PINE RIDGE FALL 2018 EVENTS

HIKERS SHOULD ARRIVE AT LEAST TEN 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 are recommended.

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

  1. “Bring a snack” indicates that there will be a break of only 5 to 7 minutes for refreshments. “Bring a lunch” indicates a longer stop for refreshments.
  2. Anyone choosing to leave a hike before the end must be accompanied by another hiker.
  3. Dogs are not permitted on hikes (service dogs excepted).

Saturday, September 1 <MODERATE> 12 km

Northumberland Forest Ski Trails, and Forest Access Roads
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Or 10:00 a.m. from Northumberland County Forest parking lot, off Beagle Club Rd. approx. 10 km north of Cobourg on Hwy 45
Bring a lunch and a drink.
Contact: Elke Williams 905-269-5245

OR

Saturday September 1 <EASY> 8 km

Port Hope West: Marsh Rd. to Deer Park Rd. and return
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Bring a snack and a drink
Contact: John LeBlanc 905-885-5214

Sunday September 2 <MODERATE> 6 km

Port Hope: Monkey Mountain and Ganaraska River Loop
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 September 5 <MODERATE> 10 km

Osaca area
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Bring a lunch and a drink
Contact: Jim Edwards 905-885-7839

Saturday September 8 <MODERATE> 12 km

Centreton 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: Rita Zeran 289-252-2399

OR

Saturday September 8 <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 a drink
Contact: Bob Short 905-885-1420

Sunday September 9, MODERATE> 8 km

End-to-End hike from Thickson Woods, Whitby to Lakeview Park, Oshawa [Simcoe St.] on Waterfront Trail.
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Bring a lunch and a drink
Contact: John Kurowski 905-885-8776

Wednesday September 12 <MODERATE> 13 km

McBurney’s Hill, north of Port Hope
9:30 a.m. Leavingfrom Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Bring a lunch and a drink
Contact: Jim Wood 250-858-7989

Saturday September 15 <Moderate> 6 km

Canton area
Rural loop hike with short hills
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Bring a snack and a drink
Contact: Tim Hay 905-885-2203

Sunday September 16 <MODERATE> 10 km

Farewell Creek, Courtice
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Bring a lunch and a drink
Contact: Jim Osborne 905-436-2499

Wednesday September 19 <MODERATE> 12 km

Millbrook Valley Trails
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Bring a lunch and a drink
Contact: John Kurowski 905-885-8776

Saturday September 22 <EASY> 6 km

Follow the Ganaraska River from Port Hope Town Hall to Conservation Area and return on Cavan St.
Later start: 10:00 a.m. Leaving from Port Hope Town Hall [south side]
Bring a snack and a drink
Contact: Mary Brinklow 905-372-6298

Sunday September 23 <MODERATE> 12 km

Northumberland Forest: Stonewall, Dragonfly and Elderberry 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
Hike begins at Carstairs parking lot on Bomanton Rd. at 10:00 a.m.
Bring a lunch and a drink
Contact: Stan Muldoon 905-885-9310

Wednesday September 26 <MODERATE> 12 km

Hazel Bird Nature Reserve [NCC Property]
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: David Beevis 905-885-7151

Saturday September 29 <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: John LeBlanc 905-885-5214

NB: Saturday September 29, afternoon: Opening Reception for “Through the Hiker’s Lens” annual club photo exhibit, Port Hope.
Time and location TBA.

Sunday September 30 <MODERATE> 12 km

View the Two Lakes
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Bring a lunch and a drink
Contact: Rita Zeran 289-252-2399

Wednesday October 3 <MODERATE> 10 km

Ganaraska Forest: Orange Trail
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Hike begins at Ganaraska Forest Centre parking lot
Bring a lunch and a drink
Contact: Jan Ethier 905-885-9310

Saturday October 6 <MODERATE> 9 km

Rural rectangle north of Port Hope: Campbell Rd., 7th line, Knoxville Rd., 5th Line
Return to Bruce Williamson’s home for soup lunch
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Bring a drink
Contact: John LeBlanc 905-885-5214

Sunday October 7 <MODERATE> 12 km

Haldimand Township [Creighton’s Hill]
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Or 9:50 a.m. from the intersection of Hwy 2 and Shelter Valley Rd.
Bring a lunch and a drink
Contact: Rita Zeran 289-252-2399

Wednesday October 10 <MODERATE PLUS> 11 km

Northumberland Forest: Flying Squirrel, Fisher and Ridge Rd. trails
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., [approx.10 km north of Cobourg on Hwy 45]
Bring a lunch and a drink
Contact: Elke Williams 905-269-5245

Saturday October 13 <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 [west side of Hwy 18]
Bring a lunch and a drink
Contact: Colin Banfield 289-251-7763

Sunday October 14 <<EASY> 5 km

Sylvan Glen C.A. to Canton and return
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Bring a snack and a drink
Contact: Rita Zeran 289-252-2399

Sunday October 14 [afternoon] to Friday October 19 [5:30 p.m.]

Frontenac Provincial Park [NE of Kingston]
A variety of hikes will be lead in the Park, including the “Frontenac Challenge” and club-length hikes
Contact: Jim Edwards 905-885-7839 or jge309@gmail.com

Wednesday October 17 <MODERATE> 12.5 km

Unmaintained road allowances and rural roads east and north of Baltimore
A loop hike starting and finishing at 3023 Meyers Rd., Baltimore, with an option for an alternate 6.5 km loop
Some hills; a short section of loose cobbles and sand
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: Jay Sherwin 905-372-3895 or 905-396-3895 [cell]

Saturday October 20 <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 lunch and a drink
Contact: Elke Williams 905-269-5245

Sunday October 21 <MODERATE> 14 km, with 7 km cutoff

Eddystone Loop with frying pan extension
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 Edwards 905-885-7839

Monday October 22 – Thursday October 25

Fall Hiking Trip: Location TBA.
Contacts: Jim Osborne and Pam Callus 905-436-2499

Wednesday October 24 <EASY PLUS> 12.5 km

Morganston area, Cramahe Township
9:30 a.m. Leavingfrom Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Or 10:00 a.m. from the corner of County Rd. 25 and Huycke Rd., Morganston
Bring a lunch and a drink
Contact: Jim Wood 250-858-7989
           
Saturday October 27 <MODERATE> 13.5 km

Unpaved roads north of Oak Hill Rd. and Central Ganaraska Forest trails
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

Sunday October 28 <MODERATE> 6 km

Northumberland Forest, from Woodland Rd. parking lot to Lookout Mountain, and return [east side of Hwy 45]
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Or 10:00 a.m. from Woodland Rd. parking lot, approx.15 km north of Cobourg on Hwy 45 [east side]
Bring a snack and a drink
Contact: Jan Ethier 905-885-9310

Wednesday October 31 <EASY> 11.5 km

Grafton - Nawautin Shores
9:30 a.m. Leaving from 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: Christine Maloney Wood 905-375-4680

Saturday November 3 <MODERATE> 12 km

Wicklow North. Meet and greet the llamas, sheep, goats and other furry beasts during lunch
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Or 10:00 a.m. in Wicklow Village, on Wicklow Rd. immediately north of Hwy 2
Bring a lunch and drink
Contact: Jim Edwards 905-885-7839

Sunday November 4 <MODERATE> 8 km

Walker Rd. and Ganaraska Trail
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 November 7 <MODERATE> 11 km

Ganaraska Forest
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Bring a lunch and a drink
Contact: Stan Muldoon 905-885-9310

Saturday November 10 <MODERATE> 7 km

Upland Vistas [Cold Springs Hills]
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Or 9:50 a.m. from the bottom of Taylor Rd., Camborne [0.5 km west of Hwy 18, along Kennedy Rd.]
Bring a lunch and a drink
Contact: Colin Banfield 289-251-7763

Sunday November 11 <MODERATE> 12 km

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

Wednesday November 14 <MODERATE> 12 km

Upper Cold Springs Circuit – paved and unpaved roads
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Or 9:50 a.m. from the end of the paved section of Whitney Howard Rd.
Bring a lunch and a drink
Contact: David Beevis 905-885-7151

Saturday November 17 <EASY PLUS> 6 km

Oliver’s Lane – Forest Hill area
Residential and rural roads north of Cobourg, including one hill
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: Christine Maloney Wood 905-375-4680

Sunday November 18 [EASY PLUS] 10 km

Bewdley area east
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Or 9:50 a.m. from the Bewdley overflow parking lot on the west side of Rice Lake Drive at Cavan Rd. [approx. 0.6 km east of Rhino’s or 0.8 km north of Cty. Rd. 9]
Bring a lunch and a drink
Contact: Christine Maloney Wood 905-375-4680

Wednesday November 21 <MODERATE> 12 km

Alderville 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: Paul Archambault 905-885-7139

Saturday November 24 <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: Paul Archambault 905-885-7139

Sunday November 25 <MODERATE PLUS> 12.5 km

North Campbellcroft roads and trails
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Bring a lunch and a drink
Contact: Rita Zeran 289-252-2399

Wednesday November 28 <MODERATE> 10 km

Northumberland Forest: Universal Trail and Dragonfly Loop
Hike begins at Universal Trail parking lot, Bowmanton Rd.
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Bring a lunch and a drink
Contact: Jan Ethier 905-885-9310

Saturday December 1

Annual General Meeting and Pot Luck Lunch
Meet at Ruth Clarke Activity Centre, 81 Mill St. S., Port Hope at 9:30 a.m. for a short walk in Port Hope followed by the AGM at 11:00 a.m.
Further information closer to date
Contact: Stan Muldoon 905-885-9310

Wednesday December 5 <EASY> 8 km

West Side Marsh, Port Darlington
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Bring a snack and a drink