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  • 9:00 am Niagara-on-the-Lake Tour
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    12/02/2022


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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Urban
    Location (Google Maps): Veterans Memorial Park, park just outside the park on King Street

    Hike Leader(s): Robin Garrett Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 6-7 km

    Description

    Each Friday we will explore different neighbourhoods, trails and parkland throughout Historic Niagara-on-the-Lake.

    Moderate pace with some weeks entirely on sidewalks and roads while others may include a mix of trails and paved pathways. Great way to build up endurance for longer more strenuous hikes.

    Prepare for cooler windy conditions on open parkland and along Lake Ontario and Niagara River trails.

    Plan to stay for conversation and a warm cup of coffee or tea at Sweets & Swirls, Community Centre, Niagara Stone Road, NOTL

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  • Boyd Conservation Park Vaughan
    8:15 AM-1:45 PM
    12/03/2022


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    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Car Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Boyd Conservation Park Vaughan
    Park for free in parking lot before park entrance on Islington Avenue

    Hike Leader(s): Mohammad Aghamiri Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Brisk, Moderate
    Terrain: Hilly, Variable
    Distance: 15-16KM

    Description

    Explore the trails that wind through the beautiful Humber River valley at Boyd Conservation Area and the William Grainger Greenway.

  • 8:30 Iroquoia E2E #2
    8:30 AM-1:30 PM
    12/03/2022


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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Car Pool
    Location (Google Maps): 102.6 to 87.3 West side of 5147 Walkers Line Across from Cemetery. N43.419107 W79.861377 Carpool to Twiss Road Roadside Parking.102.6 N43.447743 W79.953436 Paid Parking

    Hike Leader(s): Alan Laver Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 15.3k

    Description

    This is the 2nd of 7 hikes to complete the Iroquoia section of the Bruce Trail. Dress for the weather and bring icers, gators, snacks and water

  • 9:00 Niagara Glen Hike
    9:00 AM-12:30 PM
    12/03/2022


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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Loop
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Niagara Glen Nature Centre parking lot, 3050 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls. Parking fees may apply.

    Hike Leader(s): Dan Wilson Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Strenuous
    Distance: 11km

    Description

    We will descend into the Niagara Gorge, along stairways cut into the rock and rugged paths that wind through this pristine pocket of Carolinian Forest. View ancient geological formations and fossils dating back millions of years. This is a strenuous hike along the turbulent rapids of the Niagara River and there’s a good chance you will get wet! Please bring icers and hiking poles as this area has steep steps and can get icy.

  • Dunedin Reserve Figure 8
    9:30 AM-1:00 PM
    12/03/2022


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    Hosting Club: Blue Mountains
    Category: Register on-line or sign-in morning of hike
    Location (Google Maps): Hike meets in the parking lot behind Tim Hortons on First St. in Collingwood.

    Hike Leader(s): Dick Edwards Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 8km

    Description

    We will head to Dunedin Valley Nature Preserve parking on 6/7 Sideroad at Conc. 10. Following the white blazed trail south on Conc. 10, we enter the nature preserve on the east side. This area covers mixed terrain and provides a chance to experience a variety of habitats. The trail goes along the banks of a tributary of the Noisy River. After crossing Conc.10, we proceed through some farmers fields to a great view at the bench. We will then return following the road. Bring a snack or lunch and water. Map 21 Ed. 30

  • Kemble Wetlands
    9:30 AM-12:30 PM
    12/03/2022


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    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: General 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): Franziska Edney Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium: 3 to 4 km/h
    Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing
    Distance: 5.5 kms

    Description

    We will hike on the blue Don Richards Side Trail to the white trail, which will take us to The Cedar Point Side Trail.  We then follow the trail south to the Kemble Wetland Trail, back to the cars. Map 34. Hiking time approx. 2 hrs. Poles advised. Please contact hike leader if not interested in car pooling.

  • Cape Chin Side Trail
    10:00 AM
    12/03/2022


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    Hosting Club: Peninsula

    Location (Google Maps): Parking lot at South end of Carter Rd.

    Hike Leader(s): Barbara Reuber Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 3.5 km

    Description

    This easy hike will walk out along the Cape Chin Side Trail and return via the main trail along the beach. If all hikers are interested, we will add an additional 1 km to hike to the lookout at Smokey Head and back. Total time commitment is about 2 hours.

    Bring water, a snack and sturdy shoes.

  • Hilton Falls Ramble
    10:00 AM-1:00 PM
    12/03/2022


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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Hilton Falls 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: Approx. 9 km.

    Description

    Meet in the parking lot at 9:45 am. for a 10:00 am. start to join us for a ramble around the Hilton Falls Conservation Area with its many trails, from easy to more challenging. We will circle the lake and continue on to the Falls. From there we will venture into the Halton Agreement Forest and return to the main Conservation Area trails. We will see the remnants of the mill that used to operate at the Falls. Expect some rocky, uneven terrain. Bring water and a snack. Poles will be useful. Depending on conditions icers might be necessary. Note: Registration required via the Halton Conservation Authority website.
    Leader: Anne Armstrong 905 617 3937 hikingrandma@gmail.com

  • Clappison Woods to Smokey Hollow MAP 9
    10:00 AM-3:00 PM
    12/03/2022


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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Waterdown Walmart Hwy 5 and Hwy 6-Clappisions Corners

    Hike Leader(s): Cathie Green 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: 12-14 kms

    Description

    We will meet at the green x-see map-the far side of Walmart parking near the trucking laneway-we will walk down this laneway to the back of the store and walk along edge of quarry

    to the Bruce trail following the white blazes east to Smokey Hollow ending at Grand Falls-Moderately difficult – some rocky and steep sections- and stairs to view the falls-

    We will take a lunch break at the river and then head back same route along Grindstone Creek- Important to bring ICERS, hiking poles, water, snacks, appropriate footwear and clothing

    Any questions or concerns, please text or email me Cathie 416 931 2095 cathiekygreen@gmail.com

  • Scotsdale Farm
    11:00 AM-3:00 PM
    12/03/2022


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    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Car Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Scotsdale Farm main and side trails.

    Directions: North on Trafalgar Road past Georgetown to Hwy 7. Northwest of & to Silver Creek. Turn right onto Trafalgar Road. Go north about 1.5 km. The parking area is about 0.5 km from the Trafalgar Rd.

    Hike Leader(s): Alex Brown Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Variable
    Distance: 10 km

    Description

    We will hike along the main and side trails on Scotsdale Farm including the newly opened section connecting to the Duff Pit Side Trail. Hike length is flexible and will be based on weather.

    After the hike those interested are invited to join me for refreshments at the Sheppard’s Crook in the of centre of Georgetown.

     

     

  • Urban Walk: Unionville/Toogood Pond
    11:15 AM-2:00 PM
    12/03/2022


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    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Urban Walk
    Location (Google Maps): Meet outside south exit of Markham Pan Am Centre by the flag poles. If commuting by GO Train from Toronto meet in the Great Hall of Union Station (off Front Street) near the information desk with the clock above it by 9:55 to take the 10:14 AM Stouffville Line Train to Unionville GO Station where we will walk to the Pan Am Centre to meet those who are driving to the hike.

    Hike Leader(s): Tom Swales, Juliet Williams Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Flat
    Distance: 12 KM

    Description

    Join us for a hike to Toogood Pond and a loop through the trails north of the pond to 16th Avenue returning to Main Street Unionville where their “Old Tyme Christmas” will run from 2:00 – 6:00 featuring light displays and live music. There will be option of a pub stop. The hike will end at Main Street where hikers may return to the start at their leisure walking south on Main Street to the Markham Pan Am Centre and the GO Train Station.

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    • Boyd Conservation Park Vaughan
      8:15 AM-1:45 PM
      12/03/2022

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      Hosting Club: Toronto
      Category: Car Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Boyd Conservation Park Vaughan
      Park for free in parking lot before park entrance on Islington Avenue

      Hike Leader(s): Mohammad Aghamiri Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Brisk, Moderate
      Terrain: Hilly, Variable
      Distance: 15-16KM

      Description

      Explore the trails that wind through the beautiful Humber River valley at Boyd Conservation Area and the William Grainger Greenway.

    • 8:30 Iroquoia E2E #2
      8:30 AM-1:30 PM
      12/03/2022

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      Hosting Club: Niagara
      Category: Car Pool
      Location (Google Maps): 102.6 to 87.3 West side of 5147 Walkers Line Across from Cemetery. N43.419107 W79.861377 Carpool to Twiss Road Roadside Parking.102.6 N43.447743 W79.953436 Paid Parking

      Hike Leader(s): Alan Laver Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Moderate
      Distance: 15.3k

      Description

      This is the 2nd of 7 hikes to complete the Iroquoia section of the Bruce Trail. Dress for the weather and bring icers, gators, snacks and water

    • 9:00 Niagara Glen Hike
      9:00 AM-12:30 PM
      12/03/2022

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      Hosting Club: Niagara
      Category: Loop
      Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Niagara Glen Nature Centre parking lot, 3050 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls. Parking fees may apply.

      Hike Leader(s): Dan Wilson Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Strenuous
      Distance: 11km

      Description

      We will descend into the Niagara Gorge, along stairways cut into the rock and rugged paths that wind through this pristine pocket of Carolinian Forest. View ancient geological formations and fossils dating back millions of years. This is a strenuous hike along the turbulent rapids of the Niagara River and there’s a good chance you will get wet! Please bring icers and hiking poles as this area has steep steps and can get icy.

    • Dunedin Reserve Figure 8
      9:30 AM-1:00 PM
      12/03/2022

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      Hosting Club: Blue Mountains
      Category: Register on-line or sign-in morning of hike
      Location (Google Maps): Hike meets in the parking lot behind Tim Hortons on First St. in Collingwood.

      Hike Leader(s): Dick Edwards Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
      Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
      Distance: 8km

      Description

      We will head to Dunedin Valley Nature Preserve parking on 6/7 Sideroad at Conc. 10. Following the white blazed trail south on Conc. 10, we enter the nature preserve on the east side. This area covers mixed terrain and provides a chance to experience a variety of habitats. The trail goes along the banks of a tributary of the Noisy River. After crossing Conc.10, we proceed through some farmers fields to a great view at the bench. We will then return following the road. Bring a snack or lunch and water. Map 21 Ed. 30

    • Kemble Wetlands
      9:30 AM-12:30 PM
      12/03/2022

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      Hosting Club: Sydenham
      Category: General 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): Franziska Edney Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Medium: 3 to 4 km/h
      Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing
      Distance: 5.5 kms

      Description

      We will hike on the blue Don Richards Side Trail to the white trail, which will take us to The Cedar Point Side Trail.  We then follow the trail south to the Kemble Wetland Trail, back to the cars. Map 34. Hiking time approx. 2 hrs. Poles advised. Please contact hike leader if not interested in car pooling.

    • Cape Chin Side Trail
      10:00 AM
      12/03/2022

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      Hosting Club: Peninsula

      Location (Google Maps): Parking lot at South end of Carter Rd.

      Hike Leader(s): Barbara Reuber Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Leisurely
      Terrain: Easy
      Distance: 3.5 km

      Description

      This easy hike will walk out along the Cape Chin Side Trail and return via the main trail along the beach. If all hikers are interested, we will add an additional 1 km to hike to the lookout at Smokey Head and back. Total time commitment is about 2 hours.

      Bring water, a snack and sturdy shoes.

    • Hilton Falls Ramble
      10:00 AM-1:00 PM
      12/03/2022

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      Hosting Club: Iroquoia
      Category: General Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Hilton Falls 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: Approx. 9 km.

      Description

      Meet in the parking lot at 9:45 am. for a 10:00 am. start to join us for a ramble around the Hilton Falls Conservation Area with its many trails, from easy to more challenging. We will circle the lake and continue on to the Falls. From there we will venture into the Halton Agreement Forest and return to the main Conservation Area trails. We will see the remnants of the mill that used to operate at the Falls. Expect some rocky, uneven terrain. Bring water and a snack. Poles will be useful. Depending on conditions icers might be necessary. Note: Registration required via the Halton Conservation Authority website.
      Leader: Anne Armstrong 905 617 3937 hikingrandma@gmail.com

    • Clappison Woods to Smokey Hollow MAP 9
      10:00 AM-3:00 PM
      12/03/2022

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      Hosting Club: Iroquoia
      Category: General Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Meet at Waterdown Walmart Hwy 5 and Hwy 6-Clappisions Corners

      Hike Leader(s): Cathie Green 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: 12-14 kms

      Description

      We will meet at the green x-see map-the far side of Walmart parking near the trucking laneway-we will walk down this laneway to the back of the store and walk along edge of quarry

      to the Bruce trail following the white blazes east to Smokey Hollow ending at Grand Falls-Moderately difficult – some rocky and steep sections- and stairs to view the falls-

      We will take a lunch break at the river and then head back same route along Grindstone Creek- Important to bring ICERS, hiking poles, water, snacks, appropriate footwear and clothing

      Any questions or concerns, please text or email me Cathie 416 931 2095 cathiekygreen@gmail.com

    • Scotsdale Farm
      11:00 AM-3:00 PM
      12/03/2022

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      Hosting Club: Toronto
      Category: Car Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Scotsdale Farm main and side trails.

      Directions: North on Trafalgar Road past Georgetown to Hwy 7. Northwest of & to Silver Creek. Turn right onto Trafalgar Road. Go north about 1.5 km. The parking area is about 0.5 km from the Trafalgar Rd.

      Hike Leader(s): Alex Brown Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Moderate
      Terrain: Variable
      Distance: 10 km

      Description

      We will hike along the main and side trails on Scotsdale Farm including the newly opened section connecting to the Duff Pit Side Trail. Hike length is flexible and will be based on weather.

      After the hike those interested are invited to join me for refreshments at the Sheppard’s Crook in the of centre of Georgetown.

       

       

    • Urban Walk: Unionville/Toogood Pond
      11:15 AM-2:00 PM
      12/03/2022

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      Hosting Club: Toronto
      Category: Urban Walk
      Location (Google Maps): Meet outside south exit of Markham Pan Am Centre by the flag poles. If commuting by GO Train from Toronto meet in the Great Hall of Union Station (off Front Street) near the information desk with the clock above it by 9:55 to take the 10:14 AM Stouffville Line Train to Unionville GO Station where we will walk to the Pan Am Centre to meet those who are driving to the hike.

      Hike Leader(s): Tom Swales, Juliet Williams Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Moderate
      Terrain: Flat
      Distance: 12 KM

      Description

      Join us for a hike to Toogood Pond and a loop through the trails north of the pond to 16th Avenue returning to Main Street Unionville where their “Old Tyme Christmas” will run from 2:00 – 6:00 featuring light displays and live music. There will be option of a pub stop. The hike will end at Main Street where hikers may return to the start at their leisure walking south on Main Street to the Markham Pan Am Centre and the GO Train Station.

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  • Car Hike: Scotsdale Farm – Blue and White hike – 18.5KM
    8:30 AM-3:00 PM
    12/04/2022


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    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Car Hike
    Location (Google Maps):

    We meet in the parking lot at Scotsdale Farm. Enter from Trafalgar Road, 1.7KM northwest of Highway 7.

    Hike Leader(s): Fayyaz Mahmood Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Brisk
    Terrain: Rocky, Variable
    Distance: 18.5KM

    Description

    We will be hiking the blue and white trails in the Scotsdale Farm / Silver Creek area. We start on the Bennett Heritage Side Trail (ST) going North to join the Main Bruce trail at 35.1KM, Map 13, Ed 30. We turn back on the Main trail to take the Great Esker ST at 33.4KM. We leave the Great Esker trail to take the new Trafalgar ST, Reservoir ST and finally the Duff Pit ST to return back to the Main trail at 28.4KM. We take the Main trail going north until 31.2KM and take the Maureen Smith ST to return back on the Bennett Heritage ST to return back to the parking lot.

    Dress according to the weather. Hiking boots are required. Bring your lunch and 1.5-2 litres of water.

  • 9:00 Woodend Conservation Area
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    12/04/2022


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

    Woodend Conservation Area

    Hike Leader(s): Alicia Aitchison Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: Approximately 6 km

    Description

    Meet at Woodend Conservation Area, Taylor Road parking lot.  We will hike the Wetland Ridge Side trail, check out the Niagara College ponds and hike back on the main trail.

    Registration required.

     

  • Twiss to Crawford Lake return
    9:30 AM-12:30 PM
    12/04/2022


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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Twiss Road, just below the big hill (Calcium Pits).

    Hike Leader(s): Karen Bergmann 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 kms

    Description

    Starting at Twiss Road, we will hike the main trail through a dense forest and across Guelph Line into Crawford Lake Conservation Area. Hiking around the loop and back to Twiss Road.  A couple of tricky ascents and descents along the way.

  • Terra Cotta Loop
    9:30 AM-2:00 PM
    12/04/2022


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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Roadside parking on Heritage Road

    Hike Leader(s): Pati Greenwood, Jeff Dowsett 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: 15

    Description

    Starting from the roadside parking, the hike will follow the main trail, the Terra Cotta Side Trail, and the Rockside Side Trail to form a loop. Regular breaks and a lunch stop will be included.  Bring snacks, lunch and plenty of water.  Please arrive at 9:15 am as we will depart promptly at 9:30 am.  There will be an optional pub stop following the hike.

  • Sunday Rambles
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    12/04/2022

    Hike open to BTC Members only.


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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Grimsby Lions Pool (1 Elm St) to hike Beamer Memorial Conservation Area

    Hike Leader(s): Colleen Mabalay Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: Approx. 6k

    Description

    Beamer Memorial Conservation Area offers one of Niagara’s most breath-taking and panoramic views of the Niagara Escarpment and Lake Ontario. Hike up the escarpment to the falls, walk along the scenic Lookout and Bruce Trails and soak up the picturesque views of the 40 Mile Creek Valley, the Lake Ontario shoreline and the escarpment ridge from one of the viewing platforms. Bring water and snack.

  • Beginner’s Guide to Snowshoes and Cross-Country Skiis
    10:30 AM
    12/04/2022

    Hike open to BTC Members only.


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    Hosting Club: Sydenham, Peninsula

    Location (Google Maps): 100 Spencer St., Hepworth, ON

    Hike Leader(s): Marg Glendon Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Description

    Learn about how to choose snowshoes and x-country ski equipment that fits you, what is best for your weight and weather conditions. Learn about the importance of layered winter clothing, and appropriate footwear and gloves.

    Snowshoeing and cross country skiing are great winter activities which provide  low impact aerobic exercise and allows you to explore the trails after the regular hiking season is over. It’s easy to learn.  Get ready for the upcoming trail season!

     

  • “Get In The Spirit”
    1:00 PM
    12/04/2022


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    Hosting Club: Peninsula

    Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Bluewater Park Parking Lot beside Dockside Willie’s (402 William St.)

    Hike Leader(s): Marg Glendon Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate

    Description

    Join us for a  hike along two more Peninsula Bruce Trail Club Side Trails (Blue Series) ~ approximately 7 1/2 km.  Meet at the Bluewater parking lot at 402 William St., Wiarton (beside Dockside Willie’s Fish and Chips). Our hike will start at the beginning of the Peninsula Section of the Bruce Trail and follow the Wiarton Side Trail following highway 6, past Spirit Rock Motel and through Spirit Rock Conservation Area -meeting up with the Spirit Rock Side Trail. We will have time to explore and learn more about the ruins of the Corran. You will have an option of descending the Spiral Staircase to view the shoreline, or wait at the top of the staircase before we complete the side trail loop along the cliff side edge. Finally, we will retrace our steps along the Wiarton Side Trail returning to our parking location. Bring along your Christmas bells and good cheer! Shortbread and Apple Cider awaits! ~ 2 1/2 hours

  • CANCELLED Hike Derby Forest RED loop
    1:30 PM-3:30 PM
    12/04/2022


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    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps):

    Parking area at the north end of Georgian Bluffs Conc. 3, north of km 98.7 (Map 32)

    Hike Leader(s): Bill Snel Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely: 3 km/h or less
    Terrain: Easy: Mostly flat and good footing.
    Distance: 5 km

    Description

    CANCELLED Hike the red trail around the outside of the Derby Forest Trails. Contact Bill Snel at w.snel2@gmail.com or landline (519) 470-0584.

  • More events
    • Car Hike: Scotsdale Farm – Blue and White hike – 18.5KM
      8:30 AM-3:00 PM
      12/04/2022

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      Hosting Club: Toronto
      Category: Car Hike
      Location (Google Maps):

      We meet in the parking lot at Scotsdale Farm. Enter from Trafalgar Road, 1.7KM northwest of Highway 7.

      Hike Leader(s): Fayyaz Mahmood Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Brisk
      Terrain: Rocky, Variable
      Distance: 18.5KM

      Description

      We will be hiking the blue and white trails in the Scotsdale Farm / Silver Creek area. We start on the Bennett Heritage Side Trail (ST) going North to join the Main Bruce trail at 35.1KM, Map 13, Ed 30. We turn back on the Main trail to take the Great Esker ST at 33.4KM. We leave the Great Esker trail to take the new Trafalgar ST, Reservoir ST and finally the Duff Pit ST to return back to the Main trail at 28.4KM. We take the Main trail going north until 31.2KM and take the Maureen Smith ST to return back on the Bennett Heritage ST to return back to the parking lot.

      Dress according to the weather. Hiking boots are required. Bring your lunch and 1.5-2 litres of water.

    • 9:00 Woodend Conservation Area
      9:00 AM-10:30 AM
      12/04/2022

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

      Woodend Conservation Area

      Hike Leader(s): Alicia Aitchison Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Moderate
      Distance: Approximately 6 km

      Description

      Meet at Woodend Conservation Area, Taylor Road parking lot.  We will hike the Wetland Ridge Side trail, check out the Niagara College ponds and hike back on the main trail.

      Registration required.

       

    • Twiss to Crawford Lake return
      9:30 AM-12:30 PM
      12/04/2022

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      Hosting Club: Iroquoia
      Category: General Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Twiss Road, just below the big hill (Calcium Pits).

      Hike Leader(s): Karen Bergmann 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 kms

      Description

      Starting at Twiss Road, we will hike the main trail through a dense forest and across Guelph Line into Crawford Lake Conservation Area. Hiking around the loop and back to Twiss Road.  A couple of tricky ascents and descents along the way.

    • Terra Cotta Loop
      9:30 AM-2:00 PM
      12/04/2022

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      Hosting Club: Iroquoia
      Category: General Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Roadside parking on Heritage Road

      Hike Leader(s): Pati Greenwood, Jeff Dowsett 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: 15

      Description

      Starting from the roadside parking, the hike will follow the main trail, the Terra Cotta Side Trail, and the Rockside Side Trail to form a loop. Regular breaks and a lunch stop will be included.  Bring snacks, lunch and plenty of water.  Please arrive at 9:15 am as we will depart promptly at 9:30 am.  There will be an optional pub stop following the hike.

    • Sunday Rambles
      10:00 AM-12:00 PM
      12/04/2022

      Hike open to BTC Members only.


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      Hosting Club: Iroquoia
      Category: General Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Meet at Grimsby Lions Pool (1 Elm St) to hike Beamer Memorial Conservation Area

      Hike Leader(s): Colleen Mabalay Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
      Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
      Distance: Approx. 6k

      Description

      Beamer Memorial Conservation Area offers one of Niagara’s most breath-taking and panoramic views of the Niagara Escarpment and Lake Ontario. Hike up the escarpment to the falls, walk along the scenic Lookout and Bruce Trails and soak up the picturesque views of the 40 Mile Creek Valley, the Lake Ontario shoreline and the escarpment ridge from one of the viewing platforms. Bring water and snack.

    • Beginner's Guide to Snowshoes and Cross-Country Skiis
      10:30 AM
      12/04/2022

      Hike open to BTC Members only.


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      Hosting Club: Sydenham, Peninsula

      Location (Google Maps): 100 Spencer St., Hepworth, ON

      Hike Leader(s): Marg Glendon Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Description

      Learn about how to choose snowshoes and x-country ski equipment that fits you, what is best for your weight and weather conditions. Learn about the importance of layered winter clothing, and appropriate footwear and gloves.

      Snowshoeing and cross country skiing are great winter activities which provide  low impact aerobic exercise and allows you to explore the trails after the regular hiking season is over. It’s easy to learn.  Get ready for the upcoming trail season!

       

    • "Get In The Spirit"
      1:00 PM
      12/04/2022

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      Hosting Club: Peninsula

      Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Bluewater Park Parking Lot beside Dockside Willie’s (402 William St.)

      Hike Leader(s): Marg Glendon Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Moderate

      Description

      Join us for a  hike along two more Peninsula Bruce Trail Club Side Trails (Blue Series) ~ approximately 7 1/2 km.  Meet at the Bluewater parking lot at 402 William St., Wiarton (beside Dockside Willie’s Fish and Chips). Our hike will start at the beginning of the Peninsula Section of the Bruce Trail and follow the Wiarton Side Trail following highway 6, past Spirit Rock Motel and through Spirit Rock Conservation Area -meeting up with the Spirit Rock Side Trail. We will have time to explore and learn more about the ruins of the Corran. You will have an option of descending the Spiral Staircase to view the shoreline, or wait at the top of the staircase before we complete the side trail loop along the cliff side edge. Finally, we will retrace our steps along the Wiarton Side Trail returning to our parking location. Bring along your Christmas bells and good cheer! Shortbread and Apple Cider awaits! ~ 2 1/2 hours

    • CANCELLED Hike Derby Forest RED loop
      1:30 PM-3:30 PM
      12/04/2022

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      Hosting Club: Sydenham
      Category: General Hike
      Location (Google Maps):

      Parking area at the north end of Georgian Bluffs Conc. 3, north of km 98.7 (Map 32)

      Hike Leader(s): Bill Snel Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Leisurely: 3 km/h or less
      Terrain: Easy: Mostly flat and good footing.
      Distance: 5 km

      Description

      CANCELLED Hike the red trail around the outside of the Derby Forest Trails. Contact Bill Snel at w.snel2@gmail.com or landline (519) 470-0584.

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  • Caledon Hills End to End – Dec 5, 6, 7, 2022
    8:00 AM-3:00 PM
    12/05/2022

    Sorry, the registration cut-off time for this hike has been reached.

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    Hike open to BTC Members only.

    This is a Multi-Day Hike

    You are signing up for the following dates and times:

    2022-12-05 at 08:00
    2022-12-06 at 08:00
    2022-12-07 at 08:00

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Special Event
    Location (Google Maps): We are meeting at 8am at the Mono Community Centre on our first day of hiking.

    Hike Leader(s): Ruth Moffatt Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Brisk
    Terrain: Difficult
    Distance: 20-25km each day

    Description

    This is an End to End of the Caledon Hills section of trail and is intended only for this who are able to participate in all 3 days. I will try to make the badges available on our last day $10.  A schedule will be sent out about one week prior to our start date.
    If you have any questions about your hike, please contact the Hike Leader.

    REMINDERS:
    1. Arrival:
    •    Please arrive 15 minutes before start of hike.
    2. Clothing and Footwear:
    •    Hikers are expected to wear (or carry) appropriate attire for the
    weather and the terrain. This will prevent injuries and show
    consideration for a safe and positive group hiking experience.
    •    Sturdy footwear is necessary.
    •    Hiking poles are not required but are a good idea in any season,
    especially if the terrain is rocky or slippery.
    3. What to Pack:
    •    I.D. and your health card – Do not leave any valuable items in your car particularly where they may be visible.
    •    Water (minimum 1.5 L) and snacks and lunch
    •    Sunscreen
    •    First aid kit, including personal medication.  Note: Hike Leaders cannot provide medication (including pain relievers and antihistamines).  Your first aid kit should include: bandaids, sterile
    gauze pads, a tensor bandage, Sam splint, moleskin, SteriStrips for lacerations, antiseptic ointment, ASA, ibuprofen, Benadryl, gravol, imodium and personal medications.
    4. COVID-19 Protocols:
    •    Each hiker must perform a self-screening check before hiking. Stay home if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms.
    •    All hikers are to follow the guidelines for safe hiking laid out on the BTC website.
    •    Hikers who experience COVID-19 symptoms following a hike must inform their local public health unit.
    •    Optional Items: Please bring your own hand sanitizer and mask.
    5. Please leave dogs at home.
    6. This is a shuttle hike; everyone will be asked to participate in the shuttle. Please wear masks while in the vehicle.
    7. Please bring your icers/crampons in case the trail is icy.

  • 9:00 Rotary Park
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    12/05/2022


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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Rotary Park 395 Pelhan Rd

    Hike Leader(s): Sheila Massey Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate

    Description

    Hiking in and around Rotary Park and 12 Mile Creek

  • 9:00am Side Trail Challenge #6 – Rockway, Lower Falls, Midway, Staff, Louth (REPEAT)
    9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    12/05/2022


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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: In and Out
    Location (Google Maps): Rockway Community Centre – Enter from Rockway Road just east of Wessel Drive.

    Hike Leader(s): Robin Garrett Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 12k

    Description

    Take Rockway ST to the end. Hike back to where it meets Lower Falls Side Trail (km 47.9). Take Main Trail until it meets Lower Falls Side Trail. Take Lower Falls Side Trail until it meets main trail again then continue up Midway Side Trail until it meets Main trail again. Take Main Trail up the hill until it meets Staff Ave ST. Take Staff Ave ST out and back. Then take Louth Side Trail until it meets Main Trail (km 51.2). Turn right and follow Main trail back to Rockway. Photos required towards side trail badge are: 1) Upper Rockway Falls 2) Lower Rockway Falls 3) Moss covered boulders on Louth ST 4) Lower Louth Falls.
    Must complete all 20 side trails to earn the Side Trails badge.

  • Easy Monday Hikes
    1:00 PM
    12/05/2022


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    Hosting Club: Peninsula

    Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Head of the Trails parking lot of Cyprus Lake Campground.

    Hike Leader(s): Marg Glendon Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: `~3 km

    Description

    Easy hikes are short hikes (<3 KM) that are generally flat with little elevation change and mostly clear of tree roots and rocks. The pace is slow. Hikes are adjusted according to weather conditions. Footwear with good tread and ankle support are recommended. Hiking poles are recommended, but not required. Bring a small backpack to carry water and light snacks.

    We will walk from the parking lot to Horseshoe Lake Trail. Our first stop is pretty Horseshoe Lake. Then, we continue through the mixed forest to the Georgian Bay shoreline. We will stop here for a nutrition break. Then, retrace our steps to Head of the Trails.

    Park fees apply.

    Minimum group size- 4

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  • 9:00 NEW VENUE Rockway Conservation
    9:00 AM-11:30 AM
    12/06/2022


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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Loop
    Location (Google Maps): Rockway Conservation Area
    Pelham Road, St Catherines

    Hike Leader(s): Alan Laver Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 10km

    Description

    Changing it up for December only.

    Hike the trails in and around Rockway towards Louth or effingham

  • 9:15 Short hike, Pelham Road, Short Hills
    9:15 AM-10:45 AM
    12/06/2022


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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Loop
    Location (Google Maps): Pelham Road entrance, Short Hills Provincial Park

    Hike Leader(s): janet davey Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 6 kms

    Description

    Hike the main and side trails in Short Hills.  Bring hiking boots and water.

  • Pacific Slope Friendship Trail
    9:30 AM
    12/06/2022


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    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): park @ km 74.3 in the Beaver Valley section (Johnston’s Sideroad)
    Map 26 Edition 30

    Hike Leader(s): Kristina Rettie Click here to contact the hike leader.

    Pace: Brisk
    Terrain: Strenuous
    Length of Hike: 12km

    Description

    The Pacific Slope Trail follows the main Bruce Trail. This hike will be an in and out hike of ups and downs with a side step onto the Stew Hilts Side Trail.

    Please be prepared with icer’s and/or snowshoes depending on conditions.

    Bring snack and water.  Please no dogs.

    COVID-19 Precautions Before, During and After your Hike

    1. Each hiker joining a Bruce Trail Club organized hike must perform a self-screening check before hiking.
      Find Ontario’s self-assessment tool here: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/
    2. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, stay home.
    3. Personal Protective Equipment:
      • Hikers may choose to wear masks

    Transportation

    It is the Bruce Trail Conservancy’s current policy that car shuttles are allowed.  It is at the discrepancy of individual hike leaders to make that decision.

    Other Guidelines

    1. Arrive 15 minutes before the start of the hike.
    2. Wear sturdy footwear and appropriate attire for the weather and the terrain.
      Hiking poles are a good idea in any season, especially if the terrain is rocky or slippery. In winter, snowshoes or icers/crampons are needed when conditions dictate.
      Wearing appropriate clothing and footwear prevents injuries and shows consideration for a safe and positive group hiking experience.
    3. Always carry I.D. and your health card.
    4. Bring sufficient water and snacks (or lunch if indicated). A minimum of 1L of water is recommended on all hikes, and 3L is recommended for long, challenging hikes in the heat of the summer.
    5. Bring sunscreen and insect repellent (for spring and summer hikes).
    6. Bring your own first aid kit.
    7. Please leave dogs at home.

  • The Dingle Trail, Caledon
    9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    12/06/2022


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    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: Tuesday Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Caledon Hills, Map 17, Innis Lake Rd just north of Finnerty Sideroad (Km 31.7)

    Hike Leader(s): Julie Daley, Les Babbage, Inge Eckerich, Tony Evangelista Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely, Medium
    Terrain: Moderate, Slippery and Steep Sections
    Distance: Longer Hike: 8 km; Shorter Hike: 3 km

    Description

    We will hike north to the end of Innis Lake Rd, where we enter a wooded area, crossing streams, hiking up, down and around in The Dingle. After 3 km we will hike a short portion of the Oak Ridges Moraine Trail to a lookout and bench, then return.  For those wishing a short hike, turn around as we enter The Dingle, approx 3 km.

  • Crawford Forestry Tract and Yaremko Ridley Park Trail
    9:30 AM-1:30 PM
    12/06/2022


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    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: Tuesday Hikers
    Location (Google Maps): Iroquoia Section – Map 10; roadside parking on Twiss Rd. north of Derry Rd.

    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: 10 – 13 km depending on trail conditions

    Description

    From roadside parking on Twiss Rd. we will first hike south through the Yaremko Ridley park  as far as Derry Rd. and return. We will then hike the Crawford Forestry Tract to Guelph Line and return. Depending on trail , weather conditions, and time, we can hike into Crawford Lake, hike the boardwalk around the Lake and return. Distance – 10 km; adding in hiking into Crawford Lake – 13 km.

    Bring water, snacks/lunch, poles(optional), icers recommended! Dress for the  weather conditions.

    Carpooling if possible is recommended as there is limited parking on Twiss Rd.  Consider wearing a mask if carpooling.

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  • Paid Outing  Iroquoia E2E-in-6 led by Bryon Robertson | Weekdays, Brisk
    8:00 AM-4:00 AM
    12/08/2022

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

    This is a Multi-Day Hike

    You are signing up for the following dates and times:

    2022-12-08 at 08:00
    2022-12-09 at 08:00
    2022-12-12 at 08:00
    2022-12-13 at 08:00
    2022-12-14 at 08:00
    2022-12-15 at 08:00


    Registration Required:

    Registration Costs
    Members - $30.00
    Child Members - $0.00
    Non-Members - $0.00
    Child Non-Members - $0.00


    Click here to register for this hike (1 spots remaining)

    Please Note: Refunds are not allowed for this hike


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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Iroquoia E2E-in-Six
    Location (Google Maps): Various locations throughout the Iroquoia section of the Bruce Trail

    Hike Leader(s): Bryon Robertson Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr
    Terrain: Dependent on Conditions, Slippery and Steep Sections, Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
    Distance: 18 – 22km /day

    Description

    This is a special series of 6 hikes to complete the Iroquoia section of the Bruce Trail.  There will be a new accomplishment badge, included in the registration fee – which is currently being designed and will be mailed to hikers who complete the series once it is available.  (It is unfortunately, unlikely to be available by the time of the sixth hike)

    For this inaugural E2E in 6, we will be following the main trail southbound eventually finishing in Grimsby. Please note that you are signing up for the entire series of six hikes. The Iroquoia in 6 series is geared to experienced long distance hikers with the expectation of a 3.5  to 5.0 km/ hr. pace maintained over an 18 to 22 km day.  No dropout points have been established and therefore hikers who must drop out, will be responsible for their own transportation.

    Hikers will be expected to to be wearing proper hiking boots and layered clothing with the expectation of cool and possible wet weather conditions. Sufficient food and water for a full day of hiking is required and hiking poles, crampons and wet weather gear are recommended. A 20 minute on-trail lunch break will be scheduled.

    The fee goes towards supporting the Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club, which in turn supports the mission of the Bruce Trail Conservancy, which is: “Preserving a ribbon of wilderness, for everyone, forever.”

    For the time being, registration for the Iroquoia E2E-in-Six will be limited to members of the Bruce Trail Conservancy.  Hikers can belong to any section.

    maximum of 1 (of the 6) hikes can be self-completed as a result of scheduling challenges, but it is intended that this badge be earned while hiking as part of a group led by a certified hike leader.

    Please note there are no refunds!

    This particular set of 10 hikes is intended to be BRISK.  Please be honest about your degree of physical fitness prior to registration.

    TRANSPORTATION

    This series will be through hikes and will require car shuttling, you must be willing to drive or to be a passenger. Some parking locations require paid parking, and hikes that enter Halton Conservation Areas will require reservations.  The fee for the E2E-in-Six does not cover any parking/entry fees for hikers who are not members of the Halton CA and/or Hamilton CA.  If the group has enough hikers who are members of a CA, those will be the cars chosen to park in those areas so as to minimize costs.  At least one hike starts at one CA and ends at another, so parking fees are unavoidable for non-CA members.

     

  • 9:00 am NEW TIME Long Hike Jordan to Moyer / Louth
    9:00 AM-11:30 AM
    12/08/2022


    Registration Required:

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    Hosting Club: Niagara

    Location (Google Maps):

    Jordan Hollow Park 3039 King St Jordan

    Hike Leader(s): Alan Laver

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    10k

    Description

    From Jordan Hollow Hike the main trail to Upper and Lower Balls Falls, Moyer Road or Louth and Return. You must register for each hike. Dress for the weatherBring Poles, snack a drink and ices

  • 9:15 Short hike, Jordan Hollow
    9:15 AM-10:45 AM
    12/08/2022


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    Hosting Club: Niagara

    Location (Google Maps): Jordan Hollow Park, Jordan

    Hike Leader(s): Bill Russell Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Strenuous
    Distance: 6 kms

    Description

    Hike the main trail and side trails around Jordan and Balls Falls.

  • Terra Cotta Conservation Area
    9:30 AM-11:30 AM
    12/08/2022


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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): First parking lot at Terra Cotta Conservation Area.

    Hike Leader(s): Karen Bergmann Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: About 8 kms

    Description

    You will need to pay an entry fee ($6.50 adults, $5.00 seniors). No need to register ahead of time.  We will hike around the park and exit onto the main Bruce Trail and around to Winston Churchill Blvd and back to the parking lot.  This hike is dependent on weather conditions.

  • 7:00 pm Moonlight & Holiday Lights – Night Hike in Niagara on the Lake
    7:00 PM-8:30 PM
    12/08/2022


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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Night
    Location (Google Maps): Veteran’s Memorial Park, park just outside the park on King Street

    Hike Leader(s): Robin Garrett Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 6-7 km

    Description

    Moonlight Nike Hike – Take in the magic of the rising moon over the Lake Ontario and the Niagara River. This hike includes a stop to connect with your senses – sights, sounds, smells and the rhythm of your breath. We will also walk through the streets of Historic Old Town to enjoy the holiday lights.
    Bring a night light and dress for weather. Counts towards your night hike badge (5 night hikes) and winter badge (15 hikes between December 21st and March 20th).

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  • Niagara-on-the-Lake Tour
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    12/09/2022


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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Urban
    Location (Google Maps): Meet on King St near Centre St (just outside of Veteran’s Memorial Park

    Hike Leader(s): Margaret Northfield Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 5-6km

    Description

    Each Friday we will explore different neighbourhoods, trails and parkland throughout Historic Niagara-on-the-Lake.

    Moderate pace with some weeks entirely on sidewalks and roads while others may include a mix of trails and paved pathways. Great way to build up endurance for longer more strenuous hikes.

    Prepare for cooler windy conditions on open parkland and along Lake Ontario and Niagara River trails.

    Plan to stay for conversation and a warm cup of coffee or tea at Sweets & Swirls, Community Centre, Niagara Stone Road, NOTL2020

  • North Street to Penstocks
    10:00 AM
    12/09/2022


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    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet on the shoulder, on the south side, turn cars to face east, at the end of North St. in Eugenia. (North St. is directly north of The Top O’ The Rock store.) km 58.3, Map 26, Edition 30.

    Hike Leader(s): Glenda Collings Click here to contact the hike leader.

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Some steep sections
    Length of Hike: Approx. 6 km

    Description

    We’ll be hiking along the escarpment through forest to the Beaver Valley landmark “The Penstocks” and then returning to our cars.  Some great views to be had!  Please bring snowshoes and icers/crampons and we’ll decide on the day which we need.
    COVID-19 Precautions Before, During and After your Hike

    Each hiker joining a Bruce Trail Club organized hike must perform a self-screening check before hiking.
    Find Ontario’s self-assessment tool here: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/
    If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, stay home.
    Personal Protective Equipment:
    Hikers may choose to wear masks

    Transportation

    It is the Bruce Trail Conservancy’s current policy that car shuttles are allowed.  It is at the discrepancy of individual hike leaders to make that decision.

    Other Guidelines

    Arrive 15 minutes before the start of the hike.
    Wear sturdy footwear and appropriate attire for the weather and the terrain.
    Hiking poles are a good idea in any season, especially if the terrain is rocky or slippery. In winter, snowshoes or icers/crampons are needed when conditions dictate.
    Wearing appropriate clothing and footwear prevents injuries and shows consideration for a safe and positive group hiking experience.
    Always carry I.D. and your health card.
    Bring sufficient water and snacks (or lunch if indicated). A minimum of 1L of water is recommended on all hikes, and 3L is recommended for long, challenging hikes in the heat of the summer.
    Bring sunscreen and insect repellent (for spring and summer hikes).
    Bring your own first aid kit.
    Please leave dogs at home.

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  • Red Hill Creek to MacDui Dr. (+Sidetrails) Shuttle Hike
    8:30 AM-12:30 PM
    12/10/2022


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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Sideways
    Location (Google Maps): Red Hill Creek Side Trail to MacDui Dr. Side Trail

    Hike Leader(s): Freddy Wang Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hour
    Terrain: Moderate – some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 16.6 km

    Description

    This is one for the badge hunters. We’ll not only complete 12.3 km of the Bruce Trail, we’ll also complete all following side trails along the way as there-and-backs: Mohawk, Red Hill, Kingsview Dr., Paramount Park, Glover Mountain Rd., New Mountain Rd, Veever’s Park, Oakridge Drive, Millen Road, and MacDui Drive which will count towards the Iroquoia Side Trail Challenge badge.

    We will meet at the street parking on MacDui Drive, then shuttle to the Mohawk 4 Ice Centre on Mountain Brow Blvd. From there, we will complete the Mohawk Side Trail, then hike east along the Bruce Trail through King’s Forest, Felker’s Conservation Area, Devil’s Punch Bowl, and returning to MacDui Dr. Side Trail back to our cars. We will be in the forest for the majority of the hike. 

     

    Bring water, snacks, and clothing layers. Poles optional. Please arrive at 8:15 am as we will leave promptly at 8:30 am.

    Questions? Contact Hike leader – Freddy Wang – fwang175@gmail.com. 416-788-1567. 

     

    Please check email before leaving home. Hike may be cancelled due to weather. Please contact hike leader if you need to cancel last minute. Thank you.

  • 8:30 Iroquoia E2E #3
    8:30 AM-1:30 PM
    12/10/2022


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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Car Pool
    Location (Google Maps): 87.3 to 68.8 1826 Snake Road. Roadside Parking N43.317174 W79.892363 Car Pool to West side of Walkers Line Across from Cemetery. 87.3 N43.419107 W79.861377 Paid Parking

    Hike Leader(s): Alan Laver Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 18.5k

    Description

    This is the 3rd of 7 hikes to complete the Iroquoia section of the Bruce Trail. Dress for the weather and bring icers, gators, snacks and water

  • 9:00 Woodend Hike
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    12/10/2022


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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Loop
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Woodend Conservation Area parking lot off Taylor Road.

    Hike Leader(s): Dan Wilson Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 6 km

    Description

    We will hike the main trail, as well as a few side trails above and below the escarpment. Please bring hiking poles and icers, if necessary.

  • Bognor Marsh
    9:30 AM
    12/10/2022


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    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, There might be icy and slippery sections.
    Distance: 6.5 kms

    Description

    We will explore Bognor Marsh and hope to keep our feet dry if the ground is frozen.  We take the main trail around the marsh and continue north until we meet the Bognor Marsh Side Trail.  We return via the side trail to the parking lot on the main trail.  Depending upon the conditions, icers or snowshoes may be needed.  Hiking poles are helpful.  (Map 29).

    If you wish to meet at Bognor Marsh, please contact the hike leader.

  • Margaret Paull
    9:30 AM-1:00 PM
    12/10/2022


    Registration Required:

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    Hosting Club: Blue Mountains
    Category: Register on-line or sign-in morning of hike
    Location (Google Maps): Hike meets in the parking lot behind Tim Hortons on First St. in Collingwood.

    Hike Leader(s): Myra Campbell Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely – 3 km/hr. or less
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing, Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 5km

    Description

    We will drive via Grey Rd 119 to the end of the 6th Line in the Beaver Valley section. We will hike along the white blazed trail to km 11.3 where it joins up with the Margaret Paull Side Trail. We will follow the side trail back to the white blazed trail, then return to the cars. Bring water and a snack. Map 24 Ed. 30

  • Toronto Island by Night
    4:00 PM-6:45 PM
    12/10/2022


    Registration Required:

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    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Urban Walk
    Location (Google Maps): Jack Layton Ferry Terminal

    Hike Leader(s): Tom Swales, David Royle, Andrew Proczek, Peter Leeney Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Flat, Other (Refer to Description)
    Distance: 9 km

    Description

    • Join us for a leisurely walk on The Toronto Islands from Ward Island to the Gibraltar Point Lighthouse, returning via the paths and trails along the northern side with great views of the city at night.

    Route: https://onthegomap.com/s/rdt1vns0

    Please bring a headlamp or flashlight. Icers are strongly recommended but keep an eye on the weather forecast. The lake side of the island is generally breezy so dress in layers. Bring a litre of water and possibly snacks.

    After the walk we’ll head to a pub near the ferry terminal for refreshments and seasonal cheer.

    We will take the Ward Island Ferry scheduled for 4 pm, please arrive at the Jack Layton Terminal by 3:45.

    Fares: Adult Return, $8.70 ; Senior Return (65+), $5.60 ; Youth Return (under 19 with ID), $5.60 ; Junior Return (under 14), $4.10. You can purchase your ticket online at: https://secure.toronto.ca/FerryTicketOnline/tickets2/index.jsp

    Our aim will be to catch the 6:45 return ferry from Ward Island so we can be at the Fox on Bay Pub by about 7:15. Please email Tom at tjswales@gmail.com if you want to join us at the pub so we can provide them with an accurate count.

    The Fox, 35 Bay. https://www.foxonbay.ca/

     

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  • Easy Monday Hikes
    1:00 PM
    12/12/2022


    Registration Required:

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    Hosting Club: Peninsula

    Location (Google Maps): Cape Hurd Alvar Bay Nature Reserve – located at 745 Cape Hurd Road about 20 minutes south of Tobermory. Follow Cape Hurd Road west, past MacArthur Road. After the curve on the road, travel about 1 km. Cape Hurd Alvar Bay Nature Reserve is located on the west side of the road. Roadside parking.

    Hike Leader(s): Marg Glendon

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: ~2 km

    Description

    Easy hikes are short hikes (<3 KM) that are generally flat with little elevation change and mostly clear of tree roots and rocks. Hikes are adjusted according to weather conditions. Footwear with good tread and ankle support are recommended. Hiking poles are recommended, but not required. Bring a small backpack to carry water and light snacks.

    We will begin our hike at the roadside and walk along the Cape Hurd Reserves Nature Trail to the shoreline. The shoreline is rocky,  explore the shoreline at your comfort level. The Cape Hurd Alvar Nature Reserve is home to rare species such as the Massasauga Rattlesnake, Little Brown Myotis Bat and the Eastern Wood-Pewee. We will have a nutrition break at the shoreline and retrace our steps to the beginning of our hiie.

    Learn more about Cape Hurd Alvar Nature Reserve here: https://escarpment.ca/see-our-reserves/bruce-county-and-huron-shore/cape-hurd-alvar-bay

    Minimum group size- 4

  • 19:00 Winter Festival of Lights
    7:00 PM-8:30 PM
    12/12/2022


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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Night
    Location (Google Maps): Floral Showhouse, Niagara Parkway, just south of the Falls

    Hike Leader(s): Margaret Northfield Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 5-6km

    Description

    Get your cameras ready for the Annual Winter Festival of Lights hike.  Get into a festive mood with a walk around the Falls for this annual event.  Stay afterwards for hot apple cider and festive treats.  Feel free to share your favourite treats.

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  • 9:00 NEW VENUE Rockway Conservation
    9:00 AM-11:30 AM
    12/13/2022


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    Hosting Club: Niagara

    Location (Google Maps): Rockway Conservation Area
    Pelham Road, St Catherines

    Hike Leader(s): Alan Laver

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    10km

    Description

    Changing it up for December only.

    Hike the trails in and around Rockway towards Louth or effingham

  • 9:15 Short hike, Pelham Road, Short Hills
    9:15 AM-10:45 AM
    12/13/2022


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    Hosting Club: Niagara

    Location (Google Maps): Pelham Road entrance, Short Hills Provincial Park

    Hike Leader(s): janet davey Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 6 kms

    Description

    Hike the main and side trails in Short Hills.  Bring hiking boots and water.

  • Halton Agreement Forest (meeting place change)
    9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    12/13/2022


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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Halton Agreement Forest – Fourth Line and 10 Side Road – park roadside along the curve.

    Hike Leader(s): Karen Bergmann Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Fast – 5+ km/hr, Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: About 8 kms

    Description

    We will hike several trails in this large forest. No big hills, but plenty of rocks and roots to navigate. Bring icers just in case.

  • Culham Trail – Streetsville
    9:30 AM-1:00 PM
    12/13/2022


    Registration Required:

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    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: Car Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Vic Johnston Community Centre – Church St., Streetsville (Park in the lower lot near ball diamond).
    From Hwy 401 come south on Mississauga Rd. Pass Argentia Rd. and, at the next lights, turn left to stay on Mississauga Rd. Follow 3 km into Streetsville (where Mississauga Rd. becomes Queen St.) and turn left on Church St. OR,
    From QEW or Hwy 403 come north on Erin Mills Pkwy, then – just south of Erin Mills Town Centre Mall – turn right on Eglinton, then left at lights on to Mississauga Rd. Follow for 2 km to right turn at Church St.
    If you get lost phone Peter’s cell 905-301-4091

    Hike Leader(s): Peter Leeney Date: November 16, 2021
    GPS Location: 43.5800, -79.70878

    Hike Leader(s): Peter Leeney Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Flat
    Distance: 8 km

    Description

    We will walk north along the Credit River for 4 km and then return by the same route.

  • Maple Lane into Loree
    9:30 AM
    12/13/2022


    Registration Required:

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    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Park at km 0 of the Beaver Valley section on Maple Lane (please do not block driveways)

    Hike Leader(s): Kristina Rettie Click here to contact the hike leader.

    Pace: Brisk
    Terrain: Moderate, Some steep sections
    Length of Hike: 8.5km

    Description

    This is an in and out hike that will take us up along the top of the ski hill and into Loree forest. It will start off fairly easy to get our legs warmed up then some steep climbs to the top of Loree. We will take a much deserved break before retracing our step back to our cars.

    Please be prepared with icer’s and/or snowshoes (depending on conditions we may shorten hike)

    Bring snack and water.  Please no dogs.

    COVID-19 Precautions Before, During and After your Hike

    1. Each hiker joining a Bruce Trail Club organized hike must perform a self-screening check before hiking.
      Find Ontario’s self-assessment tool here: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/
    2. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, stay home.
    3. Personal Protective Equipment:
      • Hikers may choose to wear masks

    Transportation

    It is the Bruce Trail Conservancy’s current policy that car shuttles are allowed.  It is at the discrepancy of individual hike leaders to make that decision.

    Other Guidelines

    1. Arrive 15 minutes before the start of the hike.
    2. Wear sturdy footwear and appropriate attire for the weather and the terrain.
      Hiking poles are a good idea in any season, especially if the terrain is rocky or slippery. In winter, snowshoes or icers/crampons are needed when conditions dictate.
      Wearing appropriate clothing and footwear prevents injuries and shows consideration for a safe and positive group hiking experience.
    3. Always carry I.D. and your health card.
    4. Bring sufficient water and snacks (or lunch if indicated). A minimum of 1L of water is recommended on all hikes, and 3L is recommended for long, challenging hikes in the heat of the summer.
    5. Bring sunscreen and insect repellent (for spring and summer hikes).
    6. Bring your own first aid kit.
    7. Please leave dogs at home.

  • Mono Cliffs/South Outlier
    9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    12/13/2022


    Registration Required:

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    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: Tuesday Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Dufferin Hi-Land Section, Map 19. Meet at Mono Community Centre hiker parking area off of 2nd Line Mono at south end of Mono Centre village.

    Hike Leader(s): Inge Eckerich, Les Babbage, Julie Daley, Tony Evangelista Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: Long hike: 7 km; Short: 4 km

    Description

    Both hikes will take the Laidlaw Side Trail and Main Trail to the South Outlier loop. The short hike will return by way of Main Trail and Laidlaw Side Trail. The longer hike will return by way of the South Outlier Connector, Carriage, Spillway, Clifftop  and Laidlaw Side Trails and Main Trail.

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  • 9:00 am NEW TIME Long Hike Jordan to Moyer / Louth
    9:00 AM-11:30 AM
    12/15/2022


    Registration Required:

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    Hosting Club: Niagara

    Location (Google Maps):

    Jordan Hollow Park 3039 King St Jordan

    Hike Leader(s): Alan Laver

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    10k

    Description

    From Jordan Hollow Hike the main trail to Upper and Lower Balls Falls, Moyer Road or Louth and Return. You must register for each hike. Dress for the weatherBring Poles, snack a drink and ices

  • Into the Canyon
    10:00 AM-12:30 PM
    12/15/2022


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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Thursday Group
    Location (Google Maps): Rattlesnake Point 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: Approx. 9 km.

    Description

    Join us for a pleasant circuit of the Rattlesnake Point and Nassagaweya trails. Using a combination of blue and white Bruce Trail and Conservation Area trails we will hike north and descend  down into Nassagaweya Canyon and then south to ascend up out of the canyon and return to our start point. We should get good views across the canyon towards Crawford Lake. Please meet in the lower parking lot of Rattlesnake Point CA. If it is closed we will meet in the upper parking lot. Meet at 9:45 am. for a 10:00 am. start. Bring water, a snack and icers. Poles will be useful. You must make a reservation with Halton Conservation Authority.

  • Kimberley Forest Side Trail
    1:00 PM
    12/15/2022


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    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): The lower parking lot of the Beaver Valley Ski Club

    Hike Leader(s): Margaret Yaraskavitch Click here to contact the hike leader.

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Length of Hike: 9 kms

    Description

    Kimberley Side Trail is one of the trails within the large Kimberley Forest. We will begin at the base of the Beaver Valley Ski Club and then take the snowshoeing trail upwards, meeting the Bruce Trail. We will travel as far as Bill’s Creek and then return. Be prepared for an upward, but gradual climb. We’ll take a few breaks en route. Please bring snowshoes and icers and we’ll decide on the day which is more appropriate.  If there is heavy snow, we may turn back before reaching Bill’s Creek.

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  • 9:00 am Niagara-on-the-Lake Tour
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    12/16/2022


    Registration Required:

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    Hosting Club: Niagara

    Location (Google Maps): Veterans Memorial Park, park just outside the park on King Street

    Hike Leader(s): Robin Garrett Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 6-7 km

    Description

    Each Friday we will explore different neighbourhoods, trails and parkland throughout Historic Niagara-on-the-Lake.

    Moderate pace with some weeks entirely on sidewalks and roads while others may include a mix of trails and paved pathways. Great way to build up endurance for longer more strenuous hikes.

    Prepare for cooler windy conditions on open parkland and along Lake Ontario and Niagara River trails.

    Plan to stay for conversation and a warm cup of coffee or tea at Sweets & Swirls, Community Centre, Niagara Stone Road, NOTL

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  • Paid Outing  Iroquoia E2E-in-10 led by Steven White | Weekdays, Brisk
    8:30 AM-1:00 PM
    12/19/2022

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

    This is a Multi-Day Hike

    You are signing up for the following dates:

    2022-12-19, 2022-12-22, 2022-12-23, 2022-12-28, 2022-12-30, 2023-01-02, 2023-01-04, 2023-01-06, 2023-01-09, 2023-01-11


    Registration Required:

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Iroquoia E2E-in-Ten
    Location (Google Maps): Various locations throughout the Iroquoia section of the Bruce Trail

    Hike Leader(s): Steven White Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 10-16 kms per hike

    Description

    This is a special series of 10 hikes with a new accomplishment badge. The registration fee includes the new special event badge, however, it will be up to a hiker who has not earned the badge in time to receive it on the last hike to arrange to pick up the badge or have it posted to them.

    The fee goes towards supporting the Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club, which in turn supports the mission of the Bruce Trail Conservancy, which is: “Preserving a ribbon of wilderness, for everyone, forever.”

    For the time being, registration for the Iroquoia E2E-in-Ten will be limited to members of the Bruce Trail Conservancy.  Hikers can belong to any section.

    maximum of 3 (of the 10) hikes can be self-completed as a result of scheduling challenges, but it is intended that this badge be earned while hiking as part of a group led by a certified hike leader.

    Please note there are no refunds!

    This particular set of 10 hikes is intended to be BRISK (4-5km/h) where conditions safely allowPlease be honest about your degree of physical fitness prior to registration.

    TRANSPORTATION

    This series will be through hikes and will require car shuttling, you must be willing to drive or to be a passenger. Some parking locations require paid parking, and hikes that enter Halton Conservation Areas will require reservations.  The fee for the E2E-in-Ten does not cover any parking/entry fees for hikers who are not members of the Halton CA and/or Hamilton CA.  If the group has enough hikers who are members of a CA, those will be the cars chosen to park in those areas so as to minimize costs.  At least one hike starts at one CA and ends at another, so parking fees are unavoidable for non-CA members.

  • 9:00am NBTC Side Trail Challenge #5 – The Twelve
    9:00 AM-11:30 AM
    12/19/2022


    Registration Required:

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: In and Out
    Location (Google Maps): Park off Glendale Avenue between Riverview Blvd & Twelve Mile Creek

    Hike Leader(s): Robin Garrett Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Brisk
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 11 km

    Description

    This hike follows the east bank of Twelve Mile Creek to downtown then back and continues on the side trail towards Brock University until it meets the Main Trail and then back. Counts towards the NBTC Side Trail badge. Required photos include: Graffiti under the bridges, Twelve Mile Creek, Pedestrian bridge over Hwy 406.

  • Easy Monday Hikes
    1:00 PM
    12/19/2022


    Registration Required:

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    Hosting Club: Peninsula

    Location (Google Maps): The Meeting Place – located at 20 Centennial Drive, Tobermory.

    Hike Leader(s): Marg Glendon Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: ~3 km

    Description

    Easy hikes are short hikes (<3 KM) that are generally flat with little elevation change and mostly clear of tree roots and rocks. Hikes are adjusted according to weather conditions. Footwear with good tread and ankle support are recommended. Hiking poles are recommended, but not required. Bring a small backpack to carry water and light snacks.

    Meet at The Meeting Place in Tobermory. We will car shuttle to Tobermory to start our hike. Wear masks for the car shuttle please. Our hike today will start at the Bruce Trail Northern Cairn located near the Princess Hotel on Bay St. It’s at this very location that Ray Lowes officially opened the Bruce Trail in 1967. The Cairn was designed by Ruth Arnsberger and built by Ivan Lemcke. Learn about the history of the Bruce Trail as we walk along the  main trail through the village, past the Visitor’s Centre and finally reaching Dunks Bay. Here, we will take a short rest here to enjoy the peace and quiet of the lovely sandy beach, before returning to the Meeting Place. We will finish our hike here. All hike participants are invited in to the Meeting Place to enjoy some festive goodies and hot apple cider.

    Minimum group size- 4

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  • Urban Walk – Rattray Marsh
    8:30 AM-2:00 PM
    12/23/2022


    Registration Required:

    Registration opens on 2022-12-09 at 12:00 AM



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    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Urban Walk
    Location (Google Maps):

    Hike starts at Clarkson GO Station and ends at Port Credit GO Station.

    Hike Leader(s): Ginny Giraudi Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Flat
    Distance: 12 km

    Description

    Take a break from the busy holiday season:  This hike follows the waterfront trail through Rattray Marsh, Jack Darling and Saddington parks ending in Port Credit for lunch at the Archtop Coffee Bar and Market. Dress for the weather: hiking poles and boot icers may be recommended.

    If you are taking the GO Train from Union Station, please board the 8:45 am Lakeshore Westbound train to Clarkson GO Station. Please try to sit in the railway car near the middle of the train on the raised platform. I will meet you on the same raised platform as the train pulls into Clarkson GO Station at 9:20 am. You may also drive to Clarkson GO station and park for free on a first come/first served basis. Please meet us at the same location, on the raised platform where the train from Union GO Station will pull in at 9:20 am.

  • Niagara-on-the-Lake Tour
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    12/23/2022


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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Urban
    Location (Google Maps): Park on King St near Centre St (just outside of Veteran’s Memorial Park

    Hike Leader(s): Margaret Northfield Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 5-6 km

    Description

    Each Friday we will explore different neighbourhoods, trails and parkland throughout Historic Niagara-on-the-Lake.

    Moderate pace with some weeks entirely on sidewalks and roads while others may include a mix of trails and paved pathways. Great way to build up endurance for longer more strenuous hikes.

    Prepare for cooler windy conditions on open parkland and along Lake Ontario and Niagara River trails.

    Plan to stay for conversation and a warm cup of coffee or tea at Sweets & Swirls, Community Centre, Niagara Stone Road, NOTL

  • Lunch time Loops
    11:30 AM-1:30 PM
    12/23/2022


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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Dundas Valley Conservation Area

    Hike Leader(s): Robert House Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 6KM

    Description

    Dundas Valley Conservation Area is a magnificent outdoor area consisting of over 40km (about 24.85 mi) of trails located minutes from the downtown core of Hamilton. Join us Friday, December 23rd at 12:30 as we explore the Dear Run loop, the Main loop, and the Headwaters trail to the Homestead Trail loop.  

    This will be a moderately paced hike totaling about 6KM. The hike should finish within 2 hours.  

    We will meet at the picnic tables at the trail centre

    The gatehouse will be closed, entry is free if you have your HCA card or $11 if you do not have a membership. Only credit cards are accepted at the gate. 

    The trail is gravel or grass with some roots and rocks and some steep hills.  

    Bring snacks, a warm beverage, and weather-appropriate clothing. Icers may be needed depending on the weather.

    Please arrive at 12:15 so we can start promptly at 12:30

    If the weather is stormy I will send out an email the morning of the hike letting you know if it’s canceled. If you need to cancel please send an email letting me know.

     

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  • 9:00 NEW VENUE Rockway Conservation
    9:00 AM-11:30 AM
    12/27/2022


    Registration Required:

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    Hosting Club: Niagara

    Location (Google Maps): Rockway Conservation Area
    Pelham Road, St Catherines

    Hike Leader(s): Alan Laver

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    10km

    Description

    Changing it up for December only.

    Hike the trails in and around Rockway towards Louth or effingham

  • 12 kilometres of delight (my favourite little section)
    9:30 AM
    12/27/2022


    Registration Required:

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    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Park @113.6k Beaver Valley section (park on south side, east of trail access). Ensure that cars are completely off the paved portion of the road.
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    Hike Leader(s): Kristina Rettie Click here to contact the hike leader.

    Pace: Brisk
    Terrain: Moderate, Some rocky footing
    Length of Hike: 12km

    Description

    This is one of my favourite winter hikes, so I have waited until now in hopes there will be good snow coverage. Sugar maple/hemlock forest, wetlands, open marsh, views of the bay and cedar bush will all be enjoyed in this in and out hike.

    Please be prepared with icers’s or snowshoes

    Bring water and snack.  Please no dogs.

    COVID-19 Precautions Before, During and After your Hike

    1. Each hiker joining a Bruce Trail Club organized hike must perform a self-screening check before hiking.
      Find Ontario’s self-assessment tool here: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/
    2. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, stay home.
    3. Personal Protective Equipment:
      • Hikers may choose to wear masks

    Transportation

    It is the Bruce Trail Conservancy’s current policy that car shuttles are allowed.  It is at the discrepancy of individual hike leaders to make that decision.

    Other Guidelines

    1. Arrive 15 minutes before the start of the hike.
    2. Wear sturdy footwear and appropriate attire for the weather and the terrain.
      Hiking poles are a good idea in any season, especially if the terrain is rocky or slippery. In winter, snowshoes or icers/crampons are needed when conditions dictate.
      Wearing appropriate clothing and footwear prevents injuries and shows consideration for a safe and positive group hiking experience.
    3. Always carry I.D. and your health card.
    4. Bring sufficient water and snacks (or lunch if indicated). A minimum of 1L of water is recommended on all hikes, and 3L is recommended for long, challenging hikes in the heat of the summer.
    5. Bring sunscreen and insect repellent (for spring and summer hikes).
    6. Bring your own first aid kit.
    7. Please leave dogs at home.

  • Dufferin Hi-Land “Annual Walk off the Turkey Hike “
    9:30 AM-1:30 PM
    12/27/2022


    Registration Required:

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    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Kilgorie Pine River

    Hike Leader(s): Bryan and Carol Foley Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate, Slippery Sections Likely
    Distance: 6-10 and 14 Km

    Description

    Meet 9:30 am Kilgorie    Ed. 30 Map 20 Km 34.9 for a 14 Km hike.   We will  start out along side the Pine River , then join the Pine River Side Trail as well as the Carl Alexander Side Trail coming out at 15 Side Road and Prince of Wales. continuing north on Prince of Wales we will do the Melodonna ST Loop. We then follow our route back to Kilgorie  Drop out options at 6 km, 10 km, total hike 14 km   Bring water, lunch , dress appropriately for weather conditions, icers recommended , snowshoes may be required , contact hike leader if in doubt. NO TURKEY SANDWICHES

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  • 9:00 am Niagara-on-the-Lake Tour
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    12/30/2022


    Registration Required:

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    Hosting Club: Niagara

    Location (Google Maps): Veterans Memorial Park, park just outside the park on King Street

    Hike Leader(s): Robin Garrett Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 6-7 km

    Description

    Each Friday we will explore different neighbourhoods, trails and parkland throughout Historic Niagara-on-the-Lake.

    Moderate pace with some weeks entirely on sidewalks and roads while others may include a mix of trails and paved pathways. Great way to build up endurance for longer more strenuous hikes.

    Prepare for cooler windy conditions on open parkland and along Lake Ontario and Niagara River trails.

    Plan to stay for conversation and a warm cup of coffee or tea at Sweets & Swirls, Community Centre, Niagara Stone Road, NOTL

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  • Car Hike: Bethesda Trail Richmond Hill
    8:15 AM-1:15 PM
    12/31/2022


    Registration Required:

    Registration opens on 2022-12-17 at 12:00 AM



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    Hosting Club: Toronto

    Location (Google Maps): Oak Ridges Trail head Bethesda parking

    Hike Leader(s): Mohammad Aghamiri Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Brisk
    Terrain: Hilly, Variable
    Distance: 14-15KM

    Description

    We will explore Oak Ridges Corridor in Richmond Hill, Hike around Bond lake .

     

    To reach there turn right to Bethesda side road  from Bayview Ave. Then drive around 500 meter and park in Oak Ridges trail head parking.

     

    It is winter time please bring your icers, hiking poles, proper closing and shoes and hot drinks,

    Please carefully read  safety procedures during the hike:

    1-Hikers must stay between the leader and the sweep.

    2-Hikers must advise the leader or the sweep if they wish to leave the group.

    3- Hikers must follow the whistle instructions: 1 blast- stay where you are; 2 blasts come to the leader; 3 blasts – come to the leader quickly.

    4-Hike leader may request volunteers to stop at trail intersections, they need to help hikers to the direction the group walk and wait till they see the sweep .

    5-Hikers have to make sure they can  see the persons behind and in front of them.

  • 8:30 Iroquoia E2E #5
    8:30 AM-1:30 PM
    12/31/2022


    Registration Required:

    NOTE, this hike has reached the maximum amount of hikers allowed.

    Click here to be added to the Wait List.


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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Car Pool
    Location (Google Maps): 50.6 to 34.0 Concession St East side of Jolly Cut. N43.243490 79.861486 Car Pool to Gate house Museum . Enter from 621 Sulphur Springs Road. N43.236833 W79.998578 Paid Parking

    Hike Leader(s): Alan Laver Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 16.6k

    Description

    This is the 5th of 7 hikes to complete the Iroquoia section of the Bruce Trail. Dress for the weather and bring icers, gators, snacks and water

  • Car Hike: Scotsdale Farm
    11:00 AM-3:00 PM
    12/31/2022


    Registration Required:

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    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Car Hike
    Location (Google Maps):

    Scotsdale Farm main and side trails.

    Directions: North on Trafalgar Road past Georgetown to Hwy 7. Northwest of & to Silver Creek. Turn right onto Trafalgar Road. Go north about 1.5 km. The parking area is about 0.5 km from the Trafalgar Rd.

    Hike Leader(s): Alex Brown Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Variable
    Distance: 8-13 km

    Description

    Join your hiking friends for a pre New Years Eve hike at Scotsdale Farm. We will complete a loop of 8 to 13 km depending on trail conditions. Icers are strongly recommended as trail conditions may be marginal.

    After the hike those interested are invited to join me for refreshments and to say goodbye to the old year at the Sheppard’s Crook in the of centre of Georgetown.