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Wed Nov 2 0

Walk for Health and Fun – West Hamilton

7:00 PM-9:00 PM

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps): Corner of Mohawk and Upper Paradise in the Westcliffe Mall parking lot (near Food Basics)
Hike Leader(s): Paul Lewis Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing

Description

Climb the steps and walk the streets and trails of West Hamilton. We will hike sections of the Bruce Trail as well as the trails of Iroquoia Heights. There will be weekly walks all summer. Now we are all getting older we are not hiking as fast as we used to. Hike is cancelled if there is heavy rain.

Wed Nov 2 0

Niagara Section E2E 2/4

8:45 AM

Registration required via email or TBTC login. Click here for details.

Hosting Club: Toronto

Location: Rockway Community Centre – west of km 44.5 – Map 3, (N43.111255, W79.321901)
Hike Leader(s): Jacquie Van Dyke
Pace: Moderate
Terrain: Variable
Distance: 21 km

Description

Difficulty: Intermediate

This is #2 of 4 hikes to complete the main trail of the Niagara section. From our meeting location, we will car shuttle to parking on Map 3 where we will begin hiking back to our cars.

Meet at:

Rockway Community Centre – west of km 44.5 – Map 3, (N43.111255, W79.321901)

Enter from Pelham Rd just east of Wessel Dr. Park only on the east side of the building.

Map # 3

Additional Notes:

End to End #2 of 4
No dropout
Hiking boots
No dogs

Wed Nov 2 0

14 Mile Creek loop

9:00 AM-12:30 PM

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Hikers R Us
Location (Google Maps): Glen Abbey Recreation Centre
1415 Third Line, Oakville
Hike Leader(s): Norman Young 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

Meet at the south end of the parking lot for  a loop hike along the 14 mile Creek and back by the McCraney Trail.

Bring water, snack/lunch etc.

Wed Nov 2 0

Nottawasaga Bluffs

9:30 AM

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.

Wed Nov 2 0

Decew Loop

10:00 AM-11:30 AM

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

Wed Nov 2 0

Good Companions - Spencer's Adventure. Map 8.

10:00 AM-12:30 PM

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

Thu Nov 2 1

Jordan

10:00 AM-11:30 AM

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

Thu Nov 2 1

Niagara Section E2E 3/4

8:45 AM

Registration required via email or TBTC login. Click here for details.

Hosting Club: Toronto

Location: Rockway Community Centre – west of km 44.5 – Map 3, (N43.111255, W79.321901)
Hike Leader(s): Jacquie Van Dyke
Pace: Moderate
Terrain: Variable
Distance: 21 km

Description

Difficulty: Intermediate

This is #3 of 4 hikes to complete the main trail of the Niagara section. From our meeting location, we will car shuttle to parking on Map 4 where we will begin hiking back to our cars.

Meet at:

Rockway Community Centre – west of km 44.5 – Map 3, (N43.111255, W79.321901)

Enter from Pelham Rd just east of Wessel Dr. Park only on the east side of the building.

Map # 3/4

Additional Notes:

End to End #3 of 4
No dropout
Hiking boots
No dogs

Thu Nov 2 1

Cedar Springs Rd. to Guelph Line

9:30 AM-11:30 AM

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

Thu Nov 2 1

Oakville East Ravines

10:00 AM-1:00 PM

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

Fri Nov 2 2

NOTL Loop - Urban Hike

9:00 AM-10:30 AM

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

Meet at Veteran’s Lane & King Street NOTL

Hike Leader(s): Margaret Northfield Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Easy
Distance: 9 km

Description

Fri Nov 2 2

Burlington Waterfront Evening Hike

7:30 PM-9:00 PM

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps): Meet in the Lakeshore Road parking lot just east of the Waterfront Centre and restaurant
Hike Leader(s): Lorne Carruthers Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr
Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing

Description

This will be a brisk walk along Lake Ontario, to the canal and back. Hike will be cancelled in poor weather.

Hike Leader: Lorne Carruthers. For information call Lorne at 905- 315-8762 or email: l.carruthers@hotmail.com

Fri Nov 2 2

Niagara Section E2E 4/4

8:45 AM

Registration required via email or TBTC login. Click here for details.

Hosting Club: Toronto

Location: Grimsby Lions Community Pool – north of km 0.0 (N43.182963, W79.572851)
Hike Leader(s): Jacquie Van Dyke
Pace: Moderate
Terrain: Variable
Distance: 15 km

Description

Difficulty: Intermediate

This is the last of 4 hikes to complete the main trail of the Niagara section. From our meeting location, we will car shuttle to parking on Map 4 where we will begin hiking back to our cars.

Meet at:

Grimsby Lions Community Pool – north of km 0.0 (N43.182963, W79.572851)

Enter at 1 Elm St located at the south end of Coronation Park.

Map # 4/5

Additional Notes:

End to End #4 of 4
No dropout
Hiking boots
No dogs

Sat Nov 2 3

Bert Lowe Loop

9:00 AM-1:30 PM

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

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.

Sat Nov 2 3

Lavender North

9:30 AM-1:30 PM

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.

Sat Nov 2 3

Walters Falls loop

9:30 AM

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.

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.
Sat Nov 2 3

Merritt Trail Loop

10:00 AM-11:30 AM

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

Sun Nov 2 4

Taste of The Bruce - Crawford Lake

8:45 AM-11:30 AM

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

Sun Nov 2 4

High Park

11:00 AM

Registration required via email or TBTC login. Click here for details.

Hosting Club: Toronto

Location: High Park Subway Station (Quebec Street Entrance)
Hike Leader(s): Thomas Swales
Pace: Moderate
Terrain: Variable
Distance: 10 km

Description

Difficulty: Easy

We will thoroughly explore the trails of High Park hiking to Sunnyside Beach Park and returning through High Park to Bloor Street. Optional pub stop after.

Meet at:

High Park Subway Station (Quebec Street Entrance)

Meet at Quebec Street Entrance of High Park Subway Station.

Additional Notes:


Dropout available at
Beginners
Families
Pub stop after

Sun Nov 2 4

Niagara-On-the-Lake Loop - Urban Hike

2:00 PM-3:30 PM

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

Mon Nov 2 5

Radial Trail, Hamilton

9:30 AM-12:00 PM

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: General Hike
Location: Parking lot of the Chedoke Golf Club in Hamilton
Hike Leader(s): Daljeet Juneja 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

Weekly loop hike on the Hamilton Radial Trail +/- 10km

Mon Nov 2 5

Short Hills conservation Area

10:00 AM-2:30 PM

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

Tue Nov 2 6

Short Hills - Wiley Road Entrance

10:00 AM-11:30 AM

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

Meet at Short Hills Wiley Road entrance, Parking Lot C

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

Description

Tue Nov 2 6

St. Clair W. to St. Clair E.

9:00 AM

Hosting Club: Toronto

Location: St. Clair W. Subway Station, street level, Heath St. entrance.
Hike Leader(s): Taizo Shinkoda, Johanna Lanfranco
Pace: Moderate
Terrain: Flat
Distance: 14 km

Description

Difficulty: Intermediate

We will walk through the Cedarvale Park, Kay Gardiner Beltline, Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Moore Park Ravine and the David Balfour Park.

Meet at:

St. Clair W. Subway Station, street level, Heath St. entrance.

Additional Notes:


Dropout available at Anywhere
Beginners
Hiking boots
No dogs
Refreshments after
Walking shoes

Tue Nov 2 6

Oak Ridges Trail - Palgrave Forest

9:30 AM-2:30 PM

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.

Tue Nov 2 6

Culham Trail - Mississauga

10:00 AM-1:15 PM

Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
Category: Tuesday Hikers
Location: Streetsville Arena – 335 Church St, Streetsville- lower lot near ball diamond.
From Hwy 401 go south on Mississauga Rd. Pass Argentia Rd. and at the next lights, turn left to stay on Mississauga Rd. Follow 3 km into Streetsville (where Mississauga Rd. becomes Queen St.) and turn left on Church St. Or from QEW or Hwy 403 go north on Erin Mills Pkwy. Just south of Erin Mills Town Centre Mall, turn right on Eglinton Ave. W, then left at lights on to Mississauga Rd. Follow for 2 km to right turn at Church St.
Hike Leader(s): Tessa Shelvey Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hour
Terrain: Easy – mostly flat and usually good footing
Distance: 8 km

Description

Nice easy walk along the Credit River. We will hike north for approximately 4 km and then return the same way. Cell on day of hike 416-320-8555.

Tue Nov 2 6

Woodford Escarpment Loop

1:15 PM

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): Franziska Edney Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium: 3 to 4 km/h
Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing
Distance: 3 km

Description

This is a 1.5 hr loop starting in Woodford. We will hike through some crevices, see an old lime kiln and other signs of an old pioneer settlement. Map Reference # 30. For more information call 519 371 4321

Wed Nov 2 7

Walk for Health and Fun – West Hamilton

7:00 PM-9:00 PM

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps): Corner of Mohawk and Upper Paradise in the Westcliffe Mall parking lot (near Food Basics)
Hike Leader(s): Paul Lewis Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing

Description

Climb the steps and walk the streets and trails of West Hamilton. We will hike sections of the Bruce Trail as well as the trails of Iroquoia Heights. There will be weekly walks all summer. Now we are all getting older we are not hiking as fast as we used to. Hike is cancelled if there is heavy rain.

Wed Nov 2 7

Smokey Hollow to Hwy 6 - in and out

9:00 AM-1:30 PM

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

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.

Wed Nov 2 7

Cave Springs Witch Hunt

10:00 AM-12:00 PM

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

Wed Nov 2 7

Good Companions - RBG North Shore Trail

10:00 AM-12:00 PM

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

Thu Nov 2 8

Jordan

10:00 AM-11:30 AM

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

Thu Nov 2 8

Oakville lakeshore trails

9:30 AM-1:00 PM

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

Thu Nov 2 8

Chuck Grant side Trail Loop

10:00 AM

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.

 

Thu Nov 2 8

Trees of Ancaster

10:00 AM-11:30 AM

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.  

Fri Nov 2 9

NOTL Loop - Urban Hike

9:00 AM-10:30 AM

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

Meet at Veteran’s Lane & King Street NOTL

Hike Leader(s): Margaret Northfield Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Easy
Distance: 9 km

Description

Fri Nov 2 9

Burlington Waterfront Evening Hike

7:30 PM-9:00 PM

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps): Meet in the Lakeshore Road parking lot just east of the Waterfront Centre and restaurant
Hike Leader(s): Lorne Carruthers Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr
Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing

Description

This will be a brisk walk along Lake Ontario, to the canal and back. Hike will be cancelled in poor weather.

Hike Leader: Lorne Carruthers. For information call Lorne at 905- 315-8762 or email: l.carruthers@hotmail.com

Sat Nov 3 0

Hockley Valley Christmas Lunch

8:00 AM

Registration required via email or TBTC login. Click here for details.

Hosting Club: Toronto

Location:
Hike Leader(s): Larry Haigh, Ruth Elizabeth Dorey
Pace: Moderate
Terrain: Hilly
Distance: 12 km

Description

Difficulty: Intermediate

One bus ending at Hockley Valley Resort. Cabin Restaurant. Carol singing outside after lunch around the fire.

Map # 18

Additional Notes:


Dropout available at
Hiking boots
Refreshments after
Pub stop after

Sat Nov 3 0

Niagara Glen (Gorge)

9:00 AM-11:00 AM

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

Sat Nov 3 0

Twelve Mile Creek Loop 3.5+ hrs

9:00 AM-12:45 PM

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

Sat Nov 3 0

Pretty River Side Trail

9:00 AM

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

Sat Nov 3 0

Cold Creek Conservation Area

9:30 AM-1:00 PM

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.

Sat Nov 3 0

Humber River

9:30 AM

Registration required via email or TBTC login. Click here for details.

Hosting Club: Toronto

Location: Old Mill Subway Station
Hike Leader(s): Thomas Swales
Pace: Moderate
Terrain: Flat
Distance: 8 km

Description

Difficulty: Beginner

Morning walk north on the Humber River Recreation Trail to Dundas St West and then east to the Junction Craft Brewery located in the historic "Destructor building in the north Junction. Food menu is available at the brewery.

Meet at:

Old Mill Subway Station

Additional Notes:


Dropout available at
Beginners
Pub stop after