Beaver Valley

Notice: Hiking Program & COVID-19

Some Bruce Trail Clubs are restarting their hiking program on July 1st. During this time, hikes are for BTC members only and pre-registration is required. Group size is limited to 10.

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  • Cancelled – Sligo South
    10:00 AM
    04/04/2020

    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet on the shoulder of Sideroad 16C near km 87.9 , access off 7th Line, not Grey Road 7. 16C is not a through road. Map 27
    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 in and out hike along the top of the escarpment with views across the valley.  Depending on the winter we have it may be a snowshoe, icer or boot outing.  Please bring appropriate gear.

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  • Cancelled – Webwood Falls to Grey Road 40 (with optional potluck to follow the hike)
    2:00 PM
    04/07/2020

    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet on the shoulder of Sideroad 25, east of Grey Road 7, near km 100.7. Map 27
    Hike Leader(s): Glenda Collings Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Length of Hike: 5 to 6 km

    Description

    This is an out and back hike with great views of Webwood Falls – and the water will be high!  Depending on the winter we have, we may use snowshoes or boots.

    This outing will be followed by a potluck at the home of Diana Dolmer, 152 Slabtown Rd. RR 1 Clarksburg, arrival 4:30 p.m.  You may participate in both the snowshoeing and the potluck or either one.  Please register for the potluck as well if you intend to attend by email or phone,  jddolmer@gmail.com or 519 378 4734. Please bring a potluck main dish, salad or dessert.  Also bring your own dishes, cutlery, glass and drink of choice.  Hosts will provide tea and coffee.  Potlucks will be held even in the hike is cancelled.  Please read the participant guidelines below.

    Participant Guidelines

    1. All kms mentioned are according to maps in Edition 29 of The Bruce Trail Reference.
    2. Please arrive 15 minutes before start of hike.
    3. Participants are expected to wear appropriate attire for the weather and the terrain. In summer, sturdy footwear is necessary. In winter, snowshoes or icers/crampons are needed when conditions dictate. It is a good idea to bring these items if there is snow on the ground and the hike leader will advise you as to the best footwear for the day. Hiking poles are a good idea in any season, especially if the terrain is rocky or slippery. Wearing appropriate clothing and footwear prevents injuries and shows consideration for a safe and positive group hiking experience.
    4. Always carry I.D. and your health card.
    5. Bring sufficient water and snacks (or lunch if indicated).
    6. For spring and summer hikes bring sunscreen and insect repellent.
    7. Please leave dogs at home.
    8. Pace: Leisurely = 3km/hr or less, Medium = 3-4 km/hr, Brisk = 4-5 km/hr, Fast = 5+km/hr

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  • Cancelled – Beaver Valley Valley West
    10:00 AM
    04/09/2020

    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet at the parking area on Grey Road 30, km 74.8 to car pool to the start of the hike on Johnston’s Road. Map 26
    Hike Leader(s): Glenda Collings Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate, Some steep sections
    Length of Hike: approx. 5 km

    Description

    This hike meanders up and down along the escarpment with views and crossings of spring waterways.  Depending on the winter we have, we may use snowshoes or just boots.  It may be muddy, so gaiters would be a good choice.  Please read the participant guidelines below.

    Participant Guidelines

    1. All kms mentioned are according to maps in Edition 29 of The Bruce Trail Reference.
    2. Please arrive 15 minutes before start of hike.
    3. Participants are expected to wear appropriate attire for the weather and the terrain. In summer, sturdy footwear is necessary. In winter, snowshoes or icers/crampons are needed when conditions dictate. It is a good idea to bring these items if there is snow on the ground and the hike leader will advise you as to the best footwear for the day. Hiking poles are a good idea in any season, especially if the terrain is rocky or slippery. Wearing appropriate clothing and footwear prevents injuries and shows consideration for a safe and positive group hiking experience.
    4. Always carry I.D. and your health card.
    5. Bring sufficient water and snacks (or lunch if indicated).
    6. For spring and summer hikes bring sunscreen and insect repellent.
    7. Please leave dogs at home.
    8. Pace: Leisurely = 3km/hr or less, Medium = 3-4 km/hr, Brisk = 4-5 km/hr, Fast = 5+km/hr

     

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  • Cancelled – Beaver Valley End to End Apple Badge #1 of 6
    9:00 AM
    04/11/2020

    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet at km 18.4 on the shoulder of 12th Side Road (note that this is the where the trail exits on the north side of the road, not where it enters down the hill at km 19.1) to car shuttle to the beginning of the hike at the end of Maple Lane in Swiss Meadows subdivision (km 0.0). Maps 24 & 25.
    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: 18.4 km

    Description

    This is Hike #1 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).  Depending on the winter we have, be prepared during the early spring for possible snow, mud, ice and high water in some creeks.  Ensure you bring appropriate gear for a variety of conditions, as well as lunch, snacks and 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

     

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  • Cancelled – Wodehouse Karst & Bill’s Creek
    11:00 AM
    04/12/2020

    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet in the parking area on Sideroad 7A, access from 7th Line, not from Grey Road 7 which is not maintained at this time of year. Map 26
    Hike Leader(s): Claire Ellenwood Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Moderate, Some steep sections
    Length of Hike: Approx. 3 hours km

    Description

    How can you tell which plant is what in the winter? Hoping to get into the forest before it leafs out, we will be looking at bark, bud arrangements on twigs, as well as just where the plant is in the ecosystem which says a lot about narrowing down the species at any time of year. We will be identifying characteristics of some wild native carolinian deciduous forest trees and shrubs.  Our leader Claire, is a local ecosystem restorationist, landscape designer, community greening consultant, and native plant nursery owner. This hike is slow (yes it will be a slower hike as botanists often crawl instead of walk along the Bruce Trail). The hike will go from Sideroad 7A to Bill’s Creek and back. The creek is part of the Wodehouse Karst.  After meandering underground for some time, it gushes out of the cliff face on this hike, down the Beaver Valley slope– a dramatic site especially during spring thaw – a treat for landform enthusiasts to see.

    Participant Guidelines

    1. All kms mentioned are according to maps in Edition 29 of The Bruce Trail Reference.
    2. Please arrive 15 minutes before start of hike.
    3. Participants are expected to wear appropriate attire for the weather and the terrain. In summer, sturdy footwear is necessary. In winter, snowshoes or icers/crampons are needed when conditions dictate. It is a good idea to bring these items if there is snow on the ground and the hike leader will advise you as to the best footwear for the day. Hiking poles are a good idea in any season, especially if the terrain is rocky or slippery. Wearing appropriate clothing and footwear prevents injuries and shows consideration for a safe and positive group hiking experience.
    4. Always carry I.D. and your health card.
    5. Bring sufficient water and snacks (or lunch if indicated).
    6. For spring and summer hikes bring sunscreen and insect repellent.
    7. Please leave dogs at home.
    8. Pace: Leisurely = 3km/hr or less, Medium = 3-4 km/hr, Brisk = 4-5 km/hr, Fast = 5+km/hr

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  • Cancelled – Chuck Grant Loop
    10:00 AM
    04/15/2020

    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Metcalfe Rock parking lot, just south of km 27.9 on 10th Line, Map 25.
    Hike Leader(s): Mike Arkless Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate, Some rocky footing, Some steep sections, Strenuous
    Length of Hike: approx. 9.6 km

    Description

    This hike takes in the Duncan Crevice Caves area, Pinnacle Rock and views from the top of Metcalfe Rock.  Please read the participant guidelines below.

    Participant Guidelines

    1. All kms mentioned are according to maps in Edition 29 of The Bruce Trail Reference.
    2. Please arrive 15 minutes before start of hike.
    3. Participants are expected to wear appropriate attire for the weather and the terrain. In summer, sturdy footwear is necessary. In winter, snowshoes or icers/crampons are needed when conditions dictate. It is a good idea to bring these items if there is snow on the ground and the hike leader will advise you as to the best footwear for the day. Hiking poles are a good idea in any season, especially if the terrain is rocky or slippery. Wearing appropriate clothing and footwear prevents injuries and shows consideration for a safe and positive group hiking experience.
    4. Always carry I.D. and your health card.
    5. Bring sufficient water and snacks (or lunch if indicated).
    6. For spring and summer hikes bring sunscreen and insect repellent.
    7. Please leave dogs at home.
    8. Pace: Leisurely = 3km/hr or less, Medium = 3-4 km/hr, Brisk = 4-5 km/hr, Fast = 5+km/hr

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  • Cancelled – Beaver Valley End to End Apple Badge #2 of 6
    9:00 AM
    04/18/2020

    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet at km 37.5 on the shoulder of the 3rd Line road allowance off Fox Ridge Rd. to car shuttle to the beginning of the hike on the shoulder of 12th Sideroad. Map 25
    Hike Leader(s): Glenda Collings Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Some rocky footing, Some steep sections, Strenuous
    Length of Hike: 20.9 km (includes reroute)

    Description

    This is Hike #2 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).  Depending on the winter we have, be prepared during the early spring for possible snow, mud, ice and high water in some creeks.  Ensure you bring appropriate gear for a variety of conditions, as well as lunch, snacks and 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

     

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  • Cancelled – North of Eugenia (with optional potluck to follow)
    2:00 PM
    04/23/2020

    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet at the leader’s house at 194700 Grey Road 13.
    Hike Leader(s): Ed Stedman Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Length of Hike: 2 hours km

    Description

    This is an in and back hike along the escarpment south of Ed’s house.

    This outing will be followed by a potluck at the home of Dale & Ed, arrival 4:30 p.m.  You may participate in both the hike and the potluck or either one.  Please register for the potluck as well if you intend to attend by email dalestedman@gmail.com or 519 924 0264.  Please bring a potluck main dish, salad or dessert.  Also bring your own dishes, cutlery, glass and drink of choice.  Hosts will provide tea and coffee.  If hikers wish to drop off any dishes with Dale that require preheating, you may drop them off when you arrive for the hike. Potlucks will be held even in the hike is cancelled.

    Participant Guidelines

    1. All kms mentioned are according to maps in Edition 29 of The Bruce Trail Reference.
    2. Please arrive 15 minutes before start of hike.
    3. Participants are expected to wear appropriate attire for the weather and the terrain. In summer, sturdy footwear is necessary. In winter, snowshoes or icers/crampons are needed when conditions dictate. It is a good idea to bring these items if there is snow on the ground and the hike leader will advise you as to the best footwear for the day. Hiking poles are a good idea in any season, especially if the terrain is rocky or slippery. Wearing appropriate clothing and footwear prevents injuries and shows consideration for a safe and positive group hiking experience.
    4. Always carry I.D. and your health card.
    5. Bring sufficient water and snacks (or lunch if indicated).
    6. For spring and summer hikes bring sunscreen and insect repellent.
    7. Please leave dogs at home.
    8. Pace: Leisurely = 3km/hr or less, Medium = 3-4 km/hr, Brisk = 4-5 km/hr, Fast = 5+km/hr

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  • Cancelled – Bayview Escarpment Loop
    10:00 AM
    04/25/2020

    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet on St. Vincent-Sydenham Townline, Sydenham section, km 55.2, Map 30
    Hike Leader(s): Margaret Yaraskavitch Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate, Some rocky footing
    Length of Hike: 13.2 km

    Description

    This hike will follow the main trail and the River Kwai Side Trail through cedar and hardwood forests.  There are several lookouts along the escarpment edge with lovely views over Georgian Bay and the 4th Canadian Division Taining Centre tank range.  Bring a lunch, snacks and 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

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  • Cancelled – Euphrasia St. Vincent Townline to Blantyre
    10:00 AM
    04/27/2020

    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet on the shoulder of Euphrasia St. Vincent Townline, west of Grey Road 7 to carpool to Blantyre for the start of the hike. Map 28
    Hike Leader(s): Glenda Collings Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Length of Hike: 6.3 km

    Description

    This outing will follow the edge of escarpment with views north towards Georgian Bay.  Please read the participant guidelines below.

    Participant Guidelines

    1. All kms mentioned are according to maps in Edition 29 of The Bruce Trail Reference.
    2. Please arrive 15 minutes before start of hike.
    3. Participants are expected to wear appropriate attire for the weather and the terrain. In summer, sturdy footwear is necessary. In winter, snowshoes or icers/crampons are needed when conditions dictate. It is a good idea to bring these items if there is snow on the ground and the hike leader will advise you as to the best footwear for the day. Hiking poles are a good idea in any season, especially if the terrain is rocky or slippery. Wearing appropriate clothing and footwear prevents injuries and shows consideration for a safe and positive group hiking experience.
    4. Always carry I.D. and your health card.
    5. Bring sufficient water and snacks (or lunch if indicated).
    6. For spring and summer hikes bring sunscreen and insect repellent.
    7. Please leave dogs at home.
    8. Pace: Leisurely = 3km/hr or less, Medium = 3-4 km/hr, Brisk = 4-5 km/hr, Fast = 5+km/hr

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