HVHT Bolton to Palgrave Hike
START TIME: 9:30 AM
DISTANCE: 8 or 15.5 km
DURATION: 2.5 or 5 hrs
DESCRIPTION: Join us for our 2nd scheduled “end to ender” walk on the Caledon section of the Humber Valley Heritage Trail for this year. This time we will start our hike in Bolton at the south end, after first meeting near Palgrave for car shuttle (see DIRECTIONS).
Our November hikers will experience the Valley as it prepares for the long winter season ahead…deciduous tree leaves will be carpeting the forest floor, while evergreens such as pine, hemlock and spruce will be more prominent. This is a beautiful trail route, passing through a variety of terrain with signs of deer, wild turkeys and other inhabitants of forest, meadow & open field.
For those hikers who prefer a shorter outing, a vehicle will be shuttled to Castlederg Road approx. 8 km along the trail to provide a halfway exit point.
Bring water, and take a lunch if you are planning to hike from end to end. Well-behaved dogs are most welcome.
LOCATION: We will meet near Palgrave on Humber Station Road, about 3 km north of Old Church Road. This is the intersection with the Caledon Trailway and is the northern terminus of the Humber Valley Heritage Trail, and some cars will be left here. We will then drive to Dick’s Dam Park in Bolton, leaving the cars of those people who wish to only hike 8 km at Castlederg Road, the drop out point.
HIKE LEADERS: Brian & Carol Foley are experienced hike leaders with Dufferin Highlands Chapter of Bruce Trail Conservancy, and have previously hiked this trail with their friend Bob Slack.
HIKE LEADER: Bob Slack