Hike #16 Iron Horse Trail

Hike #16
Iron Horse Trail
Waterloo to Kitchener, Ontario

This trail has been on my wishlist for awhile, and I was finally able to hitch a ride to the trailhead while leaving my car at the end.

Still hard to believe it’s December 11th and it was 11 degrees outside.

This 5km trail is paved end to end and was an easy walk. I passed so much garbage! I’m going to bring garbage bags with me next time, just to try and clean it up a bit. It was sad to see, but for a trail running between buildings and a rain run-off creek through the downtown-ish area, I’m not entirely surprised. What is interesting are the scattered pieces of old railway along the route 🙂

Hike #13 – Hastings Heritage Trail

Hike #13
Hastings Heritage Trail
Madoc, Ontario
November 30, 2015

We were camping up near Madoc and found this trail, which is designed mostly for ATVs and dirt bikes, but it also advertises that it’s good for hikers, too. I’d love to hike the whole trail, maybe in the summer… it’s only 170.7 kilometers for this section of the Eastern Ontario Trail Alliance trail!

A couple geocaches found along this trail and we looped back to where we started. Not too bad, but we did walk along part of Highway 62 which could be dangerous at times. Thankfully only a handful of cars drove by us as we made our way back. Nice trail!