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Tax receipts are issued for all donations over $10. We appreciate any donation and your support in helping us keep the trails open.

Hike with Jim Hoare


The Guelph Hiking Trail Club builds and maintains trails from Cambridge to Limehouse, and from Guelph to West Montrose.


We are a volunteer organization begun in 1970 and incorporated in 1974. We organize hikes, publish newsletters, and produce a Handbook of maps of our trails. We welcome visitors on our hikes and on our trails.


We hope to meet you on the trails!







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ARKELL SPRINGS FOREST STEWARDSHIP
The City of Guelph has completed assessment of the tree plantations in the Arkell Springs Grounds. Tree removal activities have begun, and selected portions of the trail may be temporarily closed, to ensure the safety of workers and trail users during this period. Selected trails will be closed to ensure the safety of workers and trail users during this period. Trail closures will be posted and we ask for your patience and cooperation in staying out of those areas. Updated information will be provided as we receive it from the City. Please watch for and obey any signs posted by the City or GHTC.


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Get out on the trails and join others on the Club's wide variety of scheduled hikes this spring. Check out the latest Newsletter.


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Trails Open. Various Times.
Saturday, April 25th.
This annual event will be held at Preservation Park / Hanlon Creek Conservation Area this year. There will be a series of both shorter and longer hikes offered throughout the course of the day. See the newsletter for more details about this event, or to browse the complete schedule of hikes being offered this Spring.



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5th Anniversary Kids Hike.
Sunday, May 3rd.
1:00pm. 90 minutes.
Introduce the young people in your life to the fun of hiking as we celebrate our 5th anniversary of seasonal Kids Hikes with a walk in the woods at Starkey Trail. Prior to the 1:00 pm hike start, meet at the Starkey Trail parking lot on the south side of Arkell Road, about a kilometre east of the hamlet of Arkell.
For details and to register, please call Kathy at 519 836-9147 or ksomersghtc@gmail.com.



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Amazing Race Photo Challenge
Sunday, May 24th.
1:30pm. 2.5hrs.
Meet at U of G Main Arboretum Parking lot at 1:30 PM. Each participant, or team, if numbers warrant, will be given a list of 10 clues to objects to be found in the central area of the Arboretum. First to correctly find all 10 items will be the winner. Short distance, 90 minutes for finding objects and 60 minutes for review of pictures and declaration of winner(s).
Leader: Bob Fanning 519 822 5181 bobfan@idirect.com



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Canoeing/Kayak Evening.
Tuesday, June 2nd.
6pm.
Courtesy of Speed River Paddling Inc., club members (only) are once again offered free use of their boats for this popular evening paddle up and back on the peaceful Eramosa River. (Or bring your own boat if you prefer.) All equipment supplied. Meet at the Boathouse on Gordon St. in Guelph at 6pm to go as a group, or come a bit later if you prefer. Return by dusk.
Leader: Bill Mungall wmungall0809@rogers.com



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Two Rivers Festival Hike.
Wednesday June 10th.
6:30pm 2hrs.
Meet on the west side of Guelph covered bridge, on Gordon Street and help celebrate the annual Two Rivers Festival with a loop hike around the Eramosa River from Gordon street to Victoria Road then back. Bring water and snacks.
Leader: Norm 519-831-3657



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Bridge to Bridge Hike.
Saturday June 13th.
9am. 24km.
We will meet on the west side of the Guelph covered bridge on Gordon St. to board the bus for departure to the covered bridge at West Montrose. From there we will hike back to the covered bridge in Guelph. Refreshments and snacks will be provided at checkpoints. Pre-registration and a participation fee are required, and a badge will be available.
Leader: Norm 519-831-3657 cell nsailian@hotmail.com



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These are just snap shots that make up parts of a complete schedule that is full of interesting hikes and hiking related events. Check the current newsletter or review the calendar for the complete schedule.



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Some Guelph Hiking Trail Club projects
are supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation and TD Friends of the Environment Foundation - Guelph Chapter.