Hike Schedule for October

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.

Beyond the Beaver Valley Hikes

We’re heading away on the Bruce Trail! Check for the triple stars *** on our fall hiking schedule for hikes that will take us out and about to some of the other Bruce Trail clubs. For those of you who want a bit of a challenge, some of these hikes are for you!

Join us on the Caledon Hills section of the Bruce Trail to hike the whole section (End-to-End) in a series of five beautiful fall outings. Those of us who live in the vicinity of Meaford will carpool to Caledon while others are welcome to join us at the Caledon meeting places. Just let us know so we can time our meeting! Join us on any or all of our hikes; you’re sure to see great fall colours in October and lovely vistas in November.

Consider taking on the Beaver Bites Side Trail Hikes this fall!

See November Hikes for more great fall hikes.

Hikers gather at Hoggs Falls in Beaver Valley for Bruce Trail Day 2016

Bruce Trail Day! Metcalfe Rock Area

Sun. Oct. 1

Map 25: Come out to a meet-and- greet information day being held from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the parking lot near Metcalfe Rock, km 27.9. Learn more about the Bruce Trail while enjoying refreshments. For more information call Margaret at 705-888-7686

Fall Colours Hike Beaver Valley West

Tues. Oct. 3

Map 26: T=Moderate.   P=Leisurely.  Meet at 2:30 p.m. at the parking area on Grey Rd 30 (km 74.8) to carpool to start of approx. 5 km hike, taking time to enjoy the fall colours. Potluck to follow at the home of Fred Young, 110 Fulton St., Clarksburg. Register with host: 519-599-2354 Leader: Anne McGarrigle 416-805-6808 or anne.mcgarrigle6@gmail.com.

Valley Crossover Graham’s/Campbell’s Hill

Thurs. Oct. 5

Map 26: T=Mod/Strenuous.   P=Medium.  Meet at 10:00 a.m. at Ed’s house (194700 Grey Rd 13, km 50.0) for a 12.6 km loop hike including 2 crossover side trails and stretches of main trail on both sides of the valley. Bring lunch. Leader: Ed Stedman 519-924-0264 or estedman92@gmail.com.

Fall Colours Hike Old Baldy

Wed. Oct. 11

Map 25: T=Moderate.   P=Medium.  Meet at 10:30 a.m. at the Old Baldy parking lot on Sideroad 7B (km 42.1) for a 5 km in-and-out walk enjoying the fall season with all of its colours. Register with Leader: Evelyn Ledsham 705-888-4318 or evelyn.ledsham@rogers.com.

*** Hockley Valley Loop

Thurs. Oct. 12

Caledon Hills Map 18: T=Moderate/Strenous.   P=Medium.  Meet at 10:00 a.m. at the Hockley Road parking lot, 250 m east of km 60.1 for a 12.3 km hike taking in 3 loops in the Hockley Valley Provincial Nature Preserve. Register with leaders: Bruce or Val 519-922-2198

Kolapore Uplands

Sat. Oct. 14

Map 25: T=Moderate.   P=Medium.  Meet at 10:00 a.m. south of km 23.8, at the skier’s parking lot on Grey Rd. 2 located 650 m south of the trail for a 6 km hike in and out. Optional lunch following hike at Ravenna Market. Register with leader: Barb Dufton, call or text 705-446-6800

Fall Colours Hike

Thurs. Oct. 19

Map 26: T=Moderate.   P=Medium.  Meet at 10:00 a.m. at Johnston’s Sideroad parking (km 70.2) to carpool to Hogg’s Falls parking (km 63.2) for a 6.8 km hike. Bring a snack and water. Register with Leader: Scott Thompson 519-924-2556 or sethompson1955@gmail.com.

Urban Walk & Georgian Trail Meaford

Tues. Oct. 24

T=Easy.   P=Medium.  Meet at 10:00 a.m. at the Meaford Harbour parking lot for a 2 hour outing in town and on the Georgian Trail. Optional lunch to follow. Register with leader: Dale Burgess 519-538-4510.

*** Silent Valley Side Trails

Wed. Oct. 25

Cancelled.

*** Tom Thomson Trail

Fri. Oct. 27

Sydenham Map 30: T=Moderate.   P=Medium.  Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the intersection of the 11th Line and 22nd Sideroad, west of Meaford, for a 9.2 km loop hike taking in part of the Tom Thomson Trail and the River Kwai Side Trail. Bring a snack. Optional lunch to follow at Ted’s Range Road Diner. Register with leader: Audrey Woods-Dobie 519-538-1567.

*** Caledon End-to-End #2

Mon. Oct. 30

Caledon Hills Maps 15 & 16: T=Moderate/Strenuous.   P=Medium/Brisk.  Meet at 8:30 a.m. in the Big Apple parking lot in Meaford to carpool to roadside parking at km 26.1 on Escarpment Sideroad, for an approx. 15 km hike. If you live nearer the hike meeting place and wish to meet there, let the leader know when you register. Register with leader: Glenda Collings 519-694-7691 or gcollings@rogers.com.