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Upcoming events

    • 09 Sep 2019
    • 13 Apr 2020
    • 8 sessions
    • Burlington

    The HOC Board of Directors meets on the second Monday of each month except for August.  In some instances, date changes have to be made to accommodate events that would affect attendance.  

    • 01 Jan 2020
    • 30 Dec 2020
    • 53 sessions
    • Westcliffe Mall, Hamilton

    Every Wednesday Evening Walk for Health and Fun - West Hamilton

    Start: 7:00 PM End: 9:00 PM

    Location: Corner of Mohawk and Upper Paradise in the Westcliffe Mall parking lot (near Food Basics)

    Pace: Medium

    Terrain: Moderate 

    Hike Description: Climb the steps and walk the streets and trails of West Hamilton. We will hike sections of the Bruce Trail as well as the trails of Iroquoia Heights C.A. There will be weekly walks all summer. Now that we are all getting older we are not hiking as fast as we used to! Hike is cancelled if there is heavy rain. 

    Hike Leader: Paul Lewis – (905) 331-8600 or email: outdooractive@hotmail.com


    • 03 Jan 2020
    • 25 Dec 2020
    • 52 sessions
    • Spencer Smith east of the restaurant

    2 hrs. 

    Pace - brisk. Terrain - easy.

    Meet at 7:30 pm. in the Lakeshore Road parking lot just east of the Waterfront Centre and restaurant for brisk walk along Lake Ontario, to the canal and back.

    Hike cancelled in poor weather. 

    Leader: Lorne Carruthers. 

    For information call Lorne at 905- 315-8762 or email: l.carruthers@hotmail.com




    • 06 Jan 2020
    • 28 Dec 2020
    • 52 sessions
    • Chedoke Golf Club, Hamilton

    Location: Parking lot of the Chedoke Golf Club in Hamilton

    Time: March - November 9:30 am, December - February 10:00 am

    Distance: 10km loop

    Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr

    Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Description: Hamilton Radial Trail +/-10 km loop. There is no dropout point.

    Hike Leader: Daljeet Juneja ds.juneja@gmail.com 905-870-3088

    • 03 Apr 2020
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Mainway Arena 4015 Mainway Burlington L7M 2L7

    Curious about our club? Thinking about joining? A perfect opportunity to learn more. Already a member? Gear up for the season or explore a new activity.  All welcome.


    Download a poster /  Spread the word

    • 05 Apr 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • Dundas Valley Conservation Area

    Sunday April 5. General Hike

    Time: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm. 

    Location: Dundas Valley Conservation Area
    Pace :  3 km/hour or less. 

    Hike description : Come explore this lovely conservation area as Spring arrives. We may be lucky enough to find a few early wildflowers. Easy terrain with mostly  flat trail but expect a few gentle hills. Bring water and a snack and icers, but hopefully we won't need them. There could be muddy areas. Dundas Valley Conservation Area is located west of Dundas on Governor's Rd. Parking fee in effect or Conservation Area pass. 

    Leader – Anne Armstrong 905 617 3937 hikingrandma@gmail.com 

    • 07 Apr 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • East Hamilton

    Tuesday April 7. ANOTHER TUESDAY MORNING - Hike # 9 

    Time : 10:00 – noon. Remember to check e-mail at 7:30 Tuesday morning to see if the hike is still a “go”. 

    General Location : East Hamilton.

    Pace : 4-4.5 km per hr.

    Distance : 8-9 km

    Terrain : Level and easy.

    Meeting Place : We'll meet on the right-hand side of Hutch's restaurant on Van Wagner's Rd. in east Hamilton. Look for the guy in the Tilley. I will send written directions to hikers whose names appear on the hike registration list. 

    Description : A there-and-back walk to the Burlington Canal along the Waterfront Trail. Any hiker who dares to plunge into the frigid water from the edge of the pier will be awarded a free coffee (small) at the end of the hike. 

    Leader : Richard Reble at reblerichard@gmail.com or 905-945-0536 any day before 9:00 p.m. 


    • 08 Apr 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Burlington

    PADDLING LEADERSHIP SERIES

    Open invitation to all Halton Outdoor Club members to learn more about how to become a Paddling Leader. As a volunteer based Club, we are seeking future paddling leaders. You are not alone; you are supported by fellow paddling leaders to help guide and assist you to become a future paddling leader.

    Come join us in the three part series. Each workshop will have key guest speakers who will share their knowledge on leading and managing a group.

    • Dates:  
      • April 8,     7:00pm-9:00pm      Come out to find out 
      • April 25,   8:30am-12:00pm    Real World Leadership, Weather, Navigation
      • May 9,      8:30am-12:00pm    Water Danger  Risk Assessment
    • Location:  Halton Regional Police HQ  Community Room
                         3800 Constable Henshaw Blvd
                        (Walkers Line south of Dundas) , Burlington
    • Topics just name a few! Come out to find out!
      • What skill level is required? 
      • Where and how do I start to plan a group trip?
      • Leadership Principles
      • Group management based on dynamics 
      • Communication 
      • Environment assessment : weather, cold water , navigation
      • Risk assessment
      • Club policy and procedures


    No Cost, Please register, Self-cancel
    Registration opens: March 6, 2020
    Leaders: Donna Barber, Sandy Nay
    Contact paddling@haltonoutdoorclub.ca for more info information


    • 12 Apr 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • Short Hills Provincial Park

    Sunday April 12. UNO MISTERIO: Hike # 1 (Follow me, follow me, into the hollow, and we shall all wallow in glorious mud) 

    Thought of the Day : Show me the hikeleader who sometimes stops and says:  Where the hell am I and where do I go from here? That's the kind of guy I like to follow. 

    Time : Meet at 10:00 a.m.

    General Area: Short Hills Provincial Park (Is a hill just a hill or is it one damn thing after another?)

    Pace, Duration and Terrain : 3-4 km per hr. for about 3 hrs. on brown, muddy, and slippery hills.  

    Meeting Place : The parking lot is at the dead end of Wylie Rd. on the boundary of Short Hills Provincial Park. The leader will send e-mail directions to all members who have registered for the hike.

    Description : A loop hike of provincial park ups and downs and twists and turns that could be muddy and possibly slippery. If you are English born, think of the song that starts out “Mud, mud, glorious mud, ...” 

    Bring : Water, snack, a change of clothing, hiking boots, and money for lunch somewhere afterward.

    Leader: Richard Reble at reblerichard@gmail.com or 905-945-0536 any day before 9:00 p.m. 


    • 14 Apr 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • Red Hill Valley, Hamilton

    Tuesday April 14. ANOTHER TUESDAY MORNING - Hike # 10

    Time : 10:00 a.m. - noon. Remember to check e-mail at 7:30 Tues. morning to see if the hike is still a “go”. 

    General Location : Red Hill Valley in east Hamilton.

    Pace: 3.5-4 km per hr.

    Distance: 7-8 km

    Terrain: Mostly flat and easy but a few hills with poor footing. 

    Meeting Place : Mountain Brow Blvd. at the corner of Margate Ave. on east Hamilton Mountain. Look for the guy in the Tilley. I will e-mail directions to hike registrants.  

    Description : A loop walk on trails in Red Hill Valley. 

    Leader : Richard Reble at reblerichard@gmail.com or 905-945-0536 any day before 9:00 p.m. 


    • 18 Apr 2020
    • 8:45 AM
    • Waterdown/Burlington

    Saturday April 18. The Camino Magnifico, THE BRUCE TRAIL END-TO-END

    General Location: Waterdown/Burlington

    Time : 9:00 a.m., but aim at 8:45 so we can start hiking a little earlier. 

    Meeting Place : Once a member registers for a hike, detailed directions and other info. will be e-mailed to them in a document called The Camino Chronicles three days before the event. The Chronicles are how the members of our end-to-end internally communicate with each other.

    Type of Hike, Length, Pace, and Duration : A 19.1 km, 5 hr linear hike at 3-4 km per hr.

    Terrain : Rock-studded trail in many places makes for tricky footing, but at least the home stretch is on road.

    Bring : Water, snacks, lunch, and hiking boots. Check the weather forecast and dress accordingly. 

    Pub Stop : Some of us go out to eat at a nearby eatery after the hike, but all are welcome at the table. 

    Leader: Richard Reble at reblerichard@gmail.com or 905-945-9536 anytime before 9:00 pm.


    • 21 Apr 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • Centre Hamilton escarpment area

    Tuesday April 21. ANOTHER TUESDAY MORNING - Hike # 11

    Time : 10:00 a.m. - noon. Remember to check e-mail at 7:30 on Tues. morning to see if the hike is still a “go”. 

    General Location: Centre Hamilton escarpment area. 

    Pace : 4-4.5 km per hr. 

    Distance : 8-9 km

    Terrain : Mostly pavement, but with one short rocky stretch on the Bruce Trail. 

    Meeting Place : Parking lot of Sam Lawrence Park on Concession St. in Hamilton. Look for the guy in the Tilley hat. I will e-mail directions to hike registrants. 

    Description :  A loop walk including a bit of the Bruce and an area of old money and old class in a neighborhood where property owners could look down (quite literally) on the rest of us. 

    Leader : Richard Reble at reblerichard@gmail.com or 905-945-0536 any day before 9:00 p.m. 


    • 21 Apr 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Burlington Seniors Centre, 2285 New Street, Burlington




    All members Welcome
    Tuesday, April 21, 2020

    Burlington Seniors' Centre

    2285 New Street, Burlington
    In Central Park area just west of Guelph Line on New Street

    Guest Speaker:  Mark Zelinski

    Mark Zelinski is an award-winning photographer and publisher. His photographic presentation is entitled “Heart of Turtle Island: the Niagara Escarpment”. 

    Members, watch your inbox for AGM Agenda and Attachments 

    Business Portion 

    • Discuss the Annual Report containing the Club’s Financial Statement and Auditor’s Report
    • Hear reports by the Club’s Directors
    • Elect and confirm new Directors
    • Appoint an Auditor and authorize the Directors to fix remunerations
    • Discuss new business
    • Vote on any presented motions.


    • 23 Apr 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • Elizabeth Street Pumphouse, Grimsby

    Thursday April 23. Weekly Waterfront Walk

    Time : 10:00am.

    Location : Elizabeth Street Pumphouse, Grimsby

    Pace : brisk, 4-5 km per hour

    Distance : approximately 2 hours

    Terrain : flat, easy

    Meeting Place : In the parking lot adjacent to the Elizabeth Street Pumphouse and the Grimsby 1812 Bicentennial Peace Park at the north end of Elizabeth Street in Grimsby.  Exit the QEW at Christie Street. Turn left onto Christie Street, crossing the highway on the overpass. Turn right on Olive Street. Follow Olive to Elizabeth Street.  Turn left on Elizabeth and follow it all the way down to the lake. It will bring you right down into the parking lot where we are meeting. 

    Description : Forty Mile Creek trail and town streets.  Walking shoes are fine, no sandals.  Dress for the weather.  Walk is cancelled if heavy rain is occurring.

    Leader : Teri Kramer,  terikramer@gmail.com


    • 24 Apr 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:45 PM
    • Aldershot Pool
    • 6

    Beginner Safety and Rescue Skills - learn about kayaking in the comfort of a warm pool.

    Registration opens Mar 6 2020

    Intro to kayak, different types of kayaks and parts of a kayak, entering and exiting the kayak, wet-exit and assisted rescue. Boats and all gear provided but recommended that you use your own boat if suitable. Paddle Canada certified instructors from Ontario Sea Kayak Centre. Class size is limited so book early to avoid disappointment. 

    Information Sheet


    • 25 Apr 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Burlington

    PADDLING LEADERSHIP SERIES

    Open invitation to all Halton Outdoor Club members to learn more about how to become a Paddling Leader. As a volunteer based Club, we are seeking future paddling leaders. You are not alone; you are supported by fellow paddling leaders to help guide and assist you to become a future paddling leader.

    Come join us in the three part series. Each workshop will have key guest speakers who will share their knowledge on leading and managing a group.

    • Dates:  
      • April 8,     7:00pm-9:00pm      Come out to find out 
      • April 25,   8:30am-12:00pm    Real World Leadership, Weather, Navigation
      • May 9,      8:30am-12:00pm    Water Danger  Risk Assessment
    • Location:  Halton Regional Police HQ  Community Room
                         3800 Constable Henshaw Blvd
                        (Walkers Line south of Dundas) , Burlington
    • Topics just name a few! Come out to find out!
      • What skill level is required? 
      • Where and how do I start to plan a group trip?
      • Leadership Principles
      • Group management based on dynamics 
      • Communication 
      • Environment assessment : weather, cold water , navigation
      • Risk assessment
      • Club policy and procedures


    No Cost, Please register, Self-cancel
    Registration opens: March 6, 2020
    Leaders: Donna Barber, Sandy Nay
    Contact paddling@haltonoutdoorclub.ca for more info information


    • 26 Apr 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • Niagara River

    Sunday April 26. UNO MISTERIO: Hike # 2 (River of Danger and Delight)  

    Thought of the Day : The less you reveal, the more people can wonder. Keep 'em guessing. Or you can tell them everything and bore them to death. 

    Time : Meet 10:00 a.m. 

    General Area : Niagara River

    Pace, Duration and Terrain: 2-2.5 km per hr. for 3 hrs. over a hilly and rocky, and sometimes muddy path. 

    Meeting Place : The parking lot of the Whirlpool Golf Club on Niagara Parkway across the road from the Whirlpool. The leader will e-mail directions to members who register for the hike. 

    Description : We'll hike from the Whirlpool Golf Club along the Niagara Parkway to the Glen, descend stairs into the Gorge, follow the edge of Niagara River up the Whirlpool where we'll snack on limestone, table rock at the edge and them return to Golf Club by way of the Fishermen's Stair.

    Bring : Water, snack, hiking boots, a change of clothing, and money for lunch at the golf club afterwards. 

    Leader: Richard Reble at reblerichard@gmail.com or 905-945-0536 any day before 9:00 p.m. 


    • 28 Apr 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • West Hamilton mountain

    Tuesday April 28. ANOTHER TUESDAY MORNING - Hike # 12

    Time : 10: 00 a.m. - noon. Remember to check e-mail at 7:30 on Tues. morning to see if the hike is still a “go”. 

    General Location : West Hamilton mountain

    Pace : 4-4.5 km per hr. 

    Distance : 8-9 km

    Terrain : Mostly flat and easy but with occasional tire ruts and tree roots.

    Meeting Place : The parking lot behind Chedoke Golf Course club house. I will e-mail directions to hike registrants.

    Description : A  there-and-back hike to Iroquoia Heights Conservation Area via the Chedoke Rail Trail and the Bruce Trail. 

    Leader : Richard Reble at reblerichard@gmail.com or 905-945-0536 any day before 9:00 p.m. 


    • 30 Apr 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • Van Wagners beachfront trail, Hamilton

    Thursday April 30. Weekly Waterfront Walk

    Time : 10:00am.

    Location : Van Wagners beachfront trail, Hamilton

    Pace : brisk, 4-5 km per hour

    Distance : approximately 2 hours

    Terrain : flat, easy

    Meeting Place : In the parking lot at Hutch’s on the Beach Restaurant, 280 Van Wagners Beach Road, Hamilton. Exit the QEW at Centennial Parkway. Drive north to Van Wagners Beach Road. Turn left on Van Wagners and follow it around until you see Hutch’s Restaurant. Turn right into the parking lot where we are meeting. 

    Description : paved walkway along the waterfront. Walking shoes are fine, no sandals. Dress for the weather.  Walk is cancelled if heavy rain is occurring.

    Leader : Teri Kramer,  terikramer@gmail.com


    • 02 May 2020
    • 8:45 AM
    • Mount Nemo/Lowville/Kilbride area

    Saturday May 2. The Camino Magnifico, THE BRUCE TRAIL END-TO-END

    General Location: Mount Nemo/Lowville/ Kilbride area

    Time : 9:00 a.m., but aim at 8:45 so we can start hiking a little earlier. 

    Meeting Place : Once a member registers for a hike, detailed directions and other info. will be e-mailed to them in a document called The Camino Chronicles three days before the event. The Chronicles are how the members of our end-to-end internally communicate with each other.

    Type of Hike, Length, Pace and Duration : A 15.6 km, 4 hr linear hike at 3-4 km per hr. 

    Terrain : Alternates between easy stretches of road walking and rocky trail with poor footing. 

    Bring : Water, snacks, lunch, and hiking boots. Check the weather forecast and dress accordingly. 

    Pub Stop : Some of us go out to eat at a nearby eatery after the hike, but all are welcome at the table.

    Leader: Richard Reble at reblerichard@gmail.com or 905-945-9536 anytime before 9:00 pm.


    • 03 May 2020
    • 9:45 AM
    • Sherwood Forest Park, Burlington

    SEASON OPENER: Sherwood Forest to HAMILTON

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADERS

    Alan & Helen Wing

    RIDE LEADERS

    CONTACT

    alanwing645@gmail.com

    905-320-2859

    helenwing645@gmail.com

    905-220-0723  

    CADENCE/PACE

    Level 1

    DESCRIPTION Paved, flat trail along former hydro easement. Quite a few street crossings.

    DISTANCE

    30km +/-

    Sherwood Forest to Hamilton

    MEETING PLACE

    & TIME

    Meet at 9:45 for a 10:00 start at Sherwood Forest Park off Burloak Dr. at Prince William Dr.

    Meeting Place Map

    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.

    REGISTRATION

    OPENS

    1 week before the ride

    EXTRAS

    We stop for lunch & snacks, unless noted, so bring a lunch, snacks & water.

    IMPORTANT

    REMINDERS

    Helmet, tire repair kit including spare tube.

    Attention Non-Members:  If you are thinking about becoming a member, The Halton Outdoor Club invites you to take part in up to two club activities as a Non-Member.  After that, please join our club so we can welcome you as a member.    

    • 05 May 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • North Burlington

    Tuesday May 5. ANOTHER TUESDAY MORNING - Hike # 13

    Time : 10:00 a.m. - noon. Remember to check your e-mail at 7:30 Tues. morning to see if the hike is still a “go”. 

    General Location : North Burlington

    Meeting Place : Bruce Trail fence stile on the west side of Guelph Line between Dundas St. and No.1 Sideroad. Look for the guy in the Tilley hat. I will e-mail directions to hike registrants. 

    Pace : 4 km per hr. 

    Distance : 8 km

    Terrain : Mostly hilly with some poor footing and tree roots.

    Description : A there-and-back hike on the Bruce Trail between Guelph Line and Cedar Springs Rd. 

    Leader : Richard Reble at reblerichard@gmail.com or 905-945-0536 any day before 9:00 p.m. 


    • 07 May 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • Hamilton waterfront including Bayfront Park

    Thursday May 7. Weekly Waterfront Walk

    Time : 10:00am.

    Location : Hamilton waterfront including Bayfront Park 

    Pace : brisk, 4-5 km per hour

    Distance : approximately 2 hours

    Terrain : flat, easy

    Meeting Place : In the parking lot at Williams Fresh Café, 47 Discovery Drive, Hamilton. From Burlington Street East, turn right on John Street North. Turn left onto Guise Street East. Turn right on Discovery Drive and follow it to the parking lot at Williams Fresh Café.

    Description : paved walkway along the waterfront. Walking shoes are fine, no sandals. Dress for the weather. Walk is cancelled if heavy rain is occurring.

    Leader : Teri Kramer,  terikramer@gmail.com


    • 07 May 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • Hilton Falls Conservation Area

    Thursday Group May 7, 2020

    Location : Hilton Falls Conservation Area
    Time : 10:00 am. - 1:00 pm. 
    Pace : Leisurely - 3km/hr or less
    Terrain : Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance : Approximately 10 km.

    Description : Hilton Falls is a place of beauty year round, especially in Spring with its many wildflowers and other plant life, including the elusive Walking Fern. Come out and enjoy the beauty of Spring hiking in this Conservation Area. Meet in the parking lot of Hilton Falls Conservation Area located on Number 5 Sideroad (also known as Campbellville Road and Regional Road 9) between Guelph Line and Highway 25. Map 11. Conservation Area Pass or parking fee. Bring water, a lunch, sunscreen lotion and insect repellent.  Optional refreshment stop afterwards.

    Leader – Anne Armstrong 905 617 3937 hikingrandma@gmail.com 

    • 08 May 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:45 PM
    • Aldershot Pool
    • 8

    Intermediate Safety and Rescue Skills - learn about kayaking in the comfort of a warm pool.

    Registration opens Mar 6 2020

    Self-rescue with a paddle float, scramble rescue and a review of the assisted rescue. Boats and all gear provided but recommended that you use your own boat if suitable. Paddle Canada certified instructors from Ontario Sea Kayak Centre. Class size is limited so book early to avoid disappointment. 

    Information Sheet


    • 09 May 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Burlington

    PADDLING LEADERSHIP SERIES

    Open invitation to all Halton Outdoor Club members to learn more about how to become a Paddling Leader. As a volunteer based Club, we are seeking future paddling leaders. You are not alone; you are supported by fellow paddling leaders to help guide and assist you to become a future paddling leader.

    Come join us in the three part series. Each workshop will have key guest speakers who will share their knowledge on leading and managing a group.

    • Dates:  
      • April 8,     7:00pm-9:00pm      Come out to find out 
      • April 25,   8:30am-12:00pm    Real World Leadership, Weather, Navigation
      • May 9,      8:30am-12:00pm    Water Danger  Risk Assessment
    • Location:  Halton Regional Police HQ  Community Room
                         3800 Constable Henshaw Blvd
                        (Walkers Line south of Dundas) , Burlington
    • Topics just name a few! Come out to find out!
      • What skill level is required? 
      • Where and how do I start to plan a group trip?
      • Leadership Principles
      • Group management based on dynamics 
      • Communication 
      • Environment assessment : weather, cold water , navigation
      • Risk assessment
      • Club policy and procedures


    No Cost, Please register, Self-cancel
    Registration opens: March 6, 2020
    Leaders: Donna Barber, Sandy Nay
    Contact paddling@haltonoutdoorclub.ca for more info information


    • 09 May 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    • meet at Mainway Recreation Centre 4015 Mainway, Burlington, ON L7P 3N9
    • 39

    Bus Day Trip Saturday May 9 2020


    Trip Leader:  Phill Armstrong  hikingrandpa@gmail.com

    Cost:  $25  Sign up and Pay by clicking Register

    Registration opens April 1 2020

    Pickup Spot: We park our cars in the north east corner of the parking lot at Mainway Recreation Centre located on the north side of Mainway just east of Walkers Line.  

    Bring a lunch and water or drinks with you as well as boots and rainwear


    Long Hike about 15km 4 1/2hrs

    Medium Hike about 9.5 km 3 1/2 hrs 

    Short Hike will be a leisurely 3 hrs including lunch stop about 8km

    Read more....  Printable Information Sheet with trip details

    • 09 May 2020
    • 12:45 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Guelph Lake Conservation Area - Island Boat Launch

    Season Opener Paddle - A1-A2 May 9 2020

    Registration opens Apr 9 2020

    Trip Leader

    Sandy Nay

    Trip Leader Contact Email

    snay1@bell.net

    Address

    7743 Conservation Rd RR4, Guelph, ON N1H 6J1

    Google Map Plus Code


    Body of Water

    Guelph Lake, Inland Lake 

    Boat Launch Location

    Island Boat Launch

    Arrival Time

    12:45 PM

    On the water time, ready to paddle, no additional paddlers after this time

    1:30 PM

    Maximum number of paddlers including leader

    Open

    Boat Rental Available

    No

    Boat Rental Details

    N/A 

    Launch Conditions

    Sand and pebbles

    Endurence/Pace

    Not Strenuous (A) - Daily paddling typically less than 3 hours with distances of 5 kilometers or less

    Skill Level

    Novice (1) - Requires basic paddling skills - practiced wet exits. Expect protected waters + easy  landings and shelter for resting

    Bathroom Facilities at Launch Site

    Portapotty

    Go to Restaurant After Paddle

    Yes

    Restaurant, Restaurant Location 

    Chucks Roadhouse 174 Clair Rd E Guelph

    Additional Details

    Dry Suit. Wet Suit Recommended , Bring change of clothes , Going out for a bite to eat after paddle 

    • 10 May 2020
    • 9:45 AM
    • Brantford

    TH&B RAIL TRAIL - BRANTFORD TO MT PLEASANT

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADERS

    Alan & Helen Wing

    RIDE LEADERS

    CONTACT

    alanwing645@gmail.com

    905-320-2859

    helenwing645@gmail.com

    905-220-0723  

    CADENCE/PACE

    Level 1

    DESCRIPTION Mostly paved trail.

    DISTANCE

    25km +/-

    Brantford to Mt Pleasant

    MEETING PLACE

    & TIME

    Meet at 9:45 a.m. for a 10:00 departure in Brantford at parking area behind Civic Centre

    Meeting Place Map

    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.

    REGISTRATION

    OPENS

    1 week before the ride

    EXTRAS

    We stop for lunch & snacks, unless noted, so bring a lunch, snacks & water.

    IMPORTANT

    REMINDERS

    Helmet, tire repair kit including spare tube.

    Attention Non-Members:  If you are thinking about becoming a member, The Halton Outdoor Club invites you to take part in up to two club activities as a Non-Member.  After that, please join our club so we can welcome you as a member.    

    • 10 May 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • Halton Agreement Forest

    Sunday May 10. UNO MISTERIO: Hike # 3 (Mazes within Mazes within Mazes) 

    Thought of the Day : Hike on the edge of mystery. We've always been on the edge of mystery. Death is is ever just one breath away.

    Time : Meet at 10:00 a.m.

    General Area : Halton Agreement Forest

    Pace, Duration and Terrain : 3-4 km per hr. for 3 hrs. over mostly flat terrain studded with rocks and tree roots. 

    Meeting Place : The parking lot of the Mohawk Raceway and Casino on Guelph Line just north of Campbellville. The leader will e-mail directions to members who register for the hike.

    Description : People never know how I find my way from start to finish in this forest which seems to just keep going on and on Frankly, neither do I, but we always get out don't we?

    Bring : Water, snack, hiking boots, and money for lunch somewhere afterward. 

    Leader: Richard Reble at reblerichard@gmail.com or 905-945-0536 any day before 9:00 p.m. 


    • 12 May 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • Waterdown and Burlington

    Tuesday May 12. ANOTHER TUESDAY MORNING - Hike # 14

    Time : 10:00 a.m. - noon. Remember to check your e-mail at 7:30 on Tues. morning to see if the hike is still a “go”. 

    General Location :  Waterdown and Burlington.

    Pace : 3.5-4 km per hr. 

    Distance : 7-8 km. 

    Terrain : Some steep hills with tree roots to watch out for.

    Meeting Place : The Bruce Trail crossing on Snake Rd. just south of Waterdown. Look for the guy in the Tilley hat. I will e-mail directions to hike registrants. 

    Description : A loop hike that will take us along Grindstone Creek through wooded ravines and valleys to Smokey (Smoky?) Hollow, Hidden Valley, and Lemonville.

    Leader : Richard Reble at reblerichard@gmail.com or 905-945-0536 any day before 9:00 p.m. 


    • 13 May 2020
    • 9:45 AM
    • Paris

    PARIS TO CAMBRIDGE RAIL TRAIL

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADERS

    Alan & Helen Wing

    RIDE LEADERS

    CONTACT

    alanwing645@gmail.com

    905-320-2859

    helenwing645@gmail.com

    905-220-0723  

    CADENCE/PACE

    Level 1

    DESCRIPTION Packed gravel trailLunch stop at Churchill Park.

    DISTANCE

    40km +/-

    Paris to Cambridge

    MEETING PLACE

    & TIME

    Meet at P 58.2 (Paris) on Willow St. at 9:45 a.m. for a 10:00 a.m. departure. 

    Meeting Place Map

    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.

    REGISTRATION

    OPENS

    1 week before the ride

    EXTRAS

    We stop for lunch & snacks, unless noted, so bring a lunch, snacks & water.

    IMPORTANT

    REMINDERS

    Helmet, tire repair kit including spare tube.

    Attention Non-Members:  If you are thinking about becoming a member, The Halton Outdoor Club invites you to take part in up to two club activities as a Non-Member.  After that, please join our club so we can welcome you as a member.    

    • 13 May 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • Sixteen Mile Creek Valley Oakville

    Wednesday May 13. Good Companions 

    Location: Sixteen Mile Creek Valley Oakville 

    Time : 10:00 am
    Pace : Leisurely - 3km/hr or less
    Terrain : Easy - Mostly flat and usually good footing

    Description : Spring has arrived and with it all the beautiful wildflowers, including the Virginia Bluebells which grow in this valley. Come out and enjoy the flowers and explore the valley. Expect some long, but gentle hills. Meet at the corner of River Glen and Neyagawa, north of Upper Middle Road and south of Highway 5. Park in the lot beside the baseball playing fields on the southeast corner. Bring water, a snack, sunscreen and insect repellent. Optional refreshment stop afterwards.

    Leader – Anne Armstrong 905 617 3937 hikingrandma@gmail.com 

    • 14 May 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • Elizabeth Street Pumphouse, Grimsby

    Thursday May 14. Weekly Waterfront Walk

    Time : 10:00 am.

    Location : Elizabeth Street Pumphouse, Grimsby

    Pace : brisk, 4-5 km per hour

    Distance : approximately 2 hours

    Terrain : flat, easy

    Meeting Place : In the parking lot adjacent to the Elizabeth Street Pumphouse and the Grimsby 1812 Bicentennial Peace Park at the north end of Elizabeth Street in Grimsby. Exit the QEW at Christie Street. Turn left onto Christie Street, crossing the highway on the overpass. Turn right on Olive Street. Follow Olive to Elizabeth Street.  Turn left on Elizabeth and follow it all the way down to the lake. It will bring you right down into the parking lot where we are meeting. 

    Description : Forty Mile Creek trail and town streets.  Walking shoes are fine, no sandals.  Dress for the weather.  Walk is cancelled if heavy rain is occurring.

    Leader : Teri Kramer,  terikramer@gmail.com


    • 14 May 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Hikers Haven Oakville

    PADDLING TIPS SERIES


    Open invitation to all Halton Outdoor Club members to learn more about kayaking, safety protocol, tripping, and navigation to just name a few topics. 


    There will be a series of 6 nights where we will meet to discuss and share best practices both out and in the water. Each workshop will be led by our own members who have learned and want to share their knowledge. This will not be led by certified Paddle Canada leaders (unless a member is certified).  

    This series is for new to kayak, beginner novice paddlers or intermediates who want to refresh. The first night will be indoors only. The next five will be outdoors with 30 mins on dry land and then off to the water to practice.


    Thursday nights
    7:00pm-8:30pm May 14 Topic: Intro to Kayak, Paddle Smart Canada, Gear,
    * only- Hikers Haven:  166 South Service Rd Oakville

    7:00pm-8:30pm * if a club member has a question/topic, subject to change  
    May 21: Topic: Racks/ Tie down, water practise    
    May 28: Topic: Maintenance, water practise
    Jun 4:   Topic: Tow rope, water practise
    Jun 11: Topic : Paddle strokes, water practise
    Jun 18: Topic : Wet exit, self-rescues, water practise
    5234 Kelso Rd, Kelso Conservation Area   *$7 park fee

    No Cost , Please register and self-cancel. 

    Registration opens: March 6, 2020

    Leaders: Dorothy Rideough, Heather McClintock

    If you need a kayak, perhaps a member will have spare/gear that you can borrow.

    Contact paddling@haltonoutdoorclub.ca for more information 

    • 15 May 2020
    • 17 May 2020
    • Kingston, ON
    • 26

    Kingston Hiking Trip


    Date:  Friday May 15 - Sunday May 17, 2020

    Description:  Explore trails in the Kingston and Frontenac area and enjoy a Sunset Dinner Cruise of the 1000 Islands.

    Leaders:  Jim and Patti Blair pblair24@cogeco.ca

    Accommodation:  Watts Hall Residence, Queen’s University

    Cost:  $425 per person

    Registration opens March 4 2020

    Please read the Trip Information Sheet for full details before registering.

    Trip Information Sheet
    • 15 May 2020
    • 6:00 PM
    • LaSalle Marina, 831 LaSalle Park Rd, Burlington
    Friday Night Paddle & Bite

    Open to all Halton Outdoor Members who would like to join us for a leisurely paddle and bite to eat afterwards


    Back by popular request


    Come paddle with us on Friday nights during the summer months


    Leaders: Sherry Vanderheyden & Dorothy Rideough 

    Dates:

    Friday May 15 * dry suit/wet suit recommended
    Friday June 12 * dry suit/wet suit recommended
    Friday July 17   * appropriate paddling clothes for water temperature
    Friday August 21 * appropriate paddling clothes for water temperature

    Location: LaSalle Marina, 831 LaSalle Park Rd, Burlington will be default location. * Weather/wind may determine different location if need be. Will send out bulletin if required via paddler forum.

    Time:
    Arrive time 6:00pm, on water/ launch time 6:30pm
               off water by est. 8:30pm

    Spots: Open

    Registration: Is required

    Registration opens: 14 days before paddle date

    Bring a change of clothes for afterwards

    • 15 May 2020
    • 6:30 PM
    • Oakville

    NORTH OAKVILLE TRAILS

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADER

    Heather Wilson

    RIDE LEADER

    CONTACT

    heatherwlsn249@gmail.com

    289-259-5099

    CADENCE/PACE

    Level 2

    DESCRIPTION Route may vary from week to week but generally covers the trail network in North Oakville, East/West of 16 Mile Creek.

    DISTANCE

    20-30 km

    MEETING PLACE

    & TIME

    Meet for 6:30 pm departure at the parking lot at Neyagawa and River Glen.

    Meeting Place Map

    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.

    REGISTRATION

    OPENS

    1 week before the ride

    EXTRAS


    IMPORTANT

    REMINDERS

    Helmet, tire repair kit including spare tube.

    Attention Non-Members:  If you are thinking about becoming a member, The Halton Outdoor Club invites you to take part in up to two club activities as a Non-Member.  After that, please join our club so we can welcome you as a member.    

    • 16 May 2020
    • 8:45 AM
    • Campbellville area

    Saturday May 16. The Camino Magnifico, THE BRUCE TRAIL END-TO-END

    General Location: Campbellville area. The last hike in Iroquoia. 

    Time : 9:00 a.m., but aim at 8:45 so we can start hiking a little earlier. 

    Meeting Place : Once a member registers for a hike, detailed directions and other info. will be e-mailed to them in a document called The Camino Chronicles three days before the event. The Chronicles are how the members of our end-to-end internally communicate with each other.

    Type of Hike, Length, Pace and Duration : A 19.1 km, 5+/- hr. linear hike at 3-4 km per hr. 

    Terrain : For most of this hike, the route is studded with rocks and tree roots, thus making for tricky footing. 

    Bring : Water, snacks, lunch, and hiking boots. Check the weather forecast and dress accordingly. 

    Pub Stop : Some of us go out to eat at a nearby eatery after the hike, but all are welcome at the table. 

    Leader: Richard Reble at reblerichard@gmail.com or 905-945-9536 anytime before 9:00 pm.


    • 16 May 2020
    • 9:15 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Henley Island Drive, St. Catharines
    • 24

    Martindale Pond St. Catharines Day Paddle May 16 2020

    Registration opens April 16 2020

    Trip Leaders Paul and Peggy Humber
    Trip Leader Contact Email ph48chief@gmail.com
    Address Henley Island Drive, St. Catharines (stay right immediately after crossing bridge)
    Google Map Plus Code 5PRF+4W St. Catharines, Ontario
    Body of Water Martindale Pond
    Boat Launch Location copy google plus code above and paste to google maps
    Arrival Time 9:15 AM
    On the water time, ready to paddle, no additional paddlers after this time
    10:00 AM
    Maximum number of paddlers including leader 24
    Boat Rental Available No
    Boat Rental Details N/A
    Launch Conditions Dock
    Endurence/Pace Not Strenuous (A) - Daily paddling typically less than 3 hours with distances of 5 kilometers or less
    Skill Level Novice (1) - Requires basic paddling skills - practiced wet exits. Expect protected waters + easy landings and shelter for resting
    Bathroom Facilities at Launch Site Portapotty
    Go to Restaurant After Paddle To be determined
    Restaurant and Restaurant Location To be determined
    Additional Details Dry Suit , Wet Suit recommended, Dress for water temparature, bring water, change of clothes
    • 16 May 2020
    • 9:45 AM
    • Mississauga

    PT CREDIT TO SUNNYSIDE PARK

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADERS

    Rob Pegoraro & Lorraine Rohm

    RIDE LEADERS

    CONTACT

    rpegoraro@sympatico.ca

    647-884-4474

    lorraine3@cogeco.ca

    365-778-1811

    CADENCE/PACE

    Level 1

    DESCRIPTION Flat, mostly paved through parkland, residential streets, mostly along waterfrontIce cream stop on the way back.

    DISTANCE

    35km +/-

    Pt Credit to Sunnyside Park

    MEETING PLACE

    & TIME

    Meet at 9:45 for a 10:00 start at JJ Plaus Park, 1 Port Street East, Mississauga.

    Meeting Place Map

    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.

    REGISTRATION

    OPENS

    1 week before the ride

    EXTRAS

    We stop for lunch & snacks, unless noted, so bring a lunch, snacks & water.

    IMPORTANT

    REMINDERS

    Helmet, tire repair kit including spare tube.

    Attention Non-Members:  If you are thinking about becoming a member, The Halton Outdoor Club invites you to take part in up to two club activities as a Non-Member.  After that, please join our club so we can welcome you as a member.    

    • 16 May 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • Dundas

    Saturday May 16. Loops & Lattes, #3 Borer’s Falls/Berry Tract Loop

    Location : Dundas

    Time : 10:00 am. Meet at Patterson Rd. 

    Distance : Approx. 8 km (2 - 3 hrs)

    Terrain : moderate, good combination of terrain, some hills and flats, not easy footing. 

    Pace : Easy, 3 to 4 km. per hour

    Hike Description : This hike has some of the best sites of the Bruce Trail and Royal Botanical Gardens’ trails, magnificent views of Hamilton and Burlington on a clear day. About half point we will have a view of Borer’s Falls. Notice we are changing the meeting point to save parking money. 

    Parking : At the end of Patterson Rd, off Old Guelph Rd. after curving to the right turn immediately left and drive to the end of the road. You can see Hwy 6 from parking lot. Bring water and a snack. Icers may be necessary (hopefully not) but bring your hiking poles.

    Leader : Ruth Merz, ruthmerz1@outlook.com 


    • 17 May 2020
    • 9:30 AM
    • Mississauga

    CALEDON TRAIL

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADER

    Nancy Stevens

    RIDE LEADER

    CONTACT

    nancystevens7@gmail.com

    905-277-8913

    CADENCE/PACE

    Level 1

    DESCRIPTION Flat, packed gravel trail.

    DISTANCE

    40km +/-

    Brickworks to Caledon E

    MEETING PLACE

    & TIME

    Meet at the parking lot at the Brickworks on Mississauga Rd N at 9:30 for a 9:45 start.

    Meeting Place Map

    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.

    REGISTRATION

    OPENS

    1 week before the ride

    EXTRAS

    We stop for lunch & snacks, unless noted, so bring a lunch, snacks & water.

    IMPORTANT

    REMINDERS

    Helmet, tire repair kit including spare tube.

    Attention Non-Members:  If you are thinking about becoming a member, The Halton Outdoor Club invites you to take part in up to two club activities as a Non-Member.  After that, please join our club so we can welcome you as a member.    

    • 17 May 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • Scotsdale Farm Trafalgar Rd.

    Sunday May 17. General Hike 

    Location: Scotsdale Farm Trafalgar Rd.
    Time : 10:00 am. - 1:00 pm.

    Pace : Leisurely - 3km/hr or less
    Terrain : Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Pace : Leisurely
    Distance : Approx. 8 km.

    Description : Scotsdale Farm in Spring is lovely with lots of wildflowers to see. Located just north of Georgetown on the east side of Trafalgar Rd. it is an Ontario Heritage property donated by the Bennett family who farmed the property for many years. Be careful, it is easy to miss. The parking is right beside the farmhouse and other farm buildings. Bring water, a snack, sunscreen and insect repellent. Suitable for determined beginners.

    Leader – Anne Armstrong 905 617 3937 hikingrandma@gmail.com 

    • 19 May 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • Upper Stoney Creek

    Tuesday May 19. ANOTHER TUESDAY MORNING - Hike # 15

    Time : 10:00 a.m. - noon. Remember to check your e-mail at 7:30 on Tues. morning to see if the hike is still a “go”. 

    General Location : Upper Stoney Creek

    Pace : 3.5-4 km per hr. 

    Distance : 7- 8 km.

    Terrain : Easy. 

    Meeting Place : Valley Park Community Centre parking lot on Stonechurch Rd. Look for the guy with the Tilley hat. I will e-mail directions to the hike registrants. 

    Description :  A loop walk  through Valley Park and Karst Conservation Area. Karst is cave-forming ground and Hamilton has one passable cave, maybe more. 

    Leader : Richard Reble at reblerichard@gmail.com or 905-945-0536 any day before 9:00 p.m. 


    • 21 May 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • Van Wagners beachfront trail, Hamilton

    Thursday May 21. Weekly Waterfront Walk

    Time : 10:00am.

    Location : Van Wagners beachfront trail, Hamilton

    Pace : brisk, 4-5 km per hour

    Distance : approximately 2 hours

    Terrain : flat, easy

    Meeting Place : In the parking lot at Hutch’s on the Beach Restaurant, 280 Van Wagners Beach Road, Hamilton.  Exit the QEW at Centennial Parkway.  Drive north to Van Wagners Beach Road.  Turn left on Van Wagners and follow it around until you see Hutch’s Restaurant.  Turn right into the parking lot where we are meeting. 

    Description : paved walkway along the waterfront.  Walking shoes are fine, no sandals.  Dress for the weather.  Walk is cancelled if heavy rain is occurring.

    Leader : Teri Kramer,  terikramer@gmail.com


    • 21 May 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Kelso Conservation Area

    PADDLING TIPS SERIES


    Open invitation to all Halton Outdoor Club members to learn more about kayaking, safety protocol, tripping, and navigation to just name a few topics. 


    There will be a series of 6 nights where we will meet to discuss and share best practices both out and in the water. Each workshop will be led by our own members who have learned and want to share their knowledge. This will not be led by certified Paddle Canada leaders (unless a member is certified).  

    This series is for new to kayak, beginner novice paddlers or intermediates who want to refresh. The first night will be indoors only. The next five will be outdoors with 30 mins on dry land and then off to the water to practice.


    Thursday nights
    7:00pm-8:30pm May 14 Topic: Intro to Kayak, Paddle Smart Canada, Gear,
    * only- Hikers Haven:  166 South Service Rd Oakville

    7:00pm-8:30pm * if a club member has a question/topic, subject to change  
    May 21: Topic: Racks/ Tie down, water practise    
    May 28: Topic: Maintenance, water practise
    Jun 4:   Topic: Tow rope, water practise
    Jun 11: Topic : Paddle strokes, water practise
    Jun 18: Topic : Wet exit, self-rescues, water practise
    5234 Kelso Rd, Kelso Conservation Area   *$7 park fee

    No Cost , Please register and self-cancel. 

    Registration opens: March 6, 2020

    Leaders: Dorothy Rideough, Heather McClintock

    If you need a kayak, perhaps a member will have spare/gear that you can borrow.

    Contact paddling@haltonoutdoorclub.ca for more information 

    • 22 May 2020
    • 9:45 AM
    • Mississauga

    MISSISSAUGA - LISGAR/AQUITAINE

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADERS

    Bob & Dorothy Ogilvie

    RIDE LEADERS

    CONTACT

    bdogilvie@gmail.com

    647-550-1563

    CADENCE/PACE

    Level 1

    DESCRIPTION Mostly paved, some riding on quiet suburban streets.

    DISTANCE

    25km +/-

    Lisgar/Aquitaine

    MEETING PLACE

    & TIME

    Meet at 9:45 for a 10:00 am departure at Buttonbush Parking in Russian Olive Close, Mississauga.

    Meeting Place Map

    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.

    REGISTRATION

    OPENS

    1 week before the ride

    EXTRAS

    We stop for lunch & snacks, unless noted, so bring a lunch, snacks & water.

    IMPORTANT

    REMINDERS

    Helmet, tire repair kit including spare tube.

    Attention Non-Members:  If you are thinking about becoming a member, The Halton Outdoor Club invites you to take part in up to two club activities as a Non-Member.  After that, please join our club so we can welcome you as a member.    

    • 22 May 2020
    • 6:30 PM
    • Oakville

    NORTH OAKVILLE TRAILS

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADER

    Heather Wilson

    RIDE LEADER

    CONTACT

    heatherwlsn249@gmail.com

    289-259-5099

    CADENCE/PACE

    Level 2

    DESCRIPTION Route may vary from week to week but generally covers the trail network in North Oakville, East/West of 16 Mile Creek.

    DISTANCE

    20-30 km

    MEETING PLACE

    & TIME

    Meet for 6:30 pm departure at the parking lot at Neyagawa and River Glen.

    Meeting Place Map

    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.

    REGISTRATION

    OPENS

    1 week before the ride

    EXTRAS


    IMPORTANT

    REMINDERS

    Helmet, tire repair kit including spare tube.

    Attention Non-Members:  If you are thinking about becoming a member, The Halton Outdoor Club invites you to take part in up to two club activities as a Non-Member.  After that, please join our club so we can welcome you as a member.    

    • 23 May 2020
    • 9:15 AM
    • Toronto

    MARTIN GOODMAN TRAIL

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADERS

    Rob Pegoraro & Lorraine Rohm

    RIDE LEADERS

    CONTACT

    rpegoraro@sympatico.ca

    647-884-4474

    lorraine3@cogeco.ca

    365-778-1811

    CADENCE/PACE

    Level 1

    DESCRIPTION Flat, mostly paved.

    DISTANCE

    30km +/-

    Humber Bay to Beaches

    MEETING PLACE

    & TIME

    Meet at Humber Bay Parking lot, bottom of Park Lawn Rd., at 9:15 for a 9:30 start.

    Meeting Place Map

    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.

    REGISTRATION

    OPENS

    1 week before the ride

    EXTRAS

    We stop for lunch & snacks, unless noted, so bring a lunch, snacks & water.

    IMPORTANT

    REMINDERS

    Helmet, tire repair kit including spare tube.

    Attention Non-Members:  If you are thinking about becoming a member, The Halton Outdoor Club invites you to take part in up to two club activities as a Non-Member.  After that, please join our club so we can welcome you as a member.    

    • 23 May 2020
    • 9:30 AM
    • Jordan and Balls Falls

    Saturday May 23. Enjoy Niagara Hikes

    Time : 9:30 am.

    Location : Jordan and Balls Falls

    Pace : brisk, 4-5 km per hour

    Distance : 3 hours +/-

    Terrain : moderate plus some hills and stairs to climb

    Meeting Place : In the parking lot on Twenty First Street immediately after the one lane bridge. Exit the QEW at Victoria Avenue in Vineland. Turn left onto the South Service Road. It curves around and becomes Twenty First Street. Stay on Twenty First Street as it winds around through some pretty agricultural land. You will come to a one lane bridge. Jordan Valley Campground will be directly in front of you. Follow Twenty First Street as it turns left to cross the bridge. Just after the bridge, turn right into the parking lot where we are meeting.

    Description : We will hike, there and back, through the Jordan Valley up to Balls Falls and on to the upper falls. Hopefully lots of water will be flowing over the falls.  Bring water and snacks. Wear hiking boots. Dress for the weather considering sun exposure and remembering that there could be bugs and ticks in the woods. A lunch stop at the Jordan House will be an option following the hike.

    Leader : Teri Kramer,  terikramer@gmail.com


    • 23 May 2020
    • 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 1947 McClintock Dr, Cambridge
    • 24

    Paddling Puslinch May 23 2020

    Registration opens April 23 2020

    Trip Leader Sandy Nay
    Trip Leader Contact Email snay1@bell.net
    Address 1947 McClintock Dr, Cambridge
    Google Map Plus Code
    Body of Water Inland Lake
    Boat Launch Location Near public boat launch
    Arrival Time 12:30 PM
    On the water time, ready to paddle, no additional paddlers after this time
    1:15 PM
    Maximum number of paddlers including leader 24
    Boat Rental Available No
    Boat Rental Details N/A
    Launch Conditions Gravel
    Endurence/Pace Not Strenuous (A) - Daily paddling typically less than 3 hours with distances of 5 kilometers or less
    Skill Level Novice (1) - Requires basic paddling skills - practiced wet exits. Expect protected waters + easy landings and shelter for resting
    Bathroom Facilities at Launch Site Nearby Restaurant
    Go to Restaurant After Paddle Yes
    Restaurant and Restaurant Location Old Marina Restaurant - Puslinch Lake
    Additional Details Dry Suit , Wet Suit recommended, dress for water temparature, bring a change of clothes, bite to eat after the paddle
    • 24 May 2020
    • 9:15 AM
    • Hamilton

    CHIPPEWA TRAIL

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADER

    Heather Wilson

    RIDE LEADER

    CONTACT

    heatherwlsn249@gmail.com

    289-259-5099

    CADENCE/PACE

    Level 1

    DESCRIPTION Packed gravel trail.

    DISTANCE

    35km +/-

    Hamilton to Haldimand

    MEETING PLACE

    & TIME

    Meet at parking lot on Anchor Rd. across from Carmen’s/Best Western Hotel 1520 Stone Church Rd E Hamilton at 9:15 for a 9:30 start.

    Meeting Place Map

    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.

    REGISTRATION

    OPENS

    1 week before the ride

    EXTRAS

    We stop for lunch & snacks, unless noted, so bring a lunch, snacks & water.

    IMPORTANT

    REMINDERS

    Helmet, tire repair kit including spare tube.

    Attention Non-Members:  If you are thinking about becoming a member, The Halton Outdoor Club invites you to take part in up to two club activities as a Non-Member.  After that, please join our club so we can welcome you as a member.    

    • 24 May 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • Rattlesnake Point and Crawford Lake

    Sunday May 24. UNO MISTERIO: Hike # 4 (Caught between a rock and a hard place) 

    Thought of the Day : Attraction is only intense when mystery is involved. 

    Date and Time : May 24, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. 

    General Area : Rattlesnake Point and Crawford Lake

    Pace, Duration and Terrain: 3-4 km per hr. for 3 hrs. +/- over rock and tree root-studded trail. 

    Meeting Place : Secret. The leader will e-mail directions to members who register for the hike.

    Description : The hike will cover portions of the conservation areas on each side of the Nassagaweya Canyon in Crawford Lake and Rattlesnake Conservation Areas. The wooded route included three strenuous uphill climbs. 

    Bring: Water, snack, hiking boots, and money for lunch somewhere afterward. 

    Leader: Richard Reble at reblerichard@gmail.com or 905-945-0536 any day before 9:00 p.m. 


    • 24 May 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • Hamilton

    Sunday May 24 . Loops & Lattes, #4 Chedoke Radial Trail Loop

    Location : Hamilton 

    Time : 10:00 am. 

    Distance : Approx. 8 km. 

    Terrain : Easy, long and steady climb of the Escarpment, easy footing. 

    Pace : Moderate, approx. 4 km. per hour.

    Hike Description: Interesting hike along the former B&H  Electric Railway (built in 1906) and along meadows on the Escarpment; will see waterfalls, View of the West part of Hamilton, McMaster University, and Lake Ontario and Hwy 6 at the distance. If lucky you may see a herd of deers and many birds. Park in the Chedoke Civic Golf Course parking lot. From HWY 403 take the exit to Aberdeen Ave. Turn right on Studholme Rd and then turn left onto Beddoe Dr. Continue to the free parking lot below the Cherokee Stairs. Bring water and a snack. Lattes at a local caffe, chosen the day of the hike. 

    Leader : Maureen Hills, cell# is 905 869 5536, hillsmaur@gmail.com


    • 26 May 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • Upper Stoney Creek, east of Centennial Pkwy.

    Tuesday May 26. ANOTHER TUESDAY MORNING - Hike # 16

    Time: 10:00 a.m. - noon. Remember to check your e-mail at 7:30 on Tues. morning to see if the hike is still a “go”.

    General Location: Upper Stoney Creek, east of Centennial Pkwy. 

    Meeting Place:  A roadside parking area at the edge of the escarpment on Ridge Rd. just east of New Mountain Rd. in Stoney Creek. Look for the guy standing next to the guard rail in a Tilley hat. I will e-mail directions to the hike registrants. 

    Description: A loop walk along the edge of the escarpment and the Dofasco Trail 

    Pace: 4 km per hr. 

    Distance:  8 km 

    Terrain: Easy

    Leader: Richard Reble at reblerichard@gmail.com or 905-945-0536 any day before 9:00 p.m. 


    • 27 May 2020
    • 9:45 AM
    • St Catharines

    WELLAND CANAL

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADERS

    Liz Gibbon & Ann Benisius

    RIDE LEADERS

    CONTACT

    egibbon@cogeco.ca

    905-616-4187

    ann_beniusis@hotmail.com

    289-684-0974

    CADENCE/PACE

    Level 2

    DESCRIPTION Paved, some steep hills.

    DISTANCE

    60km +/-

    St Catharines to Merritt Island Park, Welland

    MEETING PLACE

    & TIME

    Meet at Charles Ansell Park parking lot, on Bunting Rd St Catharines at 9:45 for a 10:00 start.

    Meeting Place Map

    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.

    REGISTRATION

    OPENS

    1 week before the ride

    EXTRAS

    We stop for lunch & snacks, unless noted, so bring a lunch, snacks & water.

    IMPORTANT

    REMINDERS

    Helmet, tire repair kit including spare tube.

    Attention Non-Members:  If you are thinking about becoming a member, The Halton Outdoor Club invites you to take part in up to two club activities as a Non-Member.  After that, please join our club so we can welcome you as a member.    

    • 28 May 2020
    • 13 Jun 2020
    • UK
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Shropshire Hills and The Isle of Wight


    Enjoy two weeks of beautiful hiking on the Shropshire heath and moorland plateau, followed by a week on the lovely Isle of Wight, in the English Channel.

    Three levels of guided hikes will be offered each day.

    Leaders: Clive and Freda Wright fredaandclive@cogeco.ca

    Trip Summary

    We will be using the services of HF Holidays, staying at Longmynd House in Church Stretton and Freshwater Bay on the Isle of Wight. All meals at both houses are included. There will be five days of hiking at each house, with one day off for touring and sightseeing. Transportation by coach bus to and from Heathrow airport and between the houses is provided.

    Cost: $4044.00 per person. Four rooms are available for single occupancy.

    Please read all the information on the Trip Information Sheet before you register

    Registration Opens August 10 2019

    Trip Information Sheet

     

     

    • 28 May 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • Hamilton waterfront including Bayfront Park

    Thursday May 28. Weekly Waterfront Walk

    Time : 10:00am.

    Location : Hamilton waterfront including Bayfront Park 

    Pace : brisk, 4-5 km per hour

    Distance : approximately 2 hours

    Terrain : flat, easy

    Meeting Place : In the parking lot at Williams Fresh Café, 47 Discovery Drive, Hamilton. From Burlington Street East, turn right on John Street North. Turn left onto Guise Street East. Turn right on Discovery Drive and follow it to the parking lot at Williams Fresh Café.

    Description : paved walkway along the waterfront. Walking shoes are fine, no sandals. Dress for the weather.  Walk is cancelled if heavy rain is occurring.

    Leader : Teri Kramer,  terikramer@gmail.com


    • 28 May 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Kelso Conservation Area

    PADDLING TIPS SERIES


    Open invitation to all Halton Outdoor Club members to learn more about kayaking, safety protocol, tripping, and navigation to just name a few topics. 


    There will be a series of 6 nights where we will meet to discuss and share best practices both out and in the water. Each workshop will be led by our own members who have learned and want to share their knowledge. This will not be led by certified Paddle Canada leaders (unless a member is certified).  

    This series is for new to kayak, beginner novice paddlers or intermediates who want to refresh. The first night will be indoors only. The next five will be outdoors with 30 mins on dry land and then off to the water to practice.


    Thursday nights
    7:00pm-8:30pm May 14 Topic: Intro to Kayak, Paddle Smart Canada, Gear,
    * only- Hikers Haven:  166 South Service Rd Oakville

    7:00pm-8:30pm * if a club member has a question/topic, subject to change  
    May 21: Topic: Racks/ Tie down, water practise    
    May 28: Topic: Maintenance, water practise
    Jun 4:   Topic: Tow rope, water practise
    Jun 11: Topic : Paddle strokes, water practise
    Jun 18: Topic : Wet exit, self-rescues, water practise
    5234 Kelso Rd, Kelso Conservation Area   *$7 park fee

    No Cost , Please register and self-cancel. 

    Registration opens: March 6, 2020

    Leaders: Dorothy Rideough, Heather McClintock

    If you need a kayak, perhaps a member will have spare/gear that you can borrow.

    Contact paddling@haltonoutdoorclub.ca for more information 

    • 29 May 2020
    • 6:30 PM
    • Oakville

    NORTH OAKVILLE TRAILS

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADER

    Heather Wilson

    RIDE LEADER

    CONTACT

    heatherwlsn249@gmail.com

    289-259-5099

    CADENCE/PACE

    Level 2

    DESCRIPTION Route may vary from week to week but generally covers the trail network in North Oakville, East/West of 16 Mile Creek.

    DISTANCE

    20-30 km

    MEETING PLACE

    & TIME

    Meet for 6:30 pm departure at the parking lot at Neyagawa and River Glen.

    Meeting Place Map

    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.

    REGISTRATION

    OPENS

    1 week before the ride

    EXTRAS


    IMPORTANT

    REMINDERS

    Helmet, tire repair kit including spare tube.

    Attention Non-Members:  If you are thinking about becoming a member, The Halton Outdoor Club invites you to take part in up to two club activities as a Non-Member.  After that, please join our club so we can welcome you as a member.    

    • 30 May 2020
    • 8:45 AM
    • Milton area

    Saturday May 30. The Camino Magnifico, THE BRUCE TRAIL END-TO-END

    General Location : The first hike of the Toronto Club section. Milton area 

    Time : 9:00 a.m., but aim at 8:45 so we can start hiking a little earlier. 

    Meeting Place : Once a member registers for a hike, detailed directions and other info. will be e-mailed to them in a document called The Camino Chronicles three days before the event. The Chronicles are how the members of our end-to-end internally communicate with each other.

    Type of Hike, Length, Pace and Duration : A 16.3 km, 4+/- hr. linear hike at 3-4 km per hr. 

    Terrain : The majority of this route is studded with rocks and tree roots. Footing is tricky. 

    Bring : Water, snacks, lunch, and hiking boots. Check the weather forecast and dress accordingly. 

    Pub Stop : Some of us go out to eat at a nearby eatery after the hike, but all are welcome at the table.

    Leader: Richard Reble at reblerichard@gmail.com or 905-945-9536 anytime before 9:00 pm.


    • 30 May 2020
    • 9:30 AM
    • Brantford

    BRANTFORD DIKE - SC JOHNSON TRAIL

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADER

    Heather Wilson

    RIDE LEADER

    CONTACT

    heatherwlsn249@gmail.com

    289-259-5099

    CADENCE/PACE

    Level 1

    DESCRIPTION

    DISTANCE

    30km +/-

    Mohawk Park to Brantford Waterworks Park

    MEETING PLACE

    & TIME

    Meet at Mohawk Park, Brantford, Forest Rd, Brantford at 9:30 for a 9:45 start.

    Meeting Place Map

    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.

    REGISTRATION

    OPENS

    1 week before the ride

    EXTRAS

    We stop for lunch & snacks, unless noted, so bring a lunch, snacks & water.

    IMPORTANT

    REMINDERS

    Helmet, tire repair kit including spare tube.

    Attention Non-Members:  If you are thinking about becoming a member, The Halton Outdoor Club invites you to take part in up to two club activities as a Non-Member.  After that, please join our club so we can welcome you as a member.    

    • 31 May 2020
    • 9:30 AM
    • Toronto

    HUMBER VALLEY TRAIL EAST

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADERS

    Rob Pegoraro & Lorraine Rohm

    RIDE LEADERS

    CONTACT

    rpegoraro@sympatico.ca

    647-884-4474

    lorraine3@cogeco.ca

    365-778-1811

    CADENCE/PACE

    Level 1 & 2, Level 2 carrying on the east side of the trail

    DESCRIPTION Mostly paved, few gentle hills.

    DISTANCE

    40km +/-

    Humber Valley Trail East

    MEETING PLACE

    & TIME

    Meet at 9:30 for a 9:45 start at the West Humber Parkland parking lot on the west side of Albion Rd & north side of Irwin Rd in the parking lot.

    Meeting Place Map

    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.

    REGISTRATION

    OPENS

    1 week before the ride

    EXTRAS

    We stop for lunch & snacks, unless noted, so bring a lunch, snacks & water.

    IMPORTANT

    REMINDERS

    Helmet, tire repair kit including spare tube.

    Attention Non-Members:  If you are thinking about becoming a member, The Halton Outdoor Club invites you to take part in up to two club activities as a Non-Member.  After that, please join our club so we can welcome you as a member.    

    • 02 Jun 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • Dundas Valley
    Register

    Tuesday June 2. ANOTHER TUESDAY MORNING - Hike # 17

    Time : 10:00 a.m. - noon. Remember to check your e-mail at 7:30 on Tuesday morning to see if the hike is still a “go”

    General Area : Dundas Valley. 

    Meeting Place : The upper parking lot of The Mill restaurant on Old Dundas/Old Ancaster Rd. in Ancaster. I will send directions in an e-mail to hike registrants.. 

    Description : A loop walk on a variety of Dundas Valley trails to the farm home of the first black family to live in the area. They made it here via the Underground Railroad established to assist black slaves to escape their American owners.

    Pace : 4-4.5 km per hr. 

    Distance : 8-9 km

    Terrain : Easy but with several hills.

    Leader: Richard Reble at reblerichard@gmail.com or 905-945-0536 any day before 9:00 p.m. 


    • 03 Jun 2020
    • 9:45 AM
    • Mississauga
    Registration is closed

    CALEDON TRAIL

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADER

    Gloria Seberras

    RIDE LEADER

    CONTACT

    gloriaseberras@sympatico.ca

    416-575-9844

    CADENCE/PACE

    Level 1

    DESCRIPTION Flat, packed gravel trail.

    DISTANCE

    35km +/-

    Brickworks to Caledon E

    MEETING PLACE

    & TIME

    Meet at the parking lot at the Brickworks on Mississauga Rd N at 9:45 for a 10:00 start.

    Meeting Place Map

    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.

    REGISTRATION

    OPENS

    1 week before the ride

    EXTRAS

    We stop for lunch & snacks, unless noted, so bring a lunch, snacks & water.

    IMPORTANT

    REMINDERS

    Helmet, tire repair kit including spare tube.

    Attention Non-Members:  If you are thinking about becoming a member, The Halton Outdoor Club invites you to take part in up to two club activities as a Non-Member.  After that, please join our club so we can welcome you as a member.    

    • 04 Jun 2020
    • 9:30 AM
    • Elizabeth Street Pumphouse, Grimsby

    Thursday June 4. Weekly Waterfront Walk

    Time : 9:30am.

    Location : Elizabeth Street Pumphouse, Grimsby

    Pace : brisk, 4-5 km per hour

    Distance : approximately 2 hours

    Terrain : flat, easy

    Meeting Place : In the parking lot adjacent to the Elizabeth Street Pumphouse and the Grimsby 1812 Bicentennial Peace Park at the north end of Elizabeth Street in Grimsby.  Exit the QEW at Christie Street. Turn left onto Christie Street, crossing the highway on the overpass.  Turn right on Olive Street.  Follow Olive to Elizabeth Street. Turn left on Elizabeth and follow it all the way down to the lake. It will bring you right down into the parking lot where we are meeting. 

    Description : Forty Mile Creek trail and town streets. Walking shoes are fine, no sandals.  Dress for the weather. Walk is cancelled if heavy rain is occurring.

    Leader : Teri Kramer,  terikramer@gmail.com


    • 04 Jun 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Kelso Conservation Area
    Register

    PADDLING TIPS SERIES


    Open invitation to all Halton Outdoor Club members to learn more about kayaking, safety protocol, tripping, and navigation to just name a few topics. 


    There will be a series of 6 nights where we will meet to discuss and share best practices both out and in the water. Each workshop will be led by our own members who have learned and want to share their knowledge. This will not be led by certified Paddle Canada leaders (unless a member is certified).  

    This series is for new to kayak, beginner novice paddlers or intermediates who want to refresh. The first night will be indoors only. The next five will be outdoors with 30 mins on dry land and then off to the water to practice.


    Thursday nights
    7:00pm-8:30pm May 14 Topic: Intro to Kayak, Paddle Smart Canada, Gear,
    * only- Hikers Haven:  166 South Service Rd Oakville

    7:00pm-8:30pm * if a club member has a question/topic, subject to change  
    May 21: Topic: Racks/ Tie down, water practise    
    May 28: Topic: Maintenance, water practise
    Jun 4:   Topic: Tow rope, water practise
    Jun 11: Topic : Paddle strokes, water practise
    Jun 18: Topic : Wet exit, self-rescues, water practise
    5234 Kelso Rd, Kelso Conservation Area   *$7 park fee

    No Cost , Please register and self-cancel. 

    Registration opens: March 6, 2020

    Leaders: Dorothy Rideough, Heather McClintock

    If you need a kayak, perhaps a member will have spare/gear that you can borrow.

    Contact paddling@haltonoutdoorclub.ca for more information 

    • 05 Jun 2020
    • 6:30 PM
    • Oakville
    Registration is closed

    NORTH OAKVILLE TRAILS

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADER

    Heather Wilson

    RIDE LEADER

    CONTACT

    heatherwlsn249@gmail.com

    289-259-5099

    CADENCE/PACE

    Level 2

    DESCRIPTION Route may vary from week to week but generally covers the trail network in North Oakville, East/West of 16 Mile Creek.

    DISTANCE

    20-30 km

    MEETING PLACE

    & TIME

    Meet for 6:30 pm departure at the parking lot at Neyagawa and River Glen.

    Meeting Place Map

    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.

    REGISTRATION

    OPENS

    1 week before the ride

    EXTRAS


    IMPORTANT

    REMINDERS

    Helmet, tire repair kit including spare tube.

    Attention Non-Members:  If you are thinking about becoming a member, The Halton Outdoor Club invites you to take part in up to two club activities as a Non-Member.  After that, please join our club so we can welcome you as a member.    

    • 06 Jun 2020
    • 8:45 AM
    • Speyside/Georgetown area
    Register

    Saturday June 6. The Camino Magnifico, THE BRUCE TRAIL END-TO-END

    General Location: Speyside/Georgetown area 

    Time : 9:00 a.m., but aim at 8:45 so we can start hiking a little earlier. 

    Meeting Place : Once a member registers for a hike, detailed directions and other info. will be e-mailed to them in a document called The Camino Chronicles three days before the event. The Chronicles are how the members of our end-to-end internally communicate with each other.

    Type of Hike, Length, Pace, and Duration : A 16ish km, 4+/- hr. linear walk at 3-4 km per hr.

    Terrain : Varies widely between stretches of good, fair and poor footing.

    Bring : Water, snacks, lunch, and hiking boots. Check the weather forecast and dress accordingly. 

    Pub Stop : Some of us go out to eat at a nearby eatery after the hike, but all are welcome at the table.

    Leader: Richard Reble at reblerichard@gmail.com or 905-945-9536 anytime before 9:00 pm.


    • 06 Jun 2020
    • 9:15 AM
    • Belwood
    Registration is closed

    ELORA CATARACT TRAIL

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADERS

    Bob & Dorothy Ogilvie

    RIDE LEADERS

    CONTACT

    bdogilvie@gmail.com

    647-550-1563

    CADENCE/PACE

    Level 2

    DESCRIPTION Flat, packed gravel trail. Stop at General Store for butter tarts after ride.

    DISTANCE

    40km +/-

    Belwood to Elora

    MEETING PLACE

    & TIME

    Meet at Belwood, at the corner of Sideroad 10 & Concession Rd 26, south of Grand River at 9:15 for a 9:30 start.

    Meeting Place Map

    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.

    REGISTRATION

    OPENS

    1 week before the ride

    EXTRAS

    We stop for lunch & snacks, unless noted, so bring a lunch, snacks & water.

    IMPORTANT

    REMINDERS

    Helmet, tire repair kit including spare tube.

    Attention Non-Members:  If you are thinking about becoming a member, The Halton Outdoor Club invites you to take part in up to two club activities as a Non-Member.  After that, please join our club so we can welcome you as a member.    

    • 06 Jun 2020
    • 9:15 AM - 3:00 PM
    • 1 Cherry Beach Street, Toronto
    • 24
    Registration is closed

    Paddling HOC & GLSK Toronto Island Jun 6 2020

    Registration opens May 6 2020

    Trip Leader Ralph Gardave
    Trip Leader Contact Email gardave@sympatico.ca
    Address 1 Cherry Beach Street, Toronto
    Google Map Plus Code
    Body of Water Lake Ontario
    Boat Launch Location Cherry Beach Park
    Arrival Time 9:15 AM
    On the water time, ready to paddle, no additional paddlers after this time
    10:00 AM
    Maximum number of paddlers including leader 24
    Boat Rental Available No
    Boat Rental Details N/A
    Launch Conditions Sand and pebbles
    Endurence/Pace Moderately Strenuous (B) - Daily paddling typically between 3 and 5 hours with distances of 5 to 20 kilometers
    Skill Level Intermediate (2) - Requires basic paddling skills including ability to brace and self-rescue and participate in assisted rescue. Be comfortable in up to 1 meter waves. Mostly protected waters and some difficult landings and some sheltered spots for resting
    Bathroom Facilities at Launch Site Bathroom facilities on location
    Go to Restaurant After Paddle Yes
    Restaurant and Restaurant Location TBD
    Additional Details Dry Suit/Wet Suit recommended, bring lunch, water , snacks , dress for water, bring change of clothes, go for bite after paddle
    • 07 Jun 2020
    • 9:15 AM
    • Paris
    Registration is closed

    PARIS TO CAMBRIDGE RAIL TRAIL

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADER

    Sue Dane

    RIDE LEADER

    CONTACT

    sue@speechability.ca

    905-464-0363  

    CADENCE/PACE

    Level 1

    DESCRIPTION Packed gravel trail.

    DISTANCE

    40km +/-

    Paris to Cambridge

    MEETING PLACE

    & TIME

    Meet at P 58.2 (Paris) on Willow St. at 9:15 a.m. for a 9:30 a.m. departure. 

    Meeting Place Map

    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.

    REGISTRATION

    OPENS

    1 week before the ride

    EXTRAS

    We stop for lunch & snacks, unless noted, so bring a lunch, snacks & water.

    IMPORTANT

    REMINDERS

    Helmet, tire repair kit including spare tube.

    Attention Non-Members:  If you are thinking about becoming a member, The Halton Outdoor Club invites you to take part in up to two club activities as a Non-Member.  After that, please join our club so we can welcome you as a member.    

    • 09 Jun 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • Waterdown
    Register

    Tuesday June 9. ANOTHER TUESDAY MORNING - Hike # 18

    Time : 10:00 a.m. - noon. Remember to check your e-mail at 7:30 on Tues. morning to see if the hike is still a “go”. 

    General Location : Waterdown 

    Meeting Place : Curbside at the corner of Mountain Brow Rd. and Flanders Dr.  in Waterdown. Look for the guy wearing a Tilley.  I will e-mail directions to registrants

    Description : A loop walk through woods along the Bruce Trail  to Kerns Rd. Excellent views of Burlington.

    Pace : 3.5-4 km per hr. 

    Distance : 7-8 km

    Terrain : Poor footing due to protruding rocks and tree roots. 

    Leader: Richard Reble at reblerichard@gmail.com or 905-945-0536 any day before 9:00 p.m. 


    • 11 Jun 2020
    • 9:30 AM
    • Van Wagners beachfront trail, Hamilton

    Thursday June 11. Weekly Waterfront Walk

    Time : 9:30am.

    Location : Van Wagners beachfront trail, Hamilton

    Pace : brisk, 4-5 km per hour

    Distance : approximately 2 hours

    Terrain : flat, easy

    Meeting Place : In the parking lot at Hutch’s on the Beach Restaurant, 280 Van Wagners Beach Road, Hamilton. Exit the QEW at Centennial Parkway. Drive north to Van Wagners Beach Road. Turn left on Van Wagners and follow it around until you see Hutch’s Restaurant. Turn right into the parking lot where we are meeting. 

    Description : paved walkway along the waterfront. Walking shoes are fine, no sandals.  Dress for the weather. Walk is cancelled if heavy rain is occurring.

    Leader : Teri Kramer,  terikramer@gmail.com


    • 11 Jun 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Kelso Conservation Area
    Register