Saturday, April 15, 2006

The Real Don Hike

The TRCA hosts an event every spring called Paddle the Don where you put a canoe into the river at Eglinton and Leslie and paddle all the way down to the mouth at Lakeshore. The past couple of years they have also tried another event called "Hike the Don" which allows people to walk the same valleys that the canoes traverse. This is more of a walk. All of the hike will be on paved walking trails which the whole family can do.

If you are a more serious hiker, I will be leading a hike tomorrow, April 16. The hike is sponsored by the Task Force to Bring Back the Don and the Toronto Bruce Trail Club. It starts at Davisville Subway station at 10 AM. During the hike we will visit the Mount Pleasant Cemetery, David Balfour Park, the Brick Works, Crothers' Woods, Charles Sauriol Preserve and E.T. Seton Park. The section past the Brick Works will be almost exclusively on mountain bike trails so be prepared to share the trail. These trails are very up and down. Some are muddy and at times very tricky to walk on. If you like a challenge you'll love this hike. If you don't then you'll have to wait until the TRCA event in May. See you on the trail.

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