Contact us if you’d like to come on any of the hikes listed below, or if you’d like more information.
Port Albert Village and Shoreline Hike
Saturday, April 14 – 10AM | Leisurely Pace – 1.5 hrs
There is excitement at the Fishway in Port Albert during this time of year
when volunteers transport fish up the ladder to the portion of the river
above the falls. If we are lucky with timing, we can meet and watch the
action before heading out on a hike through the village. If the beach
cooperates, we will go out for a portion of that, as well. Port Albert General
Store is slated to be open again in April, so we’ll see if that would work out
for lunch after the hike. Park at the Fishway parking lot. The entrance is just
below the bridge to the right.
Contact: Anne Storey (519) 529-3050 to register.
River Line to Sharpes Creek Line (35.6 to 29.9 km)
Saturday, April 21 – 9AM | Moderately Fast Pace ~ 2 hrs
This section is part of the Maitland Trail and although a lot of the trail is
close to the river this section has the most hills. Meet at 9 a.m. at 80918
Sharpes Creek Line and car pool to River Line.
Contact: Leader Patrick Capper (519) 606-0016 email@example.com
Lobb’s Wildflower Hike
Saturday, April 28 – 1:30PM | Level 2, Leisurely Pace ~2+ hrs
Come out to discover the many beautiful flowers that decorate the woods
before the leafy canopy obscures the needed sunlight. This kind of walk
tends to be slower than most hikes because of the frequent pauses to view
and help each other identify the blossoms – but it’s a photographer’s
bonanza! The variety and quantity of these gems may vary depending on
what the weatherman has provided up to that date. Lots of scenery, forest
and riverfront, a couple of long inclines on this private property near
Holmesville. Remember your water/juice, snack, hat, camera and if warm,
Contact: Faye Ribey at (519) 524-2070.
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 how ever so 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.