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Around Hudson

Date of the hike:    Sunday 06 July 2014

Location:                Hudson

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A hike around Hudson 

Leader: Terry Browitt

Distance: about 10 km

Level: Easy

Dear Hikers,

On Sunday, July 6th I will lead a hike around Hudson.

This route can be walked even in rain, it can also be modified on the fly and we are never too far from our cars.

We will meet at 9:00 am for a 9:15 am departure in the parking 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 the beginning of the Summer season.

If you want to join us, please register your name on this LIST for an idea of how many people will be at the pub.

The walk will be about 10 km. Apart from a section on Main Road; it will be mostly on woodland trails and we should be at the Pub around 11:30. Non hiking spouses, partners and friends are welcome to join us at this point.

Everyone will of course be responsible for their own drinks and food bill.

A BIT OF 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.

Terry Browitt

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Ramblers Association
 
Leader's report
Sunday July 6, 2014 
Tour of Hudson

After threatening rain in the early morning weather conditions were perfect for the tour of Hudson hike. 25 people were at the SAQ parking for the start of the hike plus a couple of spectators who walked a short distance. People were still arriving 10-15 minutes after the usual start time, this could be due to the closure of Cameron, but should be monitored as people should not assume they can arrive late and we will still be waiting. Walking conditions were perfect even areas in the woods which are normally muddy were passable. There were no unexpected incidents. The hike ended back in the SAQ parking lot at 11;30.

13 people went from there to Cunningham's for drinks and lunch, a very pleasant interlude with the weather being so good.

Terry Browitt

July 7 2014

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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.

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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