Huntington Trail Hike + Dim Sum Brunch + Fireworks

I walked this trail on June 25, 2013. There are a few muddy sections. The grass & weeds are shoulder height in parts of the meadow areas and some portions of the narrow paths are hidden by overgrown grass & vines. I was in shorts and came through unscathed so I am assuming no poison ivy is present. I was also well "deeted" so the mosquitoes bounced off.

There are a few fallen trees to walk over and one section is almost blocked by a fallen tree. Here a path has been re-established but it requires crawling (not on hands & knees but bending low) our way through it. As such, this will NOT be a stroll in the park. It will be more of an obstacle course of sorts.

                                                                                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dim Sum lunch immediately after the hike is optional. It will take place only if there is enough participation. The venue is:

Best Dragon Seafood Restaurant
100 Steeles Ave W Vaughan, ON L4J 2L1
(905)[masked]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fireworks-The church I attend gives an awesome fireworks show every year on Canada Day. Bring a lawn chair/blanket. There are 2 parking lots and lots of parking space. Park at the upper parking lot and meet me at the lower lot where the fireworks will be held. The event starts at 8:00 pm. Location:

Bayview Glen Church
300 Steeles Ave E, Thornhill ON
(905)[masked]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General Information:
1. I will update this page to cancel, either because of the weather or unforeseen circumstances, so please check this page on the day of the event.
2. Please arrive about 15 minutes early to sign a waiver and be prepared to provide an emergency contact name and number. If you have a cell phone, bring it with you and list that number down on the waiver.
3. Please do some research on the hike and select hikes that suit you.
4. Dress appropriately for the weather with sturdy hiking shoes or boots. Bring hiking poles if you have them to help with stability. For winter walks, you might need snowshoes, icers or microspikes.
5. Bring sufficient fluids and snacks for longer hikes.
6. We will often not have access to washrooms or portable toilets on these trails but bio-breaks are possible, if needed, along the walk.
7. If you are bringing guests, please RSVP accordingly and make sure they are aware of the hike details.
8. Be respectful of the environment. Take your garbage and pictures but leave everything else behind.
9. No dogs on my walks.
10. If you have any suggestions or concerns, I’m all ears.

The Huntington Trail runs west from Leslie Street in Thornhill
and crosses Little German Mills Creek to Huntington Park, which
has a picnic shelter and playground. It then proceeds west
along the edge of Maple Valley, a mature, hardwood forest,
crossing German Mills Creek to Evergreen Crescent (one block east
of Bayview Avenue). Within this forested haven, you may
encounter white-tailed deer, coyotes, rabbits, raccoons, squirrels,
ring-necked pheasants, and enjoy the melodious chirping
of the blue jays and chickadees. Portions of this trail are part of
the old Leitchcroft Farms horse trails.

Excerpt from Town of Markham website

For more information and a map of the trail click on link
http://yorkexplorer.york.ca/yorkexplorer/pdf/Trail14.pdf

We will start at the Green Lane access and walk a side trail in the woods following a path that is closer to the German Mills Creek as well as part of the trail as mapped. It will be a relatively short hike of about 5 km and will take about 1.5 hours.

There are a few steep slopes and narrow pathways. The surface is a mixture of natural packed soil, pavement and gravel. Be prepared for mosquitoes and muddy sections.

We will meet at the parking lot of the St Rene Goupil School on Green Lane just west of Green Lane Park. Please see map for exact location. Please indicate in your RSVP if you plan to attend any one, two or all three of the events.

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  • Daisy

    The last 5 spectacular pictures of the fireworks were taken by June

    1 · July 2, 2013

    • Sandy

      Great photos. Thanks for the awesome time spent together watching the fireworks :)

      July 3, 2013

  • Grace

    great walk, enjoy the hill climb and crawl down the tree trunk. Thanks Daisy in leading the group.

    July 1, 2013

  • Silvana

    The portions of the hike which were off the beaten path were the best! Thanks For sharing this hidden gem Daisy! Loved it! :-) Dim Sum was delicious... yum!

    July 1, 2013

  • Daisy

    ...had an awesome time, love the company and lively conversation; Dim Sum was a nice way to end the event. Thank you, Ken for sweeping.

    Some notes:
    These walks are for your pleasure and you'll enjoy them better if you come prepared for the weather and terrain. Please read all the details posted on the event so that you know what is in store and can prepare for it.

    Please be reasonably certain that you can complete the walk before joining us. While you have the option of turning back or leaving the group partway into the walk, you should do so only in an emergency, with someone and be certain of the route back to the original meetup spot.

    Happy hiking all!

    July 1, 2013

  • Adeline

    Lovely walk! Great day for a hike.

    July 1, 2013

  • Kirk

    Good walk.

    July 1, 2013

  • inna

    Unfortunately, the plan has been changed now, July 1-st.
    Good day to everyone.

    July 1, 2013

  • nadia s.

    I hope to attend next time.
    Happy Canada Day!

    June 30, 2013

  • Angel K

    I am just going for the hike!

    June 30, 2013

  • Angel

    Hiking only

    June 30, 2013

  • Alex K

    Still feeling sick. (

    June 30, 2013

  • Kirk

    Penny is my guest. Undecided about dim sum.

    June 30, 2013

  • Silvana

    Dim sum after sounds great! Not sure yet about the fireworks.

    June 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't attend...Happy Canada Day!!

    June 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Not available. Happy Canada Day to all.

    June 25, 2013

  • Adeline

    We will attend the hike only this time. Hope the weather co-operates.

    June 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll attend the walk and Dim Sum

    June 21, 2013

  • Vera

    I'll be going for a walk and fireworks.

    June 18, 2013

  • ANNE G

    I'd like to go to the fireworks display.

    June 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would like to attend Dim Sum Brunch as well.

    June 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    will be away on vacation

    June 17, 2013

  • Josie

    Hi Daisy,

    I used to attend Bayview Glen, too. and I attended Tyndale as well. small world.

    Josie

    June 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is the Dim Sum restaurant near the Centerpoint Mall at Yonge St?

    June 16, 2013

    • Daisy

      Yes, in the Plaza across from Centrepoint Mall.

      June 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am playing in a lawn bowling tournament. Would have liked to go and also to to the Dim Sum. Another time.

    June 16, 2013

  • Daisy

    Attending all 3 events

    June 16, 2013

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