Hike Schedule for April

New hikers are welcome to join the Club’s organized hikes. If you need help in how to get to the start of hike or for any other information regarding the hike, feel free to contact the hike leader.

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

Consider taking on the Beaver Bites Side Trail Challenge this spring!

See May Hikes for more great hikes.

Cedar root twists along rock face of creviceMetcalfe. Photo Alan McPherson 2015
Photo © Alan McPherson, 2015.

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Sugar Bush Outing

Sat. Apr. 7

Meet at 1:30 pm at Peter and Tina MacPhail’s home (574118 Sideroad 40, West Grey, southwest of Markdale) for a 1 hour walk in their sugar bush ending with a tour of their sugar shack. Sweet treats to follow. Register with host: Tina MacPhail tinamacphail@gmail.com.

Wasaga Beach

Wed. Apr. 11

T=Moderate.   P=Medium.  Meet at 10:00 am at Tim Horton’s, Mosley St. Wasaga Beach (just before the bridge) for a 1½ hour outing over the dunes and maybe along the river. A nice dry area for a hike, even in early spring. Optional lunch to follow. Register with leader: Harold Higdon 705-422-1916 or higdonh@gmail.com.

Chuck Grant

Mon. Apr. 16

The hike at Chuck Grant has been cancelled due to the weather.

*** Woodford

Wed. Apr. 18

Sydenham Map 30: T=Moderate.   P=Medium.  Meet at 10:00 am at km 41.7, roadside parking on St. Vincent/Sydenham Townline for a 7.2 km loop hike taking in both the Woodford Escarpment and Crevice Springs side trails. It should be our chance to see a spring run-off waterfall. Register with leader: Dennis Knight 519-538-4729.

Wodehouse Karst

Sun. Apr. 22

Map 26: T=Moderate/Strenuous.   P=Medium.  Meet at 1:30 pm at km 74.8 Grey Rd. 30 Bruce Trail parking lot for a car shuttle to km 81.0 and the start of a 6.4 km hike, taking in the spring run off waters of Wodehouse Karst. Register with leader: Glenda Collings gcollings@rogers.com or 519-694-7691.

East Side of Beaver Valley Falling Water Loop #1

Wed. April 25

This is one of two hikes offered by the Sydenham Club to complete the Falling Water loop. Doing the two hikes makes you eligible for the Beaver Valley’s multi-hike Falling Water triangle badge.

Map 26: T=Strenuous.   P=Medium.  Meet at 9:00 am at the northeast corner of Home Depot parking lot in Owen Sound, or meet at 9:45 am in the Beaver Valley Ski Club lower parking lot on Grey Rd. 30, east of km 76.5, between the two bridges. The hike will go from Hogg’s Falls km 63.2, to km 47.8, then follow the Valley Crossover Side Trail for 1.6 km back to the Beaver Valley Ski Club. Register with Sydenham hike leader: Bill Snel 519 470 0584 or w.snel2@gmail.com.

The second hike is May 9 on the west side of the Falling Water loop and will be listed in our May schedule or see the Sydenham Club’s Spring Group Hike Schedule.


Thurs. April 26

Map 26: T=Moderate.   P=Medium.  Meet at 2:00 pm 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 require preheating, please arrive a few minutes before the hike starts to do so. Register with leader and host: Ed and Dale Stedman dalestedman@gmail.com or 519-924-0264.