Sunday, February 10th: Afternoon Hike

Since skiing is on hold for now, we’ll head out for a hike instead. Conditions are bound to be icy so I’d say icers are a must and poles will likely be good to have. If you don’t have icers but have snowshoes with the metal crampons on the bottom, they may do. We can decide upon a route and distance depending on what everyone wants.
Date: Sunday, February 10th
Start Time: 1:00
Meeting Location: Woodland parking lot at Northumberland Forest
Hike Leader: Maria Siemiaszko

Tuesday, February 5th:. Morning Hike

We’ll meet 9:30 behind Craft Food House in the parking lot, walk the neighbourhoods east and most north of King Street, to return for coffee at Craft. Distance about 7km.
Date: Tuesday, February 5th
Start Time: 9:30
Meeting Location: parking lot behind Craft Food House
Hike Leader: Rick Nonnekes
Distance: approximately 7km

Friday, February 1st: Afternoon Ski

The trails are in excellent shape and it’ll be a couple of degrees warmer Friday so we’ll get out for another ski.
I won’t be skiing this weekend so if anyone else would like to organize a cross country ski (or snowshoe), send me all pertinent details and I can post it for you.
Date: Friday, February 1st
Start Time: 1:00
Meeting Location: parking lot at Beagle Club
Ski Organizer: Maria Siemiaszko

Thursday, January 31st: Afternoon Ski

The conditions are very good and although the temperatures are cold it is possible to have a great ski and stay warm (or even too hot if you overdress…). We’re going to make the most of the snow while we have it! Again, we can decide what we want to do when we meet.
Date: Thursday, January 31st
Start Time: 1:00
Meeting Location: parking lot at Beagle Club
Ski Organizer: Maria Siemiaszko

Tuesday Morning Hike: January 29th

Let’s meet in the parking lot at Hwy 401 and 45. We will head north on Division Street and take in the views and residences of Sky Valley, returning the same way back to the parking lot. Social and coffee after at Craft or Dutch Oven.

Start Time: 9:30
Meeting Location: parking lot at Hwy 401 and 45
Distance: approx. 8 km
Hike Leader:. Roy Martin

Tuesday, January 22nd, Morning Hike

We will meet at the West entrance of the Northumberland Mall at 9:30.
We will walk through New Amherst and back along Brunham Street and Carlisle Street to the mall. We can gather after at the Dutch Oven for coffee and social.

Start Time: 9:30
Meeting Location: west entrance Northumberland Mall
Distance: approx. 6 km
Hike Leader: Roy Martin

Tuesday Morning Hike: January 8th

We will meet in the parking lot at 401 and 45 at 9:30 am.
We will walk North East through the residential areas and back to the parking lot and meet later at Craft for coffee and social. Distance is approximately 7 km.

Start Time: 9:30
Meeting Location: commuter parking lot on NW corner at 401 and 45
Hike Leader: Roy Martin

Northumberland Forest Hike: Sunday, January 6th

Heather says: please join me for a Sunday afternoon hike tomorrow at 1:00 of the Woodland Trails – Northumberland Forest. Trail head is on the east side of 45 across from Woodland Road. There are 7.5 and 9km options so we can decide based on the group and the weather. Conditions are somewhat icy so poles and grips for shoes are advisable if you have them.

Please RSVP so we know how many folks to expect. Looking forward to seeing you!

Start Time: 1:00
Meeting Location: Woodland Road parking lot
Distance: 7.5 or 9km (TBD by group and weather)
Hike Leader: Heather Read

Cross Country Ski Workshop at Cycle Transitions: Tuesday, January 22nd

Whether you are a novice or experienced skier, this cross country ski workshop may be of interest to you. We’ll cover various topics such as what should you wear as well as bring along in your pack, types of skis – what’s best for individual skiers and best for conditions, where to ski in Northumberland County and beyond, and waxing instruction for those who use wax skis (and by the way, “waxless” skis actually need occasional waxing!).

We need to know how many will be attending so please tell us if you plan to join us by emailing Cycle Transitions at:

Date: Tuesday, January 22nd
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Cycle Transitions, 390 King Street West, Cobourg
Presenters: Rick Nonnekes, Bruce Bellair, Maria Siemiaszko
Cost: if you are already a Cycle Transitions member, there is no cost. If you are a member of NHCC but not CT, you can either purchase a monthly CT membership for $10, or a full single membership for $35 (or family membership $55) which entitles you access to all workshops and use of the facility and tools during shop hours.