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.
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.
The Midland Ganaraska Hiking Trail is hiking parts of the Blue Mountain Bruce Trail. They completed Lavender to Devil’s Glen previously, and are now hiking the remaining 3 sections of the Blue Mountain Bruce Trail, i.e. from Devil’s Glen to Swiss Meadows, for a total of 35 kms spread over 3 hikes.
May 10: Devil’s Glen to Nottawasaga Lookout Prov. Park (11 km)
BTC map 22/23 from km 30.1 to km 41.0
May 24: Nottawasaga Lookout – Petun Conservation Area (13km)
BTC map 23 from km 41 to km 54.2
May 31: Petun CA – Swiss Meadows (11 km)
BTC map 23/24 from km 54.2 to 65.8
There is a short section that is currently closed, so we will have to make a detour,
adding about 2.5 kms, so total distance will be 13.5 kms.
Please bring lunch and plenty of water, and don’t forget insect spray (Yes, they are out there already!) and/or a bug hat or bug jacket (let’s hope we don’t need it!).
Also, wear sturdy boots, and preferably long pants/long sleeves.
For details about specific meeting times and locations, please contact Frieda Baldwin firstname.lastname@example.org or call 705-245-1005