Scheduled Hikes

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

October

Saturday 14, 10 am

Cycle the Pinery

Leisurely pace, approximately 2 hrs

We’ll meet at the Lambton Heritage Museum across the road from the Pinery entrance (a 45 minute drive from Goderich) and bike the delightful 15 km of trail system. Call the McGregors by the night before to register.  Then, if we need to cancel due to inclement weather, the McGregors will let you know by 9:00 am on Saturday morning. Bring water and snacks. We could discuss the possibility of lunch in Grand Bend to replenish those calories! Contact: Hugh & Colleen McGregor 519 524-8543

Saturday 21, 1 pm

Lobb’s Bush

Level 2, moderate pace 1-2 hours

This is a wonderful trail in any season of the year. We are able to enjoy it thanks to the generosity of the riverside families in this area who created and maintain these trails and who welcome hikers to explore the wooded riverside trails. Hopefully then we will have lively fall colours to enjoy. Meet at Lobb parking lot, corner of Schoolhouse road and Maitland Line. Don’t forget your camera.

Contact: Faye Ribey: 519 524-2070

Sunday 29, 1 pmMaitland Cemetery

Level 2, Leisurely Pace, 1.5 hrs

Meet just inside the main gate of the Goderich cemetery. This hike will take you through mixed woods, up and down some hills and along the scenic Maitland River. Contact: Sjani Craig 519 524-9136

 

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