January 12, 2013

January 12, 2013

WINTER WALK ON OAK RIDGES MORAINE (S of Pottageville)

Timing:

9:30 am, Saturday, January 12 (1.5-2 hrs)

 
Description:

The exact trail route and distance will be determined on the day depending on the weather and trail conditions:

Option 1: a 4 km hike on an undulating trail
Option 2: walking 9 km on an easier trail

This walk will follow a lovely section of the Oak Ridges Trail a little south of Pottageville. We will be exploring part of a wooded area known as the Happy Valley Forest, in the heart of Ontario’s Greenbelt. HVF straddles the Oak Ridges Moraine, an area of steeply rolling hills and valleys, and serves as habitat for a variety of rare plants and animals…including bird species that can successfully nest only deep in a forest’s interior.

  • Dress for the weather, in layers that can be removed one at a time as hikers warm up (not a parka).
  • Bring a bottle of water, or maybe a thermos with a hot drink.
  • In case we do the 9 km hike, you may also like to bring a light snack (granola bar/apple).
 
Hike Leader(s):

Heather Stewart is an HVHTA board member who lives in Schomberg and is out hiking on local trails every weekend

 
Directions:
  1. From the village of Nobleton (Hwy 27/King Rd):
  2. Drive north on Hwy 27 about 6 km to the 18th Sideroad.
  3. Turn right (east) and drive about 4 km to the 7th Concession.
  4. Park at the Lions Hall, located at southwest corner of intersection (just south of Pottageville).
 

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