August 14, 2010

August 14, 2010

Humber Valley Conservation lands

TIMING:  9:30 am, Saturday, August 14

 DESCRIPTION:

This hike will commence at the intersection of Huntington and Kirby Roads and will proceed northwest to trace a section of a proposed HVHTA route that will ultimately link Kleinburg to Bolton.

The 10-kilometer hike will take about 2 hours and includes three climbs to lookouts on the top of the valley that offer unobstructed panoramic views of the Humber valley and river 50 metres below.  This section of land, referred to by the TRCA as the Bolton Tract, is one of the most scenic routes in the Kleinburg vicinity. 

The trek takes us past an abandoned swimming pool which was once part of a public park called Woodside Park 50 years ago in the days when the King-Vaughan Road was a dirt road winding through the valley.  Ultimately, the single lane bridge crossing the Humber was washed out by Hurricane Hazel and the road was never re-opened.  

Also to be seen are two stands of the much talked-about Giant Hogweed. 

DIRECTIONS

Intersection of Huntington and Kirby Road north of Nashville.

(Note:  Kirby is not a through road to Highway 27 as is shown on some maps so the intersection must be approached by driving north on Huntington or east on Kirby.) 

HIKE LEADER:  Barry Westhead

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