Tuesday Morning Hike: January 21st

After meeting at the north end of Home Hardware on Division Street, the hike will head north through the central commercial area then east through the newer residential area before returning.
Coffee and social at Craft afterwards
Date: Tuesday, January 21st
Start Time: 9:30
Meeting Location: north end of parking lot Hike Hardware
Hike Leader: Roy Martin
Distance: approx 7km

Sunday Afternoon Ski (with Snowshoe Option?): January 19th

With all of fresh lovely snow, the skiing should be great on Sunday! The Beagle Club Trails are open for skiing on the weekends so we’ll let the roads get cleared off in the morning and enjoy getting out in the afternoon.
For those who prefer to snowshoe, if you leave a comment to that effect, others may like to join you. Meet at 1:00 at the Woodland parking lot and you can decide what you’d like to do as a group (no designated leader, but please feel free to volunteer!).

For the ski group:
Date: Sunday, January 19th
Start Time: 1:00
Meeting Location: Beagle Club parking lot
Ski Leader: Maria Siemiaszko

Sunday Morning Hike: January 5th

We’ll meet at the Beagle Club parking lot and head over to the Flying Squirrel, Dragonfly, and Stonewall Trails as we haven’t visited them for a while. Bring fluids, a snack if you wish, and icers/poles. I have no idea whether there is enough snow to ski, but if anyone wants to put their ski stuff in their car in case there is, you can venture off for a ski afterwards.
Date: Sunday, January 5th
Start Time: 10:30
Meeting Location: parking lot at Beagle Club
Hike Leader: Maria Siemiaszko

Weekend Skiing: December 21st and 22nd

The snow is great and the forest is looking Christmas-like with the sun sparkling through snow covered branches. Let’s get out for some fresh air, exercise, while we welcome winter together.
On Sunday we will offer a slower and shorter ski option if anyone prefers that, in addition to our regular ski.
Dates: Saturday, December 21st and Sunday, December 22nd
Start Time: 10:00
Meeting Location: parking lot at Beagle Club
Ski Organizer: Maria Siemiaszko

Cross Country Ski: Sunday, December 8th

The skiing has been fantastic so let’s get out again on Sunday!
We’ll offer an easier ski option as well for those who may prefer that. Think of it as a Level 1 or 2 ski!
Dress in layers (you will warm up!), bring a drink, and a snack is always a good idea in case you need a little more energy.
Date: Sunday, December 8th
Start Time: 10:00
Meeting Location: parking lot at Beagle Club
Ski Organizer: Maria Siemiaszko

Cross Country Ski: Friday, December 6th

The skiing has been great and temperatures are supposed to stay below freezing which should make for another great ski on Friday. Bring a lunch if you’d like to make a longer day of it! We can stop for a break back at the parking lot, then head out for another loop to make the most of the conditions.
Date: Friday, December 6th
Start Time: 10:00
Meeting Location: parking lot at Beagle Club
Ski Leader: Maria Siemiaszko

Morning Hike: Tuesday, December 3rd

Meet at The Mill parking lot from which the group will head to the residential areas north of the 401. A social at the Dutch Oven will follow.
Date: Thursday, December 3rd
Start Time: 9:30
Meeting Location: parking lot at The Mill
Hike Leader: Roy Martin
Distance: approx. 7km

Sunday??? and Beagle Club Info

It looks like we are expecting some snow this weekend, but whether that translates into enough snow to get the cross country skis back out is hard to know. As Sunday approaches, if you want to get out for a hike or skiing at 10:00, please leave a comment and we’ll see what comes together. If there is skiing, the meeting spot is the Beagle Club parking lot. If there is hiking, Beagle Club trails are closed to all but cross country skiers as of December 1st each year whether there is snow or not, so the meeting location will be the Woodland parking lot.

Beagle Club info: the company contracted to do the logging in Northumberland Forest will be finishing what they started last year in another area of the forest. Therefore, the closure of the Beagle Club trails has been postponed again. The closure will likely be in at least 2 to 3 weeks, and possibly not until January. Once logging operations commence, they will last around 3 months. When Beagle Club is closed, the County will announce it on all social media such as their website and Facebook. It will also be very obvious once you head to the parking lot. Access to the trails will then be limited to Saturday and Sunday each week, and anyone caught in the closed area during the week will be fined.

Northumberland County is looking for volunteers to be trail watchers. Following mandatory training, these volunteers will be asked to regularly check their assigned section of the trails in Northumberland Forest and report any issues that need to be addressed. This will allow the County to quickly respond to any concerns and raise the standard of the trail system. For more info or to apply to be a trail watcher, please contact Todd Farrell at: farrellt@northumberlandcounty.ca, or Mike Muldoon at: muldoonm@northumberlandcounty.ca

Date: Sunday, December 1st

Start Time: 10:00

Meeting Location: Beagle Club parking lot for cross country skiing, Woodland parking lot for hiking

Leader(s): route to be decided upon by those who show up

Tuesday Morning Hike: November 19th

Petra will lead the group on a 6.08 km hike in the east end of town. This will be followed by social time at Craft Food House for those who would like to stay on for it. Please note the earlier start this week.
Date: Tuesday, November 19th
Start Time: 9:00 (earlier start)
Meeting Location: parking lot behind Craft
Hike Leader: Petra Hartwig
Distance: 6.08 km