lunch in Port Dover.

    DISTANCE

    50km +/-

    Waterford to Port Dover

    MEETING PLACE

    & TIME

    Meet at Alice St. parking lot across from Waterford antique market 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.    

    • 07 Aug 2020
    • 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 corner of Old Upper Middle Rd/McCraney St. Park on the street if the parking lot is closed.

    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.    

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