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Upcoming Hikes / Events June 2017

 

 

Sunday, June 18th, 2017. Thames Valley Trail End-to-End Hike # 4/6 -Greenway to Fanshawe-Thames Valley Trail Maps 3 and 4. Length 19 kms. Pace 4kms/hr GPS 43.032054, -81.190380

Leaders: Charles Whitlock  ♣︎ 519-742-7435  walkaway.treks@sympatico.ca; Jim Vanderlip ♣︎ 416-925-9134 7-10 pm  jvanderlip@sympatico.ca

Depart: 9.00 am, from the Ted Early Sports Centre parking lot on Clarke Road, 700 metres south of Kilally Road and 250 metres south of the entrance to the Fanshawe Conservation Area in the City of London. 

Hike distance is 19 kilometres at a pace of 4 kilometres per hour.

This is the 4th of 6 hikes on the TVTA. Today we car shuttle back to the Greenway Park parking lot where we finished the hike on the 17th of June. The hike today is relatively flat and will follow the Thames River across more of the City of London on municipal trails and streets to finish our 2017 hikes on the Thames Valley Trail at the entrance to the Fanshawe Conservation Area. And you guessed it! The Ted Early parking lot is not on the trail by 250 metres (What a bonus for the ardent hiker). Charles mobile on day of hike 519-505-6298

 

 

Sunday, June 18, 2017 Niagara Glen 10 km

Leader: Greg Vincent  ♣︎ 519-579-8210 or email:  vincent.greg@gmail.com

Depart 10:00 am. Meet for a 10 am departure from the parking lot for the Niagara Glen Nature Centre, 3050 Niagara Parkway, half way between Whirlpool Golf Course and Botanical Gardens. If unsure of this area check Google Maps and leave extra time to find the parking area 

Talk about geology, history, plants, trees, gigantic trees! This hike has them all! The Niagara Glen is located in perhaps the best example of Carolinian Canada beside a raging river, amazing rock formations and a world famous whirlpool. The hike is not long however the path can be challenging and slippery, trekking poles a good idea. You will need hiking boots. Remember that we descend into the Glen which means that after the Whirlpool we must ascend out of the Glen. You will need a car to access this hike.

 

 

Thursday. June 22, 2017 Floradale Circuit

Leader: Mary Ann ♦︎ magihuly@rogers.com  and others

Depart at 10 am from the parking area by the river near Bonnie Lou's in Floradale. 

Directions: From KW approach Elmira on Highway 85 / Arthur St North. Before Elmira, follow Highway 85 left at the big intersection with an Esso gas station. After about 2km, turn right (north) on to Floradale Rd., continuing across Regional Road 86. When you reach Floradale, look for Bonnie Lou's on your left, and turn left on Ruggles St., just before the bridge. There are some parking spots on the right just past the mail boxes, also behind Bonnie Lou’s Café.
Map link: https://goo.gl/maps/g4RxYVPU9Py
Lunch at Bonnie Lou’s afterwards.

 

 

Saturday, June 24, 2017. Car hike Level 3. Peninsula Club, Lions Head Region (Map 39) 18.6 kms Pace: 4km/hr. Terrain: Challenging. Car Shuttle. No drop outs. Sturdy hiking shoes. Bring swimsuit (optional)

Depart: 9.00 AM. Map 39 at km 104.6 (GPS: 45.108700, -81.311953)

Leader: Charles Whitlock ♣︎ 519-742-7435 walkaway.treks@sympatico.ca

Do join me for two days of walking along Georgian Bay. Come and explore our vast and varied Peninsula section. We will have an opportunity to swim and relax on the shores of Georgian Bay. This is a rugged and remote trail with rough terrain. Sturdy walking footwear is required. Do bring lots of water and bug dope. Bring swimsuit (optional). Poison Ivy may be present. Car shuttle in effect to start of hike. We will start our walk from Richardson Side Road (45.02046, -81.28379) and travel north.

Directions: From Ferndale head north on Hwy 6 to Lindsay Road 5. Turn right. Pass Cherry Hill Road to stop sign. Turn left on East Street. Drive towards Cape Chin North Road turning right to destination. Look for a bald headed hike leader!

Bruce Trail Waiver sheets will be used. We welcome all hike-leaders in training associated with Hike Ontario.

 

 

Sunday, June 25, 2017. Car hike. Level 3. Peninsula Club, Dyer’s Bay. Maps 39/40.

18 kms. Pace 4/km/hr. Terrain: Challenging. Car Shuttle. No drop outs. Sturdy hiking shoes. Bring swimsuit (optional)

Depart: 9.00 AM. Map 39 (ed28.0) at km 104.6 (GPS 45.108700, -81.311953)

Leader: Charles Whitlock ♣︎  519-742-7435 walkaway.treks@sympatico.ca

This portion of Georgian Bay is one of my favourites. Why? I spend most of my summer time walking these trails that offer great vistas. Join me as we visit the tiny but popular hamlet of Dyer’s Bay, the Michiganders Arc, Cottrill Lake Side Trail, Lille Potholes and a swim at Devil’s Monument. This is a rugged and remote trail with rough terrain. Sturdy walking boots are required. Bring swimsuit (optional). Bring lots of water and bug dope. Poison Ivy will be present. Car shuttle in effect to start of hike to Lindsay Road 40 at GPS 45.19208, -81.34352

Bruce Trail Waiver sheets will be used. We welcome all hike-leaders in training associated with Hike Ontario.

Directions: (Same as June 24, 2016) From Ferndale head north on Hwy 6 to Lindsay Road 5. Turn right. Pass Cherry Hill Road to stop sign. Turn left on East Street. Drive towards Cape Chin North Road turning right to destination. Look for a bald headed hike leader!

 

 

 

 
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