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  • Welsh Tract
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    12/01/2019

    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Located off Hwy 27 north of Hwy 9. Township of Bradford West Gwillimbury. Turn right onto 12th Line East, just past Pioneer Cemetery going north.
    Hike Leader(s): David Francis Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 5 km

    Description

    Due to warnings of FREEZING RAIN, BLOWING SNOW AND HIGH WINDS, THIS HIKE IS CANCELLED.

    Welsh Tract Loop hike exploring Secret Pond, nice intimate trail that’s concealed through thick forest and has wonderful views.  Muddy sections, so bring waterproof boots. Small parking area at entrance.

  • Swayze Falls Loop
    2:00 PM-3:30 PM
    12/01/2019

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Loop
    Location (Google Maps): Meet Roland Road Short Hills parking lot. (Map 3, 40.5 8km)
    Hike Leader(s): Alicia Aitchison Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 6km

    Description

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  • Halton Regional Forest (east of Hilton Falls trails)
    9:00 AM-1:30 PM
    12/02/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Happy Wanderers
    Location (Google Maps): 10050 Sixth Line Nassagaweya, Milton, ON L9T 2X7
    Hike Leader(s): Louise Langlais Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
    Distance: 10-14 km

    Description

    I am organizing a last minute hike for Monday Dec 2.at 9 a.m. The freezing rain should be done by then, and hopefully the roads will be clear.
    Approx 12 km, 4 km/hour, relatively flat trails.

    Let’s meet at 10050 Sixth Line Nassagaweya, just east of Hilton Falls, the more southern parking lot, 43.536651, -79.978530, at 9:00 a.m. The current weather system should be done by then and the roads in better shape for driving.

    Please RSVP to langlaislouise@gmail.com
    If there is zero interest, I won’t bother showing up.

  • Radial Trail
    10:00 AM-12:30 PM
    12/02/2019

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

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  • Hockley Valley – Glen Cross/Isabel East
    9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    12/03/2019

    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: Tuesday Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Caledon Hills Section, Map 18. Meet at Hockley Rd parking lot, just east of Km 60.1/2nd Line EHS at 9:30 am.
    Hike Leader(s): Les Babbage, Inge Eckerich, Bob Slack Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Strenuous
    Distance: 5.3 km

    Description

    We will car pool to roadside parking where Glen Cross Side Trail meets 3rd Line EHS and hike a loop composed of the Glen Cross and Isabel East Side Trails and the Main Trail.

  • Sawmill Valley-Credit River
    9:30 AM-12:30 PM
    12/03/2019

    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: Tuesday Hikers
    Location (Google Maps): Erindale Park, Dundas St. — From QEW take Erin Mills Parkway north to Dundas St. Turn right and after about one km (just after passing lights at Mississauga Rd) turn left into Erindale Park. From Hwy 401 or 403 come south on Erin Mills Pkwy to Dundas and turn left. Note: The exit from 401 is called “Mississauga Rd”. Two km south of 401 keep right on “Erin Mills Pkwy”.
    Hike Leader(s): Peter Leeney, cell phone 905-301-4091 Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hour
    Terrain: Easy – mostly flat and usually good footing
    Distance: 10 km loop

    Description

    An urban walk from Erindale Park up the Credit River then across on Burnhamthorpe Rd. to the Sawmill Valley Trail and return to Erindale.

  • WINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS HIKE
    7:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/03/2019

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Evening Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Dufferin Island parking lot, Niagara Parkway, south of the Falls. Park in angled parking spots at the base of Burning Spring Hill. WFOL has become a tradition for many with over 3 million lights displayed along the parkway. Come and experience new and old displays that are sure to delight. Bring a flashlight or headlamp. Depending upon the weather, icers and poles may be helpful. Easy terrain, Moderate pace.
    Hike Leader(s): Bruce Manion Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 7km

    Description

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  • Hikers R Us – Cedar Springs
    9:00 AM-1:30 AM
    12/04/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Hikers R Us
    Location (Google Maps): 2198 Kerns Rd, Burlington
    Hike Leader(s): Louise Langlais Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr, Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 14-16 km

    Description

    We will hike from the parking lot across from Kerncliff Park up to the Escarpment, admire the lake views as we hike towards Highway 5 and onwards to the trails east of Cedar Springs Road. This is an In-and-Out hike.

     

    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!

    For personalized driving directions, just copy and paste the GPS coordinates into a Google search window and voila!

  • Historical Hike – Path of the Petun
    9:30 AM
    12/04/2019

    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): Annette Patrick Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 2.5 to 3 hrs km

    Description

    We will carpool to the intersection of the 2nd Line and the 6th Side Road. The hike will go south on the John Haigh Side Trail, to join the Main Trail at km 49.1. We will continue north on the Main Trail to km 51.1, then back to our cars. Bring a light lunch and water.

    Historical Hike
    Hike with me on the Path of the Petun and learn about a great battle that was fought between the Iroquois and the Petun at the Petun Village of Etharita, also known as the Jesuit Missionary site of “St. Jean”. As we hike along the Escarpment ridge, we will use our imaginations to see the Battle Ground and what this beautiful area was like in the mid 1600’s, when the County of Simcoe belonged to the colony of New France.

  • George Nicholson Memorial Trail
    10:00 AM-11:30 AM
    12/04/2019

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

    Meet at Happy Rolfs parking lot. 650 Read Rd.

    Hike Leader(s): Larry Lloyd Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 6 km

    Description

  • Urban Hike & Lunch
    10:00 AM
    12/04/2019

    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: Health & Nature Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Wiarton Inn, 666 Berford Street, Wiarton
    Hike Leader(s): Harriet Nixon Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium: 3 to 4 km/h
    Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing
    Distance: 8 km

    Description

    A hike around town followed by lunch at the Wiarton Inn.  Bring icers if it is icy.  RSVP to harrietnixon@bmts.com BEFORE Monday, December 2nd.

  • Good Companions – Spring Valley – Jerseyville
    10:00 AM-12:30 PM
    12/04/2019

    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

    Description

    Several loops through The West side of Dundas valley. ICERS ARE ADVICED.

  • Walk for Health and Fun – West Hamilton
    7:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/04/2019

    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.

  • Evening Hike in Owen Sound
    7:00 PM
    12/04/2019

    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: An evening walk.
    Location (Google Maps): Meet in the municipal parking lot by the river on the west side of 1st Ave. E between 7th St. E and 8th St. E in Owen Sound.
    Hike Leader(s): Harriet Nixon Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium: 3 to 4 km/h
    Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing

    Description

    We will spend 2 hours exploring the city.  Bring icers if it is icy.

  • More events
    • Hikers R Us - Cedar Springs
      9:00 AM-1:30 AM
      12/04/2019

      Hosting Club: Iroquoia
      Category: Hikers R Us
      Location (Google Maps): 2198 Kerns Rd, Burlington
      Hike Leader(s): Louise Langlais Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr, Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
      Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
      Distance: 14-16 km

      Description

      We will hike from the parking lot across from Kerncliff Park up to the Escarpment, admire the lake views as we hike towards Highway 5 and onwards to the trails east of Cedar Springs Road. This is an In-and-Out hike.

       

      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!

      For personalized driving directions, just copy and paste the GPS coordinates into a Google search window and voila!

    • Historical Hike - Path of the Petun
      9:30 AM
      12/04/2019

      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): Annette Patrick Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
      Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
      Distance: 2.5 to 3 hrs km

      Description

      We will carpool to the intersection of the 2nd Line and the 6th Side Road. The hike will go south on the John Haigh Side Trail, to join the Main Trail at km 49.1. We will continue north on the Main Trail to km 51.1, then back to our cars. Bring a light lunch and water.

      Historical Hike
      Hike with me on the Path of the Petun and learn about a great battle that was fought between the Iroquois and the Petun at the Petun Village of Etharita, also known as the Jesuit Missionary site of “St. Jean”. As we hike along the Escarpment ridge, we will use our imaginations to see the Battle Ground and what this beautiful area was like in the mid 1600’s, when the County of Simcoe belonged to the colony of New France.

    • George Nicholson Memorial Trail
      10:00 AM-11:30 AM
      12/04/2019

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

      Meet at Happy Rolfs parking lot. 650 Read Rd.

      Hike Leader(s): Larry Lloyd Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Leisurely
      Terrain: Moderate
      Distance: 6 km

      Description

    • Urban Hike & Lunch
      10:00 AM
      12/04/2019

      Hosting Club: Sydenham
      Category: Health & Nature Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Wiarton Inn, 666 Berford Street, Wiarton
      Hike Leader(s): Harriet Nixon Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Medium: 3 to 4 km/h
      Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing
      Distance: 8 km

      Description

      A hike around town followed by lunch at the Wiarton Inn.  Bring icers if it is icy.  RSVP to harrietnixon@bmts.com BEFORE Monday, December 2nd.

    • Good Companions - Spring Valley - Jerseyville
      10:00 AM-12:30 PM
      12/04/2019

      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

      Description

      Several loops through The West side of Dundas valley. ICERS ARE ADVICED.

    • Walk for Health and Fun – West Hamilton
      7:00 PM-9:00 PM
      12/04/2019

      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.

    • Evening Hike in Owen Sound
      7:00 PM
      12/04/2019

      Hosting Club: Sydenham
      Category: An evening walk.
      Location (Google Maps): Meet in the municipal parking lot by the river on the west side of 1st Ave. E between 7th St. E and 8th St. E in Owen Sound.
      Hike Leader(s): Harriet Nixon Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Medium: 3 to 4 km/h
      Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing

      Description

      We will spend 2 hours exploring the city.  Bring icers if it is icy.

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  • Jordan
    10:00 AM-11:30 AM
    12/05/2019

    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

  • POP-UP Hike, City View Park, Burlington
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    12/05/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): City View Park, North Burlington, South Car Park
    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
    Distance: 8 km

    Description

    In lieu of the regular Thursday Hike you are invited to a Pop-Up hike. We will meet at City View Park on Kerns Road. South Car Park (furthest from HWY 5). We will hike Main Trail, Side Trails and local ski trails. Icers advisable. Leader: Terry Rose. Phone/Text: 905-320-6513  Email: termarintl@gmail.com

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  • Long Hike at Short Hills
    9:00 AM-1:00 PM
    12/07/2019

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Roland Rd car park GPS 43.090176,-79.305133
    Hike Leader(s): Alan Laver Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 17km

    Description

  • Black Bank
    9:30 AM-1:30 PM
    12/07/2019

    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Dufferin Hi Land Section, Map 21. Meet at roadside parking on Prince of Wales Rd approximately 1 km south of County Rd 21 (Km 46.2
    ) where the trail leaves the road to the east.
    Hike Leader(s): Pat Foley and Tristan Goguen Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate, Slippery and Steep Sections
    Distance: 9.8 km

    Description

    We will hike out to km 51.1, the unopened 1st Line road allowance, then back to the cars. This hike offers pretty river photo opportunities. Bring, snacks and adequate water. Hiking shoes or boots recommended.

     

  • Kolapore In & Out towards Metcalf Rock
    9:30 AM
    12/07/2019

    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 lot at Kolapore on route#2 in the Beaver Valley section. We will hike or snow shoe on the Bruce Trail towards Metcalf Rock for about 1 hour, then return via the same route to the parking lot. Bring water and a snack.

  • Niagara Glen (Gorge)
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    12/07/2019

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

    Description

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  • Mono Cliffs Provincial Park
    9:00 AM-1:00 PM
    12/08/2019

    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: General
    Location (Google Maps): Map 19, Mono Cliffs. Roadside parking on the 2nd Line EHS north of 20 Sideroad.
    From Hwy 10, turn east onto Mono Centre Rd./Dufferin County Rd 8. Keep left to continue onto 2nd Line EHS to the end of road. Park on the right side.
    Hike Leader(s): Sandy Green, 416-317-3689, text or email preferred Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hour
    Terrain: Moderate – some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 13 km Loop

    Description

    Keep your fall hiking momentum moving in the very beautiful Mono Cliffs Provincial Park. Bring your choice of hydration and snacks or lunch. Depending on the weather, bring “icers.”  There is a dropout point after 6 km. An optional refreshment stop is planned for after the hike.

  • Cootes Paradise North Shore Trails
    9:00 AM-1:00 PM
    12/08/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Bruce Trail designated parking lot at Borer’s Dog Park on York Road just south of Valley Road (Hopkins Corners) on Bruce Trail Guide Map 8 (Dundas Valley): 491 York Road, Hamilton.
    Hike Leader(s): Stuart Law Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 10 km

    Description

    Get away from the commercialism of the season and enjoy the quiet of the woods with friends on the north shore of Cootes Paradise in the Royal Botanical Gardens.  We will take in the Ray Lowes Side Trail, the Hopkins’ Loop, the Bull’s Point Trail, the Captain Cootes Trail and more.  You might even want to bring a few sunflower seeds to feed the birds when they alight on your outstretched hand.  Please bring icers, hiking boots, and something warm to drink.  Optional refreshment stop after.  Please pre-register at stuarthikes@gmail.com so that I can get an idea of numbers and contact you if the hike has to be cancelled for any reason.  Thank you.

  • Silent Valley
    1:15 PM
    12/08/2019

    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): Danuta Valleau Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely: 3 km/h or less
    Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing
    Distance: 5.8 km

    Description

    This property was originally homesteaded and there is a loop hike that winds through wooded areas crossing over stone fences and joins the main trail on Escarpment for part of this hike. There are fossils to see, a large barn foundation, a dug well and parts of a small plane  that crashed in a storm in the 1970’s.  Parking is on 2nd Concession S, north of Grey Rd 18.  Map 30.  The hike time will be approximately 2 1/2 hours.

  • Merritt Island
    2:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/08/2019

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

    Meet Merritt Island parking lot, west end of Cross St. Welland.

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

    Description

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  • Scotsdale Farm
    9:30 AM-1:30 PM
    12/10/2019

    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: Tuesday Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Toronto Section, Map 13. Meet at parking on east side of Party City/Winners building, Hwy 10 and 4th Ave, Orangeville, at 9:30 am or at Scotsdale Farm parking lot, north-east of Trafalgar Rd about 1 km north-west of 27 Sideroad at 10:15 am.
    Hike Leader(s): Les Babbage, Inge Eckerich, Bob Slack Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 8.5 km

    Description

    We will hike a loop consisting of Main, Bennett Heritage and Maureen Smith Side Trails. Route may be shortened depending on weather and trail conditions.

  • Holiday Lunch
    10:00 AM-1:00 PM
    12/10/2019

    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: Tuesday Hikers
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Royal Ambassador Event Centre parking lot, 4.3 km north of King Rd. on Innis Lake Rd. (Washrooms available)
    Hike Leader(s): Barbara Euler (cell phone on day of hike only 416-578-1744) Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hour
    Terrain: Easy – mostly flat and usually good footing
    Distance: 9 km shuttle hike

    Description

    We will shuttle to Duffy’s Lane and Old Church Rd., then walk through part of the Albion Hills CA on the Humber Valley Heritage Trail to the Caledon Trailway which we will follow back to our starting place for a leisurely lunch at the elegant Consulate Dining Lounge overlooking Innis Lake. Please let me know (by e-mail) by Sunday night if you will be staying for lunch.

  • Christmas Light Walk – North Burlington (Orchard)
    7:00 PM-8:30 PM
    12/10/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Canadian Tire at the Millcroft Shopping Centre at Appleby & Upper Middle
    Hike Leader(s): Paul Lewis Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing

    Description

    Meet at 7:00pm in front of Canadian Tire at the Millcroft Shopping Centre at Appleby & Upper Middle for a Christmas Light walk around the streets of the Orchard Neighbourhood in North Burlington.  We will spend some time at a displays on Blue Spruce Ave and Bluegrass Lane, which are synchronized to music!  Optional Tim’s or Pub stop after the hike.

    Leader: Paul Lewis –  outdooractive@hotmail.com

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  • Wasaga Dunes Hike; meet in the Beach
    9:30 AM
    12/11/2019

    Hosting Club: Blue Mountains

    Location (Google Maps): Hike meets in the parking lot of Tim Hortons in Wasaga Beach
    Hike Leader(s): Steve Adair 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 meet at 9.30 a.m. at Tim Horton’s in Wasaga Beach (take #26 to Mosley St. and Tim Horton’s is on the right just before the bridge). We will carpool to the start of the hike which will be over the dunes and maybe along the river. If we are snowshoeing, part of the hike will be ‘off trail” i.e bushwhacking. If not, we may hike along some of the Blueberry X-C ski trials as well as other unnamed trails. Bring water and snack.

  • Hikers R Us – Christie Conservation Area
    9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    12/11/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Hikers R Us
    Location (Google Maps): 20 Marshboro Ave Dundas
    Hike Leader(s): Wayne Riley Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 10k km

    Description

    we will enter the Christie C. A. from Smokey Hollow Rd and network through the park and return to the parking spot

    RSVP by email WLR8362@gmail.com

    Cancellations the morning of the hike may call my cell 289-456-3498

    Bring water, hiking boots, ICERS, no dogs please

     

  • Niagara Glen (Gorge)
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    12/11/2019

    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): Marion Hanover Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Strenuous
    Distance: 8km

    Description

  • Good Companions – Hidden Valley Hendrie Valley
    10:00 AM-12:30 PM
    12/11/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Good Companions
    Location (Google Maps): Meet in the Hidden Valley parking lot to the right off Howard Drive in Burlington.
    Hike Leader(s): Janina Vanderpost Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 8 km

    Description

    This is basically a there and back hike beginning at Hidden Valley Park in Burlington and continuing into the Royal Botanical Gardens Hendrie Valley trails.  Bring water, snack, icers (if there has been snow or ice).  This is a good hike for seeing some birds.

  • Walk for Health and Fun – West Hamilton
    7:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/11/2019

    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.

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  • Dundas History Walk
    9:45 AM-12:00 PM
    12/12/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Education Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Dundas Museum & Archives
    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: ~ 5 km

    Description

    This is part of our educational series.  We’ll be starting at the Dundas Museum and Archives and strolling over to the centre of town and around to look at the old town of Dundas which will be beautifully decorated for Christmas.  Austin at Dundas Museum & Archives has offered to give us a brief tour of the museum where the exhibit features old postcards of the town after our walk.  There are many places to stop for a snack or lunch after in this historic town that was once the industrial centre of Lower Canada.   Parking is free during the pre-Christmas season.   Wear good walking shoes or hiking boots.  Bring snacks and water, even if you plan to stop.  Registration isn’t required but it helps me figure out how many people will be coming and let them know if its cancelled due to inclement weather.   For more information please contact Bron brontreg@cogeco.ca  905-637-7136

  • Jordan
    10:00 AM-11:30 AM
    12/12/2019

    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

  • Shell Park -Bronte Trails
    10:00 AM-1:15 AM
    12/12/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Thursday Group
    Location (Google Maps): Staring at the front parking lot of Shell Park
    Hike Leader(s): Karen Bergmann, Norman Young 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, Slippery Sections Likely
    Distance: 13 km

    Description

    Easy town trails –  Dress appropriately for the weather  Bring water; snack and icers

  • The Palisades Double Loop
    1:15 PM
    12/12/2019

    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): south end of 7th Ave. East, Owen Sound
    Hike Leader(s): Franziska Edney Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium: 3 to 4 km/h
    Terrain: Strenuous: Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing., There might be icy and slippery sections.
    Distance: 1.8 km

    Description

    We will hike a beautiful rugged double loop, starting with a blue easier trail below the escarpment and continuing on the very technical white trail along the escarpment. Good hiking boots are a must, the rocks can be very slippery, and poles are suggested. Time: Approx. 1.5 hrs

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  • Rockway to Shorthills Loop
    9:00 AM-12:15 PM
    12/14/2019

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

    Meet at Rockway Community Centre, 2021 Pelham Rd, Lincoln. (Map 3, km 45.1)

    Hike Leader(s): Jacques Boilard Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Strenuous
    Distance: 14 km

    Description

  • Boyne Valley
    9:30 AM-1:30 PM
    12/14/2019

    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Dufferin Hi Land Section, Map 20. Meet at Hurontario St roadside parking, 40 metres south of Highway 89 (Km 15.2)
    Hike Leader(s): Pat Foley and Tristan Goguen Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Slippery and Steep Sections, Strenuous
    Distance: 8.7 km

    Description

    Loop Hike– We will take the Main Trail to the Boyne Valley Side Trail, looping back on the Main Trail with a side trip up Murphy’s Pinnacle. This hike offers hills, crosses streams, beautiful forests and pretty vistas.  Please bring snacks and adequate water.  Hiking shoes or boots recommended (possibly icers or snowshoes depending on the weather).

  • Christmas Loree Forest loop
    9:30 AM
    12/14/2019

    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: 9 km

    Description

    We will car pool to the Loree Forest parking area on the 21st Sideroad. We will walk down the hill, starting the hike at km 8.4 of the Beaver valley section. This will be a loop hike and there will be great views along the way, the actual route being a surprise on the day.. Bring water, snacks, Santa hats and Christmas bells

  • Centennial Gardens
    10:00 AM-11:30 AM
    12/14/2019

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at the parking lot on Oakdale Ave, just below the old hospital
    Hike Leader(s): Dave Wilson Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 7 km

    Description

  • Junior Hiker – Crawford Lake Exploration
    10:30 AM-12:15 PM
    12/14/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Junior Hiker
    Location (Google Maps): Crawford Lake Conservation Area
    Hike Leader(s): Anne Armstrong Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Dependent on Conditions, Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
    Distance: 4 t0 5 km.

    Description

    Crawford Lake Conservation Area is a jewel to explore at any time of year. We will explore the area, including the Boardwalk and the lookout. Afterward those who wish can explore the recreated Indian village. Meet in the lower parking lot of the Conservation Area which is located on the east side of Guelph Line, north of Derry Rd. Bring water and a snack. Parking fee in effect or Conservation Area Pass. Icers may be necessary.
    Leader: Anne Armstrong 905 337 3937 hikingrandma@gmail.com

  • 100 HIkers 100 Hikes Speaker Event
    2:00 PM-3:30 PM
    12/14/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Special Event
    Location (Google Maps): Dundas Museum and Archives
    Hike Leader(s): Bronwen Tregunno Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Distance: N/A km

    Description

    Due to storm warnings of severe winter weather conditions for Dec 1st, we changed the date of this special event to Saturday Dec 14th.  Dundas Archives and Museum was wonderful in allowing us to change the date.
    Join author & engaging speaker Andrew Camani as he shares his journey of discovery along the Bruce Trail.  He’ll intertwine these with his experiences getting the book started and gathering other peoples tales of their hiking trips.  As Andy says, “100 Hikers, 100 Hikes” is not really his book but belongs to everyone who contributed their most memorable moments hiking whether it was on the Bruce or across the ocean.   Hikers voices are now preserved forever as the book is in the National Archives..   Many of you who’ve hiked the Bruce Trail will recognize landmarks that Andy passed then researched.  He’s looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones who would like to discover the Bruce Trail themselves.
    Books will be available for sale for $25, $10 of which goes to The Bruce Trail Conservancy. Light refreshments.  Door prizes include some of our buffs and journals to get you started on your hiking stories. This event is free to all but donations for the Bruce Trail are appreciated. Memberships available to purchase just in time for you to give to your favourite hiking friends for Christmas! AND they are 100% tax deductible!

    Come early and browse this beautiful museum in the heart of Dundas Ontario where you can view their exhibit “Wish you were Here” showing postcards from the past along with other great historical information and maps.  More about the museum here https://dundasmuseum.ca/

    Free but register as there is a room limit of 80.  REGISTRATION at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/100-hikers-100-hikes-speaker-event-tickets-78420119689 Limit 80. Contact brontreg@cogeco.ca if you are having trouble registering or more information or phone hm 905-637-7136 or phone/text 905-334-4013.  Those who have registered can keep their registration just please make sure you can come on Dec 14th instead of Dec 1st

    Go to our website for more events and hiking schedule https://www.iroquoia.on.ca/ Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club is one of 9 members volunteer clubs that support The Bruce Trail Conservancy To sign up for BTC membership go to website https://brucetrail.org/ to support this “ribbon of wilderness for everyone forever”!  Parking fee in Dundas for month of December.

  • More events
    • Rockway to Shorthills Loop
      9:00 AM-12:15 PM
      12/14/2019

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

      Meet at Rockway Community Centre, 2021 Pelham Rd, Lincoln. (Map 3, km 45.1)

      Hike Leader(s): Jacques Boilard Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Strenuous
      Distance: 14 km

      Description

    • Boyne Valley
      9:30 AM-1:30 PM
      12/14/2019

      Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
      Category: General Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Dufferin Hi Land Section, Map 20. Meet at Hurontario St roadside parking, 40 metres south of Highway 89 (Km 15.2)
      Hike Leader(s): Pat Foley and Tristan Goguen Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Slippery and Steep Sections, Strenuous
      Distance: 8.7 km

      Description

      Loop Hike– We will take the Main Trail to the Boyne Valley Side Trail, looping back on the Main Trail with a side trip up Murphy’s Pinnacle. This hike offers hills, crosses streams, beautiful forests and pretty vistas.  Please bring snacks and adequate water.  Hiking shoes or boots recommended (possibly icers or snowshoes depending on the weather).

    • Christmas Loree Forest loop
      9:30 AM
      12/14/2019

      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: 9 km

      Description

      We will car pool to the Loree Forest parking area on the 21st Sideroad. We will walk down the hill, starting the hike at km 8.4 of the Beaver valley section. This will be a loop hike and there will be great views along the way, the actual route being a surprise on the day.. Bring water, snacks, Santa hats and Christmas bells

    • Centennial Gardens
      10:00 AM-11:30 AM
      12/14/2019

      Hosting Club: Niagara
      Category: Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Meet at the parking lot on Oakdale Ave, just below the old hospital
      Hike Leader(s): Dave Wilson Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Moderate
      Distance: 7 km

      Description

    • Junior Hiker - Crawford Lake Exploration
      10:30 AM-12:15 PM
      12/14/2019

      Hosting Club: Iroquoia
      Category: Junior Hiker
      Location (Google Maps): Crawford Lake Conservation Area
      Hike Leader(s): Anne Armstrong Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
      Terrain: Dependent on Conditions, Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
      Distance: 4 t0 5 km.

      Description

      Crawford Lake Conservation Area is a jewel to explore at any time of year. We will explore the area, including the Boardwalk and the lookout. Afterward those who wish can explore the recreated Indian village. Meet in the lower parking lot of the Conservation Area which is located on the east side of Guelph Line, north of Derry Rd. Bring water and a snack. Parking fee in effect or Conservation Area Pass. Icers may be necessary.
      Leader: Anne Armstrong 905 337 3937 hikingrandma@gmail.com

    • 100 HIkers 100 Hikes Speaker Event
      2:00 PM-3:30 PM
      12/14/2019

      Hosting Club: Iroquoia
      Category: Special Event
      Location (Google Maps): Dundas Museum and Archives
      Hike Leader(s): Bronwen Tregunno Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Distance: N/A km

      Description

      Due to storm warnings of severe winter weather conditions for Dec 1st, we changed the date of this special event to Saturday Dec 14th.  Dundas Archives and Museum was wonderful in allowing us to change the date.
      Join author & engaging speaker Andrew Camani as he shares his journey of discovery along the Bruce Trail.  He’ll intertwine these with his experiences getting the book started and gathering other peoples tales of their hiking trips.  As Andy says, “100 Hikers, 100 Hikes” is not really his book but belongs to everyone who contributed their most memorable moments hiking whether it was on the Bruce or across the ocean.   Hikers voices are now preserved forever as the book is in the National Archives..   Many of you who’ve hiked the Bruce Trail will recognize landmarks that Andy passed then researched.  He’s looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones who would like to discover the Bruce Trail themselves.
      Books will be available for sale for $25, $10 of which goes to The Bruce Trail Conservancy. Light refreshments.  Door prizes include some of our buffs and journals to get you started on your hiking stories. This event is free to all but donations for the Bruce Trail are appreciated. Memberships available to purchase just in time for you to give to your favourite hiking friends for Christmas! AND they are 100% tax deductible!

      Come early and browse this beautiful museum in the heart of Dundas Ontario where you can view their exhibit “Wish you were Here” showing postcards from the past along with other great historical information and maps.  More about the museum here https://dundasmuseum.ca/

      Free but register as there is a room limit of 80.  REGISTRATION at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/100-hikers-100-hikes-speaker-event-tickets-78420119689 Limit 80. Contact brontreg@cogeco.ca if you are having trouble registering or more information or phone hm 905-637-7136 or phone/text 905-334-4013.  Those who have registered can keep their registration just please make sure you can come on Dec 14th instead of Dec 1st

      Go to our website for more events and hiking schedule https://www.iroquoia.on.ca/ Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club is one of 9 members volunteer clubs that support The Bruce Trail Conservancy To sign up for BTC membership go to website https://brucetrail.org/ to support this “ribbon of wilderness for everyone forever”!  Parking fee in Dundas for month of December.

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  • Bayview Escarpment Nature Preserve
    1:00 PM
    12/15/2019

    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: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing
    Distance: 4.5 km

    Description

    This loop hike includes flat and rocky sections. Bring snowshoes if there is sufficient snow. Total time 2.5 to 3 hours.  Map 30

    There is no need to register ahead of time.

    For more information phone/text 519-374-3468

  • Decew Loop
    2:00 PM-3:30 PM
    12/15/2019

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

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

    Hike Leader(s): Debbie Demizio Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 6km

    Description

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  • Radial Trail
    10:00 AM-12:30 PM
    12/16/2019

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

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  • Island Lake Loop
    9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    12/17/2019

    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: Tuesday Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Island Lake Conservation Area. Meet at parking on east side of Party City/Winners building at Hwy 10 and 4th Ave, Orangeville 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: 8.5 km

    Description

    We will hike the Vicki Barron Lakeside Trail loop.

  • 4th Annual Waterloo County St. Jacob’s Health Valley and Mill Race Trail & Christmas luncheon Hike
    9:30 AM-1:00 PM
    12/17/2019

    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: Tuesday Hikers
    Location (Google Maps): Village of St. Jacob’s. The village will be decorated for Christmas, you may want to do some last minute Christmas shopping.
    Directions: From Guelph and surrounding area: From Hwy 6 north, turn left onto Marden Rd./Wellington County Rd. 30. In 4.6 km turn right onto Wellington County Rd. 86. In 3 km turn left onto Ariss Valley Rd./Township Rd. 52. In 10 km turn left onto Katherine St./Waterloo Regional Rd. 23. Turn right onto Sawmill Rd./Waterloo Regional Rd. 17. In 6.2 km, at the roundabout take the second exit to stay on Sawmill Rd. In 500 m turn left onto King St. North, St. Jacob’s. After crossing the bridge take the next street left onto Albert St. Parking lot will be on the left.
    From the 401: Take the Hwy 8 exit to Kitchener. Continue on 7/8 Conestoga Pkwy to Waterloo ( take the right branch of the highway). The Pkwy will end once through Waterloo and will become Hwy 85. At the roundabout in St. Jacob’s take the 3rd exit onto Sawmill Rd. After 500 meters turn left onto King St., St. Jacob’s. After crossing the bridge take the first street left onto Albert St. Parking lot will be on the left.
    Hike Leader(s): Doris Harper Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hour
    Terrain: Easy – mostly flat and usually good footing
    Distance: 10 km

    Description

    We will hike there and back along the Health Valley Trail and then an additional 3 km on the Mill Race Trail. You can drop out after the Health Valley Trail.

    The Health Valley Trail hike meanders along the Conestogo River. The Mill Race Trail follows along a millrace used to divert water from the Conestogo River to supply energy to the Snyder flour mill. Here we can feed the Chickadees that are eager to eat seeds and nuts right out of your hand.

    Lunch will be at the Stone Crock restaurant in St. Jacobs. I will book the private party room for 1 PM so we can all sit together.

    • Please let me know by Sunday December 15th. if you plan to join us for lunch.

  • Christmas Light Walk – Burlington
    7:00 PM-8:30 PM
    12/17/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Tim’s in Roseland Plaza at the corner of Guelph Line and New St
    Hike Leader(s): Paul Lewis Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing

    Description

    Meet at 7:00pm at the Tim’s in Roseland Plaza at the corner of Guelph Line and New St for a Christmas Light walk around different streets of Burlington than the Dec 10 hike, except we will still go to the huge display on Spruce Ave.  Let’s get in the Christmas spirit!  Optional Tim’s or Pub stop after the hike.

    Leader: Paul Lewis –  outdooractive@hotmail.com

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  • Malcolmson Park
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    12/18/2019

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

    Meet in Malcolmson Park at end of Niagara St & Lakeshore Rd, St.Catharines.

    Hike Leader(s): Gary & Donna Sands Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 6 km

    Description

  • Margaret Paull Side Trail.
    9:30 AM
    12/18/2019

    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): Flo Kusiak Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely – 3 km/hr. or less
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing, Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 5 km

    Description

    We will carpool to the end of the 6th Line at km 13.3 (turn north off the 15th SR also called #119), in the Beaver Section. We will hike along the Bruce Trail to km 11.3 where it joins up with the Margaret Paull Side Trail. We will follow the Side Trail back to the main trail, then return to the cars. Bring water and a snack and Santa hats.

  • Mount Nemo Loop Hike
    9:30 AM-1:30 AM
    12/18/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Hikers R Us
    Location (Google Maps): From 401 south on Guelph Line pass through Lowville entire to Mount Nemo Conservation Area is on your left. Parking Fee required.Park in parking lot.
    Hike Leader(s): Ronald Granger 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: 10 Km

    Description

    Loop hike in Mount Nemo on the main BTC trail and some off trails. Icers maybe required.

  • Good Companions – RBG North Shore Trail
    10:00 AM-12:30 PM
    12/18/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Good Companions
    Location (Google Maps): Map 8. Meet at Dog Park on York Rd. near Valley Rd. in Dundas. Walk to trailhead for RBG North Shore. Linda will meet you there.
    Hike Leader(s): Linda Robinson Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 8 km

    Description

    We will do a loop hike stopping at the Interpretive Centre. Please bring icers.

  • Walk for Health and Fun – West Hamilton
    7:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/18/2019

    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.

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  • Jordan
    10:00 AM-11:30 AM
    12/19/2019

    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

  • Dundas Peak
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    12/19/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Dundas Driving Park, Cross Street in Dundas. Meet at the entrance gateposts.
    Hike Leader(s): Marion Fletcher Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: About 8 km

    Description

    Starting at  Dundas Driving Park we will hike to Dundas Peak and on to

    Tews Falls.  If the weather is not suitable for this, the hike will go

    around the streets of Dundas through the Heritage District.

    Please bring poles, water, snacks.  No dogs.

  • Derby Forest
    1:00 PM
    12/19/2019

    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: Snowshoe Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Parking area at the north end of Concession 3 (north of km 99.5), Georgian Bluffs.
    Hike Leader(s): Sandra Howe Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium: 3 to 4 km/h
    Terrain: Easy: Mostly flat and good footing.
    Distance: 5 km

    Description

    We will hike or snowshoe the trails in Derby Forest.  Map 32.  For more information, call or text 519-477-1537.

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  • Solstice Hike at Hilton Falls
    8:45 AM-12:00 PM
    12/21/2019

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

    Sunrise is at 7:28 am for this year’s winter solstice!  Take a break from seasonal frenzy and enjoy a leisurely hike along the sections of the Bruce, Red Oak and Hilton Falls Trails at Hilton Falls Conservation Area.  Meet at the parking lot at 8:45 am for sign in.  Fee if you don’t have a Conservation Halton annual pass.  Fees listed here https://www.conservationhalton.ca/park-details?park=hilton-falls  Bring snacks and water, icers an poles.   Please note that this is a slower hike for those who want to experience winter at a slower pace in this beautiful conservation area and view the falls.   Registration not required but helps.  Contact Bron at brontreg@cogeco.ca for more information or 905-637-7136.  If you are coming up from Burlington I can car pool with you. For the day of the hike you can text me at 905-334-4013 if you get lost.   Cancelled in high winds or very heavy precipitation.

    Hilton Falls Trails Map https://www.conservationhalton.ca/hilton-falls-trail-maps

    I recommend you treat yourself to an annual pass to Conservation Halton sometime before you come. You can purchase at Crawford Lake CA.  You will get a discount with your Bruce Trail Conservancy membership.

     

     

  • Winter Begins! Log your hikes to earn your winter badge! 20 hikes between Dec 21 and March 21
    9:00 AM
    12/21/2019

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Event Hikes
    Location (Google Maps):

    Description

  • Mono Cliffs in Winter
    9:30 AM-1:30 PM
    12/21/2019

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Car Pool
    Location (Google Maps): Dufferin Hi-Land Map 19. Parking by Mono Community Centre N44.026194, W80.071516. Hike several loops within beautiful Mono Cliffs. Distance & pace depends on trail conditions. Icers or snow shoes may be req’d. M-s. Alan Laver will coordinate Carpooling from Victoria QEW parking lot at 7:30. Pre-register with hike leader.
    Hike Leader(s): Galina Szlapetis Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Strenuous
    Distance: 12km

    Description

  • Cave Springs Witch Hunt
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    12/21/2019

    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: 7 km

    Description

    Discover the history of the 19th Century Quarry Pioneers and the Cave Spring Witch.

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  • Radial Trail
    10:00 AM-12:30 PM
    12/23/2019

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

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  • Christmas Day Hike
    12:00 PM-1:30 PM
    12/25/2019

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Event Hikes
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Dufferin Island parking lot, Niagara Parkway, south of the Falls. Park in angled parking spots at the base of Burning Spring Hill. Make room for Christmas Dinner by going for a hike around Niagara Falls.
    Hike Leader(s): Margaret Northfield Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 7 km

    Description

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  • Jordan
    10:00 AM-11:30 AM
    12/26/2019

    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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  • Bert Lowe/Merritt/BT Loop
    9:00 AM-1:00 PM
    12/28/2019

    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: 19 km

    Description

  • Dufferin Hi-Land “Annual Walk off the Turkey Hike “
    9:30 AM-2:00 PM
    12/28/2019

    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Dufferin Hi-Land Section, Boyne Valley Map 20. Meet on County Rd 19 (Prince of Wales Rd) where the Primrose Trail crosses the road (approx. 2 km north of Hwy 89)
    Hike Leader(s): Bryan and Carol Foley Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely, Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 5.3 km short hike 17.5 km longer hike

    Description

    We start the hike on the Primrose Loop , west of County Rd. 19, crossing the road and continuing 1 km to Murphy’s Pinnacle. This is a 5.3 km (approx. 1 1/4 hr.) hike suitable for families and hikers wishing to do a shorter hike.  For the longer hike, we continue to km 23.9 and back returning on the Boyne Valley Side Trail. Bring lunch, snacks ,water, appropriate dress and footwear. Snowshoes may be required, call if in doubt. Well behaved dogs welcome, “turkey sandwiches NOT welcome” Pub stop to follow.

  • Merritt Trail Loop
    10:00 AM-11:30 AM
    12/28/2019

    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): Dave Wilson Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 7 km

    Description

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  • Iroquoia Winter End to End #1
    9:00 AM-1:00 PM
    12/30/2019

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Car Pool
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Kilbride School (north end of Panton St) N 43.427756⁰ W 79.937991⁰ Carpool to Kelso
    Hike Leader(s): Lauren Doig Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 15.2 km

    Description

    Kelso to Kilbride School. Bring Icers and poles.

     

  • Radial Trail
    10:00 AM-12:30 PM
    12/30/2019

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

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  • Scotsdale Farm
    9:30 AM-1:30 PM
    12/31/2019

    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: Tuesday Hikers
    Location (Google Maps): Scotsdale Farm; from Hwy 401 go north on Trafalgar Rd. until it merges with Highway 7. Continue on Highway 7 for about 4 km and take Trafalgar Rd. branching out to the right. After 1.7 km Scotsdale Farm sign is on the right. The unpaved road will take you to the car parking on the left.
    Hike Leader(s): Mohammad Shafiq Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hour
    Terrain: Moderate – some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 13 km

    Description

    Getting ready for New Year’s party, shed some weight and enjoy the nature. We will hike trails at Scotsdale Farm and Silver Creek Conservation area, the main Bruce trail, Bennett Heritage and Roberts Side Trail.

  • Short Hills – Wiley Road Entrance – Cancelled – Dec 31st hike cancelled.
    11:00 AM-12:30 PM
    12/31/2019

    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

  • New Year’s Eve potluck, walk and see in 2020
    6:00 PM
    12/31/2019

    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: Hike & Potluck
    Location (Google Maps): 2888 3rd Ave. W., Owen Sound.
    Hike Leader(s): Bill Snel Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely: 3 km/h or less
    Terrain: Easy: Mostly flat and good footing.
    Distance: 4 km

    Description

    Enjoy good food, a relaxing walk in the neighbourhood and see in 2020. If the driveway is full then park on 29th St. W. Bring your favourite potluck dish and a flashlight.  For more information, call 519-470-0584 (landline) or email w.snel2@gmail.com.

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