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Weekend Walk At Robert Edmondson Conservation PLUS Springridge Farm
Robert Edmondson Conservation is the smallest area of the Halton region conservation areas but is was scenic enough to warrant return visits. There is a 400 metre boardwalk too along the trails. There is no staff on site so we can get away with no admission charge to this conservation area. We want to start our hiking shortly after 10:00 am. Since it's not ideal outdoor picnic season yet, we'll opt to go to Springridge Farm for optional lunch. There are washroom facilities on site as well. More information is at; http://www.conservationhalton.ca/robert-edmondson (http://www.conservationhalton.ca/kelso) We can carpool to Robert Edmonson and suggested gas contribution is $10 per passenger for the drivers from GTA ($5 from Mississauga/Halton). If you are a potential driver or need a ride, please indicate so below in the comments area. BONUS As an added bonus, we can also drive over to Springridge Farm only minutes away for some awesome lunch, coffee and pie! This is a great way to cap off our day trips out this way. Directions to Robert Edmondson; - 401 West, exit Guelph Line No. 1 north - left (west) on No. 10 Sideroad - Robert Edmondson is near First Line and No. 10 Sideroad Directions to Springridge Farm; - go back on Guelph Line and go south across 401 - left (east) on Derry Rd - left on Bell School Line - entrance to Springridge Farm on left Note - although dogs are welcome at Robert Edmondson, they are not allowed within a certain perimeter of the main shop and outside seating area of Springridge Farm. Keep this in mind if thinking about bringing your dog. If you want to socialize with others while at Springridge Farm, your dog will have to stay in your car. We'll monitor the temperatures of course.

Robert Edmondson Conservation Area

10027 First Line Nassagaweya · Milton

What we're about

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This group is for owners of small dogs (25 pounds and under) who would like to bring their pets to outings with other small dogs. We do three types of outings; leash free dog parks, shorter midweek early evening walks along nature trails and longer weekend day walks also along nature trails.

For puppies and/or dogs who are very shy, we suggest the shorter midweek walks as the best events to start with.

With our group, we can maximize the chances that our small dogs will have others around their own sizes to socialize with. Many of our events are joint events with our partner Meetup groups resulting in good mixes socially.

Important Note = puppies of large breeds who are currently under 25 pounds but will eventually grow into adult dogs over 25 pounds will NOT be allowed to attend our events. At some point, such a puppy will be too large for some of our small dogs to be comfortable with resulting in a very complicated membership situation which we would rather avoid. So we will use our 25 pounds rule to cover the future fully grown size of any puppy as well. We intend to maintain our focus that all of our member dogs now and when they get older will be 25 pounds or under.

Our small dogs Meetup group is funded and sponsored by Clint Cora who has a dog website with numerous information articles PLUS videos on basic dog obedience training including how to stop your dog from pulling on the leash, demonstrations of brushing dog teeth, trimming dog nails, taking medications and much more at http://www.pottytrainpuppydog.com/dogarticles.html. Our doggie parent members are encouraged to utilize these resources in order to bring out the maximum potential of their pets and dog care.

Many of our outings are in partnership with our general social flagship Meetup group GTA Free Spirits. For many other types of events (non-dog), check out our group GTA Free Spirits (http://www.meetup.com/GTA-free-spirits/), where you will find many events including dining, fitness, educational seminars, skiing, festivals, trips and other social activities.

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