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Hike around Hudson

Date of the hike:    Sunday 23 June 2013

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Around d'Hudson

 
 
Leader : Terry Browitt
 
Length: 10 km
 
Difficulty: Easy
 
 
 
Dear Hikers,
 
On Sunday June 23, I will lead a hike around Hudson.
 
We will meet at 9:00 am for a 9:10 am departure in the parking area opposite the SAQ on the corner of Selkirk and Main Road in Hudson.
We will proceed along Main Road to St James Church then via the Clarke Sydenham Nature Conservatory to the top of Birch Hill before crossing in front of Whitlock Golf and Country Club on the new road. Along St Charles to Dwyer Park and then follow the Viviry River to Sandy Beach with a great view of Lac des Deux-Montagnes and Oka. We will finish the hike at Cunningham’s Pub on Cameron where those who are interested can join together and have a pint of beer or a glass of wine to celebrate their completion of this hike and the beginning of summer. The walk will be about 10 km and apart from a section on Main Road; it will be mostly on woodland trails. We should be at the Pub around 11:30 am and non hiking spouses, partners and friends are welcome to join us at this point for the celebrations.
 
There will be no charge for this event other than usual club dues but we would like to give the management of the Pub some idea of how many people will be present For those who would like to stay for a drink after the hike, please register by clicking on the LIST before June 22, 2012, this is a non binding commitment. Everyone will of course be responsible for their own drinks and food bill.
 
Wear good walking shoes or boots and dress appropriate for the weather, this hike is on rain or shine.
 
HISTORY
 
In the early 1800's Michel Eustache Gaspard Alain Chartier de Lotbinière died, leaving one each of his three seigneuries, Vaudreuil, Lotbinière and Rigaud to each of his three daughters. The husband of Louise, his eldest daughter, Robert Unwin Harwood, a 31 year old Englishmen, became the new seigneur of Vaudreuil. Other early English settlers were the Whitlock’s and Matheson’s. Due to terrible poverty in Britain, by 1837 there were more than 400 non French speaking immigrants, mostly from Cumberland, and many named Hodgson, farming the area of Como, Côte St Charles and Cavagnal. In 1865, a new post-office in Cavagnal was opened by George Matthews, a rich entrepreneur which he named "Hudson" after the maiden name of his wife Eliza.
The community grew rapidly and industry included sawmills, a glass factory, two ice companies which supplied the Canadian Pacific Railway in the days before mechanical refrigeration, and Hudson was also a stop off point for steamers plying the Ottawa River between Montréal and Ottawa.
In 1969, the three municipalities of Hudson, Hudson Heights and Como were merged, and with the building of the TransCanada Highway Hudson became more of a bedroom community for Montreal commuters.
 
For information before the hike I can be contacted at 450 458 7131.
 
For emergencies on the day of the hike my mobile phone number is: 514 909 3505
Looking forward to seeing you on the trails
 
Terry Browitt
 
Members should have their card at each hike. The membership fees can be paid by check or with Paypal.
 
N.B. Guests are welcome and members are encouraged to invite interested individuals who can participate in our sanctioned activities once for free. Guests must register at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
After one free event, returning guests will be invited to join the Ramblers Association and pay the annual membership fee. Those people who, after using their free pass want to participate but not join will be obliged to pay $10 per outing.
 
All persons who participate in a Ramblers Club activity acknowledge having read, understood and accepted the Club’s policies and waiver, as posted on the website at www.lesrara.ca, and agree to abide by them.
 
NOTICE: Ramblers Association hikes are held rain or shine and will only be cancelled in the case or extreme weather conditions, such as an ice storm of thunderstorms. If a hike is cancelled for these reasons an email will be sent to all members and other people on our mailing list one (1) hour before the event is due to start. This cancellation notice will also appear on our website.

 
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Leader's Report

Sunday June 23, 2013

A Tour of Hudson

Twenty people met at the SAQ parking in Hudson for this event, The weather was cloudy and threatening rain the whole walk but not materialized. Walking conditions were generally good, muddy in the usual places especially in the woods after the Nature Conservatory. Several people were present for the first time and showed interest in becoming members.

There were no unexpected incidents.

Seven people went after the walk to Cunningham's Pub for lunch

Terry Browitt

June 24, 2013

sign no animals  Please take note that pets are not allowed on hikes.

Members should have their card at each hike. The membership fees have to be paid by check or by Interac.

N.B. Guests are welcome and members are encouraged to invite interested individuals who can participate in our sanctioned activities once for free. Guests must register at invite-guest@lesrara.ca. After one free event, returning guests will be invited to join the Ramblers Association and pay the annual membership fee. Those people who, after using their free pass want to participate but not join will be obliged to pay $10 per outing.

All persons who participate in a Ramblers Club activity acknowledge having read, understood and accepted theClub’s policies and waiver, as posted on the website at www.lesrara.ca, and agree to abide by them.

NOTICE: Ramblers Association hikes are held rain or shine and will only be cancelled in the case of extreme weather conditions, such as an ice storm or thunderstorms. If a hike is cancelled for these reasons an email will be sent to all members and other people on our mailing list one (1) hour before the event is due to start. This cancellation notice will also appear on our website.

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