Scheduled Hikes

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

September

Port Albert Beach Walk

Saturday, September 22 – 10:30 AM | Level 2 (pebbly beach), Leisurely Pace

– 1.5 hrs

Join Anne and Diego in a walk through part of the village of Port Albert to the beach. Meet at the fisheries parking lot just below the bridge. We’ll check

out the north side of the river. Wear shoes or water shoes comfortable for walking a pebbly beach. Plans may change according to weather or beach

conditions, so make sure and call ahead to register. After the hike plan to have lunch at Port Albert General Store, if you like. Maybe a roadkill

sandwich?

Contact: Anne Storey (519) 529 3050 to register.

Maitland Trail End-to-End “El Camino”

September 29 & 30

Hike all 49 km of the Maitland Trail in two days. Supported with shuttles,

checkpoints with water and snacks, and a community of hikers, you can do

it! Find out more and register here:

MTA El Camino 2018

October

Millennium Trail

Sunday, October 14 – 1:30 PM | Level 2, Intermediate

Meet Cecile at the very east end of Nelson St (plenty of parking). We will first walk south (towards Mill St) and back; for people with more energy, we

will continue north (towards Hwy 21) and back. The trail follows the Maitland River. Wear appropriate shoes. Rain or shine, the event will happen.

Maitland Trail – Sharpes Creek Line to River Line Saturday, October 20 – 9 AM | Moderately Fast Pace, 2 hrs

Meet at 9 a.m. at River Line to car pool to Sharpes Creek Line

Contact: Patrick Capper (519)606-0016

Falls Reserve Conservation Area

Saturday, October 27 – 10 AM | Level 2, Leisurely Pace, 1.5 hrs

We will meet at the Falls Reserve Entrance Parking lot outside the main gate, (from Londesborough Rd, to 80900 Falls Reserve Line, near

Benmiller). We will walk past the fish pond and down the big hill. Continuing our beautiful fall walk through the hardwood forest downriver,

we will stop to admire the falls. Then we will continue our loop through the campgrounds and side trails back to the park entrance.

Contact: Hugh and Colleen McGregor (519) 524-8543

 

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 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.

Speeds:

Leisurely:  2-3km/hr

Moderate:  3-4km/hr

Brisk:  +5km/hr