2021/22 Winter Walks Schedule:
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Covid Protocol for all Nature League Activities

As published in September 2021, your Board of Directors has established a policy, effective immediately, that all participants of NL sponsored events be fully vaccinated. It is disappointing to have to implement a policy of this nature but in light of the increasing number of cases both in the Simcoe-Muskoka Region and the province, we feel it is the appropriate step for us to take at this time. We ask that if you are attending an event or activity, you have proof of vaccination to ensure access to the event venue. In addition, it is still important you have a mask and continue to practice social distancing. If you do not have a copy of your proof of vaccination you can go to the provincial government website and print it or download it to your phone. Let’s enjoy getting together safely with our friends and thank you to all who have already provided your proof of vaccination.

These walks will be at a slower pace and shorter to allow us to become more aware of our surroundings. Snowshoes will not be required but poles and grippers are recommended.
We will start at the trail head at 10:30am. On arrival check in with the leader. If the weather conditions are unfavourable, you will be notified by 9am at the latest on the morning of the event.
If Covid regulations allow we plan to hold some Soups On lunches. Registration with the host will be required by e- mail on the Monday prior to the walk as to ascertain the numbers attending.
Questions or suggestions should be directed to Migs Baker: migsbak18@hotmail.com, 705-445-4097

December 1, 2021

11TH Line Trails

A variety of flat trails with only one hill.

Directions from Collingwood: Drive west on Mountain Rd. to 11th line. Turn right, drive to the end. Roadside parking.
Directions from Thornbury: Take Hwy 26 to Collingwood. At First St/Mountain Rd turn right. Continue to 11th line and turn right, drive to the end and park.

December 8, 2021

Kolapore Uplands Wilderness Trail

A 1.5 hr walk on mostly level, well maintained trails through the hardwood forest of the Metcalfe Rock Provincial Crown Land.


Directions from Collingwood: Take 6th St. to Osler Bluff Rd. (Grey 19). Turn left following Grey 19 as it then turns right. Continue on Grey 19 to the stop sign at Grey 2. Turn left and continue to the next crossroads: Osprey-The Blue Mountains Town Line. Turn right and drive about 2kms and park in a small parking lot on the left or on the road.
Directions from Thornbury: Take Grey Rd south through Ravenna and past Grey 19. At next crossroads: Osprey-The Blue Mountains Town Line turn right. Drive about 2 kms to the parking lot on the left or along the road.

January 5, 2022

Georgian Trail -Black Ash Creek

A flat trail along the creek and up the Georgian Trail.

Meet in the Canadian Tire parking lot close to the Pet Valu Store

Optional Soups On at Fritzy Nydam’s home.
Register at nydam@bell.net on the Monday prior to the walk.

January 12, 2022

Ecopark Stayner

A flat trail through the park that was established in part from funds raised by the Nature League. The trail encircles a large pond and 2 lagoons with birding blinds.

Directions: From Collingwood take Hwy 26 south about 10kms to Nottawasaga 27/28 Side Rd. Turn left. In 1.3kms turn right onto Mowat St. In 800 meters the entrance to the Park is on your right. Parking at the end of the road.

Optional Fish and Chip lunch in Stayner,

January 19, 2022

Georgian Trail- Meaford

We will explore a different section of the Georgian trail that takes us on a flat trail through some beautiful woodlands as we head towards Meaford.

Directions: Head west on Hwy 26. through Thornbury. In about 10kms you will see the store Grandma Lambes on your left. Just past there turn right onto Swathmore Drive. Follow it as it turns right to the parking lot.

January 26, 2022

Collingwood Train Trail

We will explore the flat path of the Train Trail as well as the Siding Trail and parts of the River Trail.

Directions: Meet at the Water Tower at Hume and Minnesota St. There is parking under the tower.

Optional Soup’s On hosted by Carol Bowden and Barb Kemp. Register on the Monday prior to the walk with Carol at cebowden@icloud.com.

February 2, 2022

Mad River Trail from Glen Huron

An in-out mostly flat trail to Devil’s Glen passing the Mill Pond along the River’s edge.

Directions: 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

February 9, 2022

Collingwood’s Historic Houses

In a departure from immersing ourselves in Nature we will immerse in History as we walk along the streets of town and learn about many of the beautiful examples of Architecture.

Directions: Park in the Loblaw’s lot or on the street and meet in front of the building just south of parking lot.

February 16, 2022

Lora Bay Golf Coarse

We will walk the trails at the Golf Course.

Directions: Take Hwy 26 west through Thornbury. The entrance to Lora Bay will be on your right. Turn right in the round about and then an immediate left into the parking lot.

Leader: Lynda Eades- 519-599-5842

February 23, 2022

Georgian Trail- Nipissing Ridge, Craigleith

We will walk the Lakeshore Rd trail west to the trail into Nipissing Ridge Park.

Directions: Take Hwy 26 west to Grey Rd. 19. Turn left and park in the lot at the Craigleith Heritage Depot.

March 2, 2022

Swiss Meadows

Mostly level trail at the top of the Escarpment.

Directions: Take Scenic Caves Rd. to the top. Turn right on Swiss Meadows Blvd, and follow it to the stop sign at Maple Lane. Turn right, proceed to the end and park at the side of the road.

March 9, 2022

Petun Side Trail

We will walk along the wooded trail to the spectacular views from the top of the Escarpment. The trail ends at Osler Bluff Ski Club in 2kms. We will probably turn back to our cars before that.

Directions: Take 6th St, to Osler Bluff Rd. (Grey 19). At the stop sign turn left. Follow Grey 19 as it turns right and continues up the Mountain. Just before Castleglen turn right on 2nd Line. In 1.3km park at the side of the road at the entrance to the Petun Trail.

Optional Soups On at Migs Baker’s.
Register at migsbak18@hotmail.com on the Monday prior to the hike.

March 16, 2022

Sculpture Garden Singhampton

We will walk through a fantasy world in the woods of this garden. Trails meander through the dense 3 acre forest taking visitors on a peaceful walk through century old trees. In the woods, you’ll see at least 24 large sculptures and smaller works hidden throughout.

Directions: Since parking at the site is limited, we will meet in the parking lot at Mylar’s and Lorretta’s Restaurant and car pool from there.

Optional lunch at Mylar’s and Loretta’s on our return.

March 23, 2022

Bayview Park Thornbury

We will explore the waterfront and loop back along the Georgian trail.

Directions: Take Highway 26 west to Thornbury. Park in the lot across from the City Hall on Mill St.

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