February 20, 2016

February 20, 2016

Cold Creek Conservation Area Hike / X-Country Ski
(NW of Kleinburg)

Timing:

February 20/16 (Saturday) at 9:30 am. (3-4 km hike, 3-6 km Ski) (1.5 hrs)

Description:

The group will split in two – hikers and skiers. With access to 190 hectares of conservation land, this is a great opportunity to get out on your skis. Scenic trails through open fields and forests with gentle slopes provide a great opportunity for fresh air and enjoyment of nature. We’ll ski/hike for 1.5 hours but you are welcome to stay longer. This is perfect terrain for cross country skiing!

Whether waxed or waxless, old or young, come out and enjoy the winter wonderland on your skis. Assistance will be available for both equipment and technique.

Cold Creek has over 6 km of snowshoeing trails and 8km of groomed cross-country ski trails. Rentals are available (Snowshoes: $5/day, Cross Country Skis: $10/day – cash only). Visit http://coldcreek.ca/rentals/equipment-rental/ for more information. Rentals may be available but quantities are limited and ran out last year – please call in advance to confirm availability: 905-833-5321 ext. 5233 (Hours: Monday to Saturday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm)

Please contact hike leader (see contact below) early with your preference for hiking or skiing.

Note re weather conditions:  in the event of inadequate snow for skiing, an email will be send to members either revising the location or changing the event to hiking only.

Hike Leader:

Barry Westhead (hike-or-ski@hvhta.ca) is a founder & Past President of HVHTAK.

Directions:

Cold Creek conservation Area is located at 14125 Concession rd. 11 in King Township. From Hwy #27, travel 4 km West along King rd, then turn North on the 11th Concession (look for the YMCA Cedar Glen Camp sign on the NE corner. Drive 3.5 km North and turn right into the Conservation Area (look for the sign). We’ll meet at the gate. Ample parking

GPS Coordinates: 43°55’10.9"N 79°42’28.3"W

Questions: Send an email to hvhtak AT gmail DOT com

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