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Ball’s Falls and Flat Rock Cellars Winery (16 km, 4-4.5 km/hr) (7/22/2018)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Louth and Ball's Falls Conservation Area
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Jul 22 2018  8:45 AM  (Carpool Departure: 9:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jul 20 2018 11:55:00 PM
Event Duration:8-9 hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Daniel Parker
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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:1
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 13 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


This is a wonderfully scenic hike passing by three waterfalls. It includes a stop at the Flat Rock Cellars winery, where we'll stop for lunch at the picnic benches and, should you wish, sample some of the wines.

The terrain is variable. Length of hike is 16 km, pace is 4-4.5 km/h.

This hike is suitable for intermediate hikers and fit beginners.

We'll leave one car near the Ball's Falls Conservation Area and shuttle to the Short Hills Provincial Park parking lot on Roland Rd. On our way back we'll pass by Swayze Falls, Rockway Falls, Louth Conservation Area, Flat Rock Cellars winery, and end at Ball's Falls Conservation Area. We'll then retrace our steps a kilometer or so, where drivers will leave us to go back for the rest of the cars.

Maximum group size is set to 1 so that everyone starts on the wait list, passengers will be added as drivers become available. Members willing to drive and members with favourable attendance records may get priority on the wait list. Meet at event is allowed on this one, but anyone taking that option must be willing to participate in the car shuttle.


Wear long pants. Tuck your shirt into your pants, and pull your socks over your pant legs. Wear light coloured clothing to spot ticks more easily. Use bug spray containing DEET or Icaridin on your skin and clothing. Avoid tall grass.

Check yourself for ticks immediately after the event, you can ask me for help for removal. When you get home, shower and do a full body check, if you find a tick, remove it with tweezers. If a tick is attached to your skin for less than 24 hours, your chance of getting Lyme disease is negligible.

For more information, see Ticks

Required Items to Bring:
  • Water (at least 2 L )
  • Lunch/snacks
  • Sun hat and sun block
  • Bug spray containing DEET or Icaridin to repel ticks
  • Change of footware for after the hike
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:
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Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):216Km
Carpool Departure Time: 9:00 AM
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Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $43.20 (calculated at total Km * $0.200, effective Wednesday, August 12, 2020). 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: Daniel Parker
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Voluntary Donation:What is this?)
Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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