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: John Sloan (705) 487-3861 President_BarrieClub@ganaraska-hiking-trail.org
Kawartha Club (www.kawarthahiking.com) 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: Laura Giffen (705) 446-8063 or John Giffen President_madriverclub@ganaraska-hiking-trail.org
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 President_MidlandClub@ganaraska-hiking-trail.org
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: Carol Strickland (705) 325-1065 President_OrilliaClub@ganaraska-hiking-trail.org
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 President_Oro-MedonteClub@ganaraska-hiking-trail.org
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: Bill Zeran (905)-885-2874 President_PineRidgeClub@ganaraska-hiking-trail.org
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: Irene Bell (705) 352-1060 President_WasagaBeachClub@ganaraska-hiking-trail.org
Wilderness Club (Facebook Site) 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: Rob Halupka (416) 737-8819 President_WildernessClub@ganaraska-hiking-trail.org