Date: Saturday November 10
Hike Leader: Bill Baird
This is a new hike! We will visit Woodend Conservation area, have dinner, then stick around for the Niagara Festival of Lights.
Where we will meet depends on the weather. If it is quite cold, stay in the cars for warmth. Otherwise, we will meet on (or near) the deck of the old historical house, at 11:45.
Take the pathway to the northeast (50 yards). Once there, check out the view. The road leading off into the distance is Niagara Road 55 (Niagara Stone Road), which leads to Niagara-on-the-Lake.
This hike is rated easy/intermediate, probably with some wet sections. It is about 10.5 kilometers long, mostly flat. There are some very interesting sights on the hike, but most are man-made.
The hike starts with a short walk through the conservation area. The trail cuts through a golf course (the Bruce Trail was there first). The majority of the hike is along the Old Welland Canal. We will pass by five abandoned locks, and see one other. They have rapids running through them.
The time period to let the sun go down will be occupied by a stop at a pizza place in Niagara Falls called Zappy’s. Afterwards, we will take in Niagara Festival of Lights. Since it is Saturday, there is no problem coming home late.
Since we will be wandering around Niagara Falls after dark in November, wear warm clothing. It might be an idea to bring or wear your skiing long underwear.
There is no admission fee for Woodend CA or the Festival of Lights.
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