GHTA Clubs

Ganaraska Hiking Trail Association Clubs

The following clubs make up the Ganaraska Hiking Trail Association. Club presidents are noted with each club.

Barrie Club is responsible for 48 kilometres of trail that runs south-west from the Horseshoe Valley area. The club runs a programme of hikes and bicycle outings in the area around Barrie as well as more distant outings. Contact: Bob Murrell 705-456-3163  bmurrell@gmail.com

Kawartha Club maintains 77 kilometres of trail through the Kawartha Lakes area, from Omemee north to Moore Falls. Kawartha Club: We hike every Wednesday morning and every weekend except July and August. Wednesday hikes are about 1 1/2 hours long. Weekend hikes are generally longer and more challenging. For details on the hikes call the hike leader or Nick Pratt – 705-742-5994.

Mad River Club has a 50 kilometre section of trail that runs more or less west through Angus and Glencairn. They have a regular programme of hikes in the surrounding area out to the Bruce Trail. Contact:

Midland Club maintains the final 16 kilometres of trail that ends at the Wye marsh Wildlife Centre. They organize an active programme of hiking, biking, kayaking and snowshoeing. Contact: Marc Vallee (705) 527-1967 marcvallee5@gmail.com

Orillia Club is responsible for 69 kilometres of trail east and west of Orillia. They offer a regular programme of both long and short hikes on the same day in a wide area around Orillia including Muskoka. Contact: Maxine Freeland (705) 326-0761 mfreeland@sympatico.ca

Oro-Medonte Club maintains 18.5 kilometres of trail north of the Horseshoe Valley area. The club organizes a programme of hikes which includes the local area, over to Owen Sound and up into Muskoka. Contact: Christine Cornu (705) 733-3825 christinecornu47@gmail.com

Pine Ridge Club (www.pineridgehikingclub.ca) is based in the area around Port Hope and Cobourg at the southern end of the trail. They have a regular programme of weekly hikes in the surrounding Northumberland County. Contact: Stan Muldoon (905)-885-9310 stanmuldoon@hotmail.com

Wasaga Beach Club maintains 49 kilometres of trail that ends at the north of Allenwood Beach in Wasaga Beach. Due to a large family membership they have an active programme of hiking, canoeing and cycling in that area. Contact: Shirl McArthur (705) 429-7747 smcarthur62@gmail.com or Irene Bell (705) 352-1060 Irene.bell63@gmail.com

Wilderness Club (Club Website) draws its members from across southern Ontario. Because of the challenges posed by the 65 km. of wilderness terrain and the need to backpack multi-day hikes, the club organizes a limited number of hikes and one or two maintenance weekends each season. Contact: David Royston (705) 645-2573  ghtapresident@cogeco.ca

 

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