2022 Spring Walks 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.

At the trailhead check in with the leader for a head count. If you plan to walk only part of the trail, please bring a buddy with you to return to the car with you.
Any questions should be directed to the leader of each hike.
If the weather conditions are unfavourable, you will be notified by 9am the morning of the event. BE SURE TO
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March 16, 2022

Ecopark Stayner

Directions Take Hwy 26 towards Stayner. Look for Fernwood Farm Market on your right just before you get into Stayner. Take the next turn left onto Nottawasaga Side Road 27/28. Just past the Clearview Township works on your right you come to Mowat Ave with a sign to Ecopark. Turn right and go to the next sign for the park and turn right. Continue to the parking lot at the end.

Leader: Migs Baker 705-445-4097
Start Time 1030am.

March 30, 2022

Bayview Park Thornbury
Note: March 23 Walk has been re-scheduled to March 30, 2022

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.

April 6, 2022

Sunset Point Trail

Meet by 10:30am in the Sobey’s Parking lot 39 Huron St, Collingwood. Huron St. is a continuation of First St.

Directions: Head east on First St, just past the lights at Heritage Dr. the entrance to Sobey’s parking lot will be on your right.

Description: We will walk on the Collingwood Trail System along the Sunset Point Trail to the River Trail to Hume St., returning on the same route. Total distance- approx. 4kms.

Leader: Fritzy Nydam - 705-445-5941

April 13, 2022

Historic Homes- East Side of Collingwood
Updated April 6, 2022

Directions: Meet by 10:30am at All Saints Anglican Church on the St. Marie St. side of the church. Park on the street or in the parking lot.

Description: We will travel through Collingwood’s history as we learn about the magnificent churches, the Queen Anne homes of early settlers, Regency cottages and early hotels and businesses.

Leader: Migs Baker 705-445-4097

April 20, 2022

Blantyre

Directions: Take Highway 26 to County Road 40 (Walter's Falls Rd.) turn right and travel past 3 stop signs at Grey County Roads 2,13,and 7. At the 4th stop, G.C.R. #12, turn right and continue to the second driveway on the right.
Turn to the left after you enter that drive and leave your vehicle on the lane to the barn. (cannot park at the Blantyre Hall because the parking lot is under construction)

Cancelled

Let us hope that the forecast for Wed. is sunny with cloudy intervals as posted tonight. I plan to wear rubber boots as it is a little muddy at the start. The trail is partly the "Bruce" with some private sections and is fairly level and easy to navigate with a view of Georgian Bay at one point. My Brother's Firelane number is 136795.

Leader: Marilyn Rutherford. 705-293-0674

April 27, 2022

Flesherton Hills Environmental Education Centre
Updated April 6, 2022

Directions: From Collingwood take 6th St. to Grey 19, turn left. Continue to follow Grey 19 as it turns right up the mountain. At the stop sign at Grey 2 turn left. Continue for 14 kms to Grey 4. Turn right. Continue for 15 kms. Turn left onto Hwy 10 (Alice St.) In 350m turn Right onto Campbell St. Park at the end of Campbell St. or in Macphail Memorial Elementary School parking lot.
Arrive by 10:30am.

Description: There are a variety of trails through hardwood forest, past marshes, native vegetation, ponds and an unusual kettle formation. After a 2 hour walk, we can picnic near by.

Leader Lynda Eades- 519-599-5342

May 4, 2022

Georgian Trail- Meaford Section

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. In 1km. there is a large circular parking lot at the end of Swathmore.
Arrive by 10:30am

Description: We will walk for an hour towards Meaford before turning back. Enroute we will see wildflowers, budding trees and many painted rocks with inspiring words and artwork.

Leader: Migs Baker 705-445-4097

May 11, 2022

Castleglen Estates

Directions: From Collingwood take sixth St. to the Stop Sign at Grey 19. Turn right onto Grey !9 and follow it as it turns right up the mountain. In 2kms you will see a large sign in the field for Castleglen Estates. Turn right onto Osler Lane, At the stop sign turn right on to Northmount Cr. Stay on it as it curves up the mountain. Just past #172 Northmount, Castleview Rd. goes off to your right. Park in the driveway at #123 Castleview.
Arrive by 10:30am.

Description: We will walk through the woods back to the Lake of the Clouds. There will be many trilliums and other wildflowers and perhaps migratory birds. We will view the Castle remains as we continue out to 12th line where there are magnificent views or Georgian Bay and the Bluffs. We return on the same route back for a picnic lunch.

Leader: Migs Baker 705-445-4097

May 18, 2022

Kolapore Uplands Wilderness Trail

Directions: Take 6th St. to the stop sign at Osler Bluff Rd. (Grey 19). Turn left following Grey 19 as it turns right. Continue on Grey 19 to the stop sign at Grey 2. (approx.7km) 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 lot on the left or on the road.
Arrive by 10:30am.

Description: A beautiful easy walk through the managed forest. We will see many species of ferns and spring flowers.

Leader: Migs Baker 705-445-4097

May 25, 2022

Hens and Chickens

Directions: Head west on Hwy 26 past the Canadian Tire Plaza to the lights at Harbour St./Balsam St. Turn right on Balsam St. Drive to the end and park.
Arrive by 10:30am.

Description: We will walk the Hens and Chicken Trail to the end. There will be wild flowers, frogs, Osprey nests, egrets and hopefully warblers. We will walk back to the Whites Bay trail and then back to our cars. We will drive to the Living Waters harbour hoping to see swans and beavers and have our picnic lunch.

Leader: Migs Baker 705-445-4097

June 1, 2022

Nottawassaga Bluffs

Directions: Drive south on Hwy 124, continuing as the road turns west to just before Singhampton. Turn left at the sign to Nottawasaga Bluffs Conservation area (Milltown Rd.) Turn left on Ewing Drive, then left at the next Nottawasaga Bluffs sign. Follow the road to the parking lot on the right side. There is a voluntary payment box if you wish to make a donation to the trail.
Arrive by 10:30am.

Description: We will walk a 4km loop that will take us to the magnificent views over looking the bluff.

Leader: to be determined

June 8, 2022

Sculpture Garden Singhampton

Directions: Since parking at the site is limited, we will meet in the parking lot at Mylar and Loretta’s Restaurant in Singhampton and car pool from there.
Arrive by 10:30am.

Description: 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 ok trees. In the woods you’ll see at least 24 large sculptures and smaller works hidden throughout. There is an artisan studio to visit as well.
Optional lunch at Mylar and Loretta.

Leader: Migs Baker 705-445-4097

June 15, 2022

Wasaga Turquoise Trail/ Piping Plovers

Directions: Take Hwy 26 East to Mosley Rd. roundabout. Follow Mosley to River Road West. Take River Road West to Veteran’s Way, turn right and continue 1.4km to Fernbrooke, and park on the road.
Arrive by 10:30 am

Description: The Turquoise Loop is a 4.8km easy trail that features wildflowers. An optional side trip by car to Wasaga Provincial Park nearby to view nesting Piper Plovers.

Leader: Marlene Esson 705-445-5793

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

Trout Hollow John Muir Homestead

Directions: Take Hwy 40 west for 13km to 7th line turn right and travel 9km to the Community Centre. Continue up the hill to a lane on your right. Park at the end of the lane.
Arrive by 10:30am

Description: We will walk along the trail flanked by cedar groves to the site where John Muir lived and worked at a sawmill beside the Bighead River. The walk has some gentle hills and is 2km in and 2km out.

Leader: Migs Baker 705-445-4097

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