Date: Sunday September 7
Hike Leader: Howard Gibson
Alton is an old park with a side trail of the Bruce Trail running through it to connect to the Grand River trail. The Grand Valley Trail ends just north of Alton. The park now is being maintained by the Alton Grange Association. I have just checked and verified that Beavers have stopped flooding the valley.
This is mostly a gentle hike, ideal for getting your legs back in shape for the next few weeks. There is one steep hill where we will stop for lunch, and enjoy the view.
On the way back, we will visit the Alton Mill art gallery. Basically, we leave our packs at the door and spend forty minutes looking at all the art. You can also check out the old power plant in the basement.
Parking at the site is limited. We would really appreciate it if you would show up at Yonge and York Mills for carpooling.
Alton is located up Highway 10, near Caledon. Starting from York Mills, and detouring around downtown Brampton...
The hike starts at 11:30am.
The terrain is Level 1, although there is one big hill. This is a great lunch spot. We will do about ten kilometers, so this one is fairly easy. The speed will be moderate.
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