What we're about

Greetings ... Welcome to this Beginners Hiking group. Please post a recent picture of yourself due to security reasons. If you get lost, we need a recent picture. Thanks!

The hikes go rain, shine or snow. Thunder Storms, snow storms and freezing Temperatures are the only time the hike will be canceled. If the hike is canceled, you will receive an email if you are going and also it will be posted on the message board.

This meetup group hikes once every 3-4 weeks. Hikes start at 10am, fall, winter and spring. In summer, hikes start at 9:30am due to the heat. Most hikes are for 1 hour unless specified on the hike, or about 3.8km. Most hikes we hike for 1/2hr and then turn back. Some hikes we do a loop, but all hikes we return to where we start.

Afterwards you are more than welcome to join us for coffee or a light lunch. All information is posted on the hike.

All you need is a pair of running shoes or boots in winter and water. Please dress appropriate for the weather. Since this is a beginner group nothing more is required. Bug spray and sun screen is suggested in the summer months. Water is also suggested.

Directions with GPS are posted right along with the hike under map.

There is $2.00 fee per hike to help maintain this site, only if you are going for that particular hike.

You do not need to post on the hike if you are not going.

Please feel free to contact me Brendalee, your Organizer, with any ideas you have with regards to hikes that are of interest to you and also how to improve this site.

Transportation is your responsibility, you may post on the hike if you are looking for a ride.

So welcome, join us for some fun and trekking around this beautiful area. The hikes are easy and well maintained.

Bring your friends/guests along and friendly pets are welcome too. Kids are free.

I look forward to seeing you there!

P.S ... you can check out Brendalee's credentials and story here: https://www.inyourhomefitness.com

In consideration of you joining this group and permitting to participate in this event/hike, I hereby take action for myself, my executors, administrators, heirs, next of kin, successors, and assigns as follows: (A) Waive, release, and discharge from any and all liability for my death, disability personal injury, property damage, property theft or actions of any kind which may hereafter accrue to me or my traveling to and from this event, THE FOLLOWING ENTITIES OR PERSONS: PRIMA, (INSERT OTHER INVOLVED ENTITIES), and their directors, officers, employees, volunteers, representatives and agents, the event sponsors and event volunteers, (B) indemnify and hold harmless all entities or persons mentioned in this paragraph from any and all liabilities or claims made by other individuals or entities as a result of my actions during this event/hike.

Upcoming events (3)

Hike the Riverside Park, Cambridge, ON.

Riverside Park

This hike we haven't done for years because of the construction along the 401, so I thought it was about time. This beautiful hike follows the Speed River over a flat, tree covered area. Lots of parking available and the trail is flat. We will be heading east on this trail. Please note that the hike will take place at 10:00am, rain, shine or snow. If weather turns nasty, you will be informed on the message board and I will post on here too. Friendly pets are welcome including friends.Kids are welcome and free. We can discuss where we will meet for coffee or light Lunch during the hike. Suggestions are welcome. I look forward to seeing you there! Happy Hiking! Brendalee...your organizer

Hike the Cambridge Rail Trail Starting at Petro Canada gas bar.

Cambridge to Footbridge

The Cambridge to Paris Rail-Trail is owned and operated by the Grand River Conservation Authority and follows the old roadbed of the Lake Erie and Northern Railway between the City of Cambridge to the Town of Paris. The Cambridge to Paris Rail-Trail was opened in 1994, and was the first section on the Trans Canada Trail built in this part of southern Ontario. The old roadbed of the Lake Erie and Northern Railway between the City of Cambridge to the Town of Paris. It was opened in 1994 and was one of the first Ontario abandoned rail lines to be converted to recreational trail use. The Lake Erie and Northern Railway was one of the last electric railways to be built in Ontario. The electric cars were similar to streetcars, although running along their own right of way and hauling both freight and passengers between urban communities. General Trail Description The 18 kilometre (11 mile) trail follows the Grand River through lush Carolinian Forest with spectacular river overlooks en route. Posts mark each kilometre from Cambridge. The trail is level, finished with fine gravel, and provides an easy path for cyclists and hikers. Trail Access Cambridge: The Canadian General-Tower Trailhead and parking area is located on Highway #24 (Water Street), just south of the City of Cambridge. Watch for the Canada Petro gas bar on the right or west side of the road. The parking area is the first driveway past the gas bar. Food sales and washrooms are located nearby. A kiosk provides trail information and history. After the hike you are more than welcome to join me at the Melville Cafe in downtown Galt for coffee/lunch. Directions are on the link below. http://www.melvillecafe.ca/directions.htm Happy Hiking, Brendalee ... your Organizer

Hike the Bob McMullen Linear Trail

Bob McMullen Linear Trail

Bob McMullen Linear Trail (3.2km)- stonedust. This is a nice flat easy trail to do in the spring. General Information - The Bob McMullen Linear Trail (located in the Preston section of Cambridge) is a natural trail of manicured stonedust, winding along a broad, open floodplain from Hamilton St. to Preston Auditorium. This is a great trail to see the Grand River meet the Speed River. This hike goes for a little over one hour. Guest, Kids and friendly pets are welcome. The confluence of the Grand and Speed Rivers provides panoramic views and excellent bird watching opportunities. Species sighted include the Great Blue Heron, Osprey, numerous ducks, Red-Tailed Hawk, and the occasional Bald Eagle. A variety of butterflies are also prevalent, included the rare Tawny Emperor. This trail travels along the site of the original Mennonite Meeting House, Jacob Hespeler Raceway and the Rock Springs Brewery. More pictures on the link below. http://www.cambridge.ca/relatedDocs/Bob%20McMullen%20Linear%20Trail%20Brochure.pdf Best wishes and happy hiking! Brendalee your Organizer.

Past events (118)

Hike the Huron Natural Area

Huron Natural Area on Trillium Road Kitchener

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