Winter Hikes and Programs 2017/18:

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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 imperative to check with the leader by 9:00 a.m. before setting out as the outing may be cancelled. If there is no snow, we will still gather at the meeting 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 activity.

** Don't forget **
If attending “Soup’s On” it is now necessary to register with the host the Monday before the outing.

December 5th, 2017

Penguins

Pot Luck Supper

All Saints Anglican Church
32 Elgin Street, Collingwood
Social: 6 p.m. Buffet: 7 p.m.

Bring a food dish of at least 8-10 servings
Everything else is provided.
A donation of $8.00 p.p. would be appreciated.

January 3rd, 2018

Cranberry Golf Course and Georgian Trail

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
Soups On: Clare and John Capon: 705-446-9874

January 10th, 2018

Mingay Tract

Start time 10:15 am, terrain moderate with some hills.
Take 124 to Duntroon. Turn left on 91 and continue to the 6th Conc. crossing one intersection. Continue along the river to the T intersection at CR9. Turn right and continue for less than a km. to Conc 6. on the left. Veers off suddenly to the left up a steep hill. Continue to end of road. Room for approx. 8 cars. Carpooling advised.
Distance 5 km.

Leaders: Rosemary Bolitho and Linda McBurney: 705-444-6301
Soups On: Anne and John Orr: 705-293-1022

January 17th, 2018

Swiss Meadows

Start time 10:30 am, mostly level, some undulating sections – 4.6 km. Take Scenic Caves Rd. to the top, past the parking lots to Swiss Meadows Blvd. Turn right and follow to the stop at Maple Lane. Turn right, proceed to the end and park at side of road.

Leader: Esmonde Clarke: 705-444-3430
Soups On: May Reynolds: 705-445-5369

January 24th, 2018

Nordic SkiingWasaga Nordic

Start time 10:00 am, ski/snowshoe fee applies.
Take Hwy. 92 east through Wasaga to traffic lights before the bridge (plaza on right with MacDonalds and Tim Hortons). Cross bridge to River Rd. W. Turn right at sign for Wasaga Nordic (across from police station). Turn left at entrance to park.

Leader: Carole Hill: 705-429-2869
Lunch: Optional

January 31th, 2018

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 Nottwasaga Bluffs Conservation area, then left on Ewing Drive, ten left at next Nottawasaga Bluffs C.A. sig. Follow the road east and then south to end, then left to parking lot on right.

Leader: Rosemarie Beldowski: 705-443-8812
Soups On: At Rosemarie and Karol’s

February 7th, 2018

Georgian Trail (Arrowhead Road)

Terraine flat
Drive west on Hwy 26 to Arrowhead Road 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: At Doreen and Eddy’s

February 14th, 2018

11th Line (Town Trail)

Start time 10:30 am, moderate terrain with one hill.
Drive west on Mountain Rd. to 11th line. Roadside parking is limited so carpooling is advised.

Leader: Marlene Essen: 705-445-5793
Lunch at local restaurant – TBA

February 21st, 2018

Loree Forest

Start time 10:30 am, one hill to climb then flat terrain
Drive west on Hwy 26 to Grey County Rd. 2. Turn left and drive to side road 21. Turn left and proceed to Lorree Forest entrance and park on north side of road.

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

February 28th, 2018

Mystery Snowshoe/Hike TBA

Leader: Carolyn Moerschner: 705-445-0267