What we’re about
Please bring a mask along just in case you can't stay 2 metres/6 ft apart. Thanks!
Happy hiking and best wishes.
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, plus I won't know who you are. Thanks!
The hikes go rain, shine or snow. Thunder Storms, snow storms and freezing Temperatures are the only times 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 Meet-Up group hikes once every 4-5 weeks on Saturday mornings. Hikes start at 10am and summer hours 9:30am. Most hikes are for 1 hour unless specified on the hike, or about 3.8km. Most hikes are for 1/2hr and then turn back, Some hikes we do a loop, but all hikes we return to where we start/Park.
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 the app map.
There is $2.00 fee per hike to help maintain this site, only if you are going for that particular hike. Pay in person at the hike.
Please DO NOT post on the hike if you are not going and to why, just change your RSVP.
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 in the comments area for that 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 under 16 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 (4+)See all
- Hike Historical Downtown Galt (Cambridge)Idea Exchange | Queen's Square, Cambridge, ON
Hike though downtown Galt, following the Grand River as it winds through the historical part of downtown Galt (Cambridge).
This hike is for one hour. Friends, kids and friendly leashed dogs are welcome too! We will parking in the Queens Square Library parking lot. Then crossing over the bridge and return by walking along Grand Ave. It’s a big loop with many interesting stops along the way. Easy to manage in winter weather.
Afterwards you are more than welcome to join me for coffee or a light lunch at Melville Café. 7 Melville St S, Cambridge, ON N1S 2H4.
Best wishes and happy hiking!
Brendalee: Your Organizer
- Hiking Along the Grand Trunk Trail768 Blair Rd, Cambridge, ON
We will be parking at the Rare Eco parking lot where the Stilt Barn is.
This is a nice flat trail that is part of the Walter Bean Trail. We will be following the Grand River south.
This hike is for 1 hour. 1/2hr one way then turn around to head back where we parked our cars. Please dress for the weather and stay on the trail.
Guests and leashed friendly pets are always welcome.
I look forward to meeting you on the hike.
- Hike The Mill Run TrailMill Run Trail, Cambridge, ON
Mill Run Trail, natural, stone dust trail, with a boardwalk.
This hike goes for one hour and friendly pets are welcome! We will hike 1/2 way and then turn back to where we started.
We will be parking in the Sheffield parking lot just off of Guelph Ave. At Sheffield where there is a fork in the road, go left and park in there.
This woodland trail runs along the Speed River from the Sheffield St. trailhead, under Hwy. 401 to Riverside Park, connecting Hespeler to Preston. We will be hiking just past Beaverdale Road.
The trail follows the 1896 Galt, Preston, Hespeler Electric Railway Line passing through Chilligo Conservation area and the former Idylwild Park. Idylwyld Park Flyer Trail surface is mainly stonedust with stretches of boardwalks offering a footbridge crossing and river vistas. The area is alive with deer, beaver, ducks, geese, heron and other critters.
Happy hiking and I look forward to seeing you there.
Brendalee your Organizer.
- Puslinch Tract Conservation AreaPuslnch Tract Conservation Area, Cambridge, ON
We haven't done this hike for a couple of years, so I thought we would hike this trail again, as it's beautiful.
Puslinch Tract or Twin Ponds, as it is often referred to, has an incredible trail offering and is one of the best kept secrets in the area. Located just outside of Cambridge, Ontario, Puslinch has a wide variety of trail types and something to offer of all abilities.
This hike goes for an hour. Guest, kids and leashed friendly pets are welcome.
The trails at Puslinch are fairly well marked but you have to be on the lookout. The trails wind tightly through the forest and it’s easy to miss a marker, so make sure I am in sight at all times.
In the winter the trails are shared by hikers, dog walkers and horseback riders. They tend to use the trails in all directions so keep your head up. It’s a great trail system to bring your trail-dog along if your lucky enough to have one.
There is ample parking in the main parking lot. There are no amenities at the trail-heads but there is a local store nearby, on the corner of Concession 2 and Wellington Road 32, which is a 2 minute walk.
Afterwards we can figure out were we can go for coffee.
Happy hiking and I look forward to seeing you there.