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Hike Schedule for March

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

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

See April Hikes for more great hikes.

Snowshoe hikers trekking in kolapore on sunny winter day. Photo Mike Arkless 2018.
Photo © Mike Arkless 2018.

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

Important note on using Google Maps! Google Maps prioritizes fastest and shortest routes. In rural areas of the Beaver Valley, Google Maps may not distinguish road sections that are not winter-maintained or road allowances that are not suitable for automobiles. Avoid following routes that take unmaintained roads or roads too narrow for two lanes of traffic.

This is true for routes west from Grey Rd. 7 in the Beaver Valley to the top of the Niagara Escarpment, such as Sideroad 13A, north of Kimberley, and Sideroad 16C, south of Epping. Access these meet locations from 7th Line only. Additionally be aware that Sideroad 7A west of Grey Rd. 7 and Sideroad 7B east of Grey Rd. 13, north of Kimberley, have no winter maintenance.

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

Sat. Mar. 2

Snowshoeing Sligo

Map 27: T=ModerateP=Medium.  Meet at 10:00 a.m. at km  87.9 east of Sideroad 16C off the 7th Line for a 2 hour outing on the Sligo Side Trail including some additional main trail. Bring a snack and water. Register with leader: Margaret Yaraskavitch or 705-888-7686 or margyarask@rogers.com.

Mon. Mar. 4

Snowshoe Quiet Valley/Epping Area

Map 27: T=ModerateP=Medium.  Meet at 10:00 a.m. at Quiet Valley Rd. and Epping Rd./Sideroad 19 for a 1½-2 hour outing followed by Soup’s On at the leader’s home, 412 Quiet Valley Rd. south of Sideroad 19 east of Grey County Rd. 7. Register with leader and host: Norine Baron 519-599-2442.

Wed. Mar. 6

Snowshoe Falling Water West

Map 26: T=ModerateP=Medium.  Meet at 1:00 p.m. at km 81.0 at the end of Sideroad 7A (old Talisman parking lot) to snowshoe south for a 2 hour in-and-back outing. Access meeting place from 7th Line only. Bring a snack and water. Register with leader: Mike Arkless 416-520-1059 or mearkless@rogers.com.

Sat. Mar. 9

Snowshoe Pacific Slope Friendship Trail

Map 26: T=Moderate/StrenuousP=Medium.  Meet at 10:00 a.m. in the Johnston’s Rd. parking area, km 70.2 to carpool to Hogg’s Falls for a 7 km snowshoe or hike. Bring a snack and water. Register with leader: Glenda Collings 519-694-7691 or gcollings@rogers.com.

Thurs. Mar. 14

CANCELLED
Snowshoe Sligo South

This hike is cancelled due to rain.

Mon. Mar. 18

Snowshoe Georgian Trail Meaford

T=EasyP=Medium.  Meet at 10:00 a.m. at the end of Swathmore Dr. in Meaford (across from Sideroad 13/Muir St.) for a 2 hour out-and-back snowshoe or hike. Bring a snack and water. Register with leader: Glenda Collings 519-694-7691 or gcollings@rogers.com.

Fri. Mar. 22

Fairmount & Seigerman Loops

Map 28: T=ModerateP=Medium.  Meet at 10:00 a.m. on the shoulder of Sideroad 22B (just east of Grey County Rd. 7) where the Fairmount Side Trail enters at km 94.3 for an approx. 12 km hike. Bring lunch and water. Register with leader: Glenda Collings 519-694-7691 or gcollings@rogers.com.

Sun. Mar. 24

Old Baldy & MacKirk Side Trail

Map 26: T=Moderate/StrenuousP=Medium.  Meet at 9:30 a.m. on County Road 13 just south of Kimberley, where the trail goes into the woods. There is off road parking on the east side of the road for 2-3 cars in front of the blue gate and on the east side of County Road 13. This is a 1-1/2 to 2 hour hike up to Old Baldy and the Mac Kirk Side Trail. Bring icers, a snack and sufficient water. Register with leader: Maureen McFarland 647-918-4180 or maureen.mcfarland@gmail.com.

*** Tues. Mar. 26

Snowshoe Craigleith Ski Club

T=Moderate/StrenuousP=Medium.  Meet at 9:30 a.m. at Craigleith Ski Club Main lodge, 164 Craigleith Rd. We will do a loop snowshoe, or hike if no snow, of approx. 8–10 km up and down the escarpment. Bring snacks and water. Register with leader: Ruth Hayworth gar.worth@yahoo.ca.

Wed. Mar. 27

The Blue Mountains Club Visits Kolapore!

The Blue Mountains Club Is Visiting!Map 25: T=ModerateP=Medium.  Distance: 2 hrs. Time: 9:30 am at Tim Horton’s, 1st St. Collingwood. (Beaver Valley Club hikers please contact the hike leader to arrange to meet at the hike location – hike cancellations due to inclement weather will only be announced at Tim Horton’s.)

We will carpool to the parking lot at Kolapore on Grey Rd. 2 in the Beaver Valley Section. We will hike or snowshoe on the Bruce Trail towards Metcalfe Rock for about 1 hour, then return via the same route to the parking lot. Bring water and a snack. Blue Mountains leader: Mary Jane McIntyre (705) 481 1269 or maryj.mcintyre@gmail.com.

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