July 15, 2017

July 15, 2017

MID-SUMMER HIKE: HVHT TRAIL NORTH OF NASHVILLE

Timing:  Sat. Jul 15 9:30 am (1.5 – 2 hr) (distance 4 km)
Description:

You are invited to join us for a mid-summer hike on the lovely loop trail north of Nashville that the HVHTA has maintained with volunteer labour for almost a decade now.

The conservation lands along the Humber River between Kleinburg and Bolton are in transition, as a master trail plan adopted by the Toronto Region Conservation Authority in 2015 will be implemented over the next decade with significant involvement by our HVHTA Kleinburg Chapter. Over the next few years, this lovely area of rolling meadowlands intermixed with forested ravines will no doubt become much better known under its new designation as the Nashville Conservation Reserve.

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 your camera. Long pants are recommended.

Hike Leader:  Roland Gatti is President of Kleinburg Chapter of HVHTA and actively participates in Hike Ontario meetings and events.
Directions:
  • 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).
Tick Warning:

Tick Bites and Lyme Disease – Precautions to take while hiking. 

https://www.ontario.ca/page/lyme-disease

The best way to protect against Lyme disease is to prevent tick bites. Check this detailed table and map to find out where Lyme-infected ticks are confirmed to be found. Remember, as tick populations grow, Lyme disease can be acquired outside these areas.  Here are some ways to protect yourself if you venture into forests or overgrown areas:

  • wear closed-toe shoes, long-sleeved shirts and pants
  • pull socks over pant legs 
  • wear light coloured clothes to spot ticks easier 
  • use insect repellent containing DEET (active ingredient to keep bugs away) or Icaridin (always follow directions)
  • shower or bathe within two hours of being outdoors to wash away loose ticks 
  • do daily “full body” check for ticks on yourself, children and pets 

Ticks attach themselves to the skin. Removing them within 24-36 hours usually prevents infection.

Questions: Send an email to hvhtak AT gmail DOT com

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