2018 El Camino Event
The Maitland Trail Association (MTA) is a charitable organization established in 1975 with the mission of maintaining and developing trails in the Maitland Valley for discovery and appreciation of the natural environment.
The Maitland Trail Association is pleased to announce the 2018 El Camino event. This year’s two-day, 49-km hike along the Maitland Trail will take place over the weekend of September 29-30.
There are also opportunities for participants to complete shorter hikes for those who do not wish to hike the full 49-km. Each year this challenging, family-friendly event attracts hikers from all across the province.
The hike begins in Auburn and follows the scenic, winding route of the Maitland River, finishing in beautiful Goderich, on the shores of Lake Huron.
Erinn Lawrie from the MTA’s Board of Directors says, “The lower Maitland River is an area of ecological significance, with many unique species that are rare provincially and even globally.”
Hikers on the Maitland Trail traverse wide rambling trails and challenging hills, hiking through towering forests, past farmland, river vistas and autumn meadows.
Shuttles are provided to the starting point each day, and along the route there are checkpoints where enthusiastic volunteers will provide water and snacks to hikers. A “Locavore” Supper will be held on the Saturday evening, featuring fresh local food by Sweet Love Eats, Firmly Rooted, Not So Naughty Hummus, and Red Cat Bakery.
“The supper is a chance to kick back and refuel after a successful hike, share stories, and meet other hiking enthusiasts from across the province.”
Registration is now open at www. maitlandtrail.ca and spaces are filling up quickly. The cost for the two-day hike is $25 for adults and $10 for children, which includes shuttles, trail maps, water and snacks, and a souvenir badge upon completion.
The Locavore Supper is $25. Registration closes September 21, or when the registration cap is reached.
Visit the MTA’s website or contact email@example.com for more information about this exciting event.