Iroquoia

Notice: Hiking Program & COVID-19

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

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November
Click here to register for this hike (8 spots remaining)

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Happy Wanderers
Location (Google Maps): Parking lot on Hockley Valley Road, across from Black Birch Restaurant

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

Description

Who doesn’t already know and love this spot? It is probably one of Louise’s favourite locations on the Bruce Trail!

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!

Mon Nov 1 6

Fletcher Creek

9:00 AM-1:00 AM
Click here to register for this hike (9 spots remaining)

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Happy Wanderers
Location (Google Maps): Concession Road 7, north of Gore Road, Puslinch

Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing

Description

he Fletcher Creek Ecological Preserve is a unique natural area. The area is 414 acres in size and is located at the headwaters of the Spencer Creek Watershed. The area is an important groundwater recharge area and is considered a provincially significant wetland.

An abandoned quarry at the site was rehabilitated, resulting in the creation of a rare type of wetland. Environmental improvements to the area resulting from the restoration are significant and include the expansion of a fen plant community — the rarest form of wetland in Ontario — creation of additional habitat for rare plants and animals already in the area, a new breeding area for leopard frogs, snakes, and a variety of small mammals, such as groundhogs, foxes and bats. A mix of coniferous and deciduous trees will create a canopy that, over time, will provide valuable shelter for wintering birds and mammals. The area contains a trail system and interpretive panels.

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!

Mon Nov 2 3

Smokey Hollow, Waterdown (West)

9:00 AM-2:00 PM
Click here to register for this hike (15 spots remaining)

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Happy Wanderers
Location (Google Maps): Smokey Hollow, Waterdown Map 9, Ed 29, marker 72.4

Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr, Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
Distance: 14 km

Description

We will head west from the parking lot to #6 highway and return. This is an in and out hike, lots of climbing. The pace will be a combination of moderate and brisk.

Hike leader: Wayne Riley   RSVP thru the hike calendar

Bring water, lunch, hiking boots, no dogs please. Cancellations the morning of the hike: 289-456-3498

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

Wed Nov 2 5

Smokey Hollow, Waterdown (East)

9:00 AM-2:00 PM
Click here to register for this hike (15 spots remaining)

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Hikers R Us
Location (Google Maps): Smokey Hollow, Waterdown Map 9, Ed 29, marker 72.4

Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr, Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 12 km

Description

We will head east from Smokey Hollow (map 9, marker 72.4 GPS N43.330803 W79.886980) to where the trails intersects # 5 highway. We will return using the Ian Reid and King Rd side trails.

Hike leader: Wayne Riley   RSVP thru the hike calendar

Cancellations the morning of the hike: 289-456-3498

Bring lunch, water, no dogs please, Hiking boots required

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