Scheduled Hikes

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

August Hikes

 

Sunday Aug 4

8 am

Firemen’s Breakfast and

Maitland Woods Walk

 

Level 1, Easy pace

45 minutes

We will meet at the Knights of Columbus parking lot and walk to the Fire Hall for the annual Firefighters Breakfast followed by a 45-minute hike through the Maitland Woods. If you are trying to reduce your use of single-use plastics, bring your own plate, cup, and cutlery.

Leader Patrick Capper 519-606-0016 pcapper99@gmail.com

 

Saturday Aug 17 1pm

 

River Walk at the Falls Reserve Level 1, Leisurely Pace, 3 hours
Meet at the entrance and hike down to the river and walk in the river – bring a change of shoes and a towel. Bring a snack. Will be cancelled if the water levels are high. If you have a Maitland Trail Association membership card, put it on your dashboard and parking at the entrance is free.

Leader Patrick Capper 519-606-0016 pcapper99@gmail.com

 

Saturday Aug 24 10:30 am  Biking in the Pinery Leisurely pace

1.5 hours

 

Pinery Provincial Park has a beautiful trail system, about 17 km. in length. We will meet in the parking lot at the Lambton County Museum (close to the Pinery entrance) at 10:30.

After working up an appetite biking, you may want to join Anne for lunch in Grand Bend!

Contact: Anne Storey 519 529 3050 or email   storeya61@gmail.com

 

 

 


Terrain Rating:

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

Level 2:  May be hilly, some rough spots or obstacles.  Boots recommended.

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

Speeds:

Leisurely:  2-3km/hr

Moderate:  3-4km/hr

Brisk:  +5km/hr

A reminder:

All participants of any MTA hike 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.