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Hike Schedule for April

Membership is not required to join the Club’s organized hikes. New hikers are always welcome. If you need help in how to get to the start of a hike or for more information, contact the hike’s leader.

Consider completing the Beaver Bites Side Trail Hikes to earn a badge this spring!

Spring brings out hiker on Bruce Trail in shorts. Photo I Marinko 2017.
Photo credit: Irena Marinko, 2017.

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*** Three asterisks denotes Beyond the Beaver Valley for hikes where we explore other club sections of the Bruce Trail.

In the case of a hike cancellation the leader will notify registered hikers and will not go to the meeting place on the day of the hike. Please check the website for cancellations before you head out to a hike if you are not registered.

*** Sat. Apr. 6

Blue Mountain Pretty River Loop

Blue Mountains: Map 23: T=Moderate/with hillsP=Medium.  Meet at 9:00 a.m. at the Snowdrifters parking lot north of km 45.3 on the south side of Pretty River Road west of Collingwood Clearview Townline for a 9 km loop of the main trail, Pretty River and Russ McConnell side trails. Bring lunch, snacks and sufficient water. Register with leader: Maureen McFarland 647-918-4180 or maureen.mcfarland@gmail.com.

Wed. Apr. 10

Lora Bay

T=EasyP=Medium.  Meet at 1:00 p.m. in the Lora Bay Golf Club parking lot for a 1½ hour walk on the golf cart paths of Lora Bay. Optional Timmy’s stop on the way home for a beverage and snack. Register with leader: Glenda Collings 519-694-7691 or gcollings@rogers.com.

*** Sat. Apr. 13

Sydenham Bayview Escarpment Loop

Sydenham: Map 30: T=ModerateP=Medium.  Meet 10:00 a.m. south of km 56.0 on the shoulder of St. Vincent-Sydenham Townline where the trail enters the field, for a 12.1 km hike including the River Kwai Side Trail. Bring lunch and water. Register with leader: Margaret Yaraskavitch margyarask@rogers.com or 705-888-7686.

*** Mon. Apr. 15

Sydenham Woodford

Sydenham: Map 30: T=ModerateP=Medium.  Meet at 10:00 a.m. on the shoulder of St. Vincent-Sydenham Townline km 44.2 for an approx. 2 hour hike, taking in the Woodford Escarpment Side Trail and the Crevice Springs Side Trail. Bring a snack and water. Register with leader: Glenda Collings 519-694-7691 or gcollings@rogers.com.

Wed. Apr. 17

The Blue Mountains Club Visits Beaver Valley West!

The Blue Mountains Club Is Visiting!Maps 26, 27: T=ModerateP=Medium.  Distance: 9.0 km. Time: 9 am at Tim Horton’s, 1st St. Collingwood. (Beaver Valley Club hikers please contact the hike leader to arrange to meet at the hike location – hike cancellations due to inclement weather will only be announced at Tim Horton’s.)

We will carpool to the start of the hike at km 85.5 at the parking area on Side Road 13A East off of 7th Line in the Beaver Valley section. We will have wonderful views of the Beaver Valley as we hike past the former Talisman Ski Resort and end our hike above the Beaver Valley Ski Resort at km 76.5. Bring water and a lunch. Blue Mountains leader: David Little (705) 606 1077 or davidgeorge52@hotmail.com.

Thurs. Apr. 18

Eugenia

Map 26: T=ModerateP=Medium.  Meet at 2 p.m. at the home of Ed & Dale Stedman, 194700 Grey Rd 13 near km 50 for a 2 hour hike. Potluck to follow at their home. If you wish to drop off any dishes with Dale that requires preheating, please arrive a few minutes before the hike starts to do so. Register with leader and hosts: Ed and Dale Stedman dalestedman@gmail.com or 519-924-0264.

Wed. Apr. 24

Chuck Grant Loop

Map 25: T=Moderate/StrenuousP=Medium.  Meet at 10:00 a.m. at Metcalfe Rock parking lot, just south of km 27.9 for a 9.6 km hike, taking in Duncan Crevice Caves and Pinnacle Rock. Bring a snack and water. Register with leader: Mike Arkless 416-520-1059 or mearkless@rogers.com.

Fri. Apr. 26

Falling Water West

Map 26: T=Moderate/StrenuousP=Medium.  Meet at 10:00 a.m. at km 70.2 Johnston’s Sideroad parking to carpool to parking on Grey Rd. 30 for a 4.6 km hike, at the right time of year to see rushing water. Bring a snack and water. Register with leader: Glenda Collings 519-694-7691 or gcollings@rogers.com.