June & July Hikes

Saturday June 1, 9 am

River Line to Sharpes Creek Line

Moderately fast, about 2 hours

This is the section with some big hills to climb, we expect to see about 20 yellow lady slipper orchids in bloom at about the half way point.

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

 

Sunday June 9,  1:30 pm

George G. Newton Nature Reserve

Level  1 – easy to moderate.

Come and discover one of Huron County’s little hidden gems, the George G. Newton Nature Reserve.  Perched upon a rolling moraine, experience a forested ravine, cut by a stream and old farm fields that have been replanted with white pine, cedar– and interspersed with mature maple, beech, hemlock, elm, ash, butternut and other hardwoods. We will visit remnants of an old dam where a gristmill once stood.  Also be prepared for a lovely assortment of birds. There are no washrooms.  As always, we recommend wearing long pants tucked in, water and snack, and carry bug repellent.

Hike Leader: Doug 519-277-1768

 

Monday July 1, 6am

Welcome to Canada Day Sunrise Walk

Level 1, Leisurely, +1hr plus breakfast

Start the day by enjoying the beauty of the early dawn awakening the river valley and the cool, early morning air to remind us why we are so lucky to live here. We will start at the St Christopher’s Beach pavilion across from Beach St. Station and walk over the Menesetung Bridge with its always interesting vista, to Tiger Dunlop’s Tomb, then return for breakfast (muffins, cheese, fruit, tea, coffee and juice). Let us know if you are coming, so we can plan food quantities. Wear your raincoat if possible showers. Cancelled if pouring rain.
Hike Leader:  Wendy (519) 525-6976 or Anne (519) 529-3050