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August 30 - September 05
  • 30
    August 30, 2020

    Clearview/Pines Loop

    1:15 PM
    08/30/2020
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    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: Family Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Park on the roadside or in the parking lot on the west side of County Road 11, just before the road veers east (east of km 74.5).
    Hike Leader(s): Judy Kirsten Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely: 3 km/h or less
    Terrain: Easy: Mostly flat and good footing., There might be muddy sections.
    Distance: 4-6 km

    Description

    This loop hike takes us through forests and a stream valley (4-6 km).  There may be wet or muddy sections.  Map 31

  • 31
    August 31, 2020

    Merritt Trail to Rodman Hall

    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    08/31/2020
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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Hike
    Location (Google Maps): 12 Mile Creek parking lot on Glendale Ave, near Pelham Rd., St. Catharines. Map 3
    Hike Leader(s): Sheila Massey Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 4.5 km

    Description

    Flat hike along the banks of 12 mile creek to Rodman Hall.

  • 01
    September 1, 2020

    Long Hike Wiley Road Short Hills

    8:00 AM-10:30 AM
    09/01/2020
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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Loop
    Location (Google Maps):

    Short Hills Wiley Road Entrance

    Hike Leader(s): Alan Laver Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 12k

    Description

    Explore Short Hills and the majestic side trails of Scarlett Tanager, Hemlock. Swayze Falls and Terrace. This is a weekly hike. Register only once for this hike series.

    Short Hike Pelham Road Short Hills

    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    09/01/2020
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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Loop
    Location (Google Maps):

    Short Hills Pelham Road Entrance

    Hike Leader(s): janet davey Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate

    Description

    Moderate hike on the trails around Short Hills Provincial Park

    Hockley Valley, map 18

    9:30 AM-2:30 PM
    09/01/2020
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    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: Tuesday Hikers
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at roadside parking on 3rd Line EHS.
    DIRECTION: Go on Highway 410 north, this becomes Highway 10 north. After passing through Orangeville turn right on Hockley Valley Road (7), left on 3rd line EHS to the roadside parking near entrance to the side trail.
    Hike Leader(s): Mohammad Shafiq 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: 14 km

    Description

    Will hike side trails of Hockley Valley, Glen Cross, Isabel East, Tom East and Cam Snell, connected by sections of main Bruce Trail. Dress according to the weather. Bring water and snack. Hiking poles are strongly recommended.
    Will maintain physical distance between hikers as per Covid-19 guidelines. No dogs.
    Drop out option at 10 kilometres.

    Primrose Loop Side Trails

    9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    09/01/2020
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    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: Tuesday Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Dufferin Hi-Land, Map 20. Meet at roadside parking on County Rd 19 (Prince of Wales Rd), 1.5 km north of Hwy 89, where the Primrose Side Trail crosses.
    Hike Leader(s): Les Babbage;Inge Eckerich; Bob Slack Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 5.5 km

    Description

    We will hike the side trail loop west of Dufferin Rd 19 and up and back to the intersection with the Main Trail.

    Coveney's Hill/Knapp/McIver Loop

    10:00 AM
    09/01/2020
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    Hosting Club: Peninsula

    Location (Google Maps): Coveney’s Rd parking at Coveney’s Hill (near km 21)
    Hike Leader(s): Harriet Nixon Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 7.6

    Description

    Easy/ moderate hike along Coveney’s Side Trail, main Bruce Trail and McIver Side Trail with a chance to view McIver Pond and Knapp Lookout. Bring your own water, snacks and lunch.

  • 02
    September 2, 2020

    Beach & Ravine Walk

    9:00 AM
    09/02/2020

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    Hosting Club: Toronto

    Location: Boardwalk at the foot of Woodbine Ave. South side of Donald Summerville Pool.
    Hike Leader(s): Ruth Zimerman
    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Flat
    Distance: 8 km

    Description

    Difficulty: Beginner

    Enjoy a summer walk along the beach and through some of the areas lovely residential streets. We’ll also walk through Glen Stewart Park, a surprising and delightful ravine. This walk was very much enjoyed mid June so I’m bringing it back for a repeat performance.

    Meet at:

    Boardwalk at the foot of Woodbine Ave. South side of Donald Summerville Pool.

    If coming by subway/bus, go to the Woodbine Station and take bus 92 south, one stop past Queen. Walk a few minutes east to the Donald Summerville Olympic Pool. We meet on the south side, facing the water. There are public restrooms available there. Please be there by 8:50.

    Additional Notes:


    Dropout available at
    Beginners
    Families
    No dogs

    Lynn Valley Trail, Simcoe to Port Dover and back

    9:00 AM-3:30 PM
    09/02/2020
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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia

    Location (Google Maps): Simcoe Memorial Park, 273 Owen Street, Simcoe

    Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
    Distance: 20 km

    Description

    We will hike on the Lynn Valley Trail to Port Dover for lunch (fish and chips anyone?), then hike back to our cars. In memory of Mickey Macdonald, who lead this enjoyable hike the first time I did it.

    Hike Leader: Louise Langlais;  Email:  langlaislouise@gmail.com.  Cell: 519-222-4040 on day of hike. At other times, email is the best way to contact me. Wear appropriate quick-dry clothing and hiking boots. Bring sunscreen, insect repellent (summer), icers (winter), snacks, lunch, a personal first aid kit, and 1-2 litres of water. During COVID, also hand sanitizer and a face mask. 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!

    Len Gertler Memorial Loree Forest

    9:00 AM-2:00 PM
    09/02/2020
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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): David Little (705) 606-1077 Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr, Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
    Distance: 13k

    Description

    Starting at km 8.4 of Beaver Valley Section,
    spectacular views
    Parking 21st Sideroad
    Bring Snack/Lunch/Water

    Good Companions - McCormack Trail (DVCA)

    9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    09/02/2020
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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Good Companions
    Location (Google Maps): Davidson Blvd Side Trail. Intersection of Davidson Blvd and Newcombe Rd, Dundas.
    Hike Leader(s): Mary Rose 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

    Using the main trail we will access the two loops of the McCormack Trail. Please note that this hike is open to BTC members only and you are required to pre-register online. When you register you will be sent a list of items to bring and protocols to follow.

    Decew House to Morningstar Mill

    6:30 PM-8:00 PM
    09/02/2020
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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Leisurely
    Location (Google Maps):

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

    Hike Leader(s): Diane Marlatt Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 5.3 km

    Description

    This hike follows the main trail along Moody lake to the Morningstar Mill side trail, past the DeCew Falls to Morningstar Mill.

  • 03
    September 3, 2020

    Long Hike Jordan to Moyer / Louth

    8:00 AM-10:30 AM
    09/03/2020
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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: In and Out
    Location (Google Maps):

    Jordan Hollow Park 3039 King St Jordan

    Hike Leader(s): Alan Laver Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 12k

    Description

    From Jordan Hollow Hike the main trail to Moyer Road or Louth and Return. This is a weekly hike. Register only once for Hike Series

    Short Hike Jordan

    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    09/03/2020
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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: In and Out
    Location (Google Maps):

    Jordan Hollow Park

    Hike Leader(s): Bill Russell Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 7k

    Description

    Hike along the Jordan Creek to Upper Balls Falls or the Jim Rainforth Trail. This is a weekly hike. Only register once for this hike series

    4 Ice Arena to Felkers Falls Return

    10:00 AM-1:30 PM
    09/03/2020
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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Thursday Group
    Location (Google Maps): The Mohawk 4 Ice Arena is at 710 Mountain Brow Blvd, Hamilton, ON L8T 5A9 .
    Hike Leader(s): Phillip Armstrong Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 10 km

    Description

    Meet at the North West corner of the parking lots adjacent to Mountain Brow Blvd. We’ll follow blue trails past Buttermilk and Albion Falls then main trail to Felkers.Lunch at the falls. Return by the main trail. Bring lunch and  water. Hike open to BTC members only. Please pre register. Once registered you will receive a list of items to bring and Covid protocols.

  • 04
    September 4, 2020

    Swayze Falls, Short Hills Provincial Park

    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    09/04/2020
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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: In and Out
    Location (Google Maps): Short Hills Provincial Park, Roland Road entrance
    Hike Leader(s): Alicia Aitchison Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Strenuous
    Distance: 6km

    Description

    We will meet at the Roland Road parking lot of short Hills Provincial Park and hike through the park stopping along the way to view beautiful Swayze Falls.

  • 05
    September 5, 2020

    RIM2RIM #2 Mad River Rim

    8:00 AM-2:00 PM
    09/05/2020
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    Hosting Club: Blue Mountains

    Location (Google Maps): Hike meets in the Devil’s Glen Provincial Park parking lot off 124 at 7:45am
    Hike Leader(s): Hart Fischer 705-606-0507 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: 12 km

    Description

    Devil’sGlen white blazed trail across to steep slippery slope reaching
    SideRoad 15/16 Nottawasaga meeting up with Ganaraska Trail, once
    reaching Ganaraska sign you have completed half the hike
    and will then retrace your steps back!
    Bring lots of water and lunch and snacks.

    E2E #3 of 10 - Quarry to Sixth

    8:00 AM-2:00 PM
    09/05/2020
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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Quarry Rd
    Hike Leader(s): Margaret Northfield Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Fast
    Terrain: Strenuous
    Distance: 22 km

    Description

    Hike the entire Niagara Section over 10 weeks.  Due to Covid19, we will be completing this as a series of in and out hikes.  This series will start in Grimsby and end in Queenston (83km).  Upon successfully completing the entire Niagara section you can purchase a Niagara e2e badge.

    Meet at Quarry Rd, Beamsville and hike to Sixth Ave, Ball’s Falls and back.

    We recommend that you bring extra water, snacks and poles.

    Pretty River Valley Loop

    9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    09/05/2020
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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): Isabelle Mikosza (705) 444-4273 Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 5-6 km

    Description

    Short loop combining Bruce Trail, Pretty River Side Trail, hills,
    and hiking along the river.
    Bring Snack / Water

    Decew House to Morningstar Mill

    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    09/05/2020
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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Leisurely
    Location (Google Maps):

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

    Hike Leader(s): Debbie Demizio Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 5.3 km

    Description

    This hike follows the main trail along Moody lake to the Morningstar Mill side trail, past the DeCew Falls to Morningstar Mill.

    Dufferin Hi-Land Side Trails, Hike 1 of 7

    9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    09/05/2020
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    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Map 20. Meet at Pine River Provincial Fishing Area roadside parking on River Rd (near km 36.0), just east of Prince of Wales Rd. From Hwy 10 and 89, continue north on Dufferin Rd 19 (Prince of Wales Rd) to junction with River Rd. Turn right/east and look for a large MNR parking area on the left/north side.
    Hike Leader(s): Les Babbage; Nancy Morgan Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 7 km

    Description

    This series of loop or in-and-back hikes will explore all of the side trails in the section. Hikers completing all 7 hikes will be eligible for the Dufferin Hi-Land Side Trails Badge.

    Today we will hike a loop consisting of the Main Trail and Bell Lookout, Meladonna and Kilgorie Side Trails. Bring water and snacks.

    Silent Valley

    10:00 AM
    09/05/2020
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    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Parking area at the north end of 2nd Concession S. off Grey Rd. 18
    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
    Distance: approx 6 km

    Description

    Silent Valley Nature Reserve is the sheltered site that includes the remains of an old barn, stone fences and dug well from original Wilson Homestead, signs of glacer meltwater erosion and a variety of fossils 430 M yrs old. The side trail loops into the main trail which climbs and traverses a section of the escarpment. Map 30.

    High Park and westward

    10:00 AM-2:00 PM
    09/05/2020

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    Hosting Club: Toronto

    Location: Grenadier Cafe, High Park. Outside.
    Hike Leader(s): Wayne Crockett
    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Flat

    Description

    Difficulty: Easy

    Join me for a walk through High Park and along the waterfront to the jewels on the west end, Humber Bay Park East and West. We’ll continue the walk by trail and road back north to Bloor Street between Islington and Royal York.

    Meet me in front of the Grenadier Restaurant in High Park for a 10 am departure. If it is open at that point I’ll be inside by 9:30 that morning. It is about a 15 minute easy walk from High Park Station.

    We will be practicing social distancing during the walk and I will enforce the 10 person limit.

    Meet at:

    Grenadier Cafe, High Park. Outside.

    Additional Notes:


    Dropout available at at various points
    Beginners
    No dogs

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