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/

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

Tick and Mosquito Project provides information about mosquitoes and ticks, two creatures that are very real public safety issues. It cover everything from mosquito repellent to range maps of specific ticks and mosquitoes.
control-mosquitoes.com

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/