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Distance: 10km loop
Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footingDescription: Hamilton Radial Trail +/-10 km loop. There is no dropout point.
Hike Leader: Daljeet Juneja email@example.com 905-870-3088
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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)
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: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Junior Hiker/Chedoke Rail Trail
Start: 10:30 AM End: 12:00 PM
Location: Hamilton/Chedoke Golf Club
Distance: 4 km.
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 - email@example.com - 905 617 3937
Alan & Helen Wing
CADENCE / PACE
Parking area behind the Brantford & District Civic Centre 79 Market St.
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.
Leader will be checking the website list to see who to expect.
1 week before the ride
Printable GPS Coordinates, Map and Parking
Good Companions - Halton Agreement Forest
Start: 10:00 AM End: 12:30 PM
Location: Halton Agreement Forest/Guelph Line
Distance: 8 km.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Cell# 905 617 3937
No registration is required
Check the website to make sure the ride is on!
Paved flat trail along former hydro easement. Quite a few street crossings.
Easy day Paddle on Guelph Lake
Trip Leader: Dorothy Rideough email@example.com
Registration opens April 1, 2019
This paddle is rated A-2
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.
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
Trip Leaders: Phill and Anne Armstrong firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
1520 Stone Church Rd E, Hamilton
Easy day paddle on Big Creek (near Port Rowan)
Trip Leader: Shelley Hughes email@example.com
This paddle is rated A-1
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.
Conclusion: At the end of the hike, we'll socialize at a nearby eatery.
In Search of Wildflowers
Location: Crawford Lake Conservation Area
Distance: Approx. 7 - 8 km.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
Tyandaga Evening Walk - 1.5 to 2 hours
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
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 email@example.com
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
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. comHike Leader: Wayne Riley. Cancellations the morning of the hike: 289-456-3498
Start: 10:00 AM End: 1:00 PM
Location: Sixteen Mile Creek Valley
Distance: Approximately 9 km.
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org - 905 617 3937
Full day paddle about 5 hours paddling time
Gentle Hike - Scotsdale Farm
Start: 10:00 AM End: 12:15 PM
Location: Scotsdale Farm
Distance: Approximately 8 km.
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.
Easy half day paddle on Cootes Paradise
Trip Leader: Donna Barber email@example.com
Bob & Dorothy Ogilvie
Russian Olive Close, Mississauga
Leader: Dorothy Rideough firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
Easy day Paddle at Belwood Lake
Trip Leader: Sandy Nay email@example.com
Frank Cooney & Hazel Rook
12 km linear
SC Johnson Parking area, mid-way between Paris and Brantford on Powerline Road, west of Oak Park Road
Car shuttle from SC Johnson parking area to Waterworks Park to start the hike
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
Leader will be checking the website list to see who to expect
Registration opens May 2
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
Printable Info Sheet
Junior Hiker - River and Ruin
Distance: 4 km.
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.
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.
Sun June 2nd. #10 Felkers and Albion Falls
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.
Joint day paddle for members of The Halton Outdoor Club and Great Lakes Sea Kayaking Association
Trip Leaders: Ralph Gardave firstname.lastname@example.org and Heather McClintock email@example.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
Kissing Bridge Trailway
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
All lessons are a half day in length. Morning lessons start at 9AM sharp. Afternoon lessons start at 1:30PM sharp.
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
A week of car camping with 3 nights in Point Pelee and 3 nights on Pelee Island
Trip Leaders: Paul & Peggy Humber email@example.com
Skill Level: B-2