Scheduled Hikes

Contact us if you’d like to come on any of the hikes listed below, or if you’d like more information.


Sunday 13 11 am

Port Albert Beach Hike

Level 1, moderate pace, 1.5 hrs

We’ll explore the beach north of Nine Mile River. This area has more hard-packed surfaces than south of Port Albert, but running or hiking shoes are recommended. We’ll meet at the main beach (north side of the river). We can stop at the unique Port Albert General Store for lunch or a treat.

Contact: Anne Storey 519-529-3050


Sunday 20 10 am

Ausable River Trail

2 hours, plus lunch

Join Roger on a slow walk along the OLD Ausable River in Grand Bend, followed by lunch at Smackwater Jacks. I have a table booked so mention my name; make your own reservations at 519-238-5556. Directions: Hwy. 21 south to Grand Bend, cross the first light and turn at the first right, west, turn 2nd left and park on the right, or car pool from Goderich at Solo gas bar, Suncoast Mall at 9 am. Contact: Roger Goddard (519) 612-1236 For more info call Roger or email him at


Saturday 26 10:30 am

Maitland Woods Walk to Square Brew

Level 1, leisurely pace, 3 hours including lunch

Maitland Woods walk to Square Brew and back. Starting at Columbus Hall parking lot, South entrance, we will hike the loop through our beautiful Maitland Woods, then take a leisurely walk to the new Square Brew, where we’ll have lunch (please bring your own bag lunch) and maybe you might purchase a brew to go with it? Before returning to Columbus Hall, we’ll be covering 6 km in all. 1:30 finish.

Contact: Con Melady 519-524-8730

Terrain Rating:

Level 1:  Well defined trails, gentle inclines. Good walking shoes recommended.

Level 2:  Generally on trail.  May be hilly, light bushwhacking, some rough spots or obstacles.  Boots recommended.

Level 3:  Rough terrain. One or more sections of extensive bushwhacking, steep sections, long climbs and descents, beaver dams or other obstacles, rock scrambling.  Boots required. Fit, experienced hikers only.  Long pants & sleeves recommended.

A reminder for all participants of any MTA led hike.

All participants are required to sign a waiver which states:

I acknowledge that this activity of the Maitland Trail Association, in which I am participating, involves risks that are beyond the control of the Association. Notwithstanding the acknowledgement of such risks, I hereby release the Maitland Trail Association, Hike Ontario its contractors, employees, volunteers, agents, assigns and executors from all claims for the damage howeverso arising as a result of my participation in this or any other activity organized by the Association.

I agree to pay the costs of any emergency evacuation of my person or belongings that may be necessary. I affirm that I am aware of the nature of this activity, its distance, duration and degree of difficulty and that I am properly equipped and physically able to participate. I have no medical or other conditions that might preclude my participation. I agree to follow the directions of the leader. My signature below confirms that I am at least 18 years old, that I have read this document, I am signing voluntarily and that I fully understand its effect. I understand that this document must be properly completed before I will be allowed to participate in the event.


Leisurely:  2-3km/hr

Moderate:  3-4km/hr

Brisk:  +5km/hr