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Hiking Information

General Information for Leader Led Hikes
Meeting Locations :
EB Games, Festival Mall : 1067 Ontario St., Stratford, N5A 6W6
Rotary Complex : 353 McCarthy Rd. Stratford
Boston Pizza (REAR PARKING LOT) : 729 Erie St., Stratford N4Z 1A2
William Allman Memorial Arena : 15 Morenz Dr., Stratford, N5A 1A1
Giant Tiger (NW in parking lot) : 477 Huron St, Stratford, N5A 5T8 

Hike Ratings:
Pace:  Leisurely – less than 2 km/hour,   Slow – 2 to 3 km/hour,   Medium – 3 to 4 km/hour,   Fast – more than 5 km/hour
Terrain:  Easy/Moderate/Challenging
Distance:  stated in kilometres (km)
Alternate Weather Date: if weather conditions are inappropriate for event (rain or lack of snow), an alternate date for the hike may be indicated.
Hike Etiquette: The time listed for each hike is departure time; arrive early for sign up, car pool arrangements, etc.  Bring a plastic bag for muddy boots. Check www.AvonTrail.ca prior to hike for possible changes due to inclement weather, trail closure, etc. *While not required, consider donating a little to your carpool driver to help cover expenses*   
Note: Please RSVP hike leader prior to hike with your intention to join hike.

Hiking Rules:

  • Never hike alone, always with a buddy
  • Let someone know where you are going and time of return
  • Wear supportive footwear; do not wear open toe footwear
  • Bring water and a snack
  • Wear a hat and sunglasses
  • A cell phone may be useful although there is not always reception
  • Use sunscreen and bug repellant when necessary
  • Use a Trail Guide; it describes the Trail with interesting details, parking availability and indicates Trail Heads
  • Take precautions if there is thunder or lightning
  • Times listed in the Hike Schedule are departure times, arrive 15 min. early
  • The Trail is open dawn to dusk