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Crawford Lake (12 KM) (5/19/2018)

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.

You are STRONGLY encouraged to read this page in its entirety before signing up. If you'd like to attend, we ask that you abide by our rules and procedures as a time/cost saving process (with an end result of keeping membership free and lower cost events).

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Crawford Forestry Tact
Date(s) & Time:Sat, May 19 2018  11:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 10:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Thu, May 17 2018 11:55:00 PM
Event Duration:6-7 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Fletcher
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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:16
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 11 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes



We'll be taking the Bruce Trail around the Crawford forestry and lake area in a nice 12 KM lollipop loop. Viewpoints include the beautiful Crawford Lake and a great lookout.

This is an moderate hike that involves some hills, uneven terrain, including some nice fun rocky areas and probably some muddy spots.

Please bring a lunch and at least 1-2 Litres of water. Pack a lunch as we will stop for a bite.

DRIVERS, WHEN YOU SIGN UP, PLEASE ANSWER THE CARPOOL QUESTION REGARDING THE AMOUNT OF PASSENGERS YOU CAN TAKE IN YOUR CAR! If this is not completed, you may be moved to the wait list until this question is answered

If you cannot walk the entire distance, please do not sign up for this hike.

There are no washroom facilities at the start of the hike, but there will be one at the lunch spot

Required Items to Bring:
  • water (1-2 L)
  • LUNCH/snacks
  • Good hiking shoes/boots
  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Money to pay your carpool driver
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

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How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Directions to Crawford Forestry From Sheppard West

  • Exit parking lot
  • Turn Left onto Sheppard Ave
  • Turn Left at first traffic light onto Allen Road South
  • Take the 401 exit westbound for about 53 km
  • Get off the 401 at Guelph Line (Exit 312) and travel south (To the left)
  • Travel south for 1 km to the 2nd traffic light at Campbell Ave and take a right (go west) Travel along Campbell for 1.5 km, at Twiss Road take a left (south)
  • NOTE: Twiss Road is the first road following the Railway Crossing
  • Take Twiss Road for about 4 KM until the road goes down and shifts to the right. At the bottom of the hill, is the access to the Bruce trail
  • There is parking on both sides of the road

    WARNING: There is no public washroom between the 401 at the starting location. Your best best, is using the Tim Hortons, just north along Regional Road 25, which is the exit before Guelph Line.

    For those meeting at the event, please arrive on time, I will not wait for stragglers.



  • Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):130Km
    Carpool Departure Time: 10:00 AM
    Carpool Location:   Log in for location
    Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
    Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $28.99 (calculated at total Km * $0.223, effective Saturday, October 20, 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.

    • If we are short of drivers, they will get priority on the waiting list.
    • This hike will go ahead rain or shine. If it's raining, please wear appropriate rain gear.

    - We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in TOC events.
    - Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.
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    Voluntary Donation:What is this?)
    Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

    Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
    Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!