2023 Fall Nature Walk Schedule:
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The most current Covid Provincial Health guidelines will apply to all events

We meet at the trailhead for a 10:30am start.
Our walks are saunters in Nature, slowing our pace when interesting flora or fauna catch our attention. Bring cameras, binoculars, apps or books for bird, tree or plant ID. We encourage everyone to share their knowledge of the environment.
Check in with the leader at the trailhead.
If cancellation is required due to weather conditions you will be informed by email by 9:00am. Be sure to check your email.

September 6, 2023

Evergreen Resort

There will be no walk on this date as many NL members will be at Evergreen resort. Hope to see you there!

September 13, 2023

Harbour View Park

We will start our Fall walks with a familiar favourite.
Take Birch St. north off First St. to the end, parking near the boat ramp. We will walk these waterfront trails enjoying the views of Georgian Bay, the Labyrinth, the boardwalk and marshes. Migrating fall birds should be bountiful.
Optional lunch at the Beaver and the Bulldog.
Leader: Migs Baker migsbak18@hotmail.com 705-445-4097 c-704-441-0309

September 20, 2023

Enchanted Forest Alpine

Take the Scenic Caves Road past Blue Mountains to Banks. Turn right at Banks and continue on that road until you come to a 90-degree turn.
You will park along this corner where we will begin our walk which will take us through a forest and a beautiful vista when we arrive at the top of Alpine Ski club. The fall colours should be at their peak.
Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the benches at the top.
Leader: Janet Peters janet.peters33@gmail.com 705-444-6125

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

Georgian Trail- Nipissing Ridge, Craigleith

Take Hwy 26 west from Collingwood to Grey 19. Turn left and park in the lot at the Craigleith Heritage Depot.
A gentle walk with some slopes through the woods to Arrowhead Rd. and looping back to the start.
Leader: Sue Mason masonsuz@gmail.com 705-445-2680

October 11, 2023

Beaver Dams Epping

Take 6th St, from Collingwood to Osler Bluff Rd. Turn left and continue less than 1km to Grey Rd. 19 and turn right. Continue to the stop sign at Grey Rd. (approx. 7km). Turn right and continue to the town of Ravenna where you turn left onto County Rd. 119. Continue to Grey Rd. 13. Turn right and continue to the first turn on your left with sign Epping Side Rd 19. After turning left continue over the bridge crossing the Beaver River. Continue on Side Rd. 19 crossing Grey County Rd. 7. In 1⁄2 km look for Bruce Trail signage on your right.
Park on the side of the road.
This is a varied walk beginning in open country with wildflowers and shrubby growth. When we reach the beaver dam we will look for wildfowl and other birds. We walk beside the pond, crossing a bridge into open bush and continuing to farm fields. We will turn around and take the same trail back to our cars.
Leader- Marlene Esson dmesson@yahoo.com 705-445-5793

October 18, 2023

Mad River from Glen Huron

Take Hwy 124 south from Collingwood through Duntroon to the Glen Huron turn on your left. Drive into Glen Huron and park on the right by the lumber mill. This is an in-out mostly flat trail to Devil’s Glen passing the Mill Pond along the river’s edge.
Optional lunch at The Dornoch in Nottawa.
Leader- Margaret Donahue mgdonahue@yahoo.com 705-444-1012

October 25, 2023

Clendenan Dam Conservation Area – Clarksburg

Take Hwy 26 west from Collingwood towards Thornbury. Just before Thornbury turn left on Grey Rd. 2 and then almost immediately turn right on Clark St. When you get to the stop sign in Clarksburg continue straight ahead over the bridge a short distance to 10th line. Turn left on 10th line and follow the road to the parking lot at the dam.
An easy walk in the woods and along the river bring a picnic lunch.
Leader- Migs Baker migsbak18@hotmail.com 705-445-4097 cell- 705-441-0309

November 1, 2023

West Collingwood Town Walk

We will explore the heritage homes and what their modern reincarnations are. Park in the in the vicinity of Pine St. and Second St. and meet in front of Fawcett Funeral home.
Leader- Migs Baker migsbak18@hotmail.com 705-445-4097 cell 705-441-0309

November 8, 2023

Bayview Park Thornbury

Take Hwy 26 west to Thornbury. Park in the lot behind BVO on Mill St. We will explore the waterfront and loop back along the Georgian Trial.
Leader: Migs Baker migsbak18@hotmail.com 705-445-4097 cell-705-441-0309

November 15, 2023

Kolapore Uplands Wilderness Trail

From Collingwood take 6th St.to the stop sign at Osler Bluff Rd. Turn left and in less than 1km turn right on Grey 19. Continue to the stop sign at Grey 2(approx..7km) Turn left and continue 5km to the crossroads: Osprey-The Blue Mountains town Line. Turn right and drive about 2 kms and park in a small lot on the left of the road.
This is an easy walk through the managed forest. We will see many ferns and other wildflowers. Optional lunch at the Ravenna General store.
Leader: Migs Baker migsbak18@hotmail.com 705-445-4097 cell-705-441- 0309

November 22, 2023

11th Line Trails Collingwood

Drive west on Mountain Rd to 11th line. Turn right, drive to the end and park on the side of the road.
We will walk a variety of trails with one hill at the beginning.
Leader- Migs Baker migsbak18@hotmail.com 705-445-4097 cell-705-441-0309

November 29, 2023

Tom Thomson Museum Meaford

Stayed tunes for details of a tour of the museum, the surrounding trails and historical sites. With a possible visit to Coffin Ridge winery.

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