Hike Schedule for October

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.

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

See November Hikes for more great hikes.

Hoggs Falls in autumn. Photo Marg Yaraskavitch 2016.
Photo © M. Yaraskavitch, 2016.

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

*** Tues. Oct. 2

Tom Thomson Trail
CANCELLED

This hike is cancelled due to inclement weather and trail conditions.

Mon. Oct. 8

Thanksgiving Kids Hike

Hogg’s Falls

Map 26: T=EasyP=Leisurely.  Meet 2 pm in the Hogg’s Falls parking lot, km 63.2, on the west side of Lower Valley Rd., about 750 m north of East Back Line, (N44.285307°, W80.543081°) for a fun kids hike of approximately 2 km (1 to 2 hours) with stops to explore the trail and for nature activities. The hike is geared towards kids ages 4 to 10 and kids must be accompanied by an adult. Hiking boots or running shoes are required. Bring water and a snack. No pets please. Register in advance with leader: Tina MacPhail tinamacphail@gmail.com.

*** Sat. Oct. 13

Blue Mountains End-to-End #1

Blue Mountains: Maps 21-22: T=Moderate/StrenuousP=Medium.  Meet 9 am at the small parking area off Sideroad 15/16 at km 20.4 (N44.342784°, W80.210628°) for a car shuttle to the beginning of a 21 km hike starting east of Dufferin Hi-Land km 56.3 on Mulmur-Nottawasaga Townline, east of Lavender Hill Road at the cemetery. Bring lunch, snacks and sufficient water. Register with leader: Maureen McFarland at maureen.mcfarland@gmail.com or 647-918-4180.

Tues. Oct. 16

Fall Colours Hike

Hogg’s Falls

Map 26: T=ModerateP=Medium.  Meet 10 am at Johnston’s Sideroad parking, km 70.2 (N44.315674°, W80.549984°) to carpool to Hogg’s Falls parking (km 63.2) for a 7 km hike. Bring a snack and water. Register with leader: Scott Thompson 519-924-2556 or sethompson1955@gmail.com.

Thurs. Oct. 18

Ski Hills and Penstocks

Map 26: T=Moderate/StrenuousP=Medium.  Meet 10 am at Beaver Valley Ski Club lower parking lot off Grey Rd 30 (N44.357382°, W80.543331°) to carpool to Ed’s house (194700 Grey Rd 13) at km 50. We will go south on the main trail to Campbell’s/Graham’s Hill side trail and then north on the main trail, up and down the ski hills and back to the parking lot. Distance about 9.3 km. Register with leader: Ed Stedman 519-924-0264 or estedman92@gmail.com.

Sun. Oct. 21

Loree Forest from Intercept Side Trail

Map 24: T=ModerateP=Medium.  Meet 10 am at the corner of 21 Sideroad and 4th Line at the Intercept Side Trail, km 2.3 (N44.510787°, W80.357347°). Hike a varied trail through mature forest, to scenic viewpoints of Nottawasaga Bay, crossing steams and walking along farmland. Approximately 10 km. Bring lunch and water. Register with leader: Margaret Yaraskavitch 705-888-7686. Call or text.

*** Mon. Oct. 22

Trout Hollow Trail Meaford

T=ModerateP=Medium.  Meet 9:30 am at Beautiful Joe Park in Meaford to carpool to the start of a 1½nbsp;to 2 hour outing along the historically significant northwest side of the Bighead River. Register with leader: Audrey Woods-Dobie 519-538-1567.

Thurs. Oct. 25

Fairmount/Webwood Falls/Seigerman Loop

Map 28: T=Moderate/StrenuousP=Medium.  Meet 9:30 am on the shoulder of Sideroad 22B, east of Grey Road 7, across from the entrance to the Fairmount Side Trail for an approx. 12 km hike, taking in two side trails and Webwood Falls. Sideroad 22B is one road north of the Epping Lookout. Bring lunch. Register with leader: Mike Arkless mearkless@rogers.com or 416-520-1059.

*** Sat. Oct. 27

Blue Mountains End-to-End #2

Blue Mountains: Maps 22-23: T=Moderate/StrenuousP=Medium.  Meet 9 am at Snowdrifters parking lot north of km 45.4 on Sideroad 33/34 – which becomes Pretty River Road (N44.430927°, W80.275390°) for a car shuttle to the beginning of a 25 km hike starting at the small parking area off Sideroad 15/16 at km 20.4. Bring lunch, snacks and sufficient water. Register with leader: Maureen McFarland at maureen.mcfarland@gmail.com or 647-918-4180.