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Spring Hike on the Stew Hilts Side Trail, Beaver Valley with Lilla Fodor

Friday, April 26 @ 9:30 am 11:30 am

Date: Friday April 26, 2024
Time: 9:30 am -11:30am
Join us for a Spring Hike as we loop around the Stew Hilts Side Trail along the Bruce Trail in Beaver Valley.

 Although this is a mere 3.5 km loop, it offers rugged terrain, steep hills, the geologically significant Hilts Falls, 

a magnificent view from the Cuckoo Valley Overlook (perfect spot for a snack stop!) and some impressive trees along the way. 

This loop is also featured in Beth Gilhespy’s geology book of the Niagara Escarpment through Beaver Valley, Walking Through Time, 

as part of the Falling Waters geology hike. 
Hike Difficulty Rating:  Medium Pace, Moderate with some Strenuous sections
Register:  Lilla Fodor at lillaf@icloud.com or 519-942-5247

The Hike Difficulty Ratings the OSFN are using are those of the Bruce Trail.

 Pace:

Leisurely: 3 km/hr or less
Medium: 3 to 4 km/hr
Brisk 4 to 5 km/hr
Fast: 5+ km/hr

Terrain:
Easy: Mostly flat and usually good footing.
Moderate: Some hills and/or some poor footing.
Strenuous: Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing.

Attendees will be provided a waiver to sign at the hike.

OSFN Indoor Meetings are normally held on the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the Bayshore Community Centre, 1900 3rd Ave E Owen Sound. There are no Indoor Meetings in July and August. Please see the individual event listings below for more details.

We invite speakers with a wide range of expertise from Grey/Bruce and other parts of the province. These evenings are open to the public. The auditorium is open by 6:30. The meeting gets under way at 7:00, and may include brief announcements by other organizations as well as OSFN club activities, club business, social time, nature sightings and reports.

The club also offers a full schedule of outdoor activities during the year. Through these outings, members learn more about the birds, plants, mammals and geology of this part of Ontario. We also keep a protective eye on our precious natural areas.