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 Kelso Conserv. Area Guided Group Hike


Let's spend a day in the fabulous Ontario  outdoors, and enjoy a guided hiking adventure in the company of other outdoor enthusiasts from all over the GTA!

The Kelso Conservation Area hike takes place in a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts at this 980-acre park with plenty of activities and sights to enjoy. Indulge in a swim at the sandy beach on the 50 acre lake with certified lifeguards, test your fishing abilities in the clear stocked lake, or rent a canoe, kayak or paddleboat and enjoy the tranquility of the Kelso waters. Mountain bikers can test their skills on the 16 km of marked trails lining the majestic Niagara Escarpment or hikers can trek the rugged Bruce Trail. Hundreds of picnic tables dot the rolling landscape and shelters are available for company and family picnics. Kelso also offers pristine campsites and hosts many special events throughout the year.

Our CHARTER BUS will shuttle us from Toronto’s Dufferin TTC Station to this hiking site, located about 70 Km from the city. Length: 14 Km

DATE: Sat, September 29

TIME: 8:00AM - 6:00PM

PRICE: $57 (Park admission incl.)

BOOKING: Sorry, this trip is SOLD OUT. 

EVENT CATEGORY: Guided Hike - Scenic

DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Intermediate – Previous experience hiking for 4+ hours required

MODE OF TRAVEL: Chartered Bus (yellow school bus).

WHAT TO BRING: Water (at least 1 L), lunch, snacks, appropriate clothing and footwear, hat, rain jacket or small umbrella (just in case), camera, cellphone, cash for personal expenses and/or donation to TorontoHiking, enthusiasm.


WEATHER POLICY: In the event of hazardous weather conditions, this trip will be cancelled. The hike leader will monitor the weather forecast and notify all registered members at least 24 hours in advance to confirm or cancel the event (in the event of a light shower or light wind, the trip will not be cancelled.)

TOTAL HIKING TIME: 5.0-5.5 hours hiking including lunch and breaks, depending on overall group pace.

MORE INFO: ToHi Group Hikes Blog

TIMELINE Meet our group at the bus pickup location below NO LATER than 8:00 AM. You will read and sign a waiver form and then board the bus at 8:15 AM. The hike will start when we arrive at destination, around 9:30 AM


* By TTC: Meet your hike leader, Walter Outside the Baptist Church at 1140 Bloor St W, Toronto North-West corner of Bloor St West and Dufferin St. (Dufferin TTC Stn)

*** Click HERE for Google Map ***

* By Car: Drivers are welcome to join this bus trip by registering and paying the full price. We are unable to meet any drivers at destination for this hiking trip.



What's Included

* Round-trip transport from Toronto aboard a yellow school bus

* Park admission fee

* Guided hike with an experienced TorontoHiking hike leader

OTHER COSTS: Whatever you eat or drink

RSVP Deadline: Sat, Sep. 22

Parkbus Pic 1Transportation provided by PARKBUS, a Toronto-based company which offers day trips and weekend adventure trips around Canada, established in 2010.



Disclaimer: Our walks/hikes are planned and operated by volunteers. Most group walks/hikes on TorontoHiking are led by volunteers with several years of experience as hike leaders. However, we make no claims of being professional guides, and take no responsibility for the outcome of any of our activities.

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