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 June 6: Caledon Hills Section,
Mono, Map 18,
Nature Walks,
This less than 5 km shuttle 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. 7th Line Mono parking lot on the corner of Airport Road and 7th Line Mono.
GPS Coordinates: N43.960477 W79.979773
Directions: Airport Road north of Mono Mills (Highway 9). Follow Airport Road for 1.7 km, turn right on 7th Line. Parking lot is on the right.
Hike Description: This fifth in the Nature Walk series will take place on the BTC’s Gosling Nature Reserve, Mathilda’s Way and Humber Heights properties. Bring binoculars, camera and nature guides in order to identify and record flora and fauna of these nature reserves. There should be opportunities to see bluebirds.
Hike Leader: Gary Hall 905-880-4037 garyhall@rogers.com

 

Thursday June 13: Caledon Hills Section,
Hockley Valley, Map 18,
Nature Walks,
This less than 5 km shuttle hike will take approximately 3 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. 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: N43.993572 W80.014057
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.
OR
Hwy 10 to Hockley Road (north of Orangeville), then east to 5th Line EHS, south on 5th Line to parking.
Hike Description: From the meeting place, we’ll carpool to km 47.8 on the Airport Road and hike through Cedar Highlands and Hemlock Ridges. Bring binoculars, camera and nature guides in order to identify and record flora and fauna of these nature reserves.
Hike Leader: Gary Hall 905-880-4037 garyhall@rogers.com

 

Thursday June 20: Caledon Hills Section,
Hockley Valley, Map 18,
Nature Walks,
This less than 5 km shuttle hike will take approximately 3 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. from roadside parking on south side of Dunby Road (km 66.8).
GPS Coordinates: N44.006485 W80.059272
Directions: Hockley Valley Road to 3rd Line EHS, north on 3rd Line to Dunby Road, west on Dunby Road to roadside parking on south side of Dunby Road.
Hike Description: From meeting place, we’ll carpool to km 68.2 at the entrance to the Mono Kiln Edge property, explore Mono Kiln Edge, and depending on time, either walk or drive to the Vallis property and look for flora and fauna of a meadow habitat. Bring binoculars, camera and nature guides in order to identify and record flora and fauna of these nature reserves. There should be opportunities to see bluebirds.
Hike Leader: Gary Hall 905-880-4037 garyhall@rogers.com

 

Thursday June 27: Caledon Hills Section,
Caledon, Map 14,
Nature Walks,
This less than 5 km shuttle hike will take approximately 3 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. Because of limited parking at km 2.7, we’ll meet at 9:00 a.m. at the Lloyd Wilson Centennial Park, 15551 McLaughlin Rd., Inglewood.
Directions: Highway 10 north of Brampton to Olde Base Line, then west on Olde Base Line to McLaughlin Road. Turn north to our meeting location on the right. From here, we’ll carpool to km 2.7 on Chinguacousy Road.
Hike Description: On the last nature walk of the season, we’ll explore the Quarryside Nature Reserve, one of our newest properties. 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. Either e-mail or call before 9:00 p.m., or on morning of hike on my cell: (905) 586-1385.
Hike Leader: Gary Hall 905-880-4037 garyhall@rogers.com

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