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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.

Wed Jan 0 1

President’s Silly Hat Hike

11:00 AM-12:30 PM

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.

 

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

Wed Jan 0 1

New Years Day Hikes at DVCA

12:00 PM-4:00 AM

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.

Wed Jan 0 1

Dufferin Hi-Land Annual New Years Day Hike

1:00 PM-3:00 PM

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!

Thu Jan 0 2

Mountsberg Conservation Area

9:30 AM-1:00 AM

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

Thu Jan 0 2

Jordan

10:00 AM-11:30 AM

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

Meet at parking lot, 2980 King St., Jordan Station across from Boo’s Restaurant

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

Description

Fri Jan 0 3

Burlington Waterfront Evening Hike

7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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

Description

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

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

Fri Jan 0 3

Niagara-On-the-Lake Loop - Urban Hike

9:00 AM-11:30 AM

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

Meet at Veteran’s Lane & King Street NOTL

Hike Leader(s): Margaret Northfield, Paul Rogers Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Easy
Distance: 6 km

Description

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.

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.

Sat Jan 0 4

Firemens Park Loop

10:00 AM-11:30 AM

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

Sat Jan 0 4

Walters Falls

10:00 AM

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.

Sun Jan 0 5

Bronte Creek Provincial Park

9:00 AM-12:30 PM

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.

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.

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

Sun Jan 0 5

Junior Hiker/Kerns Road

10:30 AM-12:15 PM

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

Sun Jan 0 5

Silent Valley

1:00 PM

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

Sun Jan 0 5

Rotary Park Loop

2:00 PM-3:30 PM

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

Mon Jan 0 6

Radial Trail

10:00 AM-12:30 PM

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps): Parking lot of the Chedoke Golf Club in Hamilton
Hike Leader(s): Daljeet Juneja Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 10 km

Description

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

Mon Jan 0 6

Iroquoia Winter E2E – 1 of 6 (19.4km)

8:30 AM-2:30 PM

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.

Mon Jan 0 6

Iroquoia Winter End to End 2019, 2020 #2

9:00 AM-1:00 PM

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.

 

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.

Tue Jan 0 7

Terra Cotta Loop Hike

9:30 AM-2:00 PM

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.

Tue Jan 0 7

Kilgorie-Melodonna Side Trail Loop

9:30 AM-12:30 PM

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.

Tue Jan 0 7

Short Hills - Wiley Road Entrance

10:00 AM-11:30 AM

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

Meet at Short Hills Wiley Road entrance, Parking Lot C

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

Description

Wed Jan 0 8

Hikers R Us - Blair and Downtown Galt

9:00 AM-1:30 AM

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!

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.

Wed Jan 0 8

Decew Loop

10:00 AM-11:30 AM

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

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

Hike Leader(s): Gary & Donna Sands Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 7km

Description

Wed Jan 0 8

Good Companions - Crawford Lake Circuit

10:00 AM-12:30 PM

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

Wed Jan 0 8

Snowshoe Hogg's Falls Loops

10:00 AM

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

Wed Jan 0 8

Evening Hike in Owen Sound

7:00 PM

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.

Thu Jan 0 9

Jordan

10:00 AM-11:30 AM

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

Meet at parking lot, 2980 King St., Jordan Station across from Boo’s Restaurant

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

Description

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Thursday Group
Location (Google Maps): Meet at parking lot inside Scotsdale Farm. Enter from Trafalgar Road, 1.7 km north of Hwy 7.
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: 13km

Description

Starting at parking lot, we will hike to Bennett Heritage Side Trail until it joins Main Trail. Hike to Great Esker Side Trail and complete the loop, rejoining the Main Trail.  We will follow it out towards main entrance to the farm and take the Bennett Heritage Side Trail back to the parking lot.  If weather or trail is tiresome, we may cut out the Great Esker Side Trail – depends on day and hikers.  Bring water, snack, lunch, hiking boots, icers.  No dogs please. Pub or beverage stop after the hike

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

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.

Fri Jan 1 0

Burlington Waterfront Evening Hike

7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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

Description

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

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

Fri Jan 1 0

Niagara-On-the-Lake Loop - Urban Hike

9:00 AM-11:30 AM

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

Meet at Veteran’s Lane & King Street NOTL

Hike Leader(s): Margaret Northfield, Paul Rogers Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Easy
Distance: 6 km

Description

Fri Jan 1 0

Moon Light Hike in the Loree Forest

6:00 PM-8:00 PM

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.

 

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Rescheduled
Location (Google Maps): Rescheduled to Feb 8th, 2020
Hike Leader(s): Jacques Boilard Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 14.6 km

Description

Rescheduled to Feb 8th, 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): Jansje Lawrenson Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 8 km

Description

We will carpool to the Dog Walker’s parking on the side of 33/34 Sideroad [Pretty River Road] in the Blue Mountains section. [Google Maps 44.423987, -80.288500] We will snowshoe up the hill through the Pretty River Valley Provincial Park, climbing steadily to enjoy the views from the escarpment ridge. We will afterwards return to the cars by a different route. Bring water and a snack.

Sat Jan 1 1

Louth Conservation Area - Cancelled

10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Cancelled
Location (Google Maps): Meet at Louth Conservation Parking Lot, Staff Ave, Jordan Station (Map 3, km 49.3)
Hike Leader(s): Karen Limardi Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 7 km

Description

Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

Location (Google Maps): Meet on Sideroad 16C, km 87.9, Map 27, access only from 7th Line. 16C is not a through road from Grey Road 7. Park on the north side of the road near the entrance to the main trail, along the shoulder, facing west for easy exit after the outing.
Hike Leader(s): Glenda Collings Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Length of Hike: Aprroximately 7 km

Description

Let’s cross our fingers for a clear moonlit evening.  Headlamps optional, it’s beautiful with only the stars and moon lighting up the white snow. We will snowshoe on both the main trail and the Sligo Side Trail.  There is a nice variety of landscape, from fields, to deciduous woods to evergreen forest. If there is not enough snow, the outing will still proceed, in boots, possibly icers.  Please read the participant guidelines and hike rating system 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. Hike Rating system – Pace: Leisurely = 3km/hr or less, Medium = 3-4 km/hr, Brisk = 4-5 km/hr, Fast = 5+km/hr

 

 

 

 

Sun Jan 1 2

Derby Forest trails

1:15 PM

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.

Sun Jan 1 2

Decew Loop

2:00 PM-3:30 PM

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

Mon Jan 1 3

Radial Trail

10:00 AM-12:30 PM

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps): Parking lot of the Chedoke Golf Club in Hamilton
Hike Leader(s): Daljeet Juneja Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 10 km

Description

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

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.

Mon Jan 1 3

Iroquoia Winter E2E – 2 of 6 (21.5km)

8:30 AM-2:30 PM

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.

Mon Jan 1 3

Iroquoia Winter End to End 2019, 2020 #3

9:00 AM-1:00 PM

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

 

Mon Jan 1 3

Rotary Park - Monthly Hike

10:00 AM-11:30 AM

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

Mon Jan 1 3

Rim of Africa - Night Hike

8:00 PM-10:00 PM

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.

Tue Jan 1 4

Short Hills - Wiley Road Entrance

10:00 AM-11:30 AM

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

Meet at Short Hills Wiley Road entrance, Parking Lot C

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

Description

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.

 

Tue Jan 1 4

Belfountain - Trimble Side Trail

9:30 AM-12:30 PM

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.

 

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

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Hikers R Us
Location (Google Maps): Tiffany Falls & Dundas Valley Conservation Area

Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing, Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 14 km

Description

We will hike from Tiffany Falls parking lot ( map 8 ed 29, 45.2 marker), to Sherman Falls to the trail centre and back. Parking fee applies for non BTC members

GPS N43.240646 W79.959858

RSVP by email wlr8362@gmail.com Hike leader: Wayne Riley Cancellations the morning of the hike 289-456-3498

Bring lunch, water, no dogs please. Hiking boots required. Pace will be a combination of moderate and brisk

Icers must be used if trail is ice/snow

 

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.

Wed Jan 1 5

Woodend to Glendale Bridge and Back

10:00 AM-11:30 AM

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.

Wed Jan 1 5

Good Companions - City View Park to Waterdown

10:00 AM-12:30 PM

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.

Thu Jan 1 6

Jordan

10:00 AM-11:30 AM

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

Meet at parking lot, 2980 King St., Jordan Station across from Boo’s Restaurant

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

Description

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.

Thu Jan 1 6

Hiking the Canyon

10:00 AM-12:30 PM

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

Thu Jan 1 6

Clearview Loop

1:15 PM

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.

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

Fri Jan 1 7

Burlington Waterfront Evening Hike

7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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

Description

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

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

Fri Jan 1 7

Niagara-On-the-Lake Loop - Urban Hike

9:00 AM-11:30 AM

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

Meet at Veteran’s Lane & King Street NOTL

Hike Leader(s): Margaret Northfield, Paul Rogers Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Easy
Distance: 6 km

Description

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.

Sat Jan 1 8

Dan's Birthday Hike

9:00 AM-12:00 PM

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.

Sat Jan 1 8

Crawford Lake Conservation Area Hike

9:00 AM-11:45 AM

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.

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.

Sat Jan 1 8

Exploring Mono Cliffs Park

9:30 AM-2:30 PM

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.

Sat Jan 1 8

Short Hills Loop

10:00 AM-12:00 PM

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

Sat Jan 1 8

Laking Woodlot Outing

10:00 AM-2:00 PM

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.

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

Sun Jan 1 9

Snowshoe at Hilton Falls

9:00 AM

Hosting Club: Toronto

Location:
Hike Leader(s): Wayne Crockett
Pace: Leisurely
Terrain: Rocky
Distance: 11 km

Description

Difficulty: Intermediate

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Join me for a snowshoe hike looping through the trails around the Hilton Falls Conservation Area. We’ll do a combination of the main trail, the Hilton Falls Side Trail and several walking trails maintained by the Conservation Authority. There is a fire pit near the falls so if you want to bring anything to toast for your lunch you can. Don’t break any living branches for a ‘spit’! The falls are very scenic in cold weather, more than worth the effort.

After the hike we’ll take the short drive into Milton for refreshments. Enjoy the winter outdoors just a few km from the city.

If conditions are not good for snowshoeing we’ll do a winter hike. Icers are recommended for this option. I will let registrants know a few days in advance by email.

We will be using the parking lots at Hilton Falls Conservation Area so there will be an entrance fee which I will collect with the bus fares. The fare is based on the group rate discount per person.

Map # 11

Additional Notes:


No dropout
Refreshments after

Sun Jan 1 9

Erindale Park / Culham Trail

9:00 AM

Hosting Club: Toronto

Location: Parking lot at Erindale Park
Hike Leader(s): Mohammad Shafiq & Family
Pace: Moderate
Terrain: Flat
Distance: 10 km

Description

Difficulty: Easy

Join a neighbourhood walk along scenic credit river. We will walk parts of Culham trail and side trails of Riverwood Conservaancy. Trails mostly flat, two small hills.
Snack break at Riverwood Conservancy, washrooms available.

Meet at:

Parking lot at Erindale Park

From Highway 403, turn south on Mississauga Rd, left (east) on Dundas Rd. Erindale Park entrance on the left after crossing bridge.
From Highway 401, turn south on Erin Mills Parkway, continue on this road until Dundas Rd. Turn left (east) on Dundas, park entrance on the left short distance after crossing Mississauga Rd.

Additional Notes:


Dropout available at
Beginners
Families
Hiking boots
No dogs
Bring icers, water and a snack, candy.

Sun Jan 1 9

Gentle/Beginner Hike

10:00 AM-12:15 PM

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

Sun Jan 1 9

Beaver Springs south access

1:15 PM

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

Sun Jan 1 9

Decew Loop

2:00 PM-3:30 PM

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

Mon Jan 2 0

Radial Trail

10:00 AM-12:30 PM

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps): Parking lot of the Chedoke Golf Club in Hamilton
Hike Leader(s): Daljeet Juneja Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 10 km

Description

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

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.

Mon Jan 2 0

Iroquoia Winter E2E – 3 of 6 (21.4km)

8:30 AM-2:30 PM

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.

Mon Jan 2 0

Iroquois Winter End to End 2019, 2020 #4

9:00 AM-1:00 PM

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)

 

Tue Jan 2 1

Short Hills - Wiley Road Entrance

10:00 AM-11:30 AM

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

Meet at Short Hills Wiley Road entrance, Parking Lot C

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

Description

Tue Jan 2 1

Boyne Valley-Oliver Creek

9:30 AM-12:00 PM

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.

Tue Jan 2 1

Hilton Falls

10:00 AM-1:30 PM

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.

Wed Jan 2 2

Mountsberg Conservation area

9:00 AM-12:30 PM

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.

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.

Wed Jan 2 2

Port Dalhousie Lighthouse

10:00 AM-11:30 AM

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

Wed Jan 2 2

Good Companions - Burlington Byways

10:00 AM-12:30 PM

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.

Thu Jan 2 3

Jordan

10:00 AM-11:30 AM

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

Meet at parking lot, 2980 King St., Jordan Station across from Boo’s Restaurant

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

Description

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.

Thu Jan 2 3

Bognor Marsh

10:00 AM

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.

Thu Jan 2 3

Iroquois Woods

10:00 AM-1:15 AM

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

Fri Jan 2 4

Burlington Waterfront Evening Hike

7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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

Description

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

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

Fri Jan 2 4

Niagara-On-the-Lake Loop - Urban Hike

9:00 AM-11:30 AM

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

Meet at Veteran’s Lane & King Street NOTL

Hike Leader(s): Margaret Northfield, Paul Rogers Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Easy
Distance: 6 km

Description

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

Sat Jan 2 5

Wasaga Nordic winter coach

12:00 AM

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

Hosting Club: Toronto

Location:
Hike Leader(s): Martina Furrer, David Royle & Family, Wayne Crockett

Description

Difficulty:

Join us for a super day of cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Experienced snowshoers: Join David Royle and Wayne Crockett for an 11 KM guided snowshoe hike. Alternatively, explore the park’s trails on your own. Skiers: Glide through forests and dunes on trails groomed for classic and skate skiing. Ski and snowshoe rentals available. Food services are very limited. Pack a lunch.

Departure time: 8:30 AM
Departure location: 10 York Mills Rd

Additional Notes:


Dropout available at

Sat Jan 2 5

Wetland Ridge Loop

9:00 AM-11:00 AM

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

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.

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.

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

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: Slippery and Steep Sections, Moderate
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.

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

Sun Jan 2 6

Toronto PATH Network

11:00 AM-1:00 PM

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

Sun Jan 2 6

Through Harrison Park

1:15 PM

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.

Sun Jan 2 6

Port Dalhousie Carousel

2:00 PM-3:30 PM

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

Mon Jan 2 7

Radial Trail

10:00 AM-12:30 PM

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps): Parking lot of the Chedoke Golf Club in Hamilton
Hike Leader(s): Daljeet Juneja Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 10 km

Description

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

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.

Mon Jan 2 7

Iroquoia Winter End to End 2019, 2020 #5

9:00 AM-1:00 PM

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

 

Tue Jan 2 8

Short Hills - Wiley Road Entrance

10:00 AM-11:30 AM

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

Meet at Short Hills Wiley Road entrance, Parking Lot C

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

Description

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.

Tue Jan 2 8

Mono Cliffs - Walter Tovell/Lookout Loop

9:30 AM-12:00 PM

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.

Tue Jan 2 8

Burlington Beach

10:00 AM-1:00 PM

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.

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.

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

Wed Jan 2 9

Hiker R Us - Bronte Park

9:30 AM-1:30 AM

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Hikers R Us
Location (Google Maps): Starting at Valley Ridge Park, Oakville
Hike Leader(s): Norman Young, Stuart Law, Vern Erickson, Victoria Best 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

Wed Jan 2 9

Winter Hiking

10:00 AM

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.

Wed Jan 2 9

Good Companions - Crawford Lake

10:00 AM-12:30 PM

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.

Wed Jan 2 9

Wetland Ridge Loop

10:00 AM-11:30 AM

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

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.

Wed Jan 2 9

Snowshoe Sligo

10:00 AM

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

Thu Jan 3 0

Jordan

10:00 AM-11:30 AM

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

Meet at parking lot, 2980 King St., Jordan Station across from Boo’s Restaurant

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

Description

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Thursday Group
Location (Google Maps): Meet at Dog Park Intersection of York Road and Valley Road in Dundas.
Hike Leader(s): Terry Rose Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 9 km

Description

We will carpool to Tews Falls and hike back. Some hills.

Fri Jan 3 1

Burlington Waterfront Evening Hike

7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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

Description

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

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

Fri Jan 3 1

Niagara-On-the-Lake Loop - Urban Hike

9:00 AM-11:30 AM

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

Meet at Veteran’s Lane & King Street NOTL

Hike Leader(s): Margaret Northfield, Paul Rogers Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Easy
Distance: 6 km

Description

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