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Best of Bayfield River, 3 Trails – Bannockburn, Mavis-Taylor and Sawmill (depending on conditions)
March 30, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Meet Up Location: Northwest Corner of Giant Tiger Parking Lot
Departure Time: 9:00 am Sharp
Duration: 5 hrs (2 travel, 3 hiking)
Distance: 4 – 6 km
Details: MEET AT 09:00 AT GIANT TIGER parking lot to carpool (approx. 45 mins) to Bannockburn Conservation Area east of Varna. All three trails are loops with parking at trail heads.
Hike 1: Bannockburn is a rugged hike over stunning countryside including meadow, marsh, scrubland, 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. Then short carpool to Hike 3: (dependent on conditions) Sawmill, north side of the river, east of Bayfield. Historical, forested trail descending into the valley. Includes the site of a ford used by First Nations people and early settlers and “Heart Break Hill,” named in honour of a jilted early resident. These trails are beautiful and feature plaques with info on ecological and historical features. Optional lunch in Bayfield. P
lease bring water and snacks and dress in sturdy boots and layered clothing. Back in Stratford around 2 pm.
Hike Leaders: Contact: Renee Lehnen, 905-616-0454, firstname.lastname@example.org .