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This Hike is Missing from the Spring 2016 News:
This Hike’s Leader is changed:
Sunday, May 15 <EASY/MODERATE>
Hike in the Barrie area at Ardagh Bluffs. Easy pace for approx. 2 1/2 – 3 hours with a number of short steep hills. Leaving from rear parking lot of Canadian Tire on Bayfield Street at 10am and the Holly Community Centre parking lot at 10:30am.
Contact: Bob Murrell @ 705-456-3163
2015 has been another successful year for the Barrie Ganaraska Hiking Trail Club. We have been following a full schedule of 26 Sunday Hikes, 13 Thursday hikes, 4 Cycle Rides and 2 Trips to Niagara Falls this Spring and Fall.
The Pot Luck was well attended from the Midland and Orillia sections. Although, the Barrie Section takes the lead on the Thursday Hikes we have very good representation from the Orillia Section.
Logging continues in the Barrie and Orillia sections and hikers should be aware that some sections of trail may not be cleared.
Springwater Park continues to welcome Ganaraska Hikers despite a confusing sign at our traditional entry point. The matter has been clarified and we will be posting a small Ganaraska Club sign on the same post as the Springwater Park sign at that point.
The Year In Pictures
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Unveiling of new plaque at the Ganaraska Trailhead in Port Hope on October 1, 2015. Attended by Jack Goering and Patricia Lawson (founding members of the association), President Bob Bowles of the GHTA and President of the Pine Ridge Hiking Club, Rita Zeran as well as several members of the Pine Ridge Hiking Club.
Please Update Your Schedules
Wednesday September 2nd <MODERATE> 12 km
Country roads and tracks north of Garden Hill. Meet at the Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope at 9:30 a.m. to carpool. Bring a lunch and a drink.
Contact: Paul Archambault 905-885-7139
Saturday September 5th <MODERATE> 15 Km
Rural Port Hope. Ganaraska Trail and unmaintained roads between the fourth and sixth lines. Meet at Gilmer’s Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope at9:30 a.m. to carpool. Bring a lunch and a drink.
Contact: John LeBlanc 905-885-5214
Sunday September 6th <EASY> 6 km
Port Hope circuit. Meet at the Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope at 9:30 a.m. for start of hike. Bring a snack and a drink.
Contact: Mary Brinklow 905-372-6298
Wednesday September 9th <MODERATE> 11 km
Concession roads in Hamilton Township (Morton Rd./Canning Rd. area). Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope to carpool. Bring a lunch and a drink.
Contact: John Leblanc 905-885-1420
Saturday September 12th <EASY> 5 km
Hike the Waterfront Trail in Port Hope and a section of downtown Port Hope. Meet at the Town Hall parking lot, Port Hope at 10:00 a.m.. Bring a snack and a drink.
Contact: John Kurowski 905-885-8776
Sunday September 13th <MODERATE> 16 km
Saint Anne’s West Loop. Rural road hike. Meet at the Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope at 9:30 a.m., or at Hwy 45/401 commuter parking lot at 9:45 a.m., to carpool. Bring a lunch and a drink.
Contact: Andy Maxton 905-373-7029
Wednesday September 16th <MODERATE> 8 km
Hike the “Ganny” from Canton to Cairn (Port Hope Town Hall). Meet at Port Hope Town Hall parking lot at 9:30 a.m. to arrange car shuffle. Bring a snack and a drink.
Contact: Tim Hay 905-885-2203
Many thanks to Brian Vink for organizing our cycle rides in Midland and Oro-Medonte this month. Click on any thumbnail photo to start slideshow.
May 21, 2015 Hike in Copeland Forest
Thanks to Dale for leading and to Jeff for being the “sweep”. I managed to take a few pictures on the day. Click on any thumbnail photo to start slideshow.