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  • Urban 9:00 Niagara-on-the-Lake Tour
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    04/05/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Urban
    Location (Google Maps): Meet on King St near Centre St, Niagara-on-the-Lake

    Hike Leader(s): Margaret Northfield Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 6-7km

    Description

    Each Friday we will explore different neighbourhoods, trails and parkland throughout Historic Niagara-on-the-Lake.

    Moderate pace with some weeks entirely on sidewalks and roads while others may include a mix of trails and paved pathways. Great way to build up endurance for longer more strenuous hikes.

    Prepare for cooler windy conditions on open parkland and along Lake Ontario and Niagara River trails.

    Plan to stay for conversation and a warm cup of coffee or tea at Sweets & Swirls, Community Centre, Niagara Stone Road, NOTL

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  • 9:00 Woodend to Fireman’s Park
    9:00 AM-11:45 AM
    04/06/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Loop
    Location (Google Maps): Park at the entrance to Woodend Conservation Area, Taylor Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake

    Hike Leader(s): Margaret Northfield Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 13-14km

    Description

    Hike around Woodend, through the Screaming Tunnel and into Fireman’s Park.  We will take a different route back to our cars.

     

  • Loop 9:00 Niagara Glen Hike
    9:00 AM-12:15 PM
    04/06/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara, Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: Loop
    Location (Google Maps):

    Meet at the Niagara Glen Nature Centre parking lot, 3050 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls. This is located between the Whirlpool Golf Course and the Niagara Botanical Gardens, on the river side of the Niagara Parkway. Parking fees may apply.

    Hike Leader(s): Dan Wilson Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Strenuous
    Distance: 10km

    Description

    Hike deep in the Niagara Gorge, along stairways cut into the rock and rugged paths that wind through this pristine pocket of Carolinian Forest. View ancient geological formations and fossils dating back millions of years, while hiking along the turbulent rapids of the Niagara River. This is a strenuous hike and there is a chance hikers will get wet. Depending on weather conditions, bring water, a snack, icers, gaiters and hiking poles, if necessary. Dress in layers. 🙂

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  • Total Solar Eclipes Easy Does it Hike
    1:30 AM-4:00 AM
    04/08/2024

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Loop
    Location (Google Maps): Merrit Island parking lot

    Hike Leader(s): Diane Marlatt Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 5Km

    Description

  • Event Hikes 1:30 TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE HIKE
    1:30 PM-3:30 AM
    04/08/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Event Hikes
    Location (Google Maps): Short Hills Provincial Park St Catharines

    Hike Leader(s): Alan Laver Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 8k

    Description

    This hike will be a loop hike on the main trail and the Swayze Falls trail. A total solar eclipse will be visible in the Niagara section and part of the Iroquoia section of the Bruce Trail, while the remainder of the Trail will experience a partial solar eclipse. The eclipse will start around 2 pm and ‘totality’ will be around 3:15 pm depending on where you are. The last time a total solar eclipse happened for this region was about 100 years ago and the next time will be in another 120 years.

    Glasses will be provided

  • Solar Eclipse Hike – NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE
    1:30 PM-3:30 PM
    04/08/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Loop
    Location (Google Maps): Meet in the Queenston Heights Parking Lot near the Bruce Trail Cairn

    Hike Leader(s): Margaret Northfield Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 5km

    Description

    NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE: We are changing this hike to be start in Queenston Heights for 2 reasons.  1) The City of Niagara Falls is promoting Fireman’s Park as a place to view the eclipse.  We are concerned that there will be so many people there that our hikers will have a hard time getting to the park and finding parking.  Queenston Heights is a much larger park and has more parking. (paid parking – annual parking passes are valid) 2) Our hike leader for Queenston Heights Solar Hike is unable to attend due to personal reasons.  I will combine both hikes.

    Park in Queenston Heights Park, near the Bruce Trail cairn, 14184 Niagara River Parkway, Niagara-on-the-Lake (plus codes: 5W5X+5F)(WHAT3WORDS – ///hauled.unleashed.giggle).  Please give yourself plenty of time to get to the park.  The solar eclipse will not wait for late comers.  Drive safely.

    The total solar eclipse should be seen in Niagara and should start around 2pm and totality around 3:15pm.  The last time a total solar eclipse happened for this region was about 100 years ago. and the next time will be in another 120 years.

    Glasses will be provided

  • In and Out Solar eclipse hike
    1:30 PM-4:00 PM
    04/08/2024

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: In and Out
    Location (Google Maps): Meet by the Cairn at Queenston Heights, we will hike through town of Queenston, along the river mostly in open area. This is the area of Ontario with longest eclipse and you are not likely to see another in this area in your life. Bring your own glasses please, they are available at BTC office.

    Hike Leader(s): Vince Zvonar Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 10

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  • Urban 9:00 Niagara-on-the-Lake Tour
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    04/12/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara

    Location (Google Maps): Meet on King St near Centre St, Niagara-on-the-Lake

    Hike Leader(s): Margaret Northfield Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 6-7km

    Description

    Each Friday we will explore different neighbourhoods, trails and parkland throughout Historic Niagara-on-the-Lake.

    Moderate pace with some weeks entirely on sidewalks and roads while others may include a mix of trails and paved pathways. Great way to build up endurance for longer more strenuous hikes.

    Prepare for cooler windy conditions on open parkland and along Lake Ontario and Niagara River trails.

    Plan to stay for conversation and a warm cup of coffee or tea at Sweets & Swirls, Community Centre, Niagara Stone Road, NOTL

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  • 9:30 Exploring Port Weller West
    9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    04/13/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Loop
    Location (Google Maps): Charles Ansell Park, 320 Lakeshore Road, St, Catharines
    corner of Bunting Road and Lakeshore Road

    Hike Leader(s): Sheila Massey Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 7k

    Description

    Karen Couch is leading a hike in Port Weller East and I will lead a hike on the West side.  On this hike we will walk along the Welland Canal and follow a trail to Malcolmson Eco Park.  On the grounds are a historic greenhouse, native gardens, unique birdhouses and areas which have been revitalized with trees and prairie grasses.  This park is a bird lover’s paradise.  After we leave the Park we will follow a trail to Sunset Beach and then to the Walker Creek Trail, walk a bit of the neighbourhood, have a look at floral murals at Port Weller Communuty Centre and return to Malcolmson Park following more trails and ending up at the parking lot at Charles  Ansell.   There will be frequent stops.

  • In and Out Tawse Winery Hike and Private Tasting Experience
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    04/13/2024

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: In and Out
    Location (Google Maps): Park at Tawse Winery 3955 Cherry Avenue Vineland

    Hike Leader(s): Sam Rutherford Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 6k

    Description

    We will hike on the main trail from Tawse Winery to the Margaret Reed Side Trail located in Cave Springs Conservation Area and return back to Tawse Winery by 11:30. Upon return we will enjoy a private structured tasting led by one of the knowledgeable and friendly winery staff from 11:30 to 12:00 noon. The cost for the tasting experience is now $12.50 per person. You will also enjoy a 20% discount on bottle purchases that day. Please bring your $12.50 with you as I will collect it prior to the tasting to simplify the payment to Tawse Winery. Thank you.

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  • Cancelled CANCELLED! 10:00 GARLIC MUSTARD HIKE – HELP US FILL THE CRIB!
    10:00 AM-1:00 PM
    04/14/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Cancelled
    Location (Google Maps):

    We will meet at gravel parking lot on Park Road South, Grimsby just down the hill from Ridge Road.

    Hike Leader(s): Alicia Aitchison Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: ~4 km

    Description

    GARLIC MUSTARD HIKES – Join us & HELP US FILL THE CRIB!  We will hike in from Ridge Road – picking the invasive garlic mustard & greater celandine along the trail side along the way – bring a bag to fill (reusable grocery bag or garbage bag work well).  Once we hike into the crib location we will dump our bags into the crib and pick garlic mustard in that area for a while & then hike back out.  There are lots of spring ephemerals along the way to admire – mayapples, trout lilies, wild ginger and many others – reducing the invasive species will give these natives a chance to thrive!

    Long sleeves are recommended & don’t forget your work gloves.

    If parking fills up at the bottom of the hill there is room for a couple of cars to park at the trail head at Ridge Road.

    We are only hosting two work parties this year at this location so we need as many volunteers as possible!

    • you must register and submit a completed waiver for this hike
    • Students under 16 MUST be accompanied by a parent/guardian on this hike (please refer to the BTC link https://brucetrailorg.b-cdn.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/VOL.05.01_Minors_Volunteering_Policy_-_Approved_February_2016.pdf )
    • 16 or more but under 18? Bring a waiver signed by a guardian.
    • students wishing to receive community service hours (4HoursMUST bring service forms from school
    • Please wear clothes for work – long pants tucked into socks, appropriate footwear (no sandals), long sleeves and work gloves

     

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  • Urban 9:00 Niagara-on-the-Lake Tour
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    04/19/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara

    Location (Google Maps): Meet on King St near Centre St, Niagara-on-the-Lake

    Hike Leader(s): Margaret Northfield Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 6-7km

    Description

    Each Friday we will explore different neighbourhoods, trails and parkland throughout Historic Niagara-on-the-Lake.

    Moderate pace with some weeks entirely on sidewalks and roads while others may include a mix of trails and paved pathways. Great way to build up endurance for longer more strenuous hikes.

    Prepare for cooler windy conditions on open parkland and along Lake Ontario and Niagara River trails.

    Plan to stay for conversation and a warm cup of coffee or tea at Sweets & Swirls, Community Centre, Niagara Stone Road, NOTL

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  • Paid Outing Event Hikes Fort to Fort ENTIRE 2 DAY, April 20, 21, 2024
    6:45 AM-3:00 PM
    04/20/2024

    This is a Multi-Day Hike

    You are signing up for the following dates and times:

    2024-04-20 at 06:45
    2024-04-21 at 06:45

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Event Hikes
    Location (Google Maps):

    Kingsbridge Park, Chippawa, Ont

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 57 km

    Description

    This is a self led hike
    Hike the entire length of the Niagara Parkway, from Fort George to Fort Erie, over two days.  Enjoy approximately 27 KM each day of beautiful river scenery.  Small hills involved but mostly paved paths with some road walking.

    *****Currently, the bridge at Black Creek (Day 2 of hike) is under repair and expected to open by April 26th.  If that is the case, then there will be a 3 km reroute on the 2nd day, making Day 2 30 km.

    Meet at Kingsbridge Park each day at 6:45. You will be bussed to starting point each day.

    Masks are optional on buses.

    Registration is $65 (members) or $75 (non-members). Fee includes bus, checkpoints and badge.

    Event Coordinator: Lauren Doig, ldoig52@gmail.com

  • Paid Outing Urban Fort to Fort FIRST DAY ONLY April 20, 2024
    6:45 AM-3:00 PM
    04/20/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Urban
    Location (Google Maps):

    Kingsbridge Park, Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, ON

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 27km

    Description

    This is a self led hike.

    Meet at Kingsbridge Park at 6:45 a.m. You will be bussed to Fort George.  Hike from Fort George to Kingsbridge Park , approximately 27 km. Small hills involved but mostly paved paths with some road walking.  2 checkpoints along the way.  This hike is for hikers who are only going to do Day 1 of the Fort to Fort.

    Masks are optional on buses.

    Registration is $50 for one day. Fee includes bus and checkpoints .

     

    Event Co-ordinator: Lauren Doig, ldoig52@gmail.com

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  • Paid Outing Event Hikes Fort to Fort SECOND DAY ONLY April 21, 2024
    6:45 AM-3:00 PM
    04/21/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Event Hikes
    Location (Google Maps):

    Kingsbridge Park, Chippawa, Ontario

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 30.5 km ( could be 27 km if bridge at Black Creek is open)

    Description

    This is a self led hike.
    Meet at Kingsbridge Park at 6:45.  You will be bussed to Old Fort Erie.  Hike back to Kingsbridge Park from Old Fort Erie.  Terrain is flat with mostly  paved paths. At present, the bridge at Black Creek is under repair and scheduled to reopen on April 26th  so there is a 3 km reroute, making the distance 30.5 km.  If the bridge is repaired by April 21st, then route will be around 27 km.    There are 2 checkpoints along the way.

    Masks are optional on buses.

    Registration is $50. (members) , $60 (non-members) for 1 day.   Fee includes bus and checkpoints .

     

    Event Coordinator: Lauren Doig, ldoig52@gmail.com

  • Merrit island loop
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    04/21/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Loop
    Location (Google Maps): Merritt Island Park. Up Cross Streete. Library on right. Keep going to end where park is.

    Hike Leader(s): Sylvia Wheeler Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 10 km

    Description

  • 11:00 Taylor Property Nature Walk and Pull Party
    11:00 AM-12:30 PM
    04/21/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: In and Out
    Location (Google Maps): Taylor Property, Leonard Crescent, Lincoln, Beamsville, ON

    Hike Leader(s): Helen Hermansen Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: about 3 km

    Description

    Welcome to my first Pull-Party! We will park on Leonard Crescent in Lincoln (south of Beamsville) to explore the Taylor Property. On the way in we will look at the spring ephemeral flowers and learn to recognize the two invasive plants, garlic mustard and greater celandine, which we will be pulling out on our return.

    The trail may be muddy so rubber boots are an option. Also bring gardening gloves and a snack to enjoy during the break.

    This is a beautiful section of the trail so we won’t work too hard!

    Note that the orange sap if the the greater celandine is irritating to skin and eyes, and both unpalatable and toxic if ingested; And it can stain your clothes. Much to learn about this plant.

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  • Leisurely Invasive Plant Pull and Nature Hike
    10:00 AM-12:30 PM
    04/22/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Leisurely
    Location (Google Maps): St. Paul St., Niagara Falls, north of Mountain Rd, Park on the west side

    Hike Leader(s): Mary-Lyn Hopper Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 4km

    Description

    The Bruce Trail Conservancy is dedicated to the biodiversity of the lands adjacent ot he trail.  For the first 1 1/2 hours the focus will be on removing invasives in the area, likely garlic mustard and English Ivy. An optional hour hke will follow with the focus being on learning more about biodiversity and the plant matter along the trail.

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  • Urban 9:00 Mennonite History Hike
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    04/26/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Urban
    Location (Google Maps): Meet in the parking lot behind Meridian Credit Union Arena, 1567 Four Mile Creek Rd, Virgil

    Hike Leader(s): Margaret Northfield Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 6km

    Description

    Seeking religious freedom, Mennonites from Russia/Ukraine immigrated to Canada from 1923-1930.  In 1934, Peter Wall, a Mennonite entrepreneur, purchased several acres of land in the Virgil area. Learn about the Mennonite history in Virgil.

    Stay for conversation and coffee at Sweets & Swirls, Community Centre, Niagara Stone Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake

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  • Urban 1:15pm pre AGM Niagara-on-the-Lake Hike
    1:15 AM-2:45 AM
    04/27/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Urban
    Location (Google Maps): Street parking in front of the Veterans Memorial Park on King St.

    Hike Leader(s): Suzanne Gourluck Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 6 km

    Description

    This is a short hike around Niagara-on-the-Lake mostly along paved paths and local trails. Stay afterwards to enjoy the Chilli Cookoff and AGM at 3pm. Dress for the weather and please advise me beforehand of any medical or health concerns.

  • Urban Pre AGM Niagara-on-the-Lake Tour
    1:00 PM-3:00 PM
    04/27/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Urban
    Location (Google Maps): Meet on King St near Centre St, Niagara-on-the-Lake

    Hike Leader(s): Margaret Northfield Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 8-9km

    Description

    This urban hike will take us around beautiful Niagara-on-the-Lake.  Mostly paved pathways with some trail walking.

    Join us for the Annual General Meeting after the hike.  Make sure you take in the Chili Cookoff as well.

     

  • Register NBTC Annual General Meeting
    3:00 PM-5:30 PM
    04/27/2024

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Register
    Location (Google Maps): Niagara on the Lake Royal Canadian Legion, 410 King Street, Niagara on the Lake

    Description

    Come out to meet the Niagara Bruce Trail Club Board as well as other members!

    Learn what the board has done and what their future plans are.  Make your voice heard.

    Volunteer Appreciation Awards Presentation.

    Stay for the chili cook-off!  If you are able, please bring a dessert to share with others.   T-shirts, neck scarves and bumper stickers available to purchase.  Cash or transfers accepted.

    Please note that the meeting will take place on the second floor of the legion.  There is no elevator or chair lift.  Also, the legion does not allow hats to be worn within their premises.

    Registration Required.

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  • Loop Niagara Gorge, American side
    9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    04/28/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Loop
    Location (Google Maps): Whirlpool State Park, Niagara Scenic Pkwy, Niagara Falls, NY 14303, United States

    Hike Leader(s): Marion Hanover Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 10km

    Description

    Let’s explore the Niagara gorge from the American side.  Proper documentation needed to cross into the United States.  I will arrange a car pool from St Catharines Glendale Carpool lot at 9:00am if there is an interested.

  • Paid Outing Register Hiking 101April 28, May 5, May 26, 2024
    1:00 PM-3:00 PM
    04/28/2024

    This is a Multi-Day Hike

    You are signing up for the following dates and times:

    2024-04-28 at 13:00
    2024-05-05 at
    2024-05-26 at

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Register
    Location (Google Maps): April 28: Kinsmen Park, Frost Rd, Beamsville
    May 5: Louth Conservation Area
    May 26: Queenston Heights

    Hike Leader(s): Lauren Doig Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 5-6 km

    Description

    Hiking 101 is an introductory course for novice hikers, members and non-members alike.  If you want some guidance on where to begin, what to wear, and what to take along, this is the course for you. The course is 3  Sunday afternoon sessions with a combination of workshop/Q& A followed by short hikes along the trail.  Dress in weather appropriate clothing and wear good walking shoes.

    Time:  1 pm – 3pm

    Meeting locations:  Sunday, April 28- Kinsmen Park, Kinsmen Rd & Frost Rd., Beamsville   N 43.146108  W 79.475609

    Sunday, May 5 – Louth Conservation Area, parking lot off of Staff Avenue, Louth, 500 m north of Pelham Rd (Regional Road 69)  N 43.121706  W 79.351235

    Sunday May 26 – Queenston Height Park, near the Bruce Trail Cairn  N 43.157826  W 79.052045

    Registration is Members $30, Non-Members $40.  Upon completing the three sessions, you will receive a FREE tube scarf ($15 value)

     

     

     

     

  • Leisurely Invasive Plant Pull and Nature Hike
    2:00 PM-4:30 PM
    04/28/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Leisurely
    Location (Google Maps): St Paul St., Niagara Falls, north of Mountain Rd on the west side

    Hike Leader(s): Mary-Lyn Hopper Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 4 km

    Description

    The Bruce Trail Conservancy is dedicated to the biodiversity of the lands adjacent ot he trail.  For the first 1 1/2 hours the focus will be on removing invasives in the area, likely garlic mustard and English Ivy. An optional hour hke will follow with the focus being on learning more about biodiversity and the plant matter along the trail.

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