2023 Fall Hiking Schedule:
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The most current Covid Protocols will apply to all events.

No registration required – Car pooling at your discretion - Guests Welcome – Please no pets
Please meet at the trailhead at the designated time and on arrival check in with the leader for a head count.

Any questions/additional details on directions should be directed to the leader of each hike. If the weather conditions are unfavourable, you will be informed by 9 am, so please be sure to check your emails.

August 16, 2023

Optional Walk (Prior to BBQ) Mad River Trail

Meet: at trail head
Start Time: 10:30 a.m.
Directions:From Collingwood, take Hwy #124 south through Duntroon to the Glen Huron Rd. (Concession #8). Turn left (south) taking Concession #8, drive through the village of Glen Huron, (just before the water wheel) and park on the right hand side of the road.
The trail begins adjacent to the Hamilton Bros. old feed mill building on the west side of Concession #8.
Description: This is an easy walk along the river valley through trees to the base of Devils Glen Ski Club and returning on the same route. ( 2 km. each way)
Leader: Rose Feaver; cell 705-446-5204 email: rose@roseincollingwood.com

BBQ – Lois & Gary Cauthers

Chef "Barry" & the Cauthers welcome members back to the Nature League BBQ. Arrive at 11:30 am for lunch at noon. Sausages and buns are provided by the Nature League. Bring your own lawn chair, as well as a salad/dessert/beverage if you wish.
To give us an idea of how many sausages/buns to order, if you are planning to attend the BBQ, please email the Cauthers by Monday August 7th. (see email address below)
Watch for any weather-related email updates prior to the event. Any questions contact Gary/Lois Cauthers 705-466-2272 or email glcauthers@rogers.com

Directions: From Collingwood, take Hwy #124 south through Duntroon to the Glen Huron Rd. (Concession #8) . Turn left (South) taking Concession #8; Drive through the village of Glen Huron, up the hill passing an old church ( now a residence) and drive approximately 3 kms. to Side Road 12/13 Nottawasaga (look for green balloons). Turn right onto this Side Road and drive just over 1 km. to Concession #9 (look for green balloons). Turn left onto Concession #9 " No Exit Sign", drive down hill, cross the bridge to #2507 (green/white sign), and park according to the signs. Walk to the house at the end of the lane.

August 23, 2023

Eleventh Line Feversham Gorge
Note Change of Location to Eleventh Line

Meet: at Trail Head
Start Time 10:30 at trail head
Directions: from Collingwood - Mountain Road to 11th line, turn right and drive to end.
Parking on the road.
One steep hill .
Leader Rose Feaver

August 30,2023

Blantyre Metcalfe Rock
Note Change of Location to Metcalfe Rock

Carpool from Home Hardware at 9:45
Directions: Follow 6th St. west to Osler Bluffs Rd. (Grey Rd. 19,) turn left, and then right when 19 goes up the hill, follow to Grey Rd. 2. Cross Grey Rd. 2 and continue (road now called Sideroad 9.) At the 10th Line turn left and go approx. 1.5 kms. to the parking lot on the left.
At times it is interesting to watch climbers challenge the steep rock face.
Description: We start along the road, then turn and climb the escarpment (ladder in place at one steeper section.) We follow the top to some wonderful views, then descend to a firepit for our lunch. Total distance about 1.7 kms. Short but rugged in spots
Leader: Robert Brand, Cell 705-994-3384

September 13, 2023

Trout Hollow West

Meet: at Beautiful Joe Park
Start Time: 10:30 a.m.
Directions:Take Hwy 26 west to Meaford. Turn left on Edwin Street (small sign to Beautiful Joe Park on your right) and proceed to the parking lot on your right. Washrooms available.
Description: 6 km (can be shortened or lengthened) in and out. We’ll walk on part of the Trout Hollow Trail on the west side of the Bighead River. Beautiful views and several interesting historic sites. Some ups and downs and one set of stairs. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy in the park after the hike and plan to spend time before or after the hike to explore this curious park.
Leader: Barbara Euler cell (416) 578-1744, email: bjeulerhike@gmail.com

September 20, 2023

Hoggs Falls Lower Valley Road

Meet: Home Hardware Carpool time: 9:15 a.m.
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
Description: Scenic approx. 4.6 kms. loop, hills, moderate difficulty. We’ll explore the new bridges.
Picnic lunch at the falls.
Leaders: Lois and Gary Cauthers 705-466-2272

September 27, 2023

Annual General Meeting

Trinity United Church
140 Maple Street, Collingwood

Speaker David Scoon Escarpment Corridor Alliance
Time: 10:00 a.m. Social/Coffee
10:30 Meeting

Lunch optional:
Soup, sandwiches, dessert, tea & coffee $20.00 per person (Cash or Debit Card) RSVP for lunch no later than September 13, 2023 to Jane Bramwell janebramwell@rogers.com

Fall Fling tickets will be available to purchase!

October 4, 2023

Trout Hollow East

Meet: Joe Pye Park
Directions: Highway 26 West for 28 km. Turn left onto Edwin Street 500 m. Park at Joe Pye Park
Description: This is an in-and-out 6 km trail, near Meaford. Some challenging areas with hills and bridge, Can have muddy areas and some running water through some of the trail. Weaves back and forth into forest and out to riverside.
Leader: Noella Rusk, Cell 705-816-6635, email: noellarusk@gmail.com

October 11, 2023

Outing To Inglis Falls Conservation Area
237785 Inglis Falls Rd, Owen Sound

Meet: Home Hardware Parking to carpool at 9:45 a.m.
Directions: (1hr drive)
1. Take Highway 26 west out of Collingwood
2. Turn left (west) onto Grey Rd. 40 and take it all the way to Highway 10 south of Chatsworth
3. Turn right (north) on Grey Rd. 10, which turns into Highway 6/10 and take this to Rockford
4. At the lights in Rockford, turn left (west) onto Grey Rd. 18
5. Take Grey 18 for about 1 km and then turn right (north) onto Inglis Falls Rd.
6. The entrance to Inglis Falls Conservation Area is just up the road on the right-hand side.
Parking fee: $10 per car (carpool where possible)

Description: Starting at 11 am, we will be joined by Rebecca Anthony, Manager of Conservation Lands at Grey Sauble Conservation Authority. Rebecca will take us on a 0.5 km walk to the old Owen Sound Filtration Plant and open the gate so that we can go inside (this is a unique opportunity as the gates are always locked!).
The filters served the area of Owen Sound from 1912 until they were decommissioned in 1969. The City of Owen Sound took water from the Sydenham River above Inglis Falls and filtered it before sending it to Owen Sound. These filters provided 9,463,500 litres (2,500,000 gallons) of water per day to the homes and factories in Owen Sound.

Afterwards, we will head back towards the falls where we can view Inglis Falls itself and take in the autumn leaves in the Sydenham River Valley. Rebecca will talk about the history of the Inglis family and the mill industry that they ran from 1845 until 1945. We will get to see the historic dam, the mill storage building and cellar ruins. After lunch at the picnic pavilion, we will head off on our group hike, which will be a moderate 5km through upland forest and include the Glacial Potholes Trail.
(Suggest we do the Pine Loop – yellow, to the Hub Trail – red and take the Bruce Trail to the Glacial Potholes – orange dashes and then back to the parking lot).

October 13, 2023

Fall Fling

7pm to 11pm
Royal Canadian Legion
490 Ontario Street

All proceeds will go the the funding of a pedestrian bridge at Beautiful Joe Park in Meaford

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October 18, 2023

Old Baldy

Meet: at Trailhead
Start Time: 10:30 a.m.
Directions: From Grey Road 19, turn south on Grey Road 13. Turn left on to Side Road 7B (steep gravel road). Turn left at the top of the hill and park on the roadside (right hand side)
Description: A leisurely hike to enjoy fantastic views of the fall colours at their peak. Bring your cameras. Distance flexible (6-8km). Bring a lunch as we will stop at a scenic spot on the trail.
Leader: Barbara Euler cell (416) 578-1744, email: bjeulerhike@gmail.com

October 25, 2023

Kolopore Uplands

Carpool time: 10:00 am at Home Hardware OR meet at trailhead.
Time: 10:30 at trailhead.
Directions: Follow 6th St. west to Osler Bluff R d. (Grey Rd. 19,) turn left, and then right when 19 goes up the hill, follow to Grey Rd. 2 and turn left. Proceed approx. 1.5 kms., to Kolapore north parking lot on the left.
Description: Approx. 4 km, mainly level, some rocks. Interesting 2 km. walk through woodlands, ferns, wildflowers, lunch at boardwalk over stream, return along same path.
Leader: Robert Brand 705-444-2692.

November 1, 2023

Swiss Meadows

Meet: at Trailhead
Start Time: 10:30 a.m.
Directions: From Collingwood, Mountain Road to Scenic Caves Road, then uphill past Scenic Caves and top of Blue Mountain ski area. Turn right on Swiss Meadows Blvd. Proceed to end and turn right onto Maple Lane and park at end of road. Please do not block driveways.
Description: Approximately 4.6 km. Mostely level, some undulating sections.
Leader: Rose Feaver, cell 705-446-5204, email: rose@roseincollingwood.com

November 8, 2023

Turquoise Trail

Meet: at Trailhead
Start Time: 10:30 a.m.
Directions: Take Hwy 26 east to Mosley Road roundabout; then follow Mosley to River Road West. Take River Road West to Veteran’s Way, turn right and continue 1.4 km to Fernbrooke, and park on road.
Description: 5+ km loop, approximately 2 hours. Good for all skill levels. A familiar hike – let’s try it counterclockwise this time.
Lunch at the Casino seems like a nice finish.
Leader: Barbara Euler cell (416) 578-1744, email: bjeulerhike@gmail.com

November 15, 2023

2nd Line Petun Loop

Meet: at Trailhead
Starting Time: 1 p.m.
Directions: From Collingwood, take 6th Street to GR 19, turn left. Follow to GR 19 and turn right. Follow to 2nd line and park on the shoulder of the 2nd line.
Description: 5.5 km Moderate with some strenuous climbs. Vista of Georgian Bay, mixed forest, old limestone boulders, views of Osler Castle.
Leader: Robert Brand, Cell 705-994-3384

November 22, 2023

Wasaga Nordic and Trail Centre

Meet: in parking area.
Start Time: 10:30 a.m.
Directions: Hwy 26 East to second roundabout, there take 3rd exit onto Mosley Street and follow for 9.5 km. Turn right onto Blueberry Trail, 300 m on your left is the Centre.
Description: Trail is considered an intermediate trail – approximately 5-7 km, wide loop.
Leader: Noella Rusk, Cell 705-816-6635, email: noellarusk@gmail.com

November 29, 2023

11th Line, Town Trails

Meet: at Trailhead
Starting Time: 10:30 a.m.
Directions: From Collingwood, drive west on Mountain Road to 11th Line. Turn right on 11th line and follow to end. Parking at end of road.
Description: Approximately 3.2 km. A variety of flat trails with only one hill.
Leader: Rose Feaver, cell 705-446-5204, email: rose@roseincollingwood.com

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