Perth, near the Trans-Canada Highway, is adjacent to many lakes and rivers, including the Rideau Canal. There is an organized hike about every other weekend that, in the summer months, involves one of these waterways. As well, the Central Club has introduced a program of short Wednesday evening hikes, meeting at 6:00 pm, about 2 hours long, and at Level 1.
- Central Rideau Trail Club
- P.O. Box 213
- Perth, Ontario
- K7H 3E4
Sorties de groupe
If these outings interest you, you may wish to become a member of the Rideau Trail Association. As a member you will receive a quarterly newsletter containing a list of all the hikes, social activities, news from each club and other interesting articles.
Organized outings commence with all participants gathering at the meeting location. From there, those without transportation or those who wish to do so, carpool to the starting point of the outing. Times displayed for each outing are departure times from the meeting place and are strictly adhered to.
Seasonal outings are described in the quarterly newsletter where additional details may be found. Further details on these hikes are available by telephoning the Central Club’s 24-hour Infoline at (613) 264-8904 or by emailing EMAIL. Please call or email well in advance of any hike you would like to join. RTA members should consult the newsletter and contact the hike leader directly.
Note: Outings which require RSVP are not listed on the website. For information on these and more, you may wish to become a member of the RTA!
Hike Ontario Annual Summit 2016
Friday, September 30 to Sunday, October 2, 2016
Perth Golf Course (141 Peter St, Perth, ON K7H 3E4)
The Hike Ontario Summit is THE EVENT to celebrate trails and hiking across the province of Ontario. Held in Perth this year from Friday, September 30 to Sunday, October 2 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of that scenic and historic town, we will also be celebrating the 45th anniversary of the Rideau Trail, one of Ontario’s oldest and most scenic trails.
Topics will explore: Lyme disease, Bill 100 and landowners, Hike Leadership, Young Hikers’ Program, Urban Poling, Mood Walks, Using Digital Media Technology, Starting an Emergency Fire, Historical Walks, Hiking Trail Associations: Successes and Challenges.
Saturday, February 24 Mill Pond Conservation Area
Level 2, 6 km. Moderate pace. Enjoy the looping trails in this lovely conservation area with views over the frozen lake. Gas $3 Depart Conlon Farm 9:30 am.
Saturday, March 3 XC Ski @ Murphys Point
Level 2, 10 km. Moderate pace. Ski the Loppet trail as it winds through the park. Gas $2 Park fee Depart Conlon Farm 9:30 am.
Sunday, March 4 Rideau Trail: Narrows Lock to Miners Pt. Rd.
Level 2, 10 km. Moderate pace. Snowshoe/hike along the Trail overlooking Big Rideau Lake. Gas $3 Car shuttle Depart Conlon Farm 9:30 am.
Sunday, March 11 Tetsmine Loop, Frontenac Park
Level 2, 12 km. Moderate pace. Enjoy this familiar trail in a winter setting. Snowshoes or icers required. Gas $5 Depart Conlon Farm 9:00 am.
Sunday, March 18 Wheeler's Sugar Bush
Level 1, 6-8 km. Moderate pace. Snowshoe/hike around the trails at Wheelers where the maple syrup production may be in full swing. Stay for pancakes afterwards (RSVP required). Gas $4 Depart Conlon Farm 9:30 am
Saturday, March 24 Trans Canada Trail
Level 1, 10 km. Moderate pace. Ski or hike from Wemyss to Maberley Station along this old rail trail. Gas $3 Car shuttle Depart Conlon Farm 9:30 am.
Lieus de rencontre
Outings depart at 9:00 a.m. from Conlon Farm (127 Smith Drive @ Conlon Drive Perth, ON K7H 3N1) – unless otherwise specified.