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Waterfront Trail Whitby to Oshawa Harbor 22 km (12/1/2018)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Oshawa Waterfront Trail, starting from the East side of Whitby Harbour, in the Rotary Sunrise Lake Park parking lot on Water St.
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Dec 1 2018  10:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 9:10 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Nov 30 2018 10:00:00 AM
Event Duration:5 to 6 hrs on the trail
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Arnie
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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:4
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 9 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No



PACE: 5+ km/h (this is a lively pace!)

DIFFICULTY: D4 (because of the distance and pace)

TERRAIN: mainly flat, mix of beach, stones, rocks, paved and grass

WASHROOMS: trees and bushes. I don't know if any of the park facilities will be open this time of the year

ICERS: we may need icers for this hike. Be prepared. You should keep icers in your pack during the winter months.

MAX hikers: about 12 (+ or -)
I set the Maximum Group Size to 4, because I can take 3 passengers, but this event can accommodate about 12 hikers.
Passengers will be added as additional drivers become available.
Alternatively, you can drive yourself and meet us at the hike starting location.

Members on the waiting list who have a good attendance history, and are willing to drive may get priority.


Some Details you should know

The first 2 km will be along the beach
For that 2 km, a steep, slippery embankment separates the beach from the paved trail, so we will be committed to the beach
The beach starts out sandy, then changes to small stones, then changes to rocks the size of basketballs and Capybaras.
They may be slippery, it will keep us hopping. make sure you have strong ankles! and good treads on your hiking shoes or boots.
The going is quite challenging, and we will have to find our way up a small embankment to get back onto the trail.
Get ready for a fun challenge!!

This is the route we will take.

  • start from the east side of Whitby Harbour
  • head east on the beach then on the Waterfront Trail
  • walk through several parks and nature reserves along the beach or paved trail
  • arrive at Oshawa Habour
  • have lunch somewhere on the beach or in the park
  • turn around go back to the start
  • we will stop for a few short refreshment breaks along the way

For an interactive Route Map CLICK HERE for route 695117

Required Items to Bring:
  • bring your OHIP card
  • whistle
  • cell phone
  • water 2 to 3 L
  • good footwear
  • weather appropriate clothing
  • ICERS - keep icers in your pack during the winter months.
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • first aid kit
  • snacks
  • water
  • sun glass + sunblock + sun hat

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

If meeting at event: meet at 9:50 AM. We start hiking at 10:00 SHARP!
Park in the Whitby Rotary Sunrise Lake Park parking lot on Water St
It is a free municipal parking lot at 275 Water St. Whitby, with about 35 spots. See picture of parking lot below.
As you drive south on Water St., look for the first parking lot on your right, before the road curves to the left.
If you follow the curve to the left, you will see a 2nd parking lot, that is the wrong one!



Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):82Km
Carpool Departure Time: 9:10 AM
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $18.20 (calculated at total Km * $0.222, effective Saturday, May 25, 2019). 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.


Please arrive before the start time, we will start promptly.

This hike will go forth snow, rain or shine, but stormy conditions may cause cancellation.

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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!