King City – Oak Ridges Trail hike
Saturday, November 4, 2017 @ 10:00 a.m.
Distance approx. 14 km (4 hours).
We will walk west from Dufferin Street, through woods and meadows on mostly flat terrain (one or two small hills). Along the way we will pass Mary Lake (a kettle lake formed at end of Ice Age), a magnificent brick barn now owned by the Augustinian Monastery, and the former 1920s farm of Sir Henry Pellatt (who had Casa Loma built as his Toronto home). We can also leave the trail for a short distance to view Eaton Hall (built for Sir John and Lady Flora Eaton in 1930s) and Eaton Hall Lake.
At the half way point we can stop at the Pine Farms Orchards store where you can buy refreshments or eat your bag lunch, before walking back to Dufferin Street.
Bring water and a lunch if you don’t want to buy food at Pine Farms.
Sorry, dogs are not allowed on part of the property as it s a nature preserve.
Doreen Smith is a very experienced hiker on the Bruce Trail and many other trails in our region & other parts of the world, and a long-time HVHTA board member & hike leader.
Meet at the trail head on the West side of Dufferin Street 3.3 kilometers north of King Road. Park on the shoulder of the road on either side of Dufferin.
Refreshments after the hike at Rockford’s Bar and Grill (King City)
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