2017 Trails Information

Dresden Trillium Trail

When: Saturday, April 15 at 10:00AM

Type of Trail: Mostly Paved/Well Traveled

Meeting Place: Dresden- Parking lot at Rotary Memorial Gardens at St. John Street and St. George Street

The Dresden Trillium Trail is a historical walk along the Sydenham River. Along the trail participants can view gardens, the Tony Stranak Conservation Area, and many historical landmarks of Dresden’s unique history from 1820 to 1920. This trail is sure to be a beautiful and, educational hike.

For more information about the Dresden Trillium Trail please go to:
http://www.dresden.ca/trillium_trail.htm

 

Peers Wetland

When: Saturday, May 20 at 10:00AM

Type of Trail: Uneven/Well Travelled

Meeting Place: 29644 Kimball Road, Wallaceburg

We are happy to share the day with the Sydenham Field Naturalists who are hosting a plant sale this morning! The Peers Wetland is the only sizable wetland – around 11 hectares – that remains along the lower reaches of Otter Creek. Since the property was acquired, a berm that holds in the water has been repaired and a pump installed to augment flows into the wetland in times of drought.  Trees and tall-grass prairie have been planted to improve the habitat diversity of this site. There is a parking lot and a 1.5 km trail so that the public can enjoy this beautiful property. This is a great spot for bird watching. – Source

 

Mulberry Meadows**

When: Saturday, June 17 at 10:00AM

Type of Trail: Uneven/Dirt Paths

Meeting Place: 6249 Fansher Road – Florence

**Allergy Alert for those with Bee Stings

This is a private woodlot owned by Gary Eagleson. This walk will take us into the woodlot and also will have a focus on honey production

 

 

Weelateexung Nature Trail

When: Saturday, July 15 at 10:00AM

Type of Trail: Uneven/Dirt Paths/Well Traveled

Meeting Place: At the end of Centre Rd (just past the intersection of Centre Rd/River Trail

The 1.8km trail, which meanders along the Thames River through giant stands Walnut, American Sycamore, Hackberry and Cottonwood, is considered to be one of the region’s finest among local hiking enthusiasts and nature lovers. -Source

 

 

South Lakeshore Trail, Mitchell’s Bay/North Lakeshore Trail

When:  Saturday, August 19 at 10:00AM

Type of Trail: Mostly Paved/Well Travelled

Meeting Place: At the Trailhead at 7L Pinsonneault Street (there is parking at Mitchell’s Bay Memorial Park on Main Street)

We will begin at the South Lakeshore Trail and will give the option to join us in combining the North Lakeshore Trail into our morning walk.As you walk along Lake St. Clair there is not only a gorgeous natural area to explore but also beautiful wood carvings.

 

 

020-640x480-1Rotary Eco-Trail at O’Neil Nature Preserve, Chatham

When: Saturday, September 16

Type of Trail: Limestone/Well Traveled

Meeting Place: We will be meeting at the Trailhead found on Thornhill Cres, Chatham

This is a trail which will make you forget that you are in a busy town. Officially opened last summer, it hosts a beautiful trail with benches throughout. Get lost in the sounds of song birds in this forested area and explore the many paths of the trail.

 

384Two Creeks Conservation Area, Wheatley

When: Saturday, October 21

Type of Trail: Dirt Paths/Uneven/Well Travelled

Meeting Place: 21638 1 Kent Road, 1 km north of Wheatley

With 10 km of walking trails and 9.5 km of cycling trails you can spend a lot of time discovering the beauty and sounds of nature in this conservation area. This trail also includes a historic railway bridge, foot bridges over creeks, an open grassland area, a memorial groves and peace garden. This is definitely a conservation area you will want to check out!

For more information on Two Creeks Conservation Area please visit www.twocreeks.ca

 

**PLEASE NOTE THAT WHILE WE LOVE DOGS, WE ASK THAT FOR THE SAFETY OF OTHERS, WILDLIFE, AND YOUR OWN PET, THAT YOU LEAVE THEM AT HOME FOR OUR EVENTS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION AND UNDERSTANDING!