Iroquoia

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All hikes available to BTC members. Some hikes are open to non-members.

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  • Cityview Park
    9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    07/04/2024

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Cityview Park, 2nd parking lot on Kerns Road

    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: 8 kms

    Description

    Hiking the bike trails, side trails and main trail to Waterdown and back for a good loop.  Mostly good footing with some rocky sections on the main trail. Bring water and bug spray/bug jacket.

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  • Mono Cliffs Provincial Park
    8:30 AM-12:30 PM
    07/06/2024

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

    Mono Community Centre Parking Lot

    Hike Leader(s): Pati Greenwood, Jeff Dowsett 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

    We will hike through the Mono Cliffs Provincial Park on the main Bruce Trail and several side trails.  Bring water and snacks.  Wear clothing and footwear appropriate to conditions. Insect repellent is recommended.

    Park in the gravel lot at the Mono Community Centre, Mono Centre Road (County Road 8).  Please arrive by 8:15 am as we will leave promptly at 8:30 am.

  • Paid Outing  Sydenham Stained Glass Fundraiser Badge Wknd E2E in 8
    9:30 AM-5:00 AM
    07/06/2024

    This is a Multi-Day Hike

    You are signing up for the following dates:

    2024-07-06, 2024-07-07, 2024-07-20, 2024-07-21, 2024-08-24, 2024-08-25, 2024-09-28, 2024-09-29

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia, Sydenham
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Various – schedule will be emailed to registered hikers

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

    Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing, Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
    Distance: 18 to 23 km per day

    Description

    Hike weekends: July 6-7, July 20-21, August 24-25, September 28-29

    Saturday start time: 9:30 AM (9:15 meet)

    Sunday start time: 7:30 AM (7:15 meet)

    This is a special series of 8 hikes to complete the entire Sydenham section of the Bruce Trail over four weekends. There will be a late start on Saturday and early start on Sunday to accommodate those travelling to the area.

    There is an accomplishment badge, included in the registration fee – which was designed by Joe Borges and features the Hart’s-Tongue fern. It is easily identified by its wide, deep green leathery fronds and thought to resemble a deer’s tongue.

    For this E2E in 8, we will be following the main trail southbound from Wiarton to Blantyre. Please note that you are signing up for the entire series of eight hikes as a Group Hike. The Sydenham in 8 series is geared to experienced long distance hikers with the expectation of a 3.5 to 4.5 km/hr pace maintained over an 18 to 23 km day.  No dropout points have been established and therefore hikers who must drop out, will be responsible for their own transportation. Please be honest about your hiking abilities.

    Hikers will be expected to wear proper hiking footwear with the expectation of hot and possibly wet weather, with trail conditions varying from dry to muddy. Please being bug spray/repellant and sunscreen if you use it. Sufficient food and min 2K of water for a full day of hiking is also required. Hiking poles and wet weather gear (if necessary) are recommended. A 10-15 minute on-trail lunch break will be scheduled.

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

    maximum of 2 (of the 8) 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. Car shuttles are shared amongst the hikers.

    Please note there are no refunds!

    The specifics for each day’s hike will be shared after registration or upon request.

    TRANSPORTATION

    This series will be through hikes and will require car shuttling, you must be willing to drive or to be a passenger.

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  • Hilton Falls to Speyside (E2E)
    9:30 AM-1:30 PM
    07/07/2024

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Speyside Pear Tree parking lot on 15 Side Road at 9:15 am

    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: 12 kms

    Description

    We will meet at Pear Tree parking lot at Speyside on 15 Side Road and carpool to Hilton Falls and hike back along the main Bruce Trail. There are some rocky sections.  At 12 kms, this is a long hike, so please wear hiking boots and bring water and a snack and bring bug spray.  For those who will shuttle hikers to Hilton Falls, you will need to reserve your time at www.conservationhalton.ca

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  • Limehouse Loop Hike
    8:30 AM-2:00 PM
    07/08/2024

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

    Limehouse Parking Lot

    Hike Leader(s): Pati Greenwood, Jeff Dowsett Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 15 km

    Description

     

    Starting at the Limehouse Parking Lot, the hike will follow the main trail, the Canada Goose Side Trail, the Ridge Side Trail and the Todd Bardes Meadowland Side Trail to form at 15 km loop.  There will be regular breaks, including a lunch stop along the way.  Bring snacks, a lunch and plenty of water.  Insect repellent is recommended. Please arrive at 8:15 am as we will depart promptly at 8:30 am.

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  • Rattlesnake Loop
    9:30 AM-12:30 PM
    07/11/2024

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Thursday Group
    Location (Google Maps): Rattlesnake 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

    Please join us as we hike this beautiful area with views from the top of the escarpment and from the bottom of Nassagaweya Canyon looking up to the escarpment. The forest will be lush and green and cool. Meet in the lower parking lot at 9:15 for a 9:30 am. start. Bring water, a snack, insect repellent and sunscreen. Hiking poles will be useful. Make a reservation with Halton Parks to enter the conservation.
    please contact hike leader via this form if you have any questions.

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  • Caledon North
    10:00 AM-11:30 AM
    07/14/2024

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet in the parking lot at the Mono Centre Park at 9:45 am

    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: 7.5 kms

    Description

    Starting at the top of the Caledon Hills section in the village of Mono Centre, we will hike the main trail and around the Turnbull and Springwater Side Trails and back. Bring bug spray, water and a snack as needed.

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  • Hilton Falls Conservation Area
    8:30 AM-12:30 PM
    07/15/2024

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

    Hilton Falls Conservation Area Parking Lot

    Hike Leader(s): Pati Greenwood, Jeff Dowsett 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

    We will hike through Hilton Falls Conservation Area on the Hilton Falls Side Trail and  Conservation Area trails.  Bring water and snacks.  Wear clothing and footwear appropriate to weather conditions. Insect repellent is recommended.

    Park in Hilton Falls Conservation Area parking lot, accessible from Campbellville Road.  Reservations are required.  For further information see Conservation Halton web site: https://www.conservationhalton.ca/parks/hilton-falls/

    Please arrive by 8:15 am as we will depart promptly at 8:30 am.

     

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  • Lollipop Hike
    9:30 AM-12:30 PM
    07/17/2024

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Good Companions
    Location (Google Maps): Halton Agreement Forest

    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

    Come out and enjoy the coolness of the forest in the summer. We will hike some of the trails of this impressive forest with its multiple hiking and biking trails.  Meet at the corner of 10th Sideroad and Fourth Line Nassagaweya at 9:15 for a 9:30 am. start. This spot is north of the 401 and east of Guelph Line/ (There is a church at the corner of 10th Sideroad.). Bring water a snack, insect repellent and sunscreen. Poles might be helpful.
    Contact the leader via this form if you have any questions.

  • Date Change – Kilbride Pass – Trail Opening
    6:30 PM-8:30 PM
    07/17/2024

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Special Event
    Location (Google Maps): Kilbride Park parking lot (behind the school)

    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: 2 – 6 kms

    Description

    Exciting news! The Bruce Trail has officially moved off Twiss-Derry Road to a permanent home behind Kilbride Public School.  This was made possible by The BTC working with a local homeowner to purchase a strip of land. By preserving a ribbon of wilderness, we are building a better future for people and nature. Please join us to recognize the hardworking volunteers and to learn more about this wonderful new addition in the community.

    Ribbon cutting at 6:45 pm and a short hike at 7 pm. We will hike to Derry Rd and for those who want to, we’ll cross over Derry and continue up to Twiss Rd and turn back. For those who want a very short hike, they can turn back at Derry Rd.

    There will be kids games and crafts.

     

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  • Scotsdale Farm Great Esker
    9:30 AM-12:30 PM
    07/21/2024

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Scotsdale Farm 8th Line parking lot

    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

    Meet in the parking lot off 8 Line at 9:15 am. We’ll hike the Maureen Smith Side Trail to the main trail and around the Great Esker Side Trail, back to the main trail and the Bennet Heritage Side Trail for a total of about 10 kms.  There are some hills.  Bring bug spray/bug net, water and a snack.

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  • Lambton Shores “What 3 Words”
    7:00 AM-3:00 AM
    07/23/2024

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Special Event
    Location (Google Maps): Lambton Shores Nature Trails – Ausable River Valley Trail

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

    Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr, Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Dependent on Conditions, Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing, Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: About 10-12km

    Description

    Occasionally hikes are put on the schedule for hikes outside of the Bruce Trail. This one is near Grand Bend, Ontario and involves a 2 hour drive there and a 2 hour drive back, possible closer to 3 depending on road construction and traffic.

    This hike is limited to 6 participants in one vehicle. We will travel from Niagara making a pick up at the carpool parking lot in Grimsby (sw corner of the QEW/Casablanca) in the Go Bus parking lot and another stop at the carpool lot on Wilson St West, Ancaster

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    From there we will travel to Parkhill, as above.
    More hikers can come if someone else wishes to drive or you can meet us there. Just let me know through contact on this form. Registration is still necessary but the number of hikers can be increased if need be.
    We will hike the two required trails in the Ausable River Valley https://img1.wsimg.com/blobby/go/72882546-4158-474e-bfd0-32a9f78441a3/downloads/Ausable%20River%20Valley%20%26%20Mystery%20Falls.pdf?ver=1720533688263

    The badge is free but donations would be gratefully accepted by the Lambton Shores Nature Trails. Please bring the printed log with you which will need to be completed and submitted to the club.  Someone from the club will be meeting us with the badges at the turnaround spot.
    Gas expense will be shared amongst the passengers. Please bring enough supplies in your backpack for a full day of hiking – 2l of water, lunch, snacks, first aid kit etc.

    Check for weather conditions and bring appropriate gear for the weather. If there is extreme weather forecast, the hike will be cancelled.

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  • Limehouse Loop
    9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    07/30/2024

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Main parking lot at Limehouse 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: 8 kms

    Description

    We will hike around the historic Limehouse park and then up the road and into another forest, following the main and side trails and looping back to go up the Hole in the Wall. Bring bug spray/net, water and a snack.

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