PINE RIDGE WINTER 2019 EVENTS

NOTES:

HIKERS SHOULD ARRIVE AT LEAST 10 MINUTES BEFORE THE ADVERTISED HIKE TIME

We use the following ratings for Level of Difficulty (terrain) of our hikes:

EASY – Well-defined trails and/or roads, gentle inclines. Hiking boots not required, but trails may be wet.

MODERATE – Generally on trails and/or roads; may be hilly with some rough spots or obstacles. Boots and poles are recommended.

MODERATE PLUS – Generally on trails; rough terrain and/or steep sections and/or long climbs and descents. Boots and poles are highly recommended.

CHALLENGING – Rough terrain; one or more of extensive bushwhacking, steep sections, long climbs and descents, beaver dams or other obstacles, or rock scrambling.  Boots and poles are essential; long pants and sleeves recommended.

N.B.

  1. “Bring a snack” indicates that there will be a break of only 5 to 7 minutes for refreshments so that hikers do not get cold; “Bring a lunch” indicates a longer stop for refreshments.
  2. It is recommended that hikers bring icers to all hikes this season.
  3. Anyone choosing to leave a hike before the end must be accompanied by another hiker.

Tuesday January 1 <EASY> 5 km each way

Get out on the first day of the year.
Come for a walk along Cobourg’s lakeshore, finishing at the Cobourg Legion for beverages.
1:30 p.m. Leaving from the Scotia Bank entrance of the Northumberland Mall
Contact: John Kurowski 905-885-8776.

Saturday January 5 <MODERATE> 7 km

HamiltonTownship. Frying pan hike in the Vimy Ridge Rd. area on roads and road allowances
9:30 a.m Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Bring a snack and a drink
Contact: Jim Wood 250-858-7989

Sunday January 6 < MODERATE> 10 km

Rural roads north east of Canton
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Bring a snack and a drink
Contact: Christine Maloney Wood 905-375-4680

Saturday January 12 <EASY> 5 km

Perrytown – Garden Hill area.
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Bring a snack and a drink
Contact: Paul Archambault 905-885-7139

Sunday January 13 <EASY> 5 km

Oak Hills farm walk near Bewdley
The hike is 95% off road on private property, with a few small hills. If there is snow,the trails will be suitable for snow-shoeing; none are steep or difficult.
Bring a snack and a drink. There will be the option of going to Rhinos for lunch following the hike.
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Or 10:00 a.m. Meet at the Oyston property, 4945 Oak Hills Rd., Hamilton Township.
Contact: John Oyston 416-998-1292

Saturday January 19 <EASY> 8.5 km

Cornish Hollow Loop hike.
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Or 9:40 a.m. Meet at Cornish Hollow Rd. and Dale Rd.
Bring a snack and a drink
Contact: Christine Maloney Wood 905-375-4680

Sunday January 20 <MODERATE> 11 km

Alderville/Roseneath area
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Or 9:45 a.m. from Hwy 45/401 commuter parking lot, Cobourg
Bring a lunch and a drink
Contact: Jim Wood 250-858-7989

Saturday January 26 <EASY> 5.5 Km

Hike downtown Port Hope and Lakeshore
9:30 a.m. Leaving from the south side of Port Hope Town Hall
Bring a drink.
Contact: John Kurowski 905-885-8776      

Sunday January 27 <MODERATE> 12 km

McBurney’s Hill.
Road circuit north of Port Hope
9:30 a.m.Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Bring a snack and a drink
Contact; David Beevis 905-885-7151

Saturday February 2 <MODERATE> 12 km

Creighton’s Hill, Haldimand Township.
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Or 9:50 a.m. from Shelter Valley Rd. @ Hwy 2
Bring a snack and a drink
Contact: Paul Archambault 905-885-7139

Sunday February 3 <EASY> 5 km

Northumberland Forest: Universal Trail (Carstairs Trailhead)
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd. Port Hope
Or 9:45 a.m. from Hwy 45/401 commuter parking lot, Cobourg.
Icers may be needed depending on conditions. Bring a snack and a drink.
Contact: Stan Muldoon 905-885-9310 or cell 289-691-3275

Saturday February 9 <EASY PLUS> 6 km

The laneways of Port Hope.  Some short hills.
9:30 a.m. Leaving from parking lot at King’s Field, Victoria St. South [50m south of former Winchester Arms pub].
Bring a snack and a drink
Contact: Tim Hay 905-885-2203

Sunday February 10 <MODERATE PLUS> 11.5 km

Northumberland Forest [Flying Squirrel, Fisher & Luna Trails].
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Or 10:00 a.m. from the parking lot off Beagle Club Rd.,approximately 10 km north of Cobourg
Bring a lunch and a drink
Contact: Elke Williams 905-269-5245

Saturday February 16 < EASY> 10 km

Wicklow Beach – Lakeport
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Road, Port Hope
Or 10 a.m. from the Wicklow Beach boat launch parking lot.
Bring a snack and a drink
Contact: Jan Ethier 905 885-9310 or cell 905 375-8188

Sunday February 17 <MODERATE> 14 km

Rural roads southeast of Cold Springs.
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Or 9:50 a.m. from Cold Springs Memorial Hall parking lot
Bring a snack and a drink
Contact: Paul Archambault 905-885-7139

Saturday February 23 <MODERATE> 12 km

Camborne Road Circuit.
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Bring a snack and a drink
Contact: David Beevis 905-885-7151

Sunday February 24 <MODERATE> 8 km

Northumberland Forest: Elderberry and Dragonfly Trails
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd. Port Hope
Or 9:45 a.m. from Hwy 45/401 commuter parking lot, Cobourg.
Bring snowshoes and icers depending on conditions. Poles are recommended.
Bring a snack and a drink.
Contact: Stan Muldoon 905-885-9310 or cell 289-691-3275.

Saturday March 2 <MODERATE> 16 km

Back Roads of Cramahe Township
Visit the Red Cloud Cemetary
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd. , Port Hope
Or 9:45 a.m. from Hwy 45/401 commuter parking lot
Bring a lunch and drink
Contact; Elke Williams 905-269-5245

Sunday March 3 <MODERATE>  8 km

Nancy Millar Farm, north of Courtice, near Solina
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Soup and Buns at Jim and Pam’s following the hike
Bring a snack and drink
Contact: Jim Osborne 905-436-2499

Saturday March 9 < EASY> 6 km

Port Hope lakeshore area
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Port Hope Town Hall ( south side)
Bring a drink
Contact : Jan Ethier 905 885-9310 or cell 905 375-8188

Sunday March 10 <EASY> 12 km

Lakeshore Rd./Port Britain area, western Port Hope.
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd.,Port Hope
Bring a snack and a drink
Contact: David Beevis 905-885-7151

Saturday March 16 <MODERATE> 6 km

Jamieson Rd./South Slope area
Hilly rural rectangle
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Bring a snack and drink
Contact: Jay Sherwin 905-372-3895 or 905-396-3895 [cell]

Sunday March 17 <MODERATE> 11 km

Baltimore Community Centre Rd.
Country roads east of Baltimore
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto rd., Port Hope
Or 9:45 a.m. from Hwy 45/401 commuter parking lot, Cobourg
Bring a snack and a drink
Contact: John Kurowski 905-885-8776

Saturday March 23 <MODERATE> 11 km Joint Hike with Kawartha Club

NB: Delayed start time.
Annual Spring Sugarbush Hike (Sandy Flat Sugarbush)
This hike is from Campbell Rd., Dartford to the sugarbush and return. A pancake brunch is provided for a nominal fee.
9:45 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd. Port Hope
Or 10:00 a.m. from the Hwy 45/401 commuter parking lot, Cobourg.
Bring a drink.
Contact: Stan Muldoon 905-885-9310 or cell 289-691-3275.

Sunday March 24 <EASY PLUS> 6 km

Port Hope [north end] trails, including TCS area and part of the “Pat and Jack” Trail.
9:30 a.m. Leaving from the southeast side of Corbett’s Dam [at northern dead-end of Hope St. North, near the old Molson Barn]
Bring snack and a drink
Contact: Tim Hay 905-885-2203

Saturday March 30 <MODERATE> 12 km

Darlington Provincial Park.
Drop out after 8 km is available.
9:30a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Bring a snack and a drink.
Contact: Michelle 905-244-3367.

Sunday March 31 <EASY> 5 km

Geranium Lanes, west Port Hope
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd.,Port Hope
Bring a snack and a drink
Contact: Darryl Russell 905-885-1747

Sunday March 31, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

An evening of hike talks and Pot Luck at the Ruth Clarke Centre, 81 Mill St. S., Port Hope
The pot luck supper begins at 5 p.m.
Contact: Bill Zeran 289-252-2399

Wednesday April 3 <MODERATE>

Mystery Hike.  Details to be provided closer to this date.
Contact: Jim Osborne 905-436-2499

Saturday April 6 <MODERATE> 10 km

Northumberland Forest Green B Trail.
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Or 10:00 a.m.from the Northumberland County Forest parking lot, off Beagle Club Rd. [west of Hwy 45, approx. 10 km north of Cobourg]
Bring a lunch and a drink
Contact: Elke Williams 905-269-5245

Sunday April 7 <EASY PLUS> 5.5 km

Oliver’s Lane area, north of Hwy 401, Cobourg.
Mixed residential and rural, with one hill
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Or 9:45 a.m. from the Hwy 45/401 commuter parking lot, Cobourg
Bring a snack and a drink
Contact: Elke Williams 905-269-5245

Wednesday April 10 <EASY> 11.5 km

Grafton-NawautinShores.
9:30 a.m. Leaving from the Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Or 10:00 a.m. from the Haldimand Arena parking lot in Grafton
Bring a lunch and a drink.
Contact: John Kurowski 905-885-8776

Saturday April 13 <MODERATE> 16 km

St. Annes West
9:30 am Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Road, Port Hope
Or 9:45 am from Hwy 45/401 commuter parking lot, Cobourg
Bring a lunch and a drink
Contact: Jim Edwards 905-885-7839

Sunday April 14 <MODERATE> 5.5 km

Marsh Rd. Estate, Port Hope.
Varied terrain.
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Bring a snack and a drink
Contact: Tim Hay 905-885-2203

Wednesday April 17  <MODERATE> 12 km

Perrytown Circuit.
Paved and unpaved roads north of Perrytown.
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Bring a lunch and a drink
Contact: David Beevis 905-885-7151

Saturday April 20 < Moderate> 9.5 km

Northumberland Forest Black Oak Loop
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Road, Port Hope
Or 10 a.m. from Woodland Road parking lot, approx. 15 km. north of Cobourg on Hwy. 45 [east side]
Bring a lunch and a drink
Contact: Jan Ethier 905 885-9310 or cell 905 375-8188

Sunday April 21<EASY> 5.5 km

Port Britain [“Red Barn” hike]
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Bring a snack and a drink
Contact: Bob Short 905-885-1420

Wednesday April 24 <EASY> 2 hours

Earth Week Litter Pick-up
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope.
Join club members in cleaning up the Ganaraska Trail from downtown Port Hope, along the Pat/Jack Trail to the Sylvan Glen Conservation Area.  Bring work gloves and a drink.
Snacks and refreshments afterwards at Stan and Jan’s, 111 Bedford St., Port Hope.
Contact: Stan Muldoon 905-885-9310 or cell 289-691-3275

Saturday April 27 <MODERATE> 11 km

Orono Crown Forest Lands. Joint hike with Kawartha Club
EARLY START 9:15 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Or 10:00 a.m. from parking lot on west side of Ochonski Rd., at west end of Station Rd., Orono
Visiting Orono bakery following the hike, before returning to cars.
Bring a lunch and a drink.
Contact: Michelle 905-244-3367

Sunday April 28 <EASY> 6 km

Rural roads in Kellogg Rd. area, west of Port Hope
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Bring a snack and a drink.
Contact: Bob Short 905-885-1420