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