Saturday 4th at 10 am
Level 1, Leisurely Pace, 2 Hrs
Ausable River Trail
This is a flat, easy, slow walk along the old Ausable river starting in Grand Bend. Head south on Hwy 21 cross the river and turn 1st right, west. Turn 2nd left, south, and park by the viewing stand on the right.
Carpool from old Zellers at 9:15 am. I will be having lunch at Smack Water Jacks at 12 pm if you would like to join me. For reservations call 519 238- 5556.
Saturday 11th at 9 am
Paddle Wawanosh to Auburn
Saturday June 11th as part of the National Paddling Week canoe or kayak from Wawanosh Park to Auburn bridge. Meet at Auburn bridge at 9 am to s… [Read more]
Is the Coast Clear? Coast Watchers: Observing Our Coast and Responding to Challenges
The 9th biennial conference offered by the Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation is on Friday May 27 2016.
The conference will take place at the Unifor Family Education Centre (formerly the CAW Centre) in Port Elgin.
$60 for Pre-Registration
$70 to register at the door
Doors Open at 8:30 am, Event begins at 9 am
More information on the conference and to download the event brochure on Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation’s website.
Spring on the Trail, Saturday May 14th, 10am-2pm
This year Spring on the Trail will be held at all twelve Trail Heads along the G2G Rail Trail. Even though they are not all connected yet, this is a great opportunity for the communities to support the trail and invite those arriving at the various trail heads into their community. MTA is the furthest west of all the trail heads and has been a steward of this end for many years.
We hope to see lots of people out, walking, running, strolling, cycling, whatever you choose to do, and for however far you wish to go. If you would like a bit of guidance, we are offering two guided hikes.
Since … [Read more]
This year, Jane’s Walk will be held Friday May 6 – Sunday May 8.
Below are the walks that have been planned so far.
More walks are in the works so check back for updates as the weekend approaches.
2016 Schedule (so far)
Friday May 6
6 – 7:30 pm Urban Wetland Management at the Maitland Woods and Hindmarsh Property
Walk Leaders: Susan Chan (Hindmarsh Property), Martin Quinn (Goderich Town Parks Supervisor), Geoff King (Maitland Valley Conservation Authority)
Meeting place: Entrance to the Maitland Woods, south end of the parking lot behind the Columbus Centre, Parsons Court, Goderich
How can urban wetlands a… [Read more]
This past weekend, to celebrate spring’s arrival and Earth Day, 25 Busy Bees on two teams planted 50+ trees in the Maitland Woods and cleared ditches on the GART. The mixed species planted in the Woods will begin to replace the canopy lost to the emerald ash borer. The new drainage on the GART will prevent trail erosion. A BIG thank you to all who supported the Earth Day Work Bees!
Special thanks to Jeremiah Sommer for leading the work on the GART, to Martin Quinn for leading the tree planting at the Maitland Woods, to Karen Goulet of Tim Horton’s for donating the coffee, and to Roger Goddard for organizing and preparing the wor… [Read more]
Thursday 5th AND 12th at 6:30 pm
Level 1, leisurely pace, 1.5 hrs
Bird Watching: Menesetung Bridge and Sifto Loop
Bird watching walk and talk, until dusk. Suitable for all levels, if you have binoculars bring them to get a clearer view of the birds. Meet at the rock on North Harbour Road at 6:30pm.
Saturday 7th at 2 pm
Level 1, moderate pace, 1-1.5 hrs
Behind the Cemetery, the Groves: A ‘Jane’s Walk’
Come and discover (or enjoy again) another treasure of our community. The Groves was created out of the devastation left by the 2011 F3 tornado. Each ‘grove’ was adopted by a family, group, business, or other communities and in… [Read more]
The Maitland Woods trails will be closed from March 21. The Town will be cutting dead Ash trees near the trails and require that hikers stay away. We will attempt to let you know when the trails will reopen.
Where: Maitland Woods, Columbus Hall parking lot, off of Parson’s Court in Goderich
When: Friday 5th from 7:30-9 pm
Difficulty: Level 1, leisurely pace, ¾-1 hrs
MTA 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 south end of the Knights of Columbus Hall parking lot (Parson’s Court) anytime between 7:30 and 9:00 pm. A one kilometer 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… [Read more]