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All organized hikes across all 9 Bruce Trail Clubs have been cancelled until at least June 30, 2020.

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  • Upper level of Pretty River Valley Park.
    9:30 AM
    01/01/2020

    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): Rosemary Petrie Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely – 3 km/hr. or less
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
    Distance: 6 km

    Description

    Start the year off on the right foot: On snowshoes
    We will carpool to the junction of the 2nd Line and the 6th Sideroad, then commence a loop hike through the upper level of the Pretty River Valley Provincial park. Bring water and a snack.

  • President’s Silly Hat Hike
    11:00 AM-12:30 PM
    01/01/2020

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Event Hikes
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Rockway Community Centre, 2021 Pelham Rd., Lincoln.
    Hike Leader(s): Lisa Etienne Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 6km

    Description

    Prize for Silliest Hat. Bring finger Food to share after the hike.

     

  • New Years Day Hikes at DVCA
    12:00 PM-4:00 AM
    01/01/2020

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Special Event
    Location (Google Maps): Dundas Valley Conservation Area
    Hike Leader(s): Anne Armstrong Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 3-4 km

    Description

    Start 2020 right with a New Year’s Day hike in the beautiful Dundas Valley Conservation Area. Bring your family, friends, and neighbours for a free, enjoyable winter afternoon walk with the Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club. Please note that walks are free but there is an entrance free to the conservation area. No registration required.

    All walks will start at 12:30 p.m. from the trail centre. We will be holding one-hour walks and a two hour walk. After the walks, join us in the Trail Centre for warm drinks, snacks and a chance to chat with others and wish them a Happy New Year. Door prizes after the two hour hike and the one hour hikes. Wear layers and good walking boots.

    Please note: Parking fee: $10 per car/Seniors $8, if you don’t have a Hamilton Conservation Area annual pass. You can purchase an annual pass there that gives you 366 days to experience beautiful waterfalls, nature trails, and program discounts in 2020 which is a leap year!

    More events and hikes on our website https://www.iroquoia.on.ca/
    Contact Anne Armstrong  hikingrandma@gmail.com or Bron brontreg@cogeco.ca 905-637-7136 for more information.

  • New Year’s Day Snowshoeing Loree Forest
    12:00 PM
    01/01/2020

    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet on the 21st Sideroad parking area east of km 8.4 on the north shoulder. Map 24
    Hike Leader(s): Margaret Yaraskavitch Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Length of Hike: 6.7 km, approx. 2.5 hours

    Description

    Starting on the unopened road allowance, this snowshoe hike will use the Len Gertler Side Trail and then the main trail through Loree Forest.  Please read the participant guidelines below.

    Participant Guidelines

    1. All kms mentioned are according to maps in Edition 29 of The Bruce Trail Reference.
    2. Please arrive 15 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. Bring sufficient water and snacks (or lunch if indicated).
    6. For spring and summer hikes bring sunscreen and insect repellent.
    7. Please leave dogs at home.
    8. Pace: Leisurely = 3km/hr or less, Medium = 3-4 km/hr, Brisk = 4-5 km/hr, Fast = 5+km/hr

  • Dufferin Hi-Land Annual New Years Day Hike
    1:00 PM-3:00 PM
    01/01/2020

    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Dufferin Hi-Land, Map 19. Meet at the Mono Community Centre parking lot. Take Mono Centre Road east from Hwy 10 and look for the Community Centre on your right as you approach the stop sign in Mono Centre.
    Hike Leader(s): Les Babbage Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Moderate, Slippery Sections Likely
    Distance: 4.8 or 7.5 km

    Description

    Family-friendly loop hike. All ages and levels are welcome. Bring snacks, water, icers. Snacks for post hike celebration welcome.

    As of noon on New Years Eve, there was 5-10 cm of snow on the trail in Mono Cliffs Park – some ice under the snow, but easy walking with icers. With snow on the trees, the Park was a Winter Wonderland!

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  • Mountsberg Conservation Area
    9:30 AM-1:00 AM
    01/02/2020

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Thursday Group
    Location (Google Maps): Mountsberg Conservation Area, 2259 Milburough Line, Hamilton
    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: 12km

    Description

    Meet at parking lot inside Mountsberg Conservation Area – we will hike Pioneer Creek Trail and Lakeshore Lookout Trail.  Bring hiking boots, icers, water, snack, lunch.  No dogs please. Pub/Refreshment stop to follow

    email stevenwhite901@gmail.com to register or text to 289-242-9415

  • Jordan
    10:00 AM-11:30 AM
    01/02/2020

    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: 6 km

    Description

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  • Niagara Winter End to End #1 Woodend to Queenston
    9:00 AM-1:00 PM
    01/04/2020

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

    Meet at the Cairn, Queenston. Niagara Parkway. (Map 1, km 0.0) Carpool.

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

    Description

    We will be car pooling, Bring Icers and poles. No dogs. To earn your Niagara Winter End to End badge, it must be completed between December 21, 2019  to  March 19, 2020. Bring $5 for badge if you have completed all 5 hikes.

  • Snowshoe hike by Black Ash Creek
    9:30 AM
    01/04/2020

    Hosting Club: Blue Mountains

    Location (Google Maps): Hike meets in the parking lot behind Tim Horton’s on First St. in Collingwood.
    Hike Leader(s): Denise Shand Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing, Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 2 hours km

    Description

    We will carpool to the start of an urban snowshoe hike that will take us through wooded areas around the Black Ash Creek. Bring water and a snack.

  • Firemens Park Loop
    10:00 AM-11:30 AM
    01/04/2020

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

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

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

    Description

  • Walters Falls
    10:00 AM
    01/04/2020

    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): Maureen McFarland Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium: 3 to 4 km/h
    Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing
    Distance: 4.8 km

    Description

    We will hike or snowshoe the Walters Falls loop with an optional stop at the Inn for refreshments afterwards.  Map 29.  For more information, call or text 647-918-4180.

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  • Bronte Creek Provincial Park
    9:00 AM-12:30 PM
    01/05/2020

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Orchard Community Park parking lot on the north side of Blue Spruce Avenue just east of Sutton Drive in Burlington.
    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

    Enjoy a quiet Sunday morning exploring the west side of the Twelve Mile Creek in Bronte Provincial Park with fellow Forest Bathers as we trundle through woodland and then descend the valley to the creek that William Lyon Mackenzie had to cross in a hurry in the aftermath of the failed 1837 Upper Canada Rebellion.  We will check out Spruce Lane Farm and hopefully some farm animals too.  The trail could very well be icy so please bring your icers as well as a snack and a warm drink.  Please pre-register at stuarthikes@gmail.com so that I can get an idea of numbers and let you know if the hike has to be cancelled for any reason.  Thank you.

  • Jokers Hill Annual Blow off the Cobwebs New Years Hike
    10:00 AM-12:15 PM
    01/05/2020

    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Parking: Newmarket – Meet at road side parking on dead-end street west of Bathurst, 1.3 km north of Mulock Dr. north of town houses.
    Hike Leader(s): David Francis Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Slippery and Steep Sections
    Distance: 5 km

    Description

    Loop Hike Annual – Blow off the Cobwebs New Year Hike. Icers needed for this traditional loop hike around historic Jokers Hill. Some steep hills will fill the lungs with fresh morning air.

  • Snowshoeing with Stella – Kolapore
    10:00 AM
    01/05/2020

    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Kolapore skiers parking lot on Grey Road 2, 650 m south of the trail. Map 25
    Hike Leader(s): Stella Presthus Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Length of Hike: 9 km

    Description

    We will walk to the start of the outing at km 23.8  for a round trip, in and back.  Snowshoe through old cedar groves, meadows and woodlots, above the cliffs at Metcalfe, with views of Mill Creek Valley.  Please read the participant guidelines below.

    Participant Guidelines

    1. All kms mentioned are according to maps in Edition 29 of The Bruce Trail Reference.
    2. Please arrive 15 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. Bring sufficient water and snacks (or lunch if indicated).
    6. For spring and summer hikes bring sunscreen and insect repellent.
    7. Please leave dogs at home.
    8. Pace: Leisurely = 3km/hr or less, Medium = 3-4 km/hr, Brisk = 4-5 km/hr, Fast = 5+km/hr

  • Junior Hiker/Kerns Road
    10:30 AM-12:15 PM
    01/05/2020

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Junior Hiker
    Location (Google Maps): City View Park/Kerns Road (South of Dundas. South Parking Lot) Map 11.
    Hike Leader(s): Anne Armstrong Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
    Distance: Approx. 5 km.

    Description

    Come explore this part of the Bruce Trail, giving excellent views over the escarpment towards Hamilton and Burlington. Park in the south parking lot of City View Park, on the east side of Kerns Rd. Bring water and a snack. Icers may be necessary. Some short, rocky sections. Please register with the leader before the hike. (Winter Badges will be distributed. Badges cost $5.)
    Leader: Anne Armstrong 905 617 3937 hikingrandma@gmail.com

  • Silent Valley
    1:00 PM
    01/05/2020

    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: Snowshoe Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet in the north-east corner of the parking lot at Home Depot on Highway 26 on the east side of Owen Sound.
    Hike Leader(s): Peter Harris Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium: 3 to 4 km/h
    Terrain: Strenuous: Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing.
    Distance: 5.2 km

    Description

    This is a lovely area for snowshoeing. This loop snowshoe hike will include one steep uphill and one steep downhill. Hiking poles are recommended for those sections. Please dress appropriately and bring water and snacks. This outing will last about 3 hours. Map 30

    For more information phone/text 519-374-3468

  • Rotary Park Loop
    2:00 PM-3:30 PM
    01/05/2020

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Rotary Park, Pelham Road, St.Catharines (Map 3)
    Hike Leader(s): Alicia Aitchison Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 7 km

    Description

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    • Bronte Creek Provincial Park
      9:00 AM-12:30 PM
      01/05/2020

      Hosting Club: Iroquoia
      Category: General Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Orchard Community Park parking lot on the north side of Blue Spruce Avenue just east of Sutton Drive in Burlington.
      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

      Enjoy a quiet Sunday morning exploring the west side of the Twelve Mile Creek in Bronte Provincial Park with fellow Forest Bathers as we trundle through woodland and then descend the valley to the creek that William Lyon Mackenzie had to cross in a hurry in the aftermath of the failed 1837 Upper Canada Rebellion.  We will check out Spruce Lane Farm and hopefully some farm animals too.  The trail could very well be icy so please bring your icers as well as a snack and a warm drink.  Please pre-register at stuarthikes@gmail.com so that I can get an idea of numbers and let you know if the hike has to be cancelled for any reason.  Thank you.

    • Jokers Hill Annual Blow off the Cobwebs New Years Hike
      10:00 AM-12:15 PM
      01/05/2020

      Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
      Category: General Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Parking: Newmarket – Meet at road side parking on dead-end street west of Bathurst, 1.3 km north of Mulock Dr. north of town houses.
      Hike Leader(s): David Francis Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Slippery and Steep Sections
      Distance: 5 km

      Description

      Loop Hike Annual – Blow off the Cobwebs New Year Hike. Icers needed for this traditional loop hike around historic Jokers Hill. Some steep hills will fill the lungs with fresh morning air.

    • Snowshoeing with Stella - Kolapore
      10:00 AM
      01/05/2020

      Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

      Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Kolapore skiers parking lot on Grey Road 2, 650 m south of the trail. Map 25
      Hike Leader(s): Stella Presthus Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Moderate
      Length of Hike: 9 km

      Description

      We will walk to the start of the outing at km 23.8  for a round trip, in and back.  Snowshoe through old cedar groves, meadows and woodlots, above the cliffs at Metcalfe, with views of Mill Creek Valley.  Please read the participant guidelines below.

      Participant Guidelines

      1. All kms mentioned are according to maps in Edition 29 of The Bruce Trail Reference.
      2. Please arrive 15 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. Bring sufficient water and snacks (or lunch if indicated).
      6. For spring and summer hikes bring sunscreen and insect repellent.
      7. Please leave dogs at home.
      8. Pace: Leisurely = 3km/hr or less, Medium = 3-4 km/hr, Brisk = 4-5 km/hr, Fast = 5+km/hr

    • Junior Hiker/Kerns Road
      10:30 AM-12:15 PM
      01/05/2020

      Hosting Club: Iroquoia
      Category: Junior Hiker
      Location (Google Maps): City View Park/Kerns Road (South of Dundas. South Parking Lot) Map 11.
      Hike Leader(s): Anne Armstrong Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
      Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
      Distance: Approx. 5 km.

      Description

      Come explore this part of the Bruce Trail, giving excellent views over the escarpment towards Hamilton and Burlington. Park in the south parking lot of City View Park, on the east side of Kerns Rd. Bring water and a snack. Icers may be necessary. Some short, rocky sections. Please register with the leader before the hike. (Winter Badges will be distributed. Badges cost $5.)
      Leader: Anne Armstrong 905 617 3937 hikingrandma@gmail.com

    • Silent Valley
      1:00 PM
      01/05/2020

      Hosting Club: Sydenham
      Category: Snowshoe Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Meet in the north-east corner of the parking lot at Home Depot on Highway 26 on the east side of Owen Sound.
      Hike Leader(s): Peter Harris Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Medium: 3 to 4 km/h
      Terrain: Strenuous: Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing.
      Distance: 5.2 km

      Description

      This is a lovely area for snowshoeing. This loop snowshoe hike will include one steep uphill and one steep downhill. Hiking poles are recommended for those sections. Please dress appropriately and bring water and snacks. This outing will last about 3 hours. Map 30

      For more information phone/text 519-374-3468

    • Rotary Park Loop
      2:00 PM-3:30 PM
      01/05/2020

      Hosting Club: Niagara
      Category: Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Meet at Rotary Park, Pelham Road, St.Catharines (Map 3)
      Hike Leader(s): Alicia Aitchison Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Moderate
      Distance: 7 km

      Description

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  • Bruce Trail End to End Fundraiser 2020 – Registration Opens January 6, 2020
    8:00 AM-3:00 PM
    01/06/2020

    Hosting Club: Niagara, Iroquoia, Toronto, Caledon Hills

    Location (Google Maps): Queenston to Tobermory
    Hike Leader(s): Ruth Moffatt Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr
    Terrain: Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
    Distance: 20-25km per day

    Description

    This event is being hosted by hike leaders from three clubs: Toronto, Caledon and Iroquoia/Niagara and will be led from hike leaders from each of those clubs. If you are interested in hiking the entire Bruce Trail in 2020, join us March 14-27, April 14-27, and May 2-15 South to North. We will hike approximately 20-25km on each day to complete the 900+km trail. Participants are asked to raise $500 each for the Bruce Trail Conservancy. If you would like to participate in this event, please confirm by email on January 6, 2020(not before) to ruthdmoffatt@gmail.com. This event is limited to 20 members including 3 hike leaders Ruth Moffatt – Niagara/ Iroquoia, Jacqueline VanDyke – Toronto and Sandra Green – Caledon Hills.

    You will receive a link for the fundraising page and this will confirm your commitment. If you have any questions prior to this date, please do not hesitate to ask.

    Please contact ruthdmoffatt@gmail.com for a list of Questions and Answers.

  • Iroquoia Winter E2E – 1 of 6 (19.4km)
    8:30 AM-2:30 PM
    01/06/2020

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Happy Wanderers
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Grimsby Lions Community Pool – north of km 0.0 Enter at 1 Elm St located at the south end of Coronation Park (30 cars) N 43.193201, W 79.565301
    Shuttle to Devil’s Punch Bowl Conservation Area km 19.4 Enter from Ridge Rd, east of Centennial Parkway. Day-use fee is charged (20 cars) N 43.211275, W 79.754991
    Hike Leader(s): Steven White Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 19.4km

    Description

    For those looking to enjoy some winter hiking or to complete Iroquoia E2E and achieve their Winter badge, I have planned 6 Monday hikes. Please register ahead of the hike, so I can do car shuttle planning and to contact hikers if inclement weather requires us to re-schedule the hike. Email stevenwhite901@gmail.com or text 289-242-9415
    Bring water, snack, lunch, hiking boots, icers. Sorry no dogs.

  • Iroquoia Winter End to End 2019, 2020 #2
    9:00 AM-1:00 PM
    01/06/2020

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Car Pool
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Guelph Line (km 83.5) N 43.388387⁰ W 79.854327⁰. Carpool to Kilbride School
    Hike Leader(s): Lauren Doig Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 16.5km

    Description

    Kilbride School to Guelph Line section. Bring Icers and Poles.

     

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  • Kilgorie-Melodonna Side Trail Loop
    9:30 AM-12:30 PM
    01/07/2020

    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: Tuesday Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Dufferin Hi-Land, Map 20. Meet at SuperBurger in Primrose (intersection of Hwy 10 and Hwy 89).
    Hike Leader(s): Les Babbage; Inge Eckerich; Bob Slack Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Moderate, Slippery and Steep Sections
    Distance: 7.5 km

    Description

    We will hike the Main Trail, Kilgorie Side Trail and the new Melodonna Side Trail loop. Bring snowshoes and/or icers.

  • Terra Cotta Loop Hike
    9:30 AM-2:00 PM
    01/07/2020

    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: Tuesday Hikers
    Location (Google Maps): Terra Cotta Conservation Area, Toronto Section.
    Meet on Tenth Line, Regional Municipality of Halton, km 38.7 Map 13, by the Walking Fern Side Trail. Road side parking is available here. If further directions are needed please contact hike leader and I will send out further instructions.
    Hike Leader(s): Doris Harper Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hour
    Terrain: Moderate – some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 13 km

    Description

    We will hike through the conservation area, using the main trail, Terra Cotta Side Trail and the Rockside Side Trail to form a 13 km loop. Bring water and snacks, icers for your boots, dress for the weather. A refreshment stop is planned post hike.

  • Short Hills – Wiley Road Entrance
    10:00 AM-11:30 AM
    01/07/2020

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

    Meet at Short Hills Wiley Road entrance, Parking Lot C

    Hike Leader(s): janet davey, Sheila Massey Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Strenuous
    Distance: 6 km

    Description

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  • Hikers R Us – Blair and Downtown Galt
    9:00 AM-1:30 AM
    01/08/2020

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Hikers R Us
    Location (Google Maps): Slit Barn, 768 Blair Rd, Cambridge
    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: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing

    Description

    We will hike from Blair to downtown Galt and back in a loop. We will stop at a cafe in Galt for lunch and a warm drink.

    Cell: 519-222-4040 on day of hike. At other times, email is the best way to contact me. Bring sunscreen, icers, 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!

  • Climb the escarpment from Craigleith
    9:30 AM
    01/08/2020

    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): Tom Kemp Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing, Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
    Distance: 2 hours km

    Description

    This is a snowshoe hike. We will carpool to a suitable parking area in Craigleith. Our trails will involve some escarpment climbing and there will be great views. Bring a snack and water.

  • Decew Loop
    10:00 AM-11:30 AM
    01/08/2020

    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: 7km

    Description

  • Good Companions – Crawford Lake Circuit
    10:00 AM-12:30 PM
    01/08/2020

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Good Companions
    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: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: Approximately 7 km.

    Description

    Crawford Lake is beautiful anytime but winter adds a special beauty. Join us for a circuit of the Crawford Lake Conservation Area including the boardwalk around the lake. Afterwards explore the Indian Village if you wish. Bring a snack/lunch and water. Icers may be necessary. Meet in the lower Parking lot for a 10:00 am. start. Crawford Lake CA is on the east side of Guelph Line, north of Derry Rd. Parking fee in effect or Conservation Area pass. Optional refreshment stop afterwards. Map 11
    Leader: Anne Armstrong 905 617 3937 hikingrandma@gmail.com

  • Snowshoe Hogg’s Falls Loops
    10:00 AM
    01/08/2020

    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Hogg’s Falls parking lot, km 63.2 Map 26
    Hike Leader(s): Mike Arkless Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate, Some steep sections
    Length of Hike: approx. 5 km

    Description

    The hike will take in both the Lower and Upper Hogg’s Falls Side Trails and part of the main trail. A beautiful section for a snowshoe with the bonus of viewing Hogg’s Falls in it’s winter mantle.  Please read the participant guidelines below.

    Participant Guidelines

    1. All kms mentioned are according to maps in Edition 29 of The Bruce Trail Reference.
    2. Please arrive 15 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. Bring sufficient water and snacks (or lunch if indicated).
    6. For spring and summer hikes bring sunscreen and insect repellent.
    7. Please leave dogs at home.
    8. Pace: Leisurely = 3km/hr or less, Medium = 3-4 km/hr, Brisk = 4-5 km/hr, Fast = 5+km/hr

  • Evening Hike in Owen Sound
    7:00 PM
    01/08/2020

    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 - Blair and Downtown Galt
      9:00 AM-1:30 AM
      01/08/2020

      Hosting Club: Iroquoia
      Category: Hikers R Us
      Location (Google Maps): Slit Barn, 768 Blair Rd, Cambridge
      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: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing

      Description

      We will hike from Blair to downtown Galt and back in a loop. We will stop at a cafe in Galt for lunch and a warm drink.

      Cell: 519-222-4040 on day of hike. At other times, email is the best way to contact me. Bring sunscreen, icers, 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!

    • Climb the escarpment from Craigleith
      9:30 AM
      01/08/2020

      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): Tom Kemp Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
      Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing, Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
      Distance: 2 hours km

      Description

      This is a snowshoe hike. We will carpool to a suitable parking area in Craigleith. Our trails will involve some escarpment climbing and there will be great views. Bring a snack and water.

    • Decew Loop
      10:00 AM-11:30 AM
      01/08/2020

      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: 7km

      Description

    • Good Companions - Crawford Lake Circuit
      10:00 AM-12:30 PM
      01/08/2020

      Hosting Club: Iroquoia
      Category: Good Companions
      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: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
      Distance: Approximately 7 km.

      Description

      Crawford Lake is beautiful anytime but winter adds a special beauty. Join us for a circuit of the Crawford Lake Conservation Area including the boardwalk around the lake. Afterwards explore the Indian Village if you wish. Bring a snack/lunch and water. Icers may be necessary. Meet in the lower Parking lot for a 10:00 am. start. Crawford Lake CA is on the east side of Guelph Line, north of Derry Rd. Parking fee in effect or Conservation Area pass. Optional refreshment stop afterwards. Map 11
      Leader: Anne Armstrong 905 617 3937 hikingrandma@gmail.com

    • Snowshoe Hogg's Falls Loops
      10:00 AM
      01/08/2020

      Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

      Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Hogg’s Falls parking lot, km 63.2 Map 26
      Hike Leader(s): Mike Arkless Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Moderate, Some steep sections
      Length of Hike: approx. 5 km

      Description

      The hike will take in both the Lower and Upper Hogg’s Falls Side Trails and part of the main trail. A beautiful section for a snowshoe with the bonus of viewing Hogg’s Falls in it’s winter mantle.  Please read the participant guidelines below.

      Participant Guidelines

      1. All kms mentioned are according to maps in Edition 29 of The Bruce Trail Reference.
      2. Please arrive 15 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. Bring sufficient water and snacks (or lunch if indicated).
      6. For spring and summer hikes bring sunscreen and insect repellent.
      7. Please leave dogs at home.
      8. Pace: Leisurely = 3km/hr or less, Medium = 3-4 km/hr, Brisk = 4-5 km/hr, Fast = 5+km/hr

    • Evening Hike in Owen Sound
      7:00 PM
      01/08/2020

      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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  • Hamilton Harbour and Bayfront Waterfront Trail
    9:45 AM-11:30 AM
    01/09/2020

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Education Hike
    Location (Google Maps): 200 Harbour Front Dr, Hamilton, ON L8L 1C8
    Hike Leader(s): Bronwen Tregunno Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing

    Description

    Join me as guest leader Christine Bowen from Bay Area Restoration Park (BARC) takes us on an interpretive walk on the loop around Bayfront Park.   Christine will update us on the issues and restoration projects that are happing in the area.  Learn about the challenges of the Remedial Action Plan to help clean our harbour waters.  Christine is very knowledgeable and you can ask all the questions you like about the wildlife including invasive species like Common Carp and Phragmites that live in the area and what steps are being taken to control them.   Optional stop at Williams Cafe.  Sign up at 9:45 so we can leave promtly at 10AM.

    This is a paved path that can be tricky if snow or ice covered.  Wear boots with icers and bring poles if you have them.  It can be chilly by the bay so dress warm. Bring water and snacks.  Cancelled in inclement weather.  Registration not required but if you want to let me know you’re coming I can inform you if walk is cancelled.  Bron brontreg@cogeco.ca  Cell phone with text 905-334-4013 or home phone 905-637-7136.

  • Jordan
    10:00 AM-11:30 AM
    01/09/2020

    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: 6 km

    Description

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  • Moon Light Hike in the Loree Forest
    6:00 PM-8:00 PM
    01/10/2020

    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): Rosemary Petrie (705) 293-4444 Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely – 3 km/hr. or less

    Distance: approx. 2 hours

    Description

    First of two moonlight hikes. Badges available after the
    hike at $5.00. We will carpool to Loree Forest and proceed
    with a snowshoe hike by moonlight, although a flashlight
    could be in order if it is overcast. After the hike we will assemble,
    in a location to be determined, for a hot drink.

     

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  • Derby Forest trails
    1:15 PM
    01/12/2020

    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: Family Hike
    Location (Google Maps): The Galaxy Theatre parking lot. Meet in the parking lot at the tall “Galaxy Centre” sign next to the traffic lights.
    1020 10th St. W., Owen Sound
    Hike Leader(s): Judy Kirsten Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium: 3 to 4 km/h
    Terrain: Easy: Mostly flat and good footing.

    Description

    We will hike along some of the looping trails in the Derby Forest.  Approximately 2-3 hours.  Map 32.

  • Decew Loop
    2:00 PM-3:30 PM
    01/12/2020

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

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

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

    Description

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  • Bruce Trail End to End Fundraiser 2020 – Registration Opens January 6, 2020
    8:00 AM-3:00 PM
    01/13/2020

    Hosting Club: Niagara, Iroquoia, Toronto, Caledon Hills

    Location (Google Maps): Queenston to Tobermory
    Hike Leader(s): Ruth Moffatt Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr
    Terrain: Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
    Distance: 20-25km per day

    Description

    This event is being hosted by hike leaders from three clubs: Toronto, Caledon and Iroquoia/Niagara and will be led from hike leaders from each of those clubs. If you are interested in hiking the entire Bruce Trail in 2020, join us March 14-27, April 14-27, and May 2-15 South to North. We will hike approximately 20-25km on each day to complete the 900+km trail. Participants are asked to raise $500 each for the Bruce Trail Conservancy. If you would like to participate in this event, please confirm by email on January 6, 2020(not before) to ruthdmoffatt@gmail.com. This event is limited to 20 members including 3 hike leaders Ruth Moffatt – Niagara/ Iroquoia, Jacqueline VanDyke – Toronto and Sandra Green – Caledon Hills.

    You will receive a link for the fundraising page and this will confirm your commitment. If you have any questions prior to this date, please do not hesitate to ask.

    Please contact ruthdmoffatt@gmail.com for a list of Questions and Answers.

  • Iroquoia Winter E2E – 2 of 6 (21.5km)
    8:30 AM-2:30 PM
    01/13/2020

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Happy Wanderers
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Devil’s Punch Bowl Conservation Area km 19.4 Enter from Ridge Rd, east of Centennial Parkway. Day-use fee is charged (20 cars) N 43.211275, W 79.754991
    Shuttle to km 40.8 on Scenic Dr, west of Chateau Crt, parking is under the hydro towers (8 cars) N 43.245533, W 79.930693
    Hike Leader(s): Steven White Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 21.5km

    Description

    For those looking to enjoy some winter hiking or to complete Iroquoia E2E and achieve their Winter badge, I have planned 6 Monday hikes. Please register ahead of the hike, so I can do car shuttle planning and to contact hikers if inclement weather requires us to re-schedule the hike. Email stevenwhite901@gmail.com or text 289-242-9415
    Bring water, snack, lunch, hiking boots, icers. Sorry no dogs.

  • Iroquoia Winter End to End 2019, 2020 #3
    9:00 AM-1:00 PM
    01/13/2020

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Car Pool
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at north end of Old Guelph Rd near where tunnel under Hwy 6 comes out (Map 9 km 66) N 43.307417⁰ W 79.911580⁰ Carpool to Guelph Line (Map 9 km 83.5)
    Hike Leader(s): Lauren Doig Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 17.5km

    Description

    Guelph Line to Tunnel at Hwy 6. Bring Icers and Poles

     

  • Rotary Park – Monthly Hike
    10:00 AM-11:30 AM
    01/13/2020

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

    Meet at Rotary Park, Pelham Road, St.Catharines.

    Hike Leader(s): Sheila Massey
    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Moderate
    6 km

    Description

  • Rim of Africa – Night Hike
    8:00 PM-10:00 PM
    01/13/2020

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Night
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Wiley Road parking lot. (Map 3, km 35.2)
    Hike Leader(s): Alan Laver Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 7 km

    Description

    Bring headlamp/flashlight, hiking poles and ice grips.

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  • Belfountain – Trimble Side Trail
    9:30 AM-12:30 PM
    01/14/2020

    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: Tuesday Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Caledon Hills Section, Map 14. Meet at parking on east side of Party City/Winners building (Hwy 10 and 4th Avenue) in Orangeville.
    Hike Leader(s): Les Babbage; Inge Eckerich; Bob Slack Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Moderate, Slippery Sections Likely
    Distance: 5.5 km

    Description

    We will hike the Trimble and Crow’s Nest Side Trails. Snowshoes or icers may be required.

     

  • Boyne Valley Loop Hike, Dufferin Hi-Land Section
    9:30 AM-1:30 PM
    01/14/2020

    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: Tuesday Hikers
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at the parking area on Prince of Wales Rd./County Rd. 19, just north of Hwy 10, Map 20. Parking is limited so please car pool. It is also possible to meet at the Super Burger Parking lot at the corner of Hwy 10 and Hwy 89 and car pool from there.
    Hike Leader(s): Doris Harper Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hour
    Terrain: Moderate – some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 13 km. Depending on weather, the hike may be shortened.

    Description

    We will hike the main trail and the Prince of Wales, Primrose Loop and Boyne Valley Side Trails to form a loop. Those that want, can also hike the short distance up to Murphy’s Pinnacle for a 360 degree view. A refreshment stop is planned post hike. Please bring water and snacks, dress for the weather and bring ‘icers’ for your boots.

     

  • Short Hills – Wiley Road Entrance
    10:00 AM-11:30 AM
    01/14/2020

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

    Meet at Short Hills Wiley Road entrance, Parking Lot C

    Hike Leader(s): janet davey, Sheila Massey Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Strenuous
    Distance: 6 km

    Description

  • X-C Skiing Kolapore Wilderness Trails South (with optional “Soup’s On” to follow) THIS OUTING IS CANCELLED DUE TO POOR CONDITIONS
    10:00 AM
    01/14/2020

    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet at 104 Dawson Lane (not on google maps), Blue Mountains – about 4 km south of the Kolapore parking lot on Grey Road 2, go west on Osprey – Blue Mountains Townline, and then immediately turn left onto Dawson Lane.
    Hike Leader(s): Bruce King Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Length of Hike: 6 km loop, with longer option

    Description

    We will be skiing through the Kolapore Wilderness Trails, with a “Soup’s On” lunch at the home of the leaders following the outing .  Please bring lunch (sandwich, snack, beverage) and your own dishes/cutlery. A variety of soups will be provided.  Please read the participant guidelines below (and modify them for skiing).

    Participant Guidelines

    1. All kms mentioned are according to maps in Edition 29 of The Bruce Trail Reference.
    2. Please arrive 15 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. Bring sufficient water and snacks (or lunch if indicated).
    6. For spring and summer hikes bring sunscreen and insect repellent.
    7. Please leave dogs at home.
    8. Pace: Leisurely = 3km/hr or less, Medium = 3-4 km/hr, Brisk = 4-5 km/hr, Fast = 5+km/hr

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  • Snowshoe the new Dunedin Preserve
    9:30 AM
    01/15/2020

    Hosting Club: Blue Mountains

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

    Description

    We will carpool to km 9.1 on 6/7 Side Road Nottawasaga. From there, we will snowshoe south on the unplowed portion of Concession 10 to the north entrance of the new Dunedin Valley Nature Preserve. We will follow the 1 1/2 km loop through the preserve back to con 10 & then back to our cars. This is a short 5 km hike but explores some very pretty landscapes. An optional stop for hot soup in nearby Glen Huron will follow. Bring water & snacks.

  • Woodend to Glendale Bridge and Back
    10:00 AM-11:30 AM
    01/15/2020

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: In and Out
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Woodend Conservation Area off Taylor Road (Map 2)
    Hike Leader(s): Larry Lloyd Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 7km

    Description

    Hike along the historic 3rd canal to the present canal bridge on Glendale. Return along same route.

  • Good Companions – City View Park to Waterdown
    10:00 AM-12:30 PM
    01/15/2020

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Good Companions
    Location (Google Maps): City View Park on Kerns Road, North Burlington. NORTH CAR PARK (nearest to Hwy 5)
    Hike Leader(s): Connie Rusynyk 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 walk west towards Waterdown and return via a similar route. Please bring icers. Coffee at Copper Kettle in Waterdown for those interested.

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  • General Brock Side Trail – Niagara Blue Side Trail Series
    8:00 AM-3:00 PM
    01/16/2020

    Hosting Club: Niagara, Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Southern Terminus Cairn at Queenston Heights Park
    Hike Leader(s): Ruth Moffatt Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
    Distance: 26km

    Description

    The longest of the blue side trails in Niagara, we will hike it twice for a distance of 26km. Participation is unlimited as the terrain is flat and for the most part, asphalt. Parking is plentiful but please carpool to our meeting location if possible. Please register for this hike in the event it must be cancelled/postponed due to weather conditions.

  • Jordan
    10:00 AM-11:30 AM
    01/16/2020

    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: 6 km

    Description

  • Hiking the Canyon
    10:00 AM-12:30 PM
    01/16/2020

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Thursday Group
    Location (Google Maps): Rattlesnake Point
    Hike Leader(s): Phillip Armstrong 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: Approx. 8 to 10 km.

    Description

    Meet in the upper parking lot of Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area located on the west side of Appleby Line just north of Derry Road.
    Bring a snack/lunch and water. Icers may be necessary. Parking fee if effect or Conservation Area pass. Join us for a hike down into the canyon. Weather and conditions permitting we can hike over to Crawford Lake Interpretive Centre. Map 11.
    Leaders: Phillip and Anne Armstrong 416 895 3937 hikingrandma@gmail.com

  • Clearview Loop
    1:15 PM
    01/16/2020

    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: Snowshoe 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, There might be muddy sections.
    Distance: 2.8 km

    Description

    This 1.5 hr blue and white loop takes us through a variety of forest and along a stream valley. If hikers are interested we could add the 1 hr Pines Side Trail.

  • X-C Skiing Massie Forest This outing is cancelled due to poor conditions.
    1:30 PM
    01/16/2020

    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet north of km 22.8 on the shoulder of 6th Concession S (south of Grey Road 18. Map 29
    Hike Leader(s): Steve Griffiths Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Length of Hike: 2 hours km

    Description

    This is a X-C ski outing on the groomed trails in the Massie Hills Management Area.  The trails we will use are suitable for intermediate level skiers.  Please read the participant guidelines below and modify for X-C skiing.

    Participant Guidelines

    1. All kms mentioned are according to maps in Edition 29 of The Bruce Trail Reference.
    2. Please arrive 15 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. Bring sufficient water and snacks (or lunch if indicated).
    6. For spring and summer hikes bring sunscreen and insect repellent.
    7. Please leave dogs at home.
    8. Pace: Leisurely = 3km/hr or less, Medium = 3-4 km/hr, Brisk = 4-5 km/hr, Fast = 5+km/hr

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  • Crawford Lake Conservation Area Hike
    9:00 AM-11:45 AM
    01/18/2020

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

    Description

    Meet at the lower parking lot at Crawford Lake CA at 8:45 AM for a 9AM start.  We’ll hike for about 2.5 hours.  The hike entry system might have time incorrect!! .  Fees apply if you do not have a pass.   If you have a BTC membership you’ll get a discount on your pass.  We’ll aim to meet at the lower parking lot but if it is very icy we’ll meet at upper parking lot.  Trails can be very icy this time of year.  ICERS REQUIRED. You get a discount at HIkers Haven in Oakville and Adventure Attic in Dundas if you have a BTC membership.  Poles recommended.  Wear good boots & layers. Bring snack and water.   If very cold bring a warm beverage.  Trail centre will be open after our hike at 10AM.  Pit washroom available at lower parking lot.  We’ll explore some of the Bruce Side Trail and go down into the valley towards Rattlesnake point and back up along the main trail that runs along the escarpment.  Can be very muddy in warmer weather but we’ll take it slow.   We’ll adjust route if needed.   Please come early at 8:45 AM to sign up so we can get on trail by 9AM.  Hike will take about 2.5 hr.  Contact Bron for more information brontreg@cogeco.ca cell with text 905-334-4013 (leave message) home 905-637-7136.   Cancelled is weather makes it dangerous for driving.  Check this page to confirm or email me.

  • Niagara Winter End to End #3 Rockway Community Center to Decew
    9:00 AM-1:00 PM
    01/18/2020

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Car Pool
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at DeCew House, DeCew Rd, Thorold. (Map 3, km 29.8) Carpool.
    Hike Leader(s): Jacques Boilard Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 17.5km

    Description

    We will be car pooling, Bring Icers and poles. No dogs. To earn your Niagara Winter End to End badge, it must be completed between December 21, 2019  to  March 19, 2020. Bring $5 for badge if you have completed all 5 hikes.

  • Dan’s Birthday Hike
    9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    01/18/2020

    Hosting Club: Niagara, Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Dundas Valley Conservation Area
    Postponed from January 11, 2020 due to weather.
    Hike Leader(s): Ruth Moffatt 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: 11km

    Description

    (Postponed from January 11/20)

    This hike is in celebration of what would’ve been Dan Welsh’s 72nd birthday. It is hoped that we can remember him each year in this manner.

    Park at the Dundas Valley Conservation Centre at 650 Governor’s Rd, Dundas. Meet at the Trail Centre. We will hike to Sherman Falls and back. Please bring icer’s to wear in case the trail is icy. There will be a complimentary Coke and donut following the hike.  Please register for this hike so we will know how many to expect. There is a possibility of cancellation if we have inclement weather and/or if the driving conditions are too bad.

    If you have further questions please contact the hike leader.

  • Snowshoe hike John Haigh Side Trail
    9:30 AM
    01/18/2020

    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): Terry Kimmerly Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 6 km

    Description

    We will carpool to 6th Sideroad and park at the junction with the John Haigh Side Trail. Following this blue trail we will snowshoe south to join the Main Trail, then head north to km 51.6. From here we proceed east to where the cars have been left earlier. Bring a snack and beverage.

  • Exploring Mono Cliffs Park
    9:30 AM-2:30 PM
    01/18/2020

    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Mono Cliffs Park ( North End )
    Hike Leader(s): Bryan Foley Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 11 km

    Description

    Dufferin Hi-Land Section Map 19 ( Mono Cliffs Provincial Park ) Meet at the top of the Walter Tovell Sidetrail ( 25 Sideroad and 2nd Line EHS ) Directions; From Orangeville, go north on Hwy 10 to 25th Sideroad ( approx. 14 km ) turn right on the 25th follow for approx. 4 km to meet point. We will explore Mono Cliffs Provincial Park as it can only be explored in winter. Bring snowshoes, icers, lunch, water, dress for the weather and be adventurous. Drop outs available. Pub Stop to follow.

  • Laking Woodlot Outing
    10:00 AM-2:00 PM
    01/18/2020

    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills, Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: Cancelled
    Location (Google Maps): Tosorontio Sideroad 17 at Concession Rd 2 (9 km south of Glencairn)
    Hike Leader(s): Frieda Baldwin, Jim Laking Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: Flexible km

    Description

    PLEASE NOTE: This hike has been cancelled due to weather

    Jim Laking, invites us to join him for cross-country skiing or snowshoeing in a managed woodlot. Easy to challenging. Suitable for families. Marked trails for cross-country skiing. Bring lunch. Heated cabin and outdoor wood stove for lunch and breaks.

  • Short Hills Loop
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    01/18/2020

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Pelham Road entrance of Short Hills Provincial Park. (Map 3)
    Hike Leader(s): Debbie Demizio Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 8 km

    Description

  • Snowshoeing with Stella – Kolapore THIS OUTING IS CANCELLED DUE TO IMPENDING WEATHER EVENT ON sATURDAY.
    10:00 AM
    01/18/2020

    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Kolapore skiers parking lot on Grey Road 2, 650 m south of the trail. Map 25
    Hike Leader(s): Stella Presthus Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Length of Hike: 9 km

    Description

    We will walk to the start of the outing at km 23.8  for a round trip, in and back.  Snowshoe through old cedar groves, meadows and woodlots, above the cliffs at Metcalfe, with views of Mill Creek Valley.  Please read the participant guidelines below.

    Participant Guidelines

    1. All kms mentioned are according to maps in Edition 29 of The Bruce Trail Reference.
    2. Please arrive 15 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. Bring sufficient water and snacks (or lunch if indicated).
    6. For spring and summer hikes bring sunscreen and insect repellent.
    7. Please leave dogs at home.
    8. Pace: Leisurely = 3km/hr or less, Medium = 3-4 km/hr, Brisk = 4-5 km/hr, Fast = 5+km/hr

  • More events
    • Crawford Lake Conservation Area Hike
      9:00 AM-11:45 AM
      01/18/2020

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

      Description

      Meet at the lower parking lot at Crawford Lake CA at 8:45 AM for a 9AM start.  We’ll hike for about 2.5 hours.  The hike entry system might have time incorrect!! .  Fees apply if you do not have a pass.   If you have a BTC membership you’ll get a discount on your pass.  We’ll aim to meet at the lower parking lot but if it is very icy we’ll meet at upper parking lot.  Trails can be very icy this time of year.  ICERS REQUIRED. You get a discount at HIkers Haven in Oakville and Adventure Attic in Dundas if you have a BTC membership.  Poles recommended.  Wear good boots & layers. Bring snack and water.   If very cold bring a warm beverage.  Trail centre will be open after our hike at 10AM.  Pit washroom available at lower parking lot.  We’ll explore some of the Bruce Side Trail and go down into the valley towards Rattlesnake point and back up along the main trail that runs along the escarpment.  Can be very muddy in warmer weather but we’ll take it slow.   We’ll adjust route if needed.   Please come early at 8:45 AM to sign up so we can get on trail by 9AM.  Hike will take about 2.5 hr.  Contact Bron for more information brontreg@cogeco.ca cell with text 905-334-4013 (leave message) home 905-637-7136.   Cancelled is weather makes it dangerous for driving.  Check this page to confirm or email me.

    • Niagara Winter End to End #3 Rockway Community Center to Decew
      9:00 AM-1:00 PM
      01/18/2020

      Hosting Club: Niagara
      Category: Car Pool
      Location (Google Maps): Meet at DeCew House, DeCew Rd, Thorold. (Map 3, km 29.8) Carpool.
      Hike Leader(s): Jacques Boilard Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Moderate
      Distance: 17.5km

      Description

      We will be car pooling, Bring Icers and poles. No dogs. To earn your Niagara Winter End to End badge, it must be completed between December 21, 2019  to  March 19, 2020. Bring $5 for badge if you have completed all 5 hikes.

    • Dan's Birthday Hike
      9:00 AM-12:00 PM
      01/18/2020

      Hosting Club: Niagara, Iroquoia
      Category: General Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Dundas Valley Conservation Area
      Postponed from January 11, 2020 due to weather.
      Hike Leader(s): Ruth Moffatt 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: 11km

      Description

      (Postponed from January 11/20)

      This hike is in celebration of what would’ve been Dan Welsh’s 72nd birthday. It is hoped that we can remember him each year in this manner.

      Park at the Dundas Valley Conservation Centre at 650 Governor’s Rd, Dundas. Meet at the Trail Centre. We will hike to Sherman Falls and back. Please bring icer’s to wear in case the trail is icy. There will be a complimentary Coke and donut following the hike.  Please register for this hike so we will know how many to expect. There is a possibility of cancellation if we have inclement weather and/or if the driving conditions are too bad.

      If you have further questions please contact the hike leader.

    • Snowshoe hike John Haigh Side Trail
      9:30 AM
      01/18/2020

      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): Terry Kimmerly Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
      Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
      Distance: 6 km

      Description

      We will carpool to 6th Sideroad and park at the junction with the John Haigh Side Trail. Following this blue trail we will snowshoe south to join the Main Trail, then head north to km 51.6. From here we proceed east to where the cars have been left earlier. Bring a snack and beverage.

    • Exploring Mono Cliffs Park
      9:30 AM-2:30 PM
      01/18/2020

      Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
      Category: General Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Mono Cliffs Park ( North End )
      Hike Leader(s): Bryan Foley Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Moderate
      Distance: 11 km

      Description

      Dufferin Hi-Land Section Map 19 ( Mono Cliffs Provincial Park ) Meet at the top of the Walter Tovell Sidetrail ( 25 Sideroad and 2nd Line EHS ) Directions; From Orangeville, go north on Hwy 10 to 25th Sideroad ( approx. 14 km ) turn right on the 25th follow for approx. 4 km to meet point. We will explore Mono Cliffs Provincial Park as it can only be explored in winter. Bring snowshoes, icers, lunch, water, dress for the weather and be adventurous. Drop outs available. Pub Stop to follow.

    • Laking Woodlot Outing
      10:00 AM-2:00 PM
      01/18/2020

      Hosting Club: Caledon Hills, Dufferin Hi-Land
      Category: Cancelled
      Location (Google Maps): Tosorontio Sideroad 17 at Concession Rd 2 (9 km south of Glencairn)
      Hike Leader(s): Frieda Baldwin, Jim Laking Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Leisurely
      Terrain: Easy
      Distance: Flexible km

      Description

      PLEASE NOTE: This hike has been cancelled due to weather

      Jim Laking, invites us to join him for cross-country skiing or snowshoeing in a managed woodlot. Easy to challenging. Suitable for families. Marked trails for cross-country skiing. Bring lunch. Heated cabin and outdoor wood stove for lunch and breaks.

    • Short Hills Loop
      10:00 AM-12:00 PM
      01/18/2020

      Hosting Club: Niagara
      Category: Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Pelham Road entrance of Short Hills Provincial Park. (Map 3)
      Hike Leader(s): Debbie Demizio Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Moderate
      Distance: 8 km

      Description

    • Snowshoeing with Stella - Kolapore THIS OUTING IS CANCELLED DUE TO IMPENDING WEATHER EVENT ON sATURDAY.
      10:00 AM
      01/18/2020

      Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

      Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Kolapore skiers parking lot on Grey Road 2, 650 m south of the trail. Map 25
      Hike Leader(s): Stella Presthus Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Moderate
      Length of Hike: 9 km

      Description

      We will walk to the start of the outing at km 23.8  for a round trip, in and back.  Snowshoe through old cedar groves, meadows and woodlots, above the cliffs at Metcalfe, with views of Mill Creek Valley.  Please read the participant guidelines below.

      Participant Guidelines

      1. All kms mentioned are according to maps in Edition 29 of The Bruce Trail Reference.
      2. Please arrive 15 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. Bring sufficient water and snacks (or lunch if indicated).
      6. For spring and summer hikes bring sunscreen and insect repellent.
      7. Please leave dogs at home.
      8. Pace: Leisurely = 3km/hr or less, Medium = 3-4 km/hr, Brisk = 4-5 km/hr, Fast = 5+km/hr

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  • Gentle/Beginner Hike
    10:00 AM-12:15 PM
    01/19/2020

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Halton Agreement Forest
    Hike Leader(s): Anne Armstrong Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 7 to 8 km.

    Description

    A lovely hike in a lovely forested area, this is suitable for those who want a shorter hike over easier terrain, although we may encounter some rocky areas. Icers may be necessary. Bring a snack and water. Meet in the small parking area on your right. There is also parking along the road. Directions: take Guelph Line north to Sideroad 10, above Highway 401. Turn right and go east until the road bends to the left. The parking lot is just ahead on your right.
    Leader: Anne Armstrong 905 337 3937 hikingrandma@gmail.com

  • Beaver Springs south access
    1:15 PM
    01/19/2020

    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: 3.6 km

    Description

    This trail takes us over a small stream, around a farmers field and into a wooded area, crossing an old beaver dam before rejoining the trail in. Walk or snowshoe.  Parking is on Irish Block Rd, 0.4 km north of Hwy 26.  Map 31, km 65.0.

  • Decew Loop
    2:00 PM-3:30 PM
    01/19/2020

    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: 8 km

    Description

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  • Bruce Trail End to End Fundraiser 2020 – Registration Opens January 6, 2020
    8:00 AM-3:00 PM
    01/20/2020

    Hosting Club: Niagara, Iroquoia, Toronto, Caledon Hills

    Location (Google Maps): Queenston to Tobermory
    Hike Leader(s): Ruth Moffatt Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr
    Terrain: Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
    Distance: 20-25km per day

    Description

    This event is being hosted by hike leaders from three clubs: Toronto, Caledon and Iroquoia/Niagara and will be led from hike leaders from each of those clubs. If you are interested in hiking the entire Bruce Trail in 2020, join us March 14-27, April 14-27, and May 2-15 South to North. We will hike approximately 20-25km on each day to complete the 900+km trail. Participants are asked to raise $500 each for the Bruce Trail Conservancy. If you would like to participate in this event, please confirm by email on January 6, 2020(not before) to ruthdmoffatt@gmail.com. This event is limited to 20 members including 3 hike leaders Ruth Moffatt – Niagara/ Iroquoia, Jacqueline VanDyke – Toronto and Sandra Green – Caledon Hills.

    You will receive a link for the fundraising page and this will confirm your commitment. If you have any questions prior to this date, please do not hesitate to ask.

    Please contact ruthdmoffatt@gmail.com for a list of Questions and Answers.

  • Iroquoia Winter E2E – 3 of 6 (21.4km)
    8:30 AM-2:30 PM
    01/20/2020

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Happy Wanderers
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Rock Chapel Nature Sanctuary, km 62.2 Enter from Rock Chapel Rd, 1.5 km south of Hwy 5, 1.8 km west of Hwy 6. Free parking for RBG member, otherwise day-use fee applies (30 cars) N 43.290604, W 79.937090
    Shuttle to km 40.8 on Scenic Dr, west of Chateau Crt, parking is under the hydro towers (8 cars) N 43.245533, W 79.930693
    Hike Leader(s): Steven White Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 21.4km

    Description

    For those looking to enjoy some winter hiking or to complete Iroquoia E2E and achieve their Winter badge, I have planned 6 Monday hikes. Please register ahead of the hike, so I can do car shuttle planning and to contact hikers if inclement weather requires us to re-schedule the hike. Email stevenwhite901@gmail.com or text 289-242-9415
    Bring water, snack, lunch, hiking boots, icers. Sorry no dogs.

  • Iroquois Winter End to End 2019, 2020 #4
    9:00 AM-1:00 PM
    01/20/2020

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Car Pool
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Gatehouse Museum parking lot south of km 50.8 Enter from Sulphur Springs Rd, just east of its junction with Mineral Springs Rd N 43.236833⁰ W 79.998578⁰. Carpool to Tunnel at Hwy 6 (km 66.)
    Hike Leader(s): Lauren Doig Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 15km

    Description

    Bring Icers and Poles. Tunnel at Hwy 6 to Gatehouse Museum (Dundas Conservation Area)

     

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  • Boyne Valley-Oliver Creek
    9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    01/21/2020

    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: Tuesday Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at SuperBurger (intersection of Hwy 10 and Hwy 89) in Primrose.
    Hike Leader(s): Les Babbage; Inge Eckerich; Bob Slack Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Moderate, Slippery and Steep Sections
    Distance: 6.0 km

    Description

    We will hike a loop consisting of the Main Trail to Moss Haven Side Trail, returning by way of the Oliver Creek Side Trails. Bring icers and/or snowshoes.

  • Short Hills – Wiley Road Entrance
    10:00 AM-11:30 AM
    01/21/2020

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

    Meet at Short Hills Wiley Road entrance, Parking Lot C

    Hike Leader(s): janet davey, Sheila Massey Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Strenuous
    Distance: 6 km

    Description

  • Hilton Falls
    10:00 AM-1:30 PM
    01/21/2020

    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: Tuesday Hikers
    Location (Google Maps): Hilton Falls Conservation Area parking lot
    Hike Leader(s): Tessa Shelvey Cell # 416-320-8555 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

    Nice winter hike. Trail is a flat gravel path. Icers may be needed. Admission fee applies. Lunch after at Trail Café.

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  • Mountsberg Conservation area
    9:00 AM-12:30 PM
    01/22/2020

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Hikers R Us
    Location (Google Maps): Mountsberg Conservation area, 2259 Milborough line, Campbellville
    Hike Leader(s): Charlotte Stewart Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
    Distance: 12 km

    Description

    We will hike the snowy trails of Mountsberg CA and enjoy the raptors sanctuary. CA fees apply. Please contact Charlotte Stewart stewchar01@gmail.com if you plan to join us. Bring water, snack/lunch, hiking boots. Icers may be needed. No dogs please.

  • Snowshoe hike on Eleventh Line loops
    9:30 AM
    01/22/2020

    Hosting Club: Blue Mountains

    Location (Google Maps): Hike meets in the parking lot behind Tim Horton’s on First St. in Collingwood.
    Hike Leader(s): David Little Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
    Distance: 2 hours km

    Description

    We will carpool to a suitable start point for a hike through the many loop trails off the Eleventh Line, just west of Collingwood. The trails are mostly in the trees and well sheltered. The hike will be about two hours. Bring water and a snack.

  • Port Dalhousie Lighthouse
    10:00 AM-11:30 AM
    01/22/2020

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

    Meet at the lighthouse on Lighthouse Rd, off Lakeshore Rd in St. Catharines.

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

    Description

  • Good Companions – Burlington Byways
    10:00 AM-12:30 PM
    01/22/2020

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Good Companions
    Location (Google Maps): Meet in the parking lot directly behind the Burlington Public Library on New Street.
    Hike Leader(s): Janina Vanderpost 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

    This is a there and back walk.  From the Burlington Public Library on New Street we will walk along the walking/biking paths to Spencer Smith Park and then along Lake Ontario towards the canal.  How far we go before turning around will depend on temperature and weather conditions.  Bring water, snack and icers.

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  • Bert Lowe Side Trail -Niagara Blue Side Trail Series
    8:00 AM-3:00 PM
    01/23/2020

    Hosting Club: Niagara, Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at DeCew House Heritage Park
    Hike Leader(s): Ruth Moffatt Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 24.8km – a mix of trail and asphalt

    Description

    The Bert Lowe Side Trail is the second longest side trail in Niagara. We will complete it twice – in/out for a total of about 25km. Please register for this hike in case it has to be cancelled/postponed due to weather conditions. There is a limit at the DeCew House parking lot of 20 cars. Please carpool if possible.

  • Jordan
    10:00 AM-11:30 AM
    01/23/2020

    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: 6 km

    Description

  • Iroquois Woods
    10:00 AM-1:15 AM
    01/23/2020

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Thursday Group
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Oakville Town Hall
    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: 12km

    Description

    Dress appropriate for the weather.  Bring water, snack and icers

  • Bognor Marsh
    10:00 AM
    01/23/2020

    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: Snowshoe Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Parking area at km 29.7 at County Road 18 and 4th Concession South.
    Hike Leader(s): Bob Knapp 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 explore the Bognor Marsh area on foot or on snowshoes, depending upon the conditions.  Approximately 2.5 hours.  Map 30.  Please RSVP to 519-371-1255 or rmknapp@yahoo.com.

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  • Snowshoeing with Stella – Old Baldy
    10:00 AM
    01/24/2020

    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet at km 46.5 (4th Line A & Artemesia-EuphrasiaTownline) Map 26
    Hike Leader(s): Stella Presthus Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Length of Hike: 2.5 hour, 7 km

    Description

    This is a loop hike using the Mac Kirk Side Trail plus main trail.  Ridgetop views of Kimberley Valley from Old Baldy lookout. Bring water, snacks.  Please bring snowshoes, poles and icers – we may or may not be snowshoeing and there may be icy sections.  Please read the participant guidelines below.

    Participant Guidelines

    1. All kms mentioned are according to maps in Edition 29 of The Bruce Trail Reference.
    2. Please arrive 15 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. Bring sufficient water and snacks (or lunch if indicated).
    6. For spring and summer hikes bring sunscreen and insect repellent.
    7. Please leave dogs at home.
    8. Pace: Leisurely = 3km/hr or less, Medium = 3-4 km/hr, Brisk = 4-5 km/hr, Fast = 5+km/hr

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  • Niagara Winter End to End #4 Quarry Road to Rockway Community
    9:00 AM-2:00 PM
    01/25/2020

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Car Pool
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Rockway Community Center parking lot on 2021 Pelham Road, Lincoln. (Map 3, near km 45.1) Carpool.
    Hike Leader(s): Jacques Boilard Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 20.2km

    Description

    We will be car pooling, Bring Icers and poles. No dogs. To earn your Niagara Winter End to End badge, it must be completed between December 21, 2019  to  March 19, 2020. Bring $5 for badge if you have completed all 5 hikes.

  • Snowshoe Pretty River Park from the base
    9:30 AM
    01/25/2020

    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): Hart Fischer Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing, Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
    Distance: 10 km

    Description

    We will carpool to the Snowmobiler’s Parking Lot on Westchurch Sideroad to begin a partial loop hike of the Pretty River Valley Main Trail, Pretty River Side Trail and the John Haig Side Trail. While there are some steep ascents and descents the views are great and worth the effort. Snowshoes and poles are suggested to make the hike a bit easier. Bring lunch and beverages.

  • Snowshoe to the Notawasaga Lookout
    9:30 AM
    01/25/2020

    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): Dick Edwards Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely – 3 km/hr. or less
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
    Distance: 1.5 hours km

    Description

    We will carpool to the parking lot at km 41.0 at Nottawasaga Lookout. We will take the trail into the forest for 45 minutes and return via the Singhampton Side Trail. Upon returning to Collingwood we will lunch together at a local restaurant. Bring a drink and a snack

  • Dufferin Hi-Land Winter Badge, Hike #2 of 4 **Hike is a Go. See Note Below**
    9:30 AM-1:30 PM
    01/25/2020

    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Dufferin Hi-Land, Map 20. Meet at roadside parking on 2nd Line EHS about 300 metres north of 8 Sideroad . From Hwy 89 east of Hwy 10, turn north on 1st Line EHS and go north for 4.5 km to 8 Sideroad. Turn right and park just past the curve where the main trail turns east off the road.
    Hike Leader(s): Les Babbage; Helen Bailey Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate, Slippery and Steep Sections
    Distance: 6.2 or 7.8 km

    Description

    We will hike north on the Main Trail to Moss Haven Side Trail, returning by way of the Main Trail and Oliver Creek Side Trail. Option to shorten hike by turning back before Moss Haven Side Trail. Bring snowshoes, icers, water, snacks, lunch.

    **WEATHER Note**

    The hike will go ahead as planned. Please exercise caution in driving, particularly on the secondary roads when you leave the highway. Bring both icers and snowshoes. We will assess trail conditions prior to the start of the hike.

  • Wetland Ridge Loop
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    01/25/2020

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

    Description

  • Snowshoe Adventure Badge #2 McCluskey’s Rock This outing is cancelled.
    1:30 PM
    01/25/2020

    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet on the shoulder of Sideroad 7B, at km 41.7, which is not an official parking spot on Map 25. You must access Sideroad 7B from 3rd Line, not from Grey Road 13 (that end is not maintained in the winter).
    Hike Leader(s): Glenda Collings Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Some steep sections
    Length of Hike: approximately 4 km – with the option of extending the outing to another location once we return to our cars.

    Description

    We will snowshoe north towards McClusky’s Rock, then retrace our steps, taking the Ken Young side Trail back to our cars.   If anyone feels energetic we can extend the outing to a different location close by.  Please read the participant guidelines below.

    Participant Guidelines

    1. All kms mentioned are according to maps in Edition 29 of The Bruce Trail Reference.
    2. Please arrive 15 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. Bring sufficient water and snacks (or lunch if indicated).
    6. For spring and summer hikes bring sunscreen and insect repellent.
    7. Please leave dogs at home.
    8. Pace: Leisurely = 3km/hr or less, Medium = 3-4 km/hr, Brisk = 4-5 km/hr, Fast = 5+km/hr

  • More events
    • Niagara Winter End to End #4 Quarry Road to Rockway Community
      9:00 AM-2:00 PM
      01/25/2020

      Hosting Club: Niagara
      Category: Car Pool
      Location (Google Maps): Meet at Rockway Community Center parking lot on 2021 Pelham Road, Lincoln. (Map 3, near km 45.1) Carpool.
      Hike Leader(s): Jacques Boilard Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Moderate
      Distance: 20.2km

      Description

      We will be car pooling, Bring Icers and poles. No dogs. To earn your Niagara Winter End to End badge, it must be completed between December 21, 2019  to  March 19, 2020. Bring $5 for badge if you have completed all 5 hikes.

    • Snowshoe Pretty River Park from the base
      9:30 AM
      01/25/2020

      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): Hart Fischer Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
      Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing, Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
      Distance: 10 km

      Description

      We will carpool to the Snowmobiler’s Parking Lot on Westchurch Sideroad to begin a partial loop hike of the Pretty River Valley Main Trail, Pretty River Side Trail and the John Haig Side Trail. While there are some steep ascents and descents the views are great and worth the effort. Snowshoes and poles are suggested to make the hike a bit easier. Bring lunch and beverages.

    • Snowshoe to the Notawasaga Lookout
      9:30 AM
      01/25/2020

      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): Dick Edwards Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Leisurely – 3 km/hr. or less
      Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
      Distance: 1.5 hours km

      Description

      We will carpool to the parking lot at km 41.0 at Nottawasaga Lookout. We will take the trail into the forest for 45 minutes and return via the Singhampton Side Trail. Upon returning to Collingwood we will lunch together at a local restaurant. Bring a drink and a snack

    • Dufferin Hi-Land Winter Badge, Hike #2 of 4 **Hike is a Go. See Note Below**
      9:30 AM-1:30 PM
      01/25/2020

      Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
      Category: General Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Dufferin Hi-Land, Map 20. Meet at roadside parking on 2nd Line EHS about 300 metres north of 8 Sideroad . From Hwy 89 east of Hwy 10, turn north on 1st Line EHS and go north for 4.5 km to 8 Sideroad. Turn right and park just past the curve where the main trail turns east off the road.
      Hike Leader(s): Les Babbage; Helen Bailey Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Moderate, Slippery and Steep Sections
      Distance: 6.2 or 7.8 km

      Description

      We will hike north on the Main Trail to Moss Haven Side Trail, returning by way of the Main Trail and Oliver Creek Side Trail. Option to shorten hike by turning back before Moss Haven Side Trail. Bring snowshoes, icers, water, snacks, lunch.

      **WEATHER Note**

      The hike will go ahead as planned. Please exercise caution in driving, particularly on the secondary roads when you leave the highway. Bring both icers and snowshoes. We will assess trail conditions prior to the start of the hike.

    • Wetland Ridge Loop
      10:00 AM-12:00 PM
      01/25/2020

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

      Description

    • Snowshoe Adventure Badge #2 McCluskey's Rock This outing is cancelled.
      1:30 PM
      01/25/2020

      Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

      Location (Google Maps): Meet on the shoulder of Sideroad 7B, at km 41.7, which is not an official parking spot on Map 25. You must access Sideroad 7B from 3rd Line, not from Grey Road 13 (that end is not maintained in the winter).
      Hike Leader(s): Glenda Collings Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Some steep sections
      Length of Hike: approximately 4 km – with the option of extending the outing to another location once we return to our cars.

      Description

      We will snowshoe north towards McClusky’s Rock, then retrace our steps, taking the Ken Young side Trail back to our cars.   If anyone feels energetic we can extend the outing to a different location close by.  Please read the participant guidelines below.

      Participant Guidelines

      1. All kms mentioned are according to maps in Edition 29 of The Bruce Trail Reference.
      2. Please arrive 15 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. Bring sufficient water and snacks (or lunch if indicated).
      6. For spring and summer hikes bring sunscreen and insect repellent.
      7. Please leave dogs at home.
      8. Pace: Leisurely = 3km/hr or less, Medium = 3-4 km/hr, Brisk = 4-5 km/hr, Fast = 5+km/hr

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  • Pop Up Hike
    10:00 AM-12:30 PM
    01/26/2020

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Dundas Valley Conservation Area
    Hike Leader(s): Anne Armstrong Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 8 to 10 km.

    Description

    Hiking the Dundas Valley Conservation Area is always pleasant and provides a good workout with its many hills, short or long. We will hike the Sawmill Trail, onto the Spring Creek Trail and return via the rail trail. Meet in the last parking lot before the Trail Centre at 9:45 am. for a 10:00 am. start. Bring water, a snack and icers. Br prepared for icy and/or muddy conditions. Parking fee in effect or Conservation Area pass. BTC Map 8.
    Leader: Anne Armstrong 905 617 3937 hikingrandma@gmail.com

  • Toronto PATH Network
    11:00 AM-1:00 PM
    01/26/2020

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

    Hosting Club: Toronto

    Location: Union Station, Great Hall
    Hike Leader(s): Thomas Swales
    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Flat

    Description

    Difficulty: Beginner

    Explore downtown Toronto’s PATH Network, the world’s largest underground shopping complex according to the Guiness Book Of World Records. Protected from the elements we walk for about 2 hours and visit points of interest such as the Design Exchange and Inuit Art museums. Optional refreshment stop after the walk. Dropout anywhere along the way.

    Meet at:

    Union Station, Great Hall

    Meet in Union Station’s Great Hall by the information desk with the clock and Via Rail Departure information above it.

    Additional Notes:


    Dropout available at
    Beginners
    Refreshments after

  • Through Harrison Park
    1:15 PM
    01/26/2020

    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: General Hike
    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): Bill Snel Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely: 3 km/h or less
    Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing
    Distance: 4 km

    Description

    Walk into Harrison Park from the East on the old fitness trail, stop at Harrison Park Inn for a hot chocolate/coffee/tea, walk back to vehicle.  For more information, call 519-470-0584 (landline) or email w.snel2@gmail.com.

  • Port Dalhousie Carousel
    2:00 PM-3:30 PM
    01/26/2020

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Urban
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Lakeside Park parking lot near carousel in Port Dalhousie.
    Hike Leader(s): Gary & Donna Sands Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 6 km

    Description

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  • Bruce Trail End to End Fundraiser 2020 – Registration Opens January 6, 2020
    8:00 AM-3:00 PM
    01/27/2020

    Hosting Club: Niagara, Iroquoia, Toronto, Caledon Hills

    Location (Google Maps): Queenston to Tobermory
    Hike Leader(s): Ruth Moffatt Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr
    Terrain: Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
    Distance: 20-25km per day

    Description

    This event is being hosted by hike leaders from three clubs: Toronto, Caledon and Iroquoia/Niagara and will be led from hike leaders from each of those clubs. If you are interested in hiking the entire Bruce Trail in 2020, join us March 14-27, April 14-27, and May 2-15 South to North. We will hike approximately 20-25km on each day to complete the 900+km trail. Participants are asked to raise $500 each for the Bruce Trail Conservancy. If you would like to participate in this event, please confirm by email on January 6, 2020(not before) to ruthdmoffatt@gmail.com. This event is limited to 20 members including 3 hike leaders Ruth Moffatt – Niagara/ Iroquoia, Jacqueline VanDyke – Toronto and Sandra Green – Caledon Hills.

    You will receive a link for the fundraising page and this will confirm your commitment. If you have any questions prior to this date, please do not hesitate to ask.

    Please contact ruthdmoffatt@gmail.com for a list of Questions and Answers.

  • Iroquoia Winter End to End 2019, 2020 #5
    9:00 AM-1:00 PM
    01/27/2020

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Car Pool
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at parking area near Sam Lawrence Park off of Concession St, east side of Jolley Ct (km 34.1) N 43.243490⁰ W 79.861486⁰ Carpool to Gatehouse Museum Parking lot.
    Hike Leader(s): Lauren Doig Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 17.5km

    Description

    Gatehouse Museum to Sam Lawrence Park. Bring Icers and Poles

     

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  • The Twelve Side Trail – Niagara Blue Side Trail Series
    8:00 AM-11:00 AM
    01/28/2020

    Hosting Club: Niagara, Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet in parking area north of Glendale Ave.
    Hike Leader(s): Ruth Moffatt Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 10.2

    Description

    The Twelve Side Trail in Niagara runs in two directions from the parking area. We will complete the trail twice. Please register for this hike in the event it has to be cancelled or postponed due to weather. The parking are allows for 15 vehicles. Please carpool if possible.

  • Mono Cliffs – Walter Tovell/Lookout Loop
    9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    01/28/2020

    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: Tuesday Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at SuperBurger (intersection of Hwy 10 and Hwy 89) in Primrose.
    Hike Leader(s): Les Babbage;Inge Eckerich;Bob Slack Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Moderate, Slippery Sections Likely
    Distance: 5.0 km

    Description

    We will hike a loop consisting of the Walter Tovell and Lookout Side Trails and Main Trail. Bring icers and/or snowshoes.

  • Short Hills – Wiley Road Entrance
    10:00 AM-11:30 AM
    01/28/2020

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

    Meet at Short Hills Wiley Road entrance, Parking Lot C

    Hike Leader(s): janet davey, Sheila Massey Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Strenuous
    Distance: 6 km

    Description

  • Burlington Beach
    10:00 AM-1:00 PM
    01/28/2020

    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: Tuesday Hikers
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Discovery Centre at Spencer Smith Park – Lakeshore Rd. west of Brant St. in Burlington. Washrooms available. Parking fee.
    Hike Leader(s): Barbara Euler (cell phone on day of hike only 416-578-1744) Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely – 3 km/hour or less
    Terrain: Easy – mostly flat and usually good footing
    Distance: 8 km loop hike

    Description

    A walk along the Waterfront Trail. Nice views over the lake and lots of water birds. We will finish in time for lunch at Pepperwood Bistro.

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  • Black Walnut/Rim of Africa Friendship Trail – Niagara Blue Side Trail Series
    8:00 AM-11:00 AM
    01/29/2020

    Hosting Club: Niagara, Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet in Short Hills PP in parking lot off of Pelham Rd
    Hike Leader(s): Ruth Moffatt Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 5.3 or 10.6km

    Description

    The Black Walnut Side Trail combined with the Rim of Africa Friendship Trail is 5.3km. The loop trail will be hiked twice and you may choose to hike it twice or just once. There is a capacity for 10 vehicles at the parking area off of Pelham Rd. Please car pool if possible. Please register for this hike in the event it must be cancelled or postponed due to weather.

  • Hiker R Us – Bronte Park
    9:30 AM-1:30 AM
    01/29/2020

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Hikers R Us
    Location (Google Maps): Starting at Valley Ridge Park, 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: 14 km

    Description

    We shall walk to the river trail in Bronte PP and back

    Dress appropriately for the weather and trail conditions.  Bring water, snack and  probably icers

  • Snowshoe hike : Pretty River Valley
    9:30 AM
    01/29/2020

    Hosting Club: Blue Mountains

    Location (Google Maps): Hike meets in the parking lot behind Tim Horton’s on First St. in Collingwood.
    Hike Leader(s): David Little Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: 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.    Hike in the Pretty River Valley
    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 .   Bruce Trail Fundraiser Luncheon
    After the snowshoe on Wednesday January 30th.    By pre registration only.     $15.00 per person
    At George and Wendy Morin’s                                     There is only space for 26 so please reserve by
    Emailing AFTER January 3, 2020
    Leader: George & Wendy Morin (705) 444-5216      georgeandwendy@netscape.net

  • Winter Hiking
    10:00 AM
    01/29/2020

    Hosting Club: Peninsula

    Location (Google Maps): MacGregor Provincial Park
    Hike Leader(s): Danuta Valleau

    Description

    Eleven members of the Peninsula Club and Sydenham Club will be camping at MacGregor Provincial Park, just South West of Port Elgin, from January 28 till January 30 and they are inviting people to join them for a snowshoe hike on Wednesday, January 29 at 10:00 am. Meet at the Visitor Centre parking lot. A daily parking fee is in effect. Those wishing to stay for lunch after the hike are invited to Yurts #46 and #48. Bring your own lunch. Hiking poles are recommended, as park roads may be icy. If weather conditions are suitable, there will be a skating rink available as well. Hike Leader Danuta Valleau: Cell 519-378-5630.

  • Wetland Ridge Loop
    10:00 AM-11:30 AM
    01/29/2020

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Loop
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at at the entrance (15.2km) Woodend Conservation Area off Taylor Road (Map 2)
    Hike Leader(s): Karen Couch Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 6 km

    Description

  • Snowshoe Hike or Ski at McGregor Park
    10:00 AM
    01/29/2020

    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: Snowshoe Hike
    Location (Google Maps): McGregor Provincial Park Visitor Centre Parking Lot (Parking fee in effect)
    Hike Leader(s): Danuta Valleau Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium: 3 to 4 km/h
    Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing

    Description

    Meet up with the Happy Campers staying in Yurts 46 and 48 for a 2 hour snowshoe hike or cross-country ski.  Hikers are invited to bring their own lunch and join the Happy Campers in their yurts following the hike.  Bring icers as the park roads can be icy.  For more information, contact Danuta Valleau at 519-378-5630.

  • Good Companions – Crawford Lake
    10:00 AM-12:30 PM
    01/29/2020

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Good Companions
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Main Entrance to Crawford Lake Conservation Area. Fees apply.
    Hike Leader(s): Connie Rusynyk 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 taking in the boardwalk, lookout and green conservation loop. Please bring icers. Refreshments at Trail Eatery in Campbellville for those interested.

  • Snowshoe Sligo
    10:00 AM
    01/29/2020

    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet on the shoulder of Sideroad 16C, km 87.9 Map 27, must be accessed from 7th Line, not Grey Road 7. 16C is not a through road.
    Hike Leader(s): Margaret Yaraskavitch Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Length of Hike: 2 hours km

    Description

    This is an outing that takes in the Sligo Side Trail as well as part of the main trail.  Please read the participant guidelines below.

    Participant Guidelines

    1. All kms mentioned are according to maps in Edition 29 of The Bruce Trail Reference.
    2. Please arrive 15 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. Bring sufficient water and snacks (or lunch if indicated).
    6. For spring and summer hikes bring sunscreen and insect repellent.
    7. Please leave dogs at home.
    8. Pace: Leisurely = 3km/hr or less, Medium = 3-4 km/hr, Brisk = 4-5 km/hr, Fast = 5+km/hr

  • More events
    • Black Walnut/Rim of Africa Friendship Trail - Niagara Blue Side Trail Series
      8:00 AM-11:00 AM
      01/29/2020

      Hosting Club: Niagara, Iroquoia
      Category: General Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Meet in Short Hills PP in parking lot off of Pelham Rd
      Hike Leader(s): Ruth Moffatt Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr
      Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
      Distance: 5.3 or 10.6km

      Description

      The Black Walnut Side Trail combined with the Rim of Africa Friendship Trail is 5.3km. The loop trail will be hiked twice and you may choose to hike it twice or just once. There is a capacity for 10 vehicles at the parking area off of Pelham Rd. Please car pool if possible. Please register for this hike in the event it must be cancelled or postponed due to weather.

    • Hiker R Us - Bronte Park
      9:30 AM-1:30 AM
      01/29/2020

      Hosting Club: Iroquoia
      Category: Hikers R Us
      Location (Google Maps): Starting at Valley Ridge Park, 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: 14 km

      Description

      We shall walk to the river trail in Bronte PP and back

      Dress appropriately for the weather and trail conditions.  Bring water, snack and  probably icers

    • Snowshoe hike : Pretty River Valley
      9:30 AM
      01/29/2020

      Hosting Club: Blue Mountains

      Location (Google Maps): Hike meets in the parking lot behind Tim Horton’s on First St. in Collingwood.
      Hike Leader(s): David Little Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: 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.    Hike in the Pretty River Valley
      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 .   Bruce Trail Fundraiser Luncheon
      After the snowshoe on Wednesday January 30th.    By pre registration only.     $15.00 per person
      At George and Wendy Morin’s                                     There is only space for 26 so please reserve by
      Emailing AFTER January 3, 2020
      Leader: George & Wendy Morin (705) 444-5216      georgeandwendy@netscape.net

    • Winter Hiking
      10:00 AM
      01/29/2020

      Hosting Club: Peninsula

      Location (Google Maps): MacGregor Provincial Park
      Hike Leader(s): Danuta Valleau

      Description

      Eleven members of the Peninsula Club and Sydenham Club will be camping at MacGregor Provincial Park, just South West of Port Elgin, from January 28 till January 30 and they are inviting people to join them for a snowshoe hike on Wednesday, January 29 at 10:00 am. Meet at the Visitor Centre parking lot. A daily parking fee is in effect. Those wishing to stay for lunch after the hike are invited to Yurts #46 and #48. Bring your own lunch. Hiking poles are recommended, as park roads may be icy. If weather conditions are suitable, there will be a skating rink available as well. Hike Leader Danuta Valleau: Cell 519-378-5630.

    • Wetland Ridge Loop
      10:00 AM-11:30 AM
      01/29/2020

      Hosting Club: Niagara
      Category: Loop
      Location (Google Maps): Meet at at the entrance (15.2km) Woodend Conservation Area off Taylor Road (Map 2)
      Hike Leader(s): Karen Couch Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Moderate
      Distance: 6 km

      Description

    • Snowshoe Hike or Ski at McGregor Park
      10:00 AM
      01/29/2020

      Hosting Club: Sydenham
      Category: Snowshoe Hike
      Location (Google Maps): McGregor Provincial Park Visitor Centre Parking Lot (Parking fee in effect)
      Hike Leader(s): Danuta Valleau Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Medium: 3 to 4 km/h
      Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing

      Description

      Meet up with the Happy Campers staying in Yurts 46 and 48 for a 2 hour snowshoe hike or cross-country ski.  Hikers are invited to bring their own lunch and join the Happy Campers in their yurts following the hike.  Bring icers as the park roads can be icy.  For more information, contact Danuta Valleau at 519-378-5630.

    • Good Companions - Crawford Lake
      10:00 AM-12:30 PM
      01/29/2020

      Hosting Club: Iroquoia
      Category: Good Companions
      Location (Google Maps): Meet at Main Entrance to Crawford Lake Conservation Area. Fees apply.
      Hike Leader(s): Connie Rusynyk 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 taking in the boardwalk, lookout and green conservation loop. Please bring icers. Refreshments at Trail Eatery in Campbellville for those interested.

    • Snowshoe Sligo
      10:00 AM
      01/29/2020

      Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

      Location (Google Maps): Meet on the shoulder of Sideroad 16C, km 87.9 Map 27, must be accessed from 7th Line, not Grey Road 7. 16C is not a through road.
      Hike Leader(s): Margaret Yaraskavitch Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Moderate
      Length of Hike: 2 hours km

      Description

      This is an outing that takes in the Sligo Side Trail as well as part of the main trail.  Please read the participant guidelines below.

      Participant Guidelines

      1. All kms mentioned are according to maps in Edition 29 of The Bruce Trail Reference.
      2. Please arrive 15 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. Bring sufficient water and snacks (or lunch if indicated).
      6. For spring and summer hikes bring sunscreen and insect repellent.
      7. Please leave dogs at home.
      8. Pace: Leisurely = 3km/hr or less, Medium = 3-4 km/hr, Brisk = 4-5 km/hr, Fast = 5+km/hr

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  • Snowshoe Silent Valley Nature Reserve
    10:00 AM
    01/31/2020

    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet at the north end of 2nd Concession S. which is north of Grey Rd. 18, south of km 38.1. Map 30
    Hike Leader(s): Glenda Collings Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Length of Hike: 2 hours km

    Description

    This is an interesting historically significant outing in the Sydenham section which takes in the Wilson Homestead.  Please read the participant guidelines below.

    Participant Guidelines

    1. All kms mentioned are according to maps in Edition 29 of The Bruce Trail Reference.
    2. Please arrive 15 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. Bring sufficient water and snacks (or lunch if indicated).
    6. For spring and summer hikes bring sunscreen and insect repellent.
    7. Please leave dogs at home.
    8. Pace: Leisurely = 3km/hr or less, Medium = 3-4 km/hr, Brisk = 4-5 km/hr, Fast = 5+km/hr

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