HOC 50th Anniversary Events
ET&T Series –Cootes Paradise North Shore (Hike 5)
Thursday, February 2nd, 2023
EMAIL AND CELL NUMBER
9:45 AM to start at 10:00 AM
MEETING PLACE OR PARKING LOCATION
Royal Botanical Gardens Arboretum
16 Old Guelph Road, Hamilton, L0R 2H9
Park in the circular drive and meet at the pavilion.
Note: RBG membership or parking payment required.
7 +/- kms
Leisurely / Moderate / Fast
Moderate 3-4 kph
Easy / Moderate / Challenging
Easy to Moderate: mainly wide trails with good footing, some small hills, boardwalks, bridges, stairs
TYPE OF HIKE:
Point of interests
The RBG trails are great for the family. The Arboretum maintains many tree collections, as well as exhibits in the Nature Interpretive Centre and the Anishinaabe Waadiziwin Sanctuary.
The hike route includes marshland lookouts and a variety of areas in the Arboretum.
The ET&T series offers 24 hikes, every Thursday from January 5th to June 15th 2023. These hikes follow local trails that a group of HOC members compiled into a guide book titled “Escarpment Trails and Treks: Two-Hour Hikes in Halton, Hamilton and Niagara”. These hikes are very special and ideal for getting to know local trails in only 2-3 hours and all in close proximity to your home in Halton, Hamilton and Niagara Region, Southern Ontario. All level of hikers are welcome!
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. Up to 15 hikers are welcome to participate in this event.
WHAT TO BRING
• Wear supportive hiking boots with good tread.
• Bring icers and hiking poles.
• Dress in layers according to weather
• Bring snacks and water
IMPORTANT COVID REMINDERS
The club’s Covid-19 Safety Guidelines will be observed.
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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