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Best of Bayfield River
December 7 @ 8:45 am - 3:00 pm
When: Saturday December 7, 2019
What: Best Of Bayfield River, 3 Trails – Bannockburn, Mavis-Taylor, and Sawmill
When: 8:45 am – 3:00 pm
Distance: Approximately 8 km
Terrain: Moderate to Challenging
Duration: Approximately 6 hours (1 hour drive each way, 1 hour for snack/lunch between hike 2 and 3 about 3 hours of hiking)
Meeting Location: NW corner Giant Tiger parking lot (477 Huron St, Stratford, N5A 5T8)
Time: 8:45 am arrival & organization. 9 am sharp departure to carpool to starting point. All trails are loops with parking at trail heads. Return to Stratford around 3 pm.
Hike Route Overview:
Hike 1: Bannockburn is a rugged hike over stunning countryside including meadow, marsh, scrub land, cedar forest, and deciduous forest. Then short carpool to
Hike 2: Mavis-Taylor, between Varna and Bayfield. Mixed terrain including pine forest with a gorgeous view of the Bayfield River Valley.
Lunch in Bayfield at the Docks.
Hike 3: Sawmill Trail, a riverside trail on the northside of River Road, Bayfield featuring heartbreak hill, named for a spurned, Victorian era sweetheart.
Recommendations: Likely to be muddy or icy and slippery. Please bring water and snacks if you need them and dress in sturdy, waterproof boots and layered clothing. Also bring money for lunch at The Docks.
Contact: To join the hike or for more information, please contact Hike Leader Renee Lehnen 905-616-0454 (call or text) or firstname.lastname@example.org