HOC 50th Anniversary Events
Fall Info Fair - November 3
Nordic Walking – Neyagawa South
Tuesday Oct 10, 2023
Sue and Frank Elias
EMAIL AND CELL NUMBER
Neyagawa Park, Oakville
MEETING AND START TIME
SPECIFIC MEETING PLACE OR PARKING LOCATION
Neyagawa Park parking lot.
River Glen Blvd & Eden Valley Dr. Just east of Neyagawa Blvd.
Approx. 5-6 km.
Moderate: 3-4 km per hour
1.5 - 2 hours
Easy, sidewalks/asphalt trail, couple of boardwalks with one part on gravel/dirt trail
TYPE OF HIKE:
Out and back
HIKE GENERAL DESCRIPTION
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.
Start your winter training with a full body work-out.
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.
ONLINE REGISTRATION &
HIKER GROUP SIZE
Registration opens 2 weeks before the hike. Up to 15 Hikers are welcome to participate in this event.
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.
At the start, Sue will review the Urban Poling technique for Nordic walking for anyone interested.
Sue is a certified Urban Poling Instructor.
Check out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-fuF1pUaws
We will have demonstration poles and booties available.
Other Specifics to Your Hike
Bring water and snacks.
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.
HIKE PACE - Leisure: 3 km/hr. or less. Moderate: 3-4 km/hr. or Fast: 4-5km/hr. All paces are an average and will depend on the terrain and weather. Rest stops are not included in the overall pace.
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 long hills and strenuous footing (some parts of the Bruce Trail, some trails in Short Hills, up and down the escarpment). Please note variations can be expected with wet or icy 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 (2) club activities as a Non-Member. You will have to sign a waiver of participation with the Hike Leader. After that, please join our club so we can welcome you as a member.
Attention Past Members: You are not entitled to two trial activities. Please renew your membership to take advantage of all that the Club has to offer.
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