HOC 50th Anniversary Events
Spring Information FairFriday, April 14
ET&T Series – Cootes Paradise South Shore
Thursday, April 6th, 2023
EMAIL AND CELL NUMBER
9:45 AM to start at 10:00 AM
MEETING PLACE OR PARKING LOCATION
Royal Botanical Gardens and Hamilton Aviary parking
85 Oak Knoll Drive, Hamilton, L8R 4C2
Note: RBG membership or parking payment required
9 +/- kms
Leisurely / Moderate / Fast
Moderate 3-4 kph
Easy / Moderate / Challenging
Easy to Moderate: flat trails, hilly steeper sections, boardwalks, uneven stairs, fields, a short paved section
TYPE OF HIKE:
Point of interests
This hike includes many views of the Cootes Paradise marsh, forest trails, Churchill Park, and a brief walk on the McMaster University campus.
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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