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  • Dundas Valley Conservation Area
    9:00 AM-1:00 PM
    09/01/2021

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Hikers R Us
    Location (Google Maps): Dundas Valley Conservation Area

    Hike Leader(s): Charlotte Stewart Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 10 to 12 km

    Description

    We will meet at the last parking lot on Martin Road, off Jerseyville Road, Ancaster (behind the Community Centre) and hike the Headwaters trail and other minor trails in the Dundas Valley. Please bring water, a snack/lunch, proper footwear, sunscreen, bug spray, poles if you use them. COVID protocols in place.

    Please contact Charlotte at 905 906-0519 (cell/text) if you need further information.

  • Beamer Falls Conservation Area
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    09/01/2021

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: In and Out
    Location (Google Maps): Lions swimming pool, Elm St, Grimsby

    Hike Leader(s): Karen Limardi Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 6k

    Description

    Beamer Memorial Conservation Area offers one of Niagara’s most breath-taking and panoramic views of the Niagara Escarpment and Lake Ontario.

    Take a walk along the scenic Lookout and Bruce Trails and soak up the picturesque views of the 40 Mile Creek Valley, the Lake Ontario shoreline and the escarpment ridge from one of our viewing

  • Kolapore East
    9:00 AM
    09/01/2021

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    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet in the Kolapore skier’s parking area on Grey Rd. 2, located 650 km south of km 23.8 Edition 30
    Hike Leader(s): Glenda Collings Click here to contact the hike leader.
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Length of Hike: Approx. 10 km return

    Description

    This is an out and back hike during which we walk on traces of the Old Mail Road which was in use from the 1830’s to 1850’s.  We will encounter fields and forests along the way.

    COVID-19 Precautions Before, During and After your Hike

    1. Each hiker joining a Bruce Trail Club organized hike must perform a self-screening check before hiking.
      Find Ontario’s self-assessment tool here: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/
    2. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, stay home.
    3. Follow the guidelines for safe & responsible hiking
    4. Personal Protective Equipment:
      • Hikers may choose to wear masks
      • Hikers may carry and use hand sanitizer, but should not be sharing it with the group
    5. Hikers who experience COVID-19 symptoms following a Bruce Trail Club organized hike must inform their local public health unit.
      Find your local health unit at http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/common/system/services/phu/locations.aspx

     

    Transportation

    All hikers are responsible for their own transportation to and from the hike.

    Currently, there are no car shuttles on hikes – all hikes must be out-and-back or loop hikes. No buses are provided at this time.

    Other Guidelines

    1. Arrive 15 minutes before the start of the hike.
    2. Wear sturdy footwear and appropriate attire for the weather and the terrain.
      Hiking poles are a good idea in any season, especially if the terrain is rocky or slippery. In winter, snowshoes or icers/crampons are needed when conditions dictate.
      Wearing appropriate clothing and footwear prevents injuries and shows consideration for a safe and positive group hiking experience.
    3. Always carry I.D. and your health card.
    4. Bring sufficient water and snacks (or lunch if indicated). A minimum of 1L of water is recommended on all hikes, and 3L is recommended for long, challenging hikes in the heat of the summer.
    5. Bring sunscreen and insect repellent (for spring and summer hikes).
    6. Bring your own first aid kit.
    7. Please leave dogs at home.

  • Soldier On Jordan to Balls Falls. CANCELLED
    9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    09/01/2021

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Cancelled
    Location (Google Maps):

    Jordan Hollow Park 3039 King St Jordan

    Hike Leader(s): Vince Zvonar Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 8k

    Description

    From Jordan Hollow Hike the main trail to Balls Falls and View the Upper and Lower Falls

  • Spring Valley – Ancaster
    10:00 AM-12:30 PM
    09/01/2021

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Good Companions
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Little League Baseball field across from the Ancaster Lions Club Pool on the Jerseyville Road. Directions: From Hamilton take 403 to West. Exit at Wilson St in Ancaster. Turn right on Wilson St. At the traffic take the exit right onto Meadowbrook St (3rd exit). Take Meadowbrook to Jerseyville Side Rd. and turn right. Just pass the high school the Little League Park is on the right at the bottom of the hill.

    Hike Leader(s): Lorraine Sherred Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing

    Description

    We will be walking the Spring Valley trail to Head waters and on to rail trail and back along Martins Rd allowance.

     

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  • 8:00 am Long Hike Jordan to Moyer / Louth
    8:00 AM-10:30 AM
    09/02/2021

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: In and Out
    Location (Google Maps):

    Jordan Hollow Park 3039 King St Jordan

    Hike Leader(s): Alan Laver Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Fast
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 12k

    Description

    From Jordan Hollow Hike the main trail to Moyer Road or Louth and Return. You must register for each hike

  • Short hike – Jordan
    9:15 AM-10:45 AM
    09/02/2021

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Loop
    Location (Google Maps): Jordan Hollow Park

    Hike Leader(s): Bill Russell Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 7 km

    Description

    Hike along the Jordan Creek to Upper Balls Falls or the Jim Rainforth Trail. You must register for each hike.

  • Looping Through Dundas
    10:00 AM-1:00 PM
    09/02/2021

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Thursday Group
    Location (Google Maps): Dundas Valley Conservation Area

    Hike Leader(s): Anne Armstrong Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: Approx. 10 km.

    Description

    Dundas Valley is a beautiful place to hike with its many valleys and hills. Join us to hike a couple of loops, Sawmill Valley and the Main Loop. Many changes will have taken place over the summer and we may see some early signs of Fall. Meet at 9:45 am. for a 10:00 am. start in the last parking lot of the Dundas Valley Conservation Area on Governor’s Rd., west of downtown Dundas. Map 8. Bring water, a snack/lunch, sunscreen, insect repellent and poles if using. Covid protocols in place.
    Leader: Anne Armstrong 905 617 3937 hikingrandma@gmail.com

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  • Queenston Heights & Flats
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    09/03/2021

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Loop
    Location (Google Maps): Queenston Heights Park

    Hike Leader(s): Margaret Northfield Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 6-8km

    Description

    Meet near the Bruce Trail cairn, Queenston Heights Park, Niagara Parkway.  Enter the park from the roundabout and make two immediate lefts to get to the cairn.

    These monthly hikes will be in a variety of directions.  Mostly trail with some paved pathways.

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  • From Lawrence Park to Castle Frank via Ravines and Park Trails (mostly)
    8:15 AM-2:00 PM
    09/04/2021

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    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Urban Walk
    Location (Google Maps): The hike will start in front of the Locke Branch of the Toronto Public Library, just across from the Lawrence Subway Station.

    Hike Leader(s): Wayne Crockett Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Variable
    Distance: 18 km

    Description

    Join us for a meandering Labour Day Weekend walk from Lawrence Park via a variety of trails and ravines (with a little road walking) that will take us through Sherwood Park, Sunnybrook Park, E.T. Seton Park, Crothers Woods and the Brickworks, to finish at Castle Frank Subway Station. We will follow the trails less well trodden along the Don West Creek and Don River, avoiding the paved routes as much as possible. If there has been heavy rain prior to the walk we may have to alter the route slightly in Crothers Woods to avoid contributing to the erosion problems on the trails there. But lots of nice views and some hills to make it interesting.

    An early start to avoid the worst heat of the day.

    What you need: Two litres of water, your lunch, bug spray and sun protection and, if the weather is dicey, a waterproof layer. Because there may be mud and there are definitely hills, hiking boots and poles are recommended.

    Our Route: https://onthegomap.com/s/8fdg50se

    Dropouts: There are several points along the way where you can dropout if you wish to make a shorter walk. I plan to maintain a pace of about 3.5 km per hour.

  • Kinsman Park loop
    8:30 AM-10:30 AM
    09/04/2021

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Loop
    Location (Google Maps):

    Kinsmen Park Frost Road Beamsville

    Hike Leader(s): Vince Zvonar Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 8k

    Description

    Hike from the park along the main trail towards Cave Springs towards Cherry and return on a side trail forming a loop

  • Franks Kiln/Wedding Tree/Singhampton Caves/Standing Rock
    9:00 AM-1:00 PM
    09/04/2021

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    Hosting Club: Blue Mountains
    Category: Blue Mountain Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Hike meets in the parking lot behind Tim Horton’s on First St. in Collingwood.

    Hike Leader(s): Kelly-Leigh Thomas – (519) 501-8170 Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing, Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
    Distance: 12 km

    Description

    An enjoyable hike along the white blazed trail through the upper escarpment,
    descending to the Standing Rock Side Trail where the trail becomes more challenging and quite the climb.
    After enjoying the view of Standing Rock in all its magnificence, we climb up and
    over rocks and through cracks and crevices!
    Once at the top, we continue on to close the loop before heading back.
    Hikers can opt to take the Franks Kiln Side Trail just before you reach the
    end of the hike to view a restored lime kiln that was originally built circa 1860.
    Bring a snack or lunch and water.
    Map: 22/23 Edition 30

  • Decew to Morningstar Mill
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    09/04/2021

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: In and Out
    Location (Google Maps):

    Decew House, Decew Rd., Thorold, On (Map 3, km 29.8)

    Hike Leader(s): Sylvia Wheeler Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 5.3km

    Description

    This hike follows the main trail along Moody lake to the Morningstar Mill side trail, past the DeCew Falls to Morningstar Mill.

  • Aldershot/RBG Hendrie Valley
    10:00 AM-2:30 PM
    09/04/2021

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    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Urban Walk
    Location (Google Maps): Aldershot GO Station, outside station building (near the bus loop)

    Hike Leader(s): Tom Swales Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Variable
    Distance: 12

    Description

    We hike from the GO Station to Hidden Valley Park and through the Hendrie Valley Sanctuary of the Royal Botanical Gardens. Due to the bridge still being out at Valley Inn Road we walk uphill beside the RBG Laking Garden to Plains Road and follow along the top of Burlington Heights with views over the the valley and Hamilton. We then hike on the Hamilton Waterfront Trail  to finish the hike near the West Harbour GO Station. Return to the start or Toronto by GO Train (7 day/week service now available from this station). Mostly flat easy walking except the one hill. Optional refreshment stop at cafe or pub.

    $10 GO Transit Day Pass available on smartphones or can be purchased at Union Station from hike leader morning of the hike. We will take the 8:51 Niagara express train from Union Station arriving at Aldershot 9:39 AM. Anyone departing from west end of Toronto by train can take the local train departing Long Branch Station at 9:06 AM arriving at 9:50 AM.

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  • Dundas Valley Loop
    9:00 AM-4:30 AM
    09/06/2021

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Dundas Valley Conservation Area Parking Lot P3. Take DVCA Trail Centre Entrance off Governors Road. BTC Map 8, near km 51.8.

    Hike Leader(s): Stuart Law Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: Approx. 18 kms

    Description

    Celebrate Labour Day with a lovely loop hike in the Dundas Valley. We take in part of the Bruce Trail and several DVCA trails.  Lots of waterfalls like Sherman, Canterbury, and Cascade. A splendid way to start Fall.  We might even break out into song.  It’s been known to happen.  Please bring lunch, 3L of water, snacks, hiking boots, poles and lots of smiles.  Entrance fee to DVCA in effect at gate.  Consider buying a Hamilton Conservation Area annual pass. It’s well worth it.  Go TiCats go!

  • Spllt Rock Narrows plus
    10:00 AM
    09/06/2021

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    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills, Beaver Valley
    Category: General
    Location (Google Maps): Split Rock Narrows parking lot. From Hwy 10, turn east on 25 Sideroad then north on 2nd line EHS.

    Hike Leader(s): Barbara Euler 416-578-1744 Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hour
    Terrain: Easy – mostly flat and usually good footing
    Distance: 11 km

    Description

    Since Mono Cliffs is likely to be very busy on this long weekend, we will start and end our hike outside the boundaries of the provincial park. There is a variety of terrain and viewpoints. Lunch at McCarston’s Lake.

    Visitors and guests welcome.

  • Mississauga: Credit River 3/6 Riverwood to Streetsville return Twilight Hike
    4:45 PM-8:45 PM
    09/06/2021

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    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Urban Walk
    Location (Google Maps): Meet on Bloor St at Green Lanes in front of the Beer Store across from Islington Subway Station by 3:30 pm for a 3:39 pm departure on MiWay Bus#26. Or if going directly to the hike, meet the rest of us by the washrooms at the Visual Arts Mississauga building at Riverwood Conservancy. Follow Riverwood Park Ln from Burnhamthorpe Rd W to the main parking lot near MacEwan Terrace Garden. Walk through the garden to Visual Arts Mississauga beside the MacEwan Barn. Try to arrive 10-15 minutes ahead of time.

    Hike Leader(s): Andrew Proczek Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Flat, Hilly, Variable
    Distance: 12.5 km

    Description

    Rescheduled hike, come and enjoy the Credit River and beautiful tranquil Riverwood Conservancy in the twilight hours as we do a there and back hike along the Culham trail to historic Streetsville, a village founded by Timothy Street in 1824, a town within a city that still retains the charms of a village. Nestled on the banks of the Credit River, Streetsville is home to the largest number of historic buildings in the city of Mississauga. Part of the route will be along an abandoned rail line from the old Barber woolen mill in Barbertown to the outskirts of Streetsville. A 20 minute rest stop in the Village Square with Murphy’s Ice Cream Parlour to tempt us and a washroom available to us from one of the eateries and nearby Starbucks before we make our way back in the waning light. Sunset will be at 7:45 pm. Bring flashlights or use the torch on your cell phones. We will finish on flatter wider trails if need be. Safety is always number one priority.

    Route: https://onthegomap.com/s/5s110lqh

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  • Long Hike Wiley Road Short Hills
    8:00 AM-10:30 AM
    09/07/2021

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Loop
    Location (Google Maps):

    Short Hills Wiley Road Entrance

    Hike Leader(s): Alan Laver Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Brisk
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 12k

    Description

    Explore Short Hills and the majestic side trails of Scarlett Tanager, Hemlock. Swayze Falls and Terrace. Register for each hike

  • Short hike – Pelham Road, Short Hills
    9:15 AM-10:45 AM
    09/07/2021

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Loop
    Location (Google Maps): Short Hills Provincial Park, Pelham Road entrance

    Hike Leader(s): janet davey Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 6 km

    Description

    Hike the main and side trails in Short Hills. Bring water and a snack, bug spray and sun screen

  • Boyne Valley Provincial Park
    9:30 AM-2:00 PM
    09/07/2021

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    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: Tuesday Hikers
    Location (Google Maps): Drive north from Orangeville on Highway 10 to Primrose, the junction of Highways 10 & 89. Continue ahead on Prince of Wales Rd. (County Rd. 19) 1.1 km to the hikers’ parking area on the right (east).
    Hike Leader(s): Bill McDonald, 519-489-0485 (cell 226-600-4280) Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hour
    Terrain: Moderate – some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 13 km loop

    Description

    We will tour the Boyne Valley Provincial Park via the main trail and the Prince of Wales, Primrose Loop and Boyne Valley Side Trails to form a loop. Those that want, can also hike the short distance up to Murphy’s Pinnacle for a 360 degree view. 

    Some hills and/or some poor footing. Bring water and snacks.

    Dropout option to reduce total hike to 10.5 km. No dogs please. 

  • Mono Cliffs/South Outlier
    9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    09/07/2021

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    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: Tuesday Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Dufferin Hi-Land Section, Map 19. Meet at Mono Community Centre hiker parking area off of 2nd Line Mono at south end of Mono Centre village.

    Hike Leader(s): Les Babbage; Inge Eckerich; Bob Slack Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: Long hike: 6.5 km; Medium: 4 km; Short: 3.8 km

    Description

    The longer hike will take Laidlaw Side Trail to Main Trail, South Outlier, South Outlier Connector to Carriage Side Trail, returning by way of Main Trail and Laidlaw Side Trail. Shorter options include staying on the South Outlier Side Trail to Main and returning by Laidlaw or taking Walter Tovell from Carriage back to Laidlaw.

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  • Mono Cliffs – CANCELLED
    9:30 AM-1:30 PM
    09/08/2021

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Hikers R Us
    Location (Google Maps): Mono Community Centre

    Hike Leader(s): Wayne Riley Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr, Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing

    Description

    We will meet at the Mono Community Centre unpaved parking lot.

    We will hike the Walter Towell, Splitrock Lookout side trail and interconnecting parts of the main trail. ( 14-16K)

    RSVP using the hike calendar. Cancellations the morning of the hike call 289-456-3498.

    Bring lunch, water, hiking boots, no dogs please.

  • RBG North Shore Trail
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    09/08/2021

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Good Companions
    Location (Google Maps):

    Hike Leader(s): Linda Robinson Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing

    Description

    Meet at the RBG Arboretum (Nature Center) parking lot at 9:45 AM for a 10 AM start. This is an easy hike, a few hills. Bring water, snack and you might need bug spray since the mosquitos have been biting lately.

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  • Niagara-on-the-Lake Tour
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    09/10/2021

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Urban
    Location (Google Maps): Veteran’s Memorial Park, King St &Veteran’s Lane

    Hike Leader(s): Margaret Northfield Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 6-8km

    Description

    These weekly hikes will take various routes around beautiful Niagara-on-the-Lake.  We may take in history or just enjoy the ambiance of the area.  Urban hikes are mostly paved with some trail walking.

    Meet in Veteran’s Memorial Park near the tennis courts.  (King St & Veteran’s Lane)

    The first Friday of the month we will meet in Queenston Heights Park for a variety of hikes.

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  • RIM 2 RIM #2 Mad River Rim (Second of a series of 3 for the Rim2Rim badge) EARLY START 8:00AM
    8:00 AM-3:00 PM
    09/11/2021

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    Hosting Club: Blue Mountains
    Category: Blue Mountain Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Hike meets in the parking lot behind Tim Horton’s on First St. in Collingwood.

    Hike Leader(s): Hart Fischer (705) 606-0507 Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr, Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing, Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
    Distance: 12 km

    Description

    This is the second of a three hike series for a BADGE. Please make sure you know there is no dropout part way through the hike. We will park at Devil’s Glen Provincial Park parking lot off of Cty. Rd. 124.
    We will follow the white blazed trail down the stairs to the Devil’s Glen Ski Club, cross the bridge and
    continue up the steep slippery slope until you reach Side Road 15/16 Nottawasaga.
    Here the Bruce Trail and the Ganaraska Trail meet.
    Touch the boulder displaying the Ganaraska sign.
    We will then retrace our steps on the white blazed trail.
    Bring snacks/lunch and water.
    Map: 22 Edition 30

  • Rockway
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    09/11/2021

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: In and Out
    Location (Google Maps): Rockway Community Centre

    Hike Leader(s): janet davey Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Strenuous
    Distance: 6 km.

    Description

    Rocky hike through woodland hills.

  • Forks of the Credit
    9:00 AM-1:00 PM
    09/11/2021

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    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Car Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Forks of the Credit Provincial Park, parking lot off McLaren Road.

    Hike Leader(s): Al Brown Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Hilly, Variable
    Distance: 8 Km

    Description

    We will complete a loop hike through the Forks of the Credit PP starting at the parking lot, following park trails as well as the main Bruce Trail and side trails. We will take a side trip to see the falls. Natural features that we will pass include one of the largest kettle lakes in southern Ontario, the Falls and the Credit River. There is a fee for parking.

    Directions from Brampton: north on Hwy 10 to Forks of the Credit Road. West to McLaren Road. North about 3 km to PP entrance on left. Map 15

  • 12 Mile Creek Loop
    9:00 AM-12:30 PM
    09/11/2021

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Loop
    Location (Google Maps):

    Old Glendale Rd off of Glendale Road

    Hike Leader(s): Marion Hanover Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Fast, Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 16k

    Description

    Hike the Trails along the Banks of 12 mile creek

  • Kilgorie and Pine River Valley Loops – Welcome Back!
    9:30 AM-12:30 PM
    09/11/2021

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    Hike open to BTC Members only.

    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Dufferin Hi-Land Section, Map 20. Meet at roadside parking on Centre Road just north of River Road (Km 34.9).

    Hike Leader(s): Les Babbage, Nancy Morgan Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate, Slippery and Steep Sections
    Distance: 10 km. Option to shorten to 6 km

    Description

    We will explore new and rerouted trails in the Pine River Valley, including the newly-opened Pine River Valley Side Trail, which gives a sampling of the recently-opened Pine River Nature Reserve, and reroutes of the Main and Kilgorie Side Trails that take these trails off of 15 Sideroad and into the woods. We will also loop around the Meladonna Side Trail, returning by way of the Kilgorie Side Trail. Bring water and snacks.

  • Unionville/Markham
    10:00 AM-2:30 PM
    09/11/2021

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    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Urban Walk
    Location (Google Maps): Unionville GO Station, outside the station building. Station is located on YMCA Blvd near Kennedy Road & Highway 407

    Hike Leader(s): Tom Swales, George Lennon Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Flat
    Distance: 12

    Description

    The villages of Unionville & Markham are connected by the Rouge Valley Trail System following the Rouge River and running behind the historic buildings on Main Street Unionville, by Waldon Pond in Austin Drive Park, through Milne Dam Conservation Area, and ending with a 143 metre long suspension bridge over the dam. We will walk into the village of Markham and finish with a short boardwalk trail through Tannery Pond which is close to the Markham GO Station. We begin the hike at Unionville GO Station hiking north to the historic Main Street and picking up the Rouge Valley Trail at Carlton Road. Optional stop at the Rouge River Brewing Company or local pub. Return to Toronto or the starting point by GO Train or  York Region Transit bus.

    Terrain is easy, mostly paved path/boardwalk with some dirt trails.

    On The Go Maps Link:

    https://onthegomap.com/s/g5rhpj1s

    Those wishing to arrive by GO Train may take the 9:14 train from Union Station (also passes by Kennedy Subway Station) arriving at 9:52. $10 GO Transit Weekend Day Pass available on Smart Phones only (not available at the ticket counter) or can be purchased from Hike Leader at Union Station morning of the hike (must travel with hike leader and expect to stay for post-hike refreshment stop).

    If travelling from the north end of Toronto by public transit contact hike leader for directions from Finch Subway Station.

    Bring lunch, water, insect repellent.

     

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    • RIM 2 RIM #2 Mad River Rim (Second of a series of 3 for the Rim2Rim badge) EARLY START 8:00AM
      8:00 AM-3:00 PM
      09/11/2021
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      Hike open to BTC Members only.

      Hosting Club: Blue Mountains
      Category: Blue Mountain Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Hike meets in the parking lot behind Tim Horton’s on First St. in Collingwood.

      Hike Leader(s): Hart Fischer (705) 606-0507 Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr, Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
      Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing, Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
      Distance: 12 km

      Description

      This is the second of a three hike series for a BADGE. Please make sure you know there is no dropout part way through the hike. We will park at Devil’s Glen Provincial Park parking lot off of Cty. Rd. 124.
      We will follow the white blazed trail down the stairs to the Devil’s Glen Ski Club, cross the bridge and
      continue up the steep slippery slope until you reach Side Road 15/16 Nottawasaga.
      Here the Bruce Trail and the Ganaraska Trail meet.
      Touch the boulder displaying the Ganaraska sign.
      We will then retrace our steps on the white blazed trail.
      Bring snacks/lunch and water.
      Map: 22 Edition 30

    • Rockway
      9:00 AM-10:30 AM
      09/11/2021
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      Hosting Club: Niagara
      Category: In and Out
      Location (Google Maps): Rockway Community Centre

      Hike Leader(s): janet davey Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Strenuous
      Distance: 6 km.

      Description

      Rocky hike through woodland hills.

    • Forks of the Credit
      9:00 AM-1:00 PM
      09/11/2021
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      Hosting Club: Toronto
      Category: Car Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Forks of the Credit Provincial Park, parking lot off McLaren Road.

      Hike Leader(s): Al Brown Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Moderate
      Terrain: Hilly, Variable
      Distance: 8 Km

      Description

      We will complete a loop hike through the Forks of the Credit PP starting at the parking lot, following park trails as well as the main Bruce Trail and side trails. We will take a side trip to see the falls. Natural features that we will pass include one of the largest kettle lakes in southern Ontario, the Falls and the Credit River. There is a fee for parking.

      Directions from Brampton: north on Hwy 10 to Forks of the Credit Road. West to McLaren Road. North about 3 km to PP entrance on left. Map 15

    • 12 Mile Creek Loop
      9:00 AM-12:30 PM
      09/11/2021
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      Hosting Club: Niagara
      Category: Loop
      Location (Google Maps):

      Old Glendale Rd off of Glendale Road

      Hike Leader(s): Marion Hanover Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Fast, Medium
      Terrain: Easy
      Distance: 16k

      Description

      Hike the Trails along the Banks of 12 mile creek

    • Kilgorie and Pine River Valley Loops - Welcome Back!
      9:30 AM-12:30 PM
      09/11/2021
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      Hike open to BTC Members only.

      Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
      Category: General Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Dufferin Hi-Land Section, Map 20. Meet at roadside parking on Centre Road just north of River Road (Km 34.9).

      Hike Leader(s): Les Babbage, Nancy Morgan Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Moderate, Slippery and Steep Sections
      Distance: 10 km. Option to shorten to 6 km

      Description

      We will explore new and rerouted trails in the Pine River Valley, including the newly-opened Pine River Valley Side Trail, which gives a sampling of the recently-opened Pine River Nature Reserve, and reroutes of the Main and Kilgorie Side Trails that take these trails off of 15 Sideroad and into the woods. We will also loop around the Meladonna Side Trail, returning by way of the Kilgorie Side Trail. Bring water and snacks.

    • Unionville/Markham
      10:00 AM-2:30 PM
      09/11/2021
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      Hike open to BTC Members only.

      Hosting Club: Toronto
      Category: Urban Walk
      Location (Google Maps): Unionville GO Station, outside the station building. Station is located on YMCA Blvd near Kennedy Road & Highway 407

      Hike Leader(s): Tom Swales, George Lennon Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Moderate
      Terrain: Flat
      Distance: 12

      Description

      The villages of Unionville & Markham are connected by the Rouge Valley Trail System following the Rouge River and running behind the historic buildings on Main Street Unionville, by Waldon Pond in Austin Drive Park, through Milne Dam Conservation Area, and ending with a 143 metre long suspension bridge over the dam. We will walk into the village of Markham and finish with a short boardwalk trail through Tannery Pond which is close to the Markham GO Station. We begin the hike at Unionville GO Station hiking north to the historic Main Street and picking up the Rouge Valley Trail at Carlton Road. Optional stop at the Rouge River Brewing Company or local pub. Return to Toronto or the starting point by GO Train or  York Region Transit bus.

      Terrain is easy, mostly paved path/boardwalk with some dirt trails.

      On The Go Maps Link:

      https://onthegomap.com/s/g5rhpj1s

      Those wishing to arrive by GO Train may take the 9:14 train from Union Station (also passes by Kennedy Subway Station) arriving at 9:52. $10 GO Transit Weekend Day Pass available on Smart Phones only (not available at the ticket counter) or can be purchased from Hike Leader at Union Station morning of the hike (must travel with hike leader and expect to stay for post-hike refreshment stop).

      If travelling from the north end of Toronto by public transit contact hike leader for directions from Finch Subway Station.

      Bring lunch, water, insect repellent.

       

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  • Mississauga: Credit River 4/6 Streetsville to Meadowale South return
    10:00 AM-1:30 PM
    09/12/2021

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    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Urban Walk
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at MiWay Kipling Terminal, platform 14, for 8:30 am to take Bus #109 at 8:42 am to Mississauga City Centre Transit Terminal where we will catch the #9 Westbound bus (Platform ‘J’) at 9:20 am to Streetsville. If you are going directly to the hike, meet the rest of us at Streetsville Memorial Park, 335 Church St., bottom of the hill, in the parking lot near the Culham Trail and the bridge to the island. You can access Church St. from Queen St. which is an extension of Mississauga Rd.

    Hike Leader(s): Andrew Proczek Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Flat, Variable
    Distance: 12.5 km

    Description

    We will hike a there and back along a pristine and very scenic section of Culham Trail from Streetsville’s Memorial Park to secret Credit Meadows Park with its own groomed grass trails and our hidden lunch spot in the woods by the Credit River.

    Washrooms at our meeting spot as well as at River Grove Park at 2 km and 10.5 km. Nature stop near our lunch stop at 6.3 km.

    The is a fairly easy hike with only one major hill. We will be walking on packed gravel, dirt and grass trails as well as a short section of paved trail near River Grove Park.

    The Route: https://onthegomap.com/s/jmcktiim

  • Figure 8 in the Glen
    1:30 PM
    09/12/2021

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    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Roadside parking on East Linton Rd. W. at the curve near km 118.2 (Map 33, Edition 30)

    Hike Leader(s): Bill Snel Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely: 3 km/h or less
    Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing
    Distance: 8 km

    Description

    A figure 8 using the Ron Savage and Frank Holley Side Trails. If looking for Secrets of Sydenham bring your book along. For more information contact Bill Snel by email at w.snel2@gmail.com or call 519-470-0584 (landline).

  • Merritt Island
    2:00 PM-3:30 PM
    09/12/2021

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Hike
    Location (Google Maps):

    Parking Lot on Merritt Island at the west end of cross street Welland

    Hike Leader(s): Sylvia Wheeler Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 7k

    Description

    Flat hike along paved trail alongside the Welland Canal

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  • Hiking in and around Rotary Park
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    09/13/2021

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Hike
    Location (Google Maps): 395 Pelham Road
    St, Catharines, Ontario
    L2S 1R3

    Hike Leader(s): Sheila Massey Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: approximately 7 km

    Description

    Moderate hike in and around Rotary Park and 12 mile creek

  • Dundas Valley Headwaters
    9:00 AM-1:30 PM
    09/13/2021

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Happy Wanderers
    Location (Google Maps): Dundas Valley Trail Centre
    Hike Leader(s): Wayne Riley Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr, Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 14 km

    Description

    We will meet at the Dundas Valley Trail Centre parking lot ( fee applies) and hike the main trail to the Headwaters Trail and back

    Pace will be a mix of moderate and brisk depending on the terrain

    Hike leader: Wayne Riley  RSVP thru the hike calendar

    Bring lunch, water, hiking boots, insect repellent, hand sanitizer, a mask, no dogs please

    HAND SANITIZER AND MASK  ARE  MANDATORY   ( mask is not mandatory to wear but must be available )

    Cancellations the morning of the hike please call my cell 289 456 3498

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  • Long Volunteer Awards Hike
    8:00 AM-10:30 AM
    09/14/2021

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    Hosting Club: Niagara

    Location (Google Maps): Woodend Conservation area

    Hike Leader(s): Alan Laver Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Brisk
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 12k

    Description

    Join us for a hike around the conservation area followed by a presentation to our volunteers of the year. This will be accompanied with light refreshments and snacks. Bring a lawn chair, something for the table and a beverage of choice

  • Short hike – Volunteer Awards At Woodend Conservation Area
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    09/14/2021

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    Hosting Club: Niagara

    Location (Google Maps): Woodend Conservation Area

    Hike Leader(s): janet davey Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 6 km

    Description

    Hike the main and side trails in Woodend Conservation Area. Bring water and a snack, bug spray and sun screen

  • Ed’s Place to Old Baldy
    9:00 AM
    09/14/2021

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    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Ed’s house (long driveway) 194700 on Grey road 13, near km 54, Map 26, Edition 30

    Hike Leader(s): Ed Stedman Click here to contact the hike leader.

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate, Some rocky footing
    Length of Hike: Approx. 12 km

    Description

    This is an out and back hike which takes us along the east side of the valley to the beautiful views from Old Baldy and back.

    COVID-19 Precautions Before, During and After your Hike

    1. Each hiker joining a Bruce Trail Club organized hike must perform a self-screening check before hiking.
      Find Ontario’s self-assessment tool here: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/
    2. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, stay home.
    3. Personal Protective Equipment:
      • Hikers may choose to wear masks
      • Hikers may carry and use hand sanitizer, but should not be sharing it with the group
    4. Hikers who experience COVID-19 symptoms following a Bruce Trail Club organized hike must inform their local public health unit.
      Find your local health unit at http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/common/system/services/phu/locations.aspx

     

    Transportation

    All hikers are responsible for their own transportation to and from the hike.

    Currently, there are no car shuttles on hikes – all hikes must be out-and-back or loop hikes.

    Other Guidelines

    1. Arrive 15 minutes before the start of the hike.
    2. Wear sturdy footwear and appropriate attire for the weather and the terrain.
      Hiking poles are a good idea in any season, especially if the terrain is rocky or slippery. In winter, snowshoes or icers/crampons are needed when conditions dictate.
      Wearing appropriate clothing and footwear prevents injuries and shows consideration for a safe and positive group hiking experience.
    3. Always carry I.D. and your health card.
    4. Bring sufficient water and snacks (or lunch if indicated). A minimum of 1L of water is recommended on all hikes, and 3L is recommended for long, challenging hikes in the heat of the summer.
    5. Bring sunscreen and insect repellent (for spring and summer hikes).
    6. Bring your own first aid kit.
    7. Please leave dogs at home.

  • Scotsdale Farm Loop
    9:30 AM-1:30 PM
    09/14/2021

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    Hike open to BTC Members only.

    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: Tuesday Hikers
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Scotsdale Farm parking lot. Enter from Trafalgar Road, 1.7 km northwest of Highway 7. Map 13 of Edition 29.

    Hike Leader(s): Susan Atkinson. Cell # (519) 831-9474 for day of hike. Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hour
    Terrain: Moderate – some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 10 km

    Description

    We will hike a loop formed by the Bennett Heritage Trail and the Main Trail. This will give us a nice variety of terrain, from pastoral farmland, to rocky paths and rushing streams.

    Bring lunch or a snack, and water. No dogs please.

  • Nottawasaga Bluffs Loop
    9:30 AM-12:30 PM
    09/14/2021

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    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: Tuesday Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Blue Mountains Section, Map 22. Meet at Nottawasaga Bluffs Conservation Area on 15/16 Sideroad Nottawasaga. From Singhampton, take Mill Town Road to Ewing Road to Sideroad 17/18 to Concession Road 10 to Sideroad 15/16. Parking will be on your right (parking fee required).

    Hike Leader(s): Les Babbage; Inge Eckerich; Bob Slack Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: Long hike – 7.2 km, Short – 4.2 km

    Description

    We will hike a loop, including Main Trail, Keyhole, Lookout and Hamilton Bros. Side Trails. The shorter hike will return to parking by staying on Main Trail north from the Lookout.

  • Secrets of Sydenham #1
    10:00 AM
    09/14/2021

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    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Roadside parking on the shoulder of Deviation Road, south of Euphasia-St. Vincent Townline, at km 3.1 (Map 28, Edition 30)

    Hike Leader(s): Maureen McFarland Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium: 3 to 4 km/h
    Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing, Strenuous: Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing.
    Distance: 5 km

    Description

    This is the first in a series of hikes to complete the Secrets of Sydenham Badge. We will do the hikes in order, as weather and hiking conditions allow.  Come for the whole series or just the ones you couldn’t find. Unfortunately, the number of hikers is limited on many of the hikes due to lack of parking. Each hike will take about 2 hours, including time spent searching for the hidden plaque. If you need a copy of Ron Savage’s Secrets of Sydenham book, I will have books for sale ($20, all proceeds to BTC). The book features 45 Sydenham nature reserves (properties owned by BTC) and includes interesting stories and historical information about the properties. This first hike is an in and out hike at a medium pace.  We will pass the new Rocklyn Creek bridge, built by the Canadian 32nd Combat Engineer Regiment. There is a steep climb up the escarpment and a steep descent, in each direction.

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    • Long Volunteer Awards Hike
      8:00 AM-10:30 AM
      09/14/2021
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      Hosting Club: Niagara

      Location (Google Maps): Woodend Conservation area

      Hike Leader(s): Alan Laver Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Brisk
      Terrain: Moderate
      Distance: 12k

      Description

      Join us for a hike around the conservation area followed by a presentation to our volunteers of the year. This will be accompanied with light refreshments and snacks. Bring a lawn chair, something for the table and a beverage of choice

    • Short hike - Volunteer Awards At Woodend Conservation Area
      9:00 AM-10:30 AM
      09/14/2021
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      Hosting Club: Niagara

      Location (Google Maps): Woodend Conservation Area

      Hike Leader(s): janet davey Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Moderate
      Distance: 6 km

      Description

      Hike the main and side trails in Woodend Conservation Area. Bring water and a snack, bug spray and sun screen

    • Ed's Place to Old Baldy
      9:00 AM
      09/14/2021
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      Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

      Location (Google Maps): Meet at Ed’s house (long driveway) 194700 on Grey road 13, near km 54, Map 26, Edition 30

      Hike Leader(s): Ed Stedman Click here to contact the hike leader.

      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Moderate, Some rocky footing
      Length of Hike: Approx. 12 km

      Description

      This is an out and back hike which takes us along the east side of the valley to the beautiful views from Old Baldy and back.

      COVID-19 Precautions Before, During and After your Hike

      1. Each hiker joining a Bruce Trail Club organized hike must perform a self-screening check before hiking.
        Find Ontario’s self-assessment tool here: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/
      2. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, stay home.
      3. Personal Protective Equipment:
        • Hikers may choose to wear masks
        • Hikers may carry and use hand sanitizer, but should not be sharing it with the group
      4. Hikers who experience COVID-19 symptoms following a Bruce Trail Club organized hike must inform their local public health unit.
        Find your local health unit at http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/common/system/services/phu/locations.aspx

       

      Transportation

      All hikers are responsible for their own transportation to and from the hike.

      Currently, there are no car shuttles on hikes – all hikes must be out-and-back or loop hikes.

      Other Guidelines

      1. Arrive 15 minutes before the start of the hike.
      2. Wear sturdy footwear and appropriate attire for the weather and the terrain.
        Hiking poles are a good idea in any season, especially if the terrain is rocky or slippery. In winter, snowshoes or icers/crampons are needed when conditions dictate.
        Wearing appropriate clothing and footwear prevents injuries and shows consideration for a safe and positive group hiking experience.
      3. Always carry I.D. and your health card.
      4. Bring sufficient water and snacks (or lunch if indicated). A minimum of 1L of water is recommended on all hikes, and 3L is recommended for long, challenging hikes in the heat of the summer.
      5. Bring sunscreen and insect repellent (for spring and summer hikes).
      6. Bring your own first aid kit.
      7. Please leave dogs at home.

    • Scotsdale Farm Loop
      9:30 AM-1:30 PM
      09/14/2021
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      Hike open to BTC Members only.

      Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
      Category: Tuesday Hikers
      Location (Google Maps): Meet at Scotsdale Farm parking lot. Enter from Trafalgar Road, 1.7 km northwest of Highway 7. Map 13 of Edition 29.

      Hike Leader(s): Susan Atkinson. Cell # (519) 831-9474 for day of hike. Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hour
      Terrain: Moderate – some hills and/or some poor footing
      Distance: 10 km

      Description

      We will hike a loop formed by the Bennett Heritage Trail and the Main Trail. This will give us a nice variety of terrain, from pastoral farmland, to rocky paths and rushing streams.

      Bring lunch or a snack, and water. No dogs please.

    • Nottawasaga Bluffs Loop
      9:30 AM-12:30 PM
      09/14/2021
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      Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
      Category: Tuesday Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Blue Mountains Section, Map 22. Meet at Nottawasaga Bluffs Conservation Area on 15/16 Sideroad Nottawasaga. From Singhampton, take Mill Town Road to Ewing Road to Sideroad 17/18 to Concession Road 10 to Sideroad 15/16. Parking will be on your right (parking fee required).

      Hike Leader(s): Les Babbage; Inge Eckerich; Bob Slack Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Leisurely
      Terrain: Moderate
      Distance: Long hike – 7.2 km, Short – 4.2 km

      Description

      We will hike a loop, including Main Trail, Keyhole, Lookout and Hamilton Bros. Side Trails. The shorter hike will return to parking by staying on Main Trail north from the Lookout.

    • Secrets of Sydenham #1
      10:00 AM
      09/14/2021
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      Hosting Club: Sydenham
      Category: General Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Roadside parking on the shoulder of Deviation Road, south of Euphasia-St. Vincent Townline, at km 3.1 (Map 28, Edition 30)

      Hike Leader(s): Maureen McFarland Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Medium: 3 to 4 km/h
      Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing, Strenuous: Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing.
      Distance: 5 km

      Description

      This is the first in a series of hikes to complete the Secrets of Sydenham Badge. We will do the hikes in order, as weather and hiking conditions allow.  Come for the whole series or just the ones you couldn’t find. Unfortunately, the number of hikers is limited on many of the hikes due to lack of parking. Each hike will take about 2 hours, including time spent searching for the hidden plaque. If you need a copy of Ron Savage’s Secrets of Sydenham book, I will have books for sale ($20, all proceeds to BTC). The book features 45 Sydenham nature reserves (properties owned by BTC) and includes interesting stories and historical information about the properties. This first hike is an in and out hike at a medium pace.  We will pass the new Rocklyn Creek bridge, built by the Canadian 32nd Combat Engineer Regiment. There is a steep climb up the escarpment and a steep descent, in each direction.

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  • #6 highway to Smokey Hollow CANCELLED
    9:00 AM-2:00 PM
    09/15/2021

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Hikers R Us
    Location (Google Maps): old Guelph Rd Waterdown

    Hike Leader(s): Wayne Riley Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr, Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing

    Description

    start at the end of old Guelph Rd Map 9, 66.o marker. Be careful using the GPS co-ordinates as they might take you down #6 highway passing the meeting point.

    We will head east on the main trail taking us to Smokey Hollow and then return. 14-16K

    RSVP using the hike calendar. Cancellations the morning of the hike please call 289-456-3498

    Bring water, lunch, hiking boots, insect repellent and no dogs please.

  • Blantyre to Euphrasia St. Vincent Townline
    9:00 AM
    09/15/2021

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    Hike open to BTC Members only.

    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet in the new Blantyre Bruce Trail parking lot on the east side of Grey Road 12. Parking lot is about 50 m north of the previous parking spot.

    Hike Leader(s): Glenda Collings Click here to contact the hike leader.

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Length of Hike: 11.8 km

    Description

    This is an in an out and back outing will follow the edge of escarpment with views north towards Georgian Bay.  Please read the participant guidelines below.

    COVID-19 Precautions Before, During and After your Hike

    1. Each hiker joining a Bruce Trail Club organized hike must perform a self-screening check before hiking.
      Find Ontario’s self-assessment tool here: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/
    2. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, stay home.
    3. Personal Protective Equipment:
      • Hikers may choose to wear masks
      • Hikers may carry and use hand sanitizer, but should not be sharing it with the group
    4. Hikers who experience COVID-19 symptoms following a Bruce Trail Club organized hike must inform their local public health unit.
      Find your local health unit at http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/common/system/services/phu/locations.aspx

     

    Transportation

    All hikers are responsible for their own transportation to and from the hike.

    Currently, there are no car shuttles on hikes – all hikes must be out-and-back or loop hikes.

    Other Guidelines

    1. Arrive 15 minutes before the start of the hike.
    2. Wear sturdy footwear and appropriate attire for the weather and the terrain.
      Hiking poles are a good idea in any season, especially if the terrain is rocky or slippery. In winter, snowshoes or icers/crampons are needed when conditions dictate.
      Wearing appropriate clothing and footwear prevents injuries and shows consideration for a safe and positive group hiking experience.
    3. Always carry I.D. and your health card.
    4. Bring sufficient water and snacks (or lunch if indicated). A minimum of 1L of water is recommended on all hikes, and 3L is recommended for long, challenging hikes in the heat of the summer.
    5. Bring sunscreen and insect repellent (for spring and summer hikes).
    6. Bring your own first aid kit.
    7. Please leave dogs at home.

  • Exploring Hendrie Valley
    10:00 AM-12:30 PM
    09/15/2021

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Good Companions
    Location (Google Maps): Cherry Hill Gate on Plains Road, Burlington

    Hike Leader(s): Anne Armstrong Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
    Distance: 9 km

    Description

    Hendrie Valley is beautiful any time of year. As summer begins to wind down we will explore this lovely area. Meet in the parking lot at the corner of Hidden Valley Rd. and Lemonville Rd. at 9:45 am. for  10:00 am. start. We will follow Grindstone Creek to Unsworth Ave. and then pick up Creekside Trail to South Bridle Loop and over to Grindstone Creek Marsh Trail and return via North Bridle Loop and Creekside back to the parking lot. Bring water, a snack, sunscreen and poles if you think you might need them. Covid Protocols in place. Leader: Anne Armstrong 905 617 3937 hikingrandma@gmail.com

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  • Niagara-on-the-Lake Tour
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    09/17/2021

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Urban
    Location (Google Maps): Veteran’s Memorial Park, King St & Veteran’s Lane

    Hike Leader(s): Margaret Northfield Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 6-8km

    Description

    These weekly hikes will take various routes around beautiful Niagara-on-the-Lake.  We may take in history or just enjoy the ambiance of the area.  Urban hikes are mostly paved with some trail walking.

    Meet in Veteran’s Memorial Park near the tennis courts.  (King St & Veteran’s Lane)

    The first Friday of the month we will meet in Queenston Heights Park for a variety of hikes.

  • Baby-Wearing Walkers
    9:30 AM-11:30 AM
    09/17/2021

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): McCormack Trail entrance off of Governor’s Rd, Dundas, ON

    Hike Leader(s): Talia Ennett Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 3.5km

    Description

    Are you a new parent/caregiver who has wanted to try hiking with your Little One? Join us on an introductory hike to try out whatever type of baby-wearing wrap/carrier/backpack you have (please bring your own, they will not be provided). I have experience hiking with a variety of baby-wearing options and can help with fitting and offer advice. There is a nice lookout over a pond and an opportunity to see some horses at the farm beside the trail. Please join us to create a supportive group who will work through tears, snack breaks, and diaper changes together! Note: this is a hike – the trail is not paved and so is not stroller friendly.

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  • Niagara End to End #1 Grimsby Road to Quarry Road
    8:00 AM-12:00 PM
    09/18/2021

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Car Pool
    Location (Google Maps):

    Meet- pkg lot, Quarry Rd., Beamsville. (Map 4, km 65.0) Carpool

    Hike Leader(s): Alan Laver Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 15.8 km

    Description

    We will be car pooling, Meet at Quarry Road and Car Pool to Grimsby. Bring poles, lots of fluids and snacks. This is the first of 5 hikes

  • RIM 2 RIM #3 Noisy River Rim (Third of a series of 3 for the Rim2Rim badge) – EARLY START: 8AM
    8:00 AM-1:00 PM
    09/18/2021

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    Hike open to BTC Members only.

    Hosting Club: Blue Mountains
    Category: Blue Mountain Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Hike meets in the parking lot behind Tim Horton’s on First St. in Collingwood.

    Hike Leader(s): Hart Fischer (705) 606-0507 Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr, Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
    Distance: 6 km

    Description

    This is the third and final hike in a series for a BADGE. Please make sure you know there is no dropout part way through the hike. We will park at the side of the road at the Noisy River Provincial Park on Cty Rd. 9.
    We will descend into the park crossing the Noisy River before ascending to Concession 9 Nottawasaga Rd. S.
    At this point, we will turn around and hike back to County Rd 9.
    This 2km stretch will be repeated two more times for a total of 6 kms.
    This is a hilly hike, so bring lots of water and lunch. The Noisy Triple, a fitting end to the Rim 2 Rim Triple Run.
    Don’t forget to go online to order your hard earned badge ($10).
    Bring a snack or lunch and lots of water.
    Map: 21 Edition 30

  • Chedoke to Canterbury Falls
    8:00 AM-12:30 PM
    09/18/2021

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Parking at Chedoke Golf Club (on Beddoe Drive, Hamilton). GPS Coordinates: (43.246205 -79.906935). From Highway 403 Hamilton, exit onto Aberdeen Avenue. Follow Aberdeen under the railway bridge, and take an immediate right onto Studholme Road. Turn left onto Beddoe Drive and it will lead you into the Golf Club parking lot (Bruce Trail Reference, Map 8)

    Hike Leader(s): Douglas Boyce Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr
    Terrain: Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
    Distance: 18

    Description

    This is a loop hike that starts at Chedoke parking lot. We will follow the Main Trail through Iroquoia Heights Conservation Area to Sherman Falls, then a new piece of Main Trail opened last fall by the BTC, looping around Canterbury Falls and back to Chedoke. The pace is brisk, stopping once or twice for a snack break. Bring snacks and water.

  • Highland Creek: Guildwood to Rouge Hill (And a little further if people want)
    8:45 AM-12:45 PM
    09/18/2021

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    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Urban Walk
    Location (Google Maps): Front of Guildwood GO Station, parking lot on Kingston Road.

    Hike Leader(s): Wayne Crockett Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Flat
    Distance: 12 km

    Description

    Join me for a relaxed walk from Guildwood GO Station along the trails following Highland Creek and down to the waterfront. We’ll walk eastward along the lakeshore to the Rouge Hill GO Station where we will finish the walk. The walk is largely shaded except for the last portion along the lakefront.

    An early start to avoid the worst heat of the day.

    Getting to the start Point:

    GO Transit: Eastbound GO trains leave Union Station at 7:35 and 8:05, arriving at Guildwood at 8:02 and 8:32 depending on how early you want to be.

    TTC: Route 86 departs Kennedy Subway Station every 20 minutes, about a 17 minute ride to the Celeste Dr stop.

    Washrooms: Guildwood GO, Colonel Danforth Park, Rouge Hill GO.

    What you need: 2 litres of water, snacks, sun protection.

    The Route: https://onthegomap.com/s/kemh3qng

    Heading Home:

    A westbound train leaves Rouge Hill Station every 30 minutes (4 and 34 minutes past the hour). This will take you towards downtown with several stops along the route, including Guildwood if you left your car there. It connects with the subway at Danforth GO (5 minute walk) and Union Station.

    TTC route 38 departs Rouge Hill Station every 12 minutes or so, connecting with the Scarborough LRT at Scarborough Centre Station, which will connect you to the Bloor/Danforth Subway line. This is a very slow option to return west.

    Special Note: If everyone registered for the hike arrives before 8:45 we will depart earlier than planned. But we won’t start any later than 8:45.

     

    Also, if the weather is( fine and people are feeling energetic we will do an additional 3 km (1.5 km each direction) to Rouge Beach and the lookout on the east side of the Rouge River. We will be passing the Rouge Hill GO so you can drop out if you don’t want to do the extra.

  • Niagara Glen (Gorge)
    9:00 AM-11:30 AM
    09/18/2021

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Hike
    Location (Google Maps):

    Meet at the Niagara Glen Nature Centre Parking Lot 3050 Niagara Parkway

    Hike Leader(s): Bruce Manion Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Strenuous
    Distance: 8k

    Description

    Hike deep in the Niagara Gorge, stairways lead to 4 kilometres of rugged paths that wind through this pristine pocket of Carolinian Forest, past prehistoric geological formations, wild flora and fauna. The Niagara Glen overlooks the rapid waters of the Niagara River. This is a strenuous hike! Parking fee required!!!

  • Nokiidaa Trail/Newmarket
    10:00 AM-3:00 PM
    09/18/2021

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    Hike open to BTC Members only.

    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Urban Walk
    Location (Google Maps): East Gwillimbury GO Station (outside station building)

    Hike Leader(s): Tom Swales, David Royle;dhjroyle@gmail.com Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Flat
    Distance: 12

    Description

    We will hike a 3km loop through Rogers Reservoir Conservation Area returning to the GO Station and then hike south to Fairy Lake and  historic Main Street in Newmarket. In the Conservation Are we will pass the remains of the swing railway bridge, a new boardwalk/bridge, remains of an abandoned canal, and a diverse landscape. The walking is easy south to Fairy Lake where we loop around the lake with a scenic boardwalk trail on the east side and paved path leading into the historic downtown of Newmarket. If time permits we may stop for an ice cream or a butter tart before hiking to the Newmarket GO Station at the north end of town to get the train toward Toronto Union at 2:49 PM.

    Return to Toronto by GO Train or to the East Gwillimbury GO Station by GO Bus.

    We will take advantage of the GO Transit $10 Day Weekend Pass available only on smartphones. Those without a smart phone may purchase the pass from the Hike Leader at Union Station the morning of the hike. Those wishing to travel together will meet at Union Station to take the train towards Barrie departing at 8:53 AM.

    ROUTE MAP: https://onthegomap.com/s/fjproemb

     

     

  • More events
    • Niagara End to End #1 Grimsby Road to Quarry Road
      8:00 AM-12:00 PM
      09/18/2021
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      Hosting Club: Niagara
      Category: Car Pool
      Location (Google Maps):

      Meet- pkg lot, Quarry Rd., Beamsville. (Map 4, km 65.0) Carpool

      Hike Leader(s): Alan Laver Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Moderate
      Distance: 15.8 km

      Description

      We will be car pooling, Meet at Quarry Road and Car Pool to Grimsby. Bring poles, lots of fluids and snacks. This is the first of 5 hikes

    • RIM 2 RIM #3 Noisy River Rim (Third of a series of 3 for the Rim2Rim badge) - EARLY START: 8AM
      8:00 AM-1:00 PM
      09/18/2021
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      Hike open to BTC Members only.

      Hosting Club: Blue Mountains
      Category: Blue Mountain Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Hike meets in the parking lot behind Tim Horton’s on First St. in Collingwood.

      Hike Leader(s): Hart Fischer (705) 606-0507 Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr, Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
      Terrain: Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
      Distance: 6 km

      Description

      This is the third and final hike in a series for a BADGE. Please make sure you know there is no dropout part way through the hike. We will park at the side of the road at the Noisy River Provincial Park on Cty Rd. 9.
      We will descend into the park crossing the Noisy River before ascending to Concession 9 Nottawasaga Rd. S.
      At this point, we will turn around and hike back to County Rd 9.
      This 2km stretch will be repeated two more times for a total of 6 kms.
      This is a hilly hike, so bring lots of water and lunch. The Noisy Triple, a fitting end to the Rim 2 Rim Triple Run.
      Don’t forget to go online to order your hard earned badge ($10).
      Bring a snack or lunch and lots of water.
      Map: 21 Edition 30

    • Chedoke to Canterbury Falls
      8:00 AM-12:30 PM
      09/18/2021
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      Hosting Club: Iroquoia
      Category: General Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Parking at Chedoke Golf Club (on Beddoe Drive, Hamilton). GPS Coordinates: (43.246205 -79.906935). From Highway 403 Hamilton, exit onto Aberdeen Avenue. Follow Aberdeen under the railway bridge, and take an immediate right onto Studholme Road. Turn left onto Beddoe Drive and it will lead you into the Golf Club parking lot (Bruce Trail Reference, Map 8)

      Hike Leader(s): Douglas Boyce Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr
      Terrain: Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
      Distance: 18

      Description

      This is a loop hike that starts at Chedoke parking lot. We will follow the Main Trail through Iroquoia Heights Conservation Area to Sherman Falls, then a new piece of Main Trail opened last fall by the BTC, looping around Canterbury Falls and back to Chedoke. The pace is brisk, stopping once or twice for a snack break. Bring snacks and water.

    • Highland Creek: Guildwood to Rouge Hill (And a little further if people want)
      8:45 AM-12:45 PM
      09/18/2021
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      Hosting Club: Toronto
      Category: Urban Walk
      Location (Google Maps): Front of Guildwood GO Station, parking lot on Kingston Road.

      Hike Leader(s): Wayne Crockett Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Moderate
      Terrain: Flat
      Distance: 12 km

      Description

      Join me for a relaxed walk from Guildwood GO Station along the trails following Highland Creek and down to the waterfront. We’ll walk eastward along the lakeshore to the Rouge Hill GO Station where we will finish the walk. The walk is largely shaded except for the last portion along the lakefront.

      An early start to avoid the worst heat of the day.

      Getting to the start Point:

      GO Transit: Eastbound GO trains leave Union Station at 7:35 and 8:05, arriving at Guildwood at 8:02 and 8:32 depending on how early you want to be.

      TTC: Route 86 departs Kennedy Subway Station every 20 minutes, about a 17 minute ride to the Celeste Dr stop.

      Washrooms: Guildwood GO, Colonel Danforth Park, Rouge Hill GO.

      What you need: 2 litres of water, snacks, sun protection.

      The Route: https://onthegomap.com/s/kemh3qng

      Heading Home:

      A westbound train leaves Rouge Hill Station every 30 minutes (4 and 34 minutes past the hour). This will take you towards downtown with several stops along the route, including Guildwood if you left your car there. It connects with the subway at Danforth GO (5 minute walk) and Union Station.

      TTC route 38 departs Rouge Hill Station every 12 minutes or so, connecting with the Scarborough LRT at Scarborough Centre Station, which will connect you to the Bloor/Danforth Subway line. This is a very slow option to return west.

      Special Note: If everyone registered for the hike arrives before 8:45 we will depart earlier than planned. But we won’t start any later than 8:45.

       

      Also, if the weather is( fine and people are feeling energetic we will do an additional 3 km (1.5 km each direction) to Rouge Beach and the lookout on the east side of the Rouge River. We will be passing the Rouge Hill GO so you can drop out if you don’t want to do the extra.

    • Niagara Glen (Gorge)
      9:00 AM-11:30 AM
      09/18/2021
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      Hosting Club: Niagara
      Category: Hike
      Location (Google Maps):

      Meet at the Niagara Glen Nature Centre Parking Lot 3050 Niagara Parkway

      Hike Leader(s): Bruce Manion Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Strenuous
      Distance: 8k

      Description

      Hike deep in the Niagara Gorge, stairways lead to 4 kilometres of rugged paths that wind through this pristine pocket of Carolinian Forest, past prehistoric geological formations, wild flora and fauna. The Niagara Glen overlooks the rapid waters of the Niagara River. This is a strenuous hike! Parking fee required!!!

    • Nokiidaa Trail/Newmarket
      10:00 AM-3:00 PM
      09/18/2021
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      Hike open to BTC Members only.

      Hosting Club: Toronto
      Category: Urban Walk
      Location (Google Maps): East Gwillimbury GO Station (outside station building)

      Hike Leader(s): Tom Swales, David Royle;dhjroyle@gmail.com Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Moderate
      Terrain: Flat
      Distance: 12

      Description

      We will hike a 3km loop through Rogers Reservoir Conservation Area returning to the GO Station and then hike south to Fairy Lake and  historic Main Street in Newmarket. In the Conservation Are we will pass the remains of the swing railway bridge, a new boardwalk/bridge, remains of an abandoned canal, and a diverse landscape. The walking is easy south to Fairy Lake where we loop around the lake with a scenic boardwalk trail on the east side and paved path leading into the historic downtown of Newmarket. If time permits we may stop for an ice cream or a butter tart before hiking to the Newmarket GO Station at the north end of town to get the train toward Toronto Union at 2:49 PM.

      Return to Toronto by GO Train or to the East Gwillimbury GO Station by GO Bus.

      We will take advantage of the GO Transit $10 Day Weekend Pass available only on smartphones. Those without a smart phone may purchase the pass from the Hike Leader at Union Station the morning of the hike. Those wishing to travel together will meet at Union Station to take the train towards Barrie departing at 8:53 AM.

      ROUTE MAP: https://onthegomap.com/s/fjproemb

       

       

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  • Waterdown Woods – Grindstone Creek
    9:00 AM-3:30 AM
    09/19/2021

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    Hike open to BTC Members only.

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): City View Park parking lot – second entrance south on Kerns Road from Dundas/Hwy 5; BTC Map 9, near km 76.9.

    Hike Leader(s): Stuart Law Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing, Slippery Sections Likely
    Distance: 17 kms

    Description

    Join us for a series of loops and side trails from City View Park to the bridge over Grindstone Creek and back, including the Great Falls.  Enjoy the view of Burlington Bay from Signal Hill.  Please bring 3L of water, a lunch, snacks, poles and hiking boots.

  • Geology Hike Series – Hike #1
    10:00 AM
    09/19/2021

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    Hosting Club: Peninsula

    Location (Google Maps): Cape Chin/ Otter Lake – hike leader will contact participants with meeting location

    Hike Leader(s): Beth Gilhespy Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 8.5 km

    Description

    Join geologist Beth Gilhespy for an exploration of alvars, cliffsides and the surprising geology of the BTC’s new MapleCross Nature Reserve at Cape Chin and Otter Lake Nature Reserve. While the distance is short, there are frequent stops to observe geological features and the pace between stops is moderate.  Please bring water and lunch.  Expected duration is about 5 hours.

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  • Rattlesnake to Crawford Lake and back
    9:00 AM-12:30 PM
    09/20/2021

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Happy Wanderers
    Location (Google Maps): Rattlesnake Pt Conservation Area, 7200 Appleby Line, Milton

    Hike Leader(s): Louise Langlais Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
    Distance: 14-18 km

    Description

    Registration with Halton Parks is required.
    https://book.parkpassproject.com/book?inventoryGroup=1554186518&inventory=1508029477
    You will want to reserve two back-to-back time slots, for 9-12 and 12-3.
    Please note there is a fee, unless you have a season’s pass.

    Hike Leader: Louise Langlais; Email: langlaislouise@gmail.com. Cell: 519-222-4040 on day of hike. At other times, email is the best way to contact me. Wear appropriate quick-dry clothing and hiking boots. Bring sunscreen, insect repellent (summer), icers (winter), snacks, lunch, a personal first aid kit, and 1-2 litres of water. During COVID, also bring hand sanitizer and a face mask. Please email me at least 24 hours before the hike to register. Sometimes last minute changes are made to hikes; registering means you won’t be waiting around the meeting place not knowing why no-one else is there! For personalized driving directions, just copy and paste the GPS coordinates into a Google search window and voila! Please arrive at least 15 minutes early. If you are unable to attend, please email me at least 2 hours before the start of the hike, or text me if it is <2 hours before the hike. There is often a waiting list, so the more advance notice the better.

    Your first aid kit should include bandaids, sterile gauze pads, a tensor bandage, Sam Splint, moleskin, SteriStrips for lacerations, antiseptic ointment, ASA (for heart attack), ibuprofen, Benadryl, gravol, imodium + personal medications such as nitroglycerin for people with Angina. For more information, click this link: https://www.gore-tex.com/blog/hiking-first-aid-kit(https://www.gore-tex.com/blog/hiking-first-aid-kit)

  • Silent Harvest Moon Night Hike
    8:00 PM-10:00 PM
    09/20/2021

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Night
    Location (Google Maps):

    Short Hills Wiley Road Entrance

    Hike Leader(s): Alan Laver Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 8 km

    Description

    Take in the Magical sights and sounds of Short hills for the Harvest Moon night Hike. Moderate silent hike on the trails of Short Hills Provincial Park. Bring night light and dress for the weather . 5 night hikes to earn your badge

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  • Long Hike Wiley Road Short Hills
    8:00 AM-10:30 AM
    09/21/2021

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    Hosting Club: Niagara

    Location (Google Maps):

    Short Hills Wiley Road Entrance

    Hike Leader(s): Alan Laver

    Pace: Brisk
    Terrain: Moderate
    12k

    Description

    Explore Short Hills and the majestic side trails of Scarlett Tanager, Hemlock. Swayze Falls and Terrace. Register for each hike

  • Hiking Sydenham – 1 of 10
    9:00 AM-3:30 PM
    09/21/2021

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    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Car Hike
    Location (Google Maps): We meet at the roadside parking – Map 29, 14.4KM (BT Reference – Ed. 30). Park on the shoulder on 2nd Concession S (Grey Road 29).

    Hike Leader(s): Fayyaz Mahmood Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Brisk
    Terrain: Challenging, Rocky
    Distance: 25KM

    Description

    This is the first in a series of hikes that will cover the Sydenham Section, without doing the road sections where possible. The hikes are IN-OUT loop hikes as COVID is still not under control. We are planning for 10 hikers only as parking spaces are limited.

    We will hike the Walter Falls and Rocklyn Creek Management Areas to Blantyre (0.0KM) and return back using the shorter Walter Creek Side Trail on the way back. Bring at least 2 litres of water and your lunch. Come prepared for a long hike.

    If you are joining from GTA, you should consider staying overnight in Owen Sound or Meaford.

  • Short hike – Pelham Road, Short Hills
    9:15 AM-10:45 AM
    09/21/2021

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    Hosting Club: Niagara

    Location (Google Maps): Short Hills Provincial Park, Pelham Road entrance

    Hike Leader(s): janet davey Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 6 km

    Description

    Hike the main and side trails in Short Hills. Bring water and a snack, bug spray and sun screen

  • Terra Cotta, Map 14
    9:30 AM-2:30 PM
    09/21/2021

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    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: Tuesday Hikers
    Location (Google Maps): Parking at Winston Churchill Blvd. intersection with Caledon Trail-way.
    Direction: From Highway 410 north, continue on Highway 10 north, turn left on King Street (9), right on Winston Churchill Blvd., drive about 1 kilometre to roadside parking on either side of the road.

    Hike Leader(s): Mohammad Shafiq Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hour
    Terrain: Moderate – some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 13 km

    Description

    Will hike Terra Cotta Side Trail and the main Bruce Trail; trails are well marked, season is great for hiking. There is about 2km easy road walk and we will get it done in the morning time; rest of it is all shade.
    Bring water, snack and own hand sanitizer. Poles recommended.
    Optional stop at Terra Cotta Inn after the hike; very likeable spot.

  • Kilgore/Pine River Valley Side Trail
    9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    09/21/2021

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    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: Tuesday Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Dufferin Hi-Land Section, Map 20. Meet at roadside parking on Centre Road, just north of River Road (Km 34.9).

    Hike Leader(s): Les Babbage, Inge Eckerich, Bob Slack Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Slippery and Steep Sections, Moderate

    Description

    We will follow Main Trail around the Pine River to where the new Pine River Valley Side Trail heads into the new Pine River Nature Reserve, just north of Bell Lookout. We will explore the new side trail, returning by way of Main and Kilgorie Side Trail, including two new reroutes that take parts of these trails off of 15 Sideroad. Shorter options include returning to parking by way of River Road after the first Pine River loop or continuing on the Main Trail, rather than following the Pine River Valley Side Trail.

  • Skinner’s Bluff and Bruce’s Caves
    10:00 AM
    09/21/2021

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    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Roadside parking at the north end of Gleason Lake Rd. where the Curly Harnden and Len Holley Side Trails meet, south of km 163.1 (Map 35, Edition 30)

    Hike Leader(s): Sheri Hatcher Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Brisk: 4 to 5 km/h
    Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing
    Distance: 10 km

    Description

    On this brisk 10 km hike, we encounter a variety of terrain. We will start on the Len Holley Side Trail which meets the Main Trail. We will travel southwest on the  Main Trail which will provide us with beautiful views on Colpoy’s Bay.  We will continue to Bruce’s Caves where we will stop for a few minutes and explore this magnificent area. We will then follow the Main Trail back to where it meets the Curly Harnden Side Trail. This side trail will take us back to our cars.

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    • Long Hike Wiley Road Short Hills
      8:00 AM-10:30 AM
      09/21/2021
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      Hosting Club: Niagara

      Location (Google Maps):

      Short Hills Wiley Road Entrance

      Hike Leader(s): Alan Laver

      Pace: Brisk
      Terrain: Moderate
      12k

      Description

      Explore Short Hills and the majestic side trails of Scarlett Tanager, Hemlock. Swayze Falls and Terrace. Register for each hike

    • Hiking Sydenham - 1 of 10
      9:00 AM-3:30 PM
      09/21/2021
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      Hosting Club: Toronto
      Category: Car Hike
      Location (Google Maps): We meet at the roadside parking – Map 29, 14.4KM (BT Reference – Ed. 30). Park on the shoulder on 2nd Concession S (Grey Road 29).

      Hike Leader(s): Fayyaz Mahmood Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Brisk
      Terrain: Challenging, Rocky
      Distance: 25KM

      Description

      This is the first in a series of hikes that will cover the Sydenham Section, without doing the road sections where possible. The hikes are IN-OUT loop hikes as COVID is still not under control. We are planning for 10 hikers only as parking spaces are limited.

      We will hike the Walter Falls and Rocklyn Creek Management Areas to Blantyre (0.0KM) and return back using the shorter Walter Creek Side Trail on the way back. Bring at least 2 litres of water and your lunch. Come prepared for a long hike.

      If you are joining from GTA, you should consider staying overnight in Owen Sound or Meaford.

    • Short hike - Pelham Road, Short Hills
      9:15 AM-10:45 AM
      09/21/2021
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      Hosting Club: Niagara

      Location (Google Maps): Short Hills Provincial Park, Pelham Road entrance

      Hike Leader(s): janet davey Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Moderate
      Distance: 6 km

      Description

      Hike the main and side trails in Short Hills. Bring water and a snack, bug spray and sun screen

    • Terra Cotta, Map 14
      9:30 AM-2:30 PM
      09/21/2021
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      Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
      Category: Tuesday Hikers
      Location (Google Maps): Parking at Winston Churchill Blvd. intersection with Caledon Trail-way.
      Direction: From Highway 410 north, continue on Highway 10 north, turn left on King Street (9), right on Winston Churchill Blvd., drive about 1 kilometre to roadside parking on either side of the road.

      Hike Leader(s): Mohammad Shafiq Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hour
      Terrain: Moderate – some hills and/or some poor footing
      Distance: 13 km

      Description

      Will hike Terra Cotta Side Trail and the main Bruce Trail; trails are well marked, season is great for hiking. There is about 2km easy road walk and we will get it done in the morning time; rest of it is all shade.
      Bring water, snack and own hand sanitizer. Poles recommended.
      Optional stop at Terra Cotta Inn after the hike; very likeable spot.

    • Kilgore/Pine River Valley Side Trail
      9:30 AM-12:00 PM
      09/21/2021
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      Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
      Category: Tuesday Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Dufferin Hi-Land Section, Map 20. Meet at roadside parking on Centre Road, just north of River Road (Km 34.9).

      Hike Leader(s): Les Babbage, Inge Eckerich, Bob Slack Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Leisurely
      Terrain: Slippery and Steep Sections, Moderate

      Description

      We will follow Main Trail around the Pine River to where the new Pine River Valley Side Trail heads into the new Pine River Nature Reserve, just north of Bell Lookout. We will explore the new side trail, returning by way of Main and Kilgorie Side Trail, including two new reroutes that take parts of these trails off of 15 Sideroad. Shorter options include returning to parking by way of River Road after the first Pine River loop or continuing on the Main Trail, rather than following the Pine River Valley Side Trail.

    • Skinner's Bluff and Bruce’s Caves
      10:00 AM
      09/21/2021
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      Hosting Club: Sydenham
      Category: General Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Roadside parking at the north end of Gleason Lake Rd. where the Curly Harnden and Len Holley Side Trails meet, south of km 163.1 (Map 35, Edition 30)

      Hike Leader(s): Sheri Hatcher Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Brisk: 4 to 5 km/h
      Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing
      Distance: 10 km

      Description

      On this brisk 10 km hike, we encounter a variety of terrain. We will start on the Len Holley Side Trail which meets the Main Trail. We will travel southwest on the  Main Trail which will provide us with beautiful views on Colpoy’s Bay.  We will continue to Bruce’s Caves where we will stop for a few minutes and explore this magnificent area. We will then follow the Main Trail back to where it meets the Curly Harnden Side Trail. This side trail will take us back to our cars.

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  • Hiking Sydenham – 2 of 10 (Cancelled)
    8:30 AM-3:00 PM
    09/22/2021

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    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Cancelled
    Location (Google Maps): CANCELLED DUE TO SEVERE RAINFALL WARNING FROM ENVIRONMENT CANADA – We meet at the Woodford Community Hall, Map 30, 41.7KM (BT Reference – Ed. 30).

    Hike Leader(s): Fayyaz Mahmood Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Brisk
    Terrain: Challenging, Rocky
    Distance: 24

    Description

    This is the second in a series of hikes that will cover the Sydenham Section, without doing the road sections where possible. The hikes are IN-OUT loop hikes as COVID is still not under control.

    We will walk along the escarpment and hike to Bognor Marsh Management Area (Map 30, 30.1KM).  We will return back from this point using the Bognor Marsh Side Trail, Wilson Homestead Side Trail and Avalanche Pass Side Trail. Bring at least 2 litres of water and your lunch. Come prepared for a long hike.

    If you are joining from GTA, you should consider staying overnight in Owen Sound or Meaford.

  • Kelso Conservation Area, Room with a View
    9:00 AM-1:30 PM
    09/22/2021

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Hikers R Us
    Location (Google Maps): Parking lot at Steels Ave and Bell School Line

    Hike Leader(s): Louise Langlais Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 12-14 km

    Description

    Registration with Halton Parks is required. Register for the Kelso Summit parking lot, not the main one near the ski hill. See the google map for the location.
    https://book.parkpassproject.com/book?inventoryGroup=1554186518&inventory=1508029477
    You will want to reserve two back-to-back time slots, for 9-12 and 12-3.
    Please note there is a fee, unless you have a season’s pass.

    Hike Leader: Louise Langlais; Email: langlaislouise@gmail.com. Cell: 519-222-4040 on day of hike. At other times, email is the best way to contact me. Wear appropriate quick-dry clothing and hiking boots. Bring sunscreen, insect repellent (summer), icers (winter), snacks, lunch, a personal first aid kit, and 1-2 litres of water. During COVID, also bring hand sanitizer and a face mask. Please email me at least 24 hours before the hike to register. Sometimes last minute changes are made to hikes; registering means you won’t be waiting around the meeting place not knowing why no-one else is there! For personalized driving directions, just copy and paste the GPS coordinates into a Google search window and voila!

    Please arrive at least 15 minutes early. If you are unable to attend, please email me at least 2 hours before the start of the hike, or text me if it is <2 hours before the hike. There is often a waiting list, so the more advance notice the better.

    Your first aid kit should include bandaids, sterile gauze pads, a tensor bandage, Sam Splint, moleskin, SteriStrips for lacerations, antiseptic ointment, ASA (for heart attack), ibuprofen, Benadryl, gravol, imodium + personal medications such as nitroglycerin for people with Angina. For more information, click this link: https://www.gore-tex.com/blog/hiking-first-aid-kit(https://www.gore-tex.com/blog/hiking-first-aid-kit)

  • McCormack Trail Cancelled
    10:00 AM-1:00 PM
    09/22/2021

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Good Companions
    Location (Google Maps): Davidson Blvd Side Trail. Intersection of Newcombe Road and Davidson Blvd. Dundas

    Hike Leader(s): Mary Rose Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 8 KM

    Description

    We will hike both loops of the McCormack Trail.  Some hills but great views.

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  • 8:00 am Long Hike Jordan to Moyer / Louth
    8:00 AM-10:30 AM
    09/23/2021

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    Hosting Club: Niagara

    Location (Google Maps):

    Jordan Hollow Park 3039 King St Jordan

    Hike Leader(s): Alan Laver

    Pace: Fast
    Terrain: Moderate
    12k

    Description

    From Jordan Hollow Hike the main trail to Moyer Road or Louth and Return. You must register for each hike

  • Hiking Sydenham – 3 of 10 (Cancelled)
    9:00 AM-1:00 PM
    09/23/2021

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    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Cancelled
    Location (Google Maps): CANCELLED DUE TO SEVERE RAINFALL WARNING FROM ENVIRONMENT CANADA – We meet at the roadside parking along the St. Vincent-Sydenham Townline at the entrance (look for signs to Bayview Escarpment Provincial Nature Reserve). Note this is the North parking. There is another South parking on the same road.

    Hike Leader(s): Fayyaz Mahmood Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Variable
    Distance: 13.2KM

    Description

    This is the third in a series of hikes that will cover the Sydenham Section, without doing the road sections where possible. The hikes are IN-OUT loop hikes as COVID is still not under control. We are planning for 10 hikers only as parking spaces are limited.

    We will hike the River Kwai Side Trail and the Main Trail within Bayview Escarpment Provincial Nature Reserve which makes a 13.2KM loop.

    Bring at least 1.5 litres of water and your lunch. This will be a moderate hike. If you came for the first two hikes, today we return home!

  • Short hike – Jordan Hollow Park
    9:15 AM-10:45 AM
    09/23/2021

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    Hosting Club: Niagara

    Location (Google Maps): Jordan Hollow Park

    Hike Leader(s): Bill Russell Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Strenuous
    Distance: 7 km

    Description

    Hike along the Jordan Creek to Upper Balls Falls or the Jim Rainforth Trail. You must register for each hike. Bring water, sunscreen and bug spray.

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  • Niagara-on-the-Lake Tour
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    09/24/2021

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Urban
    Location (Google Maps): Veteran’s Memorial Park, King & Veteran’s Lane

    Hike Leader(s): Margaret Northfield Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 6-8km

    Description

    These weekly hikes will take various routes around beautiful Niagara-on-the-Lake.  We may take in history or just enjoy the ambiance of the area.  Urban hikes are mostly paved with some trail walking.

    Meet in Veteran’s Memorial Park near the tennis courts.  (King St & Veteran’s Lane)

    The first Friday of the month we will meet in Queenston Heights Park for a variety of hikes.

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  • Paid Outing  Steeltown Stomp
    8:00 AM-3:00 PM
    09/25/2021

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Steeltown Stomp
    Location (Google Maps): Mohawk 4 Ice Centre, 710 Mountain Brow Blvd, Hamilton, ON. Please park at the north end of the parking lot.

    Event Coordinator(s): Samar Smith Click here to contact Event Coordinator(s)
    Event Start Times: 8:00 AM, 8:15 AM, 8:30 AM, 8:45 AM

    Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr, Fast – 5+ km/hr
    Terrain: Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
    Distance: Hike over 20km and climb up and down approximately 2000 steps

    Description

    Looking for a distance and strength challenge?

    Climb up and down approximately 2,000 steps of the escarpment stairs and hike over 20 kilometres in the Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club’s annual Steeltown Stomp.

    This is a self-guided hike along the Bruce Trail, the Escarpment Rail Trail and the Chedoke Radial Trail, and climbing up and down 7 sets of stairs along the Hamilton Escarpment (Uli – 140, Margate – 159, Kimberley – 228, Wentworth – 500, James – 232, Dundurn – 329, Chedoke – 289).

    Everyone who completes the route and goes through the two checkpoints will earn the Steeltown Stomp badge.

    Please Note: This is an arduous hike because of the stair climbing required. Also, for those that have done the Steeltown Stomp before, note that we have changed the starting point and the direction this year.

    Fee: $25 includes checkpoints, badge and helps to support the Bruce Trail Conservancy in its mission to preserve a ribbon of wilderness, for everyone, forever.

    Check in: At the registration booth set up at the north end of the parking lot of the Mohawk 4 Ice Centre.  We have set up staggered start times to help ensure social distancing – choose 8:00, 8:15, 8:30 or 8:45 when you register and you will start the hike as you are checked in. This is not a race and you will not be timed.

    Checkpoints: Start and end at the Mohawk 4 Ice Centre. There is a second turnaround checkpoint at the Chedoke Golf Course.

    Route: Follow the yellow blazes…special yellow blazes will be set up to mark the route. In addition, the route has been set up on the AllTrails app – if you have this downloaded on your phone, you can follow the route using the app. Outbound RouteInbound route

    What to bring: Bring your own water and snacks. Wear comfortable sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Protect yourself from insects and sun. Although water will be available at the public water fountains, you will need to bring your own water bottle.

    COVID Safety Precautions: Please note the precautions before, during and after your hike… https://brucetrail.org/pages/explore-the-trail/hike-schedule. We ask that you keep a distance of 6ft from others at the checkpoints. Also, please note that on the Hamilton steps, we recommend using masks in cases where it is difficult to maintain distancing requirements.

    Donations: If you are interested in contributing further to the BTC, please click here.

    FAQ’s

    What if it rains? This is a rain or shine event.

    What if I need to drop out? As we are in an urban area, there are places to meet a taxi or a ride along the way. This must be arranged by you, the participant. If you have to drop out, please let us know.

    How long will it take to finish? We estimate that the hike will take between 4 and 6 hours.

    Is my ticket/registration transferable/refundable? No. Please let us know if you cannot make it.

    Contact: Samar Smith at iroquoiabrucetrailclub@gmail.com or 416-662-9192

  • Niagara End to End #2 Quarry Road to Staff Avenue
    8:00 AM-12:00 PM
    09/25/2021

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Car Pool
    Location (Google Maps):

    Meet at Louth Conservation Area parking lot on Staff Ave. Jordan. (Map 4, near km 49.3) Carpool.

    Hike Leader(s): Vince Zvonar Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 15.2 km

    Description

    Hike #2 in a series of 5. Bring Poles, bug spray, drink and a snack.

  • Fireman’s Park Loop, Niagara Falls,On
    8:30 AM-10:30 AM
    09/25/2021

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Loop
    Location (Google Maps): 2275 Dorchester Rd., Niagara Falls, On L2E 6S4, Park in upper parking lot.

    Hike Leader(s): Diane Marlatt Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 8.4 km

    Description

    Bring drink, sunscreen, bug spray and poles. A little road walking, but mainly on paths, you’ll enjoy a couple good hills, and pretty views.

    https://www.alltrails.com/explore/recording/morning-hike-466fb9b–57

  • Paid Outing  Prediction Hike Fundraiser
    8:30 AM-2:30 PM
    09/25/2021

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    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: Prediction Hike Fundraiser
    Location (Google Maps): Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi-International Centre
    248305 Side Road 5, Mono, ON L9W 6C3

    Directions: From Airport Road, turn east onto Side Road 5. Drive 270 metres to the entrance of the International Centre on the left. Turn right onto the first gravel road and proceed towards the pagoda-styled building. Park on the shoulder of this circular driveway. Please do not park in the main parking lot near the office. The buildings of the International Centre are off limits to participants during this Bruce Trail event.

    Event Coordinator(s): Sandra Green and Sally Cohen Click here to contact Event Coordinator(s)

    Terrain: Moderate – some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 7 kilometres or 20 kilometres

    Description

    Start training now for our upcoming fun-filled Prediction Hike Fundraiser. Hikers will choose to complete one of two predetermined hikes, a distance of 7 km or 20 km, and upon registration will provide their “to-the-second” prediction of how long it will take to complete the distance on event day.

    Of course there is a catch. NO time, pace, and/or distance technology can be used during the actual event. The hiker in each hike distance category with the closest prediction to his/her actual time will be awarded a fabulous prize. Everyone will receive a spectacular souvenir badge.

    Participant start times will vary between 8:30 am and 9:30 am, based on predicted finish times. Individuals and groups will be notified about their scheduled start times.

    The hikes are self-supporting, so bring plenty of snacks and beverages. Light refreshments will be served at the finish line. All profits will be donated to the Caledon Hills Bruce Trail Club.

  • West Side Of The Valley
    9:00 AM
    09/25/2021

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    Hike open to BTC Members only.

    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet at the parking area on Sideroad 7A, access from 7th Line (no access from Grey Rd 7in winter). Map 27, Edition 30

    Hike Leader(s): Glenda Collings Click here to contact the hike leader.

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate, Some steep sections, Some rocky footing
    Length of Hike: 13.8 km

    Description

    This is and in and out hike which follows the top of the west side of the valley through a lovely deciduous forest with beautiful views across the valley.

    COVID-19 Precautions Before, During and After your Hike

    1. Each hiker joining a Bruce Trail Club organized hike must perform a self-screening check before hiking.
      Find Ontario’s self-assessment tool here: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/
    2. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, stay home.
    3. Personal Protective Equipment:
      • Hikers may choose to wear masks
      • Hikers may carry and use hand sanitizer, but should not be sharing it with the group
    4. Hikers who experience COVID-19 symptoms following a Bruce Trail Club organized hike must inform their local public health unit.
      Find your local health unit at http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/common/system/services/phu/locations.aspx

     

    Transportation

    All hikers are responsible for their own transportation to and from the hike.

    Currently, there are no car shuttles on hikes – all hikes must be out-and-back or loop hikes.

    Other Guidelines

    1. Arrive 15 minutes before the start of the hike.
    2. Wear sturdy footwear and appropriate attire for the weather and the terrain.
      Hiking poles are a good idea in any season, especially if the terrain is rocky or slippery. In winter, snowshoes or icers/crampons are needed when conditions dictate.
      Wearing appropriate clothing and footwear prevents injuries and shows consideration for a safe and positive group hiking experience.
    3. Always carry I.D. and your health card.
    4. Bring sufficient water and snacks (or lunch if indicated). A minimum of 1L of water is recommended on all hikes, and 3L is recommended for long, challenging hikes in the heat of the summer.
    5. Bring sunscreen and insect repellent (for spring and summer hikes).
    6. Bring your own first aid kit.
    7. Please leave dogs at home.

  • Sylvan Park and Gates Gully to South Marine Park and Guild Inn
    9:30 AM-1:30 PM
    09/25/2021

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    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Urban Walk
    Location (Google Maps): Front of Guildwood GO Station, parking lot on Kingston Road.

    Hike Leader(s): George Lennon Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Variable

    Description

    September is a great time to see hawks, eagles, vultures, and other migratories like flocks of blue jays, shorebirds, and waterfowl along Lake Ontario. Bring your field glasses for this unhasty, easy-going jaunt. Our walk will take us along the top of the Scarborough Bluffs to Sylvan Park and then down the Doris McCarthy Trail to the lakeshore. We will walk to the ravine at the Guild Inn, stopping to observe the birdlife along the Bluffs. At the end of the walk, we can visit the Guild Inn gardens and Guildwood Village.

    Eastbound GO trains leave Union Station at 8:05 and 8:35 a.m. to arrive at Guildwood at 8:32 and 9:02. Or a Scarborough East TTC bus 86 departs from Kennedy Subway station every 20 minutes. If everyone registered for the hike arrives before 9:30, we will depart earlier than planned. In the afternoon,westbound GO trains to return us downtown leave every 30 minutes.

  • CANCELED Boyd’s Crevices
    10:00 AM
    09/25/2021

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    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Roadside parking and small parking area at the south end of 11th Concession, south of Superior Street, where the road intersects with the Owen Sound Rail Trail, north of km 86.5 (Map 32)

    Hike Leader(s): Ian Mills Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium: 3 to 4 km/h
    Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing, There might be muddy sections.
    Distance: 6 km

    Description

    This will be an “in and out” hike and will take approx. 2 hours. Part of the trail leads through giant dolostone blocks separated by spectacular crevices.  Good footwear recommend and a hiking stick will be helpful.

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    • Paid Outing  Steeltown Stomp
      8:00 AM-3:00 PM
      09/25/2021
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      Hosting Club: Iroquoia
      Category: Steeltown Stomp
      Location (Google Maps): Mohawk 4 Ice Centre, 710 Mountain Brow Blvd, Hamilton, ON. Please park at the north end of the parking lot.

      Event Coordinator(s): Samar Smith Click here to contact Event Coordinator(s)
      Event Start Times: 8:00 AM, 8:15 AM, 8:30 AM, 8:45 AM

      Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr, Fast – 5+ km/hr
      Terrain: Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
      Distance: Hike over 20km and climb up and down approximately 2000 steps

      Description

      Looking for a distance and strength challenge?

      Climb up and down approximately 2,000 steps of the escarpment stairs and hike over 20 kilometres in the Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club’s annual Steeltown Stomp.

      This is a self-guided hike along the Bruce Trail, the Escarpment Rail Trail and the Chedoke Radial Trail, and climbing up and down 7 sets of stairs along the Hamilton Escarpment (Uli – 140, Margate – 159, Kimberley – 228, Wentworth – 500, James – 232, Dundurn – 329, Chedoke – 289).

      Everyone who completes the route and goes through the two checkpoints will earn the Steeltown Stomp badge.

      Please Note: This is an arduous hike because of the stair climbing required. Also, for those that have done the Steeltown Stomp before, note that we have changed the starting point and the direction this year.

      Fee: $25 includes checkpoints, badge and helps to support the Bruce Trail Conservancy in its mission to preserve a ribbon of wilderness, for everyone, forever.

      Check in: At the registration booth set up at the north end of the parking lot of the Mohawk 4 Ice Centre.  We have set up staggered start times to help ensure social distancing – choose 8:00, 8:15, 8:30 or 8:45 when you register and you will start the hike as you are checked in. This is not a race and you will not be timed.

      Checkpoints: Start and end at the Mohawk 4 Ice Centre. There is a second turnaround checkpoint at the Chedoke Golf Course.

      Route: Follow the yellow blazes…special yellow blazes will be set up to mark the route. In addition, the route has been set up on the AllTrails app – if you have this downloaded on your phone, you can follow the route using the app. Outbound RouteInbound route

      What to bring: Bring your own water and snacks. Wear comfortable sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Protect yourself from insects and sun. Although water will be available at the public water fountains, you will need to bring your own water bottle.

      COVID Safety Precautions: Please note the precautions before, during and after your hike… https://brucetrail.org/pages/explore-the-trail/hike-schedule. We ask that you keep a distance of 6ft from others at the checkpoints. Also, please note that on the Hamilton steps, we recommend using masks in cases where it is difficult to maintain distancing requirements.

      Donations: If you are interested in contributing further to the BTC, please click here.

      FAQ’s

      What if it rains? This is a rain or shine event.

      What if I need to drop out? As we are in an urban area, there are places to meet a taxi or a ride along the way. This must be arranged by you, the participant. If you have to drop out, please let us know.

      How long will it take to finish? We estimate that the hike will take between 4 and 6 hours.

      Is my ticket/registration transferable/refundable? No. Please let us know if you cannot make it.

      Contact: Samar Smith at iroquoiabrucetrailclub@gmail.com or 416-662-9192

    • Niagara End to End #2 Quarry Road to Staff Avenue
      8:00 AM-12:00 PM
      09/25/2021
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      Hosting Club: Niagara
      Category: Car Pool
      Location (Google Maps):

      Meet at Louth Conservation Area parking lot on Staff Ave. Jordan. (Map 4, near km 49.3) Carpool.

      Hike Leader(s): Vince Zvonar Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Moderate
      Distance: 15.2 km

      Description

      Hike #2 in a series of 5. Bring Poles, bug spray, drink and a snack.

    • Fireman's Park Loop, Niagara Falls,On
      8:30 AM-10:30 AM
      09/25/2021
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      Hosting Club: Niagara
      Category: Loop
      Location (Google Maps): 2275 Dorchester Rd., Niagara Falls, On L2E 6S4, Park in upper parking lot.

      Hike Leader(s): Diane Marlatt Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Moderate
      Distance: 8.4 km

      Description

      Bring drink, sunscreen, bug spray and poles. A little road walking, but mainly on paths, you’ll enjoy a couple good hills, and pretty views.

      https://www.alltrails.com/explore/recording/morning-hike-466fb9b–57

    • Paid Outing  Prediction Hike Fundraiser
      8:30 AM-2:30 PM
      09/25/2021
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      Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
      Category: Prediction Hike Fundraiser
      Location (Google Maps): Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi-International Centre
      248305 Side Road 5, Mono, ON L9W 6C3

      Directions: From Airport Road, turn east onto Side Road 5. Drive 270 metres to the entrance of the International Centre on the left. Turn right onto the first gravel road and proceed towards the pagoda-styled building. Park on the shoulder of this circular driveway. Please do not park in the main parking lot near the office. The buildings of the International Centre are off limits to participants during this Bruce Trail event.

      Event Coordinator(s): Sandra Green and Sally Cohen Click here to contact Event Coordinator(s)

      Terrain: Moderate – some hills and/or some poor footing
      Distance: 7 kilometres or 20 kilometres

      Description

      Start training now for our upcoming fun-filled Prediction Hike Fundraiser. Hikers will choose to complete one of two predetermined hikes, a distance of 7 km or 20 km, and upon registration will provide their “to-the-second” prediction of how long it will take to complete the distance on event day.

      Of course there is a catch. NO time, pace, and/or distance technology can be used during the actual event. The hiker in each hike distance category with the closest prediction to his/her actual time will be awarded a fabulous prize. Everyone will receive a spectacular souvenir badge.

      Participant start times will vary between 8:30 am and 9:30 am, based on predicted finish times. Individuals and groups will be notified about their scheduled start times.

      The hikes are self-supporting, so bring plenty of snacks and beverages. Light refreshments will be served at the finish line. All profits will be donated to the Caledon Hills Bruce Trail Club.

    • West Side Of The Valley
      9:00 AM
      09/25/2021
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      Hike open to BTC Members only.

      Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

      Location (Google Maps): Meet at the parking area on Sideroad 7A, access from 7th Line (no access from Grey Rd 7in winter). Map 27, Edition 30

      Hike Leader(s): Glenda Collings Click here to contact the hike leader.

      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Moderate, Some steep sections, Some rocky footing
      Length of Hike: 13.8 km

      Description

      This is and in and out hike which follows the top of the west side of the valley through a lovely deciduous forest with beautiful views across the valley.

      COVID-19 Precautions Before, During and After your Hike

      1. Each hiker joining a Bruce Trail Club organized hike must perform a self-screening check before hiking.
        Find Ontario’s self-assessment tool here: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/
      2. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, stay home.
      3. Personal Protective Equipment:
        • Hikers may choose to wear masks
        • Hikers may carry and use hand sanitizer, but should not be sharing it with the group
      4. Hikers who experience COVID-19 symptoms following a Bruce Trail Club organized hike must inform their local public health unit.
        Find your local health unit at http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/common/system/services/phu/locations.aspx

       

      Transportation

      All hikers are responsible for their own transportation to and from the hike.

      Currently, there are no car shuttles on hikes – all hikes must be out-and-back or loop hikes.

      Other Guidelines

      1. Arrive 15 minutes before the start of the hike.
      2. Wear sturdy footwear and appropriate attire for the weather and the terrain.
        Hiking poles are a good idea in any season, especially if the terrain is rocky or slippery. In winter, snowshoes or icers/crampons are needed when conditions dictate.
        Wearing appropriate clothing and footwear prevents injuries and shows consideration for a safe and positive group hiking experience.
      3. Always carry I.D. and your health card.
      4. Bring sufficient water and snacks (or lunch if indicated). A minimum of 1L of water is recommended on all hikes, and 3L is recommended for long, challenging hikes in the heat of the summer.
      5. Bring sunscreen and insect repellent (for spring and summer hikes).
      6. Bring your own first aid kit.
      7. Please leave dogs at home.

    • Sylvan Park and Gates Gully to South Marine Park and Guild Inn
      9:30 AM-1:30 PM
      09/25/2021
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      Hosting Club: Toronto
      Category: Urban Walk
      Location (Google Maps): Front of Guildwood GO Station, parking lot on Kingston Road.

      Hike Leader(s): George Lennon Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Leisurely
      Terrain: Variable

      Description

      September is a great time to see hawks, eagles, vultures, and other migratories like flocks of blue jays, shorebirds, and waterfowl along Lake Ontario. Bring your field glasses for this unhasty, easy-going jaunt. Our walk will take us along the top of the Scarborough Bluffs to Sylvan Park and then down the Doris McCarthy Trail to the lakeshore. We will walk to the ravine at the Guild Inn, stopping to observe the birdlife along the Bluffs. At the end of the walk, we can visit the Guild Inn gardens and Guildwood Village.

      Eastbound GO trains leave Union Station at 8:05 and 8:35 a.m. to arrive at Guildwood at 8:32 and 9:02. Or a Scarborough East TTC bus 86 departs from Kennedy Subway station every 20 minutes. If everyone registered for the hike arrives before 9:30, we will depart earlier than planned. In the afternoon,westbound GO trains to return us downtown leave every 30 minutes.

    • CANCELED Boyd’s Crevices
      10:00 AM
      09/25/2021
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      Hosting Club: Sydenham
      Category: General Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Roadside parking and small parking area at the south end of 11th Concession, south of Superior Street, where the road intersects with the Owen Sound Rail Trail, north of km 86.5 (Map 32)

      Hike Leader(s): Ian Mills Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Medium: 3 to 4 km/h
      Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing, There might be muddy sections.
      Distance: 6 km

      Description

      This will be an “in and out” hike and will take approx. 2 hours. Part of the trail leads through giant dolostone blocks separated by spectacular crevices.  Good footwear recommend and a hiking stick will be helpful.

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  • Dufferin Hi-Land Loop Hike
    9:00 AM-1:00 PM
    09/26/2021

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    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Dufferin Hi-Land Section, Map 20: Meet at Kilgorie, roadside parking on Centre Road southeast side, 30 metres south of River Road at km 34.9

    Hike Leader(s): Helen Bailey, Lynda Vera Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: Approx 10k

    Description

    From km 34.9 we will hike Main BT along the Pine River, past Powerhouse ruins, Bell Lookout ST (optional), 15 Sideroad re-route, Prince of Wales Road, Melodonna ST,  and return to cars by Main Trail and Kilgorie ST re-route. 

    See Map for re-routes: https://brucetrail.org/trail_changes/455

    Bring water, snacks and equipment for conditions of the day. 

    Directions to hike start point: From Hwy 89 at Primrose, go north on Prince of Wales Road, right/east on River Road to Centre Road, Kilgorie. 

    Note: East from the corner of Prince of Wales and River Road, there are 3 signs to Centre Road in close succession, 2 to the right, one to the left – for Kilgorie take the 1st on the right. Park off to side of the road; do not block the Canada Post mailboxes.   

  • Mississauga: Old Meadowvale Village and Fletcher Flats
    10:30 AM-2:45 PM
    09/26/2021

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    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Urban Walk
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Kipling Terminal for 8:30 a.m. for a 8:42 a.m. departure on MiWay express # 109 to Mississauga City Centre Transit Terminal. Transit users coming from different points can meet us at this terminal. From this terminal we will be catching the 9:23 MiWay bus # 61 to Derry Rd at Bellshire Gate arriving at 9:51 to begin the hike. Or if driving your car to the hike, meet the rest of us at 10:15 in the parking lot of the Credit Valley Conservation Authority, 1255 Old Derry Road.

    Hike Leader(s): Andrew Proczek, Tom Swales Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely, Moderate
    Terrain: Flat, Variable
    Distance: 10.5 km car/13.4 km transit

    Description

    Come join us as we explore the streetscapes of a pioneer village seemingly frozen in time, protected by a river but significantly impacted by the growing city around it . In 1980 Meadowvale Village was designated as Ontario’s first Heritage Conservation District. During the tour we will visit author and retired history teacher, Terry Wilson, who will guide us through his replica miniature village, a labor of love for place where he grew up and for all that has been lost. The hike will be in two parts totaling 10.5 km with an additional 1.4 km hike in and out for transit users. Part 1 (6.4 km) starting form the Credit Valley Conservation Authority parking we will hike part of the Glassford Trail within the Meadowvale Conservation Area and work our way East to the Old Village. After visiting Terry Wilson we will meander through the village and stop for lunch near the Rotherglen private school, formerly the Gooderham Estate (c 1870). Completing Part 1 we will walk West along Old Derry Road, visit the ruins of the old mill and return to the Conservation Area and CVCA parking drop out. Part 2 (4.1 km) we will continue Westward to pick up the pretty Levi Creek trail that affords us a loop by way of Samuelson Park and Circle trail partly along the former Guelph Suburban Radial Railway Line (1917-1931) and Meadowvale Conservation area back to our starting point. Fletcher Flats will not be part of this hike but will be featured in another upcoming Credit River Hike.

    Public Washrooms inside the Conservation Area grounds that we can access before and after our Village tour. Please bring minimum 1.5 L of water, a lunch or snacks, insect repellant and wear long pants.

    The Route:https://onthegomap.com/s/de8c0s1c

  • Sydenham Club’s Hike, AGM & Picnic Supper
    1:30 PM
    09/26/2021

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    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: Hike & Picnic
    Location (Google Maps): The picnic shelter behind the Grey-Sauble Conservation Authority, 237897 Inglis Falls Road, Owen Sound

    Hike Leader(s): Maureen McFarland Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely: 3 km/h or less, Medium: 3 to 4 km/h
    Terrain: Easy: Mostly flat and good footing., Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing

    Description

    A variety of hikes will be offered. After the hikes, the club’s annual general meeting will start at 4:00 pm. A picnic supper will follow (bring your own meal, no sharing).  Come out to visit with your fellow members and find out what’s new with Sydenham Club.

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  • Long Hike Wiley Road Short Hills
    8:00 AM-10:30 AM
    09/28/2021

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    Hosting Club: Niagara

    Location (Google Maps):

    Short Hills Wiley Road Entrance

    Hike Leader(s): Alan Laver

    Pace: Brisk
    Terrain: Moderate
    12k

    Description

    Explore Short Hills and the majestic side trails of Scarlett Tanager, Hemlock. Swayze Falls and Terrace. Register for each hike

  • Short hike – Pelham Road, Short Hills
    9:15 AM-10:45 AM
    09/28/2021

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    Hosting Club: Niagara

    Location (Google Maps): Short Hills Provincial Park, Pelham Road entrance

    Hike Leader(s): janet davey Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 6 km

    Description

    Hike the main and side trails in Short Hills. Bring water and a snack, bug spray and sun screen

  • Creemore Nature Preserve
    9:30 AM-11:30 AM
    09/28/2021

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    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: Tuesday Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Creemore Nature Preserve roadside parking on Concession Rd 6 South, south of Simcoe Road 9, east of Simcoe Rd 124.

    Hike Leader(s): Les Babbage, Inge Eckerich, Bob Slack Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: Long hike – 5 km, Short – 2.5 km

    Description

    We will hike both loops in the Nature Preserve. The shorter hike will return after the first loop.

  • Humber Valley Heritage Trail
    9:30 AM-3:00 PM
    09/28/2021

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    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: Tuesday Hikers
    Location (Google Maps): Dick’s Dam Park in Bolton. From Hwy 10 about 12 km south of Caledon Village, take Regional Rd. 9 (aka King St.) east for 15 km to Bolton. In downtown Bolton turn left at Queen St. (Hwy 50) and in 0.5 km cross the bridge over the Humber River. Turn left on Hickman St. then right on Glasgow Rd. Follow Glasgow around the bend to parking on your left at Dick’s Dam Park. Alternate route is to take Hwy 427 north to where it ends at Hwy 7. Turn left on Hwy 7 and then in about one km turn right on Hwy 50. Follow for 14 km to Bolton.

    Hike Leader(s): Peter Leeney Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hour
    Terrain: Moderate – some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 14 km

    Description

    We will hike about 7 km along the Humber River and then return by the same route for a total of 14 km. Expect some hills.

  • Secrets of Sydenham #2
    10:00 AM
    09/28/2021

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    Hosting Club: Sydenham

    Location (Google Maps): Roadside parking on Holland-Sydenham Townline just west of Grey Rd. 29, south of km 9.9 (Map 29, Edition 30)

    Hike Leader(s): Maureen McFarland Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium: 3 to 4 km/h
    Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing, There might be muddy sections.
    Distance: 5 km

    Description

    This hike is a loop of the main trail and Walters Falls Side Trail.  Please note that we are no longer parking at the Walters Falls Inn.

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  • Hockley Valley, Loops and Hills, Hills, Hills!
    9:00 AM-3:30 PM
    09/29/2021

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    Hike open to BTC Members only.

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Hikers R Us
    Location (Google Maps): Parking lot on Hockley Valley Road, across from Black Birch Restaurant

    Hike Leader(s): Louise Langlais Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr, Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
    Distance: 14 km

    Description

    We will hike the amazing Hockley Valley, doing the blues in one direction and the whites on the way back.

    Hike Leader: Louise Langlais; Email: langlaislouise@gmail.com. Cell: 519-222-4040 on day of hike. At other times, email is the best way to contact me. Wear appropriate quick-dry clothing and hiking boots. Bring sunscreen, insect repellent (summer), icers (winter), snacks, lunch, a personal first aid kit (https://www.gore-tex.com/blog/hiking-first-aid-kit), and 1-2 litres of water. During COVID, also bring hand sanitizer and a face mask. For personalized driving directions, click on the hike in the BTC hike calendar, then on (Google Maps) to the right of the word Location, and your smart phone should navigate you to the correct location. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early. If you are unable to attend, please email me as long as possible in advance of the hike, or text me if it is <2 hours before the hike. There is often a waiting list, so the more advance notice you give, the better.

    Your first aid kit should include bandaids, sterile gauze pads, a tensor bandage, Sam Splint, moleskin, SteriStrips for lacerations, antiseptic ointment, ASA (for heart attack), ibuprofen, Benadryl, gravol, imodium + personal medications such as nitroglycerin for people with Angina. For more information, click this link: https://www.gore-tex.com/blog/hiking-first-aid-kit(https://www.gore-tex.com/blog/hiking-first-aid-kit)

  • Decew to Morningstar Mill
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    09/29/2021


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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: In and Out
    Location (Google Maps):

    Decew House, Decew Rd., Thorold, On (Map 3, km 29.8)

    Hike Leader(s): Dan Wilson Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 5.3km

    Description

    This hike follows the main trail along Moody lake to the Morningstar Mill side trail, past the DeCew Falls to Morningstar Mill.

  • Lincoln Loveliness
    10:00 AM-1:00 PM
    09/29/2021

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    Hike open to BTC Members only.

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Good Companions
    Location (Google Maps): Kinsmen Park, Kinsmen Rd and Frost Rd, Lincoln (Beamsville)

    Hike Leader(s): Craig Sim Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing, Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
    Distance: 10km (approximate)

    Description

    Beautiful views from the escarpment overlooking farmland following the Bruce Trail. Quite rocky terrain with at times tricky footing, some hills. Wear hiking boots or shoes, good tread a must. Bring water, snacks, and layer adequate clothing for conditions including rainwear.

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