Scheduled Hikes

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

April

Sunday April 9 at 1 pm  

Point Farms Provincial Park

Level 2, moderate pace, 1 ½ hours

Point Farms offers a nice variety of terrain and views of the ravines and beach. The hike will depend on trail conditions. The plan will be to take the trail on the north side of the park road, make our way down to beach level and hike the lower trail, check out the beach, hike back up the hill and decide the best way back. Contact: Anne Storey (519) 529-3050.

Saturday April 15 at 9:30 am

Hullett Marsh

Level 2, moderate pace, 1 ½ hours

Strategically located on the paths of two major waterfowl flyways, the Hullett Provincial Wildlife Area is one of the most spectacular wildlife habitat developments in Eastern Canada, with 20 km of dike tops and 12 km of trails. See http://www.hullettmarsh.com/ for more details. Meeting place is parking lot at 80602 Wildlife Line.  Contact: Patrick Capper (519) 606-0016 or email pcapper99@gmail.com.

Saturday April 22 at 10 am

Millennium Trail 

Level 2, moderate pace, 1 ½ hours

Celebrate Earth Day by hiking on one of our exceptional trails right in Goderich! This trail runs along the south shore of the beautiful Maitland River. We will begin our hike at the south-east end of the trail on Mill Road. Park on side of road near the stile. We will hike from Mill Road to Hwy 21, which is 2.3 km, and then back again. This 4.6 km hike has some ups and downs and many beautiful views. Contact: Allison Stoecker (519) 524-6233.

Saturday April 29 at 10 am

Riverbend and the Morris Tract

Level 2, leisurely pace, 3+ hours

The Maitland Trail goes through both the Riverbend (Black Hole) property and the Morris Tract, both of which are now owned by the Nature Conservancy of Canada. An 8-km leisurely paced hike will look for highlights along the trail and early spring wildflowers. Some steep sections. Wear sturdy footwear, bring water and your lunch. Contact Beth Ross by the night before. (519) 524-8144

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.

Speeds:

Leisurely:  2-3km/hr

Moderate:  3-4km/hr

Brisk:  +5km/hr

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *