PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS HIKE WAS RESCHEDULED. NEW DATE: October 15, 2016
“Along the lines of smoky hills there will be a crimson forest stand, and no doubt the blue jay will call throughout the woodlands. It is possible we may see a crimson maple leaning over a brook, and of course the sumacs on the hillsides will have turned red from their summer green. There may be a mist over a marsh, but there’s no river nearby. The birds will be collecting to fly southward as we quietly walk this autumn day.” ~With thanks to Wilfred Campbell
Please join me, and others as we re-visit this woodland at a different time of year. This time we’ll walk the trails from finish to start, to see what it looks like going the OTHER way!! If you weren’t with us in the spring, please come along for an enjoyable day out!
Details: Allan Goddard will be our guide hiking the trails of Shaw Woods. We will walk for about an hour, before a break for a bagged lunch, and then continue after lunch for an additional hour. The hike will go along Johnny’s Lookout and the Old Growth Loop. Lunch will be at the Pine Pavilion. Level of difficulty: Old Growth Loop: easy; Johnny’s Lookout: moderate. Arrival back in Almonte should be between 3:30 and 4 pm.
Shaw Woods is located at 2065 Bulger Road, North Algona Wilberforce Township. See details at http://www.shawwoods.ca/
Car-pooling: From Almonte area: meet at the Almonte Arena (160 Bridge St.) parking lot at 9:15 am. for departure at 9:30 am. From Pakenham area: departure from Pakenham Public School at approximately 9:40 am.
Bring: binoculars, field guides, hat, sunglasses, insect repellent, sun protection, lunch and water.
NOTE: Entry to Shaw Woods is free, but there are donation boxes for those who wish to contribute.
Registration: You must pre-register for this event. To register, please email Gretta Bradley at and provide the following information:
1. Names of participants and where you intend to meet the group (Almonte or Pakenham).
2. If you plan to meet the group at a different location, please indicate the place and time. It must be a clearly identifiable, safe location for meeting.
The event will go ahead rain or shine. Please dress appropriately. Should cancellation be necessary, registrants will be contacted by email. If in doubt call 613-256-4202 before 9 am the day of the outing to confirm.