Meet the Creek Watershed Walks

‘a celebration of friends’
2013 marks 15 years of stewardship for the Friends of Mill Creek and we are celebrating by hosting a series of meet the creek watershed walks. This series of four walks will be led by our members  and provide visitors an oportunity see the watershed from top to bottom.


A free will donation to support our continuing work would be appreciated.

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Please click here to sign up for one or all of the walks.


Sunday May 26
The Kame at Corwhin
Follow one farmer’s path to discovery as you explore the unique geology of this area. We will be joined by local hydrogeologist Stan Denhoed who will explain how the Kame, the eskers and the kettles were formed and how they relate to the function of Mill Creek.
Terrain: some long and steep slopes, hay fields, forest and fallow land
Distance & Duration: ~ 2km or 1.5 to 2 h.
Special Notes: Bird watchers will find the varied habitats provide a rich diversity of species.
Meeting Place: 4535 Watson Rd S, Puslinch,
Time: 2pm View Larger Map


Sunday June 16
Bringing back the Creek
The Aberfoyle reach has been significantly impacted by the demands of agriculture, transportation and water power, but also illustrates several creative and effective rehabilitation projects. Partnerships are the key to our stream rehabilitation efforts and our walk will demonstrate the commitment of our members and partners to stream and people friendly rehabilitation. This walk will be led by Dave Rodgers who will take us from monitoring through project completion.
Terrain: uneven / off road walking, fallow ground, pastures, cedar groves
Distance & Duration: ~ 2.5km or 1.5 to 2h.
Special Notes: may include wet or soft ground and passing near livestock
Meeting Place: Optimist Recreation Center
23 Brock Rd S
Aberfoyle On
Time: 2pm View Larger Map

The Bond Tract

Sunday September 15th
Where Stewardship was born
Stream rehabilitation, groundwater monitoring, watershed studies. These all seem so normal today. If you have ever wondered where and how these ideas were born please join our walk in the Bond Tract. Brad Whitcombe will take you back through time as you discover how so many of today’s practices were tried, tested and proven on this reach of Mill Creek.
Distance & Duration: ~ 1.5km or 1.5 h.
Special Notes: on and off road walking, varied terrestrial habitats
Meeting Place: Corner of Concession 1 & Sideroad 10 S Puslinch On.
Time: 2pm View Larger Map


Sunday October 6th
The Urban Creek
From wilderness to Victorian style park and now back towards a naturalized creek. The reach from Soper Park to the Grand River has been subject to a variety of changes. Come and see how this creek has changed over the years and how it has now become of focus of community based partnerships. Paul Wilms of the City of Cambridge will share examples and insights into the role that creek rehabilitation projects can have in community building.
Distance & Duration: ~ 1.5 km or 1.5 h.
Special Notes:
Meeting Place: Soper Park
Footbridge parking lot
(off of Marion Way)
Cambridge On
Time: 2pm View Soper Park – Mill Creek Urban Walk in a larger map