Annual Summit News
A different kind of Summit was enjoyed by over 250 people from September 25 to 27th. The Camino de Rio Maitand opened with our Hiker’s Pub night on Friday and good friends from across the province had a chance to chat and mingle.
Saturday saw a capacity horde of 250 hikers walk 29, 16 or 11 kilometers from Auburn or points closer to Benmiller on a scenic but demanding trail. A banquet featuring local produce followed at the Knights of Colombus Hall. The Hike Ontario Annual meeting was held then followed by the main event of food, pictures of trails from across the province and photos of the hikers who participated in the hikes. Awards were given out to the 2015 Volunteers of the Year (See below for more details).
Sunday completed the event as the hikers took to the trails for 20 or 11 km hikes that saw them arrive at the Goderich waterfront. Many celebrated at the old Railway station which had opened as a restaurant recently.
There was a strong sense of appreciation for the trail and its maintainers as well as the dedication and coordination to put on such a successful event in great weather.
Our next Summit will be held in Perth, during the first weekend of October in 2016 as we help celebrate the 45th Anniversary of the Rideau Trail Association!