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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February
Tue Feb 0 2

Cancelled, G2G E2E

9:00 AM-4:00 PM
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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Special Event
Location (Google Maps): 3/ Linwood east towards Elmira and back.
43.58333, -80.73014 Feb 2
4/ Linwood west towards Milverton and back. L-Millbank = 8.7 km, L-Milverton = 17.4 km
43.58333, -80.73014 March 2
5/ Milverton east towards Linwood and back.
43.56830, -80.91667 March 4
6/ Milverton west to Monkton and back to Milverton. 28.8 km total
43.56830, -80.91667 March 9
7/ Monkton west towards Blythe and back. M-B>30 km
43.58985, -81.08436 March 11
8/ Blythe east and back.
43.73882, -81.42744 March 16
9/ Blythe west to Auburn and back. 25.4 km
43.73882, -81.42744 March 18
10. Auburn west towards Goderich and back. A-G = 23 km
43.74978, -81.56761 March 23
11. Goderich east towards Auburn and back.
43.74336, -81.72527 March 25
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: 20-30 KM

Description

We will hike the Guelph to Goderich Trail in sections, as In and Out hikes (so you will do it twice!) https://g2grailtrail.com/

Most hikes will be 20-25 km (we will hike 10-12 km one way, then head back to our cars). Two hikes are longer, as indicated by a star and a specific distance.
We might need snowshoes, so make sure you bring a pair.

The itinerary and GPs coordinates for the meeting locations are specified in the “Location” Section.
For personalized driving directions, just copy and paste the GPS coordinates into a Google search window and voila!

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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.

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! Arrive at least 15 minutes early. If you are unable to attend, please email me at least 2 hours before the start of the hike, or text me if it is <2 hours before the hike. There is often a waiting list, so the more advance notice the better.

Wear appropriate quick-dry clothing and hiking boots. Bring sunscreen, snowshoes, icers (mandatory), snacks, lunch, a personal first aid kit, and 1-2 litres of water. During COVID, also bring hand sanitizer and a face mask.

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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Hikers R Us
Location (Google Maps): Wellington Rd 32, between Concession 2 and 401 (parking lot just south of the 401, on the east side of the road)
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: 14-16 km

Description

Puslinch Tract is well known to the locals in Cambridge. This parcel of land offers hiking and mountain biking trails with a variety of terrain and both hardwood and coniferous forests. It borders the 401, so there is some highway noise, but one tunes it out after a while. A bonus is the fact that the En Route is accessible, with heated bathrooms. Before COVID we would have our lunch indoors but that is unlikely going to be an option for this hike; however, you can still purchase a hot drink +- lunch. Please BRING A LUNCH just in case.

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 in the parking lot of the Mohawk 4 Ice Centre.
Hike Leader(s): Mary Rose 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 km

Description

Loop Hike with some side trail, some main trail taking in Albion Falls.

Icers may be necessary.

Thu Feb 0 4

Credit River Mississauga

9:30 AM-12:45 PM
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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Thursday Group
Location (Google Maps): Meet at Erindale Park Mississauga
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

An “in and out” hike along the Credit River. The Remember COVID guide lines

Dress according to the weather and footing conditions

Bring water, snack etc

Norman Young  mny176@outlook.com   905 845 0939   cell 905 330 6605

Wed Feb 1 0

Town Trails from Shell Park

9:00 AM-12:30 PM
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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Hikers R Us
Location (Google Maps): Meet in the front parking lot of Shell Park Oakville
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 the COVID guide line

Dress according to the weather and trail conditions

Bring water, snack etc

Norman Young    mny176@outlook.com  905 845 0939   cell 905 330 6605

Wed Feb 1 0

Good Companions Bayfront Park

10:00 AM-1:00 PM
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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Good Companions
Location (Google Maps): Hike begins at the parking lot closest to the boat launch, of Bayfront Park, Hamilton. Bayfront Park can be reached from Bay Street N. Turn onto Harbour Front Drive from Bay Street N
Hike Leader(s): Janina Vanderpost Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
Distance: 10 km

Description

Beginning at Bayfront Park we will begin this loop hike heading for Princess Point via the Waterfront Trail, Kay Drage Park, past Christ the King Basilica, to Dundurn Castle, along Burlington Heights back to the Waterfront Trail and return to Bayfront park.  Hiking boots and possibly icers, snack, water.

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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Good Companions
Location (Google Maps): Hidden Valley Park – Burlington (parking lot on Hidden Valley Road- just off Lemonville Rd)
Hike Leader(s): Ted Bossence 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 km.

Description

Starting at Hidden Valley Park we will follow the Hidden Valley Multi-use Trail along Grindstone Creek.  We will then enter the Hendrie Valley Sanctuary of the Royal Botanical Gardens and follow various trails as a far as the blocked Valley Inn bridge, have a snack and returning  mostly the way we came.  Unless the ground is frozen, there is likely to be one very muddy section, but all the birds we should see, will hopefully make up for it.  Distance about 7.0 km.  Bring icers , 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.  Out of courtesy to others in the club, please notify me of any cancellations up until the night before the hike by email at tedbossence@sympatico.ca

Please note:  Due to high rates of community transmission, hikers on now strongly recommended to wear masks at all times on club hikes.  Social Distancing is also in effect.

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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Hikers R Us
Location (Google Maps): Meet at parking on Sixth Line by Hilton Falls ST km 7.3
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: 23.5 km

Description

Meet at parking on Sixth Line, and head north on Hilton Falls ST approx 6 kms to the Al Shaw Side Trail to the Main Trail, then heading south picking up on the Kythera Friendship Trail and following down over the Dufferin Quarry Bridge to the beginning of the Hilton Falls ST, up through the conservation area to our cars. (Opportunity to shorten the hike by approx 6kms if weather turns or run out of time). Bring water, snacks, lunch, hiking boots, icers, mask, sanitizer, personal first aid kit. No Dogs please. Register on-line. Contact Steven White at stevenwhite901@gmail.com or text 289-242-9415 to cancel or on day of hike. Possible pub or coffee stop afterwards for those interested, dependent on Covid protocols in place.

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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Good Companions
Location (Google Maps): City View Park, Kerns Rd., South Entrance

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

Description

A favourite hike, this goes to Smokey Hollow and back. We will include the Upper Grindstone Creek Side Trail. Meet in the south parking lot of City View Park on Kerns Rd. for a 10:00 am. start. This hike is open to BTC members only. Once registered you will receive a confirmation with a list of items to bring and Covid protocols. Bring water, a snack/lunch, icers and poles (if using). Leaders: Anne and Phill Armstrong 905 617 3937 hikingrandma@gmail.com

Wed Feb 2 4

CANCELLED Terra Cotta

9:00 AM-2:00 PM
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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Hikers R Us
Location (Google Maps): Meet at parking on Heritage Rd (km 44.5)
Hike Leader(s): Steven White Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing, Slippery Sections Likely
Distance: 14 km

Description

We will follow Main Trail from parking, taking Rockside ST to the Main Trail, and take it down t the Terra Cotta ST, down on to Heritage Rd and along the Caledon Trailway into the Terra Cotta Conservation Area. We will pick up the Main Trail again and follow it back to our cars. Bring water, snack, lunch, hiking boots, icers, masks, sanitizer, personal first aid kit. No dogs please. Must register on-line. Contact Steven White at stevenwhite901@gmail.com or text 289-242-9415 to cancel or on day of hike.

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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Good Companions
Location (Google Maps): Gage Park parking lot in the south end of the park off of Lawrence Road in Hamilton
Hike Leader(s): Ted Bossence Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing, Slippery Sections Likely
Distance: 9 km

Description

Following city streets, the rail trail and Kenilworth stairs we will do a loop returning to Gage Park.  Bring icers, a snack and water.  Please register online.  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 strongly recommended to wear masks at all times on club hikes.  

Thu Feb 2 5

Joshua Creek south Oakville

9:30 AM-12:00 PM
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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Thursday Group
Location (Google Maps): Meet in the NW corner of the shopping plaza
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: 12km

Description

Remember  COVID guidelines

Dress according to weather and footing conditions (icers might be needed)

Bring water, snack  etc

If not arriving please be sure to tell me at least a day in advance so that somebody else might come

Norman Young    mny176@outlook.com   905 845 0939   cell 905 330 6605