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Hiking Rhododendron Walk

  • 25 May 2022
  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Port Credit Go Station, Mississauga
  • 6

Registration

  • Registration opens 2 weeks before the hike
  • Non-members are welcome to participate in two club events prior to joining.

Register

HIKE TITLE

Rhododendron Walk

DATE

Wednesday, May 25th

HIKE LEADER(S)

Phill Armstrong

EMAIL AND CELL NUMBER

hikingrandpa@gmail.com

GENERAL LOCATION

Mississauga/ Port Credit

We’ll visit these places by public transit to avoid parking and other issues.

START TIME

See below

SPECIFIC MEETING PLACE OR PARKING LOCATION

From your local GO train station.

Catch the Go Train: at 9:13am from West Harbour, 9:25 from Aldershot, 9:31 from Burlington or 9:48 from Oakville. Meet on the upper deck of the accessible car.

We transfer to the Mississauga Transit bus number 2N at Port Credit station at 10:01 for the short ride to Hurontario and Sherobee Rd. It’s an 8-minute walk from here to the park

Cash fare is $4 on the bus or a loonie if you are a senior (No change is given). It’s all integrated if you are using a Presto card.

DISTANCE

8 km

PACE:

Leisurely / Moderate / Fast

Leisurely, with many stops

DURATION APPROX

All day. Estimated finish time at your car parking 3-4pm

TERRAIN:

Easy / Moderate / Challenging

Easy

TYPE OF HIKE:

i.e. loop or out and back

Suburban parks

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Point of interests

Please review the information sheet for more details on the walk and the sites highlights.

Information Sheet - Rhododendron Walks 

We will walk two amazing parks and gardens in the neighbourhoods of Port Credit and Mississauga.

We visit Hancock Park for an hour or so before returning by bus to Port Credit and changing to the Lakeshore bus to get to Brueckner Gardens.  After our visit to Brueckner Park we will walk the Lakeshore trail to Port Credit about 4 km.

Hancock Woodlands, Mississauga. Beautiful wood, with maturing rhododendron, azalea and mountain laurel ecologically sharing space with native trillium, trout lily and mayapple, beneath a tall canopy of ancient white pine, oak, beech and hemlock. 

Brueckner Rhododendron Gardens, Port Credit. One of Canada’s largest public rhododendron gardens. The rhododendrons were donated by the late Dr. Joseph Brueckner. 

Bring a lunch, drinks and something to sit upon for a picnic among the rhododendrons and azaleas.

Optional pub stop in Port Credit.

Return from Port Credit by go train to your start point.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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

CANCELLATION

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

The club may cancel due to bad weather that may impact the safety of participants or due to low attendance.

REGISTRATION OPENS

2 weeks before the hike

WHAT TO BRING

Wear supportive hiking boots.

Bring hiking poles if you use them.

Be aware of the weather and dress accordingly

Bring snacks, water, money and your personals

IMPORTANT COVID REMINDERS

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

GUIDING NOTES:

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

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

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


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