Scale is [E (easy) = flat, even terrain; M (moderate) = some roots or some ups and downs; D (difficult) = more ups and downs and uneven ground] – If you are concerned about your abilities, try an E walk first or please phone the leader before the hike to discuss. All walks are about 1.5 to 2 hours in time.
We are a group of parishioners and friends and family who like to walk on local trails on Sunday afternoons. We have been doing these afternoon walks since the late 1990s – I have photos from 2001 of walks with Leslie Dojack and family, Jerry Grant, Bob Shentaler, and others, and I know that was not the first year.
When we were younger we sometimes also walked on Saturdays, doing a full day hike. Now, the walks may be getting easier, but the company is just as enjoyable! Each year new people join the walks. It is a great way to get to know each other.
The walks start when the weather warms (March or April depending on how spring is progressing), and continue until October. In past years we always started with a walk near Salmon Point, so that we could catch up and reconnect at Salmon Point Pub. With the recent fire at the Salmon Point Pub our first walk was on the Trent River trail and then we visited Roy's Town Pub to finish off. The sun shone and all 16 of us had a wonderful time. Periodically throughout the hiking season we will meet to plan new hikes/walks and all ideas are welcome! Walks are graded, (E (easy) M (moderate) D (difficult), so if you are not sure of your abilities you can start with an easy walk or call the leader to discuss the upcoming walk.
A big thank you to our leaders, past and present, (Gary, Dan, Rich and Avril, Mickey & Ron, Sally, Joan, Tom, and Ed) who make this activity possible.
So we hope you will join us and build friendships as you get exercise and explore some of the lovely trails in the area. Everyone Welcome!