Iroquoia

Cancellation Notice

All organized hikes across all 9 Bruce Trail Clubs have been cancelled until at least June 30, 2020.

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Hosting Club: Iroquoia, Dufferin Hi-Land
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps): We will meet for road side parking at the terminal point of 1st Line EHS just SOUTH of 25 Sideroad. From here we will shuttle cars to the parking lot 2nd Line EHS just north of 25 Sidereal and walk back to our meeting point.

Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr
Terrain: Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
Distance: 20 kms

Description

The hike will include Split Rock, Narrows, Ralph Tremill, 2nd Line EHS and Walter Tovell Side Trails then  a loop around McCarston Lake and back to our cars.

This series hikes the main she blazed trail of Dufferin Hi-Land section AONG with the blue side trails.  Pre-registration encouraged.  Day hikers are welcome to join us.  At the end of this adventure you will be eligible for the Dufferin Hi-Land’s end to end badge and blue side trail badge. Cynthia Archer 416 573 4236

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Happy Wanderers
Location (Google Maps): Hilton Falls Conservation Area Parking Lot

Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
Distance: 12-14 km

Description

We will hike to Hilton Falls for lunch. Bring hotdogs and marshmallows to roast over the fire, if you wish, or simply enjoy a box lunch at a crowd favourite. You can also bring some birdseed and have chickadees feeding from your hand.

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!

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!

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Good Companions
Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Princess Point parking lot, at the end of Macklin Street North. Macklin Street North is accessed from Main Street West or King Street West depending on which way you come into Hamilton. Please note that this is Royal Botanical Garden property so use either an RBG parking pass or there are paid parking machines. You can pay by the hour.

Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 8 km

Description

From Princess Point we will hike along the south shore of Cootes Paradise including Sassafras Point to McMaster University grounds.  We will stop for a quick coffee break at McMaster and return to Princess Point.  Bring water, snack and hiking boots.

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Thursday Group
Location (Google Maps): Hilton Falls Conservation Area

Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: Approximately 10 km.

Description

Hilton Falls is a place of beauty year round, especially in Spring with its many wildflowers and other plant life, including the elusive Walking Fern. Come out and enjoy the beauty of Spring hiking in this Conservation Area. Meet in the parking lot of Hilton Falls Conservation Area located on Number 5 Sideroad (also know as Campbellville Road and Regional Road 9) between Guelph Line and Highway 25. Map 11. Conservation Area Pass or parking fee. Bring water, a lunch, sunscreen lotion and insect repellent.  Optional refreshment stop afterwards.
Leader: Anne Armstrong 905 617 3937 hikingrandma@gmail.com

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: 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.

RSVP by email:wlr8362@gmail.com Hike leader:Wayne Riley

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

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

Wed May 1 3

Cancelled - Hilton Falls trails

9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Hikers R Us
Location (Google Maps): Meet in the parking lot of Hilton Falls Conservation Area

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

Description

Please confirm attendance

Norman Young   mny176@ouitlook.com

905 845 0939  cell 905 330 6605

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Good Companions
Location (Google Maps): Sixteen Mile Creek Valley Oakville

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

Description

Spring has arrived and with it all the beautiful wildflowers, including the Virginia Bluebells which grow in this valley. Come out and enjoy the flowers and explore valley. Except some long, but gentle hills. Meet at the corner of River Glen and Neyagawa, north of Upper Middle Road and south of Highway 5. Park in the lot beside the baseball playing fields on the southeast corner. Bring water, a snack, sunscreen and insect repellent. Optional refreshment stop afterwards.
Leader: Anne Armstrong 905 617 3937 hikingrandma@gmail.com

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Thursday Group
Location (Google Maps): Park and meet at Twiss Rd and No. 8 Side Rd in the village of Kilbride (Note: please park along Twiss Rd only; Parking is limited so please carpool if able).

Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
Terrain: Dependent on Conditions, Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: approx 6 km

Description

This 6km leisurely hike will take us down into the Bronte Creek/Cedar Springs valley and around the river and ruin side trail. There should be lots of new spring growth and hopefully some wild flowers to enjoy. Please note that the climb out of the valley does include some strenuous hills. Remember to bring water and a snack.

Please contact Karen Capindale-Smith (Hike Leader) at kjcapindale@gmail.com or (905)332-7254 with questions or to register. Morning of the hike please use cell (905)749-0914

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps): Scotsdale Farm Trafalgar Rd.

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

Description

Scotsdale Farm in Spring is lovely with lots of wildflowers to see. Located just north of Georgetown on the east side of Trafalgar Rd. it is an Ontario Heritage property donated by the Bennett family who farmed the property for many years. Be careful it is easy to miss.The parking lot is right beside the farmhouse and other farm buildings. Bring water, a snack, sunscreen and insect repellent.Suitable for determined beginners.
Leader: Anne Armstrong 905 617 3937 hikingrandma@gmail.com

Wed May 2 0

Cancelled - Dundas Valley Trails

9:00 AM-2:00 PM

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Hikers R Us
Location (Google Maps): Dundas Valley entering at Martin Road, Ancaster

Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing, Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
Distance: 15 km

Description

Meet at the last parking lot on Martin Road, Ancaster, by the ball diamonds behind Ancaster Community Centre. We will hike the Headwaters and Main Loop trails in the Dundas Valley, and perhaps a few side trails. Please bring 1 – 2 litres of water, sunscreen,bug spray, snack/lunch, wear hiking boots. No dogs please. Refreshment stop afterwards. Please contact Charlotte if you plan to hike  stewchar01@gmail.com. Cell/text morning of hike 905 906-0519.

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Good Companions
Location (Google Maps): City View Park, North Burlington. North Car Park.

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

Description

We will do a loop hike combination of Main Trail, Side Trails and local trails. Leader: Mary Rose. Phone/Text: 905-637-2918. Email: termarintl@cogeco.ca

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Thursday Group
Location (Google Maps): Park and meet at the back of Kilbride Public School (by tennis courts). from there we will shuttle to the bottom of the Mt. Nemo escarpment (Walkers Rd. and no. 2 Side Rd. parking lot) Note: conservation pass or fee is required for shuttle cars.

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

Description

For this 12km hike we will follow the main BT up the escarpment into Mt Nemo CA and along rural roads. From there we will descend into the woods of the Bronte Creek/Cedar Springs valley and finish with a strenuous stretch out of the valley and into the village of Kilbride. Note: Once finished, a driver will be needed to retrieve the shuttle car(s). Thanks You!

Please bring plenty of water, snacks and a lunch.

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.

 

Mon May 2 5

Cancelled - Fishers Pond

9:00 AM-2:30 PM

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Happy Wanderers
Location (Google Maps): Meet at km 83.5 on map 9 Roadside parking where the trail crosse Guelph Line, south of No 1 Sidereal. Do not block farm gate.

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

Description

This is a there and back hike, south into Kerncliff Park then return to our cars.  Bring a lunch.  Could be trilliums in the woods.  Could be bugs too!

Wed May 2 7

Cancelled- Gelato Hike

9:00 AM-2:00 PM

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Hikers R Us
Location (Google Maps): Shuttle hike will meet at McDui Access Trail Map 6 KM 15.7 in Stoneycreeek and shuttle to Adam Dopko Side Trail at Main and Casablanca Blvd

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

Description

We will shuttle our cars to Adam Dopko and hike back to our cars stopping for lunch along the way.  Gelato stop to follow at Bliss Truffle and Gelato 621 Barton Street.  Contact Cynthia Archer 416 573 4236 to register.

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Good Companions
Location (Google Maps): 1049 Kirkwall Rd. Rockton, ON L0R 1X0
off of Highway 8 towards Cambridge

Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
Distance: about 6 to 7 Km

Description

We will explore the hidden trails behind the village as well as the village itself. Free with Hamilton Conservation Pass. $10 parking fee per car. Bring Water and a Snack. May need bug spray

Wed May 2 7

Webinar: Staying Strong for Hiking

6:30 PM-7:30 PM

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Special Event
Location (Google Maps): This event will be hosted online in order to maintain physical distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Description

IBTC asked The Movement in Dundas to present a free seminar to our members with tips on how to get ready to get back on the trail. If you have questions about fitness or some pain you’ve experienced hiking please have them ready for the for the webinar, or email them to BTC Hike Leader Bron Tregunno brontreg@cogeco.ca or professional physiotherapist Don at info@themovementpts.ca Don is a BTC member and very active hiker.

The webinar will be live on Zoom on Wed May 27th at 6:30 pm with this link https://zoom.us/j/91876395376 . Once you cut and paste the link into your browser you’ll be given instructions on how to use it. Please do this a few minutes before the meeting starts and put your microphone on mute. If you don’t want to be seen you can set your video to no picture. The meeting will be about 20 min long with 20 for questions. All are welcome so please feel welcome to invite fellow walkers and hikers.

Here is some information from the group presenting the seminar:
” We are The Movement, 3 physiotherapists who are opening up in Dundas in the near future! Beyond our extensive clinical practice, we have been applying ourselves as educators and connectors in the broader physiotherapy field for the past 3 years. But we want to impact the local community, which led us to the Movement. As clinicians, we are very passionate about movement and understanding each individual when it comes to dealing with their pain and injury. All three of us are active hikers, backpackers, cyclists and general lovers of the outdoors and we believe that the more people can understand their own bodies, the more empowered they can be to take control of their health and continue doing the things they love (Hiking) without limitation.

Staying strong for getting back to hiking is going to be a discussion of the general demands of hiking on the trails we love so much and the rationale for doing specific home exercises along with a structured fitness walking routine to ensure your safe and seamless return to the trails when social distancing measures are eased. We will also be providing videos of the recommended exercises to stay strong in the comfort of your home along with a recommended 8 week plan to follow.”

In the meantime if you want to sign up for The Movement distribution list you may do so here
https://mailchi.mp/6d2bd45c9c89/stayingstronghiking
You may unsubscribe at any time.

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Thursday Group
Location (Google Maps): Bullocks park on Park Ave in Greensville. Across from the Anglican Church on Highway 8

Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 11km

Description

Loop hike around Christie Lake. Bring Water and Lunch or a snack.

Hosting Club: Iroquoia, Dufferin Hi-Land
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps): Meet for 8:30 am departure from the parking area on Prince of Wales Read about 1.2 km north of Highway 89 on the north side of the bridge where the Prince of Wales Trail begins. We will shuttle to terminal point of 1st Line EHS just SOUTH of 25 Sideroad.

Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr
Terrain: Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
Distance: 21 kms

Description

We will hike along Prince of Wales ST, Prince of Wales Loop, Boyne Valley ST, Murphy’s Pinnacle ST and then southward to our original meeting spot.

This series hikes the main she blazed trail of Dufferin Hi-Land section along with the blue side trails.  Pre-registration encouraged.  Day hikers are welcome to join us.  At the end of this adventure you will be eligible for the Dufferin Hi-Land’s end to end badge and blue side trail badge. Cynthia Archer 416 573 4236