This is one of my favourite hikes and I try to do it once a year with this Meet-up Group. Please bring bug spray. Please be aware that we are in our summer hours, so hikes start at 9:30am. River Bluffs Park and we will be parking at the Cambridge Rowing Club.
This hike goes for about an hour and 15 minutes Rain or shine, just not thundershowers. I will post on the message board if this happens.
This is an easy beautiful walk along the Grand River, with lots of parking.
Guests, children and Friendly pets are welcome.
Home to the Cambridge Rowing Club, across the river are the towers and parapets of Galt Collegiate Institute, and then under the 1879 Credit River Railway bridge. The first large bridge entirely manufactured in Canada. Leaving the park, you will be walking atop a flood dike or levee.
Levees and concrete walls guide the Grand River as it flows through the downtown area. This protection was constructed as a result of the 1974 flood
As you travel along the Grand River down the Davidson Quarry Rampway, look for examples of the heart shaped Galt Fossil embedded in the limestone bluffs.
The trail continues along the river to Riverbluffs Park, home of the Cambridge Rowing Club and the site of our annual "Riverfest" celebration. Features include parking, washrooms, playgrounds, picnic and boat launch facilities. The trail continues along George Street to the Parkhill Road Bridge where it meets the Living Levee Trail.
After the hike you are more than welcome to join me at Melville Cafe for coffee. Here is the directions to Melville Café. http://www.melvillecafe.ca/directions.htm
Best wishes and Happy Hiking,