Fall Activities 2019:
Walkers meet on Wednesdays at Home Hardware (High and Sixth street) lot to car pool (unless noted otherwise).
Please note car pool times for each event.
For carpooling the leader will meet participants in the Home Hardware parking lot in Collingwood. If the weather conditions are unfavourable the decision on whether or not to continue with the outing will be made by those who show up. If cancelled those showing up may wish to adjourn to a local café to socialize and enjoy a coffee.
Walks start at 10:30am at Trailhead, unless stated otherwise, and will last about 2hrs. Come prepared with lunch, a beverage, suitable clothing, sturdy footwear and, if possible, a cell phone. Please no pets.
All participants must sign the waiver before the activity. Each leader will have a waiver form with them.
Any questions should be directed to the leader of each walk. If you need more details on how to get to the hiking location please phone the hike leader. Bring a friend to encourage new memberships!
Need a ride to a walk or meeting?
Collingwood: Clare Capon 705-446-9874
Wasaga Beach: Carole Hill 705-429-2869
Creemore: Gary Cauthers 705-466-2272
Wednesday September 4
Clendenan Conservation Area-Clarksburg
Car Pool time 10:00 a.m.
Directions: Follow 6th St. west to Osler Bluffs Rd. (Grey Rd. 19,) turn left, and then right to follow 19 up the hill. Proceed to Grey Rd. 2, turn right and drive to Clarksburg St. and turn left. When you get to Clarksburg continue straight ahead over the bridge and go a short distance to the 10th Line. Turn left on the 10th Line and follow the road curving to the right at the bridge to parking lot at the dam. (10th Line sign is to the right at the intersection but hard to see.)
This conservation area was developed by the late Mac Kirk, a Nature League member. There is a bench dedicated to him overlooking the pond. This is an easy walk through the woods by the stream and a nice chance to enjoy nature at a relaxed pace.
Leader: Jill Bates 705-293-2936.
Wednesday September 11Feversham Gorge and Signage Ceremony
Car Pool time: 9:45 a.m.
Directions: Take Grey Rd. 19 to Grey Rd. 2. Turn left and drive to Feversham. Just past the bridge make a right turn into “Madeleine Graydon Memorial Conservation Area” and park in the parking lot. New Sign Recognition (unveiling) ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m. The new sign is a result of a co-operative effort between the Nature League and Grey Sauble Conservation Authority. (see page 2 and 3 of Fall Newsletter for more information)
Following the ceremony choose one of two guided walks; a longer moderate walk with a couple of steep sections and a shorter, fairly easier walk. G.S.C.A. reps. will conduct the educational walks. Following the walks, drive or walk one kilometre to the park in the village of Feversham where you can enjoy your lunch with others alongside the Beaver River. Following lunch you may want to visit the “Emporium” store on your way out of the village.
Contacts: Gary/Lois Cauthers 705-466-2272.
Wednesday September 18Sixth St. Extension
Car Pool time 10:15 a.m.
Directions: follow 6th St. west, crossing Osler Bluffs Rd. and continue about 3 km. to the stile on the right and park. Please keep the number of cars to a minimum as space is limited. Approx. 1 hour walk along groomed tracks through well maintained hardwoods. One short rocky climb with steps, poles suggested. Lunch beside trail.
Leader: Migs Baker 705-445-4097.
Friday September 20Fundraiser Dance
Blue Mountain Golf and Country Club
706 Tenth Line
7pm to 11pm
Tickets $30 in advance
Available via members or at Blue Mountain Vacuum
Info call 705-444-5384
Wednesday September 25Annual General Meeting
Trinity United Church
140 Maple Street Collingwood
The speaker is Matt Code
The Topic is the Collingwood Earth Ship
10:00 am Social/Coffee
10:30 am Meeting
Lunch Optional $15
RSVP for lunch before Sept 11th to Ann Orr
Wednesday October 2Blantyre
Carpool time: 9:45 a.m.
Directions: West on 6th St., left on Osler Bluffs Rd., right on Grey Rd. 19 to Grey Rd. 2. Turn right on Grey Rd.2, then left on Grey 40 and proceed to Grey Rd. 12. Turn right and drive to Blantyre (about 0.8 kms.) Park at hall, right side at crest of hill, look for balloons. From here we will despatch the necessary cars to the finish. Pleasant road-to-road walk about 3.6 kms. through woods and farmland with great views to the north.
Lunch by waterfall.
Leader: Marilyn Rutherford 705-293-0674.
Wednesday October 9Eugenia Falls
Carpool time: 9:45 am
Directions: Go west on 6th St., left on Osler Bluffs Rd.(Grey 19,) turn right to follow 19 up the hill and continue to Grey Rd. 2. Turn left and follow Rd. 2 about 8 kms. to 12th Conc. B. Turn right and drive to T intersection with County Rd. 13. Turn left, go to Eugenia, follow signs to the falls, enter park and park by the pavilion. Good view of falls with impressive drop, lovely view down Cuckoo Valley. Interesting, challenging, about 3.7 trail with many ups and downs. Look for 2-100 year old stone arches marking abortive attempt to dig a tunnel through the hill. The hike ends with approx. 1 km. beside the road.
Leader: Robert Brand 705-444-2692.
Wednesday October 16Hogg’s Falls
Carpool time: 9:45 am.
Directions: West on 6th St., south on Osler Bluffs Rd., west On Grey Rd. 19, south on Grey Rd. 2, west on Grey Rd. 4, past Grey Rd. 13, right on East Back Line, right on Lower Valley Rd. and follow Hogg’s Falls signs to parking lot on left
Scenic approx. 4.6 kms. loop, hills, moderate difficulty. Lunch at the falls
Leaders: Lois and Gary Cauthers 705-466-2272.
Wednesday October 23Walters Falls
Carpool time: 9:45 am.
Directions: Take 6th St. west to Osler Bluffs Rd. (Grey Rd. 19.) Turn left, then right to follow 19 up the hill, continue to Grey Rd. 2, turn right, then left on Grey Rd. 40 and then continue to the T-junction at the end. Turn right to Walters Falls, go left on Victoria St. and right on Front St. to the parking lot at the end. Approx. 4.8 kms., moderate difficulty, very pretty walk along stream and through woodlands, some hills and rocky areas, suggest poles.
Leader: Beth Theis 705-627-2606.
Wednesday October 30Pine River-Kilgorie
Car Pool time: 9:30 am.
Directions: Hwy. 124 south through Singhampton to Redicville. Turn left on Dufferin Rd. 21, go to the third intersection-Prince of Wales Rd., turn right, continue to T-intersection (15th Sideroad) and park. Scenic 3.1 km. mostly wooded loop with some moderate hills, good footing and views. Lunch by fishing pond.
Leader: Esmonde Clarke 705-444-3430.
Wednesday November 13Fall Speaker
The New Farm
OUR TEN YEARS ON THE FRONT LINES OF THE
GOOD FOOD REVOLUTION
55 Saint Marie Street
10:00 am Coffee