Iroquoia

Notice: Hiking Program Paused during Province-wide Lockdown

The hiking program of all 9 Bruce Trail Clubs is currently paused until lockdown measures are lifted in the affected areas.

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December
Wed Dec 0 2

Blair to downtown Galt and back

9:00 AM-2:00 PM
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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Hikers R Us
Location (Google Maps): Slit Barn, 768 Blair Rd, Cambridge
Hike Leader(s): Louise Langlais Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
Distance: 12-14 km

Description

We will hike on trails and some road from Blair to Galt and then back along a multi-use trail that hugs the Grand River. We will have lunch in downtown Galt, now part of Cambridge and known for it’s beautiful old churches and lovely river views.

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. During COVID, also bring hand sanitizer and a face mask. 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! Please arrive at least 15 minutes early.

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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Good Companions
Location (Google Maps): Hamilton Conservation Authority Parking Lot on Old Dundas Road (Old Ancaster Road) – Trail head for Monarch Trail
Hike Leader(s): Ted Bossence 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

We will follow the Monarch trail, Main Loop Trail other trails walking past the Hermitage, Canterbury Falls and Sherman Falls, returning on Artaban Road and retracing our steps on the Monarch Trail.  Distance about 8.5 km.  Bring Icers (but hopefully not needed), snack and water.  Please note, this hike is available to BTC members only and you are required to pre-register on line.  When you register you will be sent a list of things to bring and protocols to follow.  Please arrive 15 minutes before start time.

Please note:  Due to high rates of community transmission, hikers on now required to wear masks at all times on club hikes.  

Thu Dec 0 3

Hilton Falls

9:00 AM-1:00 PM
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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps): Hilton Falls Conservation Area Parking Lot
Hike Leader(s): Louise Langlais Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr
Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 14 km

Description

We will hike the trails in this lovely Conservation Area. Parking fee applies (unless you have a Halton Parks Pass, a great value) and you must reserve two time slots (9-11 and 11-1) in advance.

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. During COVID, also bring hand sanitizer and a face mask. 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! Please arrive at least 15 minutes early.

Thu Dec 0 3

Bronte Creek West Side

10:00 AM-2:00 PM
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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Thursday Group
Location (Google Maps): Orchard Community Park – Blue Spruce Avenue entrance (Burlington)
Hike Leader(s): Stuart Law Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
Distance: 10 kms

Description

Join us for an invigorating local hike that will include a recitation about Devil’s Cave and a rebel that ran for his life in 1837.  Learn about the lost village of Merton and be first to guess who the mystery hike leader is who claims to be a deity and most assuredly is.  We will walk from Orchard Community Park to Spruce Lane Farm and back.  Large mammals possible but not promised.  Icers may be required.  Please bring them just in case along with a warm drink and a lunch.  The mystery hike leader has promised to bring chocolate.  Covid protocols will be respected.  Please be sure to meet us in the parking lot on the Blue Spruce Avenue entrance to the park, not the Sutton Drive entrance.

Sat Dec 0 5

Dundas Valley Loops #7 of 50

10:00 AM-12:30 PM
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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps): Dundas Valley Conservation Area, Governor’s Rd. Dundas

Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: Approx. 8 – 9km.

Description

Avoid the Christmas crowds and join us for a leisurely hike exploring some of the trails of Dundas Valley Conservation Area (Sawmill Valley, John White, Spring Creek and rail trail).
Meet in the last parking lot of the DVCA for a 10:00 am. start. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before. Must be a BTC member to register online. You will receive a confirmation with a list of items to bring and Covid protocols. Bring water, a snack, icers and poles if using.
Leader: Anne Armstrong 905 617 3937 hikingrandma@gmail.com

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Hosting Club: Niagara, Iroquoia
Category: Special Event
Location (Google Maps): Parking lot behind the Kilbride School at the north end of Panton St, (Kilbride) Burlington
9:00am Dec 6/20
Hike Leader(s): Ruth Moffatt 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: Approximately 8 km

Description

This is number 1 of 2 Dan Welsh Memorial Hikes, today. 9am and 12:30pm

As this hike is a fundraiser, Dan Welsh Memorial Hike badges will be available for $20 each. Funds raised will go towards the memorial plaque that is to be raised in his honour. This hike will take us out to the recently opened Dan Welsh Side Trail,  in the newly acquired property in the River and Ruin area of Lowville, Burlington.

All pandemic protocols are to be followed – masks are strongly recommended. Please familiarize yourself with the guidelines set out on the BTC Hike Schedule website.

Please do not show up for this hike unless you are registered. All registered participants will receive an email confirmation.

Please bring $20 for the badge (cash only). If you would like to make further donations you may do so via: https://brucetrail.org/donations/memorials

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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps): Crawford Lake Conservation Area Parking Area across from the Iroquoian Village. (BTC Map 11 on the Crawford Lake Side Trail).
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: 18 kms

Description

Join us for a combination loop/in and out 18 km hike in the woods of the Crawford Lake and Rattlesnake Conservation Areas taking in the Crawford Lake, Leech Porter and Rattlesnake Point Side Trails and the Main Trails connecting them all.  We will also take in Nassagaweya Canyon from the Main Trail to Canyon Road and back.  Distance will be reduced if snow conditions warrant.  Please be sure to make 3 two-hour reservations (6 hours total) on the Halton Parks website for Crawford Lake.  Conservation Halton membership highly recommended.  Please bring icers, lunch, snack, water and warm drink.  Hiking boots essential. Poles recommended.  Covid protocols respected.  Please arrive at 9:15 to be ready to hike at 9:30.  If you register to hike but  end up not being able to make it, please let me know so that we can make room for somebody else to join the hike.  Thank you.

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Hosting Club: Niagara, Iroquoia
Category: Special Event
Location (Google Maps): Parking lot behind the Kilbride School at the north end of Panton St, (Kilbride) Burlington
12:30pm Dec 6/20
Hike Leader(s): Ruth Moffatt 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: Approximately 8km

Description

This is the second of 2 Dan Welsh Memorial Hikes, today. 9am and 12:30pm

As this hike is a fundraiser, Dan Welsh Memorial Hike badges will be available for $20 each. Funds raised will go towards the memorial plaque that is to be raised in his honour. This hike will take us out to the recently opened Dan Welsh Side Trail,  in the newly acquired property in the River and Ruin area of Lowville, Burlington.

All pandemic protocols are to be followed – masks are strongly recommended. Please familiarize yourself with the guidelines set out on the BTC Hike Schedule website.

Please do not show up for this hike unless you are registered. All registered participants will receive an email confirmation.

Please bring $20 for the badge (cash only). If you would like to make further donations you may do so via: https://brucetrail.org/donations/memorials

Sun Dec 0 6

Dundas Valley Main Loop

1:30 PM-2:45 PM
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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps): Dundas Valley Conservation area , please meet outside trail centre station.
Hike Leader(s): Allan Meyer Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr
Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 5 km.

Description

Lets start December off with a brisk hike.  Look forward to getting out in the cold brisk weather.

Mon Dec 0 7

Iroquoia Club General Hike

9:30 AM-11:30 AM
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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps): Chedoke Golf Course , Hamilton.
Hike Leader(s): Daljeet Juneja 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 to 9 km

Description

Mon Dec 0 7

DOUBLE Night Hikes in Niagara 1 of 2

5:00 PM-6:45 PM
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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Special Event
Location (Google Maps): Meet at Firemen’s Park, KM 7.0. Enter from Dorchester Rd, 1 km north of Mountain Rd
Hike Leader(s): Steven White 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, Slippery Sections Likely
Distance: 7 km

Description

For those working on their Niagara Night Badge or just looking for a good winter night hike, we will do two back to back hikes, one in and the other out, from Firemen’s Park to Woodend Conservation Area. We will follow the main trail from the park through hardwood bush, follow the railroad, down a slope and across pedestrian bridge over highway, through Screaming Tunnel, along Warner road and into Woodend Conservation Area. We will stop for snack and head back following same route to Firemen’s Park. Hikers should register for both hikes.
Hikers to comply with Covid protocols, and bring snack, water, headlamps, batteries, boots, icers, personal first aid kit and sanitizer. No dogs please. To cancel, email Steven White at stevenwhite901@gmail.com, or text 289-242-9425

Mon Dec 0 7

DOUBLE Night Hikes in Niagara 2 of 2

7:00 PM-9:00 PM
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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Special Event
Location (Google Maps): Return leg of hike that started at Firemen’s Park, this is the second part of DOUBLE Night Hikes in Niagara
Hike Leader(s): Steven White 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, Slippery Sections Likely
Distance: 7 km

Description

“This is the second part (return) of the DOUBLE Night Hikes in Niagara, returning from Woodend Conservation Area to Firemen’s Park.
For those working on their Niagara Night Badge. We will head back after a snack at Woodend Conservation Area. Hikers should register for both hikes.
Hikers to comply with Covid protocols, and bring snack, water, headlamps, batteries, boots, icers, personal first aid kit and sanitizer. No dogs please. To cancel, email Steven White at stevenwhite901@gmail.com, or text 289-242-9426”

Tue Dec 0 8

Let's Get Lost in the Clappison Woods

9:00 AM-2:00 PM
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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps): Walmart parking lot, west of Walmart, in front of Staples
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: 12-18 km

Description

I have always wanted to explore the mountain bike trails that crisscross the Bruce Trail in this part of Waterdown. We’ll wander around and see where they all go to, on foot, not on bicycles (this is the BTC web page after all!). I will bring a GPS to lay a breadcrumb trail and to help us get back to our cars…… eventually! This is a very hilly area, so be warned, you will get a work-out.

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. During COVID, also bring hand sanitizer and a face mask. 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! Please arrive at least 15 minutes early.

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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Hikers R Us
Location (Google Maps): Meet at 8th Line Side Trail off road parking to depart at 8:30.
Hike Leader(s): Cynthia Archer 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: 8-12 kms depending on conditions

Description

Depending upon conditions we may snowshoe – I will try to email you in advance if snowshoeing is feasible.  At the very least icers are required.   The trails are well used, hilly and therefore may be slippery.   The goal is to start at 8:30 and be back to our cars shortly after 12 noon.  Please let me know if you will not be joining us by texting meat 416 573 4236.  We will stop midway for snack/lunch. Cynthia Archer

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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps): 152 Sheffield Street, Cambridge (paved parking lot across from industrial buildings)
Hike Leader(s): Louise Langlais Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr
Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
Distance: 14-16 km

Description

We will hike along the Speed River from Hespeler to Preston and back. This is a lovely urban hike, along a pretty trails with plenty of river views.

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. During COVID, also bring hand sanitizer and a face mask. 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! Please arrive at least 15 minutes early.

Wed Dec 0 9

Good Companions Borer's Falls

10:00 AM-1:00 PM
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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Good Companions
Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Borer’s Falls Dog Park parking lot, on the north side of York Road, close to the intersection of York Road and Valley Road, Hamilton
Hike Leader(s): Janina Vanderpost Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 9km

Description

From the Borer’s Falls Dog Park parking lot, we will take the Ray Lowes side-trail to the Main Trail.  There is one steep hill and some stairs to climb.  Turning left onto the Main Trail we will continue along the escarpment, past Borer’s Falls, all the way to where the trail reaches Romar Drive.  This hike offers spectacular views of the Dundas Valley, Cootes Paradise.  This is a there and back hike.

Thu Dec 1 0

Shell Park -Bronte Trails

10:00 AM-1:15 AM
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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Thursday Group
Location (Google Maps): Staring at the front parking lot of Shell Park
Hike Leader(s): Karen Bergmann, Norman Young 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, Slippery Sections Likely
Distance: 13 km

Description

Easy town trails –  Dress appropriately for the weather  Bring water; snack, etc

YOU MUST BE SELF SUFFICIENT. Bing a mask and sanitizer

Sat Dec 1 2

Chedoke to Canterbury Falls

8:30 AM-1:00 PM
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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps): Parking at Chedoke Golf Club (on Beddoe Drive, Hamilton). GPS Coordinates: (43.246205 -79.906935). From Highway 403 Hamilton, exit onto Aberdeen Avenue. Follow Aberdeen under the railway bridge, and take an immediate right onto Studholme Road. Turn left onto Beddoe Drive and it will lead you into the Golf Club parking lot (Bruce Trail Reference, Map 8)
Hike Leader(s): Douglas Boyce Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr
Terrain: Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
Distance: 18 km

Description

We will hike the Main Trail through Iroquoia Heights Conservation Area to Sherman Falls, and then explore a new piece of Main Trail, recently opened by the BTC, and loop around Canterbury Falls. If there are icy/wintry conditions, you will need icers, and poles recommended. We will hike at a brisk pace, stopping once or twice for a snack break. Bring snacks and water.

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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps): Behind the Kilbride School at the north end of Panton Street (BTC Map 10 northwest of km 97.9)
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: 20 km

Description

Third in the Up the Iroquoia! series of hikes exploring the beauty of the Iroquoia Section.  This is a there-and-back hike from Kilbride Public School to the Nassagaweya Canyon Lookout and back.  The terrain is flat for the most part and quietly wooded.  The goal is to take in the crisp fresh air and appreciate our surroundings while getting some healthy exercise and having a few laughs.  Please make sure you have your icers, hiking boots, warm drink, water, lunch and snacks.  Poles strongly recommended.  Covid protocols respected.  Please meet for 9:00 am for a 9:15 am start.  If you sign up then realize you can’t make it, please let me know so that we can allow other hikers to join us.

Sun Dec 1 3

Dundas Valley Main Loop

1:30 PM-2:30 PM
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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps): Dundas Valley Conservation Area
Hike Leader(s): Allan Meyer Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing

Description

Lets enjoy another lovely afternoon hiking on the Main Loop.  Meet at the Train Station, outside.

Mon Dec 1 4

Lafarge Trail, Drumlins and camels

9:00 AM-2:00 PM
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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: General Hike
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: 12-18 km

Description

She’s hilly! We will hike the Lafarge Trail, starting with three drumlins in a row that will get your heart pumping and warm you up quickly! The rest isn’t as tough, and there is some road walking, but you’ll end it with a bang because this is an In and Out hike. Charge!

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. During COVID, also bring hand sanitizer and a face mask. 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! Please arrive at least 15 minutes early.

Mon Dec 1 4

Iroquoia Club General Hike

9:30 AM-11:30 AM
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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps): Chedoke Golf Course , Hamilton.
Hike Leader(s): Daljeet Juneja 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 to 9 km

Description

Wed Dec 1 6

Joshua Creek North Oakville

9:00 AM-12:30 PM
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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Hikers R Us
Location (Google Maps): Meet at Oakville Town Hall
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: 13km -/+

Description

Remember to follow COVID guide line and dress according to the weather and footing

Bring water and a snack  etc

Norman Young  mny176@outlook.com  905 845 09039  cell 905 330 6605

Wed Dec 1 6

Good Companions - Joshua Creek Hike 1 of 50.

10:00 AM-12:30 PM
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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Good Companions
Location (Google Maps): Oakville Maplegrove Plaza

Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
Distance: Approx. 9-10 km.

Description

This hike follows Joshua Creek as it makes its way to Lake Ontario. Meet near Tim Horton’s in the parking lot of Maple Grove Plaza on Cornwall Dr. and Maple Grove Dr. for a 10:00 am. start. Bring water, a snack, icers and poles (if using). This hike is for BTC members only. Once registered you will get a confirmation with items to bring and Covid protocols.
Leaders: Anne and Phill Armstrong 905 617 3937 hikingrandma@gmail.com

Thu Dec 1 7

Let's Get Lost in Milton

9:00 AM-3:00 PM
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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps): St Helena Road, Milton
Hike Leader(s): Louise Langlais Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 12-20

Description

There are many trails that intersect the Bruce Trail in Scotch Block at the top of the escarpment that overlooks the Milton area. We will explore these trails. To ensure we really do not get lost, your leader will bring her handheld Garmin GPS, to lay a breadcrumb trail and to make sure the group can find their cars. It will be fun! We unlikely will get to check all of them out, meaning we can go back another time to cover more ground.

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. During COVID, also bring hand sanitizer and a face mask. 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! Please arrive at least 15 minutes early.

Thu Dec 1 7

Thursday Group RBG North Shore Trails

10:00 AM-12:00 PM
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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Thursday Group
Location (Google Maps): RBG North Shore Trails
Hike Leader(s): Linda Robinson Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
Distance: 7-8KM

Description

Meet at the Nature Interpretive Centre at the RBG Arboretum. Parking is available and free to RBG members. Non-members must pay a fee to park. This hike is open to BTC members only and you are required to pre-register online. Once you are registered you will be sent a list of items to bring and protocols to follow.

Sun Dec 2 0

Up the Iroquoia! (4) - Mount Nemo

9:30 AM-2:00 PM
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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps): Zimmerman Park, 4275 No. 2 Side Road, Burlington (BTC Map 10, 1 km east of km 87.3)
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: 14 km with an optional ramble in Zimmerman park after the main hike.

Description

Join us for the fourth in our series of hikes celebrating the mighty Iroquoia Section.  This stop – the truly momentous Mount Nemo – like hiking on a cloud – tremendous views on a clear day.  Breath-taking elevation.  Slippery rocks when wet or icy which is virtually certain.  Please wear icers and hiking boots.  Poles highly recommended.  Please bring warm drink, water, snacks and lunch.  “Holiday” attire welcome but no reindeer please.  Covid protocols respected.  Please let me know if you sign up but later find out you can’t make it so that we can free up space for another hiker.

Sun Dec 2 0

Dundas Valley Main Loop

1:30 PM-2:30 PM
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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps): Dundas Valley Conservation Area,
Hike Leader(s): Allan Meyer Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr
Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing

Description

Meet me at the Dundas Velley Trail Centre, outside by the picnic tables.  The trail might be muddy and slippery at this time of year so come prepared.

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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Special Event
Location (Google Maps): Toronto Double Winter End to End
Hike Leader(s): Ruth Moffatt Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr
Terrain: Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
Distance: 23km

Description

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**This hike is cancelled due to COVID 19 precautions**
This is the first of 5 hikes to complete the Toronto  section for the new winter end to end badge.
The other dates will be December 22, 23, 28 & 29, weather permitting.
All hikes will be done from both directions in/out, no car shuttling.

Due to limited parking, this is a small group hike limited to 6 people including the hike leader and is specifically for participants wishing to complete the entire section twice. Please do not sign up if you only wish to hike one day.
Sorry, no exceptions to the group size.
The other meeting locations will be provided on the first morning. Each hike will start 8:30, brisk pace, 15 min lunch.
Please bring icers in case of icy conditions.

Please familiarize yourself with the pandemic protocols.

Mon Dec 2 1

Cancelled, G2G Trail #1

9:00 AM-3:00 PM
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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps): 5559 Wellington County Rd 39, Guelph
Hike Leader(s): Louise Langlais Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr
Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
Distance: 24 km

Description

Let’s hike on the Guelph to Goderich Trail, from the eastern terminus, a There and Back hike.

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. During COVID, also bring hand sanitizer and a face mask. 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! Please arrive at least 15 minutes early.

Mon Dec 2 1

Iroquoia Club General Hike

9:30 AM-11:30 AM
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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps): Chedoke Golf Course , Hamilton.
Hike Leader(s): Daljeet Juneja 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 to 9 km

Description

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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Trail Head on Fourth Line Nassagaweya just North of Side Rd 10
Park on the roadside or the small parking lot here if it’s clear.
Turn East off Guelph Line onto Side Rd 10 at the Church. SR10 becomes 4th line Nassagaweya at the bend.
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: 10km

Description

A 10km moderate hike. The route is mainly in the forest and sheltered from the wind.
The route will be decided based on trail conditions on the day.
Bring food and adequate clothing.
Prudent hikers will have ice cleats with them.
This hike is the same as the one on Dec 24th. Both hikes will run. This is not a date change.

Wed Dec 2 3

Cancelled, G2G Trail #2

9:00 AM-3:00 PM
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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps): Kissing Bridge Trailway, West Montrose
Hike Leader(s): Louise Langlais Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr
Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
Distance: 16-20 km

Description

We will hike the Guelph to Goderich Rail Trail, starting from the pretty community of West Montrose, home of the famous covered bridge.

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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Good Companions
Location (Google Maps): Directions: From Hamilton take 403 to West. Exit at Wilson St in Ancaster. Turn right on Wilson St. At the traffic take the exit right onto Meadowbrook St (3rd exit). Take Meadowbrook to Jerseyville Side Rd. and turn right. Just pass the high school the Little League Park is on the right at the bottom of the hill.
Hike Leader(s): Lorraine Sherred Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 9to 10km

Description

Walk through Spring Valley to rail trail and back by Martin’s Rd. Please bring water and snack. Icers if needed.

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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Thursday Group
Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Trail Head on Fourth Line Nassagaweya just North of Side Rd 10.
Park on the roadside or the small parking lot here if it’s clear.
Turn East off Guelph Line onto Side Rd 10 at the Church. SR10 becomes Fourth Line Nassagaweya at the bend.
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: 10km

Description

A 10 km moderate hike. The route is mainly in forest and sheltered from the wind.

The route will be decided based on trail conditions on the day.

Bring lunch and adequate clothing.

 

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Hosting Club: Niagara, Iroquoia
Category: Special Event
Location (Google Maps): Dundas Valley Conservation Area – Governor’s Rd. Dundas

Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: Approx. 9 km.

Description

Meet in the last parking lot of the Dundas  Valley CA on Governor’s Rd., west of Dundas. Meet by 9:45 for a 10:00 am. start.  This hike is limited to 10 people including the leader. You must be a BTC member in order to register. COVID protocols in place. Memorial Bluebird badges for sale for $20 each with funds going to the purchase of a plaque to erected on the trail in memory of Dan. Bring water, snack. Icers may be needed. Parking fee or Conservation Area pass.

Leader: Anne Armstrong 905 617 3937 hikingrandma@gmail.com

Mon Dec 2 8

Iroquoia Club General Hike

9:30 AM-11:30 AM
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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps): Chedoke Golf Course , Hamilton
Hike Leader(s): Daljeet Juneja 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 to 9 km

Description

Mon Dec 2 8

Cancelled, Grand River Trail

9:30 AM-2:30 PM
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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps): 265-143 Hardy Rd, Brantford
Hike Leader(s): Louise Langlais Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
Distance: 14 km

Description

Brantford has some lovely hiking and cycling trails. We will start by hiking along the Grand River on the Grand River Valley Trail (the purple dotted line on the map linked below), then return on the SC Johnson Rail Trail, also part of the Trans Canada Trail) .

https://www.brantford.ca/en/transportation/resources/Documents/City-of-Brantford-Trail-Map-2014.pdf
https://www.grandriver.ca/en/outdoor-recreation/SC-Johnson-Trail.aspx

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. During COVID, also bring hand sanitizer and a face mask. 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! Please arrive at least 15 minutes early.

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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Good Companions
Location (Google Maps): Meet at Glenhurst Gardens on Ava Rd in Brantford. From Hamilton take the 403 to Paris Rd exi. Turn left on Paris rd . Follow to stoplights and turn right onto Hardy Rd. Once over train tracks turn left onto Ava Rd . Meet at upper parking lot next to cochleae house Address is 20 Ava Rd
Hike Leader(s): Lorraine Sherred 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 to 9Km

Description

Walk through Waterworks Park along the grand River.

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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps): City View Park Burlington.
Use the South entrance off Kerns Rd that leads to the trailheads.
Don’t go to the North entrance foe the soccer fields and playgrounds.
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: 10 km

Description

We will take side trails and the main trail. We’ll explore and walk around the pond then walk the main trail back to the cars.
This is an extra hike similar to the one the day after. There is no date change.

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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Thursday Group
Location (Google Maps): City View Park Burlington.
Use the South entrance off Kerns Rd that leads to the Trail Heads.
Don’t go to the North entrance for the soccer fields and playgrounds.
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: 10km

Description

We’ll take side trails and the main trail. We’ll explore and walk around the pond and walk the main trail back to the cars