September 21, 2013

September 21, 2013

Humber River Historical Walk (Bolton)

Timing: 9:30 am, Saturday, Sept 21st (approx 2.5 – 3 hrs) – (4.5 kms in distance)

Join us for a “walk & talk” that will explore little-known features and recent improvements to our trail along the Humber River as it flows through historical downtown Bolton. Starting at Hwy 50, this riverside journey will go west along the Humber Valley Heritage Trail (south side of the river) and return in an easterly direction through Dick’s Dam Park and 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. The location of “The First Royal Visit to Bolton” will be pointed out along the way.

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.

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

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.
Questions: Send an email to hvhtak AT gmail DOT com

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