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6th Annual TOC Maple Syrup Festival Hike & Pancake Breakfast! (16km) (4/7/2018)

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The Basics:
STATUS: Cancelled - Show on Calendar (until date passes)
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Elmira, Regional Municipality of Waterloo
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Apr 7 2018  7:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 7:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Apr 6 2018 8:00:00 PM
Event Duration:8 hours
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Justin H
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Member Cost:Voluntary Donation Only (See Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:25
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 1 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Coordinator needed!

6th Annual TOC Maple Syrup Festival Hike & Pancake Breakfast! (16km)

Note: Registration opens a week before the event.

The 6th Annual trek to the Elmira Maple Syrup Festival and a 16km hike.

The terrain is easy, mostly being a flat rail trail, but we'll keep a moderate pace at about 4 to 4.5km/h for the 16km hike.

We will start our adventure at the 52nd Annual Elmira Maple Syrup Festival, where we'll explore the local sugar bush and taste the local maple syrup poured onto pancakes. After a pancake breakfast and time to explore the festival and purchase some maple syrup, we will start our hike along Kissing Bridge Trailway, past rich Ontario farmland and sugar maple forests, ending at Ontario's last remaining covered bridge, we will stop for lunch at a rural church for lunch at their yearly bazaar (food and craft sale) then return along the trail back to the parking lot. Click here for Kissing Bridge Trailway Map

Those willing to drive may get preference on the wait list. Preference may also be given to those whose TOC record suggests an inclination to pick up the pace.

Required Items to Bring:
  • Water (1-2L)
  • Snacks and/or lunch
  • CASH for pancake breakfast (entrance to the festival is free)
  • Active layered clothing appropriate for the weather
  • Hiking footwear with icers/crampons for possible icy trail sections
  • Change of footwear for after the hike
  • Hat or ear warmers and gloves or mittens
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • Camera
  • CASH for lunch and take home maple syrup

How to Get There:
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):250Km
Carpool Departure Time: 7:00 AM
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $55.25 (calculated at total Km * $0.221, effective Wednesday, March 21, 2018). This is based on $0.08/Km for maintenance, plus current gas price divide by 9. Your event coordinator will confirm exactly how much money is required from each person.

Photo credit: Justin H
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Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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