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December Schedule

Sunday 4th 1:30 pm

Contact Jerry Stirling 519-441-1318

Level 2, moderate pace, 1.5 hrs

Bannockburn Conservation Area: Snowshoe or Hike

 

Sunday 11th at 1 pm

Contact Anne Storey 519 529 3050

Level 2, easy-moderate pace, 1.5 hrs

Maitland Cemetery

 

Saturday 17th at 9 am

Contact Patrick Capper 519-606-0016

Level 1, moderate pace, 1 hr

Varna Nature Trails

 

Saturday 31st at 1 pm

Contact Hugh & Colleen McGregor 519-524-8543

Level 1, leisurely pace, 1-1.5 hrs

 

For more info so to Scheduled Hikes

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Reptiles at Risk Free Workshop

November 18, 2016 brings the opportunity to learn more about the species of reptiles found in Ontario and our area that are at risk and how you can help.

It’s hands on!

Reptiles at Risk Workshop Poster

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November Schedule

Sunday Nov 6 at 12:30 pm

Contact Jerry Stirling (519) 441-1318

Level 1, Moderate pace, 1.5 hrs

Wawanosh Valley Conservation Area

 

Saturday Nov 19 at 1:30 pm

Contact Beth Ross (519) 524-8144

Level 2, Leisurely pace, 2 hrs

Nature Conservancy of Canada

 

Saturday Nov 26 at 1:30 pm

Contact Faye Ribey (519) 524-2070

Level 1, Moderate Pace, 1.5 hrs

Mavis/Taylor Trails

For more info so to Scheduled Hikes

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Hunting Season in Huron County begins soon & a reminder!

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. October 1 – December 31, 2016 ̵[Read more]

October Schedule

Saturday October 1 at 9 am

Contact Roger Goddard (519) 6121236

Level 1, Leisurely pace, 2 hrs

Bird watching at the Hullett Marsh Wildlife Area

 

Sunday Oct 9 at 1 pm

Contact Hugh & Colleen McGregor (519) 524-8543

Level 2, Moderate pace, 1.5 hrs

Maitland Cemetery “The Groves”

 

Sunday October 16 at 1:30 pm   

Level 1, Moderate pace, 2.5 hrs

Cycling the GART

 

Saturday October 29 at 1:30 pm

Contact Faye Ribey (519) 524-2070

Level 1, Moderate pace, 1 hr

Lobb’s Bush

For more info so to Scheduled Hikes

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Maitland Trail Association’s now on Twitter!

We’re now on Twitter! Search for us using @MaitlandTrail on Twitter.com. Follow us using the Twitter icon at the top of the page!

When you’re hiking during the upcoming Camino Maitland Weekend, use the hastag #CaminoMaitland2016 to add to and keep up with the conversation!

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G2G Trail: Crowdfunding Campaign Launched

The G2G Rail Trail has just launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise money through the community and we need your help to complete it!  The teaser video on Facebook has reached 29,000 views being shared 1,392 times. This has helped us to start spreading the word about the campaign. Each trail segment and community can benefit directly from this $150,000 fundraising campaign. We’ve had a tremendous amount of support in the past from communities that are touched by the G2G Rail Trail experience. The 127 km route is made up of the amazing Kissing Bridge Trailway, Perth Harvest Pathway and the Lake Huron Route – this includes the GART[Read more]

Is the Coast Clear? Conference

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.

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Spring on the Trail!

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]