Group Hike and Beaches at Bon Echo
Picturesque Views, Clear Lakes and Great hiking
August 31, 2019
Come bask in the late summer beauty with ActiveDays’ first trip to this beautiful destination. Explore picturesque views, stunning cliffs and the beginning of the turn towards fall.
Parkbus and ActiveDays are excited invite you to our newest destination. Bon Echo is a gorgeous Provincial Park with a rich history. Hosting one of the deepest lakes in Ontario, 3 beaches and over 20 kms of hiking trails this is sure to be a refreshing and fun adventure.
Across the Mazinaw Rock face, vistors can find centuries old pictographs painted by Ojibwe first nations in one of the largest displays of this type of Art in Ontario.
Our group will split in 2 and travel for part of the day by Ferry Across the lake to see the Pictographs and get dropped off at the CliffTop trail. Here we’ll do a roughly 1 hour hike and return to the Ferry. The group will get to spend the rest of the day hiking the near by trails or going to the beach.
THIS ACTIVEDAYS TRIP IS ORGANIZED BY THE ACTIVEDAYS COMMUNITY. SEE ALL ACTIVEDAYS TRIPS AND JOIN US VIA OUR FACEBOOK GROUP!
7:00am - Pick-up at 34 Asquith Ave close to Yonge and Bloor subway
10:30am - Arrive at Bon Echo Provincial Park
11:00am - 11:45am - Ferry Ride to Cliff Top Trail
11:45am - 1:30pm - Cliff Top Trail and Lunch!
1:30- Head back by Ferry to Masinaw Campground
2:00- 4:00pm Afternoon of hiking or beaches.
11:00am - Arrive at the visitors’ centre and start hiking!
1:00pm - Lunch break (Lunch is not included. Please pack a lunch and water for yourself)
1:30pm - 4:00pm - More exploration, beaches
4:00pm - Depart from Killbear Visitors centre
7:30pm - Estimated return to Asquith Ave
WHAT TO BRING
LUNCH! and snacks. Please make sure to bring something that you can eat on the side of the trail.
Water (at least 1.5L)
Hat, Bugspray, Sunscreen
Weather appropriate clothing- Please keep an eye on the weather and be prepared for a nice warm day or a slightly chilly rainy one, or both!
Good footwear for hiking
Bathing suit and Towel (optional) **Please Note: Parkbus and ActiveDays do not provide Life Guards. Swimming should be done at your own risk.
Whatever else you need to have fun on the trail :)
WHAT TO EXPECT WITH ACTIVEDAYS
To us, facilitating this event is about creating an environment that you can engage with in your own way. This is your experience and everyone has their own relationship with the outdoors and their bodies. We want to meet you where you are at — you can take part in the hike, or wander off on your own adventure.
Active Days is also a community. This is an inclusive space to meet new people, share stories and have fun! To us, there is no better place to get to know someone than the outdoors. We all share a desire to get out, explore and move.
All ActiveDays participants are required to sign a waiver. We will bring printed copies of the waiver to sign on the bus. You can find a digital copy of a sample waiver HERE
Meet Your Guide
Carly Joynt is the Toronto Coordinator of Active Days Program. She is a passionate mentor who loves connecting people with nature through the senses! Carly's favourite Parkbus route is to see the waterfalls of the Dundas Valley and her most memorable nature moment was tracking a Great Horned owl through a cedar forest!