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Main St, Beach, Boulders, Bluffs, Quarry 13 km (10/27/2019)

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.

You are STRONGLY encouraged to read this page in its entirety before signing up. If you'd like to attend, we ask that you abide by our rules and procedures as a time/cost saving process (with an end result of keeping membership free and lower cost events).

The Basics:
Event Type:Urban Hike
Event Location: Main Street Subway Station
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Oct 27 2019  10:45 AM
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Oct 26 2019 8:00:00 PM
Event Duration:about 3.5 hours
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Arnie
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Member Cost:Voluntary Donation Only (See Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:15
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 8 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


DISTANCE: about 13 km

PACE: about 4.5 km/h

DIFFICULTY: D4 ... why? see below "ABOUT THE HIKE"

WASHROOMs?: Tim's near the hike start. A few bushy areas on the beach, and maybe in Rosetta McClain Gardens(Nope: was closed for the winter)

Members who have a good attendance history may get priority.

We will make our way to the beach.
Our 3 km on the beach will include walking on sand, jagged rocks,
mudslides, over fallen trees, and 1 km on huge seawall boulders (which had waves crashing over them).
If the lake level is high we may have to walk in the water for a bit.
Be prepared for the possibility that your feet might get wet, sandy and muddy!

Our route:

  • start at Main St station
  • head south to the beach
  • on the beach for a few km
  • on the boulders for 1 km (see above pic, middle right)
  • by the Scarborough Bluffs
  • have lunch somewhere
  • up a BIG hill and thru neighbourhoods
  • thru the "Quarry Lands"
  • more neighbourhoods
  • end at Main St station

For an interactive Route Map CLICK HERE for route 772214

Required Items to Bring:
  • bring your OHIP / health card
  • whistle
  • cell phone
  • water 1 to 2 L
  • good footwear
  • weather appropriate clothing
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • first aid kit
  • snacks / lunch

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Meet near the collector's booth at Main Street subway station




photo credits: Arnie

This hike will go forth snow, rain or shine, but not freezing rain, because that just sucks.

Please arrive before the start time, we will start PROMPTLY at the start time.

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Voluntary Donation:What is this?)
Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!