For the lovers of silence, stillness and early morning sunshine. We will meet before dawn (bring a flashlight just in case!) and savour the silence and sounds of early morning as we take a short and quiet hike to our look‐out destination on this private property. We will watch  the sunrise and morning arrive in the valley. To celebrate the start of the new day we will enjoy some deep morning breaths and gentle stretches, followed by fresh coffee and tea in our hilltop ‘Lotus Belle Cafe’. Bring a notebook and pen in case you feel inspired to write a poem or sketch the scenery. After everyone is more fully awake we will have time to hike another 1.5kms of trail through a mixed forest of pine, oaks and maples, eventually making our way back to the meeting point. Suitable for adults and teens 12+. No dogs please.

HIKE #: 27

DATE: Friday, September 20

START TIME: 6:15 am

DURATION: 2.5hours, 2km

LOCATION: 1473 Binscarth Trail.

RATING: Moderate ‐ steep climb and descent on uneven terrain



LEADER: Abby Hagerman and Greg Luck

LEADER BIO: Abby is a Haliburton native, nature lover, yoga teacher and self‐proclaimed ‘Sunshine Devotee’. Greg spends most of his time playing music and building homes. He loves exploring this existence through travel, study and meditation. He still hasn’t figured it all out, but he’s getting closer all the time. Abby and Greg are happy lead this hike on their own private property to share their favourite spot to enjoy a sunrise. Abby and Greg are the Canadian dealers for the very cool Lotus Belle Tents.

DIRECTIONS:  From Haliburton take Hwy 118 west to Stanhope Airport Rd (approximately 16km). Turn right on Stanhope Airport Rd and follow until you get to Barry Line Rd. Turn right onto Barry Line Rd and follow to Binscarth Trail. Turn left and follow Binscarth to a fork in the road. Keep right at the fork and follow to # 1473. (Don’t go left up the hill to the bell tower.) Distance from Haliburton is 17km. From Minden take Hwy 35 north until it intersects with Hwy 118. Turn right onto Hwy 118 for approximately 11km. Turn left onto Stanhope Airport Rd. Continue to Barry Line Rd, and turn right. Follow to Binscarth Trail, turn left and proceed as described above. Distance from Minden is 30km. GPS coordinates: N 45.1358, W 78.6314

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    Friday, September 20, 2019
    6:15 am - 8:45 am


Venue:   Binscarth Trail

1473 Binscarth Trail, Haliburton, Ontario, Canada, k0m 1s0

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