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  • Limehouse Loops and the Biggest Tree on the Trail
    9:00 AM-1:00 PM
    03/01/2020

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Bruce Trail 22 Sideroad Parking Lot at 22 Sideroad immediately west of Fourth Line on the Canada Goose Side Trail. Bruce Trail Map 12 (29th Edition)
    Hike Leader(s): Stuart Law Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 13 kms

    Description

    Find the largest tree on the entire Bruce Trail on this quiet Sunday morning walk in the woods.  We will take in said tree, the Hole-in-the-Wall, the Canada Goose Side Trail, the Black Creek Side Trail and the sections of the Main Trail between the two.  Parts of the trail will be rocky and icy. Good hiking boots and icers are a must.  Dress in layers for the weather and bring a snack and a warm drink.  Please arrive at 845 so that we can all sign in ahead of time to be able to start the hike at 9.  Please pre-register at stuarthikes@gmail.com so that I can get an idea of numbers and let you know if the hike has to be cancelled for any reason.

  • King – Happy Valley North (Conc. 7)
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    03/01/2020

    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at the dead end of 7th. Conc. 2.8km south of Pottageville from the Lloydtown-Aurora Rd. NOTE, this point can only be accessed by vehicles coming south on 7th. Conc.
    Hike Leader(s): David Francis Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Slippery and Steep Sections
    Distance: 5 km

    Description

    Loop hike with steep hills, but beautiful views. Explore this 6000 acre nature reserve. Bring icers. Leaves sharp at 10 am

  • Louth Conservation Area
    2:00 PM-3:30 PM
    03/01/2020

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

    Louth Conservation Parking Lot, Staff Ave, Jordan Station (Map 3, km 49.3)

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

    Description

    Connect to the main trail from the parking lot and follow Louth side trail in a loop to rejoin main trail back to staff avenue. Stop and view louth falls.

     

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  • Daves Birthday Hike. Woodend to Blue Ghost Tunnel
    9:00 AM-11:00 AM
    03/02/2020

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Entrance (15.2 km Map 2) Woodend Conservation Area off Taylor Rd
    Hike Leader(s): Dave Wilson Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 5 km

    Description

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

  • Happy Wanderers – Smokey Hollow (Waterdown) west to Hwy6
    9:00 AM-1:30 PM
    03/02/2020

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Happy Wanderers
    Location (Google Maps): At the Dundas and Mill St intersection in Waterdown, go south on Mill St. Smokey Hollow will be on your right just after the train bridge.

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
    Distance: 14 km

    Description

    This 14 km there and back hike will take about 4.5 hours and is at medium pace. There are a few hills. We will head west from Smokey Hollow and follow the main trail to Hwy6 and return. Bring icers, water, snack/lunch. No dogs please. Refreshment/pub stop afterwards. Please register at stevenwhite901@gmail.com or text 289-242-9415

  • Radial Trail, Hamilton
    9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    03/02/2020

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Parking lot of the Chedoke Golf Club in Hamilton

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 10 km

    Description

    Weekly loop hike on the Hamilton Radial Trail +/- 10km

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  • Cancelled – Weekly – Rotary Park
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    03/03/2020

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

    Rotary Park, Pelham Road, St.Catharines (Map 3).

    Hike Leader(s): janet davey, Sheila Massey Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 5 km

    Description

    Hike along the trails around 12 mile creek

     

  • Rattlesnake Point, Map 11
    9:30 AM-2:30 PM
    03/03/2020

    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: Tuesday Hikers
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Lower Parking lot at Rattlesnake Point on Appleby Line. Entrance fee applies.
    From Highway 401 take Guelph Line north, turn right on Campbellville Rd., right on Appleby Line. Entrance to Rattlesnake Conservation Area on the right after passing 14 Sideroad.
    From Highway 403, take Appleby Line north, entrance to Rattlesnake Point on the left 1 kilometre north of Derry Rd.
    Hike Leader(s): Mohammad Shafiq Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hour
    Terrain: Strenuous – hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
    Distance: 14 km

    Description

    We will hike the main Bruce Trail and side trails at Rattlesnake Conservation and Crawford Lake. Snack break at Crawford Lake Visitors Centre. It has very nice spacious sitting area and wash rooms are available. On the trail there are interesting lookout points. Bring water, snack and icers. Dress for weather. No dogs please.

  • Primrose Loop Side Trails
    9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    03/03/2020

    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: Tuesday Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at SuperBurger (intersection of Hwy 10 and Hwy 89) in Primrose.
    Hike Leader(s): Inge Eckerich; Bob Slack Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Moderate, Slippery Sections Likely
    Distance: 5.5 km

    Description

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

  • Snowshoe Trout Hollow Trail (with optional potluck to follow)
    2:00 PM
    03/03/2020

    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Beautiful Joe Park, 162 Edwin St. Meaford to carpool to the start of the outing on Sideroad 12/13
    Hike Leader(s): Glenda Collings Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Length of Hike: 1 1/2 to 2 hours km

    Description

    This is a historically significant area along the Bighead River in Meaford, once the home and workplace of naturalist John Muir, an early advocate for the preservation of wilderness and co-founder of the Sierra Club.  This outing will be followed by a potluck at the home of Jack and Linda Morgan, 107 Lakeshore Rd. Meaford, 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 emailing the Morgans at jandlmorgan1@gmail.com or by phone 519 538 1115.  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.

    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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  • Happy Rolph’s
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    03/04/2020

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Happy Rolph’s parking lot, 650 Read Rd, (Northrup Cres), St.Catharines.
    Hike Leader(s): Larry Lloyd Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 5 km

    Description

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

  • Lafarge Trail, Drumlins and Camels
    9:00 AM-2:00 PM
    03/04/2020

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Hikers R Us
    Location (Google Maps): 6th Concession West and Middletown Road, Millgrove
    Hike Leader(s): Louise Langlais 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 km

    Description

    This is an interesting area, drumlins interspersed with farm land. The first bit is quite the work-out! You will be huffing and puffing up those hills.

    Hike Leader: Louise Langlais;  Email:  langlaislouise@gmail.com.  Cell: 519-222-4040 on day of hike. At other times, email is the best way to contact me. Wear appropriate quick-dry clothing and hiking boots. Bring sunscreen, insect repellent (summer), icers (winter), snacks, lunch, a personal first aid kit, and 1-2 litres of water. Please email me at least 24 hours before the hike to register. Sometimes last minute changes are made to hikes; registering means you won’t be waiting around the meeting place not knowing why no-one else is there! For personalized driving directions, just copy and paste the GPS coordinates into a Google search window and voila!

  • **A TWO HIKE DAY** Hike#1. Nottawasaga Lookout
    9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    03/04/2020

    Hosting Club: Blue Mountains

    Location (Google Maps): Hike meets in the parking lot behind Tim Horton’s on First St. in Collingwood.
    Hike Leader(s): Hart Fischer (705) 606-0507 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: 9.5 km

    Description

    After leaving cars at the Snowmobilers’ Parking Lot in the
    Pretty River Valley we will hike up the hill to the Singhampton Caves
    in the Nottawasaga Lookout Nature Reserve.
    There will be some tough scrambling through the caves
    then we will return down the hill to the snowmobilers’ PL.
    Bring snowshoes if the conditions warrant it.
    Pack hot drinks and a lunch.

  • **A TWO HIKE DAY** Hike#2. Nottawasaga River
    9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    03/04/2020

    Hosting Club: Blue Mountains

    Location (Google Maps): [Wb-Tims]
    Hike Leader(s): Isabelle Mikosza (705) 444-4273 Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing, Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 2 hrs

    Description

    We will meet at 9.30 a.m. at Tim Horton’s in Wasaga Beach
    (take #26 to Mosley St. and Tim Horton’s is on the right just before the bridge).

    Hike in the woods along the Nottawasaga River.
    Lovely views of the river with only a few small hills.
    Bring water and a snack.

  • Good Companions – Gage Park Escarpment Loop
    10:00 AM-12:45 PM
    03/04/2020

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Good Companions
    Location (Google Maps): Meet in the Gage Park Parking lot at the south end of Gage Park off Lawrence Road in Hamilton.
    Hike Leader(s): Janina Vanderpost Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
    Distance: 9 km

    Description

    A rail trail/urban hike for the winter.  Starting with a walk through Gage Park we will access the rail trail at Wentworth by way of quiet undermount streets.  After following the rail trail we will descend by the Kenilworth stairs, returning to Gage Park (see Hamilton Loops and Lattes page 95).  Bring water, snack and possibly icers depending on weather conditions.

  • Evening Hike in Owen Sound
    7:00 PM
    03/04/2020

    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: An evening walk.
    Location (Google Maps):

    Meet in the municipal parking lot by the river on the west side of 1st Ave. E between 7th St. E and 8th St. E in Owen Sound.

    Hike Leader(s): Harriet Nixon Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium: 3 to 4 km/h
    Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing

    Description

    We will spend 2 hours exploring the city.  Bring icers if it is icy.  For more information, call/text 519-371-4064 or email harrietnixon@bmts.com.

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    • Happy Rolph's
      9:00 AM-10:30 AM
      03/04/2020

      Hosting Club: Niagara
      Category: Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Happy Rolph’s parking lot, 650 Read Rd, (Northrup Cres), St.Catharines.
      Hike Leader(s): Larry Lloyd Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Easy
      Distance: 5 km

      Description

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

    • Lafarge Trail, Drumlins and Camels
      9:00 AM-2:00 PM
      03/04/2020

      Hosting Club: Iroquoia
      Category: Hikers R Us
      Location (Google Maps): 6th Concession West and Middletown Road, Millgrove
      Hike Leader(s): Louise Langlais 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 km

      Description

      This is an interesting area, drumlins interspersed with farm land. The first bit is quite the work-out! You will be huffing and puffing up those hills.

      Hike Leader: Louise Langlais;  Email:  langlaislouise@gmail.com.  Cell: 519-222-4040 on day of hike. At other times, email is the best way to contact me. Wear appropriate quick-dry clothing and hiking boots. Bring sunscreen, insect repellent (summer), icers (winter), snacks, lunch, a personal first aid kit, and 1-2 litres of water. Please email me at least 24 hours before the hike to register. Sometimes last minute changes are made to hikes; registering means you won’t be waiting around the meeting place not knowing why no-one else is there! For personalized driving directions, just copy and paste the GPS coordinates into a Google search window and voila!

    • **A TWO HIKE DAY** Hike#1. Nottawasaga Lookout
      9:00 AM-12:00 PM
      03/04/2020

      Hosting Club: Blue Mountains

      Location (Google Maps): Hike meets in the parking lot behind Tim Horton’s on First St. in Collingwood.
      Hike Leader(s): Hart Fischer (705) 606-0507 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: 9.5 km

      Description

      After leaving cars at the Snowmobilers’ Parking Lot in the
      Pretty River Valley we will hike up the hill to the Singhampton Caves
      in the Nottawasaga Lookout Nature Reserve.
      There will be some tough scrambling through the caves
      then we will return down the hill to the snowmobilers’ PL.
      Bring snowshoes if the conditions warrant it.
      Pack hot drinks and a lunch.

    • **A TWO HIKE DAY** Hike#2. Nottawasaga River
      9:30 AM-12:00 PM
      03/04/2020

      Hosting Club: Blue Mountains

      Location (Google Maps): [Wb-Tims]
      Hike Leader(s): Isabelle Mikosza (705) 444-4273 Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
      Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing, Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
      Distance: 2 hrs

      Description

      We will meet at 9.30 a.m. at Tim Horton’s in Wasaga Beach
      (take #26 to Mosley St. and Tim Horton’s is on the right just before the bridge).

      Hike in the woods along the Nottawasaga River.
      Lovely views of the river with only a few small hills.
      Bring water and a snack.

    • Good Companions - Gage Park Escarpment Loop
      10:00 AM-12:45 PM
      03/04/2020

      Hosting Club: Iroquoia
      Category: Good Companions
      Location (Google Maps): Meet in the Gage Park Parking lot at the south end of Gage Park off Lawrence Road in Hamilton.
      Hike Leader(s): Janina Vanderpost Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
      Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
      Distance: 9 km

      Description

      A rail trail/urban hike for the winter.  Starting with a walk through Gage Park we will access the rail trail at Wentworth by way of quiet undermount streets.  After following the rail trail we will descend by the Kenilworth stairs, returning to Gage Park (see Hamilton Loops and Lattes page 95).  Bring water, snack and possibly icers depending on weather conditions.

    • Evening Hike in Owen Sound
      7:00 PM
      03/04/2020

      Hosting Club: Sydenham
      Category: An evening walk.
      Location (Google Maps):

      Meet in the municipal parking lot by the river on the west side of 1st Ave. E between 7th St. E and 8th St. E in Owen Sound.

      Hike Leader(s): Harriet Nixon Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Medium: 3 to 4 km/h
      Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing

      Description

      We will spend 2 hours exploring the city.  Bring icers if it is icy.  For more information, call/text 519-371-4064 or email harrietnixon@bmts.com.

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  • Cancelled – Weekly – Jordan
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    03/05/2020

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

    2980 King St., Jordan Station across from Boo’s Restaurant

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

    Description

    Hike to Balls Falls or along the Jim Rainforth Side trail to 17th and back

  • Thursday Group – Trails of Sixteen Mile Creek
    9:30 AM-12:30 PM
    03/05/2020

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Thursday Group
    Location (Google Maps): Sixteen Hollow Park, Oakville
    Hike Leader(s): Norman Young Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing

    Description

    Dress according to the weather.  Bring poles, icers, water and a snack

    Confirm your attendance  by the day before.

    Norman Young   mny176@outlook.com   905 845 0939  cell 905 330 6605

     

  • Learn about Lichen Walk
    10:00 AM-11:30 AM
    03/05/2020

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Education Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Dundurn Castle National Historic Site
    Hike Leader(s): Bronwen Tregunno Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
    Distance: 2-3 km

    Description

    Join Carolyn Zanchetta, HNC Stewardship & Education Coordinator on a gentle walk around Hamilton Cemetery. Discover the unique world of lichen and what it can tell us about air quality. Often undetected and unassuming, lichen can be found growing anywhere that will stay still long enough. Throughout Hamilton we can see crustose lichen coating park benches, colourful foliose lichen peeling up off tree trunks, squamulose lichen at the base of an old tree, or even fruiticose lichen stretching off the branches. As they are sensitive to pollutants, they can also tell us a lot about the air quality where they grow, or simply by their presence or absence. We’ll look for these often overlooked organisms. Meet at Dundurn Castle parking lot by the stop lights at far end.

    Bring snacks and water and dress warm as will be making several stops to look at lichen.  This is a GENTLE WALK so not for those looking for a workout.  Might be some mud or icy so wear good boots and bring icers and poles if you have them.

  • Westrocks Loop
    1:15 PM
    03/05/2020

    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): 460 7th Street West, Owen Sound
    Hike Leader(s): Franziska Edney Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium: 3 to 4 km/h
    Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing, There are crevices or holes which may be hidden by layers of snow. Hike with extreme caution.
    Distance: 4-6 kms

    Description

    We will hike the blue trail up from 7th St. W., walk the white trail south to Conc. 3. Then either take the hydro line back north to the white or blue trail, or add some extra distance in Springmount forest. Map 32. Approx. 2 hrs.

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  • Walking Wounded, Scotsdale Far
    9:00 AM
    03/07/2020

    Registration required via email or TBTC login. Click here for details.

    Hosting Club: Toronto

    Location: McDonald’s, Georgetown
    Hike Leader(s): George Lennon, Makhan Dhesi & Family
    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Variable
    Distance: 10 km

    Description

    Difficulty: Easy

    We will be walking a loop hike around Scotsdale Farm and Sliver Creek Conservation Area. Can be slippery along the trail, bring your icers and hiking poles. Dress in layers for the weather because it could be quite drafty in the open areas. The hike may be cancelled if driving conditions are hazardous.

    Meet at:

    McDonald’s, Georgetown

    Travel the 401 west to Winston Churchill Blvd turn off. Go right {north on Winston Churchill to Guelph St (Hwy 7) at Norval. There turn left and follow Guelph St into Georgetown. McDonalds is at Mountain View Rd on right hand side. HIke leader will then provide directions to start of hike at the Bennett farm.

    Map # 13

    Additional Notes:


    No dropout

  • Dundas Valley Winter Waterfall Hike
    9:00 AM-3:30 AM
    03/07/2020

    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Iroquois Section, map 8
    Hike Leader(s): Gilles Gagnon Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate, Slippery and Steep Sections
    Distance: 9 to 13 km

    Description

    Car shuttles involved.   Distance: 9 to 13 km depending on weather/trail conditions.   Drop out possible after the first 9 km. Meet at the upper end of the Old Ancaster Inn north side parking lot. From Hwy 403 going west up the escarpment past Hamilton, take Exit 64 following Mohawk/Rousseau road north. Turn right on Wilson St, continuing for 0.75 km to the next traffic light. Turn left on Montgomery Dr, then another left on Old Dundas Road. The parking lot is on the right (north) side of the road, about 75 m past the Old Ancaster Inn. We’ll car pool to Tiffany Falls Side Trail (km 45.2) and hike back, taking in Canterbury, Sherman, and Tiffany Falls in their full winter glory. We’ll then car pool to the north end of the valley where we’ll walk around Webster’s Falls, and hike down the Dundas Lookout  side trail from Tews Falls to Sydenham Rd. Bring icers, hiking poles, and snowshoes in the event of heavy snowfall.  RSVP to leader via email or phone. Pub stop to follow. Conservation Area parking fees apply at these locations.

  • Queenston Loop
    9:00 AM-11:30 AM
    03/07/2020

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Loop
    Location (Google Maps): Queenston Heights Park, South Terminus Cairn, 14184 Niagara Pkwy Niagara On The Lake (Map #1, 0.0 km).
    Hike Leader(s): Dan Wilson Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 9 km

    Description

    Loop Hike from Cairn to Upper Canada Heritage Trail returning on paved track

  • Bert Lowe Loop. Work towards Side Trail Badge http://bit.ly/niagarasidetrails
    9:00 AM-1:30 PM
    03/07/2020

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Loop
    Location (Google Maps): Merritt Trail Parking Lot beside Sobey’s 344 Glendale Avenue
    Hike Leader(s): Lauren Doig Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 21 km

    Description

    One of the longer hikes for the side trail badge, follow the Merritt Trail to the Bert Lowe
    Trail to Decew House and the main trail back to Glendale Avenue. Remember to take
    photo’s.

  • #2/5 Caledon Bruce Trail E2E
    9:00 AM
    03/07/2020

    Registration required via email or TBTC login. Click here for details.

    Hosting Club: Toronto

    Location: Mono 5 Sideroad parking area at km44.3
    Hike Leader(s): Mei Juan (Alina) Lin
    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Hilly
    Distance: 16 km

    Description

    Difficulty: Intermediate

    Meet at roadside parking on the Mono 5 Sideroad , car shuttle to km 60.l Hockley Road parking area(N43.972857, W80.056330)to hike back.Car shuttle in effect at start and end of hike. All must take part in the car shuttle.

    This hike is also on TBTC Meetup group: https://www.meetup.com/Toronto-Bruce-Trail-Club/. If you need to coordinate carpooling, post your request in the Comment section at the event page on the Meetup.

    Meet at:

    Mono 5 Sideroad parking area at km44.3

    On north side of the road where the Trail crosses. N43.974055, W79.984988

    Map # 18

    Additional Notes:

    End to End #2 of 5
    No dropout
    Hiking boots
    No dogs
    icers/microspikes are mandatory

  • Double Dipping in Toronto – Hike #1 of 8
    9:00 AM-3:00 PM
    03/07/2020

    Hosting Club: Niagara, Iroquoia
    Category: Special Event
    Location (Google Maps): Toronto Club
    Hike Leader(s): Ruth Moffatt Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr
    Terrain: Slippery Sections Likely, Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
    Distance: About 20km

    Description

    This hike, #1 of 8 will incorporate all the side trails and the main trail in the Toronto section, twice, over a period of time. The other dates have not been finalized but because there will be no car shuttle, you can make up any hikes you miss when it is convenient. All hikes will start and finish at the same location so participants are encouraged to carpool to the meeting place.

    Participation in all the hikes, which is not mandatory unless you are hiking for badges, will qualify you for two of each badge: Toronto ETE badge as well as the Toronto Sideways badge.

    The first hike is from Hilton Falls parking and will incorporate the Philip Gosling Side Trail, part of the main trail and the Hilton Falls Side Trail up to the parking lot nearest to 15 Sideroad on Sixth Line. The return hike will take us back to the parking lot at Hilton Falls Conservation Area.

    We will make stops to feed birds (bring bird seed) and also to see the falls.

    Please note, there is a fee at this parking lot. $7 Adults $6 Seniors

    Hilton Falls Conservation Area 4985 Campbellville Road, Milton ON

    This hike is rated as Brisk – Please be prepared to hike at 4-5km per hour. Please bring icers/crampons/traction devices to wear on your boots.

    Please register for this hike – limited to 10 hikers.

     

  • Hike Mono Cliffs park in Caledon Section
    9:30 AM-2:00 PM
    03/07/2020

    Hosting Club: Blue Mountains

    Location (Google Maps): Hike meets in the parking lot behind Tim Horton’s on First St. in Collingwood.
    Hike Leader(s): Rosemary Petrie (705) 293-4444 Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 8 km

    Description

    Caledon Hills Section. We drive to Mono Centre (about 45
    minutes from Collingwood south on Airport Road) and
    park in the village parking lot. We will enter the park and
    pick up the main trail at km 1.2 and climb up the escarpment,
    we will continue along the main trail past McCarston’s lake
    to km 5.1 where we take the Lookout side trail.
    We will have our lunch at the amazing viewpoint,
    then return down the Spillway Trail and along the valley
    bottom to exit the park, having completed our circuit,
    hopefully on snow shoes.
    Bring beverages and a lunch.

    The Mono Cliffs Inn is a pleasant watering hole for those
    who might be feeling like some more sustenance before heading back north !

  • Snowshoeing with Stella – Kolapore
    10:00 AM
    03/07/2020

    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Kolapore skiers parking lot on Grey Road 2, 650 m south of the trail. Map 25
    Hike Leader(s): Stella Presthus Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Length of Hike: 9 km

    Description

    We will walk to the start of the outing at km 23.8  for a round trip, in and back.  Snowshoe through old cedar groves, meadows and woodlots, above the cliffs at Metcalfe, with views of Mill Creek Valley.  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

  • Pop Up Hike
    10:00 AM-12:30 PM
    03/07/2020

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Mountsberg Conservation Area
    Hike Leader(s): Anne Armstrong Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
    Distance: 8 to 10 km.

    Description

    Come out and explore the many trails of Mountsberg Conservation and visit the raptor displays. We will hike the numerous trails in this lovely area. Trails are generally flat, but expect some icy, wet or muddy conditions or all three. Bring water, a snack, icers and sunscreen (you might need it). To reach Mountsberg travel north on Guelph Line to Campbellville. Turn left(west) onto Campbellville Rd. and then right (north) onto Milborough Line. Mountsberg is on your left. Parking fee in effect or Conservation Area Pass. Optional refreshment stop afterwards.
    Leader: Anne Armstrong 905 337 3937 hikingrandma@gmail.com

     

     

     

     

  • Massie Hills
    2:00 PM
    03/07/2020

    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: Cross-Country Ski
    Location (Google Maps): Back entrance to Massie Hills on 6th Concession South

    Pace: Medium: 3 to 4 km/h
    Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing
    Distance: 8-9 km

    Description

    A moderate paced cross country ski at Massie Hills. For more information, call/text 519-372-7691.

  • Toronto, Theatre Hike
    3:00 PM-6:00 PM
    03/07/2020

    Hosting Club: Toronto

    Location: SE corner or Scarlett Road and Eglinton Avenue West
    Hike Leader(s): Miriam Stevens & Family, Thomas Swales
    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Flat

    Description

    Difficulty: Easy

    THIS HIKE IS FOR MEMBERS ONLY.
    Depart 3PM, SE corner of Scarlet Road and Eglinton
    Ave West at the bus stop.From Runnymede subway take bus 79 to the meeting place. For bus frequency and times call TTC (416)393 4636. Parking is available east of Runnymede station, north of Bloor St. W on side streets.Do not park at the starting point of the hike. We finish the hike on the south side of Runnymede Rd. and Bloor St. W.
    We will walk along the humber River southbound to Swansea village through parks, ravines and city streets.
    At 6 PM we will have dinner at a local restaurant
    and then B4 8 PM will proceed to the Village Players Theatre at 2190 Bloor Street West (lower level) to see "Good People" by Pulitzer Prize playwright David Lindsay about Canadian wedding rituals.
    Call the theatre directly (416) 767 7702 to reserve your ticket ($24.00 adult and senior)
    mention that you are with the Toronto Bruce Trail Club.
    You may chose only to hike, join us for dinner, enjoy the theatre performance or come to all of the events. THE ONLY RESERVATION REQUIRED is your ticket to attend the play at the village Playhouse.
    Please bring a flashlight it gets dark early and there are a few steep staircases and one hidden path with obstacles.

    Meet at:

    SE corner or Scarlett Road and Eglinton Avenue West

    bus 79 from Runnymede subway station to Scarlett Rd. and
    Eglinton Avenue West

    Additional Notes:


    Dropout available at anytime on a city road
    Beginners
    Families
    Hiking boots
    No dogs

  • More events
    • Walking Wounded, Scotsdale Far
      9:00 AM
      03/07/2020

      Registration required via email or TBTC login. Click here for details.

      Hosting Club: Toronto

      Location: McDonald’s, Georgetown
      Hike Leader(s): George Lennon, Makhan Dhesi & Family
      Pace: Leisurely
      Terrain: Variable
      Distance: 10 km

      Description

      Difficulty: Easy

      We will be walking a loop hike around Scotsdale Farm and Sliver Creek Conservation Area. Can be slippery along the trail, bring your icers and hiking poles. Dress in layers for the weather because it could be quite drafty in the open areas. The hike may be cancelled if driving conditions are hazardous.

      Meet at:

      McDonald’s, Georgetown

      Travel the 401 west to Winston Churchill Blvd turn off. Go right {north on Winston Churchill to Guelph St (Hwy 7) at Norval. There turn left and follow Guelph St into Georgetown. McDonalds is at Mountain View Rd on right hand side. HIke leader will then provide directions to start of hike at the Bennett farm.

      Map # 13

      Additional Notes:


      No dropout

    • Dundas Valley Winter Waterfall Hike
      9:00 AM-3:30 AM
      03/07/2020

      Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
      Category: General Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Iroquois Section, map 8
      Hike Leader(s): Gilles Gagnon Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Moderate, Slippery and Steep Sections
      Distance: 9 to 13 km

      Description

      Car shuttles involved.   Distance: 9 to 13 km depending on weather/trail conditions.   Drop out possible after the first 9 km. Meet at the upper end of the Old Ancaster Inn north side parking lot. From Hwy 403 going west up the escarpment past Hamilton, take Exit 64 following Mohawk/Rousseau road north. Turn right on Wilson St, continuing for 0.75 km to the next traffic light. Turn left on Montgomery Dr, then another left on Old Dundas Road. The parking lot is on the right (north) side of the road, about 75 m past the Old Ancaster Inn. We’ll car pool to Tiffany Falls Side Trail (km 45.2) and hike back, taking in Canterbury, Sherman, and Tiffany Falls in their full winter glory. We’ll then car pool to the north end of the valley where we’ll walk around Webster’s Falls, and hike down the Dundas Lookout  side trail from Tews Falls to Sydenham Rd. Bring icers, hiking poles, and snowshoes in the event of heavy snowfall.  RSVP to leader via email or phone. Pub stop to follow. Conservation Area parking fees apply at these locations.

    • Queenston Loop
      9:00 AM-11:30 AM
      03/07/2020

      Hosting Club: Niagara
      Category: Loop
      Location (Google Maps): Queenston Heights Park, South Terminus Cairn, 14184 Niagara Pkwy Niagara On The Lake (Map #1, 0.0 km).
      Hike Leader(s): Dan Wilson Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Moderate
      Distance: 9 km

      Description

      Loop Hike from Cairn to Upper Canada Heritage Trail returning on paved track

    • Bert Lowe Loop. Work towards Side Trail Badge http://bit.ly/niagarasidetrails
      9:00 AM-1:30 PM
      03/07/2020

      Hosting Club: Niagara
      Category: Loop
      Location (Google Maps): Merritt Trail Parking Lot beside Sobey’s 344 Glendale Avenue
      Hike Leader(s): Lauren Doig Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Easy
      Distance: 21 km

      Description

      One of the longer hikes for the side trail badge, follow the Merritt Trail to the Bert Lowe
      Trail to Decew House and the main trail back to Glendale Avenue. Remember to take
      photo’s.

    • #2/5 Caledon Bruce Trail E2E
      9:00 AM
      03/07/2020

      Registration required via email or TBTC login. Click here for details.

      Hosting Club: Toronto

      Location: Mono 5 Sideroad parking area at km44.3
      Hike Leader(s): Mei Juan (Alina) Lin
      Pace: Moderate
      Terrain: Hilly
      Distance: 16 km

      Description

      Difficulty: Intermediate

      Meet at roadside parking on the Mono 5 Sideroad , car shuttle to km 60.l Hockley Road parking area(N43.972857, W80.056330)to hike back.Car shuttle in effect at start and end of hike. All must take part in the car shuttle.

      This hike is also on TBTC Meetup group: https://www.meetup.com/Toronto-Bruce-Trail-Club/. If you need to coordinate carpooling, post your request in the Comment section at the event page on the Meetup.

      Meet at:

      Mono 5 Sideroad parking area at km44.3

      On north side of the road where the Trail crosses. N43.974055, W79.984988

      Map # 18

      Additional Notes:

      End to End #2 of 5
      No dropout
      Hiking boots
      No dogs
      icers/microspikes are mandatory

    • Double Dipping in Toronto - Hike #1 of 8
      9:00 AM-3:00 PM
      03/07/2020

      Hosting Club: Niagara, Iroquoia
      Category: Special Event
      Location (Google Maps): Toronto Club
      Hike Leader(s): Ruth Moffatt Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr
      Terrain: Slippery Sections Likely, Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
      Distance: About 20km

      Description

      This hike, #1 of 8 will incorporate all the side trails and the main trail in the Toronto section, twice, over a period of time. The other dates have not been finalized but because there will be no car shuttle, you can make up any hikes you miss when it is convenient. All hikes will start and finish at the same location so participants are encouraged to carpool to the meeting place.

      Participation in all the hikes, which is not mandatory unless you are hiking for badges, will qualify you for two of each badge: Toronto ETE badge as well as the Toronto Sideways badge.

      The first hike is from Hilton Falls parking and will incorporate the Philip Gosling Side Trail, part of the main trail and the Hilton Falls Side Trail up to the parking lot nearest to 15 Sideroad on Sixth Line. The return hike will take us back to the parking lot at Hilton Falls Conservation Area.

      We will make stops to feed birds (bring bird seed) and also to see the falls.

      Please note, there is a fee at this parking lot. $7 Adults $6 Seniors

      Hilton Falls Conservation Area 4985 Campbellville Road, Milton ON

      This hike is rated as Brisk – Please be prepared to hike at 4-5km per hour. Please bring icers/crampons/traction devices to wear on your boots.

      Please register for this hike – limited to 10 hikers.

       

    • Hike Mono Cliffs park in Caledon Section
      9:30 AM-2:00 PM
      03/07/2020

      Hosting Club: Blue Mountains

      Location (Google Maps): Hike meets in the parking lot behind Tim Horton’s on First St. in Collingwood.
      Hike Leader(s): Rosemary Petrie (705) 293-4444 Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
      Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
      Distance: 8 km

      Description

      Caledon Hills Section. We drive to Mono Centre (about 45
      minutes from Collingwood south on Airport Road) and
      park in the village parking lot. We will enter the park and
      pick up the main trail at km 1.2 and climb up the escarpment,
      we will continue along the main trail past McCarston’s lake
      to km 5.1 where we take the Lookout side trail.
      We will have our lunch at the amazing viewpoint,
      then return down the Spillway Trail and along the valley
      bottom to exit the park, having completed our circuit,
      hopefully on snow shoes.
      Bring beverages and a lunch.

      The Mono Cliffs Inn is a pleasant watering hole for those
      who might be feeling like some more sustenance before heading back north !

    • Snowshoeing with Stella - Kolapore
      10:00 AM
      03/07/2020

      Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

      Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Kolapore skiers parking lot on Grey Road 2, 650 m south of the trail. Map 25
      Hike Leader(s): Stella Presthus Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Moderate
      Length of Hike: 9 km

      Description

      We will walk to the start of the outing at km 23.8  for a round trip, in and back.  Snowshoe through old cedar groves, meadows and woodlots, above the cliffs at Metcalfe, with views of Mill Creek Valley.  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

    • Pop Up Hike
      10:00 AM-12:30 PM
      03/07/2020

      Hosting Club: Iroquoia
      Category: General Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Mountsberg Conservation Area
      Hike Leader(s): Anne Armstrong Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
      Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
      Distance: 8 to 10 km.

      Description

      Come out and explore the many trails of Mountsberg Conservation and visit the raptor displays. We will hike the numerous trails in this lovely area. Trails are generally flat, but expect some icy, wet or muddy conditions or all three. Bring water, a snack, icers and sunscreen (you might need it). To reach Mountsberg travel north on Guelph Line to Campbellville. Turn left(west) onto Campbellville Rd. and then right (north) onto Milborough Line. Mountsberg is on your left. Parking fee in effect or Conservation Area Pass. Optional refreshment stop afterwards.
      Leader: Anne Armstrong 905 337 3937 hikingrandma@gmail.com

       

       

       

       

    • Massie Hills
      2:00 PM
      03/07/2020

      Hosting Club: Sydenham
      Category: Cross-Country Ski
      Location (Google Maps): Back entrance to Massie Hills on 6th Concession South

      Pace: Medium: 3 to 4 km/h
      Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing
      Distance: 8-9 km

      Description

      A moderate paced cross country ski at Massie Hills. For more information, call/text 519-372-7691.

    • Toronto, Theatre Hike
      3:00 PM-6:00 PM
      03/07/2020

      Hosting Club: Toronto

      Location: SE corner or Scarlett Road and Eglinton Avenue West
      Hike Leader(s): Miriam Stevens & Family, Thomas Swales
      Pace: Leisurely
      Terrain: Flat

      Description

      Difficulty: Easy

      THIS HIKE IS FOR MEMBERS ONLY.
      Depart 3PM, SE corner of Scarlet Road and Eglinton
      Ave West at the bus stop.From Runnymede subway take bus 79 to the meeting place. For bus frequency and times call TTC (416)393 4636. Parking is available east of Runnymede station, north of Bloor St. W on side streets.Do not park at the starting point of the hike. We finish the hike on the south side of Runnymede Rd. and Bloor St. W.
      We will walk along the humber River southbound to Swansea village through parks, ravines and city streets.
      At 6 PM we will have dinner at a local restaurant
      and then B4 8 PM will proceed to the Village Players Theatre at 2190 Bloor Street West (lower level) to see "Good People" by Pulitzer Prize playwright David Lindsay about Canadian wedding rituals.
      Call the theatre directly (416) 767 7702 to reserve your ticket ($24.00 adult and senior)
      mention that you are with the Toronto Bruce Trail Club.
      You may chose only to hike, join us for dinner, enjoy the theatre performance or come to all of the events. THE ONLY RESERVATION REQUIRED is your ticket to attend the play at the village Playhouse.
      Please bring a flashlight it gets dark early and there are a few steep staircases and one hidden path with obstacles.

      Meet at:

      SE corner or Scarlett Road and Eglinton Avenue West

      bus 79 from Runnymede subway station to Scarlett Rd. and
      Eglinton Avenue West

      Additional Notes:


      Dropout available at anytime on a city road
      Beginners
      Families
      Hiking boots
      No dogs

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  • Pines & Clearview Loops
    1:15 PM
    03/08/2020

    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., There might be muddy sections.
    Distance: 4.6 km

    Description

    These loops take us through forests and a stream valley. Map 31. For more information, call/text 647-918-4180

  • Merritt Island
    2:00 PM-3:30 PM
    03/08/2020

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Parking lot of Merritt Island, at the north end of Cross St., Welland
    Hike Leader(s): Sylvia Wheeler Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 7 km

    Description

    Flat hike along paved trail alongside the Welland canal

  • Merritt Island
    2:00 PM-3:30 PM
    03/08/2020

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Parking lot of Merritt Island, at the north end of Cross St., Welland
    Hike Leader(s): Sylvia Wheeler Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 7 km

    Description

    Flat hike along paved trail alongside the Welland canal

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  • Monthly – Leisure Hike 2nd Monday
    10:00 AM-11:30 AM
    03/09/2020

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

    109 St. Paul Crescent, St. Catharines, ON L2S 1M3

    Hike Leader(s): Sheila Massey Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 4 km

    Description

    A leisurely stroll along the banks of 12 mile creek

     

  • Silver creek Snow Shoe hike
    10:00 AM-2:00 PM
    03/09/2020

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Happy Wanderers
    Location (Google Maps): Meet on roadside parking across from the Eighth Line Side Trail on Eighth Line, Map 13 Toronto Section. You will need to turn onto Eighth Line from the east side of the park as it is impossible to drive across Silvercreek CA on the Eighth Line Road.
    Hike Leader(s): Cynthia Archer Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing

    Description

    Bring snow shoes and icers as well as a light lunch and drink. We will snowshoe about 3 hours.  Please preregister so that I can keep you informed of any changes due to weather. A good pub stop is nearby.

  • Full Moon in Kolapore – This outing is a go if the sky is clear.
    6:30 PM
    03/09/2020

    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Kolapore skiers parking lot on Grey Road 2, 650 m south of the trail. Map 25
    Hike Leader(s): Stella Presthus Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Length of Hike: 9 km

    Description

    Come out for a beautiful full moon hike through old cedar groves, meadows and woodlots, above the cliffs at Metcalfe.  This hike will only take place if it’s a clear night.  The leader will contact you to cancel if the sky is overcast.  We will walk to the start of the hike at kn 23.8 for a round trip, in and back.

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  • Cancelled – Weekly – Rotary Park
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    03/10/2020

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

    Rotary Park, Pelham Road, St.Catharines (Map 3).

    Hike Leader(s): janet davey, Sheila Massey Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 5 km

    Description

    Hike along the trails around 12 mile creek

     

  • CANCELLED – Glen Haffy Loop Hike
    9:30 AM-1:30 PM
    03/10/2020

    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: Tuesday Hikers
    Location (Google Maps): Glen Haffy Conservation Area – Caledon Hills Club – Map 17
    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: 12 km

    Description

    We will hike the main trail through the conservation area, and the Glen Haffy Side Trail and one of the trails in the conservation area to form a 12 km loop. Bring water and snacks. Refreshment/Pub stop post hike.

  • Hockley Valley – South Side
    9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    03/10/2020

    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: Tuesday Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at parking on east side of Party City (4th Avenue and Hwy 10) in Orangeville.
    Hike Leader(s): inge Eckerich; Bob Slack Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Slippery and Steep Sections, Strenuous
    Distance: 5.7 km

    Description

    We will hike the Main Trail and Hemlock Ridge, Glacier Valley and Griffith Ravine Side Trails between km 50.4 and km 55.2. Icers and/or snowshoes may be required.

  • Snowshoe Quiet Valley/Epping Area (with optional Soup’s On to follow)
    10:00 AM
    03/10/2020

    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meeting place to be determined – registrants will be notified of the location upon registration
    Hike Leader(s): Norine Baron Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Length of Hike: 1 1/2 to 2 hours km

    Description

    This is a 1 to 1 1/2 hour outing in the Epping area, taking in the recently acquired Alan property.  There will be an optional “Soup’s On” lunch at the home of the leaders following the outing .  Please bring lunch (sandwich, snack, beverage) and your own dishes/cutlery. A variety of soups will be provided.  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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  • Queenston Loop
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    03/11/2020

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

    Queenston Heights Park, South Terminus Cairn, 14184 Niagara Pkwy Niagara On The Lake (Map #1, 0.0 km).

    Hike Leader(s): Karen Couch Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 6 km

    Description

    Loop Hike from Cairn

  • Joshua Creek South
    9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    03/11/2020

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Hikers R Us
    Location (Google Maps): Meet in the NW corner of Maplegrove Village Plaza
    Hike Leader(s): Norman Young Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
    Distance: 12km

    Description

    Please confirm your attendance.

    Norman Young  mny176@outlook.com

    905 845 0939   Cell 905 330 6605

  • Pretty River Valley Top to Bottom
    9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    03/11/2020

    Hosting Club: Blue Mountains

    Location (Google Maps): [Tims}
    Hike Leader(s): Rosemary Petrie (705) 293-4444 Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 6 km

    Description

    We will carpool to the snowmobiler’s parking lot on
    Westchurch Side Road, the drive to the 6th Sideroad and
    park at the junction with the John Haigh Side Trail. We will
    follow the John Haigh Side Trail to the highest point on the
    Bruce trail, then follow the main trail to the bottom of the
    valley. This is always a fun hike with some great views and
    interesting terrain. If we still have lots of snow, bring your
    snowshoes. Bring water and a lunch.

  • Good Companions – Bronte Creek East Bank
    10:00 AM-1:00 PM
    03/11/2020

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Good Companions
    Location (Google Maps): Northwest Oakville/Bronte Creek East Side
    Hike Leader(s): Phillip Armstrong Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
    Distance: 10 km.

    Description

    Come out to explore the east bank of Bronte Creek using a combination of Bronte Creek Provincial Park trails  and other trails. Route will depend on trail and weather conditions. Park at the intersection of Valley Ridge Rd. and Highvalley Rd. (Street parking) Bring water and a snack. Icers may be necessary. Optional refreshment stop.
    Leader: Phillip Armstrong hikingrandpa@gmail.com 416 895 3937

  • Weekly Walk for Health and Fun
    7:00 PM-9:00 PM
    03/11/2020

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Corner of Mohawk and Upper Paradise in the Westcliffe Mall parking lot (near Food Basics)

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

    Description

    Climb the steps and walk the streets and trails of West Hamilton. We will hike sections of the Bruce Trail as well as the trails of Iroquoia Heights. There will be weekly walks all summer. Now we are all getting older we are not hiking as fast as we used to. Hike is cancelled if there is heavy rain.

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  • Cancelled – Weekly – Jordan
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    03/12/2020

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

    2980 King St., Jordan Station across from Boo’s Restaurant

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

    Description

    Hike to Balls Falls or along the Jim Rainforth Side trail to 17th and back

  • Thursday Group – Bronte Creek West Bank
    10:00 AM-1:00 PM
    03/12/2020

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Thursday Group
    Location (Google Maps): Bronte Creek Burlington
    Hike Leader(s): Phillip Armstrong Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 12 km.

    Description

    This hike will explore the west side of Bronte Creek, walking through the woodland and then descending the valley to the creek below. We will check out Spruce Lane Farm. Trails could be icy so bring your icers, water and a lunch or snack. meet at the Orchard Community Park parking lot on the north side of Blue Spruce Avenue just east of Sutton Drive in Burlington.
    Leader: Phill Armstrong 416 895 3937 hikingrandpa@gmail.com

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  • General Brock Side Trail. Work towards Side Trail Badge http://bit.ly/niagarasidetrails
    9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    03/14/2020

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Car Pool
    Location (Google Maps):

    Queenston Heights Park, South Terminus Cairn, 14184 Niagara Pkwy Niagara On The Lake (Map #1, 0.0 km).

    Hike Leader(s): Lauren Doig Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Brisk, Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 12.4 km

    Description

    One of the longer hikes for the side trail badge. Remember to take pictures. Trail heads north on the westside of the Niagara Parkway and follows the Niagara River.

  • Rockway
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    03/14/2020

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Rockway Community Centre, Pelham Rd
    Hike Leader(s): Alicia Aitchison Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Strenuous
    Distance: 6 km

    Description

    Rocky hike through woodland with hills and spectacular water fall

  • Dundas Valley Concervation Area (In/Out)
    9:00 AM-2:00 PM
    03/14/2020

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Park and meet at main parking lot ( bottom of hill from Trail Centre). Access to DVCA via Govenor’s road. Note: There is a fee to enter conservation area
    Hike Leader(s): Karen Capindale-Smith Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Dependent on Conditions, Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: approx 15km

    Description

    This 15 km hike will include the Main and Head Water  trail Loops. Planned stop at the lookout/view of Lake Ontario for lunch. Please bring plenty of water, snacks and lunch. Icers may be necessary.

    Please contact karen Capindale-smith (hike leader) at kjcapindale@gmail.com or (905)332-7254 with questions or to register. Morning of hike please use cell (905)749-0914.

  • Pine River/ Kilgore
    9:30 AM-2:00 PM
    03/14/2020

    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Corner of River Road and Centre Rd (Kilgorie) roadside parking on Centre Rd
    Hike Leader(s): Patricia Foley and Tristan Goguen Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Slippery Sections Likely
    Distance: approximately 10Km

    Description

    We will hike northbound on the main trail beside the Pine River, then up Prince of Wales Rd into the forest and loop back by the new Melodonnna Side Trail.  If conditions are good we will return by the main trail if not we may opt to take the Kilgore Side Trail back to the cars.  Hike is an out and back.  Depending on the weather – snowshoes or icers maybe required.  Bring snacks and water.

  • Nottawasaga Lookout Nature Reserve
    9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    03/14/2020

    Hosting Club: Blue Mountains

    Location (Google Maps): Hike meets in the parking lot behind Tim Horton’s on First St. in Collingwood.
    Hike Leader(s): Paul Carnahan (705) 428 3022 Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr, Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr, Fast – 5+ km/hr

    Distance: Two hours

    Description

    We will carpool to the Osprey/Clearview Townline, north
    of Grey Road 91 and park for a hike through the Notta-
    wasaga Lookout Nature Reserve. We will start the hike at
    km 41.0, and hike through the woods for about an hour,
    before retracing our steps. Bring a snack and beverage.

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  • Lindenwood Snowshoe
    1:15 PM
    03/15/2020

    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: Snowshoe 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): Sandra Howe Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely: 3 km/h or less
    Terrain: Easy: Mostly flat and good footing.
    Distance: 2.3 km

    Description

    Enjoy a leisurely snowshoe on the Lindenwood Side Trail and main trail. Cameras are welcome. For more information call or text 519-477-1537. Map 33.

  • Decew to Morningstar Mill
    2:00 PM-3:30 PM
    03/15/2020

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Leisurely
    Location (Google Maps): DeCew House, DeCew Rd, Thorold (Map 3, km 29.8)
    Hike Leader(s): Debbie Demizio Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 5.3 km

    Description

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

  • Woodend and Wetland Ridge Loop – Youth Hike
    2:00 PM-3:30 PM
    03/15/2020

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Youth Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Entrance to Woodend Conservation Area on Taylor Rd. NOTL. (Map 2, km 15.2)
    Hike Leader(s): Margaret Northfield Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 6 km

    Description

    Hike the trails around Woodend Conservation area and visit the Outdoor classroom, First Nations, Métis and Inuit Garden. Bring $4 to receive the Youth Hike badge.

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  • Jordan
    8:00 PM-9:30 PM
    03/16/2020

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Night
    Location (Google Maps): 2980 King St Jordan, Opposite Boos Restaurant
    Hike Leader(s): Alan Laver Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 6 km

    Description

    Night hike along the Bruce and Jim Rainforth side trail. Bring night lamp and icers

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  • Cancelled – Explore the Nottawasaga Bluffs.
    9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    03/18/2020

    Hosting Club: Blue Mountains

    Location (Google Maps): Hike meets in the parking lot behind Tim Horton’s on First St. in Collingwood.
    Hike Leader(s): Sue Niblett (705) 445-4751 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: 6-8 km

    Description

    We will carpool to the parking lot at 15/16 Sideroad in
    Singhampton and explore the Nottawasaga Bluffs.
    This is a great place for snowshoeing/hiking,
    offering several options in length, difficulty, beauty and views.
    Bring a beverage and a light snack.
    Following the hike will be an optional lunch at Mylar and Loreta’s – one of our favourite restaurants.

  • Cancelled – Pancake Hike and Lunch
    10:00 AM-11:30 AM
    03/18/2020

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Cancelled
    Location (Google Maps): Agape Valley Bible Camp, 392 Killman Rd., Ridgeville
    Hike Leader(s): Bernice Thiessen Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 6 km

    Description

    Cancelled

  • Cancelled – Snowshoe Hogg’s Falls Loops
    1:00 PM
    03/18/2020

    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet in the Hogg’s Falls parking lot at km 63.2 Map 26
    Hike Leader(s): Kevin Post Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate, Some steep sections
    Length of Hike: approx. 5 km

    Description

    This is a beautiful snowshoe outing taking in the Lower and Upper Hogg’s Falls Side Trails as well as part of the main trail which passes by Hogg’s Falls itself.  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. Merritt Trail Hike Series #1
    9:00 AM-1:00 PM
    03/21/2020

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Cancelled
    Location (Google Maps): Parking lot on Merritt Island, Welland 42.996309, -79.246302 42°59’46.7″N 79°14’46.7″W Carpool to parking lot behind the Smokin’ Buddha, 265 King St, Port Colborne
    Hike Leader(s): Jacques Boilard Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Brisk
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 15 km

    Description

    Cancelled.  Earn the Merritt trail badge for all 3 hikes. This series follows the Merritt trail from Port Colborne to Port Dalhousie.

  • Cancelled – Niagara Glen Gorge
    9:00 AM-11:30 AM
    03/21/2020

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Niagara Glen Nature Centre, 3050 Niagara Pkwy, Niagara Falls
    Hike Leader(s): Dan Wilson Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Strenuous
    Distance: 8 km

    Description

    Hike deep in the Niagara Gorge, stairways lead to 4 kilometres of rugged paths that wind through this pristine pocket of Carolinian Forest, past prehistoric geological formations, wild flora and fauna. The Niagara Glen overlooks the rapid waters of the Niagara River.

  • Cancelled – Walkers Woods Orienteering Hike
    9:30 AM-2:00 PM
    03/21/2020

    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: Cancelled
    Location (Google Maps): 1st Line E Parking lot Map 20
    Hike Leader(s): Patricia Foley and Tristan Goguen Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Slippery and Steep Sections
    Distance: approximately 10Km

    Description

    We will hike south bound on the main trail to 2nd Line E, turn up the road and connect with the Oliver Creek Side Trail.  We will loop back on the main trail to the Enchanted Forest side trail. We will again connect with the main trail and return to the parking lot at 1st Line.  If the weather and conditions are good we will continue up the road and circle through Rockhill.  This is an opportunity for anyone wishing to complete the Orienteering Challenge.  Grab your GPS, download the coordinates from the website and collect the letters to find the 3 word phrase.  Depending on the weather snow shoes or icers maybe required.

  • Cancelled – Walters Falls loop
    9:30 AM-1:00 PM
    03/21/2020

    Hosting Club: Blue Mountains

    Location (Google Maps): Hike meets in the parking lot behind Tim Horton’s on First St. in Collingwood.
    Hike Leader(s): Catherine Trembling (416) 655-2021 Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 5 km

    Description

    We will carpool to The Falls Inn at Walters Falls to begin a
    loop snowshoe along the river and through the surrounding woods.
    There are some steep, but short ascents.
    Bring water and a snack.
    There will be an option for a hot soup
    or lunch at the Falls Inn after the hike.

  • Cancelled – Palisades Loop
    1:15 PM
    03/21/2020

    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): south end of 7th Ave. E, 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, Strenuous: Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing.
    Distance: 1.8 kms

    Description

    We will hike the rugged  blue and white double loop, and see some spectacular escarpment rock and a variety of terrain. Good footwear a must and poles suggested. If the weather is good and people are interested, we could add the next section to Centennial tower and back. Map 32. Approx. 1.5 or 2.5 hrs.

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  • Cancelled – Weekly – Rotary Park
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    03/24/2020

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

    Rotary Park, Pelham Road, St.Catharines (Map 3).

    Hike Leader(s): janet davey, Sheila Massey Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 5 km

    Description

    Hike along the trails around 12 mile creek

     

  • Cancelled – Hockley Valley – Glen Cross/Isabel East
    9:30 AM-11:30 AM
    03/24/2020

    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: Tuesday Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Hockley Road parking area on the north side of Hockley Rd, 250 metres east of km 60.1.
    Hike Leader(s): inge Eckerich; Bob Slack Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Slippery and Steep Sections, Strenuous
    Distance: 4.1 km

    Description

    We will car pool to parking on 3rd Line, then hike the Glen Cross and Isabel East Side Trails loop. Icers may be required.

  • Cancelled – North St. Eugenia to the penstocks
    1:00 PM
    03/24/2020

    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet on the shoulder at the end of North St. Eugenia,km 54.0, Map 26
    Hike Leader(s): Kevin Post Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Length of Hike: approx. 6 km

    Description

    We will snowshoe through winter woodlands to the penstocks which are part of Ontario Generation Power Generation’s system.  Lake Eugenia was created in 1914 as a result of the Hydro dam and Eugenia Power Station.  Sir Adam Beck officially opened the facility in 1915.  The penstock surge towers rise above the eastern side of the valley and are a familiar sight for those hiking the other side of the valley.  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

  • Cancelled – Kythera Friendship Trail (Speyside)
    2:30 PM-6:00 PM
    03/24/2020

    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: Tuesday Hikers
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Pear Tree Parking lot — Map 12, km 11.4. From Regional Rd. 25 turn west on 15 Sideroad for 200 meters to parking on left.
    Hike Leader(s): Peter Leeney — cell phone 905-301-4091 Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hour
    Terrain: Easy – mostly flat and usually good footing
    Distance: 12 km “there and back”

    Description

    We will follow the Main Trail south for about 6 km and then return. Terrain is mostly flat with a few rocky sections.

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  • Cancelled – **A TWO HIKE DAY* Hike#1. “Hart’s Triple Hell”
    8:00 AM-2:00 PM
    03/25/2020

    Hosting Club: Blue Mountains

    Location (Google Maps): Hike meets in the parking lot behind Tim Horton’s on First St. in Collingwood.
    Hike Leader(s): Hart Fischer (705) 606-0507 Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
    Distance: 18 km

    Description

    Time: 8:00 am . Note early start.
    We will car pool to the Snowmobiler’s Parking Lot on
    Westchurch Sideroad to begin “Hart’s Triple Hell” – 3 ups,
    3 downs, 3 loops, 3 lookouts and at least 3 beers for recovery.
    Everything will happen in the Pretty River Valley and
    there will be an opportunity to drop out after one loop (about 5.5 km).
    Once you start the second loop you are committed for the duration.
    There are some steep ascents and descents with great views,
    making the extreme effort worthwhile.
    Poles are suggested to make the hike a bit easier.
    Bring lunch and lots of beverages.

  • Cancelled – Woodend to Glendale Bridge
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    03/25/2020

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: In and Out
    Location (Google Maps): Woodend Conservation Area off Taylor Road (Map 2)
    Hike Leader(s): Dave Wilson Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 5 km

    Description

    Hike along the historic 3rd canal to the present canal bridge on Glendale. Return along same route.

  • Cancelled – **A TWO HIKE DAY** Hike#2. Kolapore
    9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    03/25/2020

    Hosting Club: Blue Mountains

    Location (Google Maps): Hike meets in the parking lot behind Tim Horton’s on First St. in Collingwood.
    Hike Leader(s): Mary Huggins (416) 481-6636 Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: Two hours

    Description

    We will carpool to the parking lot at Kolapore on route#2
    in the Beaver Valley Section. We will hike or snow shoe on
    the Bruce Trail towards Metcalf Rock for about 1 hour,
    then return via the same route to the parking lot.
    Bring water and a snack.

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  • Cancelled – Quadzilla 1 – PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED
    8:30 AM-3:00 PM
    03/28/2020

    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: Cancelled
    Location (Google Maps): Caledon Section, Map 18. Meet at parking lot on 5th Line EHS (near km 50.8) just south of Hockley Road, west of Airport Road.
    Hike Leader(s): Tristan Goguen Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Brisk
    Terrain: Strenuous
    Distance: 24 km

    Description

    QUADZILLA Series (4 hikes) – Pre-Registration Required – Loop Hike. This STRENUOUS series covers many steep grades found along Hockley Valley trails. Please contact the hike leader to register. No Drop Outs, No Badge, just satisfaction!

  • Cancelled – Cave Spring Witch hunt
    9:00 AM-11:00 AM
    03/28/2020

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Pkg lot on Quarry Rd., Beamsville. (Map 4, km 65.0)
    Hike Leader(s): Bill Russell Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 6 km

    Description

    Discover the history of the 19th Century Quarry Pioneers and the Cave Spring Witch

  • Cancelled. Merritt Trail Hike Series #2
    9:00 AM-1:00 PM
    03/28/2020

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Cancelled
    Location (Google Maps): Parking lot at Book Depot, 67 Front St. North, Thorold. 43°07’41.0″N 79°12’07.9″W 43.128058, -79.202189 Carpool to parking lot on Merritt Island, Welland
    Hike Leader(s): Jacques Boilard Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Brisk
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 15 km

    Description

    Cancelled.  Earn the Merritt trail badge for all 3 hikes. This series follows the Merritt trail from Port Colborne to Port Dalhousie.

  • Cancelled – Noisy River Valley from Lavender
    9:30 AM-1:00 PM
    03/28/2020

    Hosting Club: Blue Mountains

    Location (Google Maps): Hike meets in the parking lot behind Tim Horton’s on First St. in Collingwood.
    Hike Leader(s): Michael Treuman (416) 518-0489 Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely – 3 km/hr. or less
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing, Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
    Distance: 8 km

    Description

    We will carpool to km 7.0 on the 10th Concession, leave
    some cars and then proceed to the start of the hike at the
    parking area near the cemetery, 1 km east of Lavender.
    We will hike through the beautiful Noisy River Valley, then
    follow a trail connecting the CR #9 to the 10th Concession.
    Bring water and a lunch

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  • Cancelled – Kemble mountain
    1:15 PM
    03/29/2020

    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: Snowshoe 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): Bill Snel Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely: 3 km/h or less
    Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing, There might be icy and slippery sections.
    Distance: 6 km

    Description

    Snowshoe from km 143.7 (Kemble mountain) to 149.7 (Grahams Hill Rd.), approx. 3 hours.  Map 34.  For more information email w.snel2@gmail.com or call landline (519) 470-0584.

  • Cancelled – George Nicholson Memorial Trail
    2:00 PM-3:30 PM
    03/29/2020

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Leisurely
    Location (Google Maps): Happy Rolphs parking lot. 650 Read Rd. St Catharines. 43°13’27.8″N 79°12’10.3″W 43.224390, -79.202854
    Hike Leader(s): Gary & Donna Sands Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 5 km

    Description

    The George Nicholson Memorial Trail near the Charles Ansell Park offers spectacular views of the great lakes and the small lighthouse in Port Weller.

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  • Cancelled – Snowshoe Beaver Valley Club’s Pacific Slope Friendship Trail
    10:00 AM
    03/30/2020

    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Hogg’s Falls parking lot km 63.2, Map 26 to carpool to the start of the outing on Johnston’s Sideroad.
    Hike Leader(s): Glenda Collings Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate, Some steep sections, Strenuous
    Length of Hike: 7 km

    Description

    This section of the trail is paired with the Pacific Slope Trail (Sendero Pacifico) leading into the Children’s Eternal Rain Forest in Costa Rica.  The Beaver Valley Bruce Trail Club has taken volunteer groups to Costa Rica a number of times to help build and repair trails.  A rewarding experience for all!      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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