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  • The Forest & Stones Speak – Forest Bathing & Historical Hike
    9:00 AM-1:30 PM
    07/01/2024

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    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: Nature Walks
    Location (Google Maps): Depart from Riverside Woods parking lot, Map 18, (BTC Ref Guide) off the 1st Line EHS. From Highway 10, take Hockley Valley Rd. East. Turn right onto the 5 Sideroad and then left or north on 1st Line EHS to the parking lot.

    Hike Leader(s): Janice McClelland and Dan Revington Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely – 3 km/hour or less
    Terrain: Moderate – some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 6.5 km

    Description

    We begin our walk on the Goodyear Memorial Side Trail, absorbing nature as we walk quietly under the forest cover.  Then follow the Rushing River Side Trail down and  back from the Nottawasaga River.  The Goodyear Memorial Side Trail continues to lead us on through forest to the 2nd Line where we follow the main Bruce Trail to the Vineyard View Side Trail breathing in the view. Our return journey includes the vistas of the Upland Side Trail.  On this Canada Day, we will share information and stories of the stone house built in 1857 – standing today, 167 years later –  a house that received its historical designation in 2024!

    Please bring water and carry a lunch.  (Options may include a “picnic” lunch towards the end of the walk.)

  • General Hike Canada Day Dundas Valley Loop
    9:30 AM-3:30 PM
    07/01/2024

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

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 17.5 kms

    Description

    Oh Canada!  Join us on a lovely loop hike in the Dundas Valley. We take in part of the Bruce Trail and several DVCA trails.  Waterfalls like Sherman, Canterbury, and Cascade.  Please bring  bug spray, 3L water, snack for “elevensies”, lunch, 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.  Please arrive at 9:15 to be ready to hike at 9:30.

  • Car Hike Car Hike: Forks Of The Credit, Map 15, Ed 31
    10:30 AM-2:30 PM
    07/01/2024

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    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Car Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Forks of the Credit Provincial Park, Map 15, Ed 31

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

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Hilly
    Distance: 10 Km

    Description

    Starting at Mississauga Road we will follow the Elora Cataract Trailway into the Forks of the Credit Park and complete a loop hike through the park, returning along the Trailway to the meeting point. There will be an opportunity to see the falls. After the hike those inclined are invited to join me for coffee or tea at the Higher Ground coffee shop in Belfountain.

    To get to the meeting point go north on Mississauga Road through Belfountain. Continue about 2 km to where the Elora Cataract Trailway crosses Mississauga Road. There is parking on both sides of the road. Beware of no parking areas.

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  • Monument Hill, Ganaraska
    9:00 AM
    07/03/2024

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    Hosting Club: Blue Mountains
    Category: Register in person the morning of hike.
    Location (Google Maps): Tim Hornton’s 281 First Street #4. Collingwood, ON L9Y 1B2

    Hike Leader(s): David Little Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 9 km

    Description

    This is a loop trail located near Wasaga Beach. Lots of hills and options to take. This will be an exploration of some new trails to hike! Be prepared to explore the variety within this hike. Bring a snack or lunch and water.

  • WEDNESDAY WALKERS – Old Baldy
    9:30 AM-11:00 AM
    07/03/2024

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    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Our hike will begin from the parking lot of Old Baldy. km 43.9, Map 25, Edition 31. Any hike participants who do not have a parking pass for Grey Sauble CA can park on the shoulder of Sideroad 7B by the bend in the road and then be shuttled to the parking lot.

    Hike Leader(s): Margaret Yaraskavitch Click here to contact the hike leader.

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate, Some rocky footing, Some steep sections
    Length of Hike: 5 km

    Description

    Our hike takes us atop Old Baldy, the iconic outcrop. The Trail is well-used, the pathway often being “roots and rocks”. There will be a number of lookout spots to view into and across the Beaver Valley. We will hike along the main Trail and then turn back when we reach the road allowance part of the Trail. On the way back we will walk on the Mac Kirk Side Trail, under a canopy of deciduous trees.

    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.

    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.
  • Evening Hike in Owen Sound followed by an Opportunity for Refreshments
    7:00 PM-8:45 PM
    07/03/2024

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    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: An evening walk.
    Location (Google Maps): First Avenue East Parking Lot between 8th St East and 7th St East. Owen Sound

    Hike Leader(s): Harriet Nixon Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

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

    Description

    Join us for an evening hike exploring Owen Sound trails and neighbourhoods, followed by an opportunity for refreshments. No need to show up 15 minutes early for this hike, but please be prepared to start promptly at 7:00 pm.

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  • Car Pool New Badge! Niagara E2E Hike #2
    8:00 AM-12:00 PM
    07/06/2024

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Car Pool
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Louth Conservation Area (Map 4) East of km 51.4. Enter from Staff Ave N43. 121706 W79.351235
    Carpool back to Quarry Rd.

    Hike Leader(s): Lauren Doig Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Strenuous
    Distance: 15.3

    Description

    Bring snacks and plenty of water.  Poles are recommended. Be prepared for the weather.

  • RIM 2 RIM Badge Hike #1 Pretty River Rim (First in a series of 3 for the Rim2Rim badge)
    8:00 AM
    07/06/2024

    This is a Multi-Day Hike

    You are signing up for the following dates and times:

    2024-07-06 at 08:00
    2024-07-27 at 08:00
    2024-08-10 at 08:00

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Blue Mountains
    Category: Register online ONLY
    Location (Google Maps): Hike meets in the parking lot behind Tim Hortons on First St. in Collingwood.

    Hike Leader(s): Hart Fischer Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 18.5

    Description

    Meet at Trailhead. About 18.5 km with almost 810 m elevation gain. Park your car in the small Bruce Trail Parking Lot [BTPL] on the Pretty River Road [44.428118, -80.276849]. If this small BTPL is filled, use the large Ontario Parks Lower Pretty River lot [44.430983, -80.275474]. Do not park along Pretty River Road as it is a strictly enforced no parking zone by the Town of Blue Mtns. The hike starts in the small BTPL. Proceed north on the white blazed trail until you come to the blue blazed side trail – John Haigh Side Trail. Proceed west past the highest point on the Bruce Trail. Continue until you reach the intersection of the 2nd line and 6th Sideroad. Retrace your steps to the BTPL. Have a break. Proceed east along the white blazed trail until you reach the Blue Mtns Clearview Townline. Head south and continue south past Osprey-The Blue Mountains Townline. Follow the white blazed trail until you reach the blue side trail – Standing Rock & Caves Side Trail. Turn west and take the blue blazed side trail through the Singhampton Caves until it rejoins the white blazed trail again. Turn east (left) and follow the white blazed trail which turns west and then north retracing your steps back to the parking lot. Bring lots of snacks, lunch and water. [gotohttps://www.alltrails.com/explore/map/map-march-8-2023-f875227 for a detailed map of the hike] Check the other schedules dates for associated hike description.

  • Car Hike Car Hike: Cherry Beach Down town
    8:15 AM-1:15 PM
    07/06/2024

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    Hosting Club: Toronto

    Location (Google Maps): Cherry Beach Parking Lot, at the foot of Cherry Street (Free Parking)

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

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Flat
    Distance: 14-17 km

    Description

    We will hike along the waterfront trail, watch birds signing and more

    1-Hikers must stay between the leader and the sweep.

    2-Hikers must advise the leader or the sweep if they wish to leave the group.

    3- Hikers must follow the whistle instructions: 1 blast- stay where you are; 2 blasts come to the leader; 3 blasts – come to the leader quickly.

    4-Hike leader may request volunteers to stop at trail intersections, they need to help hikers to the direction the group walk and wait till they see the sweep .

    5-Hikers have to make sure they can  see the persons behind and in front of them.

  • Car Hike: Scotsdale Farm thru Siver Creek Conservation Area to Terra Cotta Conservation Area.
    8:30 AM-2:30 PM
    07/06/2024

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    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Cancelled
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Terra Cotta’s off road parking located on a very short dirt road off Winston Churchill Blvd just south of the Main Trail. GPS N43.726474, W-79.958225. Map 14

    Hike Leader(s): Ross Estrella Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Brisk, Moderate
    Terrain: Hilly, Rocky
    Distance: 14 kms

    Description

    On a moderate to brisk pace from Scotsdale Farm thru Silver Creek Conservation Area endingat Terra Cotta Conservation Area, we’ll make this strech a (Hike4Health-Hike4Fun). Aside from conditioning our physical and mental capacities we’ll have short fun activities and ample time for picture taking of the amazing sigths that the bruce trail offer.  But, don’t be too complacent, you still have prepare for the trail surprises and challenges. Forget not your snacks and lunch, enough water for hydration. Please bring sunscreen, sun head protection and bug spray in the event we’re greeted by friendly mosquitoes. Comfortable and durable hiking shoe/boot and poles are highly recommended. Please have your personal medication and health card at your backpack. Please dress appropriately to weather forecast. Please arrive at 8:15 am (fifteen minutes) early to allow for car shuttling. Allowed no dropout.

  • Mono Cliffs Provincial Park
    8:30 AM-12:30 PM
    07/06/2024

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps):

    Mono Community Centre Parking Lot

    Hike Leader(s): Pati Greenwood, Jeff Dowsett Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

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

    Description

    We will hike through the Mono Cliffs Provincial Park on the main Bruce Trail and several side trails.  Bring water and snacks.  Wear clothing and footwear appropriate to conditions. Insect repellent is recommended.

    Park in the gravel lot at the Mono Community Centre, Mono Centre Road (County Road 8).  Please arrive by 8:15 am as we will leave promptly at 8:30 am.

  • Paid Outing Bus Hike Bus Hike: Caledon E2E Hike #3 of 5
    8:30 AM-5:00 PM
    07/06/2024

    Trip Information
    Departure Time: 08:30
    Return to City Time: 17:00
    Departure Point: Kipling Departure Point

    Click here for more information or to register

    Optional Items

    Hosting Club: Toronto, Caledon Hills
    Category: Bus Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Innis Lake Road, Caledon East, ON

    Hike Leader(s): Sajedeh Zahraei, Celia Ho Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Variable
    Distance: 13.9 Km

    Description

    Maps 17-18, km 31.6 – km 44.3 (12.7 km)
    Starting Point: Roadside Parking – km 31.6 (on Innis Lake Rd, north of Finnerty Sideroad) (43.918917°N 79.909387°W)
    Drop-out Point: 7th Line Parking Area – km 42.2 (located off the 7th Line immediately east of Airport Rd.) (43.960477°N 79.979773°W)
    End Point: Parking Area – Mono 5 Sideroad – km 44.3 (on the north side of the road where the Trail crosses) (43.974055°N 79.984988°W)

  • Margaret Paull Side Trail
    9:00 AM
    07/06/2024

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    Hosting Club: Blue Mountains
    Category: Register in person the morning of hike.
    Location (Google Maps): Hike meets in the parking lot behind Tim Hortons on First St. in Collingwood.

    Hike Leader(s): Bob Moenck Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely – 3 km/hr. or less
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing, Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
    Distance: 5 km

    Description

    We will drive via Grey Rd.119 to the end of the 6th Line in the Beaver Valley section. We will hike along the white blazed trail to km 11.3 where it joins up with the Margaret Paull Side Trail. We will follow the side trail back to the white blazed trail, then 6 Distance: 5km return to the cars. Bring water and a snack.

  • 9:30 Summer 2024 Black History Series: Chloe Cooley Commemorative Hike #1 of 4
    9:30 AM-11:30 AM
    07/06/2024

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

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 7-8 kms

    Description

    This hike will take participants to the place where Chloe Cooley’s brave act of resistance, changed the course of history in NOTL and Canada. 9 JUL 1793 saw the passing of an Act that set the stage for the great freedom movement of enslaved African Americans known as the Underground Railroad. This hike will take us along the General Brock Side Trail (GBST) and on then on the Niagara Parkway (NP). The GBST’s terrain is hilly/moderate, whereas the NP is flat/easy.  On the return we will go through the Village Of Queenston and take the new sets of stairs up the escarpment, which some consider steep.

    For more information about Chloe Cooley click on the link below.

    https://www.canadapost-postescanada.ca/blogs/personal/perspectives/chloe-cooley-black-history-month/

    PLEASE NOTE: Hikes are offered by volunteers who have committed to their own learning to be able to offer informative and contemplative hike experiences. These hikes are open to all and offered in a spirit of mutual leaning and inclusion.

    This hike counts as 1 of 3 required hikes in the Summer 2024 series for the Black History badge. Look to the August schedule for more hikes in this series.

     

    A parking fee applies or use your Niagara Falls Parking Pass. See below for information on how to order (allow at least 2 weeks for delivery by mail).

    https://www.niagaraparks.com/visit-niagara-parks/plan-your-visit/parking-pass/

  • Paid Outing  Sydenham Stained Glass Fundraiser Badge Wknd E2E in 8
    9:30 AM-5:00 AM
    07/06/2024

    This is a Multi-Day Hike

    You are signing up for the following dates:

    2024-07-06, 2024-07-07, 2024-07-20, 2024-07-21, 2024-08-24, 2024-08-25, 2024-09-28, 2024-09-29

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia, Sydenham
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Various – schedule will be emailed to registered hikers

    Hike Leader(s): Freddy Wang Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing, Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
    Distance: 18 to 23 km per day

    Description

    Hike weekends: July 6-7, July 20-21, August 24-25, September 28-29

    Saturday start time: 9:30 AM (9:15 meet)

    Sunday start time: 7:30 AM (7:15 meet)

    This is a special series of 8 hikes to complete the entire Sydenham section of the Bruce Trail over four weekends. There will be a late start on Saturday and early start on Sunday to accommodate those travelling to the area.

    There is an accomplishment badge, included in the registration fee – which was designed by Joe Borges and features the Hart’s-Tongue fern. It is easily identified by its wide, deep green leathery fronds and thought to resemble a deer’s tongue.

    For this E2E in 8, we will be following the main trail southbound from Wiarton to Blantyre. Please note that you are signing up for the entire series of eight hikes as a Group Hike. The Sydenham in 8 series is geared to experienced long distance hikers with the expectation of a 3.5 to 4.5 km/hr pace maintained over an 18 to 23 km day.  No dropout points have been established and therefore hikers who must drop out, will be responsible for their own transportation. Please be honest about your hiking abilities.

    Hikers will be expected to wear proper hiking footwear with the expectation of hot and possibly wet weather, with trail conditions varying from dry to muddy. Please being bug spray/repellant and sunscreen if you use it. Sufficient food and min 2K of water for a full day of hiking is also required. Hiking poles and wet weather gear (if necessary) are recommended. A 10-15 minute on-trail lunch break will be scheduled.

    The fee goes towards supporting the Sydenham Bruce Trail Club, which in turn supports the mission of the Bruce Trail Conservancy, which is: “Preserving a ribbon of wilderness, for everyone, forever.”

    maximum of 2 (of the 8) hikes can be self-completed as a result of scheduling challenges, but it is intended that this badge be earned while hiking as part of a group led by a certified hike leader. Car shuttles are shared amongst the hikers.

    Please note there are no refunds!

    The specifics for each day’s hike will be shared after registration or upon request.

    TRANSPORTATION

    This series will be through hikes and will require car shuttling, you must be willing to drive or to be a passenger.

  • Urban Walk Urban Walk: Coote’s Paradise/Hamilton Waterfront Trail
    10:15 AM-2:30 PM
    07/06/2024

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    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Urban Walk
    Location (Google Maps):

    Hike will start from McMaster University GO Bus Terminal. We will meet at Toronto’s Union Station 8:30 AM to take the 8:45 AM Train to Aldershot where we will transfer to the GO Bus for a short ride to McMaster University. On the return we take the GO Train to Toronto from West Harbour GO Train Station. If you have a smart phone then the return fare is just $10 with GO’s Weekend Pass. Seniors fare return from Union is $11.44. Hikers without a smartphone may purchase pass from Hike Leader at Union Station. If meeting us at McMaster you will have to make your way back to start by local transit or Uber and parking fee would apply.

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

    Pace: Moderate

    Distance: 12-13 km

    Description

    This will be a one way hike through the trails of the RBG’s (Royal Botanical Gardens) South Shore Cootes Paradise Trails to Princess Point and then continuing on Hamilton’s Waterfront Trail along Burlington Bay to Bayfront Park which is a 7 minute walk to the West Harbour GO Station. Cootes Paradise is the largest and most diverse of RBG’s sanctuaries. Nestled between the Niagara Escarpment and Lake Ontario the picturesque area is significant as a migratory bird flyover zone and home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. There will be a few hills including one steeper one.

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    • Car Pool New Badge! Niagara E2E Hike #2
      8:00 AM-12:00 PM
      07/06/2024

      Hike open to BTC Members only.

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Niagara
      Category: Car Pool
      Location (Google Maps): Meet at Louth Conservation Area (Map 4) East of km 51.4. Enter from Staff Ave N43. 121706 W79.351235
      Carpool back to Quarry Rd.

      Hike Leader(s): Lauren Doig Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Strenuous
      Distance: 15.3

      Description

      Bring snacks and plenty of water.  Poles are recommended. Be prepared for the weather.

    • RIM 2 RIM Badge Hike #1 Pretty River Rim (First in a series of 3 for the Rim2Rim badge)
      8:00 AM
      07/06/2024

      This is a Multi-Day Hike

      You are signing up for the following dates and times:

      2024-07-06 at 08:00
      2024-07-27 at 08:00
      2024-08-10 at 08:00

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Blue Mountains
      Category: Register online ONLY
      Location (Google Maps): Hike meets in the parking lot behind Tim Hortons on First St. in Collingwood.

      Hike Leader(s): Hart Fischer Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
      Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
      Distance: 18.5

      Description

      Meet at Trailhead. About 18.5 km with almost 810 m elevation gain. Park your car in the small Bruce Trail Parking Lot [BTPL] on the Pretty River Road [44.428118, -80.276849]. If this small BTPL is filled, use the large Ontario Parks Lower Pretty River lot [44.430983, -80.275474]. Do not park along Pretty River Road as it is a strictly enforced no parking zone by the Town of Blue Mtns. The hike starts in the small BTPL. Proceed north on the white blazed trail until you come to the blue blazed side trail – John Haigh Side Trail. Proceed west past the highest point on the Bruce Trail. Continue until you reach the intersection of the 2nd line and 6th Sideroad. Retrace your steps to the BTPL. Have a break. Proceed east along the white blazed trail until you reach the Blue Mtns Clearview Townline. Head south and continue south past Osprey-The Blue Mountains Townline. Follow the white blazed trail until you reach the blue side trail – Standing Rock & Caves Side Trail. Turn west and take the blue blazed side trail through the Singhampton Caves until it rejoins the white blazed trail again. Turn east (left) and follow the white blazed trail which turns west and then north retracing your steps back to the parking lot. Bring lots of snacks, lunch and water. [gotohttps://www.alltrails.com/explore/map/map-march-8-2023-f875227 for a detailed map of the hike] Check the other schedules dates for associated hike description.

    • Car Hike Car Hike: Cherry Beach Down town
      8:15 AM-1:15 PM
      07/06/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Toronto

      Location (Google Maps): Cherry Beach Parking Lot, at the foot of Cherry Street (Free Parking)

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

      Pace: Moderate
      Terrain: Flat
      Distance: 14-17 km

      Description

      We will hike along the waterfront trail, watch birds signing and more

      1-Hikers must stay between the leader and the sweep.

      2-Hikers must advise the leader or the sweep if they wish to leave the group.

      3- Hikers must follow the whistle instructions: 1 blast- stay where you are; 2 blasts come to the leader; 3 blasts – come to the leader quickly.

      4-Hike leader may request volunteers to stop at trail intersections, they need to help hikers to the direction the group walk and wait till they see the sweep .

      5-Hikers have to make sure they can  see the persons behind and in front of them.

    • Car Hike: Scotsdale Farm thru Siver Creek Conservation Area to Terra Cotta Conservation Area.
      8:30 AM-2:30 PM
      07/06/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Toronto
      Category: Cancelled
      Location (Google Maps): Meet at Terra Cotta’s off road parking located on a very short dirt road off Winston Churchill Blvd just south of the Main Trail. GPS N43.726474, W-79.958225. Map 14

      Hike Leader(s): Ross Estrella Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Brisk, Moderate
      Terrain: Hilly, Rocky
      Distance: 14 kms

      Description

      On a moderate to brisk pace from Scotsdale Farm thru Silver Creek Conservation Area endingat Terra Cotta Conservation Area, we’ll make this strech a (Hike4Health-Hike4Fun). Aside from conditioning our physical and mental capacities we’ll have short fun activities and ample time for picture taking of the amazing sigths that the bruce trail offer.  But, don’t be too complacent, you still have prepare for the trail surprises and challenges. Forget not your snacks and lunch, enough water for hydration. Please bring sunscreen, sun head protection and bug spray in the event we’re greeted by friendly mosquitoes. Comfortable and durable hiking shoe/boot and poles are highly recommended. Please have your personal medication and health card at your backpack. Please dress appropriately to weather forecast. Please arrive at 8:15 am (fifteen minutes) early to allow for car shuttling. Allowed no dropout.

    • Mono Cliffs Provincial Park
      8:30 AM-12:30 PM
      07/06/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Iroquoia
      Category: General Hike
      Location (Google Maps):

      Mono Community Centre Parking Lot

      Hike Leader(s): Pati Greenwood, Jeff Dowsett Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

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

      Description

      We will hike through the Mono Cliffs Provincial Park on the main Bruce Trail and several side trails.  Bring water and snacks.  Wear clothing and footwear appropriate to conditions. Insect repellent is recommended.

      Park in the gravel lot at the Mono Community Centre, Mono Centre Road (County Road 8).  Please arrive by 8:15 am as we will leave promptly at 8:30 am.

    • Paid Outing Bus Hike Bus Hike: Caledon E2E Hike #3 of 5
      8:30 AM-5:00 PM
      07/06/2024

      Trip Information
      Departure Time: 08:30
      Return to City Time: 17:00
      Departure Point: Kipling Departure Point

      Click here for more information or to register

      Optional Items

      Hosting Club: Toronto, Caledon Hills
      Category: Bus Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Innis Lake Road, Caledon East, ON

      Hike Leader(s): Sajedeh Zahraei, Celia Ho Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Moderate
      Terrain: Variable
      Distance: 13.9 Km

      Description

      Maps 17-18, km 31.6 – km 44.3 (12.7 km)
      Starting Point: Roadside Parking – km 31.6 (on Innis Lake Rd, north of Finnerty Sideroad) (43.918917°N 79.909387°W)
      Drop-out Point: 7th Line Parking Area – km 42.2 (located off the 7th Line immediately east of Airport Rd.) (43.960477°N 79.979773°W)
      End Point: Parking Area – Mono 5 Sideroad – km 44.3 (on the north side of the road where the Trail crosses) (43.974055°N 79.984988°W)

    • Margaret Paull Side Trail
      9:00 AM
      07/06/2024

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      Hosting Club: Blue Mountains
      Category: Register in person the morning of hike.
      Location (Google Maps): Hike meets in the parking lot behind Tim Hortons on First St. in Collingwood.

      Hike Leader(s): Bob Moenck Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Leisurely – 3 km/hr. or less
      Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing, Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
      Distance: 5 km

      Description

      We will drive via Grey Rd.119 to the end of the 6th Line in the Beaver Valley section. We will hike along the white blazed trail to km 11.3 where it joins up with the Margaret Paull Side Trail. We will follow the side trail back to the white blazed trail, then 6 Distance: 5km return to the cars. Bring water and a snack.

    • 9:30 Summer 2024 Black History Series: Chloe Cooley Commemorative Hike #1 of 4
      9:30 AM-11:30 AM
      07/06/2024

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

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

      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Moderate
      Distance: 7-8 kms

      Description

      This hike will take participants to the place where Chloe Cooley’s brave act of resistance, changed the course of history in NOTL and Canada. 9 JUL 1793 saw the passing of an Act that set the stage for the great freedom movement of enslaved African Americans known as the Underground Railroad. This hike will take us along the General Brock Side Trail (GBST) and on then on the Niagara Parkway (NP). The GBST’s terrain is hilly/moderate, whereas the NP is flat/easy.  On the return we will go through the Village Of Queenston and take the new sets of stairs up the escarpment, which some consider steep.

      For more information about Chloe Cooley click on the link below.

      https://www.canadapost-postescanada.ca/blogs/personal/perspectives/chloe-cooley-black-history-month/

      PLEASE NOTE: Hikes are offered by volunteers who have committed to their own learning to be able to offer informative and contemplative hike experiences. These hikes are open to all and offered in a spirit of mutual leaning and inclusion.

      This hike counts as 1 of 3 required hikes in the Summer 2024 series for the Black History badge. Look to the August schedule for more hikes in this series.

       

      A parking fee applies or use your Niagara Falls Parking Pass. See below for information on how to order (allow at least 2 weeks for delivery by mail).

      https://www.niagaraparks.com/visit-niagara-parks/plan-your-visit/parking-pass/

    • Paid Outing  Sydenham Stained Glass Fundraiser Badge Wknd E2E in 8
      9:30 AM-5:00 AM
      07/06/2024

      This is a Multi-Day Hike

      You are signing up for the following dates:

      2024-07-06, 2024-07-07, 2024-07-20, 2024-07-21, 2024-08-24, 2024-08-25, 2024-09-28, 2024-09-29

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Iroquoia, Sydenham
      Category: General Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Various – schedule will be emailed to registered hikers

      Hike Leader(s): Freddy Wang Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr
      Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing, Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
      Distance: 18 to 23 km per day

      Description

      Hike weekends: July 6-7, July 20-21, August 24-25, September 28-29

      Saturday start time: 9:30 AM (9:15 meet)

      Sunday start time: 7:30 AM (7:15 meet)

      This is a special series of 8 hikes to complete the entire Sydenham section of the Bruce Trail over four weekends. There will be a late start on Saturday and early start on Sunday to accommodate those travelling to the area.

      There is an accomplishment badge, included in the registration fee – which was designed by Joe Borges and features the Hart’s-Tongue fern. It is easily identified by its wide, deep green leathery fronds and thought to resemble a deer’s tongue.

      For this E2E in 8, we will be following the main trail southbound from Wiarton to Blantyre. Please note that you are signing up for the entire series of eight hikes as a Group Hike. The Sydenham in 8 series is geared to experienced long distance hikers with the expectation of a 3.5 to 4.5 km/hr pace maintained over an 18 to 23 km day.  No dropout points have been established and therefore hikers who must drop out, will be responsible for their own transportation. Please be honest about your hiking abilities.

      Hikers will be expected to wear proper hiking footwear with the expectation of hot and possibly wet weather, with trail conditions varying from dry to muddy. Please being bug spray/repellant and sunscreen if you use it. Sufficient food and min 2K of water for a full day of hiking is also required. Hiking poles and wet weather gear (if necessary) are recommended. A 10-15 minute on-trail lunch break will be scheduled.

      The fee goes towards supporting the Sydenham Bruce Trail Club, which in turn supports the mission of the Bruce Trail Conservancy, which is: “Preserving a ribbon of wilderness, for everyone, forever.”

      maximum of 2 (of the 8) hikes can be self-completed as a result of scheduling challenges, but it is intended that this badge be earned while hiking as part of a group led by a certified hike leader. Car shuttles are shared amongst the hikers.

      Please note there are no refunds!

      The specifics for each day’s hike will be shared after registration or upon request.

      TRANSPORTATION

      This series will be through hikes and will require car shuttling, you must be willing to drive or to be a passenger.

    • Urban Walk Urban Walk: Coote's Paradise/Hamilton Waterfront Trail
      10:15 AM-2:30 PM
      07/06/2024

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      Hosting Club: Toronto
      Category: Urban Walk
      Location (Google Maps):

      Hike will start from McMaster University GO Bus Terminal. We will meet at Toronto’s Union Station 8:30 AM to take the 8:45 AM Train to Aldershot where we will transfer to the GO Bus for a short ride to McMaster University. On the return we take the GO Train to Toronto from West Harbour GO Train Station. If you have a smart phone then the return fare is just $10 with GO’s Weekend Pass. Seniors fare return from Union is $11.44. Hikers without a smartphone may purchase pass from Hike Leader at Union Station. If meeting us at McMaster you will have to make your way back to start by local transit or Uber and parking fee would apply.

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

      Pace: Moderate

      Distance: 12-13 km

      Description

      This will be a one way hike through the trails of the RBG’s (Royal Botanical Gardens) South Shore Cootes Paradise Trails to Princess Point and then continuing on Hamilton’s Waterfront Trail along Burlington Bay to Bayfront Park which is a 7 minute walk to the West Harbour GO Station. Cootes Paradise is the largest and most diverse of RBG’s sanctuaries. Nestled between the Niagara Escarpment and Lake Ontario the picturesque area is significant as a migratory bird flyover zone and home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. There will be a few hills including one steeper one.

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  • Limehouse Loop Hike
    8:30 AM-2:00 PM
    07/08/2024

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps):

    Limehouse Parking Lot

    Hike Leader(s): Pati Greenwood, Jeff Dowsett Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 15 km

    Description

     

    Starting at the Limehouse Parking Lot, the hike will follow the main trail, the Canada Goose Side Trail, the Ridge Side Trail and the Todd Bardes Meadowland Side Trail to form at 15 km loop.  There will be regular breaks, including a lunch stop along the way.  Bring snacks, a lunch and plenty of water.  Insect repellent is recommended. Please arrive at 8:15 am as we will depart promptly at 8:30 am.

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  • Bibbulmun Friendship Trail
    8:30 AM
    07/10/2024

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    Hosting Club: Blue Mountains
    Category: Register in person the morning of hike.
    Location (Google Maps): Hike meets in the parking lot behind Tim Hortons on First St. in Collingwood.

    Hike Leader(s): Mary-Lynn Chenard Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 7 km

    Description

    This is one of our Friendship trails running along BTC trails and other conserved land north of Boyne Valley Provincial Park. We will park at km 29.4 on 1st Line E in the Dufferin Hi-Land section. The 7 km figure eight hike will follow the white blazed trail to km 25.4, looping back to the parking lot via the Oliver Creek Side Trail and the Moss Haven Side Trail. Bring a lunch or snack and water. *The Bibbulmun Track in Western Australia stretches 1,000 km from Kalamunda in the Perth Hills to the historic town of Albany on the south coast.

  • In and Out 9:15 Enjoy the Flora around The Falls
    9:15 AM-11:15 AM
    07/10/2024

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

    Dufferin Islands parking lot, off Burning Springs Hill, Niagara Falls. Note: a parking fee applies, as part of the Niagara Falls Parkway parking system.

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

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

    Description

    Experience the flora in the Dufferin Islands Nature Area, Oakes Garden Theatre and in between along the Niagara Parkway. With luck the roses will be in full bloom in the Victoria Parks’ garden.

  • CANCELLED – Halton Agreement Forest
    9:30 AM-11:30 AM
    07/10/2024

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet roadside on 10 Side Road, just east of Guelph Line, north of Campbellville.

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

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

    Description

    We will hike around several of the bike trails.  Please bring bug spray/bug net, as this Forest is very buggy.

  • WEDNESDAY WALKERS – Around Eugenia CANCELLED due to rain
    9:30 AM-11:30 AM
    07/10/2024

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    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet at the end of North Street in Eugenia. Km 56.1, map 26, Edition 31. Park on the south side of the street facing east.

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate, Some steep sections
    Length of Hike: 5.8 km

    Description

    This hike route quickly enters a wooded area on Valley slope. There will be plenty of up-and-down walking until we reach Eugenia Falls Conservation Area. This is a scenic section of Trail, walking along the side of the Beaver River, crossing the river and walking along more riverside. There are old structures still in place that show some of the early history of development in the area. Hikers will see a good view of the high Eugenia Falls. This hike is a there-and-back route.

    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.

    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.
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  • 8:00 am Long Hike Jordan to Moyer / Louth
    8:00 AM-10:30 AM
    07/11/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara

    Location (Google Maps):

    Jordan Hollow Park 3039 King St Jordan

    Hike Leader(s): Alan Laver

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    10k

    Description

    From Jordan Hollow Hike the main trail to Upper and Lower Balls Falls, Moyer Road or Louth and Return. You must register for each hike. Bring Poles, sunscreen, bug spray , snack and a drink and dress for the weather

  • Caledon Hills End-to-End Hike 2 of 6
    9:15 AM-4:00 PM
    07/11/2024

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    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: End-to-End
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Mono 5 Sideroad parking, km 45.4, where the trail crosses. Shuttle to start at Hockley Rd.

    Hike Leader(s): Nancy Mooney Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hour
    Terrain: Moderate – some hills and/or some poor footing, Strenuous – hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
    Distance: 61.1 – 45.4 + 0.250 from parking = 16 km total

    Description

    This is the second hike in the series and takes us through the Hockley Valley Resort, pine plantations, hills and valleys.  ***Please bring more than enough water for a long July hike!

  • Hike Hiking in and around Jordan
    9:15 AM-11:00 AM
    07/11/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara

    Location (Google Maps): Sho’arishon Park, formerly Jordan Hollow Park, Jordan

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Strenuous
    Distance: 7 km

    Description

    Hike the main road and side trails around Jordan.  Wear hiking boots and bring water, sunscreen and bug spray.

  • Rattlesnake Loop
    9:30 AM-12:30 PM
    07/11/2024

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Thursday Group
    Location (Google Maps): Rattlesnake 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. 9 km.

    Description

    Please join us as we hike this beautiful area with views from the top of the escarpment and from the bottom of Nassagaweya Canyon looking up to the escarpment. The forest will be lush and green and cool. Meet in the lower parking lot at 9:15 for a 9:30 am. start. Bring water, a snack, insect repellent and sunscreen. Hiking poles will be useful. Make a reservation with Halton Parks to enter the conservation.
    please contact hike leader via this form if you have any questions.

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  • Scotsdale Farm – Silver Creek
    8:30 AM-2:00 PM
    07/12/2024

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps):

    Scotsdale Farm Parking Lot

    Hike Leader(s): Pati Greenwood, Jeff Dowsett Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

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

    Description

    From Scotsdale Farm parking lot, we will hike the main trail and side trails in Silver Creek Conservation area for a 14k loop.  Bring a snack and plenty of water.  Wear sturdy footwear and clothing appropriate to conditions. Insect repellent is recommended.

    Please arrive at 8:15 am as well will leave promptly at 8:30 am.

  • Urban Niagara-on-the-Lake Tour
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    07/12/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Urban
    Location (Google Maps): Park on King St near Center St, just outside of Veterans Memorial Park, Niagara-on-the-Lake

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 6-7km

    Description

    Each Friday we will explore different neighbourhoods, trails and parkland throughout Historic Niagara-on-the-Lake.

    Moderate pace with some weeks entirely on sidewalks and roads while others may include a mix of trails and paved pathways. Great way to build up endurance for longer more strenuous hikes.

    Prepare for cooler windy conditions on open parkland and along Lake Ontario and Niagara River trails.

    Plan to stay for conversation and a warm cup of coffee or tea at Sweets & Swirls, Community Centre, Niagara Stone Road, NOTL

    Robin & Margaret

  • Afternoon hike – Halton Agreement Forest
    4:30 PM-6:00 PM
    07/12/2024

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Afternoon/Evening Hikes
    Location (Google Maps): Meet roadside on 4th Line. Up Guelph Line from the 401, turn right on 10 Side Road and follow the curve as it becomes 4th Line.

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

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 6 kms

    Description

    We will hike around the bike trails in this lovely Forest.  The bugs will be active, so bring bug spray/bug net.

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  • Car Pool New Badge! Niagara E2E Hike #3
    8:00 AM-1:00 PM
    07/13/2024

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Car Pool
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Decew House Parking lot ( Map 3) N 43.107568 W79.249598
    Carpool back to Louth Conservation Area

    Hike Leader(s): Lauren Doig Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Strenuous
    Distance: 21.5

    Description

    This is the longest hike in the series .  Be sure to bring snacks and enough water and electrolytes.  Poles are recommended. Be prepared for the weather.

  • Car Hike Car Hike: Rouge National Park Scarborough
    8:15 AM-1:30 PM
    07/13/2024

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    Hosting Club: Toronto

    Location (Google Maps): Rouge Park, Zoo Road Parking Lot, off Meadowvale Road north of Sheppard Ave

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

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Hilly, Variable
    Distance: 14-17 km

    Description

    Will explore Toronto part of Rouge park along Rouge river and Little Rouge Creek,

    Some safety procedures during the hike:

    1-Hikers must stay between the leader and the sweep.

    2-Hikers must advise the leader or the sweep if they wish to leave the group.

    3- Hikers must follow the whistle instructions: 1 blast- stay where you are; 2 blasts come to the leader; 3 blasts – come to the leader quickly.

    4-Hike leader may request volunteers to stop at trail intersections, they need to help hikers to the direction the group walk and wait till they see the sweep .

    5-Hikers have to make sure they can  see the persons behind and in front of them.

  • Paid Outing Bus Hike Bus Hike: Hike & Winery Tour and Tasting – Niagara Section – Balls Falls/Louth Conservation Areas
    8:30 AM-6:00 PM
    07/13/2024

    Trip Information
    Departure Time: 08:30
    Return to City Time: 18:00
    Departure Point: Kipling Departure Point

    Click here for more information or to register

    Optional Items

    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Bus Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Niagara Section- Balls Fall, Louth and Rockway Conservation Areas

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

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Hilly, Rocky, Variable
    Distance: 10 kms

    Description

    We’ll hike the main trail for 10 km from Balls Falls Conservation Area to Rockway Conservation Area at a moderate pace (3.5 km/hour) while enjoying the beauty of the Niagara Escarpment (Hike4Heath-Hike4Fun).   Don’t forget to bring snacks, a lunch, and sufficient water for hydration. Also bring sunscreen, sun protection, a full brimmed hat, and insect repellent in the event that we’re welcomed by friendly mosquitoes. Sturdy comfortable hiking boots/shoes and poles are highly recommended. Dress according to the expected weather conditions as per the weather forecast. There will be no dropouts. From the finish of our hike the bus will take us to Pillitteri Estates Winery where we’ll experience and enjoy a private structured wine tasting and tour hosted by one or more of the knowledgeable and friendly staff. The cost of the tasting and tour experience is $16.95 ($15.00 + HST) per person with four wines selected by the host. Please bring the fee for the tour/tasting in exact cash as it will be collected on the bus to simplify the payment to the winery estate upon our arrival. You may purchase a bottle of your favorite vino and souvenirs, if offered. If interested in attending this hike please register early (by July 7th) so the number of people expected in our group can be provided to the winery a few days in advance. Your cooperation would be appreciated.

     

  • Loop 8:30am Niagara Shores Park Beachcoming Hike
    8:30 AM-10:30 AM
    07/13/2024

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

    Click here for more information or to register

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

    Corner of Niven Road and Lakeshore Road in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Park along Old Lakeshore Road.

    Hike Leader(s): Suzanne Gourluck Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 5-6km

    Description

    Explore a lakeshore park, shoreline and cliff top trail in Niagara-on-the-Lake. This beachcombing hike involves uneven ground, clambouring over fallen trees, a pebbly beach, sandy, wet and exposed areas. Hat, sunscreen and poles are highly recommended. Please note: This is not a maintained trail and some areas may have overhanging grass and shrubs.

  • Paid Outing Bus Hike Bus Hike: Caledon E2E Hike #4 of 5
    8:30 AM-5:00 PM
    07/13/2024

    Trip Information
    Departure Time: 08:30
    Return to City Time: 17:00
    Departure Point: Kipling Departure Point

    Click here for more information or to register

    Optional Items

    Hosting Club: Toronto, Caledon Hills
    Category: Bus Hike
    Location (Google Maps): 5 Sideroad, Mono

    Hike Leader(s): Sajedeh Zahraei; Celia Ho Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Variable
    Distance: 15.7 Km

    Description

    Maps 18, km 44.3 – km 60.1 (15.8 km)
    Starting Point: Parking Area – Mono 5 Sideroad – km 44.3 (on the north side of the road where the Trail crosses) (43.974055°N 79.984988°W)
    Drop-out Point: Roadside Parking – km 53.9 (on 4th Line EHS at the entrance to the Peter Beecham Side Trail) (43.976327°N 80.026621°W)
    End Point: Hockley Road Parking Area – km 60.1 (located on the north side of Hockley Rd at the Hockley Road Side Trail) (43.972857°N 80.056330°W)

  • Pine River
    9:00 AM
    07/13/2024

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    Hosting Club: Blue Mountains
    Category: Register in person the morning of hike.
    Location (Google Maps): Hike meets in the parking lot behind Tim Hortons on First St. in Collingwood.

    Hike Leader(s): Michael Treuman Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely – 3 km/hr. or less
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 7 km

    Description

    We will drive to Kilgorie in the Dufferin Hi-Land section and park the cars at km 34.9 on Centre Road. From here, we will hike a figure eight loop utilizing the white blazed trail, the new Pine River Valley Side Trail and the Kilgorie Side Trail. This hike boasts a wonderful view from the Bell Tower Side Trail, ruins of an old powerhouse, the stunning Pine River, lake views, ponds, and more! The ruins of the old powerhouse along the Pine River are almost all that remain of the Dufferin Light and Power Company. Nearby is the old flume that brought water from a dam, which was constructed in 1909 and was the largest of its kind in Ontario. The plant provided power until 1923. Bring a snack or lunch and water.

  • Summer Fen Series: Oliphant Fen & Petrel Point
    9:00 AM-12:30 PM
    07/13/2024

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Sydenham, Peninsula
    Category: Botany Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Oliphant Fen – by North Entrance to Lorraine Brown Boardwalk

    Hike Leader(s): Jeannine Kralt Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely: 3 km/h or less
    Terrain: Easy: Mostly flat and good footing.
    Distance: 3km

    Description

    Join the Sydenham and Peninsula Bruce Trail Clubs for a hike series focusing on fens. Fens are unique coastal wetlands occurring along the escarpment, meadow marshes that have conditions that are favourable for a variety of interesting species including orchids.

    This easy hiking series will begin at Oliphant Fen, with a participant carpool to Petrel Point, returning to Oliphant thereafter. Observations count towards the PBTC Orchid Badge.

    Come to one of the hikes or several to see how the fens change through the seasons. Carpooling encouraged – contact the hike leader if you are in need of a ride (no guarantees, but attempts will be made to help coordinate). Please plan to arrive 15 minutes in advance of the hike start time.

    Please contact Jeannine, the hike leader, if you have any questions or concerns (link on this page).

  • Car Hike Car Hike: Hockley Valley Map 18
    10:00 AM-3:30 PM
    07/13/2024

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    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Car Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Hockley Valley, Map 18

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

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Challenging
    Distance: 14 km

    Description

    We will hike 14 km through the Nature Preserve, one of the most challenging (hilliest) parts of the Bruce Trail. Most of the route is under the forest canopy. After the hike I invite those interested to stop at the Hockley Valley Resort for refreshments.

    To get to the meeting point drive north of Hwy 10 from Orangeville to Hockley Road. Turn right and go about 5 km east to the parking area on your left. It is across the road from the Black Birch restaurant.

     

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    • Car Pool New Badge! Niagara E2E Hike #3
      8:00 AM-1:00 PM
      07/13/2024

      Hike open to BTC Members only.

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Niagara
      Category: Car Pool
      Location (Google Maps): Meet at Decew House Parking lot ( Map 3) N 43.107568 W79.249598
      Carpool back to Louth Conservation Area

      Hike Leader(s): Lauren Doig Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Strenuous
      Distance: 21.5

      Description

      This is the longest hike in the series .  Be sure to bring snacks and enough water and electrolytes.  Poles are recommended. Be prepared for the weather.

    • Car Hike Car Hike: Rouge National Park Scarborough
      8:15 AM-1:30 PM
      07/13/2024

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      Hosting Club: Toronto

      Location (Google Maps): Rouge Park, Zoo Road Parking Lot, off Meadowvale Road north of Sheppard Ave

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

      Pace: Moderate
      Terrain: Hilly, Variable
      Distance: 14-17 km

      Description

      Will explore Toronto part of Rouge park along Rouge river and Little Rouge Creek,

      Some safety procedures during the hike:

      1-Hikers must stay between the leader and the sweep.

      2-Hikers must advise the leader or the sweep if they wish to leave the group.

      3- Hikers must follow the whistle instructions: 1 blast- stay where you are; 2 blasts come to the leader; 3 blasts – come to the leader quickly.

      4-Hike leader may request volunteers to stop at trail intersections, they need to help hikers to the direction the group walk and wait till they see the sweep .

      5-Hikers have to make sure they can  see the persons behind and in front of them.

    • Paid Outing Bus Hike Bus Hike: Hike & Winery Tour and Tasting - Niagara Section - Balls Falls/Louth Conservation Areas
      8:30 AM-6:00 PM
      07/13/2024

      Trip Information
      Departure Time: 08:30
      Return to City Time: 18:00
      Departure Point: Kipling Departure Point

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      Optional Items

      Hosting Club: Toronto
      Category: Bus Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Niagara Section- Balls Fall, Louth and Rockway Conservation Areas

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

      Pace: Moderate
      Terrain: Hilly, Rocky, Variable
      Distance: 10 kms

      Description

      We’ll hike the main trail for 10 km from Balls Falls Conservation Area to Rockway Conservation Area at a moderate pace (3.5 km/hour) while enjoying the beauty of the Niagara Escarpment (Hike4Heath-Hike4Fun).   Don’t forget to bring snacks, a lunch, and sufficient water for hydration. Also bring sunscreen, sun protection, a full brimmed hat, and insect repellent in the event that we’re welcomed by friendly mosquitoes. Sturdy comfortable hiking boots/shoes and poles are highly recommended. Dress according to the expected weather conditions as per the weather forecast. There will be no dropouts. From the finish of our hike the bus will take us to Pillitteri Estates Winery where we’ll experience and enjoy a private structured wine tasting and tour hosted by one or more of the knowledgeable and friendly staff. The cost of the tasting and tour experience is $16.95 ($15.00 + HST) per person with four wines selected by the host. Please bring the fee for the tour/tasting in exact cash as it will be collected on the bus to simplify the payment to the winery estate upon our arrival. You may purchase a bottle of your favorite vino and souvenirs, if offered. If interested in attending this hike please register early (by July 7th) so the number of people expected in our group can be provided to the winery a few days in advance. Your cooperation would be appreciated.

       

    • Loop 8:30am Niagara Shores Park Beachcoming Hike
      8:30 AM-10:30 AM
      07/13/2024

      Hike open to BTC Members only.

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

      Corner of Niven Road and Lakeshore Road in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Park along Old Lakeshore Road.

      Hike Leader(s): Suzanne Gourluck Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Leisurely
      Terrain: Moderate
      Distance: 5-6km

      Description

      Explore a lakeshore park, shoreline and cliff top trail in Niagara-on-the-Lake. This beachcombing hike involves uneven ground, clambouring over fallen trees, a pebbly beach, sandy, wet and exposed areas. Hat, sunscreen and poles are highly recommended. Please note: This is not a maintained trail and some areas may have overhanging grass and shrubs.

    • Paid Outing Bus Hike Bus Hike: Caledon E2E Hike #4 of 5
      8:30 AM-5:00 PM
      07/13/2024

      Trip Information
      Departure Time: 08:30
      Return to City Time: 17:00
      Departure Point: Kipling Departure Point

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      Optional Items

      Hosting Club: Toronto, Caledon Hills
      Category: Bus Hike
      Location (Google Maps): 5 Sideroad, Mono

      Hike Leader(s): Sajedeh Zahraei; Celia Ho Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Moderate
      Terrain: Variable
      Distance: 15.7 Km

      Description

      Maps 18, km 44.3 – km 60.1 (15.8 km)
      Starting Point: Parking Area – Mono 5 Sideroad – km 44.3 (on the north side of the road where the Trail crosses) (43.974055°N 79.984988°W)
      Drop-out Point: Roadside Parking – km 53.9 (on 4th Line EHS at the entrance to the Peter Beecham Side Trail) (43.976327°N 80.026621°W)
      End Point: Hockley Road Parking Area – km 60.1 (located on the north side of Hockley Rd at the Hockley Road Side Trail) (43.972857°N 80.056330°W)

    • Pine River
      9:00 AM
      07/13/2024

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      Hosting Club: Blue Mountains
      Category: Register in person the morning of hike.
      Location (Google Maps): Hike meets in the parking lot behind Tim Hortons on First St. in Collingwood.

      Hike Leader(s): Michael Treuman Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Leisurely – 3 km/hr. or less
      Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
      Distance: 7 km

      Description

      We will drive to Kilgorie in the Dufferin Hi-Land section and park the cars at km 34.9 on Centre Road. From here, we will hike a figure eight loop utilizing the white blazed trail, the new Pine River Valley Side Trail and the Kilgorie Side Trail. This hike boasts a wonderful view from the Bell Tower Side Trail, ruins of an old powerhouse, the stunning Pine River, lake views, ponds, and more! The ruins of the old powerhouse along the Pine River are almost all that remain of the Dufferin Light and Power Company. Nearby is the old flume that brought water from a dam, which was constructed in 1909 and was the largest of its kind in Ontario. The plant provided power until 1923. Bring a snack or lunch and water.

    • Summer Fen Series: Oliphant Fen & Petrel Point
      9:00 AM-12:30 PM
      07/13/2024

      Hike open to BTC Members only.

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      Hosting Club: Sydenham, Peninsula
      Category: Botany Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Oliphant Fen – by North Entrance to Lorraine Brown Boardwalk

      Hike Leader(s): Jeannine Kralt Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Leisurely: 3 km/h or less
      Terrain: Easy: Mostly flat and good footing.
      Distance: 3km

      Description

      Join the Sydenham and Peninsula Bruce Trail Clubs for a hike series focusing on fens. Fens are unique coastal wetlands occurring along the escarpment, meadow marshes that have conditions that are favourable for a variety of interesting species including orchids.

      This easy hiking series will begin at Oliphant Fen, with a participant carpool to Petrel Point, returning to Oliphant thereafter. Observations count towards the PBTC Orchid Badge.

      Come to one of the hikes or several to see how the fens change through the seasons. Carpooling encouraged – contact the hike leader if you are in need of a ride (no guarantees, but attempts will be made to help coordinate). Please plan to arrive 15 minutes in advance of the hike start time.

      Please contact Jeannine, the hike leader, if you have any questions or concerns (link on this page).

    • Car Hike Car Hike: Hockley Valley Map 18
      10:00 AM-3:30 PM
      07/13/2024

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      Hosting Club: Toronto
      Category: Car Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Hockley Valley, Map 18

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

      Pace: Moderate
      Terrain: Challenging
      Distance: 14 km

      Description

      We will hike 14 km through the Nature Preserve, one of the most challenging (hilliest) parts of the Bruce Trail. Most of the route is under the forest canopy. After the hike I invite those interested to stop at the Hockley Valley Resort for refreshments.

      To get to the meeting point drive north of Hwy 10 from Orangeville to Hockley Road. Turn right and go about 5 km east to the parking area on your left. It is across the road from the Black Birch restaurant.

       

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  • Caledon North
    10:00 AM-11:30 AM
    07/14/2024

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet in the parking lot at the Mono Centre Park at 9:45 am

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

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 7.5 kms

    Description

    Starting at the top of the Caledon Hills section in the village of Mono Centre, we will hike the main trail and around the Turnbull and Springwater Side Trails and back. Bring bug spray, water and a snack as needed.

  • Youth Hike Heartland Forest Junior hike
    2:45 PM-4:00 PM
    07/14/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Youth Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Heartland Forest

    Hike Leader(s): Heather Howkins Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 1k

    Description

    Join us for a fun stroll through the forest as we search for turtles, dragonflies and butterflies. Finish the walk with a stop at the playground.

    This hike is aimed at ages 2 to 10. Adults to accompany children and registration is to be completed for all attending.  The trail is accessible for all to enjoy.

    We will meet in front of the Nature Centre. Please bring bug spray, sunscreen, hats and water.

     

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  • Hilton Falls Conservation Area
    8:30 AM-12:30 PM
    07/15/2024

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps):

    Hilton Falls Conservation Area Parking Lot

    Hike Leader(s): Pati Greenwood, Jeff Dowsett Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

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

    Description

    We will hike through Hilton Falls Conservation Area on the Hilton Falls Side Trail and  Conservation Area trails.  Bring water and snacks.  Wear clothing and footwear appropriate to weather conditions. Insect repellent is recommended.

    Park in Hilton Falls Conservation Area parking lot, accessible from Campbellville Road.  Reservations are required.  For further information see Conservation Halton web site: https://www.conservationhalton.ca/parks/hilton-falls/

    Please arrive by 8:15 am as we will depart promptly at 8:30 am.

     

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  • Loop 8:00 Long Hike Wiley Road Short Hills
    8:00 AM-10:30 AM
    07/16/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara

    Location (Google Maps):

    Short Hills Wiley Road Entrance

    Hike Leader(s): Alan Laver

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    10km

    Description

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

    Bring Poles, Sunscreen, bug spray water, snack, and dress for the weather

  • Car Pool Niagara E2E #1- New Badge
    8:30 AM-12:00 PM
    07/16/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Car Pool
    Location (Google Maps): Park in Woodend Conservation, Taylor Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 15.5km

    Description

    Earn the new E2E badge by completing the Niagara Section of the Bruce Trail in 5 hikes.    This series will run each Tuesday morning for 5 consecutive weeks.  If you are unable to attend all the hikes you can keep a log and complete the missed hikes at another time.  You will still be able to earn the badge once all the sections are complete.  Badges will be available for purchase at the end of the 5th hike. $10 for members, $15 for non members.

    This is a carpool hike.  Please arrive 15 minutes early so we can arrange carpooling.  Driving is voluntary but we encourage all hikers to take their turn to help out.  Bring water and a snack.  The hikes go rain or shine. Poles, weather appropriate clothing, sturdy hiking shoes and bug spray are recommended.

    We will carpool to Queenston Heights (paid parking) and hike back to the cars at Woodend Conservation.

  • 9:15 Short hike – Pelham Road, Short Hills
    9:15 AM-10:45 AM
    07/16/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara

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

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 6 kms

    Description

    Hike the main and side trails in Shorthills Provincial Park. Bring hiking boots, water, sunscreen and bug spray. Please help prevent the spread of invasive species by cleaning your boots following the hike. Please check yourself for ticks following the hike.

  • Scotsdale Farm to Silver Creek Loop
    9:30 AM-2:00 AM
    07/16/2024

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    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: Tuesday Hikers
    Location (Google Maps): Main Parking area at Scotsdale Farm near the main house

    Hike Leader(s): Jennie Greenfield Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hour
    Terrain: Moderate – some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 11.5 km

    Description

    We will hike the Bennett Heritage Trail, Main Trail, Maureen Smith and Irwin Quarry Side Trails from Scotsdale Farm to Silver Creek Conservation Area and back. The hike will start on the farm lane heading past the heritage buildings and barn at Scotsdale Farm. Most of the hike will be in the forest, at times following the edge of the escarpment with a few ups and downs and rocky sections.

    There will be stops for water breaks along the way and a longer snack / lunch break later in the hike. Bring plenty of water, lunch, sunscreen, and bug repellent. Hiking boots required, poles recommended.  Please dress appropriately for weather conditions.

  • True Bugs, Arthropods and the Food Web
    9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    07/16/2024

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    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: Nature Walks
    Location (Google Maps): Riverside Woods Nature Reserve. Meet at Bruce Trail parking lot, 1st Line EHS (N 43.959916, W 80.070494) between 5 Sideroad and Hockley Road.

    Hike Leader(s): Jim Chaput Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely – 3 km/hour or less
    Terrain: Moderate – some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: approximately 3.3 km

    Description

    From our meeting point, we will begin our exploration of the insects and arthropods that inhabit the Riverside Woods Nature Reserve following the Goodyear Memorial ST down towards Rushing River ST where we’ll highlight the importance of aquatic invertebrates to the food web and how they act as critical bioindicators for environmental health. As we ascend back up to the Goodyear ST, we’ll pass through forests and meadows and loop back via the Upland ST where a variety of important arthropod habitats exist. By then you will have learned what a true bug is and how they differ from other insects! Mosquito repellent and/or mosquito net is recommended even though we want to find and see as many other insects as possible.

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  • Sydenham Nature Reserve, Inglis Falls and a visit to Morland Place followed by lunch at the Harrison Park Inn
    8:30 AM
    07/17/2024

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    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Harrison Park parking lot close to the bridge

    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: Approximately 8 km

    Description

    This 10 km hike will take us through a variety of mixed terraine. We will meet at the Harrison Park parking lot and car pool at 8:30 to where the Keeling Side Trail meets County Road 18 (east of km 92). We will hike the Sydenham Nature Reserve Side Trail then take the Keeling Side Trail to Inglis Falls. Once at the falls, we will venture off the trail for 550 meters until we hit Morland Place on County Road 18. We will wander through the property admiring the gardens, hand poured concrete figueres and get lost in the cedar maze. We will stop for a snack prior to heading back to the main trail at Inglis Falls. We will hike east through the conservation area and take the Harrison Park Side Trail back to the park. If so desired, we will stop for lunch at the Inn before going our seperate ways.

     

     

  • Standing Rock
    9:00 AM
    07/17/2024

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    Hosting Club: Blue Mountains
    Category: Register in person the morning of hike.
    Location (Google Maps): Hike meets in the parking lot behind Tim Hortons on First St. in Collingwood.

    Hike Leader(s): Allison Thomas Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

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

    Description

    Standing Rock-Singhampton Caves Starting at the Franks Kiln Parking Lot on Hwy 91 we have an enjoyable hike along the white blazed trail. Following the upper escarpment, descending to the Standing Rock Side Trail where the trail turns into an obstacle course of rocks that we scramble up and maneuver around. Squeezing through cracks and crevices as we continue the ascent up through the “caves” we will arrive at the white blazed trail and loop back to parking lot.

  • WEDNESDAY WALKERS – Eugenia Falls to Hogg’s Fall
    9:30 AM-11:45 AM
    07/17/2024

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    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): We will meet in the parking lot of Hogg’s Falls, km 65.1, Map 26, Edition 31. From there we will take the number of vehicles necessary to go to the start of the hike. (Parking at Eugenia Falls CA is paid parking.)

    Hike Leader(s): Margaret Yaraskavitch Click here to contact the hike leader.

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate, Some steep sections
    Length of Hike: 7 km

    Description

    This hike begins with some views of Eugenia Falls, at the crest and through the trees. From there it’s on to the Cuckoo Valley. Beautiful views at the outstanding Cuckoo Valley lookout area. Passing through mature forest and by an upland meadow, we arrive at Hogg’s Falls, an always picturesque scene on the Boyne River.

    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.

    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.
  • Lollipop Hike
    9:30 AM-12:30 PM
    07/17/2024

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

    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. 9 km.

    Description

    Come out and enjoy the coolness of the forest in the summer. We will hike some of the trails of this impressive forest with its multiple hiking and biking trails.  Meet at the corner of 10th Sideroad and Fourth Line Nassagaweya at 9:15 for a 9:30 am. start. This spot is north of the 401 and east of Guelph Line/ (There is a church at the corner of 10th Sideroad.). Bring water a snack, insect repellent and sunscreen. Poles might be helpful.
    Contact the leader via this form if you have any questions.

  • Date Change – Kilbride Pass – Trail Opening
    6:30 PM-8:30 PM
    07/17/2024

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Special Event
    Location (Google Maps): Kilbride Park parking lot (behind the school)

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

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 2 – 6 kms

    Description

    Exciting news! The Bruce Trail has officially moved off Twiss-Derry Road to a permanent home behind Kilbride Public School.  This was made possible by The BTC working with a local homeowner to purchase a strip of land. By preserving a ribbon of wilderness, we are building a better future for people and nature. Please join us to recognize the hardworking volunteers and to learn more about this wonderful new addition in the community.

    Ribbon cutting at 6:45 pm and a short hike at 7 pm. We will hike to Derry Rd and for those who want to, we’ll cross over Derry and continue up to Twiss Rd and turn back. For those who want a very short hike, they can turn back at Derry Rd.

    There will be kids games and crafts.

     

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  • Paid Outing  Coach Trip: Silent Lake Provincial Park
    7:30 AM-7:30 PM
    07/20/2024

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    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Day Coach Trips
    Location (Google Maps): Silent Lake Provincial Park

    Hike Leader(s): Martina Furrer, Andrew Proczek, Duro Vukman, Tom Swales, Leila Damband Kh Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Moderate

    Distance: 15

    Description

    Register by June 21st

    Join us for a fun summer day at beautiful Silent Lake Provincial Park in the heart of the Kawarthas. Hike the Silent Lake loop (15 km, 4 km/hr or more pace, no dropouts) with Martina, then cool off with a dip in Silent Lake. Or hike the Silent Lake loop at slightly slower pace with Andrew, Leila and Duro, with no time for swimming. Enjoy gorgeous views and some challenging rocks.  Or join Tom for a shorter hike at a slightly slower pace and then enjoy the beach. Or come and enjoy a day on the water (self-guided) on a motorboat free lake. Canoes and kayaks can be rented at Silent Lake, or bring along your inflatable SUP.

    Bring lunch, water, snacks, and your swimming gear.

    No refreshment stop but there are washrooms and drinking water taps by the day use beach, and you can purchase ice cream and cold drinks in the park store.

    Bus departs 10 York Mills Rd at 7:30 AM. Registration cost includes bus fare and park admission.

  • Car Pool New Badge! Niagara E2E Hike #4
    8:00 AM-12:00 PM
    07/20/2024

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Car Pool
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Woodend Conservation Area. Carpool back to Decew House Heritage Park

    Hike Leader(s): Lauren Doig Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 14.4 km

    Description

    Bring snacks and plenty of water and electrolytes.  Poles are recommended.  Be prepared for the weather.

  • Car Hike Happy valley
    8:15 AM-1:15 PM
    07/20/2024

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    Hosting Club: Toronto

    Location (Google Maps): Park along 16th Sideroad

    Hike Leader(s): Mohammad Aghamiri

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Variable
    Distance: 14-17 km

    Description

     

    Some safety procedures during the hike:

    1-Hikers must stay between the leader and the sweep.

    2-Hikers must advise the leader or the sweep if they wish to leave the group.

    3- Hikers must follow the whistle instructions: 1 blast- stay where you are; 2 blasts come to the leader; 3 blasts – come to the leader quickly.

    4-Hike leader may request volunteers to stop at trail intersections, they need to help hikers to the direction the group walk and wait till they see the sweep .

    5-Hikers have to make sure they can  see the persons behind and in front of them.

  • Car Hike: Hockley Valley!
    8:30 AM-2:30 PM
    07/20/2024

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    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: General
    Location (Google Maps): Hockley Valley Nature Preserve, Map 18. To reach the meeting point, drive north on Hwy 10 from Orangeville and turn right onto Hockley Road. Continue approximately 5 km east until you see the parking area on your left, directly across the road from the Black Birch restaurant.

    Hike Leader(s): Dylan “Lana” Hubbard Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hour
    Terrain: Strenuous – hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
    Distance: 14 km

    Description

    Join us for a 14 km hike through the Nature Preserve, known for being one of the most challenging and hilly sections of the Bruce Trail. Get ready for a workout, After the hike, those interested are welcome to join me at the Hockley Valley Resort for refreshments.

    We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment. This hike is an 2SLGBTQIA+ safe space, and everyone is welcome to join us!

  • Fabulous Fern Hike
    9:00 AM
    07/20/2024

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    Hosting Club: Peninsula
    Category: Botany Hike
    Location (Google Maps): South end of Cathedral Drive at entrance to Jack Poste Sidetrail

    Hike Leader(s): Marg Glendon Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely, Medium
    Terrain: Difficult, Moderate
    Distance: ~5-7 km

    Description

    Ferns can tell you a lot about the forest habitat. They are considered an “eco-indicator” – telling us about the type, moisture, nutrients and temperature of soil. The type of fern can also tell you about what kind of wildflowers to look for in the same area. Ferns are one of the oldest plants on earth. Did you know they existed at the time of dinosaurs, some growing to over 100 feet tall! While you won’t see ferns that tall,  PBTC Trail Ambassador Rhiannon Carruthers will help us learn how to identify ferns  on this hike. Ferns identified on this hike will contribute toward the PBTC Fern Badge. If time allows, we will  see the Hope Bay Glacial Potholes located here, too. This hike is a hike-stop-talk paced hike over uneven and at times more demanding terrain. Good balance is required.

  • FAMILY FUN HIKE Nottawasaga Bluffs and Keyhole Loop
    9:00 AM
    07/20/2024

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    Hosting Club: Blue Mountains
    Category: Register in person the morning of hike.
    Location (Google Maps): Hike meets in the parking lot behind Tim Hortons on First St. in Collingwood.

    Hike Leader(s): Kelly-Leigh Thomas Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

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

    Description

    We will drive to the parking lot on 15/16 Sideroad in Singhampton then commence a loop hike through the Nottawasaga Bluffs. There will be great views and varied terrain. Fun scrambling over and down rocks and crawling through the Keyhole! Bring a snack and water.

  • Skinners Bluff & Slough of Despond
    1:30 PM
    07/20/2024

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    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): The Owen Sound Galaxy Cinema parking lot. Meet at the tall “Galaxy Centre” sign next to the traffic lights.

    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., There might be sections with water on the trail.
    Distance: 8 km

    Description

    We will hike the Slough of Despond Side Trail looping via The President’s Path Side Trail returning to our starting point then taking the Main Trail to an outstanding viewing opportunity before returning via Chris Walker Side Trail. BTC Map # 34 – Edition 31.

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  • Scotsdale Farm Great Esker
    9:30 AM-12:30 PM
    07/21/2024

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Scotsdale Farm 8th Line parking lot

    Hike Leader(s): Karen Bergmann 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 kms

    Description

    Meet in the parking lot off 8 Line at 9:15 am. We’ll hike the Maureen Smith Side Trail to the main trail and around the Great Esker Side Trail, back to the main trail and the Bennet Heritage Side Trail for a total of about 10 kms.  There are some hills.  Bring bug spray/bug net, water and a snack.

  • Rainbow Hike: Summer in Woodford
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    07/21/2024

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    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: Health & Nature Hike
    Location (Google Maps):

    Hike Leader(s): Margaret O’Dell Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely: 3 km/h or less
    Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing, Strenuous: Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing.
    Distance: 4.8 km

    Description

    Join us on a Rainbow Hike for 2SLGBTQ+ folx and allies, while we explore the Woodford Escarpment.

    This hike begins at the Woodford Community Hall in the hamlet of Woodford.

    We will enter a mixed hardwood forest, passing the stone foundation of a Pioneer Church, then the remnants of an old limestone kiln ingeniously constructed from a glacial pothole. The trail continues through the forest, passing over a “disappearing waterfall” (dry at this time of year), then alongside the foundation of a settler’s barn and cabin, before reaching a narrow crevice.

    Woodford crevices are exciting to explore slowly. It is a short, very narrow passage through the escarpment with strenuous terrain. In the summer the passage walls are cool. You’ll feel the air-conditioning emitting from the rocks of the crevice. At the same time, its a short but adventurous exploration! If anyone is claustrophobic or chooses not to follow the narrow crevice, there is a By-Pass trail to follow instead. At the end of the first section of crevices, the trail climbs up to the top of the escarpment where hikers can visual follow the passage from above. Once through both sections of crevices, the trail reaches the Woodford Escarpment Side Trail which will will follow to return to the parking area. Together with the main trail, this forms a 3 km loop hike.

    Once back to Woodford Community Hall, we’ll continue south, crossing Hwy 26 and following the main trail for about 500 metres before reaching the Crevice Springs Side Trail. This trail descends the talus slope and continues northward through a mature cedar forest, crossing numerous springs before ascending through an interesting crevice, known locally as “the hole-in-the-wall”. Together with the main trail, this forms a 1.4 km hike.

    What to Bring: Please carry a backpack with snacks and at least one litre of water and/or electrolytes. Sunscreen and insect repellent are recommended.

    What to wear: Light sweat-wicking clothing is best in summer to keep you cool. Sturdy shoes with a good tread on rocky surfaces with socks. No open-toed shoes or “croc” style please.

  • 10:00 Malivoire Wine Co Hike and Wine Tasting Experience
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    07/21/2024

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Loop
    Location (Google Maps): Park at Malivoire Wine Co 4260 King St, Lincoln ON

    Hike Leader(s): Sam Rutherford Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 5 kms

    Description

    We will hike a loop on the main trail from Malivoire Wine Co to the Margaret Reed Side Trail at Cave Springs Conservation Area and back to Malivoire Wine Co by 11:30. Upon return we will enjoy a private structured wine tasting led by one of the knowledgeable and friendly winery staff from 11:30 to 12:00 noon. The cost for the tasting experience is $12.00 per person. Please bring your $12.00 with you as I will collect it prior to the tasting to simplify the payment to Malivoire Wine Co. Thank you.

  • Car Hike Car Hike: Hike #7 to earn the Dufferin Hi-Land Youth and/or Side Trails Badge!
    10:00 AM-1:00 PM
    07/21/2024

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    Hosting Club: Toronto, Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: Car Hike
    Location (Google Maps): We will meet at roadside parking on Prince of Wales Road/County Road 19 south of 5 Sideroad – where the Primrose Loop ST crosses the road (Map 20 of the Bruce Trail Reference Guide, Edition 31).

    Hike Leader(s): Monica Pasquali Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Variable
    Distance: 6.6 km

    Description

    Calling all families with children who love hiking and earning badges!!!

    This is the seventh in a series of ten hikes that will be offered throughout 2024 on a roughly monthly basis so that children who are 15 years of age and younger can earn the Dufferin Hi-Land Adventurer Youth Badge and their parents/guardians can earn the Dufferin Hi-Land Side Trails Badge at the same time!!!  Details regarding the requirements for each badge can be found here: https://dufferinbrucetrailclub.org/dufferin-bruce-trail-club-badges/  Each of the ten hikes will be a loop hike so no car shuttles will be needed, and each hike will cover a distance of approximately 6-9 km hiked at a leisurely pace (2-3 km/h) so children and adults alike can participate.

    This seventh hike will be a summer hike to continue exploring some side trails within Boyne Valley Provincial Park, specifically the Primrose Loop Side Trail and the Prince of Wales Side Trail.  Please dress appropriately for a summer hike by dressing in lightweight and breathable clothing, wearing a sunhat, and wearing comfortable footwear that has good traction.  It is also advised that you bring sunscreen, bug spray, a light sweater, and suitable rain apparel in case conditions require their use.  As well, make sure you bring enough water and food for a 2-3 hour hike since we’ll be covering a total distance of approximately 6.6 km.

    Hopefully you’ll be able to join me on Sunday, July 21st!  Until then, happy hiking, everyone!

  • Exploring Sydenham hike 12
    1:30 PM-3:30 PM
    07/21/2024

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    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps):

    Meet in the north-east corner of the parking lot at Home Depot on Highway 26 on the east side of Owen Sound.

    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: 4.5 km

    Description

    We will carpool to do a loop hike in the Bayview Nature Reserve. This is hike 12 in the book Exploring Sydenham. If you do not have a book and would like one ($30) let me know by using the “Contact hike leader” link.

  • Urban Walk Urban Walk: Toronto Waterfront
    4:00 PM-6:30 PM
    07/21/2024

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    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Urban Walk
    Location (Google Maps): Meet outside Farm Boy Grocery, 207 Queen’s Quay West (Queen’s Quay Terminal)

    Hike Leader(s): Danny Pivnick Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Flat
    Distance: 8 kms

    Description

    Meet down at Harbourfront and then join us on a lovely summer afternoon walk along the Toronto Waterfront Trail.  We will end the walk at Woodbine Park.  Please stick around after the walk to enjoy the free Bob Marley Tribute Concert beginning at 6:30 p.m. and that is part of the very popular Beaches Jazz Festival.

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  • Lambton Shores “What 3 Words”
    7:00 AM-3:00 AM
    07/23/2024

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Special Event
    Location (Google Maps): Lambton Shores Nature Trails – Ausable River Valley Trail

    Hike Leader(s): Ruth Moffatt Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr, Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Dependent on Conditions, Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing, Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: About 10-12km

    Description

    Occasionally hikes are put on the schedule for hikes outside of the Bruce Trail. This one is near Grand Bend, Ontario and involves a 2 hour drive there and a 2 hour drive back, possible closer to 3 depending on road construction and traffic.

    This hike is limited to 6 participants in one vehicle. We will travel from Niagara making a pick up at the carpool parking lot in Grimsby (sw corner of the QEW/Casablanca) in the Go Bus parking lot and another stop at the carpool lot on Wilson St West, Ancaster

    https://maps.app.goo.gl/5na64ayjFoBckPRz9?g_st=com.google.maps.preview.copy

    From there we will travel to Parkhill, as above.
    More hikers can come if someone else wishes to drive or you can meet us there. Just let me know through contact on this form. Registration is still necessary but the number of hikers can be increased if need be.
    We will hike the two required trails in the Ausable River Valley https://img1.wsimg.com/blobby/go/72882546-4158-474e-bfd0-32a9f78441a3/downloads/Ausable%20River%20Valley%20%26%20Mystery%20Falls.pdf?ver=1720533688263

    The badge is free but donations would be gratefully accepted by the Lambton Shores Nature Trails. Please bring the printed log with you which will need to be completed and submitted to the club.  Someone from the club will be meeting us with the badges at the turnaround spot.
    Gas expense will be shared amongst the passengers. Please bring enough supplies in your backpack for a full day of hiking – 2l of water, lunch, snacks, first aid kit etc.

    Check for weather conditions and bring appropriate gear for the weather. If there is extreme weather forecast, the hike will be cancelled.

  • Loop 8:00 Long Hike Wiley Road Short Hills
    8:00 AM-10:30 AM
    07/23/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara

    Location (Google Maps):

    Short Hills Wiley Road Entrance

    Hike Leader(s): Alan Laver

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    10km

    Description

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

    Bring Poles, Sunscreen, bug spray water, snack, and dress for the weather

  • Car Pool Niagara E2E #2- New Badge
    8:30 AM-12:30 PM
    07/23/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Car Pool
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at the entrance to DeCew House Heritage Park, Thorold

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 14.4km

    Description

    Earn the new E2E badge by completing the Niagara Section of the Bruce Trail in 5 hikes.    This series will run each Tuesday morning for 5 consecutive weeks.  If you are unable to attend all the hikes you can keep a log and complete the missed hikes at another time.  You will still be able to earn the badge once all the sections are complete.  Badges will be available for purchase at the end of the 5th hike. $10 for members, $15 for non members.

    This is a carpool hike.  Please arrive 15 minutes early so we can arrange carpooling.  Driving is voluntary but we encourage all hikers to take their turn to help out.  Bring water and a snack.  The hikes go rain or shine. Poles, weather appropriate clothing, sturdy hiking shoes and bug spray are recommended.

    We will carpool to Woodend Conservation and hike back to the cars at DeCew House.

  • 9:15 Short hike – Pelham Road, Short Hills
    9:15 AM-10:45 AM
    07/23/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara

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

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 6 kms

    Description

    Hike the main and side trails in Shorthills Provincial Park. Bring hiking boots, water, sunscreen and bug spray. Please help prevent the spread of invasive species by cleaning your boots following the hike. Please check yourself for ticks following the hike.

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  • 9:00 Merritt island loop
    9:00 AM-11:00 AM
    07/24/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Loop
    Location (Google Maps): Merritt Island Welland

    Hike Leader(s): Heather Howkins Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 9k

    Description

    We will meet in the parking lot and walk a loop along the Island crossing over the tracks to return to  main street. This is an easy hike with open areas. Please dress for weather and bring water, sun screen and bug spray.

    We will have some social time for coffee at the end of hike for those that would like to join.

  • Beaver Valley Geology Hike Badge #2/8 Margaret Paull and Indian Brook
    9:00 AM
    07/24/2024

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    Hosting Club: Blue Mountains
    Category: Register online ONLY
    Location (Google Maps): Hike meets in the parking lot behind Tim Hortons on First St. in Collingwood.

    Hike Leader(s): Annette Sandberg Linda Finley Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely – 3 km/hr. or less
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
    Distance: 4.3 km

    Description

    Flower ports are created by water that exploits cracks and eventually removes the material between the flowerpot and the main rock face. The water smooths and round the rock of the flowerpot. The flowerpots at Indian Brook were created several thousands of years ago when lake levels were significantly higher than they are today.

  • Twiss Rd to Crawford Lake return
    9:30 AM-12:30 PM
    07/24/2024

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet roadside on Twiss Road at 9:15 am.

    Hike Leader(s): Karen Bergmann 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 kms

    Description

    We will hike to Crawford Lake and around the trails and back to Twiss Road. There are some rocky sections along the way. Please bring water, a snack, and bug spray/bug net as the section between Twiss Rd and Guelph Line can be very buggy.

  • WEDNESDAY WALKERS – Hogg’s Falls Bridges and Walkways
    9:30 AM-11:00 AM
    07/24/2024

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    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet in the parking lot of Hogg’s Falls, km 65.1, Map 26, Edition 31

    Hike Leader(s): Margaret Yaraskavitch Click here to contact the hike leader.

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate, Some steep sections
    Length of Hike: 5 km

    Description

    Our hike takes us along a route that showcases much of the new construction that has recently been completed in the Hogg’s Falls area. Multiple bridges across the Boyne River allow for hiking loops. We will walk southward from the parking lot along the Main Trail and then we will cross the Boyne River. The Trail rises well above the Boyne River meaning there’s some steep inclines. Another bridge is crossed to return to the other side of the Boyne and then we include a loop into uplands. A visit to see the Falls is a special view.

    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.

    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.
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  • Urban Niagara-on-the-Lake Tour
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    07/26/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Urban
    Location (Google Maps): Park on King St near Centre St at the entrance to Veterans Memorial Park, Niagara-on-the-Lake

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 6-7km

    Description

    Each Friday we will explore different neighbourhoods, trails and parkland throughout Historic Niagara-on-the-Lake.

    Moderate pace with some weeks entirely on sidewalks and roads while others may include a mix of trails and paved pathways. Great way to build up endurance for longer more strenuous hikes.

    Prepare for cooler windy conditions on open parkland and along Lake Ontario and Niagara River trails.

    Plan to stay for conversation and a warm cup of coffee or tea at Sweets & Swirls, Community Centre, Niagara Stone Road, NOTL

  • Afternoon hike – Crawford Lake (reservations required)
    4:30 PM-6:00 PM
    07/26/2024

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Afternoon/Evening Hikes
    Location (Google Maps): First parking lot at Crawford Lake Conservation Area at 4:15 pm.

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

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 6 kms

    Description

    We will hike around the loop and possibly the boardwalk as well. Bring bug spray.  Reserve your time at www.conservationhalton.ca

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  • RIM 2 RIM Badge Hike #2 Mad River Rim (Second in a series of 3 for the Rim2Rim badge)
    8:00 AM
    07/27/2024

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    Hosting Club: Blue Mountains
    Category: Register online ONLY
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at trailhead

    Hike Leader(s): Hart Fischer 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 km

    Description

    about 10 km with almost 400m elevation gain. Park your car in the Devil’s Glen Provincial Park Parking Lot [44.36161, -80.20824] The hike starts here. Follow the white blazed trail south and down to the Devil’s Glen Country Club Parking Lot. Proceed east on the blue blazed Mad River Side Trail. Continue parallel to the Mad River, through Glen Huron and south on Conc 8 S.CR #62 until you come to Sideroad 15-16 Nottawasaga. Here you will see both white and blue blazes. This is a shared Bruce Trail/ Ganaraska Trail section. Continue up the hill until you see the Ganaraska Trail End Marker – a large boulder close to the Devil’s Glen Country Club Gate. Turn around and head back to the cars. For a detailed map… [go to https://www.alltrails.com/explore/map/r2r-2-a666587

  • Car Pool New Badge! Niagara E2E Hike #5
    8:00 AM-12:30 PM
    07/27/2024

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Car Pool
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Queenston Heights Park, km 0.0. Park near the cairn. N43.157826 W79.052045
    Carpool back to Woodend Conservation Area

    Hike Leader(s): Lauren Doig Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 15.5 km

    Description

    Badge Day for those who have completed all 5 hikes!  Bring snacks and plenty of water.  Poles are recommended.  Be prepared for the weather.  Bring $10 for the new badge if you have completed all 5 hikes.

  • Car Hike Car Hike: Wilder Forest Uxbridge 145
    8:15 AM-1:30 PM
    07/27/2024

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

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    Hosting Club: Toronto

    Location (Google Maps): 2499 Brock Road, Uxbridge, ON there is a free parking when you enter the road off brock road beside Horse training facility

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

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Hilly, Variable
    Distance: 14-17 km

    Description

    We will explore Wilder forest and  the beautiful scenery of Uxbridge forests.

  • Car Hike: Scotsdale Farm!
    8:30 AM-1:45 PM
    07/27/2024

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    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: General
    Location (Google Maps): Scotsdale Farm, Map 13. Directions; from Highway 401, head north on Trafalgar Road past Georgetown. Trafalgar briefly merges with Highway 7 for about 3 km before separating to the right at the village of Silver Creek. At the stop light in Silver Creek, continue north on Trafalgar Road for about 1 km to the entrance of Scotsdale Farm on your right. Drive in about half a kilometre to reach the parking area.

    Hike Leader(s): Dylan “Lana” Hubbard Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hour
    Terrain: Moderate – some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 11 km

    Description

    Description
    Join us for a loop hike along the main Bruce Trail and various side trails, including the scenic Great Esker Side Trail. After the hike, everyone is welcome to gather at the Shepard’s Crook in Georgetown for refreshments.

    We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment. This hike is an LGBTQ+ safe space, and everyone is welcome to join us.

  • Car Hike Car Hike: Nottawasaga Lookout Nature Reserve and Standing Rock
    9:00 AM-2:30 PM
    07/27/2024

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    Hosting Club: Toronto, Blue Mountains
    Category: Car Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Where Pretty River Access Trail leaves Pretty River Rd. N44.424089, W80.288414

    Hike Leader(s): Ross Estrella Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Hilly, Rocky
    Distance: 11.5 kms

    Description

    The beauty of hiking is about savouring the experience, cherishing the views and the chance to connect with other people. There’s no rush to reach the summit or the other end, the trail itself is the reward. Join me hiking the scenic Nottawasaga Lookout Nature Reserve and the Standing Rock and Caves Side Trail. Let’s enjoy the amazing beauty of it’s cliffs, crevices and ravine habitants along the forested slope that offers the cross section of the Escarpment flora, fauna and topography. We’ll be at moderate pace of 3-3.5 kph to enjoy the beautiful landscape. Bring snack, lunch and sufficient water to quinch your thirst. Bring sun screen, sun head protection and bug spray in the event our friendly mosquitoes welcome us. Hiking shoe and poles are strongly recommended. Please dress appropriately as to weather forecast. Have your personal medications and health card with you at all times.

  • Balsam Wetlands Nature Reserve
    9:00 AM
    07/27/2024

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    Hosting Club: Blue Mountains
    Category: Register in person the morning of hike.
    Location (Google Maps): Hike meets in the parking lot behind Tim Hortons on First St. in Collingwood.

    Hike Leader(s): Mary-Lynne Chenard Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely – 3 km/hr. or less
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 6.5 km

    Description

    This hike is through the 284 acres of Balsam Wetlands. We will park at km 34.2 on Concession 10 South and proceed hiking across a farmer’s field and continue through a pine forest. This hike has recently been realigned so that it no longer follows the Highlands Nordic cross country ski trail and now goes through woodlands and some 9 interesting rock formations to the Duntroon Quarry. We will then follow the white trail passing some deep crevices to the Bruce Trail parking lot off 91. Hikers will then be shuttled back to the cars. Bring a snack and water.

  • Paid Outing Bus Hike Bus Hike: Mount Nemo
    9:00 AM-6:00 PM
    07/27/2024

    Trip Information
    Departure Time: 09:00
    Return to City Time: 18:00
    Departure Point: York Mills Bus Pickup

    Click here for more information or to register

    Optional Items
    Pick-Up At Lisgar GO Station (Mississauga) ($.01)

    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Bus Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Mount Nemo Conservation Area – Smokey Hollow

    Hike Leader(s): Miriam Stevens, Tom Swales.Leila Damband Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Hilly, Rocky
    Distance: 10 km

    Description

    Join us for a moderate paced hike with magnificent views along the Niagara Escarpment. A few short hills. One “mini canyon” accessible by wooden steps. We will take lots of stops for water breaks and to take in the views at the lookout points. Dropouts at 3 km and 6 km. Hiking boots are required. Refreshment stop at Tim Hortons and Longos on Highway 5. Bring lunch for a lunch break on the trail and plenty of drinking water (at least 2 Litres). Return to Toronto by 6:00 PM. Departing York Mills with an optional pick-up at Lisgar GO Station NW Mississauga (Winston Churchill Blvd/Hwy 401) – If you wish to be picked up at Lisgar GO Station select this option when registering.

  • Bayview Escarpment Provincial Reserve
    10:00 AM
    07/27/2024

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    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet in the north-east corner of the parking lot at Home Depot on Highway 26 on the east side of Owen Sound.

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

    Pace: Fast: more than 5 km/h, Medium: 3 to 4 km/h
    Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing, There might be muddy sections., There might be sections with water on the trail.
    Distance: 12 km

    Description

    We will loop along the Main Trail through the Bayview Escarpment Provincial Nature Reserve starting at km 52.7 to 44.6 then follow the River Kwai Side Trail to return to our starting point via a short section again on the Main Trail – BTC Map # 30 edition. If you are interested in visiting Coffin Ridge for refreshments afterwards, please email the Hike Leader.

  • Paid Outing  Baking for Conservation
    2:00 PM
    07/27/2024

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    Hosting Club: Peninsula

    Location (Google Maps): Cape Chin North Area. Address will be shared upon registration.

    Hike Leader(s): Marg Glendon Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Description

    Support local conservation and stewardship! Baking for Conservation is a unique  and intimate culinary experience and fundraiser.  Combine your interest in baking with your love for the Bruce Trail. Learn how to make delicious baked scones with scone accompaniments of whipped ricotta with honey and compound butter with lemon in a beautiful, large home kitchen. This lovely home setting is nestled at the forest fringe near Cape Chin North with the sound of the gentle waves of Georgian Bay washing up on the nearby shore. You will make the scones and toppings and then enjoy a delightful scone-tea party. All supplies are provided. Take home recipes and tips are provided by our certified culinary host, Laura Tilly.  Optional – join us for a short post-event hike for views of picturesque Georgian Bay and see examples of local conservation and stewardship projects.  Free will donation. All proceeds will be dedicated to Bruce Trail Conservancy for local PBTC Conservation and Stewardship projects. Please consider donating generously. Tax receipt will be given upon registration for donations over $20.

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    • RIM 2 RIM Badge Hike #2 Mad River Rim (Second in a series of 3 for the Rim2Rim badge)
      8:00 AM
      07/27/2024

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      Hosting Club: Blue Mountains
      Category: Register online ONLY
      Location (Google Maps): Meet at trailhead

      Hike Leader(s): Hart Fischer 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 km

      Description

      about 10 km with almost 400m elevation gain. Park your car in the Devil’s Glen Provincial Park Parking Lot [44.36161, -80.20824] The hike starts here. Follow the white blazed trail south and down to the Devil’s Glen Country Club Parking Lot. Proceed east on the blue blazed Mad River Side Trail. Continue parallel to the Mad River, through Glen Huron and south on Conc 8 S.CR #62 until you come to Sideroad 15-16 Nottawasaga. Here you will see both white and blue blazes. This is a shared Bruce Trail/ Ganaraska Trail section. Continue up the hill until you see the Ganaraska Trail End Marker – a large boulder close to the Devil’s Glen Country Club Gate. Turn around and head back to the cars. For a detailed map… [go to https://www.alltrails.com/explore/map/r2r-2-a666587

    • Car Pool New Badge! Niagara E2E Hike #5
      8:00 AM-12:30 PM
      07/27/2024

      Hike open to BTC Members only.

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      Hosting Club: Niagara
      Category: Car Pool
      Location (Google Maps): Meet at Queenston Heights Park, km 0.0. Park near the cairn. N43.157826 W79.052045
      Carpool back to Woodend Conservation Area

      Hike Leader(s): Lauren Doig Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Moderate
      Distance: 15.5 km

      Description

      Badge Day for those who have completed all 5 hikes!  Bring snacks and plenty of water.  Poles are recommended.  Be prepared for the weather.  Bring $10 for the new badge if you have completed all 5 hikes.

    • Car Hike Car Hike: Wilder Forest Uxbridge 145
      8:15 AM-1:30 PM
      07/27/2024

      Hike open to BTC Members only.

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      Hosting Club: Toronto

      Location (Google Maps): 2499 Brock Road, Uxbridge, ON there is a free parking when you enter the road off brock road beside Horse training facility

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

      Pace: Moderate
      Terrain: Hilly, Variable
      Distance: 14-17 km

      Description

      We will explore Wilder forest and  the beautiful scenery of Uxbridge forests.

    • Car Hike: Scotsdale Farm!
      8:30 AM-1:45 PM
      07/27/2024

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      Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
      Category: General
      Location (Google Maps): Scotsdale Farm, Map 13. Directions; from Highway 401, head north on Trafalgar Road past Georgetown. Trafalgar briefly merges with Highway 7 for about 3 km before separating to the right at the village of Silver Creek. At the stop light in Silver Creek, continue north on Trafalgar Road for about 1 km to the entrance of Scotsdale Farm on your right. Drive in about half a kilometre to reach the parking area.

      Hike Leader(s): Dylan “Lana” Hubbard Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hour
      Terrain: Moderate – some hills and/or some poor footing
      Distance: 11 km

      Description

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      Join us for a loop hike along the main Bruce Trail and various side trails, including the scenic Great Esker Side Trail. After the hike, everyone is welcome to gather at the Shepard’s Crook in Georgetown for refreshments.

      We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment. This hike is an LGBTQ+ safe space, and everyone is welcome to join us.

    • Car Hike Car Hike: Nottawasaga Lookout Nature Reserve and Standing Rock
      9:00 AM-2:30 PM
      07/27/2024

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      Hosting Club: Toronto, Blue Mountains
      Category: Car Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Where Pretty River Access Trail leaves Pretty River Rd. N44.424089, W80.288414

      Hike Leader(s): Ross Estrella Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Moderate
      Terrain: Hilly, Rocky
      Distance: 11.5 kms

      Description

      The beauty of hiking is about savouring the experience, cherishing the views and the chance to connect with other people. There’s no rush to reach the summit or the other end, the trail itself is the reward. Join me hiking the scenic Nottawasaga Lookout Nature Reserve and the Standing Rock and Caves Side Trail. Let’s enjoy the amazing beauty of it’s cliffs, crevices and ravine habitants along the forested slope that offers the cross section of the Escarpment flora, fauna and topography. We’ll be at moderate pace of 3-3.5 kph to enjoy the beautiful landscape. Bring snack, lunch and sufficient water to quinch your thirst. Bring sun screen, sun head protection and bug spray in the event our friendly mosquitoes welcome us. Hiking shoe and poles are strongly recommended. Please dress appropriately as to weather forecast. Have your personal medications and health card with you at all times.

    • Balsam Wetlands Nature Reserve
      9:00 AM
      07/27/2024

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      Hosting Club: Blue Mountains
      Category: Register in person the morning of hike.
      Location (Google Maps): Hike meets in the parking lot behind Tim Hortons on First St. in Collingwood.

      Hike Leader(s): Mary-Lynne Chenard Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Leisurely – 3 km/hr. or less
      Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
      Distance: 6.5 km

      Description

      This hike is through the 284 acres of Balsam Wetlands. We will park at km 34.2 on Concession 10 South and proceed hiking across a farmer’s field and continue through a pine forest. This hike has recently been realigned so that it no longer follows the Highlands Nordic cross country ski trail and now goes through woodlands and some 9 interesting rock formations to the Duntroon Quarry. We will then follow the white trail passing some deep crevices to the Bruce Trail parking lot off 91. Hikers will then be shuttled back to the cars. Bring a snack and water.

    • Paid Outing Bus Hike Bus Hike: Mount Nemo
      9:00 AM-6:00 PM
      07/27/2024

      Trip Information
      Departure Time: 09:00
      Return to City Time: 18:00
      Departure Point: York Mills Bus Pickup

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      Optional Items
      Pick-Up At Lisgar GO Station (Mississauga) ($.01)

      Hosting Club: Toronto
      Category: Bus Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Mount Nemo Conservation Area – Smokey Hollow

      Hike Leader(s): Miriam Stevens, Tom Swales.Leila Damband Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Moderate
      Terrain: Hilly, Rocky
      Distance: 10 km

      Description

      Join us for a moderate paced hike with magnificent views along the Niagara Escarpment. A few short hills. One “mini canyon” accessible by wooden steps. We will take lots of stops for water breaks and to take in the views at the lookout points. Dropouts at 3 km and 6 km. Hiking boots are required. Refreshment stop at Tim Hortons and Longos on Highway 5. Bring lunch for a lunch break on the trail and plenty of drinking water (at least 2 Litres). Return to Toronto by 6:00 PM. Departing York Mills with an optional pick-up at Lisgar GO Station NW Mississauga (Winston Churchill Blvd/Hwy 401) – If you wish to be picked up at Lisgar GO Station select this option when registering.

    • Bayview Escarpment Provincial Reserve
      10:00 AM
      07/27/2024

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      Hosting Club: Sydenham
      Category: General Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Meet in the north-east corner of the parking lot at Home Depot on Highway 26 on the east side of Owen Sound.

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

      Pace: Fast: more than 5 km/h, Medium: 3 to 4 km/h
      Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing, There might be muddy sections., There might be sections with water on the trail.
      Distance: 12 km

      Description

      We will loop along the Main Trail through the Bayview Escarpment Provincial Nature Reserve starting at km 52.7 to 44.6 then follow the River Kwai Side Trail to return to our starting point via a short section again on the Main Trail – BTC Map # 30 edition. If you are interested in visiting Coffin Ridge for refreshments afterwards, please email the Hike Leader.

    • Paid Outing  Baking for Conservation
      2:00 PM
      07/27/2024

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      Hosting Club: Peninsula

      Location (Google Maps): Cape Chin North Area. Address will be shared upon registration.

      Hike Leader(s): Marg Glendon Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Description

      Support local conservation and stewardship! Baking for Conservation is a unique  and intimate culinary experience and fundraiser.  Combine your interest in baking with your love for the Bruce Trail. Learn how to make delicious baked scones with scone accompaniments of whipped ricotta with honey and compound butter with lemon in a beautiful, large home kitchen. This lovely home setting is nestled at the forest fringe near Cape Chin North with the sound of the gentle waves of Georgian Bay washing up on the nearby shore. You will make the scones and toppings and then enjoy a delightful scone-tea party. All supplies are provided. Take home recipes and tips are provided by our certified culinary host, Laura Tilly.  Optional – join us for a short post-event hike for views of picturesque Georgian Bay and see examples of local conservation and stewardship projects.  Free will donation. All proceeds will be dedicated to Bruce Trail Conservancy for local PBTC Conservation and Stewardship projects. Please consider donating generously. Tax receipt will be given upon registration for donations over $20.

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  • Loop 8:00 Long Hike Wiley Road Short Hills
    8:00 AM-10:30 AM
    07/30/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara

    Location (Google Maps):

    Short Hills Wiley Road Entrance

    Hike Leader(s): Alan Laver

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    10km

    Description

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

    Bring Poles, Sunscreen, bug spray water, snack, and dress for the weather

  • Car Pool Niagara E2E #3- New Badge
    8:30 AM-4:00 PM
    07/30/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Car Pool
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Louth Conservation Area, Staff Rd, Lincoln

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Strenuous
    Distance: 21.5km

    Description

    Earn the new E2E badge by completing the Niagara Section of the Bruce Trail in 5 hikes.    This series will run each Tuesday morning for 5 consecutive weeks.  If you are unable to attend all the hikes you can keep a log and complete the missed hikes at another time.  You will still be able to earn the badge once all the sections are complete.  Badges will be available for purchase at the end of the 5th hike. $10 for members, $15 for non members.

    This is a carpool hike.  Please arrive 15 minutes early so we can arrange carpooling.  Driving is voluntary but we encourage all hikers to take their turn to help out.  Bring water and a snack.  The hikes go rain or shine. Poles, weather appropriate clothing, sturdy hiking shoes and bug spray are recommended.

    We will carpool to DeCew House and hike back to the cars at Louth Conservation.

  • 9:15 Short hike – Pelham Road, Short Hills
    9:15 AM-10:45 AM
    07/30/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara

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

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 6 kms

    Description

    Hike the main and side trails in Shorthills Provincial Park. Bring hiking boots, water, sunscreen and bug spray. Please help prevent the spread of invasive species by cleaning your boots following the hike. Please check yourself for ticks following the hike.

  • Limehouse Loop
    9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    07/30/2024

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Main parking lot at Limehouse Conservation Area

    Hike Leader(s): Karen Bergmann 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 kms

    Description

    We will hike around the historic Limehouse park and then up the road and into another forest, following the main and side trails and looping back to go up the Hole in the Wall. Bring bug spray/net, water and a snack.

  • 60 for the 60th Anniversary Badge Hike Series – #6 of 10
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    07/30/2024

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    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: General
    Location (Google Maps): Riverside Woods; parking area on the east side of 1st Line EHS, north of 5 Sideroad, Map 18.

    Hike Leader(s): Joyce Redford 416-988-8753 Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely – 3 km/hour or less
    Terrain: Moderate – some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 6 km

    Description

    Join Joyce, Marilyn, and Louise on this 2 hour, 6 km hike which is the 6th in the series of hikes for the new “60 for the 60th Anniversary” badge. We will hike in a shaded area of Riverside Woods to the Nottawasaga River and back. Hike one, a few, or all 10 hikes. Join any hike and make up the rest on your own as long as a record is kept of their hikes to submit on completion to obtain their badge. Participants who complete all 10 hikes will be eligible to purchase the “60 for the 60th” badge.
    Bring poles, and hydration.

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  • Creemore Nature Preserve-Mingay Loop
    9:00 AM
    07/31/2024

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    Hosting Club: Blue Mountains
    Category: Register in person the morning of hike.
    Location (Google Maps): Hike meets in the parking lot behind Tim Hortons on First St. in Collingwood.

    Hike Leader(s): Terry Kimmberly Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely – 3 km/hr. or less
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
    Distance: 5 km

    Description

    Hike this 204 acre property featuring majestic mature sugar maple trees and a meandering cold water stream. This lush Niagara Escarpment forest is home to a variety of rare and at-risk species. The sounds of hairy and pileated woodpeckers echo through the trees. We will creatively combine Mingay, Maple Leaf and Trout trails to complete a loop-deloop. Bring a snack and water

  • Summer Fen Series: Oliphant Fen
    9:00 AM-11:00 AM
    07/31/2024

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

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    Hosting Club: Sydenham, Peninsula
    Category: Botany Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Oliphant Fen – by North Entrance of Lorraine Brown Boardwalk

    Hike Leader(s): Jeannine Kralt Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely: 3 km/h or less
    Terrain: Easy: Mostly flat and good footing.
    Distance: 2km

    Description

    Join the Sydenham and Peninsula Bruce Trail Clubs for a hike series focusing on fens. Fens are unique coastal wetlands occurring along the escarpment, meadow marshes that have conditions that are favourable for a variety of interesting species including orchids.

    This easy hiking series will take place at Oliphant Fen, with a visit to Petrel Point on select other dates. Observations count towards the PBTC Orchid Badge.

    Come to one of the hikes or several to see how the fens change through the seasons. Carpooling encouraged – contact the hike leader if you are in need of a ride (no guarantees, but attempts will be made to help coordinate). Please plan to arrive 15 minutes in advance of the hike start time.

    Please contact Jeannine, the hike leader, if you have any questions or concerns (link on this page).

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