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Snyder’s Flats Loop

Thursday, May 19 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am

Snyder’s Flats Loop

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Leader:   Nicola Ross, author of Waterloo, Wellington & Guelph Hikes: Loops & Lattes (www.loopsandlattes.ca); email hikeloopsandlattes@gmail.com

When:    Thursday May 19 at 8:00am for approximately 2 to 2.5 hours

Location:    Synder Flats Conservation Area, 1494 Snyders Flats Rd, Bloomingdale, ON N0B 1K0
(park by the Mennonite Church)

Description: Snyder’s Flats is a 100 hectare former gravel pit that has been restored as a natural area with ponds, new forests, meadows and other features. With luck, the early morning start will mean we will see some birdlife on the ponds and the osprey nests. We will walk through forests, by the Grand River, across open areas and past ponds. Trilliums, trout lilies, hepatica and other spring ephemeral flowers should be carpeting the forest as well. There is a bit of everything on this loop. This hike is about seeing, hearing and smelling. No speed records will be broken!

Wear waterproof footwear as one section of this hike can be wet. Bring a thermos of coffee, tea or other beverage and/or a snack so we can stop for a break along the route, keeping in mind that washrooms are not available at the site.

Registration required (contact Nicola Ross).

Nicola will have signed copies of Waterloo, Wellington & Guelph Hikes: Loops & Lattes available for purchase if you are interested (Cheques, credit cards & cash, but no debit cards).

Details

Date:
Thursday, May 19
Time:
8:00 am - 10:30 am
Event Category:

Organizer

Nicola Ross
Email:
hikeloopsandlattes@gmail.com
Website:
www.loopsandlattes.ca

Venue

Snyder’s Flats Conservation Area
1360 Snyders Flats Road
Bloomingdale, ON Canada
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Website:
https://www.grandriver.ca/en/outdoor-recreation/Snyders-Flats.aspx