Saturday, June 16, 2012

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Humber River Historical Walk


DISTANCE: 4.5 km

DURATION: Approx. 2.5 – 3 hrs

DESCRIPTION: Join us for a completely new outing on our summer schedule, a "walk & talk" that will explore little-known features of the Humber River as it flows through historical downtown Bolton. Starting at Hwy 50, this riverside journey will go east along the Humber Valley Heritage Trail (south side of the river) and return in a westerly direction through the Bolton Mill Park (north riverbank).

Along the way, our “river guide” Bill Wilson will share stories & insights about the Humber River’s past, present and future in Bolton. Examples of natural features that will be investigated are the perpetual springs originating from the slope of North Hill, and the fishway at McFall Dam. Historical features such as the former Bolton Mill and still existing McFall House will be pointed out. And, looking forward, hikers will gain insights into future developments such as a refurbished Sneath Road Bridge and the planned Four Parkettes where Hwy 50 crosses the Humber.

Walking will be easy, being mostly on the flat Humber floodplain.

Kids are welcome. Dogs not advised because of traffic in places.

Be sure to wear a good sun hat and sturdy shoes, and bring a water bottle.

MEETING PLACE & DIRECTIONS: We will meet in parking lot just north of downtown TD bank, at Ann & Sterne Sts.

Directions from main intersection of Hwy 50 & King Rd in downtown Bolton:

Go west on King Rd one block, turn north onto Ann St. and travel one block to Sterne.

Alternatively, go north on Hwy 50 one block, turn west onto Sterne St. and travel one block to Ann.

HIKE LEADER: Bill Wilson is a long-time resident of Bolton, founding member of HVHTA, and current President of Hike Ontario.

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