Lake Moodie

Date: Saturday November 9

Hike Leader: Bill Baird

The hike is 14.3 km, one of our longer hikes. Please note: this is a car shuttle hike, we need lots of cars. We will be having dinner in Niagara Falls to let the sun go down; therefore it will be a late return. Hence, a Saturday hike.

Directions to Meeting Point

From our meeting point at Yonge and York Mills.

  1. Travel west on Higways 401, 403, QEW, and the Burlington Skyway bridge towards Niagara.
  2. After forty more kilometers turn right onto Highway 406.
  3. Travel exactly nine kilometers to the Glendale exit.
  4. At the end of the ramp turn left, east, onto Glendale Avenue.
  5. Travel half a kilometer to Mountain and Moffat Streets, turn left. Accoding to Google Maps, Moffat is north of Glendale, and Mountain Street is south.
  6. The parking lot is on your right.

Google Maps directions.

We will get organized at 12:00 noon.

Directions to Hike Start

From the meeting point.

  1. From the parking lot turn left, south.
  2. At Glendale turn right, west.
  3. Travel three kilometers to Pelham Road, and turn left, southwest.
  4. At Louth Street, turn left, staying on Pelham Road.
  5. Travel four kilometers. The Short Hills parking lot is on your left.

Google Maps directions.


We are on the main Bruce Trial all day. We will hike briefly south, then eastbound. The first part is thru the Short Hills Provincial Park. The second part is hiking around Lake Moodie, a man-made hydro mill pond. The third part is hiking along the northern edge of Brock University. The last part is on a residential street called Tremont Dr. Turn right on Glendale.

Also, beware of mountain bikers; they do not confine themselves to Short Hills.

Après Hike

The plan is to do dinner at Zappy's Pizza in Niagara, the stick around to watch the Niagara Festival of Lights.

Driving instructions from the meetup point...

  1. At the parking lot turn left onto Mountain (Moffat?) Road.
  2. At Glendale turn right, we will go back to pick up the other cars.
  3. At the Short Hills parking lot turn right. Turn right at Louth and Glendale.
  4. At Highway 406 turn right, south.
  5. At next interchange turn left, east on Highway 58, this is called Thorold Stone Road.
  6. Travel the entire twelve kilometer length of Thorold Stone Road, including the big tunnel.
  7. At the end, the Thorold Stone Road will turn right and become Stanley Ave.
  8. Travel south two kilometers, just past Dunn Ave, Zappy’s Pizza is on your right, across from the casino.

If we have time to kill, we may want to visit a winery. There is a good winery that does not charge for samples called Caroline Cellars. It is located two kilometers east of Virgil on Line 2 Road.

Après Dinner

We will walk down past the casino on Murray Street to the light sculptures at Queen Victoria Park.

If weather co-operates, we can walk a short distance to the brink of the Horseshoe Falls. We will go back to the cars and commute to the second Festival-of-Lights site.

  1. Drive down Murray Street to the Niagara Parkway.
  2. Turn right. Drive 2.2 km south to Dufferin Island Road.
  3. Turn right. This is a drive-thru light show.