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  • 2 Day Falling Water Badge Hike #1
    9:00 AM
    11/02/2019

    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Hogg’s Falls parking lot km 63.2 Lower Valley Road, Map 26, to carpool to the Beaver Valley Ski Club parking lot.
    Hike Leader(s): Glenda Collings Click here to contact leader to register; registered hikers will be contacted about cancellations.
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate, Some rocky footing, Some steep sections, Strenuous
    Length of Hike: 14 km

    Description

    Earn the 2 day Falling Water badge in a weekend!  See badge below.  We’ll travel up and down the length of the Beaver Valley at a medium pace (lots of beautiful views and lots of climbs).  The fall colours should still be good.  Bring lunch and sufficient water.

    Participant Guidelines

    1. All kms. mentioned are according to maps in Edition 29 of The Bruce Trail Reference.
    2. Please arrive 10 minutes before start of hike.
    3. Participants are expected to wear appropriate attire for the weather and the terrain. In summer, sturdy footwear is necessary. In winter, snowshoes or icers/crampons are needed when conditions dictate. It is a good idea to bring these items if there is snow on the ground and the hike leader will advise you as to the best footwear for the day. Hiking poles are a good idea in any season, especially if the terrain is rocky or slippery. Wearing appropriate clothing and footwear prevents injuries and shows consideration for a safe and positive group hiking experience.
    4. Always carry I.D. and your health card.
    5. For spring and summer hikes bring sunscreen, insect repellent and water.
    6. Please leave dogs at home.

     

  • Niagara End to End #5 Grimsby Rd to Quarry Rd
    9:00 AM-1:00 PM
    11/02/2019

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

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

    Hike Leader(s): Alan Laver Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 14.8 km

    Description

    Bring $5 for badge if you’ve done all 5  End to End hikes.

  • Mad River Side Trail
    9:30 AM
    11/02/2019

    Hosting Club: Blue Mountains

    Location (Google Maps): Hike meets in the parking lot behind Tim Horton’s on First St. in Collingwood.
    Hike Leader(s): Ann DeBrouwer 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 carpool to the parking lot on 124 at km 30.1. We will descend to the valley at the base of the ski hill then follow the white trail up the other side of the valley to km 24.5. At this point we will join the Ganaraska Trail and follow it to Glen Huron then join the Mad River Side Trail back to Km 29.1. finally we will climb the hill again, back to our cars.
    This is a hilly hike, bring lots of water and a lunch.

  • Hemlock Ridges Nature Reserve
    9:30 AM-12:30 PM
    11/02/2019

    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Bruce Trail parking lot on East side of 5th Line EHS south of Hockley Road, Orangeville
    Hike Leader(s): Helen Bailey, Margery Cruise Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 9.3 km

    Description

    We will hike on the main trail and side trails: Hockley Heights, Glacier, Griffith, Hemlock Ridge

  • Oakville Historic Walk
    10:00 AM
    11/02/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Education Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet in the baseball parking lot on the southeast corner of River Glen Blvd. and Neyagawa
    Hike Leader(s): Anne Armstrong Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
    Distance: 6 km

    Description

    This approximately 6 Km. hike will take you along the top and down to the inner banks of the Sixteen Mile Creek Valley in Oakville. You will learn about the importance of rivers and creeks in the development of early Oakville and how they contributed to light industry in the early years. You will walk the old roads which led down into and up out of the Valley and about the early settlements which existed. Join Anne Armstrong to learn a little of the history of this area.

    Bring water and a snack. Optional refreshments after the hike.

    Leader: Anne Armstrong hikingrandma@gmail.com 905 617 3937

     

  • Fonthill Loop
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    11/02/2019

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

    Meet-pkg lot Harold Black Park, Haist Rd., Fonthill.

    Hike Leader(s): Diane Marlatt Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 10 km

    Description

  • Abbey Road Tribute Fundraiser
    7:00 PM-10:00 PM
    11/02/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Special Event
    Location (Google Maps): The Rock on Lock, St John The Evangelist
    Hike Leader(s): Bronwen Tregunno Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Description

    To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles’ Abbey Road, a host of Hamilton musicians will perform the album live with proceeds going to the Bruce Trail Conservancy.

    Licensed event (cash bar) with craft beer, wine, coffee, and tea available. There will also be a selection of excellent silent auction items.

    Time: Doors open at 7pm, and the concert starts at 8pm.

    Location: The Rock on Locke, Church of St John the Evangelist, 320 Charlton Ave West, Hamilton

    Tickets: $25 + fees … sold online at https://www.bruha.com/event/5009

    All proceeds will go to the Bruce Trail Conservancy to help in its mission of preserving a ribbon of wilderness, for everyone, forever. The Bruce Trail Conservancy is a charitable organization dedicated to establishing a conservation corridor containing a public footpath along the Niagara Escarpment.

    Support for this concert is generously provided by National Bank Independent Network.

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    • 2 Day Falling Water Badge Hike #1
      9:00 AM
      11/02/2019

      Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

      Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Hogg’s Falls parking lot km 63.2 Lower Valley Road, Map 26, to carpool to the Beaver Valley Ski Club parking lot.
      Hike Leader(s): Glenda Collings Click here to contact leader to register; registered hikers will be contacted about cancellations.
      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Moderate, Some rocky footing, Some steep sections, Strenuous
      Length of Hike: 14 km

      Description

      Earn the 2 day Falling Water badge in a weekend!  See badge below.  We’ll travel up and down the length of the Beaver Valley at a medium pace (lots of beautiful views and lots of climbs).  The fall colours should still be good.  Bring lunch and sufficient water.

      Participant Guidelines

      1. All kms. mentioned are according to maps in Edition 29 of The Bruce Trail Reference.
      2. Please arrive 10 minutes before start of hike.
      3. Participants are expected to wear appropriate attire for the weather and the terrain. In summer, sturdy footwear is necessary. In winter, snowshoes or icers/crampons are needed when conditions dictate. It is a good idea to bring these items if there is snow on the ground and the hike leader will advise you as to the best footwear for the day. Hiking poles are a good idea in any season, especially if the terrain is rocky or slippery. Wearing appropriate clothing and footwear prevents injuries and shows consideration for a safe and positive group hiking experience.
      4. Always carry I.D. and your health card.
      5. For spring and summer hikes bring sunscreen, insect repellent and water.
      6. Please leave dogs at home.

       

    • Niagara End to End #5 Grimsby Rd to Quarry Rd
      9:00 AM-1:00 PM
      11/02/2019

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

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

      Hike Leader(s): Alan Laver Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Moderate
      Distance: 14.8 km

      Description

      Bring $5 for badge if you’ve done all 5  End to End hikes.

    • Mad River Side Trail
      9:30 AM
      11/02/2019

      Hosting Club: Blue Mountains

      Location (Google Maps): Hike meets in the parking lot behind Tim Horton’s on First St. in Collingwood.
      Hike Leader(s): Ann DeBrouwer 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 carpool to the parking lot on 124 at km 30.1. We will descend to the valley at the base of the ski hill then follow the white trail up the other side of the valley to km 24.5. At this point we will join the Ganaraska Trail and follow it to Glen Huron then join the Mad River Side Trail back to Km 29.1. finally we will climb the hill again, back to our cars.
      This is a hilly hike, bring lots of water and a lunch.

    • Hemlock Ridges Nature Reserve
      9:30 AM-12:30 PM
      11/02/2019

      Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
      Category: General Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Bruce Trail parking lot on East side of 5th Line EHS south of Hockley Road, Orangeville
      Hike Leader(s): Helen Bailey, Margery Cruise Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Moderate
      Distance: 9.3 km

      Description

      We will hike on the main trail and side trails: Hockley Heights, Glacier, Griffith, Hemlock Ridge

    • Oakville Historic Walk
      10:00 AM
      11/02/2019

      Hosting Club: Iroquoia
      Category: Education Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Meet in the baseball parking lot on the southeast corner of River Glen Blvd. and Neyagawa
      Hike Leader(s): Anne Armstrong Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
      Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
      Distance: 6 km

      Description

      This approximately 6 Km. hike will take you along the top and down to the inner banks of the Sixteen Mile Creek Valley in Oakville. You will learn about the importance of rivers and creeks in the development of early Oakville and how they contributed to light industry in the early years. You will walk the old roads which led down into and up out of the Valley and about the early settlements which existed. Join Anne Armstrong to learn a little of the history of this area.

      Bring water and a snack. Optional refreshments after the hike.

      Leader: Anne Armstrong hikingrandma@gmail.com 905 617 3937

       

    • Fonthill Loop
      10:00 AM-12:00 PM
      11/02/2019

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

      Meet-pkg lot Harold Black Park, Haist Rd., Fonthill.

      Hike Leader(s): Diane Marlatt Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Leisurely
      Terrain: Easy
      Distance: 10 km

      Description

    • Abbey Road Tribute Fundraiser
      7:00 PM-10:00 PM
      11/02/2019

      Hosting Club: Iroquoia
      Category: Special Event
      Location (Google Maps): The Rock on Lock, St John The Evangelist
      Hike Leader(s): Bronwen Tregunno Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Description

      To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles’ Abbey Road, a host of Hamilton musicians will perform the album live with proceeds going to the Bruce Trail Conservancy.

      Licensed event (cash bar) with craft beer, wine, coffee, and tea available. There will also be a selection of excellent silent auction items.

      Time: Doors open at 7pm, and the concert starts at 8pm.

      Location: The Rock on Locke, Church of St John the Evangelist, 320 Charlton Ave West, Hamilton

      Tickets: $25 + fees … sold online at https://www.bruha.com/event/5009

      All proceeds will go to the Bruce Trail Conservancy to help in its mission of preserving a ribbon of wilderness, for everyone, forever. The Bruce Trail Conservancy is a charitable organization dedicated to establishing a conservation corridor containing a public footpath along the Niagara Escarpment.

      Support for this concert is generously provided by National Bank Independent Network.

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  • Dufferin Hi-Land End-to-End, Hike 4 of 4 – Registration has closed for this event
    12:00 AM
    11/03/2019

    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Dufferin Hi-Land Section, Maps 19 & 20, Km 15.2 to 0.0 (Mono Cliffs)
    Hike Leader(s): Frieda Baldwin Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 15.2 km

    Description

    Pre-register by contacting the hike leader, Frieda Baldwin. Hike details will be provided following pre-registration.

  • 2 Day Falling Water Badge Hike #2
    9:00 AM
    11/03/2019

    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Hogg’s Falls parking lot km 63.2 Lower Valley Road, Map 26, to carpool to the Beaver Valley Ski Club parking lot.
    Hike Leader(s): Glenda Collings Click here to contact leader to register; registered hikers will be contacted about cancellations.
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate, Strenuous, Some steep sections, Some rocky footing
    Length of Hike: 16.4 km

    Description

    Earn the 2 day Falling Water badge in a weekend!  See badge below.  We’ll travel up and down the length of the Beaver Valley at a medium pace (lots of beautiful views and lots of climbs).  The fall colours should still be good.  Bring lunch and sufficient water.

    Participant Guidelines

    1. All kms. mentioned are according to maps in Edition 29 of The Bruce Trail Reference.
    2. Please arrive 10 minutes before start of hike.
    3. Participants are expected to wear appropriate attire for the weather and the terrain. In summer, sturdy footwear is necessary. In winter, snowshoes or icers/crampons are needed when conditions dictate. It is a good idea to bring these items if there is snow on the ground and the hike leader will advise you as to the best footwear for the day. Hiking poles are a good idea in any season, especially if the terrain is rocky or slippery. Wearing appropriate clothing and footwear prevents injuries and shows consideration for a safe and positive group hiking experience.
    4. Always carry I.D. and your health card.
    5. For spring and summer hikes bring sunscreen, insect repellent and water.
    6. Please leave dogs at home.

     

  • Mono Tai Chi Centre
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    11/03/2019

    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meeting at Mono Township 5th Sideroad, north of Hwy 9 on Airport Road, East side.
    Hike Leader(s): David Francis Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 5 km

    Description

    Loop Hike around Mono Tai Chi Centre including tours of Tai Temples

  • Inglis Falls
    1:30 PM
    11/03/2019

    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Harrison Park restaurant parking lot
    Hike Leader(s): Kathy Middelkoop Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely: 3 km/h or less
    Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing
    Distance: Between 3 and 4 km.

    Description

    Meet at Harrison Park and car pool to Inglis Falls

    Hike from Inglis Falls to Harrison Park. Most of this route is downhill.

    For more information text or phone 226-668-6110 or email: kathy@arranvale.com

  • St Catharines CNR and WC Route
    2:00 PM-3:30 PM
    11/03/2019

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Lock 1 parking lot.
    Hike Leader(s): Audrey Lopez Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 8 km

    Description

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  • Dundas Valley CA, Headwaters Trail
    9:00 AM-1:30 PM
    11/04/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Happy Wanderers
    Location (Google Maps): Dundas Valley Conservation Area, Governors Road, Dundas
    Hike Leader(s): Steven White Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
    Distance: 15k km

    Description

    Dundas Valley Conservation Area (fee to park) – meet at last parking lot, we head up to the Trail Centre and follow Main Trail to Headwaters Trail and do loop out and back to Main Trail, returning to Trail Centre.  Bring hiking boots, water, snack, lunch.  No dogs.  Pub or refreshment stop afterwards.

    stevenwhite901@gmail.com or text 289-242-9415

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  • Scotsdale Farm, Map 13
    9:30 AM-2:00 PM
    11/05/2019

    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: Tuesday Hikers
    Location (Google Maps): Scotsdale Farm. The entrance to the farm is from Trafalgar Rd. about 1 km north of where it separates from Hwy 7.
    Hike Leader(s): Barbara Euler Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hour
    Terrain: Moderate – some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 13 km loop hike

    Description

    A loop hike using the Bennett Heritage Side Trail, the Main Trail and the Great Esker Side Trail. If the conditions are poor, we will omit the second side trail and reduce the hike to 9 km. Refreshment/pub stop in Georgetown after.

  • Mono Cliffs -South Outlier/Walter Tovell Loop
    9:30 AM-12:30 PM
    11/05/2019

    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: Tuesday Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Dufferin Hi-Land Section, Map 19. Meet at Mono Community Centre parking lot in Mono Centre
    Hike Leader(s): Les Babbage, Inge Eckerich, Bob Slack Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 6.3 km

    Description

    We will hike a loop consisting of the Laidlaw, South Outlier, Carriage, Spillway and Walter Tovell Side Trails.

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  • Smokey Hollow and Grindstone Creek: Lotsa hills!
    9:00 AM-2:00 PM
    11/06/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Hikers R Us
    Location (Google Maps): 80 Mill St S, Hamilton
    Hike Leader(s): Louise Langlais Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
    Distance: 14 km

    Description

    Hike Leader: Louise Langlais;  Email:  langlaislouise@gmail.com.  Cell: 519-222-4040 on day of hike.  At other times, email is the best way to contact me.  Bring sunscreen, insect repellent, snacks, lunch, and 1-2 litres   of water.

     

    Please email Louise at least 24 hours before the hike to register. Sometimes last minute changes are made to hikes; registering means you won’t be waiting around the meeting place not knowing why no-one else is there!

  • Blue Mountain Cascade Trail from Village
    9:30 AM
    11/06/2019

    Hosting Club: Blue Mountains

    Location (Google Maps): Hike meets in the parking lot behind Tim Horton’s on First St. in Collingwood.
    Hike Leader(s): Mary-Lynne 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: 6 km

    Description

    We will carpool to parking lot #2 near the gondola in the Intrawest Village. We will hike up the beautiful Cascade trail alongside the waterfall, experiencing steep ascents at times. We will make our way across the top of the escarpment and take in beautiful views of the surrounding area including The Bay. We will descend the Memory Lane trail with comfortable switchbacks and enjoy a very special mid-mountain break for a snack. Then back to the top again where we will descend the Village Way trail back to the bottom. Bring a snack and water.

  • Lock #1
    10:00 AM-11:30 AM
    11/06/2019

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

    Meet at Lock 1 parking lot.

    Hike Leader(s): Dave Wilson Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 8 km

    Description

  • Jerseyville -Homestead Trail
    10:00 AM-12:30 PM
    11/06/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Good Companions
    Location (Google Maps): Directions: From Hamilton take 403 to West. Exit at Wilson St in Ancaster. Turn right on Wilson St. At the traffic take the exit right onto Meadowbrook St (3rd exit). Take Meadowbrook to Jerseyville Side Rd. and turn right. Just pass the high school the Little League Park is on the right at the bottom of the hill.
    Hike Leader(s): Lorraine Sherred Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 7 to 8km

    Description

    Several loops in the Spring Valley section of the Dundas Valley Conservation area.

    Please email for more info if needed. Lorraine Sherred 13hiking13@gmail.com

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  • North Shore Trail, Dundas
    10:00 AM-12:15 PM
    11/07/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Thursday Group
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Borer’s Falls dog park on York Rd near Valley Rd and walk to trailhead for the RBG North Shore Trail (formerly entrance to RBG). Hike leader will meet you at this entrance.
    Hike Leader(s): Linda Robinson Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing, Slippery and Steep Sections

    Description

    Dress for the weather with hiking boots. Bring water, snack and lunch.

  • Jordan
    10:00 AM-11:30 AM
    11/07/2019

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at parking lot, 2980 King St., Jordan Station across from Boo’s Restaurant
    Hike Leader(s): Vince Zvonar Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 9 km

    Description

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  • Merritthon – Port to Port
    7:00 AM-4:00 PM
    11/09/2019

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Register
    Location (Google Maps): Contact Hike Coordinator
    Hike Leader(s): Rhys Beak Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 45 km

    Description

    45km Port Colborne to Port Dalhousie.

    Registration Link   http://bit.ly/19merritthon

     

     

  • CANCELLED Kerncliff Park Restoration
    8:45 AM-11:00 AM
    11/09/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Education Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Cityview Park, 2500 Kerns Rd, Burlington ON
    Hike Leader(s): Bronwen Tregunno Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: ~ 4 km

    Description

    Look for this walk this spring.  This hike was cancelled as our guest hike leader can’t lead the hike at this time.  Please visit the park where there is a beautiful side trail and an interesting board walk.

    Guest interpretive leader is Dianne Watkins member of Friends of Kerncliff Park, Burlington’s Field and Stream Rescue Team and  Master’s candidate at U of Waterloo studying ecological restoration. Please arrive at 8:45AM to sign in and the hike will start at 9AM. This education walk will start at the parking lot at City View Park where there is lots of parking. Kerns Road is one way going north after Kerncliff park.  To enter from Dundas (#5) turn south on Kerns Road and take 2nd entrance on the left hand side. If coming from south take the first driveway on the right.  From the City View parking lot, we’ll work our way down into Kerncliff Park after stopping at the beautiful lookout point, and walk through the forest to the old Nelson Quarry where there is now a beautiful wetland and boardwalk.  Dianne will talk about restoration work that FKP and community collaborators have done in this City of Burlington-managed park.  The Bruce Trail runs along the top and has the Ian Reid side trail running through. We’ll talk about the invasive species such as buckthorn and dog strangling vine as well as the native species planting that has encouraged wildlife to come back like red wing blackbirds, northern map turtles and northern water snakes.  The trail has some slopes and if it’s dry we’ll take the steep rocky path up the escarpment after visiting the old quarry. Wear good boots and be prepared for ticks that are active above 4C.  Poles help with keeping yourself stable over roots and rocks.   More information about ticks https://conservationhamilton.ca/ticks-and-lyme-disease/ For a map of Kerncliff https://atasteoftrace.com/2016/10/27/burlington-hikes-kerncliff-park/ orhttps://www.alltrails.com/trail/canada/ontario/ian-reid-side-trail-and-bruce-trail-loop   We will be taking it slow especially on the steep trail back up to City View.  Bring water and snacks.   

    Registration helps me figure out how many people to look for and let you know if the hike is cancelled due to high winds or thunderstorms.  Contact Bron brontreg@cogeco.ca 905-637-7136 

     

  • Wetland Ridge Loop
    9:00 AM-11:00 AM
    11/09/2019

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Loop
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Niagara College (Glendale Campus), Taylor Road near greenhouse, NOTL. (Map 2)
    Hike Leader(s): Diane Marlatt Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 8 km

    Description

  • Niagara End to End #4 Quarry Road to Staff Avenue – Make Up Hike
    9:00 AM-1:00 PM
    11/09/2019

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

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

    Hike Leader(s): Marion Hanover Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 15.2 km

    Description

    This is a make up hike.

  • Glen Haffy Conservation Area
    9:30 AM-12:30 PM
    11/09/2019

    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Bruce Trail parking, Coolihans Side Road, east of Airport Rd, Mono Mills at km 35.1
    Hike Leader(s): Helen Bailey, Margery Cruise Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 10 km

    Description

    This is a car shuttle hike so please arrive by 9:15. We will hike south on the main trail from 7th Line Parking Lot off Airport Rd.

  • Feversham Gorge and Village
    9:30 AM
    11/09/2019

    Hosting Club: Blue Mountains

    Location (Google Maps): Hike meets in the parking lot behind Tim Horton’s on First St. in Collingwood.
    Hike Leader(s): David Little Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely – 3 km/hr. or less
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing

    Description

    We will carpool to the Feversham Gorge parking lot south of the bridge on County Road 2. We will hike on the trail under the bridge and through the village of Feversham. We will cross the bridge then proceed on the Gorge trail to the bottom of the gorge . Great views of the Beaver River. The trail continues back to the top of the gorge and we
    return to the parking lot. The hike will include some information on the history of the area. Bring a snack and water.

  • Junior Hiker/Rattlesnake Point Loop
    11:00 AM-12:30 PM
    11/09/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Junior Hiker
    Location: Rattlesnake Conservation Area
    Hike Leader(s): Anne Armstrong Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
    Distance: 4 km.

    Description

    Rattlesnake Point is a very popular destination for both hikers and rock climbers. The soaring cliffs give wonderful views over the Nassagaweya Canyon towards Crawford Lake Conservation Area. We may see some Turkey Vultures if they haven’t already left but, sadly, no rattlesnakes. Come join this exploratory hike of the area. Bring water and a snack. Rattlesnake Point is on the west side of Appleby Line, north of Derry Rd., right at the top of the windy road. Map 11. Parking fee in effect or a Conservation Area pass. Leader: Anne Armstrong 905 617 3937 hikingrandma@gmail.com

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    • Merritthon - Port to Port
      7:00 AM-4:00 PM
      11/09/2019

      Hosting Club: Niagara
      Category: Register
      Location (Google Maps): Contact Hike Coordinator
      Hike Leader(s): Rhys Beak Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Moderate
      Distance: 45 km

      Description

      45km Port Colborne to Port Dalhousie.

      Registration Link   http://bit.ly/19merritthon

       

       

    • CANCELLED Kerncliff Park Restoration
      8:45 AM-11:00 AM
      11/09/2019

      Hosting Club: Iroquoia
      Category: Education Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Cityview Park, 2500 Kerns Rd, Burlington ON
      Hike Leader(s): Bronwen Tregunno Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
      Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
      Distance: ~ 4 km

      Description

      Look for this walk this spring.  This hike was cancelled as our guest hike leader can’t lead the hike at this time.  Please visit the park where there is a beautiful side trail and an interesting board walk.

      Guest interpretive leader is Dianne Watkins member of Friends of Kerncliff Park, Burlington’s Field and Stream Rescue Team and  Master’s candidate at U of Waterloo studying ecological restoration. Please arrive at 8:45AM to sign in and the hike will start at 9AM. This education walk will start at the parking lot at City View Park where there is lots of parking. Kerns Road is one way going north after Kerncliff park.  To enter from Dundas (#5) turn south on Kerns Road and take 2nd entrance on the left hand side. If coming from south take the first driveway on the right.  From the City View parking lot, we’ll work our way down into Kerncliff Park after stopping at the beautiful lookout point, and walk through the forest to the old Nelson Quarry where there is now a beautiful wetland and boardwalk.  Dianne will talk about restoration work that FKP and community collaborators have done in this City of Burlington-managed park.  The Bruce Trail runs along the top and has the Ian Reid side trail running through. We’ll talk about the invasive species such as buckthorn and dog strangling vine as well as the native species planting that has encouraged wildlife to come back like red wing blackbirds, northern map turtles and northern water snakes.  The trail has some slopes and if it’s dry we’ll take the steep rocky path up the escarpment after visiting the old quarry. Wear good boots and be prepared for ticks that are active above 4C.  Poles help with keeping yourself stable over roots and rocks.   More information about ticks https://conservationhamilton.ca/ticks-and-lyme-disease/ For a map of Kerncliff https://atasteoftrace.com/2016/10/27/burlington-hikes-kerncliff-park/ orhttps://www.alltrails.com/trail/canada/ontario/ian-reid-side-trail-and-bruce-trail-loop   We will be taking it slow especially on the steep trail back up to City View.  Bring water and snacks.   

      Registration helps me figure out how many people to look for and let you know if the hike is cancelled due to high winds or thunderstorms.  Contact Bron brontreg@cogeco.ca 905-637-7136 

       

    • Wetland Ridge Loop
      9:00 AM-11:00 AM
      11/09/2019

      Hosting Club: Niagara
      Category: Loop
      Location (Google Maps): Meet at Niagara College (Glendale Campus), Taylor Road near greenhouse, NOTL. (Map 2)
      Hike Leader(s): Diane Marlatt Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Moderate
      Distance: 8 km

      Description

    • Niagara End to End #4 Quarry Road to Staff Avenue - Make Up Hike
      9:00 AM-1:00 PM
      11/09/2019

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

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

      Hike Leader(s): Marion Hanover Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Moderate
      Distance: 15.2 km

      Description

      This is a make up hike.

    • Glen Haffy Conservation Area
      9:30 AM-12:30 PM
      11/09/2019

      Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
      Category: General Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Bruce Trail parking, Coolihans Side Road, east of Airport Rd, Mono Mills at km 35.1
      Hike Leader(s): Helen Bailey, Margery Cruise Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Moderate
      Distance: 10 km

      Description

      This is a car shuttle hike so please arrive by 9:15. We will hike south on the main trail from 7th Line Parking Lot off Airport Rd.

    • Feversham Gorge and Village
      9:30 AM
      11/09/2019

      Hosting Club: Blue Mountains

      Location (Google Maps): Hike meets in the parking lot behind Tim Horton’s on First St. in Collingwood.
      Hike Leader(s): David Little Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Leisurely – 3 km/hr. or less
      Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing

      Description

      We will carpool to the Feversham Gorge parking lot south of the bridge on County Road 2. We will hike on the trail under the bridge and through the village of Feversham. We will cross the bridge then proceed on the Gorge trail to the bottom of the gorge . Great views of the Beaver River. The trail continues back to the top of the gorge and we
      return to the parking lot. The hike will include some information on the history of the area. Bring a snack and water.

    • Junior Hiker/Rattlesnake Point Loop
      11:00 AM-12:30 PM
      11/09/2019

      Hosting Club: Iroquoia
      Category: Junior Hiker
      Location: Rattlesnake Conservation Area
      Hike Leader(s): Anne Armstrong Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
      Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
      Distance: 4 km.

      Description

      Rattlesnake Point is a very popular destination for both hikers and rock climbers. The soaring cliffs give wonderful views over the Nassagaweya Canyon towards Crawford Lake Conservation Area. We may see some Turkey Vultures if they haven’t already left but, sadly, no rattlesnakes. Come join this exploratory hike of the area. Bring water and a snack. Rattlesnake Point is on the west side of Appleby Line, north of Derry Rd., right at the top of the windy road. Map 11. Parking fee in effect or a Conservation Area pass. Leader: Anne Armstrong 905 617 3937 hikingrandma@gmail.com

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  • Primrose/Boyne Valley/Mulmur Hills
    9:00 AM-4:30 PM
    11/10/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Parking Lot at 1st Line East just east of where the Main Trail crosses 1st Line East at km 29.4, Map 20. (Emergency #716599)
    Hike Leader(s): Stuart Law Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
    Distance: 18 kms

    Description

    Join us for a late Fall walk in the Dufferin Hi-Lands from Primrose to just east of Whitfield on the Prince of Wales Side Trail, the Primrose Loop Side Trail, the Boyne Valley Side Trail and parts of the Main Trail.  Please bring hiking boots, 2L of water, sunscreen and lunch.  Please arrive early at 8:45 am so that we can all sign in before heading off at 9 sharp.  Pre-registration at stuarthikes@gmail.com required.

  • Gentle Hike/Beginners
    10:00 AM-12:30 PM
    11/10/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    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: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
    Distance: Up to 8 km.

    Description

    The Halton Agreement Forest is an area riddled with bicycle trails and some fine hiking trails. The challenge is to sort them out! Join us for an easy walk in this popular area. The parking lot for the entrance to this part of the forest is on the east side of Guelph Line, north of the 401 and across from the Mohawk/Woodbine Raceway and Casino. Overflow parking is in the northwest corner of the Raceway. Be careful as it is easy to miss the entrance. Bring water and a snack. Leader: Anne Armstrong 905 617 3937 hikingrandma@gmail.com

  • The Gap Side Trail to the Lindenwood Loop
    1:15 PM
    11/10/2019

    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): The west end of Concession 14. See Map #33.
    Hike Leader(s): Danuta Valleau Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium: 3 to 4 km/h
    Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing, Strenuous: Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing.
    Distance: approx 8 km

    Description

    We will hike from meeting point  BT Map #33, 125.7 and follow the main trail to Lindenwood Loop and return. This hike will take about 2.5  to 3 hours depending on pace. Please call 519-378-5630 for details or to confirm.

  • Decew Loop
    2:00 PM-3:30 PM
    11/10/2019

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

    Meet at DeCew House, DeCew Rd, Thorold (Map 3, km 29.8)

    Hike Leader(s): Sylvia Wheeler Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 8 km

    Description

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  • Dundas Valley – Main Trail and Head Waters Trail
    9:30 AM-2:00 PM
    11/12/2019

    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: Tuesday Hikers
    Location (Google Maps): Iroquoia – Dundas Valley Conservation Area
    Meet at the Gatehouse Museum parking lot. Enter from Sulphur Springs Rd., just east of its’ junction with Mineral Springs Rd. Directions: From Clappison’s Corners, intersection of Hwy 5 and 6, travel west on Hwy 5. Turn left onto Brock Rd. At Bullocks Corners turn right onto Hwy 8. Turn left onto Weirs Line, turn left onto Governors Rd., turn right onto Sulphur Springs Rd. In approximatelt 3 km, at the T intersection turn left onto Mineral Springs Rd. Parking lot immediately on the left.
    Hike Leader(s): Doris Harper Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hour
    Terrain: Moderate – some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 14 km

    Description

    Looping through Dundas Valley Conservation area using the Headwaters Trail and part of the Bruce Trail. Along the way, we will pass the historic Griffin House, rolling hills, forests. meadows, deeply cut valleys and sparkling streams.

  • Credit Valley Footpath
    9:30 AM-1:00 PM
    11/12/2019

    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: Tuesday Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at parking on the east side of the Party City/Winners building, Hwy 10 at 4th Ave in Orangeville at 9:30 am, or at 22 Sideroad and 10th Line, km. 4.1 of the Credit Valley Footpath on map 13, Toronto Section at 10:15 am.
    Hike Leader(s): Les Babbage, Inge Eckerich, Bob Slack Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 6.7 km

    Description

    We will shuttle to km 8.8, then hike to km 9.8 and back to km 4.1. This is a linear hike, following close to the Credit River.

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  • Ron Savage, Frank Holley and East Linton Side Trails
    9:00 AM
    11/13/2019

    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): The Galaxy Theatre parking lot. Meet in the parking lot at the tall “Galaxy Centre” sign next to the traffic lights.
    1020 10th St. W., Owen Sound
    Hike Leader(s): Maureen McFarland Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium: 3 to 4 km/h
    Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing
    Distance: 8 kms

    Description

    This loop hike follows crevices and passes through mature cedar and hardwood forests. Fossils can be seen in one area on the main trail. Approximately 2 1/2 hours. Map 33. This is a joint hike with Sydenham Club. For more information, call or text 647-918-4180.

  • Crawford Lake
    9:00 AM-1:30 AM
    11/13/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Hikers R Us
    Location (Google Maps): Crawford Lake
    Hike Leader(s): Ronald Granger Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing, Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 14.0 Km

    Description

    Loop hike on Main Bruce trail ,Crawford  Lake side trail and  part of Rattlesnake Trail

  • Ron Savage, Frank Holley and East Linton Side Trails
    9:00 AM
    11/13/2019

    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: Snowshoe Hike
    Location (Google Maps): The Galaxy Theatre parking lot. Meet in the parking lot at the tall “Galaxy Centre” sign next to the traffic lights.
    1020 10th St. W., Owen Sound
    Hike Leader(s): Maureen McFarland Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium: 3 to 4 km/h
    Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing
    Distance: 8 kms

    Description

    This loop hike follows crevices and passes through mature cedar and hardwood forests.  Fossils can be seen in one area on the main trail.  Approximately 2 1/2 hours.  Map 33.  This is a joint hike with Beaver Valley Club. For more information, call or text 647-918-4180.

  • Swiss Meadows hike
    9:30 AM
    11/13/2019

    Hosting Club: Blue Mountains

    Location (Google Maps): Hike meets in the parking lot behind Tim Horton’s on First St. in Collingwood.
    Hike Leader(s): Myra Campbell 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 carpool to the parking area at the top of Scenic Caves Road at km 63.8 in the Blue Mountains Section. We will hike north along the escarpment and include a loop along the Swiss Meadows Side Trail, before returning to the cars.
    There will be great views over Collingwood and Georgian Bay. Bring water and a snack.

  • Old Baldy
    10:00 AM
    11/13/2019

    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Ed’s house (194700 Grey Rd 13), at km 50. Map 26
    Hike Leader(s): Ed Stedman Click here to contact leader to register; registered hikers will be contacted about cancellations.
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate, Strenuous
    Length of Hike: approx. 8 km

    Description

    We will carpool to where the main trail crosses Sideroad 7B (km 41.7).  We will hike down 7B and through Kimberley (get ice cream if weather calls for it) and then climb up to Old Baldy and south on the main trail back to Ed’s house.

    Participant Guidelines

    1. All kms. mentioned are according to maps in Edition 29 of The Bruce Trail Reference.
    2. Please arrive 10 minutes before start of hike.
    3. Participants are expected to wear appropriate attire for the weather and the terrain. In summer, sturdy footwear is necessary. In winter, snowshoes or icers/crampons are needed when conditions dictate. It is a good idea to bring these items if there is snow on the ground and the hike leader will advise you as to the best footwear for the day. Hiking poles are a good idea in any season, especially if the terrain is rocky or slippery. Wearing appropriate clothing and footwear prevents injuries and shows consideration for a safe and positive group hiking experience.
    4. Always carry I.D. and your health card.
    5. For spring and summer hikes bring sunscreen, insect repellent and water.
    6. Please leave dogs at home.

     

  • Firemens Park Loop
    10:00 AM-11:30 AM
    11/13/2019

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

    Meet at upper parking lot, corner of Dorchester & Mountain Road, Niagara Falls

    Hike Leader(s): Diane Marlatt Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 8 km

    Description

  • Good Companions – Shell Park, West Oakville
    10:00 AM-12:30 PM
    11/13/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Good Companions
    Location (Google Maps): Shell Park, Lakeshore Road, West Oakville
    Hike Leader(s): Mary Rose Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
    Distance: 8 km

    Description

    We will explore the trails in Shell Park, Village Wood Park, and Bronte returning via the Pioneer Cemetry

    Leader: Mary Rose. Phone/Text 905-637-2918. Email: termarintl@cogeco.ca

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    • Ron Savage, Frank Holley and East Linton Side Trails
      9:00 AM
      11/13/2019

      Hosting Club: Beaver Valley
      Category: General Hike
      Location (Google Maps): The Galaxy Theatre parking lot. Meet in the parking lot at the tall “Galaxy Centre” sign next to the traffic lights.
      1020 10th St. W., Owen Sound
      Hike Leader(s): Maureen McFarland Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Medium: 3 to 4 km/h
      Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing
      Distance: 8 kms

      Description

      This loop hike follows crevices and passes through mature cedar and hardwood forests. Fossils can be seen in one area on the main trail. Approximately 2 1/2 hours. Map 33. This is a joint hike with Sydenham Club. For more information, call or text 647-918-4180.

    • Crawford Lake
      9:00 AM-1:30 AM
      11/13/2019

      Hosting Club: Iroquoia
      Category: Hikers R Us
      Location (Google Maps): Crawford Lake
      Hike Leader(s): Ronald Granger Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
      Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing, Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
      Distance: 14.0 Km

      Description

      Loop hike on Main Bruce trail ,Crawford  Lake side trail and  part of Rattlesnake Trail

    • Ron Savage, Frank Holley and East Linton Side Trails
      9:00 AM
      11/13/2019

      Hosting Club: Sydenham
      Category: Snowshoe Hike
      Location (Google Maps): The Galaxy Theatre parking lot. Meet in the parking lot at the tall “Galaxy Centre” sign next to the traffic lights.
      1020 10th St. W., Owen Sound
      Hike Leader(s): Maureen McFarland Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Medium: 3 to 4 km/h
      Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing
      Distance: 8 kms

      Description

      This loop hike follows crevices and passes through mature cedar and hardwood forests.  Fossils can be seen in one area on the main trail.  Approximately 2 1/2 hours.  Map 33.  This is a joint hike with Beaver Valley Club. For more information, call or text 647-918-4180.

    • Swiss Meadows hike
      9:30 AM
      11/13/2019

      Hosting Club: Blue Mountains

      Location (Google Maps): Hike meets in the parking lot behind Tim Horton’s on First St. in Collingwood.
      Hike Leader(s): Myra Campbell 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 carpool to the parking area at the top of Scenic Caves Road at km 63.8 in the Blue Mountains Section. We will hike north along the escarpment and include a loop along the Swiss Meadows Side Trail, before returning to the cars.
      There will be great views over Collingwood and Georgian Bay. Bring water and a snack.

    • Old Baldy
      10:00 AM
      11/13/2019

      Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

      Location (Google Maps): Meet at Ed’s house (194700 Grey Rd 13), at km 50. Map 26
      Hike Leader(s): Ed Stedman Click here to contact leader to register; registered hikers will be contacted about cancellations.
      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Moderate, Strenuous
      Length of Hike: approx. 8 km

      Description

      We will carpool to where the main trail crosses Sideroad 7B (km 41.7).  We will hike down 7B and through Kimberley (get ice cream if weather calls for it) and then climb up to Old Baldy and south on the main trail back to Ed’s house.

      Participant Guidelines

      1. All kms. mentioned are according to maps in Edition 29 of The Bruce Trail Reference.
      2. Please arrive 10 minutes before start of hike.
      3. Participants are expected to wear appropriate attire for the weather and the terrain. In summer, sturdy footwear is necessary. In winter, snowshoes or icers/crampons are needed when conditions dictate. It is a good idea to bring these items if there is snow on the ground and the hike leader will advise you as to the best footwear for the day. Hiking poles are a good idea in any season, especially if the terrain is rocky or slippery. Wearing appropriate clothing and footwear prevents injuries and shows consideration for a safe and positive group hiking experience.
      4. Always carry I.D. and your health card.
      5. For spring and summer hikes bring sunscreen, insect repellent and water.
      6. Please leave dogs at home.

       

    • Firemens Park Loop
      10:00 AM-11:30 AM
      11/13/2019

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

      Meet at upper parking lot, corner of Dorchester & Mountain Road, Niagara Falls

      Hike Leader(s): Diane Marlatt Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Moderate
      Distance: 8 km

      Description

    • Good Companions - Shell Park, West Oakville
      10:00 AM-12:30 PM
      11/13/2019

      Hosting Club: Iroquoia
      Category: Good Companions
      Location (Google Maps): Shell Park, Lakeshore Road, West Oakville
      Hike Leader(s): Mary Rose Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
      Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
      Distance: 8 km

      Description

      We will explore the trails in Shell Park, Village Wood Park, and Bronte returning via the Pioneer Cemetry

      Leader: Mary Rose. Phone/Text 905-637-2918. Email: termarintl@cogeco.ca

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  • Rattle Snake Pt Conservation Area to Twiss Rd
    9:30 AM-1:30 AM
    11/14/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Thursday Group
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Parking on Twiss Rd. (just south of Camp Manitou and north of Derry Rd.) and shuttle to Rattlesnake Pt. Conservation Area. Drivers will need Conservation Pass or fee to park at CA
    Hike Leader(s): Karen Capindale-Smith Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Dependent on Conditions, Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: +/- 12km

    Description

    From Rattlesnake Pt. CA we will follow conservation side trails and main BT along the escarpment and descend/ascend Nassagaweya Canyon into Crawford Lake CA. From there we will wind our way through the CA and on to the calcium pits at Twiss Rd.

    Please bring water, snack and lunch. Icers (god forbid) may be necessary

    Contact Info: jsmith62@cogeco.ca or (905)332-7254; hike morning use cell (905) 749-0914

  • Gage Park & St Clair West History Walk
    9:45 AM-11:30 AM
    11/14/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Education Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Gage Park Tropical Greenhouse Parking Lot
    Hike Leader(s): Gary Wrathall Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
    Distance: ~3-4 km

    Description

    Leisurely urban walk through beautiful Gage Park and a visit to the tropical greenhouses.  Learn about the history of the area on stops along this gentle education hike.  Meet at the Gage Park Tropical Greenhouse parking lot.  Washrooms available at greenhouse. Wear good walking shoes and bring water & snacks.  There is a small diner called Gage Park Diner for optional lunch stop 975 Main St E.    Registration not required.  Contact Gary for more information  gary.wrathall@sympatico.ca  phone 905-681-6167  Cancelled in inclement weather.

    More about Gage Park Greenhouse https://www.hamilton.ca/attractions/culture/gage-park-greenhouse More about St Clair Historical District https://uwaterloo.ca/heritage-resources-centre/sites/ca.heritage-resources-centre/files/uploads/files/Final%20Report%20-%20St%20Clair%20Blvd%20-%20FINAL.pdf

  • Jordan
    10:00 AM-11:30 AM
    11/14/2019

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at parking lot, 2980 King St., Jordan Station across from Boo’s Restaurant
    Hike Leader(s): Vince Zvonar Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 9 km

    Description

  • Thursday Group – Hidden Valley/Lemonville/Grindstone Creek
    10:00 AM-1:00 PM
    11/14/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Thursday Group
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Hidden Valley Park in West Burlington. Map 9.
    Hike Leader(s): Terry Rose Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing, Slippery Sections Likely
    Distance: 8 km

    Description

    We will do a loop hike along the west side of Grindstone Creek (Lemonville Rd.) to join the Main Trail and return on the east side (Hidden Valley Rd.) Some steep hills. Bring snack and water. To contact hike leader: Text/phone: 905-320-6513 or email: termarintl@gmail.com

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  • Geology of a Karst
    8:45 AM-11:00 AM
    11/16/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Education Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Eramosa Karst, Stoney Creek -Meet at the parking lot off Upper Albion
    Hike Leader(s): Bronwen Tregunno Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing

    Description

    Learn about the unique formations of a karst on this walk lead by guest Rita Guilietti, member of the Friends of Eramosa Karst (FOTEK).  We’ll also learn about the history of this newer preserve which is part of the Hamilton Conservation Authority.  Parking fee in effect if not an HCA member. Please arrive at 8:45 to sign up so we can start hike at 9:00. Bring water and a snack.

    Register with Bron brontreg@cogeco.ca PH: 905-637-7136 Optional refreshment stop after.

  • Grimsby Loop
    9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    11/16/2019

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

    Meet at the Lion’s Club Pool, Elm St., Grimsby.

    Hike Leader(s): Karen Limardi Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 14 km

    Description

  • Kinsmen Park In & Out
    9:00 AM-11:00 AM
    11/16/2019

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

    Meet at Kinsmen Park, Beamsville. (Map 4, km 66.9)

    Hike Leader(s): Bill Russell Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 9 km

    Description

  • Third Line off Grey Road 19.
    9:30 AM
    11/16/2019

    Hosting Club: Blue Mountains

    Location (Google Maps): Hike meets in the parking lot behind Tim Horton’s on First St. in Collingwood.
    Hike Leader(s): Denise Shand Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely – 3 km/hr. or less
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
    Distance: 1.5 hours km

    Description

    We will carpool to the Third Line off Grey Road 19. We will commence the hike at km 56.7 of the Blue Mountains Section and hike South through the woods for about 45 minutes. Returning we will retrace our steps to the parking lot. If required provision will be made for a slower group to follow for the same time but less distance. Bring water and a snack.

  • The Dingle and Oak Ridges Moraine
    9:30 AM-12:30 PM
    11/16/2019

    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Innis lake Road & Finnerty Side Road, Caledon
    Hike Leader(s): Helen Bailey, Margery Cruise Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 7 km (10 km)

    Description

    We will hike The Dingle and Oak Ridges Moraine Trail. Weather permitting we will go to Trout Ponds which extends the hike to 10 km.

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  • Discovery Badge Blitz Hike Three
    9:00 AM-1:30 PM
    11/17/2019

    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: General
    Location (Google Maps): Roadside parking on Coolihans Sideroad, east of where the Trail crosses the road. From Airport Road turn east onto Coolihans Sideroad. Drive 1.4 kilometres to roadside parking.
    Hike Leader(s): Sandy Green Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hour
    Terrain: Moderate – some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 14 km shuttle

    Description

    Hike Three of the “Discovery Badge Blitz Series” covers Caledon Hill’s Discovery Hike 2, exploring parts of the main Trail, Mountainview Road and Songbird Side Trails, and the Dingle. Bring your choice of hydration and snacks or lunch. Hiking boots are recommended. All are welcome to join this hike. Hikers completing all three “Badge Blitz” hikes will receive their Discovery badges at the end of the hike. (The badge cost is $5.00.)

  • Gentle/Beginners Hike
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    11/17/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location: Scotsdale Farm Trafalgar Rd. Near Georgetown
    Hike Leader(s): Anne Armstrong Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
    Distance: 6/7 km.

    Description

    Scotsdale Farm is always an interesting place to hike. The Bennett family farmed this area for many years and donated it to the Ontario Heritage Foundation. Using main and blue side trails we will explore this lovey area. Expect some rocks but generally good terrain. Bring a snack and water. To reach the farm go north on Trafalgar Rd. until you get to the entrance, hard to see. It will be on your right. ( For a short time Trafalgar Rd. and Highway 7 are the same. Trafalgar eventually branches off to the right.) Leader: Anne Armstrong 905 617 3937 hikingrandma@gmail.com

  • Silent Valley
    1:15 PM
    11/17/2019

    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): Peter Harris Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium: 3 to 4 km/h
    Terrain: Strenuous: Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing.
    Distance: 5.6 km

    Description

    The trail starts at the north end of 2nd Concession South approximately 1.5 km north of Grey Rd 18, east of Owen Sound. We will follow the Silent Valley Side Trail, the Avalanche Pass Side Trail, the main trail, the Wilson Homestead Side Trail and then return along the Silent Valley Side Trail. This will take approximately 2 to 3 hours. If there are icy conditions then the route might change accordingly. Hiking poles are recommended.  Map 30. For more information contact the hike leader at 519-374-3468.

  • Louth Conservation Area
    2:00 PM-3:30 PM
    11/17/2019

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

    Meet at Louth Conservation Parking Lot, Staff Ave, Jordan Station (Map 3).

    Hike Leader(s): Bob Fish Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 9 km

    Description

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  • Kelso Conservation Area, Room with A View
    9:00 AM-2:00 PM
    11/18/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Happy Wanderers
    Location (Google Maps): Parking lot at Steels Ave and Bell School Line. Parking fee applies.

    For personalized driving directions, just copy and paste the GPS coordinates into a Google search window and voila!
    Hike Leader(s): Louise Langlais Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing

    Description

    Hike Leader: Louise Langlais;  Email:  langlaislouise@gmail.com.  Cell: 519-222-4040 on day of hike.  At other times, email is the best way to contact me.  Bring sunscreen, insect repellent in the summer, icers in the winter, snacks, lunch, and 1-2 litres of water.

     

    Please email me at least 24 hours before the hike to register. Sometimes last minute changes are made to hikes; registering means you won’t be waiting around the meeting place not knowing why no-one else is there!

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  • Webwood to Blantyre
    9:00 AM
    11/19/2019

    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet at km 114.3, Blantyre on the east side of Grey Road 12 (in the grassy ditch, do not block the field entrance). Map 28
    Hike Leader(s): Mike Arkless Click here to contact leader to register; registered hikers will be contacted about cancellations.
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Length of Hike: 13.6 km

    Description

    This hike will begin at the pretty Webwood Falls and travel through a variety of woodlands and fields, as well as along escarpment edge.

    Participant Guidelines

    1. All kms. mentioned are according to maps in Edition 29 of The Bruce Trail Reference.
    2. Please arrive 10 minutes before start of hike.
    3. Participants are expected to wear appropriate attire for the weather and the terrain. In summer, sturdy footwear is necessary. In winter, snowshoes or icers/crampons are needed when conditions dictate. It is a good idea to bring these items if there is snow on the ground and the hike leader will advise you as to the best footwear for the day. Hiking poles are a good idea in any season, especially if the terrain is rocky or slippery. Wearing appropriate clothing and footwear prevents injuries and shows consideration for a safe and positive group hiking experience.
    4. Always carry I.D. and your health card.
    5. For spring and summer hikes bring sunscreen, insect repellent and water.
    6. Please leave dogs at home.

  • Beaver Valley – Metcalfe Rock
    9:30 AM-2:30 PM
    11/19/2019

    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: Tuesday Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Beaver Valley Section, Map 25. Meet at SuperBurger, intersection of Hwy 10 and 89 in Primrose, at 9:30 am or at roadside parking for Duncan Crevice and Caves Provincial Nature Reserve on 9th Sideroad (Km 33.3), just east of Duncan at 10:30 am.
    Hike Leader(s): Les Babbage, Inge Eckerich, Bob Slack Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Moderate, Slippery and Steep Sections
    Distance: 10.3 km

    Description

    We will hike a loop consisting of the Main Trail and Chuck Grant Side Trail. Bring lunch.

  • Hockley Nature Reserve
    10:00 AM-1:30 PM
    11/19/2019

    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: Tuesday Hikers
    Location (Google Maps): Trail Guide Edition 29, Map 18
    Take Highway 10 or Airport Road north to Hockley Rd. The 3rd line is midway between these two main roads. Meet at the designated parking area on the 3rd Line about 2 km north of Hockley Road.
    Hike Leader(s): Louise Carberry Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely – 3 km/hour or less
    Terrain: Moderate – some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 10 km loop

    Description

    We will hike the Isabel East Side Trail, the Main Trail, The Cam Snell Side Trail and the Glen Cross Side Trail. The terrain is undulating and mostly hardwood forests with several streams flowing in the ravines.

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  • Nottawasaga Bluffs
    9:30 AM
    11/20/2019

    Hosting Club: Blue Mountains

    Location (Google Maps): Hike meets in the parking lot behind Tim Horton’s on First St. in Collingwood.
    Hike Leader(s): Sue Niblett Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 6-8 km

    Description

    We will carpool to the parking lot at 15 / 16 Sideroad in Singhampton and explore the Nottawasaga Bluffs. This is a great place to snowshoe/hike, offering several options in length, difficulty, beauty and views. Bring a beverage and a light snack. Following the hike will be an optional lunch at Mylar and Loreta’s – one of our favorite restaurants.

  • Decew Loop
    10:00 AM-11:30 AM
    11/20/2019

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

    Meet at DeCew House, DeCew Rd, Thorold (Map 3, km 29.8)

    Hike Leader(s): Gary & Donna Sands Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 8 km

    Description

  • Good Companions – Spencer’s Adventure. Map 8.
    10:00 AM-12:30 PM
    11/20/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Good Companions
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Park Avenue, Greensville – beside the playground. Park Ave. is south of Hwy 8 just 50m west of Bullocks Corners. Take Hwy 8 north from Dundas or take Brock Rd. south from Hwy 5.
    Hike Leader(s): Stella Parr Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
    Distance: 8 km

    Description

    We will hike from Greensville along Spencer Creek to Christie Lake and return via a similar route.

    Leader: Stella Parr. 905-628-6436 or scparr@yahoo.ca

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  • Cedar Springs Rd. to Guelph Line
    9:30 AM-11:30 AM
    11/21/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Thursday Group
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Fisher Access (Springer Cres.) just off of Highview Dr. which is just north of Hwy 5 off of Cedar Springs Rd.
    Hike Leader(s): Karen Capindale-Smith Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing, Slippery Sections Likely, Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing

    Description

    We will hike in/out from Fisher Access to Guelph Line through beautiful woodland with a few strenuous hills.

    Remember to bring water and a snack. icers may be necessary.

    Contact Info: jsmith62cogeco.ca or (905)332-7254; hike morning use cell (905)749-0914

  • Jordan
    10:00 AM-11:30 AM
    11/21/2019

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at parking lot, 2980 King St., Jordan Station across from Boo’s Restaurant
    Hike Leader(s): Vince Zvonar Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 9 km

    Description

  • Oakville East Ravines
    10:00 AM-1:00 PM
    11/21/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Thursday Group
    Location (Google Maps): Oakville
    Hike Leader(s): Anne Armstrong Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing

    Description

    Oakville many ravines provide some interesting and good trails. We will explore some of these ravines. Meet in the parking lot of the Oakville Municipal offices on the east side of Trafalgar Rd. just north of the QEW and on the south side of White Oaks Blvd. Park in the area facing Trafalgar Rd. Bring a snack/lunch and water. Leaders: Anne and Phill Armstrong 905 617 3937 hikingrandma@gmail.com

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  • Bayview Escarpment Provincial Nature Preserve
    9:00 AM
    11/23/2019

    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): Peter Harris Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Brisk: 4 to 5 km/h
    Terrain: Easy: Mostly flat and good footing., Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing
    Distance: 9.8 km

    Description

    The hike will start at 45.4 on Map 30 which is on St. Vincent-Sydenham Townline 1.7 km north of Highway 26 just east of Woodford. We will follow the main trail to 55.2 on Map 30. A short car shuttle will be needed. If a car shuttle can not be arranged then the hike will be 13 km. Bring snacks and water. The hike will probably take 4 hours. For more information contact the hike leader at 519-374-3468. If there is sufficient snow base then please bring snowshoes.

  • Bert Lowe Loop
    9:00 AM-1:30 PM
    11/23/2019

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Loop
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Merritt Trail parking lot beside Sobeys, 344 GlendaleAve. St.Catharines. (Map 3, km 21.9)
    Hike Leader(s): Vince Zvonar Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Brisk
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 21 kms

    Description

  • Walters Falls loop
    9:30 AM
    11/23/2019

    Hosting Club: Blue Mountains

    Location (Google Maps): Hike meets in the parking lot behind Tim Horton’s on First St. in Collingwood.
    Hike Leader(s): Linda Finley 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 carpool to The Falls Inn at Walters Falls to begin a loop snowshoe along the river and through the surrounding woods. There are some steep, but short ascents. Bring water and a snack. There will be an option for a hot soup or lunch at the Falls Inn after the hike.

  • Loree Forest / Escarpment Climb Loop
    9:30 AM
    11/23/2019

    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Craigleith Ski Club North lot parking on Craigleith Rd near Sleepy Hollow Rd.
    Hike Leader(s): Ruth Hayworth Click here to contact leader to register; registered hikers will be contacted about cancellations.
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate, Strenuous, Some steep sections
    Length of Hike: approx. 13 km

    Description

    We will climb up the escarpment on the switch back path and then join the Bruce trail at km 2.3 and follow the trail through the Loree Forest until we meet the Loree Forest side trail and then descent the escarpment to return to our meeting spot.  Bring lunch, snacks and sufficient water.

    Participant Guidelines

    1. All kms. mentioned are according to maps in Edition 29 of The Bruce Trail Reference.
    2. Please arrive 10 minutes before start of hike.
    3. Participants are expected to wear appropriate attire for the weather and the terrain. In summer, sturdy footwear is necessary. In winter, snowshoes or icers/crampons are needed when conditions dictate. It is a good idea to bring these items if there is snow on the ground and the hike leader will advise you as to the best footwear for the day. Hiking poles are a good idea in any season, especially if the terrain is rocky or slippery. Wearing appropriate clothing and footwear prevents injuries and shows consideration for a safe and positive group hiking experience.
    4. Always carry I.D. and your health card.
    5. For spring and summer hikes bring sunscreen, insect repellent and water.
    6. Please leave dogs at home.

  • Lavender North
    9:30 AM-1:30 PM
    11/23/2019

    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Blue Mountain Section, Map 21. Meet at Lavender Cemetery roadside parking about .5 Km east of Lavender Hill Rd on Mulmur-Nottawasaga Town Line.
    Hike Leader(s): Pat Foley and Tristan Goguen Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 13.5 km

    Description

    We will hike from the cemetery over to the start of the Blue Mountain section then up to Grey Rd 9 and back. This hike offers a variety of terrain, along crevices, through forest, fields and along side the Noisy River and a beautiful wetland. Bring snacks and adequate water.  Hiking shoes or boots recommended.

  • Merritt Trail Loop
    10:00 AM-11:30 AM
    11/23/2019

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

    Meet-12 Mile Creek parking lot on Glendale Ave near Pelham Road St. Catharines.

    Hike Leader(s): Diane Marlatt Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 8 km

    Description

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    • Bayview Escarpment Provincial Nature Preserve
      9:00 AM
      11/23/2019

      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): Peter Harris Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Brisk: 4 to 5 km/h
      Terrain: Easy: Mostly flat and good footing., Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing
      Distance: 9.8 km

      Description

      The hike will start at 45.4 on Map 30 which is on St. Vincent-Sydenham Townline 1.7 km north of Highway 26 just east of Woodford. We will follow the main trail to 55.2 on Map 30. A short car shuttle will be needed. If a car shuttle can not be arranged then the hike will be 13 km. Bring snacks and water. The hike will probably take 4 hours. For more information contact the hike leader at 519-374-3468. If there is sufficient snow base then please bring snowshoes.

    • Bert Lowe Loop
      9:00 AM-1:30 PM
      11/23/2019

      Hosting Club: Niagara
      Category: Loop
      Location (Google Maps): Meet at Merritt Trail parking lot beside Sobeys, 344 GlendaleAve. St.Catharines. (Map 3, km 21.9)
      Hike Leader(s): Vince Zvonar Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Brisk
      Terrain: Moderate
      Distance: 21 kms

      Description

    • Walters Falls loop
      9:30 AM
      11/23/2019

      Hosting Club: Blue Mountains

      Location (Google Maps): Hike meets in the parking lot behind Tim Horton’s on First St. in Collingwood.
      Hike Leader(s): Linda Finley 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 carpool to The Falls Inn at Walters Falls to begin a loop snowshoe along the river and through the surrounding woods. There are some steep, but short ascents. Bring water and a snack. There will be an option for a hot soup or lunch at the Falls Inn after the hike.

    • Loree Forest / Escarpment Climb Loop
      9:30 AM
      11/23/2019

      Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

      Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Craigleith Ski Club North lot parking on Craigleith Rd near Sleepy Hollow Rd.
      Hike Leader(s): Ruth Hayworth Click here to contact leader to register; registered hikers will be contacted about cancellations.
      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Moderate, Strenuous, Some steep sections
      Length of Hike: approx. 13 km

      Description

      We will climb up the escarpment on the switch back path and then join the Bruce trail at km 2.3 and follow the trail through the Loree Forest until we meet the Loree Forest side trail and then descent the escarpment to return to our meeting spot.  Bring lunch, snacks and sufficient water.

      Participant Guidelines

      1. All kms. mentioned are according to maps in Edition 29 of The Bruce Trail Reference.
      2. Please arrive 10 minutes before start of hike.
      3. Participants are expected to wear appropriate attire for the weather and the terrain. In summer, sturdy footwear is necessary. In winter, snowshoes or icers/crampons are needed when conditions dictate. It is a good idea to bring these items if there is snow on the ground and the hike leader will advise you as to the best footwear for the day. Hiking poles are a good idea in any season, especially if the terrain is rocky or slippery. Wearing appropriate clothing and footwear prevents injuries and shows consideration for a safe and positive group hiking experience.
      4. Always carry I.D. and your health card.
      5. For spring and summer hikes bring sunscreen, insect repellent and water.
      6. Please leave dogs at home.

    • Lavender North
      9:30 AM-1:30 PM
      11/23/2019

      Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
      Category: General Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Blue Mountain Section, Map 21. Meet at Lavender Cemetery roadside parking about .5 Km east of Lavender Hill Rd on Mulmur-Nottawasaga Town Line.
      Hike Leader(s): Pat Foley and Tristan Goguen Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Moderate
      Distance: 13.5 km

      Description

      We will hike from the cemetery over to the start of the Blue Mountain section then up to Grey Rd 9 and back. This hike offers a variety of terrain, along crevices, through forest, fields and along side the Noisy River and a beautiful wetland. Bring snacks and adequate water.  Hiking shoes or boots recommended.

    • Merritt Trail Loop
      10:00 AM-11:30 AM
      11/23/2019

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

      Meet-12 Mile Creek parking lot on Glendale Ave near Pelham Road St. Catharines.

      Hike Leader(s): Diane Marlatt Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Moderate
      Distance: 8 km

      Description

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  • Taste of The Bruce – Crawford Lake
    8:45 AM-11:30 AM
    11/24/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Crawford Lake Conservation Area
    Hike Leader(s): Bronwen Tregunno Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Dependent on Conditions, Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: ~8 km

    Description

    Bruce Trail ranges from fields to rocky slopes.  On this hike we’ll hike over various terrain ranging from difficult rocky wooded trail to gentle slopes over open meadow.  Starting at the lower parking lot at Crawford Lake we’ll take the Bruce Side trail down into the valley then back up a very rocky section of the main trail, following the escarpment to the lookout then continue to follow the Bruce Trail until the junction of the Crawford lake forest trail back to the centre where you can enjoy the Iroquoian village reconstruction.  Trail may be adjusted according to weather.   We will take it slow over the rocky bits and keep to a gentle pace.   Wear good hiking boots to help with grip on rocky trail. Poles recommended to help with balance and when rocks are slippery.  This is a good hike for those wanting to try more difficult sections at a gentle pace.  Bring snacks and water.  There are washrooms available, indoor ones open at 10 am. There is a place to have lunch if you want to stay and enjoy the interpretive section of  the park.  Map 11 in your Bruce Trail Guide.

    Entrance fee for those without a Conservation Halton annual pass. Please note that you get a discount when you purchase an annual pass with your Bruce Trail membership. Its well worth it to support the conservation areas that protect our trail.  Your pass will let a vehicle in without needing to pay for individuals.  We will be arriving before the gate opens so self payment is required along with exact payment without a pass.  Come early to complete payment form as well as registering.   Adults are $7.75, Seniors (65+ yrs) are $6.75. 

    Registration not required but it helps so we know how many are coming. Please contact me for more information Bron brontreg@cogeco.ca or 905-637-7136. Co-leader Melissa Hawrylyshyn m.hawrylyshyn@gmail.com    Cancelled in high winds, thunderstorms or very heavy rain/snow.

    To download a map of Crawford Lake Trails go to https://www.conservationhalton.ca/hiking

  • Niagara-On-the-Lake Loop – Urban Hike
    2:00 PM-3:30 PM
    11/24/2019

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

    Meet at Veteran’s Lane & King Street NOTL

    Hike Leader(s): Gary & Donna Sands Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 9 km

    Description

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  • Short Hills conservation Area
    10:00 AM-2:30 PM
    11/25/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Happy Wanderers
    Location (Google Maps): Short Hills Conservation Area, 2899-2915 Wiley Road, Thorold
    Hike Leader(s): Steven White Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 15k km

    Description

    Meet to carpool at 9:00 at parking lot east of Hutches on Van Wagners Road.  We will then carpool to Thorold, and park in lot at end of Wiley Road. We will hike Black Walnut side trail and main trail out to Swayze Falls, back to Terrace Creek Falls. Hiking boots, hat, water, snack, lunch. No dogs. Pub or refreshment stop afterwards.

    stevenwhite901@gmail.com or text 289-242-9415

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  • Oak Ridges Trail – Palgrave Forest
    9:30 AM-2:30 PM
    11/26/2019

    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: Tuesday Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Caledon Hills Section, Map 17. Meet at Palgrave Forest parking lot, off Hwy 50, just north of Palgrave at 9:30 am.
    Hike Leader(s): Les Babbage, Inge Eckerich, Bob Slack Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 11 km

    Description

    We will car shuttle back to Coolihans Sideroad (Km 35.1) and hike the Bruce Main Trail and Oak Ridges Trail to Palgrave Forest and Wildlife Area. Bring lunch.

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  • Black Bank River, Dufferin Highlands
    9:00 AM
    11/27/2019

    Hosting Club: Blue Mountains

    Location (Google Maps): Hike meets in the parking lot behind Tim Horton’s on First St. in Collingwood.
    Hike Leader(s): Bert Beausoleil Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Fast – 5+ km/hr, Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 8 km

    Description

    We will carpool to Km 49.6 on Sideroad 21 in the Dufferin Highlands section, then proceed to Km 41.5 on Prince of Wales Rd in. The hike starts with an ascent to the top of the escarpment providing great views over the valley. Later in the hike we will follow a steep descent to the Black Bank River then climb out of the valley to the cars at the end of the hike. Bring drinks and a lunch.

  • Smokey Hollow to Hwy 6 – in and out
    9:00 AM-1:30 PM
    11/27/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Hikers R Us
    Location (Google Maps): Smokey Hollow, Waterdown
    Hike Leader(s): Cynthia Archer Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
    Distance: 13k km

    Description

    Meet at parking lot on Mill St south of train bridge (Waterdown). Follow main trail through Grindstone Creek to Hwy6 and return. Bring hiking boots, icers, water, snack, lunch.  No dogs. Refreshment or pub stop afterwards

    archercynthiab@gmail.com or text 416-573-4236

  • Good Companions – RBG North Shore Trail
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    11/27/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Good Companions
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at former RBG parking lot on York Road in Dundas. Park on shoulder.
    Hike Leader(s): Linda Robinson Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
    Distance: 8 km

    Description

    We will do a circular loop around the RBG North Shore stopping for a restroom break and snack at the Interpretation Centre. Bring snack and water. Easy hike, some hills. To contact hike leader email: fly@execulink.com

  • Cave Springs Witch Hunt
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    11/27/2019

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

    Meet-parking lot on Quarry Rd., Beamsville (Map 4, km 65.0)

    Hike Leader(s): Bill Russell Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 10 km

    Description

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  • Oakville lakeshore trails
    9:30 AM-1:00 PM
    11/28/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Thursday Group
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Coronation Park Oakville
    Hike Leader(s): Norman Young Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
    Distance: 10 km

    Description

    An in and out hike eastward from Coronation Park to Allan Street along the lake shore

    Bring water, snack etc

  • Jordan
    10:00 AM-11:30 AM
    11/28/2019

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at parking lot, 2980 King St., Jordan Station across from Boo’s Restaurant
    Hike Leader(s): Vince Zvonar Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 9 km

    Description

  • Chuck Grant side Trail Loop
    10:00 AM
    11/28/2019

    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Metcalfe Rock parking lot on 10th Line near km 27.9 Map 25
    Hike Leader(s): Glenda Collings Click here to contact leader to register; registered hikers will be contacted about cancellations.
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate, Some steep sections
    Length of Hike: 8 km

    Description

    There is a chance that we may have to change the location of this hike to a more moderate terrain if the conditions call for snowshoes.   This hike passes Pinnacle Rock and crosses Mill Creek over a long bridge built by the Meaford Military Training Base engineers.  We’re fortunate to have such a large, sturdy structure over what is a raging torrent in the spring!  There can be an optional exploration of Metcalfe Rock after the hike.

    Participant Guidelines

    1. All kms. mentioned are according to maps in Edition 29 of The Bruce Trail Reference.
    2. Please arrive 10 minutes before start of hike.
    3. Participants are expected to wear appropriate attire for the weather and the terrain. In summer, sturdy footwear is necessary. In winter, snowshoes or icers/crampons are needed when conditions dictate. It is a good idea to bring these items if there is snow on the ground and the hike leader will advise you as to the best footwear for the day. Hiking poles are a good idea in any season, especially if the terrain is rocky or slippery. Wearing appropriate clothing and footwear prevents injuries and shows consideration for a safe and positive group hiking experience.
    4. Always carry I.D. and your health card.
    5. For spring and summer hikes bring sunscreen, insect repellent and water.
    6. Please leave dogs at home.

     

  • Trees of Ancaster
    10:00 AM-11:30 AM
    11/28/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Education Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Sammy’s Family Restaurant
    Hike Leader(s): Bronwen Tregunno Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
    Distance: 3-4 km

    Description

    Join us for a leisurely walk through one of Ancaster’s older neighbourhoods, on sidewalks & side streets, bounded on three sides by the Hamilton Golf and Country Club, Wilson Street and Fiddler’s Green Road.  We’ll look at a neighbourhood in transition with a focus on architecture, older trees & talk about Hamilton’s new Urban Forest Strategy.  Lead by area resident Rosemarie Morris and City of Hamilton resources staff. Meet at Sammy’s, 2 Cameron Dr. Ancaster.  Bring snacks & water.  Optional stop at Sammy’s after.  For more information Contact Iroquoia Bruce Trail club hike leader Bron Tregunno brontreg@cogeco.ca 905-637-7136.  Cancelled if storming or high winds.  

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  • Twelve Mile Creek Loop 3.5+ hrs
    9:00 AM-12:45 PM
    11/30/2019

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Loop
    Location (Google Maps): Meet in pkg lot at bottom of Welland Vale Rd, St Catharines
    Hike Leader(s): Lauren Doig Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Brisk
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 18 km

    Description

  • Niagara Glen (Gorge)
    9:00 AM-11:00 AM
    11/30/2019

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

    Meet at the Whirlpool (wooden) stairs parking lot (across from the Whirlpool Golf Course), Niagara Pkwy, Niagara Falls.

    Hike Leader(s): Bill French Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Strenuous
    Distance: 9 km

    Description

  • Pretty River Side Trail
    9:00 AM
    11/30/2019

    Hosting Club: Blue Mountains

    Location (Google Maps): Hike meets in the parking lot behind Tim Horton’s on First St. in Collingwood.
    Hike Leader(s): Isabelle Mikosza 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

    **A TWO EVENT DAY**

    Event #1 – Pretty River valley hike.

    We will carpool to the Pretty River Valley Road, parking on the road near the access trail to Km 47.1 of the Bruce Trail. We will hike to Km 49.1, then return to the cars via the Pretty River Side Trail. Bring water and a snack.

    Event #2 Christmas Pot Luck

    Time: 12:30 pm
    We will hold our annual CHRISTMAS POT LUCK
    following the hike – approx. 12:30 pm at the:
    Balmoral Recreation Complex & Banquet room
    8-10 Harbour St., Collingwood, ON.
    The Banquet room can be accessed through the Main East Side entrance on 8 Harbour St.
    COME OUT AND JOIN US
    ** Note our “green” initiative: Please bring your own plate mug and cutlery.
    Contact: : Myra Campbell (705) 293-2525)
    myra_bert@icloud.com

  • Cold Creek Conservation Area
    9:30 AM-1:00 PM
    11/30/2019

    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Cold Creek Conservation Area, on the 11th Concession of King, about 3 km. north of the King Road.
    Hike Leader(s): Bob Slack Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 8 km.

    Description

    This will be a relatively easy loop hike.

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