Winter Activities 2018-19:

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The start time of each outing is 10.30 a.m. unless otherwise noted and will last approximately 2 hours.

Please arrive 5 or 10 minutes before start time in order to put on equipment. No pets please.

Bring your own lunch and a beverage for “Soup’s On”. If available, carry a cell phone and a local emergency number.

No carpooling at Metro. If road conditions are bad it is imperatve to check with the leader by 9:00 a.m. before setting out as the outng may be cancelled. If there is no snow, we will stll gather at the meetng point to walk and for “Soup’s On”. All members and non-members must sign a waiver form before the start, releasing the Nature League from any liability related to the ski or snow shoeing actvity.

If attending “Soup’s On” it is now necessary to register with the host the Monday before the outing.

Collingwood: Clare Capon 705-446-9874
Wasaga Beach: Carole Hill 705-429-2869
Creemore: Gary Cauthers 705-466-2272

November 14

Fall Speaker

Collingwood Library ( 2nd Floor )
55 Ste. Marie Street

Mark Zelinski

The Heart of Turtle Island

Award-winning photographer Mark Zelinski has travelled to all seven continents of the earth to create many internationally acclaimed photography books. His lifelong appreciation of The Niagara Escarpment UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve has inspired him to create his ninth book, which brings exquisite focus to the environmental treasures of the Escarpment, and to the diverse native and settler communities that thrive along its rugged, curving path. Mark will speak on his 5 year photographic journey along the Escarpment.

10:00 a.m. Coffee
10:30 a.m. Presentation

November 27

Bay Growers’ tour

A Bay Growers’ tour has been scheduled for Tuesday, November 27th at 10:00 am. Only 25 people, can be booked, therefore Karol Beldowski will take application for 25 people and 5 more on the waiting list. Cancelatons should be made 2 weeks prior to November 27th by calling Karol. Phone # is 705 888 5764, applicatons should be made at the same number. There are a few places in the plant where you have to go up on metal stairs.
The address of Bay Growers is 828114 Grey Road 40 in Clarksburg, On.

We will carpool from Metro, meeting at 9:00 am, leaving at 9:15am. Interested parties may access Bay Growers website at

December 4

Special Event Christmas Tree

Pot Luck Supper

All Saints Anglican Church
32 Elgin Street, Collingwood

Social: 6 p.m. Buffet: 7 p.m.
Bring a food dish of a least 8-10 servings. Everything else is provided.

A donation of $8.00 p.p. would be appreciated to help cover the cost of the hall rental.

January 2

Cranberry Golf Course & Georgian Trail

Easy start to winter snowshoeing.

Start time: 10:30 am, terrain flat. Drive west on Hwy 26 past Cdn. Tire to Harbour St. Turn left and proceed to parking lot at the end.

Leader: Carolyn Moerschner 705-445-0267, cell: 705-539-0267
Soups On: Rosemary Bolitho & Linda McBurney 705-444-6301

January 9

Loree Forest

Start Time: 10:30 am. One hill to climb then flat terrain

Drive west on Hwy 26 to Grey Rd. 2. Turn left and drive to side road 21. Turn left and proceed to Loree Forest entrance and park on north side of road.

Leader: Jerry Finczak 705-444-5384
Soups on: Jerry and Laura’s

January 16

Nordic Skiing 11th Line (town trails)

Start time: 10:30 am.

Moderate terrain with one hill. Drive west on Mountain Rd. to 11th line. Roadside parking is limited so carpooling advised.

Leader: Robert Brand, 705-444-2692
Soups on: Clare & John Capon’s assisted by Zaiga Smemanis 705-446-9874

January 23

Scenic Caves

Start time: 10.00 a.m.

Take Mountain Road to roundabout at Blue Mountain Ski Hills, and follow Scenic Caves Road (approx.2.4 km). to parking lot on left.
Fee required. – We will advise the fee closer to the event
Hilly, moderate

Leader: Esmond Clarke, 705-444-3430
Soups On: Anne and John Orr’s, 705-293-1022

January 30

Nottawasaga Bluffs

Start time:10:00 am

Moderate terrain with one hilly section.
Drive south on Hwy 124 to just before Singhampton. Turn left at the sign to Nottawasaga Bluffs Conservation area (Milltown Road), then left on Ewing Drive, then left at next Nottawasaga Bluffs sign. Follow the road to parking lot on the right hand side.
Carpooling advised.

Leader: Robert Brand: 705-444-2692
Soups On: At Rosemarie and Karol’s. 705-888-5764

February 6

Wasaga Nordic

Start time: 10:30 am.

Fee $7.00 - Please arrive before 10.30 in order to purchase ticket

Take Hwy 92 east through Wasaga to traffic lights before the bridge at the river. Cross the bridge to River Rd. W, and drive approx. 4k, and then turn right at the sign for Wasaga Nordic (across from police station). Turn left into entrance of park.

Leader: Carole Hill 705-429-2869
Lunch: No soup’s on. Choice of restaurants for lunch such as Catch 22, Boston Pizza, Sunset Grill, Georgian Circle (steak/seafood), Katmanis Thai, British Fish & Chips.

February 13

Georgian Trail (Arrowhead Road)

Start time: 10:30 am.

Terrain flat Drive west on Hwy 26 to Arrowhead Rd. to where the Georgian Trail crosses. Park and walk east to the pink house or park in the drive (No. 209440 Hwy. 26).

Leaders: Doreen and Eddy Seiggel: 705-445-0217
Soups on: Doreen and Eddy’s assisted by Chris Dudley 705-445-0217

February 20 -- Extra Outing

Glen Huron to the Ski Hill & Back

Start time: 10:30 am.

Drive south on Hwy. 24 to Glen Huron turn off at the curve in the road. Proceed down the hill into Glen Huron to the T junction. Turn and park at the side of the road. Conditions are hard pack.
The trail is 4 km. return, mostly flat following alongside a river but with some hills.

Leader: Carolyn Moeschner
Soups on: At the Cauthers 705-466-2272