Hiking is thirsty business! Join us for a beer tasting after an invigorating hike. The hike starts at the Alven Ferguson Trailhead, where we will traverse along the granite cliffs through the forests, enjoying several energizing climbs and many interesting views. We will join the James Cooper Lookout Trail leading to the locally famed lookout which provides a sweeping panorama of several local lakes and an overview of the Stanhope area. After the hike, participants are invited to meet at the Boshkung Brewing Company, an award‐winning local microbrewery, to sample their flagship brands and special seasonal selections. The brewery is located in the lower level of Rhubarb Restaurant, home to fine dining in Carnarvon. If you would like to stay for dinner, please make reservations well in advance. Bring snacks and beverages. Suitable for adults in good walking shoes. No dogs please.

HIKE #:  20

DATE: Saturday, September 21

START TIME: 2:30 pm

DURATION: 2.5 hours, 4.5km

LOCATION: As this hike is a linear hike, we will need to do a car shuttle prior to heading out. Although our hike starts at the end of McPhail Rd., I would ask that everyone please meet at the parking spaces at the end of the hike, directly opposite 1272 North Shore Rd..  Please arrive at 2:15 to give us time to organize the car shuttle. From there we will carpool down to the end of McPhail Rd..  If you arrive late and the parking spaces on North Shore Rd. are full, then just head east on North Shore Rd., turn left onto McPhail Rd. and follow to the end of McPhail Rd.. The hike will end at the James Cooper Trailhead near the parking spaces on North Shore Rd..  At the end of the hike, we will again carpool back to McPhail Rd. for those parked there.

RATING: Moderate with some significant hill climbing

AMENITIES: Parking, washrooms (nearby)


LEADER: Susan Rivett

LEADER BIO:Susan was a cottager since 1984 and is now a permanent resident of Haliburton County. She is an avid downhill and cross-country skier, snowshoer, hiker, paddler, dragon boater and cyclist. Member of Haliburton Trekkers and Haliburton Real Easy Ryders. Completed 10km runs, a half marathon and 100km bikeathon. She is a certified hike leader (Hike Ontario)

DIRECTIONS: From Haliburton take Hwy 118 west,approximately 19km, and turn right onto St.Peter’s Rd.. Follow to the end,approximately 2km and turn left onto North Shore Rd. Follow and turn right onto McPhail Rd. Meet at end of McPhail Rd across from the Maple Lake landfill site. The distance from Haliburton is approximately 22km. From Minden, travel North on Hwy 35approximately 19km and turn right onto North Shore Rd. and follow. Turn left onto McPhail Rd. The distance from Minden is approximately 23km. GPS coordinates: N 45.0949, W 78.7009

  • Good for What Ales You
    Saturday, September 21, 2019
    2:15 pm - 5:00 pm


Venue:   Good for what Ales you.

McPhail Rd., Algonquin Highlands, Ontario, Canada

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