Iroquoia

Notice: Hiking Program Paused

The hiking program of all 9 Bruce Trail Clubs is currently paused until until all areas along the Niagara Escarpment and the Greater Toronto Area are at least in the orange zone of provincial COVID-19 public health measures.

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< 2020 >
December 06 - December 12
  • 06
    December 6, 2020

    Dan Welsh Memorial Hike and Fundraiser - Meet at 8:45am in the parking lot behind Kilbride School 6610 Panton St Burlington

    9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    12/06/2020
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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

    Up the Iroquoia! (2) - Crawford Lake - Rattlesnake Point

    9:30 AM-4:00 PM
    12/06/2020
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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.

    Dan Welsh Memorial Hike and Fundraiser - Meet at 12:15pm in the parking lot behind Kilbride School 6610 Panton St Burlington

    12:30 PM-3:00 PM
    12/06/2020
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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

    Dundas Valley Main Loop

    1:30 PM-2:45 PM
    12/06/2020
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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.

  • 07
    December 7, 2020

    Iroquoia Club General Hike

    9:30 AM-11:30 AM
    12/07/2020
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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

    DOUBLE Night Hikes in Niagara 1 of 2

    5:00 PM-6:45 PM
    12/07/2020
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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

    DOUBLE Night Hikes in Niagara 2 of 2

    7:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/07/2020
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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”

  • 08
    December 8, 2020

    Let's Get Lost in the Clappison Woods

    9:00 AM-2:00 PM
    12/08/2020
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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.

  • 09
    December 9, 2020

    Silvercreek 8th line side trail loop (Snowshoe if conditions allow)

    8:30 AM
    12/09/2020
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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

    Mill Run Trail, Hespeler to Preston and back.

    9:00 AM-2:00 PM
    12/09/2020
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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.

    Good Companions Borer's Falls

    10:00 AM-1:00 PM
    12/09/2020
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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.

  • 10
    December 10, 2020

    Shell Park -Bronte Trails

    10:00 AM-1:15 AM
    12/10/2020
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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

  • 11
    December 11, 2020
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  • 12
    December 12, 2020

    Chedoke to Canterbury Falls

    8:30 AM-1:00 PM
    12/12/2020
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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.