Saturday, July 14, 2012

Saturday, July 14, 2012

HVHT North of Nashville Walk

START TIME: 9:30 AM

DISTANCE: 4 km

DURATION: Approx. 2 hrs

DESCRIPTION: This hike features our own lovely trail loop in the conservation lands north of Nashville, built and maintained by Kleinburg Chapter volunteers.

Our circular route begins at a well-marked trailhead, and follows an old road allowance which soon crosses the Humber River by means of an historic bowstring bridge built in 1923.

After a half kilometer or so, we will turn north to enter an older growth forest featuring a number of giant Sugar Maples and Beech trees dating from pioneer days and earlier.

Emerging from the scenic forest, the trail then rises to an upland meadow section which offers sweeping views of surrounding tableland and passes by a pine reforestation plantation.

We will re-enter the older forest for a descent to the valley bottom, and finally recross the Humber River to arrive back at our starting point.

The walking pace will be easy, the distance traversed about 4 kilometres, and the hike will last about 1.5-2 hrs.

Bring your hiking boots, a water bottle, and perhaps bug repellent.

LOCATION: Park at roadside near trailhead at junction of Huntingdon & Kirby Roads, a couple of kilometres north of Nashville Road (same distance east of Bolton).

HIKE LEADER: Roland Gatti is current President of Kleinburg Chapter of HVHTA.

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