2015 Summer/Fall Hike Schedule

Free Family Hike Open to Public
Sunday August 2, 2015 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

This family hike is sponsored by the Avon Trail. The hike takes place in the T.J. Dolan Natural Area at the West Gore Street entrance near the Perth District Health Unit, 653 W Gore St, Stratford (approximately 43.368916, -81.000748). Explore this gem of meadow and woodlot right within Stratford’s city boundary, home for a great variety of birds, trees and wild flowers. Walks will be tailored to meet the abilities of those who attend and will be geared for ages 4 and up. Refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the walk. Everyone welcome. Children and grandchildren must be accompanied by an adult. Parking is available across the road from the T.J. Dolan in the Perth District Health Unit parking lot. Dogs on a leash please. This is dependent on good weather; check here for updates or cancellation. Please RSVP Bernard at berngowa@gmail.com to indicate attendance and numbers or for more information.

 

 

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Spring Hikers

TUESDAY HIKES
Each Tuesday throughout the year the members of the Avon Trail meet with their guests for a morning walk usually on a small section of the 100 km Avon Trail. Tuesday walks are multi-purpose mostly to keep the hikers in trim between major hikes. They also serve as a way of keeping an eye on the trail for maintenance purposes and the walkers enjoy the camaraderie whilst taking in the country air. See number 3, below, for more information.

 

A Few Things of Interest

1. We car pool.
We want to have the least amount of cars on the road sides as possible – this is why we encourage car pooling with a rendezvous. But if you do not live in Stratford, consider meeting us at the end of the hike‘s location.

2. 6th Edition Guidebook
It comes with coloured maps and will be available at the members meeting March 20th and at the various outlets afterwards. The cost are $10 for members and $ 15 for others. The outlets are listed on The Avon Guide web page.

3. Hiking Each Tuesday/Tuesday Morning Rambles - Year Round
All are weather dependent. Meet in the parking lot (off Lakeside Dr.) at the William Allman Memorial Arena, 25 Morenz Drive, Stratford by 9:00 a.m. to decide hike locations. Casual easy hiking. Coffee time usually follows. Contact: Dennis 519-273-6798

4. Looking for Shorter Hikes?
Avon Trail has compiled some suggested walks in the Stratford and surrounding area. Look here.

5. Hike Meeting Locations
a) EB Games, Festival Mall 1067 Ontario Street, Stratford N5A 6W6
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b) Stratford McDonald’s Restaurant, 709 Erie Street, Stratford N4Z 1A2
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c) Elmira McDonald’s Restuarant, 45 Industrial Drive, Elmira N3B 3B1
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d) William Allman Memorial Arena, 15 Morenz Drive, Stratford N5A 1A1 [meet Lakeside Drive]
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6. Hike Rating System
a) Difficulty of Terrain: Easy, Moderate and Strenuous
b) Pace/Speed: Leisurely - less than 2 km/h; Slow - 2 to 3 km/h; Medium - 3 to 4 km/h & Fast - more than 5 km/h
c) Distance: Stated in kilometres (km). Some leaders may provide a time in hours (h) as a courtesy. Stated times are approximations. Some hikes may take longer due to any number of factors such as weather.

 

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