Hikes

–> SPRING 2019 HIKES <–

All hikes are open to the public.

PANCAKE HIKE AT SPRINGWATER CA – 8 km.
Saturday, March 9th.
Meet at 10 AM at the Outdoor Education Centre on John Wise Line.
Bring toonie for user fee and money for pancakes prepared by local charity group.
Info: Brian 519-633-3064

ST PATRICK’S DAY HIKE AT FINGAL
Saturday, March 17th
Meet at 1 p.m. in parking lot off Fingal Line. The hike is also to remember the late Pat and Joe Turow who would always celebrate their Irish heritage with a St Patrick’s day hike in the 1980’s to early 2000’s.
Info: Loretta 519-782-7550

INAUGURAL PORT STANLEY HARBOUR HIKE – 8 km.
Wednesday, March 20th
Meet at 2 p.m. at the parking lot east of Mackie’s in Port Stanley.
Car pool to Union Station and hike back using the new harbour trail and Hofhuis Park. Followed by an optional dinner at Buccaneer.
Info: Al 226-271-7018

ANNUAL CLUB DINNER
Saturday, March 23rd
Meet at 5 p.m. at Wayside Inn in Talbotville.
Order from the menu or enjoy the buffet.
RSVP Brian 519-633-3064 by the 20th if attending.

ANNUAL AGM
Thursday, April 4th
Starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Carnegie room on lower floor of St. Thomas Public Library, 153 Curtis St. Business meeting, refreshments and slide presentation on East Coast Trail.

JOIN STFN MEMBERS FOR LEISURELY WALK AT SPRINGWATER CA
Wednesday, April 10th
Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the main entrance, 8079 Springwater Rd.
Info: Tom 519-765-2858

HIKE UNION TO PORT STANLEY
Sunday, April 14th
Meet at 1 p.m. at Kettle Creek Public School.
Followed by a wiener roast with Loretta and Richard.
Info: Loretta 519-782-7550

LEISURELY WALK WITH MEMBERS OF STFN AT YARMOUTH NHA
Wednesday, April 17th
Meet at 6:30 p.m. 47502 Sparta Line.
Info: Tom 519-765-2858

EARTH DAY
Monday, April 22nd
Get out and enjoy a walk in nature.

MORNING WALK WITH JIM
Wednesday, April 24th
Meet at 9 a.m. at Sunset Cafe. Bring an old pair of worn out shoes to add to the shoe tree.
Info: Jim 519-773-8185


The EHTC and Hike Ontario’s rating system

The Level of Difficulty or Terrain

  • Level 1: Well-defined trails, gentle inclines. Hiking boots not required, but trails may be wet. Is suitable for beginners. This level is recommended for newcomers to club activities.
  • Level 2: Generally on trail. May be hilly, light bushwhacking, some rough spots or obstacles. Boots are recommended.
  • Level 3: Rough terrain with one or more of the following: extensive bushwhacking, steep sections, long climbs and descents, beaver dams, rock scrambling or other obstacles. Boots, Level 2 experience, and a high level of fitness essential. Long pants and sleeves recommended.

The Speed/Pace

  • Leisurely = less than 2 km/h
  • Slow = 2-3 km/h
  • Moderate = 3-4 km/h
  • Fast = 5 km/h or greater

Remember
To participate in an organized hike you need to be able to complete the specified length of the hike on your own or with your support person within the time allotted.