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Doors Open and waterfalls in Ancaster (14 km @ 4 km/hr) (5/4/2019)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Kipling TTC Station
Date(s) & Time:Sat, May 4 2019  9:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 9:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Thu, May 2 2019 5:00:00 PM
Event Duration:All day
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Utkarsh
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Member Cost:Voluntary Donation Only (See Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, All Ages Welcome
Maximum Group Size:8
Minimum Group Size:1
Number Registered So Far: 8 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Doors Open is an annual series of events, when many sites in Ontario communities open their doors to the general public. We will visit a few such sites in Ancaster (Hamilton) as part of this hike, and also see some small waterfalls.

Note: Drivers will get preference on the waiting list. I'll increase the maximum number of participants as we get more drivers.

We'll meet at Kipling TTC Station at 9:00 am, and then drive to Ancaster. You can also meet us directly in Ancaster, at 9:55 am, at Hamilton Public Library - Ancaster Branch (300 Wilson St E, Ancaster, ON L9G 2B9)

We'll start hiking around 10 am, and finish by around 3-4 pm. We expect to be back at Kipling Station by 5 pm.

Hiking path
This may change depending on the weather conditions.

  1. Hamilton Public Library - Ancaster Branch
  2. Hamilton Police Museum (Tisdale House), 314 Wilson St
  3. Ancaster Old Township Hall, 310 Wilson St
  4. Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum, 64 Sulphur Springs Rd
  5. Hermitage Gatehouse Museum and Hermitage Cascade
  6. Griffin House National Historic Site
  7. Dundas Valley Trail Centre: Lunch break
  8. Sherman Falls
  9. Tiffany Falls
  10. Mill Falls
  11. Hamilton Public Library - Ancaster Branch

Pre-lunch (6.3 km)

Post-lunch (7.6 km)

Required Items to Bring:
  • Water
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Hiking-appropriate footwear

Carpool passengers

  • Cash for the carpool cost (around $10 per person; the exact amount will depend on the number of passengers per car)
  • Post-hike footwear (to help keep the cars clean)
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • Camera
  • Lunch/Snacks

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

You can meet us at either of these places:

9:00 am (Meet at Carpool): Kipling Station Passenger Pick-up and Drop-off (the circular structure outside the TTC station), off Aukland Rd at Subway Crescent, off Dundas St (Map) . Carpool departure at 9:02 am. TTC Line 2 will be closed between Kennedy and Victoria Park stations. Please plan your journey accordingly.

10:00 am (Meet at Event): Hamilton Public Library - Ancaster Branch (300 Wilson St E, Ancaster, ON L9G 2B9)

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):150Km
Carpool Departure Time: 9:00 AM
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $33.30 (calculated at total Km * $0.222, effective Tuesday, May 21, 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.

  • This hike will go on in case of moderate rain. It'll be canceled only if a severe thunderstorm is forecast.
  • Dog owners bring their own cars (or find drivers who are willing to let dogs inside their vehicles). Dogs are required to be on leash within the Dundas Valley Conservation Area.

Photos by Utkarsh

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Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

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