2022 Spring Hiking Schedule:
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Vaccination is still required for all members. Masks and proof of vaccination are mandatory for all indoor events.
No Registration is required as 100 people are allowed to meet outdoors.
Guests allowed.

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. Please no Pets. If the Weather conditions are unfavourable, you will be notified by 9 a.m. at the latest the morning of the event, so PLEASE BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR EMAILS

March 16, 2022

Cranberry Golf Course

Meet at Trail Head
Start Time: 11:00 a.m.

Directions: Drive West on Hwy 26 past Cdn. Tire to Harbour Street. Turn left and proceed to parking lot at the end of the road.

Description: Flat terrain, good snowshoeing.

Leader: Noella Rusk; Cell 705-816-6635; email: noellarusk@gmail.com

March 23, 2022

Collingwood East Circuit

Meet the Museum
Time: 10:30 a.m

Cancelled

Directions: Take Hwy. 26 west to Meaford. Coming into town turn left on Edwin Street (small sign to Beautiful Joe Park) look for Park sign on right and park in lot.

Description: The trail leads us through interesting wooded areas and along by the river. Moderate trail , green trail approximately 6.8 km out and back.

Leader: Noella Rusk email: noellarusk@gmail.com, cell 705-816-663

March 30, 2022

The Hike for March 30, 2022 has been removed.

April 6, 2022

Metcalfe Rock

Meet in Parking area.
Start time 10:30 a.m.

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

April 13, 2022

2nd Line Petun Loop

Updated April 11,2022
Meet at Trailhead
Start time: 10:30 a.m.

Cancelled

Directions: From Collingwood, take 6th Street to GR 19, turn left. 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

April 20, 2022

North of Devil's Glen

Updated April 11,2022
Meet at Bruce Trail parking lot.
Start Time: 10:30 a.m.

Directions: Take Hwy 124 south from Collingwood. Pass Devil’s Glen Ski Club entrance. The BT parking lot is on your left.

Description: 5 km there and back to forested area with lots of spring flowers. Some rocky bits and two gentle climbs. Leave your lunch (and folding chair if you wish) in your car so we can enjoy the viewing platform after our hike

Leader: Barb Euler Cell (416) 578-1744,
Email: bjeulerhike@gmail.com

April 27, 2022

Walter’s Falls

Meet at Trail Head
Start Time: 10:30 a.m.

Directions: Take Hwy 26 west to GR 40 and continue on it to GR 29. Turn right and follow it through Walters Falls village. Pass the junction with Holland-Sydenham Townline on your right and continue to parking area on your left (a closed section of H-S Townline)

Description: 4 km loop. We’ll hike in to the falls – lots of photo ops – and back to our starting point through beautiful cedar and beech forests

A reservation for lunch has been made at the Inn. We will take a count of those staying for lunch before we start hiking. If you are planning to join us, please bring other footwear. Menu is on their web site and there are Wednesday specials.

Leader: Barb Euler Cell (416) 578-1744, Email: bjeulerhike@gmail.com

May 4, 2022

Georgian Trail- Meaford Section

Due to the muddy conditions on the Margaret Paul side trail (and other wooded trails ) for the May 4th hike we will join the nature walk lead by Migs Baker.

May 11,2022

Duncan Caves

Meet in parking area
Start time: 10:30 a.m.

Directions: Follow 6th St. west to Osler Bluffs Rd. (GR 19,) turn left and then right when 19 goes up the hill, follow to GR 2. Cross GR. 2 and continue (road now called Sideroad 9.) At the 10th Line turn right and then left on to the 9th Sideroad again. Continue down into the valley and up the hill, to small parking lot on left. Park in lot and at side of road. Description: Scenic 5 km. walk, hilly, great views, forest and field, lunch by stream, 3 stiles to navigate. Moderate difficulty.

Leader: Robert Brand: Cell 705-994-3384

May 18, 2022

Thornbury / Beaver Trail

Updated May 16, 2022

Meet at Bayview Park, Thornbury
Start time: 10:30 a.m.

Directions: From Collingwood Highway 26 West to Elgin St. North, turn right and then left onto Bay Street . There are parking restricions but we can park on Bay Street just past McCauley Street (just past the park)

Description: easy 4.0 km. We will follow the path east along the shoreline through the park then onto Bay Street to Grey Street. We will go along Grey Street, crossing Highway 26, to the Water Treatment Plant. From there will take the Beaver River Trail to the end and then turn around and retrace our way back.
Our final stop will be Cedar Grove Park , where we will stop at Thornbury's labyrinth for an optional lunch

Leader: Rose Feaver. Cell: 705-446-5204, email: rose@roseincollingwood.com

May 25, 2022

Mingay Tract – Creemore Nature Reserve

Meet at Trail Head
Start time: 10:30 a.m.

Directions: Take Hwy 124 to Duntroon. Turn left on Hwy 91 and continue for approx 2.5 km. Turn right onto Concession Rd. 6 and drive for about 10 km. passing Side Rd. 15-16 intersection on the way until you reach the T intersection at County Rd. 9. Turn right and drive .5 km. to Concession 6 on the left ( Road veers off suddenly to the left up a steep hill). Proceed to the parking area. Room for approx. 8 cars

Description: Terrain moderate with some hills. Distance 5 km

Leader: Noella Rusk. Cell: 705-816-6635, Email: noellarusk@gmail.com

June 1, 2022

Woodford Loops

Meet at Woodford Community Centre
Start time: 10:30 a.m.

Directions: Take Hwy 26 west through Meaford. About halfway to Owen Sound, turn right at the sign for Woodford Crescent and proceed to the community centre on your right.

Description: 4 km or 6 km. A double loop with option to drop out after the first one. Several geologic and historic spots as well as lots of interesting flora. It’s a very pleasant hike but with some challenging spots – we will go slowly and carefully.

Leader: Barb Euler Cell (416) 578-1744,
Email: bjeulerhike@gmail.com

June 4, 2022

Garlic Mustard Pull

We will meet at the Arboretum at 10:30 am.
The town has kindly offered to provide gloves and bags.
We look forward to seeing you there and let’s all hope for good weather.

June 8, 2022

Wasaga 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: 4.8 km loop, approximately 2 hours. Good for all skill levels.

Leader: Noella Rusk. Cell: 705-816-6635,
Email: noellarusk@gmail.com

June 15, 2022

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. You may want to arrive early to explore this curious park. 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. Maybe we’ll do a pub stop in Meaford after the hike.

Leader: Barb Euler Cell (416) 578-1744, Email: bjeulerhike@gmail.com

June 22, 2022

GUEST SPEAKER

Bob Bowles

Bob Bowles is an award-winning writer, artist, and naturalist, as well as founder and co- ordinator of the Ontario master naturalist certificate program at Lakehead University. Through his photography and vast knowledge, he will explore wetlands and their critical importance to the environment. We hope that Covid regulations will allow us to hold an in- person event at the Collingwood Library. We will keep you posted.

Enquiries Migs Baker 705-445-4097

June 29, 2022

Beach Walk

Meet at Wasaga Rec Plex
Start time: 10:30 a.m.

Directions: From Collingwood, take Hwy 26 East to Mosley Road roundabout..follow Mosley to the Wasaga Rec Plex parking lot.

Description: Approx. 5-6 km. A short walk through the woods to the Beach. We will walk along the beach about 3 km then return same way.

Leader: Rose Feaver, Cell 705-446-5204
email: rose@roseincollingwood.com

Go to Spring Walks Schedule