You are invited to join us for a hike through a lovely area of rolling meadowlands intermixed with forested ravines in the eastern part of the Nashville Conservation Reserve.
Our hike route will follow a loop trail that has been maintained by volunteers with the Humber Valley Heritage Trail Association over the past ten years.
Our circular route begins at the intersection of Huntington & Kirby Roads, 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-join the old road allowance for a descent to the valley bottom, and finally re-cross 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.
The hike will be led by members of NCR Stewardship Committee representing 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).