A field trip committee organizes outings year round. In the Spring, Summer & Fall these outings are walks or hikes. In the Winter, naturalists don their snowshoes and continue to pursue their interests. All these outings are an opportunity for club members to get together and explore the natural world. These occasions are always congenial and highly enjoyable. Do participate!

These excursions are of varying levels of difficulty and are rated as follows:

  1. EASY – level ground and short distance.
  2. MODERATE – variable terrain, usually 3–4 hours long.
  3. DIFFICULT – full day hikes, involving challenging terrain.

Participants meet at Billy’s Restaurant unless indicated otherwise. From this location we car pool and if you share transportation, a contribution to the driver for gas is usually appreciated. The public is invited to participate in these field trips.


  • Please phone the leader of the outing a day or so beforehand.
  • Participants are expected to wear appropriate clothing and sturdy boots.
  • Carry a lunch and a drink.
  • Children are welcome but consult with the leader to determine if the trip is suitable.
  • Dogs not allowed on outings.

NOTE: Changes are often made. Check this website to ensure that the date and information is correct. Those people who are not members of VFFN must sign a waiver at the start of the trip.

2018 List of Outings

(Click on the name of the hike for more details)

Christmas Bird Count 2018
December 16th, 2018
Meet at Billy's Family Restaurant at 8:00 AM

The Princeton Christmas Bird Count will be held on Sunday, December 16.
Meet at Billy’s at 8:00am for area assignment and start counting by 8:30am.
At the end of the day (around 4:00pm) meet at the Riverside Centre where the counters gather to tally their lists, share their stories of the day, and eat homemade chili.

Contact Cathy at 295-7596 or vffnbc@gmail.com for more information or just to say you will be there!