July 13, 2013

July 13, 2013

Humber Valley Heritage Trail: HVHT TRAIL NORTH OF NASHVILLE

Timing: 9:30 am, Saturday, July 13(1.5 – 2 hrs)

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 the well-marked trailhead, and the first leg follows an old road allowance which soon crosses the Humber River over an historic bowstring bridge built in 1923. 

After half a 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.  The terrain is hilly in several places, but there are no difficult sections.

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

Hike Leader(s): Roland Gatti is current President of Kleinburg Chapter of HVHTA

From Kleinburg, go west on Nashville Road to Huntington Road and turn north. From Bolton, go east on Kirby Road to Huntington Rd.

Park at roadside near trailhead at junction of Huntington & Kirby Rds, a couple of kilometres north of Nashville Road (same distance east of Bolton).

Questions: Send an email to hvhtak AT gmail DOT com

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