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 7, 9 am  John and Marylo Graham Nature Reserve    Level 2, Moderate, about 2 hours

Hike Leader: Patrick 519-606-0016 or pcapper99@gmail.com

 

Saturday April 13, 10:30 am  Port Albert Fishway and village    Level 1, Leisurely, 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 co-operates, we will go out for a portion of that, as well. Then join Anne, if you wish, for lunch at our awesome Port Albert General Store. Road Kill sandwich recommended! Watch the website during April for any date changes since the fish don’t always adhere to our schedule.

Hike Leader: Anne 519-529-3050

 

Sunday April 21, 9 am Hullett Sugar Bush  Level 1, Moderate, about 1.5 hours

Hike Leader: Patrick 519-606-0016 or pcapper99@gmail.com

 

Monday April 22, 2 pm   Family Scavenger Hunt in the Maitland Woods    Level 1, 1hr+

It’s Easter Monday AND Earth Day. Bring your family for a spring hike in the lovely Maitland Woods, where your youngsters will meet some of the Easter Bunny’s long eared, fluffy tailed, treat-carrying helpers along the trail, and will take part in an “I Spy Scavenger Hunt”. These helpers worked hard helping the Easter Bunnies. They will be wanting to hop back to their burrows, so plan to set out on your walk between 2:00 and 2:30 pm so that you won’t miss them. NOTE: If there is any chance of precipitation, this hike will be cancelled because of the ‘not waterproof’ Easter decorations that are set out for this event.

Hike Leader: Wendy Hoernig (519) 525-6976

 

Sunday April 28, 1 pm Millennium Trail    Level  2, Moderate, 2 hours

This is a beautiful trail, with several scenic outlooks, following the south bank of the Maitland River along the north edge of town. We’ll hike the whole length of the trail and back again.

Hike Leader: Carolyn Brown 519-524-5181


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.