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Nordic Walking - Neyagawa South
Tuesday June 28, 2022
Sue and Frank Elias
EMAIL AND CELL NUMBER
540 River Glen Blvd, Oakville
Meet at 6:30 p.m. for 15 minutes of instruction
MEETING PLACE OR PARKING LOCATION
Neyagawa Park parking lot.
River Glen Blvd & Eden Valley Dr. Just east of Neyagawa Blvd.
Approx. 5 km.
Leisurely / Moderate / Fast
Moderate: 3-4 km per hour
1.5 - 2 hours
Easy / Moderate / Challenging
Easy, sidewalks/asphalt trail, couple of boardwalks with one part on gravel/dirt trail
TYPE OF HIKE:
Out and back
Point of interests
From the park, we head south on Neyagawa Blvd. We cross under Neyagawa and do a small part of the 16 Mile Creek Heritage Trail East Bank (gravel/packed dirt) before going onto the bridge that goes over Upper Middle Road. We will then continue south on the 16 Mile Creek Trail overlooking Glen Abbey golf course.
Yes. A Must. Leaders appreciate early registration and at least 24 hours before the event.
• 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.
2 weeks before the hike
WHAT TO BRING
This is a Nordic walk so bring your telescoping hiking/walking poles with rubber booties as we will be on asphalt and concrete most of the time. At the start Sue will teach the Urban Poling technique for Nordic walking. Sue is a certified Urban Poling Instructor. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-fuF1pUaws
We will have some demonstration poles and booties available.
If your poles don’t have rubber booties check online for your pole manufacturer details.
Bring water and snacks. Rain gear and/or sunscreen.
We will stop at the lookouts to view the 16 Mile Creek valley. There are no washrooms at this site.
Fortino’s and Tim Horton’s are north on Neyagawa.
IMPORTANT COVID REMINDERS
The club’s Covid-19 Safety Guidelines will be observed.
HIKE PACE - Leisurely: 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.
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