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September 13 - September 19
  • 13
    September 13, 2020

    Riverwood to Leslie Log House

    9:00 AM
    09/13/2020

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    Hosting Club: Toronto

    Location: Islington Subway Stn, MiWay bus 26, Platform D for 9:05 am departure.
    Hike Leader(s): Andrew Proczek & Family
    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Variable
    Distance: 12 km

    Description

    Difficulty: Easy

    Part 3 of my hikes exploring trails along or in proximity of the Credit River we will begin our hike at Riverwood Conservancy and head north on the Culham Trail as far as Eglington Avenue crossing over to stop for lunch at historic Leslie Log House. We will complete the hike by working our way south via Woodland Chase Trail, Mullet Creek watercourse, Trapper’s Green to Sawmill Valley Trail and Culham Trail across the footbridge to Erindale Park. For hikers wishing to return to their cars you can drop out at the 8 km mark and return to Riverwood by way of Burnhamthorpe Rd for a total 10 km loop hike. Or if you are really psyched and willing to do the full 16 km loop by way of Erindale Park you can stay with the group and I will complete the loop with you.

    Meet at:

    Islington Subway Stn, MiWay bus 26, Platform D for 9:05 am departure.

    For drivers going directly to the start of the hike, follow Riverwood Park Ln from Burnhamthorpe Rd W and park in the Main Parking. Walk through MacEwan Terrace Garden to Visual Arts Mississauga Building and washrooms. Wait for the rest of us to arrive. The hike will begin at 10 am.

    Additional Notes:


    Dropout available at at Burnhamthorpe Rd. (8 km)
    Beginners
    Families
    Hiking boots

    Waterdown - Grindstone Creek

    9:00 AM-2:30 PM
    09/13/2020
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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): City View Park south entrance (proceed south on Kerns Road from Dundas/Hwy #5, take second left). BTC Map 9.
    Hike Leader(s): Stuart Law Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
    Distance: 18 km.

    Description

    Rediscover the beauty of hiking closer to home.  Airy woodlands.  Mountain brow breeze.  Epic waterfall and river valley.  Main Trail plus Ian Reid ST, Kerncliff Park ST, King ST, McNally ST and Norman Pearson ST.  Please bring lunch, 3L of water, bug spray and sunscreen.  Hiking boots a must.

    Scotsdale Farm

    10:00 AM-1:00 PM
    09/13/2020
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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Scotsdale Farm 13807 Trafalgar Road north of Highway 401, east side.

    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 8 – 10 km.

    Description

    This hike uses a combination of blue and main Bruce Trail to explore this lovey area, some of it set on the Bennett Heritage Farm. There are areas of rocky terrain with hills, lovely creeks and farm land. Afterwards you can have a closer look at the farm and its history. Bring water, a snack or lunch, hand sanitizer and a mask. This hike is open to BTC members only and you must pre-register. Once you have registered you will receive a list of items to bring. Suitable for determined beginners.
    Leader: Anne Armstrong 905 617 3937 hikingrandma@gmail.com

    Rural Rocks and Obese Side Trails

    1:15 PM
    09/13/2020
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    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Parking area just north of County Road 13/Jenny Street, Wiarton
    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: 4.2 km

    Description

    This hike has a variety of interesting terrain, from large boulders and crevices to wetlands and a pond.  The first section of this trail is challenging, with a lot of climbing up, over and down large rocks.  Map 35.  For more information, call or text 647-918-4180.

    Merritt Island

    2:00 PM-3:30 PM
    09/13/2020
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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Hike
    Location (Google Maps):

    Parking Lot on Merritt Island at the west end of cross street Welland

    Hike Leader(s): Sylvia Wheeler Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 7k

    Description

    Flat hike along paved trail alongside the Welland Canal

  • 14
    September 14, 2020

    Dundas Valley Headwaters

    9:00 AM-1:30 PM
    09/14/2020
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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Happy Wanderers
    Location (Google Maps): Dundas Valley Trail Centre
    Hike Leader(s): Wayne Riley Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr, Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 14 km

    Description

    We will meet at the Dundas Valley Trail Centre parking lot ( fee applies) and hike the main trail to the Headwaters Trail and back

    Pace will be a mix of moderate and brisk depending on the terrain

    Hike leader: Wayne Riley  RSVP thru the hike calendar

    Bring lunch, water, hiking boots, insect repellent, hand sanitizer, a mask, no dogs please

    HAND SANITIZER AND MASK  ARE  MANDATORY   ( mask is not mandatory to wear but must be available )

    Cancellations the morning of the hike please call my cell 289 456 3498

     

  • 15
    September 15, 2020

    Hockley Valley Provincial Nature Reserve

    9:30 AM-2:00 PM
    09/15/2020
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    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: Tuesday Hikers
    Location (Google Maps): Meet in parking lot, north side of Hockley Valley road, between the second and third line of Town of Mono.
    Hike Leader(s): Jim Garrow Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hour
    Terrain: Moderate – some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 12 km

    Description

    We will take the main trail north at  Hockley Valley Road, hike the Tom East Side Trail, continue north on main trail to  Cam Snell Side Trail, hike Cam Snell Side Trail loop and return south on main trail to Hockley Valley Road. There are 4 or 5 invigorating hills and valleys en route. No dogs please; no dropout points; there will be a stop for snacks etc.

    Mono Cliffs - McCarston's Lake/Lookout Loop

    9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    09/15/2020
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    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: Tuesday Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Dufferin Hi-Land, Map 19. Meet at roadside parking at end of 2nd Line EHS, .8 km north of Mono Centre, opposite entrance to Mono Cliffs Outdoor Education Centre.
    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 a loop consisting of the Main Trail and McCarston Lake, Lookout, Clifftop and Walter Tovell Side Trails.

  • 16
    September 16, 2020

    Happy Rolph's

    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    09/16/2020
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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Happy Rolph’s Parking Lot, 650 Read road (Northrup Crescent), St Catharines
    Hike Leader(s): Larry Lloyd Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 6k

    Description

    Semi urban hike through Happy Rolph’s park down to the lake.

    Duntroon Crevice Heights to Glen Huron

    9:00 AM-1:00 PM
    09/16/2020
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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): Kelly-Leigh Thomas (519) 501-8170 Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 12 km

    Description

    Start at Glen Huron village, head along Mad River Side Trail
    and head to km 32.7 to Duntroon Crevices and
    then descend back to Glen Huron to make this a loop.
    There is a steep hill midway.
    Bring Water & Snack

    Mono Cliffs

    9:30 AM-2:30 PM
    09/16/2020
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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Hikers R Us
    Location (Google Maps): Mono Cliffs Map 19
    Hike Leader(s): Wayne Riley Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr, Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 16 k km

    Description

    We will meet at the Mono Community Centre gravel parking lot then hike the Walter Towell, Splitrock, Lookout ST’s and interconnecting parts of the main trail

    Hike leader: Wayne Riley  RSVP thru the hike calendar

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

    Bring water, lunch, hiking boots, sunscreen, insect repellent and no dogs please

    HAND SANITIZER AND MASK ARE MANDATORY (mask is not mandatory to wear but must be available)

    I will advise the responders if there will be a meet place in Milton for carpooling to the hike site

     

    Hockley Valley

    10:00 AM
    09/16/2020

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    Hosting Club: Toronto

    Location: Parking lot on north side of Hockley Road just east of the trail head
    Hike Leader(s): Ruth Zimerman
    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Hilly
    Distance: 14 km

    Description

    Difficulty: Intermediate

    We will hike through the Hockley Valley Provincial Nature Reserve, one of the most challenging sections of the Bruce Trail.

    Meet at:

    Parking lot on north side of Hockley Road just east of the trail head

    North on Hwy 10 past Orangeville to Hockley Road. Turn right and go east about 3 km to parking lot on left.

    Map # 18

    Additional Notes:


    No dropout
    Hiking boots

    Good Companions - Westfield Village

    10:30 AM-12:30 PM
    09/16/2020
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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Good Companions
    Location (Google Maps): Westfield Historical Village, 1049 Kirkwall Rd Ontario
    Hike Leader(s): Lorraine Sherred Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
    Distance: around 7Km.

    Description

    Explore the hidden trails in Westfield Village. We will walk through the Historical Village as well as a trail system behind the village.  Please bring water and a snack or lunch to eat in the park. Bug spray is also recommended. You are required to bring a mask and hand sanitizer. Hamilton Conservation Authority parking rules apply. With pass Free. $10 per car if you do not have a pass. Registration is online.

  • 17
    September 17, 2020

    Thursday Group/River and Ruin Loop

    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    09/17/2020
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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Thursday Group
    Location (Google Maps): Park and meet at Twiss Rd. and No. 8 Side Rd. in the village of Kilbride (Note: Please park along Twiss Rd. only; parking is limited)
    Hike Leader(s): Karen Capindale-Smith Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: approx. 6km

    Description

    This 6km leisurely hike will take us down into the Bronte Creek/Cedar Springs Valley and around the River and Ruin side trail. Please note that the climb out of the valley does include some strenuous hills. Please remember to bring water, a snack, a mask and hand sanitizer. Bug repellent and sunscreen may also be necessary. NOTE: Current Covid-19 Protocol will be in full effect and no sharing will be allowed.

    Please contact Karen Capindale-Smith (Hike Leader) at kjcapindale@gmail.com or (905)749-0914 with questions.

    John Appleton and Beth Gillespie Loops (Peninsula section)

    10:00 AM
    09/17/2020
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    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): BTC parking area on the east side of County Road 9 just south of West Shore Road in Barrow Bay (km 67.2 on Map 38)
    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: 8 kms

    Description

    We will walk south on the road to access the main trail.  From there we will take the John Appleton and Beth Gillespie Side Trails to the main trail.  For the energetic, there will be an opportunity to climb the newly built staircase (completed June 2020) down the escarpment and back up again.  We return via the main trail.  There are a number of beautiful lookouts over Barrow Bay and Little Lake.  For more information, call or text 647-918-4180.

  • 18
    September 18, 2020
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  • 19
    September 19, 2020

    E2E #5 of 10 - Rockway to Short Hills

    8:00 AM-1:00 PM
    09/19/2020
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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Rockway Community Centre
    Hike Leader(s): Margaret Northfield Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Fast
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 17km

    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 Rockway Community Centre 2021 Pelham Rd, St Catharines.  Hike to bottom of Wiley Rd, Short Hills Provincial Park and back.

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

    Woodend to Blue Ghost Tunnel

    9:00 AM-11:00 AM
    09/19/2020
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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Hike
    Location (Google Maps):

    Entrance (15.2 km Map 2) Woodend Conservation Area off Taylor Rd

    Hike Leader(s): Dave Wilson Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 5 km

    Description

    Explore the history surrounding3rd Welland Canal including forgotten buildings, structures and tunnels.

    Upper East Donlands Trail

    9:30 AM
    09/19/2020

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    Hosting Club: Toronto

    Location: East Entrance of Leslie Station on Line 4, the Sheppard subway.
    Hike Leader(s): George Lennon, Thomas Swales
    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Flat
    Distance: 13 km

    Description

    Difficulty: Beginner

    We will travel past the meadows, wetlands, oxbows and woodlands of the upper East Don Valley River trail to Steeles and return through the pristine remnant hardwood stand of Bestview Park, looking for the salmon running along German Mills Creek. We then travel Finch Corridor Recreational Trail to return along Newtonbrook Creek back to the Leslie Subway Station. Bring lunch and water. Masks recommended. All hikers must adhere to social distancing 2 meters separation.

    Meet at:

    East Entrance of Leslie Station on Line 4, the Sheppard subway.

    Take the tunnel at the east end of the platform following the signs marked "TO LESLIE STREET.". A public parking lot is on the North-West side of Leslie/Sheppard and is accessed from Sheppard Avenue and Old Leslie. Arrive at least 20 minutes before departure.

    Additional Notes:


    Dropout available at

    Hockley Valley

    9:30 AM
    09/19/2020

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    Hosting Club: Toronto

    Location: Parking lot on north side of Hockley Road just east of the trail head
    Hike Leader(s): Alex Brown
    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Hilly
    Distance: 14 km

    Description

    Difficulty: Intermediate

    We will hike through the Hockley Valley Provincial Nature Reserve, one of the most challenging sections of the Bruce Trail.

    Meet at:

    Parking lot on north side of Hockley Road just east of the trail head

    North on Hwy 10 past Orangeville to Hockley Road. Turn right and go east about 3 km to parking lot on left.

    Map # 18

    Additional Notes:


    No dropout
    Hiking boots

    History of the Sixteen

    9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    09/19/2020
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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Oakville

    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
    Distance: Approx. 9 km.

    Description

    Come explore the beautiful Sixteen Mile Creek Valley and also learn some of the early history of this area. Mills, a small settlement, road development; all played a part in the early years of this part of Oakville. Bring water, a snack, small first aid kit, hand sanitizer and a mask. Meet at the southeast corner at River Glen Blvd. and Neyagawa near the baseball diamond. Hike starts at 9:30 am. Optional refreshment stop afterwards.
    Leader: Anne Armstrong 905 337 3937 hikingrandma@gmail.com

    Please note that this hike is open to BTC members only and you are required top pre-register online. Once you are registered you will be sent a list of items to bring and protocols to follow.

    WORK PARTY

    9:30 AM-2:00 PM
    09/19/2020
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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): Linda Finley (519) 538-2247 Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Description

    Always plenty to do to maintain our trails!

      Please contact Linda directly for job assignments

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    Dufferin Hi-Land Loop

    9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    09/19/2020
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    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Map 21: Meet at roadside parking at Km 41.7, Prince of Wales Rd and 20 Sideroad.
    Hike Leader(s): Helen Bailey Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Dependent on Conditions, Moderate, Slippery and Steep Sections
    Distance: Approx 9k

    Description

    Main Trail Hike – northbound to Km 47.4.  Return to start via Centre Road and 20 Sideroad.

    Main Trail follows a fairly steep climb on 20 Sideroad, turns north into hardwood forest, runs along a ridge with distant views of farm fields and wind farms, crosses Prince of Wales Rd to follow a small creek bed along a rocky section, hardwood forest and open meadow.

    Return walk is via picturesque country roads, south on Centre Road, west on 20 Sideroad to starting point.

    Note: Dogs are not permitted on this hike because of grazing cattle.

    Kemble Rock Reserve loops

    10:00 AM
    09/19/2020
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    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Roadside parking at the corner of Taylor Sideroad and Cole’s Sideroad (km 138.3).
    Hike Leader(s): Carol Mullin Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium: 3 to 4 km/h
    Terrain: Strenuous: Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing.

    Description

    We will explore above and below the escarpment including the lookout and  Mystery Cabin sidetrail.  If the group wishes, we could lengthen the hike to include some of Kemble Wetlands.  Map 34.  Approx 2-2.5 hours.

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