Halton Outdoor Club Sports Picnic
The Club Picnic will be held at Christie Lake Conservation Area, 1000 Highway 5 West, Dundas L9H 5E2 on August 13. Choose the activity you are interested in and register for the event on the website. Hiking and cycling will be offered. There will be no paddling this year due to the many events organized over the summer for kayaking. Be at the meeting spot at the designated time for your chosen activity.
Bring your own lunch, snacks and beverages. No alcohol or cannabis is allowed in the Park.
Entry fee is $15.50 (tax included) for the vehicle and driver and $5.00 for each passenger. Seniors rate is $13.50 and $5.00 for each passenger. There is no group rate for entry. If you would like a map of the Park, ask at the gate.
The plan is to meet for lunch at Lakeside Pavilion at 1 pm to socialize. If you are not cycling or hiking, come to socialize during lunch and after. There will be games available (disc golf with courts available on site, bocce ball, Frisbee, badminton and possibly a scavenger hunt). Come out and have fun!
The Picnic is on rain or shine; we have a covered Pavilion.
Meet at Lakeside Pavilion at 9:30 a.m.
Hike 1: Round the Lake Hill and Dale
Leader: Isabel Bravo
Distance: 8 km approx (2.5 hr)
Pace: 4 km/hr
Description: Beautiful wide trails mostly flat with several rolling hills. Pretty easy to hike. Most of the hike follows the yellow loop. There is a 2 km section which is on the Hill & Dale side (more hilly) which continues to the Christie Dam to see the Mill ruins. Continue to the finish along the yellow trail.
Hike 2: Round the Lake and Spencer Adventure
Distance: 12 km approx (3 hrs)
Pace: 4-4.5 km/hour
Description: Beautiful wide trails mostly flat with several rolling hills. Relatively easy hike but long. Most of the hike follows the yellow loop, then follows a section of Spencer Adventure loop (orange) and comes back along the road to see the Mill ruins before rejoining back to the yellow loop.
Note: Registrants allowed per hike: 15
RIDE: Hamilton Rail Trail, Hamilton to Hwy 52, HOC Picnic at Christie Lake after the ride.
RIDE LEADER: Heather Wilson
RIDE LEADER CONTACT: email@example.com, 289-259-5099
CADENCE/PACE: Level 1
DESCRIPTION: Hard packed flat gravel trail, steady climb to Hwy 52.
MEETING PLACE & TIME: Meet at the parking lot on Ofield Rd, off Ewen Rd at 9:00 for a 9:15 start. Take Main St West to Ewen Rd. Drive to Christie Lake Conservation Area for picnic after ride.
MEETING PLACE MAP: https://maps.app.goo.gl/Hh4EAiUpiKMhUmoQ7
START POINT: Parking lot out & back
REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Yes. It’s important. Leaders appreciate early registration but you can register at the last minute. Trip leaders will be able to email you with updates and last minute changes.
TO CANCEL: Self-serve online. Leader will be checking the website list to see who to expect.
EXTRAS: Bring snacks & water
IMPORTANT REMINDERS: Helmet, tire repair kit including spare tube