Hike Ontario Leadership Opportunities
Are you searching for a leadership opportunity which will positively promote hiking and trail development in Ontario?
Hike Ontario has openings in important positions: President, Vice President, Fund Raising Chair and committee members. These important positions need to be filled so that provincial advocacy and programs like our Insurance program and Leadership courses can continue effectively.
If you have a love of the outdoors, an appreciation of the magnificent system of trails that volunteers have created across Ontario and leadership skills we would love to speak to you.
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Winterfest Candlelit Winter Walk –
Friday February 3, 2017 from 7:30 – 9:00 PM
A one and one half kilometre portion of the trail in the Maitland Woods will be transformed by the flickering beauty of candlelight. After the walk, come in to enjoy a cup of hot cider or cocoa and a cookie (coin donation).
The Maitland Trail Association organizes this annual event as part of the Town of Goderich’s Winterfest, and it is always a magical adventure. Participants can set out from the trail entrance at the east end of the Columbus Hall parking lot (Parson’s Court) anytime between 7:30 and 9:00 PM.
Everyone who has their own c… [Read more]
For some extra fun at the annual favourite Candlelit Walk – kickoff to Goderich Winterfest 2017 – come make your own lantern to light the trail! Attend one or both Lantern Making workshops at the Parks Department Shed on Parsons Court, Saturday, January 21 and Sunday, January 22 (two weeks before the Walk) from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
To display your wonderful lanterns on the trail and participate in a short, fun lantern parade at 7pm, Friday, Feb. 3, bring your lanterns to the Knights of Columbus Centre where you will light, parade and then install them where you like along the trail. Remember to take them home with you after the walk. … [Read more]
First the reminder: Hikers please remember there is no parking on Bishops Road when accessing the trail for our treks through the countryside along the trail.
Second: Hunting Season! Starts October 1st and there will be some trail closures during the months the hunters will be out, in, and around the trails.
Some restrictions to note:
September 24, 2016 – January 8, 2017: Maitland River – geese and duck hunting is permitted. Trails remain open due to the lower risk, but be aware.
November 7 to 13 and December 5 to 11, 2016 – Maitland Trail closed for controlled gun hunting for deer.
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