Nature Walks

These walks will take place on our BTC managed properties in the Caledon section and will focus on the biodiversity of these properties. If you’re interested in conservation or shorter, less strenuous activity, these walks may be what you’re looking for.

Thursday May 2, Caledon Hills Section,
Quarryside Nature Reserve, Map 14, Nature Walk #1,

This less than 5 km loop hike will take approximately 2.5 hours and is at a leisurely pace over easy terrain. There is no dropout point. No dogs please. There will be a refreshment/pub stop afterwards.
Depart: 9:00 a.m. Roadside parking at km. 2.7 at the dead end of Chinguacousy Road. Room for 5 cars.
GPS Coordinates: 43.785367  -79.943275.
Directions: Highway 10 to Olde Base Line. Proceed west on Olde Base Line to Chinquacousy Road then drive north on Chinguacousy Rd. to dead end.
Hike Description: Enjoy a nature walk on one of the BTC’s latest acquisitions, the Quarryside Nature Reserve. Bring your binoculars, cameras and nature guides and help identify flora and fauna on this unique 34 acre BTC property .
Pre-register for the hike with the hike leader. Call before 9:00 p.m.
Hike Leader: Gary Hall 905-880-4037 garyhall@rogers.com

Thursday May 16, Caledon Hills Section,
Hockley Valley, Map 18, Nature Walk #2,
This less than 5 km loop hike will take approximately 3 hours and is at a leisurely pace over moderate terrain. There is no dropout point. No dogs please. There will be a refreshment/pub stop afterwards.
Depart: 9:00 a.m. from the BTC parking lot north of km. 50.8 on the east side of 5th Line EHS Mono just south of the Hockley Road. Address 873603 5th Line EHS Mono.
GPS Coordinates: 43.993847  -80.013776.
Directions: Airport Road (Dufferin County 18) to Hockley Road, then west on Hockley Road to 5th Line EHS. Turn south on 5th Line to parking lot on left.
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Hwy 10 to Hockley Road (north of Orangeville), then east to 5th Line EHS, south on 5th Line to parking.
Hike Description: This second in the Nature Walk series will take place on the BTC’s beautiful Hemlock Ridges property. Bring binoculars, camera and nature guides in order to identify and record flora and fauna of this nature reserve. Pre-register for the hike with the hike leader. Call before 9:00 p.m. Cell # 905 586-1385 on day of hike.
Hike Leader: Gary Hall 905-880-4037 garyhall@rogers.com

Thursday May 23, Caledon Hills Section,
Hockley Valley, Map 18, Nature Walk #3,

This less than 5 km loop hike will take approximately 3 hours and is at a leisurely pace over moderate terrain. There is no dropout point. No dogs please.
Depart: 9:00 a.m. Roadside parking at km. 53.9 on the 4th Line EHS at the entrance to the Peter Beecham Side Trail. Room for 5 cars.
GPS Coordinates: 43.976433  -80.026475.
Directions: Airport Road (Dufferin Road 18) to Hockley Valley Road, then west to 4th Line EHS and south on 4th Line to parking on west side of road.
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Highway 10 to Hockley Road, then east on Hockley Road to 4th Line EHS and south on 4th line to parking on west side of 4th line.
Hike Description: This is the third in the Nature Walk series and will take place on the BTC’s Griffith Ravine, a beautiful wooded property in the Hockley Valley. Bring binoculars, camera and nature guides in order to identify and record flora and fauna of this nature reserve. If time permits, we may take a short drive to the north to visit the Vallis property for a look at a meadow habitat. Pre-register for the hike with the hike leader. Call before 9:00 p.m.
Hike Leader: Gary Hall 905-880-4037 garyhall@rogers.com

Thursday May 30, 2019 Caledon Hills Section,
Caledon, Map 17, Nature Walk, #4,

This less than 5 km loop hike will take approximately 3 hours and is at a leisurely pace over moderate terrain. There is no dropout point. No dogs please. There will be a refreshment/pub stop afterwards.
Depart: 9:00 a.m. Because of limited roadside parking on Airport Road, we’ll meet at km. 31.6 on Innis Lake Road, north of Finnerty Sideroad and carpool to 29.4 on the Airport Road at the entrance to the Songbird Side Trail.
GPS Coordinates: N 43.918917 W 79.909387.
Directions: Airport Road north of Caledon East to Finnerty Sideroad, then east on Finnerty to Innis Lake Road.
Hike Description: This fourth in the Nature Walk series will take place on the BTC’s beautiful Songbird Nature Reserve. Bring binoculars, camera and nature guides in order to identify and record flora and fauna of this nature reserve.  Pre-register for the hike with the hike leader. Call before 9:00 p.m.
Hike Leader: Gary Hall 905-880-4037 garyhall@rogers.com

 

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