Helpful Links

Many of our members hike overseas with Comfortable Hiking Holidays, our website sponsor.  They provide guided hiking holidays in Europe, North America, Asia, Africa and the Caribbean.
www.letshike.com/

Members post photos of their hiking experiences in our Members Gallery.
www.picasaweb.google.com/prhchiking

The Pine Ridge Hiking Club is one of nine clubs who make up the Ganaraska Hiking Trail Association.
www.ganaraska-hiking-trail.org/

Several of our members are also members of the Oak Ridges Trail Association.  Their website has a good newsletter and a variety of hiking articles.
www.oakridgestrail.org/

The Bruce Trail provided the inspiration for the Ganaraska Trail.  It is Canada's oldest and longest footpath and provides the only continuous public access to the Niagara Escarpment.
www.brucetrail.org/pages/trail/bruce-trail-clubs

The Ontario Trails Council promotes the creation, development, preservation, management and use of recreational trails.
www.ontariotrails.on.ca/

Canada Trails provides one of the largest directories of trail clubs on the web including information on the Trans-Canada Trail.
www.canadatrails.ca/hiking/

Northumberland Tourism provides information on the variety of distinctive shops, cultural attractions, and fabulous places to eat and sleep in the County.
www.northumberlandtourism.com/

Port Hope is nationally acclaimed for its designated heritage downtown.  You can shop for antiques, fish the Ganaraska, have a pleasant meal, hike or see a show.
www.visitporthope.ca/

Cobourg is a good centre for exploring the county`s hiking and biking trails.  It has a fabulous beach, good restaurants and many charming accommodations.
www.cobourgtourism.ca/

Hike Ontario has a mandate to encourage the development of hiking trails in Ontario.  Its website provides a list of every hiking club in the province.
www.hikeontario.com/

The Grand Valley Trails Association website provides excellent Hiking resources, including topics on safety, footwear, clothing, bugs, poison ivy, giant hogweed, medical emergencies, and GPS systems. Go to:
www.gvta.on.ca/Resources.htm

Hiking Safety - Everything you need to know to stay safe on the trails
www.nearfieldcommunicationtags.com/hiking-safety.html

Hiking Guide for Beginners – If you are new to hiking, this USA-sourced guide provides very helpful advice.
www.safestars.org/hiking/

Hiking with kids - Here is an interesting webpage that provides guidance about hiking with children:
http://www.aaastateofplay.com/a-guide-to-hiking-with-kids/