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Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
Category: Tuesday Hikers
Location (Google Maps):
Hike Leader(s): Gary Hall

Description

Tue Jun 0 2

Cancelled - Noisy River Nature Reserve

9:30 AM-12:30 PM

Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
Category: Tuesday Hike
Location (Google Maps): Meet at roadside parking at Lavender Cemetery on Mulmur/Nottawasaga Townline, 550 metres east of Lavender (Dufferin Km 56.3)
Hike Leader(s): Les Babbage, Inge Eckerich, Bob Slack Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely
Terrain: Strenuous
Distance: 6.8 km

Description

We car shuttle to Blue Mountain Km 6.2, then hike back through Noisy River Provincial Nature Reserve to Lavender. Shorter hike to be determined.

Hosting Club: Sydenham
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps): Meet in the north-east corner of the parking lot at Home Depot on Highway 26 on the east side of Owen Sound.
Hike Leader(s): Franziska Edney Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium: 3 to 4 km/h
Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing, There might be muddy sections.
Distance: 5 – 6 kms

Description

We will hike from 6th Concession South along part of the Spey River Sidetrail, then follow some of the other marked ski trails back. Map 29.

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. For more information, call 519-371-4064 or email harrietnixon@bmts.com.

Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps): Road side parking on Centre Rd south of the 5 Sideroad, Mulmur (near Km 18.7, Map 20
Hike Leader(s): Patricia Foley and Tristan Goguen Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Strenuous
Distance: approximately 25Km

Description

If you ever wondered why we call it the Dufferin Highlands, come out and find the answer.  Today’s hike will follow the main trail by Murphy’s Pinnacle then south to highway 89.  From there we double back up to the Boyne Valley Side trail, connect back onto the main trail northbound to the 1st Line parking lot.  We will then return by the side trails and main trail to make a number of loops  and cross the Boyne River a number of times.    Depending on the weather please have your bug spray, sun block, rain gear.  You will need good hiking shoes/boots, lunch and plenty of water.  This hike will be a moderate pace with breaks but please be prepared to work hard…. there are a lot of hills in this section.

Hosting Club: Sydenham

Location (Google Maps):

The Galaxy Theatre parking lot. Meet in the parking lot at the tall “Galaxy Centre” sign next to the traffic lights.
1020 10th St. W., Owen Sound

Hike Leader(s): Maureen McFarland Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium: 3 to 4 km/h
Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing, Strenuous: Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing.
Distance: 10.8 km

Description

This is the sixth in a series of 17 hikes to complete an end to end of the Sydenham Section of the Bruce Trail.  Bring a lunch, snacks and water.  Map 33.

Preregistration is required for this series.  For more information, or to register call/text 647-918-4180.

Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
Category: Tuesday Hike
Location (Google Maps): Meet at Superburger (Hwy 10 and 89 in Primrose)
Hike Leader(s): Les Babbage; Inge Eckerich; Bob Slack Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 5 or 2.5 km

Description

We will car pool to Creemore and explore the Creemore Nature Preserve trails.

Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
Category: End-to-End
Location (Google Maps): Meet at end point at Lion’s Head Harbour, south of km 82.5. Park on Phillip Forbes St. right on the trail by the beach. Shuttle to start to roadside parking at the south end of Carter Rd. Access to the trail is via a short side trail.
Hike Leader(s): Nancy Mooney 289-218-6879 Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hour
Terrain: Moderate – some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 15.5 km shuttle hike from km 98.0 to km 82.5

Description

There will be poison ivy in this area. Highlights include many good views, Fred Binding Lookout, White Bluff, cliff caves. Lunch around km 88, White Bluff. Please bring water, lunch, hat, sunscreen, bug spray, rain poncho. Wear appropriate hiking footwear and layer clothing.

Hosting Club: Sydenham
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps): Meet in the north-east corner of the parking lot at Home Depot on Highway 26 on the east side of Owen Sound.
Hike Leader(s): Peter Harris Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium: 3 to 4 km/h
Terrain: Strenuous: Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing.
Distance: Approximately 8 km

Description

The hike will start at the south end of 4th Concession North (which is off of Highway 26 east of Owen Sound). We will walk to the Bruce Trail and then head east to Woodford. Most of this is along the top of the escarpment but it will involve one steep descent and one steep ascent of the escarpment. There will not be a lunch stop but bring snacks and water. A car shuttle will be necessary. Text/phone 519-374-3468 for further details.    Map 30.

Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps): .5 km east of Km 73 Take 16th St East out of Owen Sound to Concession 11 follow that north to Side Rd 22. Parking is at the end of the road. Map 31 and 32
Hike Leader(s): Patricia Foley, Tristan Goguen, Tony Riggs and Jackie Foster Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Slippery and Steep Sections
Distance: 17.1 Km

Description

This is the  sixth of our Sydenham Series in 10 hikes.  Registration is required.  The terrain is variable please prepare for  muddy and slippery conditions depending on the weather.  Sturdy boots and hiking poles are recommended.  Please bring adequate water, snacks, lunch and appropriate clothing for the weather. These are all car pool hikes.  Hike today is south bound from the Centennial Tower to the end of side road 22.

Hosting Club: Iroquoia, Dufferin Hi-Land
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps): We will meet at the parking area on the Prince of Wales Road at the 15 Sideroadat 37. km on Map 20. NOTE: The only access to this location is from River Rd, 500 m west of Kilgorie. Look for a small read sign, “15 Sideroad”.
Hike Leader(s): Cynthia Archer Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

Terrain: Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
Distance: 23 kms

Description

We will then shuttle our cars to the Boyne Valley parking area on Centre Road just south of 5 Sideroad at 18.7 n Map 20.  From here we hike along Murmur Lookout ST, Boyne Creek ST, Oliver Creek ST, Moss Haven ST, Enchanted Forest ST, David Hahn St, Rockhill Park ST, and finally Kilgorie ST.

This series hikes the main she blazed trail of Dufferin Hi-Land section along with the blue side trails.  Pre-registration encouraged.  Day hikers are welcome to join us.  At the end of this adventure you will be eligible for the Dufferin Hi-Land’s end to end badge and blue side trail badge. Cynthia Archer 416 573 4236

Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps): Km 55.2 at Bayview Escarpment Side Trail on St Vincent-Sydenham Townline north of Siderod 24. Map 30 and 31
Hike Leader(s): Patricia Foley, Tristan Goguen, Tony Riggs and Jackie Foster Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Slippery and Steep Sections
Distance: 17.8 Km

Description

This is the  seventh of our Sydenham Series in 10 hikes.  Registration is required.  The terrain is variable please prepare for  muddy and slippery conditions depending on the weather.  Sturdy boots and hiking poles are recommended.  Please bring adequate water, snacks, lunch and appropriate clothing for the weather. These are all car pool hikes.  Hike today is south bound from the  the end of Side Road 22 back to the Bayview Escarpment  Side Trail.

 

Hosting Club: Sydenham
Category: Family 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): Judy Kirsten Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium: 3 to 4 km/h
Terrain: Easy: Mostly flat and good footing., There might be muddy sections.
Distance: 4.5 km

Description

Map 31

Tue Jun 1 6

Cancelled - Hockleycrest Loop Hike

9:30 AM-12:00 PM

Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
Category: Tuesday Hike
Location (Google Maps): Caledon Hills, Map 18. Meet at parking lot on north side of Mono 5 Sideroad where the Main Trail crosses (Km 44.3)
Hike Leader(s): Les Babbage, Inge Eckerich, Bob Slack Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 6.1 or 4 km

Description

We will hike the Main Trail, returning on Hockleycrest Side Trail. Shorter hike will turn back at the Hockleycrest Shortcut Side Trail (Km 46.5)

Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
Category: End-to-End
Location (Google Maps): Meet at end point at BTC parking area off of Bruce Rd. 9 in Barrow Bay just south of West Shore Rd. Shuttle to start at Lion’s Head Harbour south of km 82.5.
Hike Leader(s): Nancy Mooney 289-218-6879 Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hour
Terrain: Strenuous – hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
Distance: 15.3 km shuttle hike from km 82.5 to km 67.2

Description

There is poison ivy in this area. Highlights include Giant’s Cauldron Pothole Side Trail, Lion’s Head Pothole Side Trail, Isthmus Bay view, glacial erratics. Please bring water, snacks, hat, sunscreen, bug spray, rain poncho. Wear appropriate hiking footwear and layer clothing. Optional lunch after hike in Lion’s Head.

Sat Jun 2 0

Cancelled - 25k Dufferin Hi-Land Challenge

7:30 AM-3:00 PM

Hosting Club: Niagara, Dufferin Hi-Land
Category: Special Events
Location (Google Maps): 716553 1st Line East

Pace: Brisk, Fast, Medium
Terrain: Dependent on Conditions, Moderate, Strenuous
Distance: 25 kms

Description

To register for this hike, please click here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/25k-dufferin-hi-land-challenge-registration-87438461793

25km’s of hilly terrain All in 1 Day! Hike supported with checkpoints providing refreshments and goodies.

Successful hikers with earn the new 25k challenge badge!

No refunds within 14 days of the event.

14 Years and older

Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

Location (Google Maps): Meet at 9:00 a.m. at the John Muir Epping Lookout on Grey Rd. 7 Eric Winkler Parkway to car shuttle to the beginning the hike at the Bruce Trail parking lot on Grey County Rd. 30 Map 26, 27
Hike Leader(s): Glenda Collings Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate, Some rocky footing, Some steep sections, Strenuous
Length of Hike: 18.0 km

Description

This is Hike #5 of a 6 hike series to earn the Beaver Valley End to End Apple badge.  We will hike rain or shine (unless there is thunder & lightning).  Bring lunch, snacks and sufficient water. 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

 

Hosting Club: Sydenham

Location (Google Maps):

The Galaxy Theatre parking lot. Meet in the parking lot at the tall “Galaxy Centre” sign next to the traffic lights.
1020 10th St. W., Owen Sound

Hike Leader(s): Maureen McFarland Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium: 3 to 4 km/h
Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing, Strenuous: Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing.
Distance: 10.0 km

Description

This is the seventh in a series of 17 hikes to complete an end to end of the Sydenham Section of the Bruce Trail.  Bring a lunch or snacks and water.  Maps 32 & 33.

Preregistration is required for this series.  For more information, or to register call/text 647-918-4180.

Tue Jun 2 3

Cancelled - Scotsdale Farm

9:30 AM-1:30 PM

Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
Category: Tuesday Hike
Location (Google Maps): Toronto Section, Map 13. Meet at parking on east side of Party City/Winners building, Hwy 10 and 4th Ave, Orangeville, at 9:30 am or at Scotsdale Farm parking lot, north-east of Trafalgar Rd about 1 km north-west of 27 Sideroad at 10:15 am.
Hike Leader(s): Les Babbage, Inge Eckerich, Bob Slack Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely
Terrain: Easy
Distance: 8.5 or 4.2 km

Description

We will hike a loop consisting of Main, Bennett Heritage and Maureen Smith Side Trails. Shorter hike will loop back on Maureen Smith and Main Trail at Eighth Line.

Hosting Club: Sydenham
Category: Photography 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): Sandra Howe Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely: 3 km/h or less
Terrain: Easy: Mostly flat and good footing.
Distance: 3 km

Description

Map 32

Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
Category: End-to-End
Location (Google Maps): Meet at end point at Jackson’s Cove Rd. parking area located at the top of the hill just to the west of the trail. Shuttle to start to BTC parking area at km 67.2 off of Bruce Rd. 9.
Hike Leader(s): Nancy Mooney 289-218-6879 Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hour
Terrain: Strenuous – hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
Distance: 16.0 km shuttle hike from km 67.2 – km 51.2

Description

Poison ivy in this area. Hike involves road walking to start, stairs and ladder up and down the rocky shoreline of Rush Cove and Chris Walker Nature Reserve, Jackson’s Cove Lookout Side Trail.  Please bring hat, sunscreen, bug spray, rain poncho, water, lunch. Wear appropriate hiking footwear and layer clothing. Lunch around Jackson’s Cove Lookout.

Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

Location (Google Maps): Meet on the east side of Grey Road 12 just south of the trail crossing to car shuttle to the beginning of the hike at the John Muir Epping Lookout on Grey Rd. 7. Map 27, 28
Hike Leader(s): Glenda Collings Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate, Some rocky footing, Some steep sections
Length of Hike: 21.5 km

Description

This is Hike #6 of a 6 hike series to earn the Beaver Valley End to End Apple badge.  We will hike rain or shine (unless there is thunder & lightning).  Bring lunch, snacks and sufficient water.  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

Hosting Club: Iroquoia, Dufferin Hi-Land
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps): We will meet for 8:30 departure from parking area near Lavender at 56.0 km on Map 21.

Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr
Terrain: Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
Distance: 24 kms

Description

We will shuttle our cars to the parking area at Kilgorie where Centre Road and River Road meet at 34.9 km on Map 20.  The return hike will include Bell Look Out ST and the new Melodonna ST.

This is the last in a series of hikes over the main she blazed trail of Dufferin Hi-Land section along with the blue side trails.  Pre-registration encouraged.  Day hikers are welcome to join us.  At the end of this adventure you will be eligible for the Dufferin Hi-Land’s end to end badge and blue side trail badge. Pub stop to follow.  Let’s celebrate. Cynthia Archer 416 573 4236

Sun Jun 2 8

Cancelled - The Palisades

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): Danuta Valleau Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely: 3 km/h or less
Terrain: Strenuous: Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing.
Distance: approx 5 km

Description

Hike from Centennial Lookout Tower along the base of the escarpment, descend to the Palisades Loop returning along the main trail back to Centennial Tower. Map 32

Tue Jun 3 0

Cancelled - 30 Sideroad to 1st Line

9:30 AM-12:00 PM

Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
Category: Tuesday Hike
Location (Google Maps): Meet at roadside parking on 30 Sideroad Mono (Km 13.3)
Hike Leader(s): Les Babbage; Inge Eckerich; Bob Slack Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely
Terrain: Easy
Distance: 6.6 or 3.3 km

Description

We will hike to Km 10.0 on 1st Line and back to Km 13.3. The shorter hike will hike one way only.

Tue Jun 3 0

Cancelled - GVT Powerline Loop

2:30 PM-6:30 PM

Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
Category: Tuesday Hikers
Location (Google Maps): Brantford Powerline Rd. west of Oak Park Rd., Grand Valley Trail Carolinian Crest section km 53.3.
Directions: From Hwy 403 exit 30, go north on Oak Park Rd. 0.5 km, then take Powerline Rd. 23 left (west) 0.8 km to the end.
Hike Leader(s): Bill McDonald 519-489-0485 (cell 226-600-4280) Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hour
Terrain: Easy – mostly flat and usually good footing
Distance: 14 km loop

Description

We’ll hike the Trans Canada Trail, view the Eagle’s Cry plaque about the Six Nations legend of the Peacemaker, and return via the Grand Valley Trail along the Grand River. This is an area of hackberry forest, provincially significant wetlands, and former oak savannah, with several rare plants and animals.
Afterwards: refreshment/pub stop.
No dogs, please.

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