Guided Bus Hike: GREAT FALLS / GRINDSTONE CREEK ~ Sat, Nov 9

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*** Scenic Fall Hike: GRINDSTONE CREEK / WATERDOWN ***

Let's enjoy another scenic hike in the gorgeous Niagara Escarpment!

Much of the trail of this hike is along the rushing water of Grindstone Creek as the water tumbles over the Great Falls and rushes down over a rocky creek bed forming numerous rapids in the creek below.

Grindstone Creek is one of five creeks within the Hamilton Harbour / Burlington Bay watershed. Shaped by glaciers, its watershed is approximately 90 square kilometers in size. Its headwaters originate near Harpers Corners in north Flamborough, traverses the Niagara Escarpment near Waterdown, winds through Hidden Valley in Burlington before emptying into Hamilton Harbour / Burlington Bay. It carries about 14% of the natural water that flows into Hamilton Harbour / Burlington Bay.

The Grindstone watershed falls within the northernmost limit of the Carolinian Forest Zone in Southern Ontario. It includes the greatest diversity of wildlife of any Carolinian Forest Zone, including species found nowhere else in Canada. Length: 12 Km.

EVENT CATEGORY: Scenic Guided Hike

DIFFICULTY LEVEL:
Medium Difficulty, about 12 Km with some hilly sections. Some rocks on trails therefore in some parts of the trail foot placement is important.

WHAT TO BRING: Water (at least 1 L), lunch and hiking shoes/ boots, camera and cash for personal expenses.

POST-EVENT: Refreshments at a local pub or restaurant

RSVP requirements: You must provide your full legal name and your phone number when you RSVP, which will be used in case of an emergency. We will keep all personal information confidential.

Weather Policy: In the event of harsh weather, this hike will be cancelled, and you will get a refund for your payment.

DIRECTIONS

The pick-up location is the parking lot of The Beer Store (3429 Bloor Street West), 2 blks west of Islington Subway Stn.

*** CLICK HERE for Google Map of the bus pick-up location ***

PRICE: $24 per person (+ $5 TOTAL group membership)

RSVP Deadline: Sat, Nov 2

HOW TO SIGN UP

Please, sign up directly at TOTAL Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/wetravel/events/144645372/

This tour is offered by the Toronto Bruce Trail Club, an organization dedicated to the protection of the natural ecosystems of the Niagara Escarpment, and to the promotion of environmentally responsible public access to this UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.

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