Introductory Hikes

If you are new to hiking or looking for a gentle way to ease back after an illness or injury, this is the place for you.  You will have an opportunity to learn how to follow trail blazes, chat with the leader and others about gear and make new friends.  There will be an optional refreshment stop after most of the hikes. Each hike is unique.  Choose the ones that appeal to you or attend them all!  Please arrive at meeting place at least 15 minutes before hike begins.  If you have any questions, email


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Sunday April 9: Toronto Section,  Introductory Hike,
Silver Creek, Map 13, This 9 km loop hike will take approximately 3 hours and is at a leisurely pace over easy terrain. There is no dropout point. No dogs please.
Depart: 9:30 a.m. Scotsdale Farm parking lot.
Directions: Take Trafalgar Rd exit off Hwy 401 and travel north on Trafalgar Rd through Stewartown and continue to lights at merge with Hwy 7. Turn left at lights and continue traveling north for about 4 km where Hwy 7 carries on to left and Trafalgar Rd exits on right. Continue north on Trafalgar Rd and after about 2 km turn right into Scotsdale Farm. Drive east along the gravel road to the parking lot on the left in front of the farmhouse. The hike leaders car will have a Canadian flag attached to the window behind the drivers seat. We will leave all cars at the meeting place while we complete this loop hike.
Hike Description: We will hike from Scotsdale Farm along the Bennett Heritage Trail to join the main trail just south of 27 Sideroad and then return to Scotsdale Farm via the Maureen Smith side trail.
Hike Leader: Robert Gillespie