Long Sault

Date:Sunday September 29
Hike Leader:Howard Gibson
Distance: 15km
Difficulty:Level 2
Invitation: Meetup
Start at Trailhead:11:15am

Long Sault Conservation Area is located north of Bowmanville. Here is an additional link. Long Sault is part of the Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority.

Directions from Yonge and York Mills

  1. Take Highway 401 east to exit 431, Regional Road 57,
  2. Go north on Regional Road 57 (about 18km, but keep your eyes open) to Regional Road 20 (concession 9). This might be called Boundary Road now.
  3. Turn right on Regional Road 20, travel a few kilometres to Woodley road,
  4. Turn left (north) on Woodley road. Travel to the end of the road to Long Sault's parking lot.

Pay and Display Parking is in effect at a cost of $6 per vehicle per day. This now is a machine that accepts coins and credit cards. Bring six bucks change. This is another good reason to carpool.

We meet at 11:15am.

Level of Difficulty

We will do thirteen to fifteen kilometers. There are a lot of trails, so we can extend or shorten this thing as it suits us.

The Long Sault website continues to report signs of black bear. We should be safe in a noisy group. Don't wander off alone. If you see a bear, don't approach it. Do not run away. You will trigger the bear's instinct to chase. Bring a telephoto lens.

Be safe in bear country [PDF].

Après Hike

I propose Copperworks Brew Pub Restaurant, (905.697.4022) at 7 Division Street, Bowmanville. This is the former Maddy's Pub & Restaurant. It seems to be getting good reviews.