General Information for Leader Led Hikes
Game Stop (formerly EB Games), Stratford 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
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
Distance: stated in kilometres (km)
Alternate Weather Date: if weather conditions are inappropriate for an 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.
Tuesday walks are multi-purpose mostly to keep the hikers in trim between major hikes. They also serve as a way of keeping an eye on the trail for maintenance purposes and the walkers enjoy the camaraderie whilst taking in the country air. See number 2, below, for more information.
A Few Things of Interest
1. We car pool.
We want to have the least number of cars on the roadside as possible – this is why we encourage carpooling with a rendezvous. But if you do not live in Stratford, consider meeting us at the end of the hike ‘s location.
2. Hiking Each Tuesday/Tuesday Morning Rambles – Year Round
All are weather dependent. Meet in the parking lot (off Lakeside Dr.) at the William Allman Memorial Arena, 25 Morenz Drive, Stratford for a sharps 9:00 a.m. departure to any hike location chosen by the hike leader. Casual easy hiking. Coffee time usually follows. See the Avon Trail Calendar for more details.
3. Looking for Shorter Hikes?
Avon Trail has compiled some suggested walks in Stratford and the surrounding area. Look HERE.