Niagara

Notice: Hiking Program & COVID-19

Hikes are currently open for BTC members and guests only. Registration is required. Group size is limited to 10. The wearing of masks on our hikes is strongly recommended. Members, please have your guests register for hikes using your member number.

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  • All Souls Silent Night Hike
    6:30 PM-8:15 PM
    11/02/2020

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

    Wiley Road Parking Lot Short Hills

    Hike Leader(s): Alan Laver Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 7k

    Description

    This is a silent hike for the first 45 minutes. Enjoy the sounds of the deep woods along the trail from Wiley Road.    There will be a full moon if it is clear and the stars will be out. Follow the Terrace Falls Trail around the Rim of Africa and the Black Walnut trail.   Bring Headlamp,.   This hike will count towards the night hike badge.

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  • Niagara-on-the-Lake Tours
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    11/06/2020

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Urban
    Location (Google Maps): King St & Veteran’s Lane
    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 the area around Niagara-on-the-Lake.  Explore where the Niagara River meets Lake Ontario. Experience the Heritage District, woods and the Niagara Parkway.  Hike along part of the Bruce Trail’s General Brock Side Trail as well as the Heritage Trail.

    Some weeks may be totally on sidewalks and roads while other will include a mix of trail and paved pathways.

    Great opportunity to see beautiful NOTL as well as build up your endurance for longer hikes.

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  • Rockway Conservation Area
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    11/11/2020

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: In and Out
    Location (Google Maps): Rockway Conservation Area
    Hike Leader(s): Alicia Aitchison Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: Approximately 6 km

    Description

    Starting out at Rockway Community Centre we will hike the side trail and main trail.  Beautifully wooded, hilly area with water fall views.  Terrain can be challenging with rocks & steep hills.  Pace is moderate to fast at approximately 4 km/hr.  Hiking boots  & poles are strongly recommended.

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  • Niagara-on-the-Lake Tours
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    11/13/2020

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

    King St & Veteran’s Lane

    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 the area around Niagara-on-the-Lake.  Explore where the Niagara River meets Lake Ontario. Experience the Heritage District, woods and the Niagara Parkway.  Hike along part of the Bruce Trail’s General Brock Side Trail as well as the Heritage Trail.

    Some weeks may be totally on sidewalks and roads while other will include a mix of trail and paved pathways.

    Great opportunity to see beautiful NOTL as well as build up your endurance for longer hikes.

  • Night Hike/Halloween Hike – Nov 13 – Meet at 4:45pm – Woodend Conservation Area Hike starts at 5pm
    5:00 PM-7:00 PM
    11/13/2020

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    Hosting Club: Niagara, Iroquoia
    Category: Special Event
    Location (Google Maps): Woodend Conservation Area
    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: 7-8km

    Description

    This hike is another chance to obtain the hikes required for the coveted Halloween badge and will incorporate both a Night Hike and a Halloween Hike. You may use this hike toward both badges as it’s a sanctioned “Double Dip!”

    We will start at Woodend Conservation Area and make our way over to the Screaming Tunnel on the main trail, some of which is newly opened trail.
    Please wear a Halloween costume or hat must be worn as you are to include a photo (selfie) with your log.
    Please bring a head lamp as we will finish under darkness. 
    Limited to a total of 15 hikers including the leader. All hikers must be registered; please do not show up for the hike as an unregistered participant. 

    This hike is subject to the regulations for Covid19. Please familiarize yourself with the current rules: https://brucetrail.org/pages/explore-the-trail/hike-schedule#guidelines

     

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  • Swayze Falls, Short Hills Provincial Park
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    11/18/2020

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: In and Out
    Location (Google Maps): Short Hills Provincial Park, Roland Road entrance
    Hike Leader(s): Alicia Aitchison Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: Approximately 6 km

    Description

    Leaving from the Roland Road entrance of Short Hills Provincial Park we will do a 90 minute in and out hike through the beautiful park, stopping to view the spectacular Swayze Falls.  Terrain can be challenging with some steep hills, hiking boots & poles strongly recommended.  Pace is medium to fast at approximately 4km/hr.

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  • Niagara-on-the-Lake Tours
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    11/20/2020

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

    King St & Veteran’s Lane

    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 the area around Niagara-on-the-Lake.  Explore where the Niagara River meets Lake Ontario. Experience the Heritage District, woods and the Niagara Parkway.  Hike along part of the Bruce Trail’s General Brock Side Trail as well as the Heritage Trail.

    Some weeks may be totally on sidewalks and roads while other will include a mix of trail and paved pathways.

    Great opportunity to see beautiful NOTL as well as build up your endurance for longer hikes.

  • Upper Canada Heritage Side Trail Hike
    10:00 AM-11:30 AM
    11/20/2020

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: In and Out
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at offroad parking on York Rd (regional road 81) just east of concession 2 (Map 1).
    Hike Leader(s): Alicia Aitchison Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: Approximately 6 km

    Description

    Friday NIAGARA SIDE TRAIL CHALLENGE HIKES!

    Every Friday at 10 am starting November 20th and running through until April.  Join 1 or join all to work towards earning the NBTC Side trail badge.  We will have some makeup hikes at the end once we’ve worked through all the side trail requirements once.

    Side trail badge requirements & logs are found in the Niagara Bruce Trail Club website under badges for your own tracking.

    For our first side trail hike we will meet at the parking lot on York road (Map 1) and hike the Upper Canada Heritage trail from York road to the main Bruce trail , follow the main trail towards Queenston & hike back out the same way.  For the badge we will need to find & photograph the dry stone wall & lime kiln ruins.

    Registration is mandatory & limited due to parking. THIS HIKE WILL ALSO BE OFFERED ON DECEMBER 23rd FOR THOSE THAT WEREN’T ABLE TO REGISTER THIS TIME AROUND.

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  • Screaming Blue Murder
    8:00 AM-10:30 AM
    11/22/2020

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

    Glendale Avenue km 19.7. 50 metres east of Welland Canal. Next to Lorenzo’s Diner. Do not park immediately next to the restaurant.

    Hike Leader(s): Alan Laver Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 10k

    Description

    Last chance to hike for the screaming Tunnel Badge. Hike along the Welland Canal through Woodend to the Screaming Tunnel.

    Note that this hike plus the Cave Spring witch hunt will earn hikers the Halloween screaming Tunnel badge

  • 2 Badges & A Book Youth Hike – Hike 1 of 2 (rescheduled from November 15th)
    2:00 PM-3:30 PM
    11/22/2020

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Youth Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Woodend Conservation Area, Taylor Road parking lot
    Hike Leader(s): Alicia Aitchison Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: Approximately 4-5 km

    Description

    This is the first of two family hikes in November.  We will meet at the Taylor Road parking lot at Woodend Conservation Area and enjoy a leisurely paced (approximately 3km/hr) 90 minute hike on the main Bruce Trail as well as on the Wetland Ridge Side trail.  There will be some hills, beautiful forest, wetlands & vineyard vistas.

    During this hike youth hikers will be encouraged to think about how they are using their 5 senses during the hike & after the hike they can do a small write up or drawing of how they used their 5 senses during the hike & bring this to the second hike to earn their Young Nature Blazers Badge.  Youth hikers that earn both the Young Nature Blazers Badge and the Young Trail Blazers Badge will receive a copy of Birthday Boots, by Cindy Conlon, a delightful tale of a young family’s first hike on the Bruce Trail.

    All youth must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and the registration process must be completed for each family member separately, including children, so we have an accurate head count.  Participant numbers are limited.  Use your membership number for any youth you will be bringing.

    If you are new to Bruce Trail hikes please review the Know Before You Go section on brucetrail.org to ensure you are prepared for your hiking adventure & familiar with hiking responsibly & safely in the time of Covid-19.

    If you are a new Bruce Trail member or don’t have a membership number yet please contact the hike leader for information on how to register.

    Due to Covid restrictions & social distancing requirements please ensure you are prepared & self sufficient.  Have masks (not required to wear but you should have on hand), hand sanitizer, first aid supplies, water, snacks.  We cannot share.

  • Merritt Island
    2:00 PM-3:30 PM
    11/22/2020

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

    Parking Lot on Merritt Island at the west end of cross street Welland

    Hike Leader(s): Sheila Massey Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 7k

    Description

    Flat hike along paved trail alongside the Welland Canal

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  • Louth Conservation Area
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    11/25/2020

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: In and Out
    Location (Google Maps): Louth Conservation Area
    Hike Leader(s): Alicia Aitchison Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: Approximately 6 km

    Description

    Hike will start out at Louth Conservation Area parking lot and hike the Louth Side trail and main trail to form a loop through the beautifully wooded conservation area with spectacular water fall views.  The terrain can be challenging with lots of rocks, crevices and hills.  Hiking boots & poles are strongly recommended.  Pace is medium to brisk at approximately 4 km/hr.

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  • Niagara-on-the-Lake Tours
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    11/27/2020

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

    King St & Veteran’s Lane

    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 the area around Niagara-on-the-Lake.  Explore where the Niagara River meets Lake Ontario. Experience the Heritage District, woods and the Niagara Parkway.  Hike along part of the Bruce Trail’s General Brock Side Trail as well as the Heritage Trail.

    Some weeks may be totally on sidewalks and roads while other will include a mix of trail and paved pathways.

    Great opportunity to see beautiful NOTL as well as build up your endurance for longer hikes.

  • Woodend & Wetland Ridge Side Trails Hike
    10:00 AM-11:30 AM
    11/27/2020

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: In and Out
    Location (Google Maps): Woodend Conservation Area, Taylor Road parking lot
    Hike Leader(s): Alicia Aitchison Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: Approximately 6 km

    Description

    Friday NIAGARA SIDE TRAIL CHALLENGE HIKES!

    Every Friday at 10 am starting November 20th and running through until April.  Join 1 or join all to work towards earning the NBTC Side trail badge.  We will have some makeup hikes at the end once we’ve worked through all the side trail requirements once.

    Side trail badge requirements, descriptions & logs are found in the Niagara Bruce Trail Club website under badges for your own tracking.

    We will meet At Woodend Conservation Area, Taylor Road parking lot and hike the Woodend & Wetland Ridge Side Trails as well as the main trail.  For the badge we will need to find & photograph the outdoor classroom & First Nations, Metis & Inuit Garden.

    Registration is mandatory.

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  • Queenston – Heights & Flats
    9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    11/28/2020

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Loop
    Location (Google Maps): Queenston Heights Park near the Bruce Trail Cairn
    Hike Leader(s): Margaret Northfield Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate

    Description

    Start in Queenston Heights Park near the Bruce Trail cairn.  (enter near the roundabout on the Niagara Parkway and immediate left and left again to see the cairn).  Parking fees may apply ($1.25/hr).

    This hike is a combination of Bruce Trail (main & side trail), roads and Niagara Parkway. It should take 2.5-3 hrs.

    Bring poles, water, snack, mask and hand sanitizer.

  • Short Hills Loop
    9:00 AM-1:30 PM
    11/28/2020

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

    Short Hills Wiley Road Entrance

    Hike Leader(s): Vince Zvonar Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Brisk
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 12k

    Description

    Explore Short Hills and the majestic side trails of Scarlett Tanager, Hemlock. Swayze Falls and Terrace.

  • Glenridge Quarry Loop
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    11/28/2020

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

    Glenridge Quarry parking Lot, St Davids Road. Map 3

    Hike Leader(s): Marion Hanover Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 6 km

    Description

    A combination of open trails with spectacular views across Lake Ontario and wooded trails including the main trail

  • Glenridge Quarry Loop
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    11/28/2020

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

    Glenridge Quarry parking Lot, St Davids Road. Map 3

    Hike Leader(s): janet davey Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 6 km

    Description

    A combination of open trails with spectacular views across Lake Ontario and wooded trails including the main trail

    Note that this group will follow a short distance behind the group led by Marion

  • Short Hills Loop
    9:00 AM-1:30 PM
    11/28/2020

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

    Short Hills Wiley Road Entrance

    Hike Leader(s): Alan Laver Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Brisk
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 12k

    Description

    Explore Short Hills and the majestic side trails of Scarlett Tanager, Hemlock. Swayze Falls and Terrace.

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  • Last Chance for Screaming Tunnel Badge in 2020 – Meet at 8:15 am. Quarry Rd, Beamsville
    8:30 AM-2:30 PM
    11/29/2020

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    Hosting Club: Niagara, Iroquoia
    Category: Special Event
    Location (Google Maps):
    Hike Leader(s): Ruth Moffatt Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: Approx 20km in total

    Description

    Last chance for the Screaming Tunnel Badge in 2020

    We’ll meet at Quarry Rd and hike to Cave Springs for an exploration around this conservation area out and back – about 5km. We’ll then proceed to Decew House for a hike on the Bert Lowe Side Trail out and back – about 5km. Lastly, we’ll proceed to Woodend Conservation Area for a hike to the Screaming Tunnel out and back – about 10km. Wear a funky hat for a picture in front of the tunnel.
    Participation in all three hikes will qualify you for the badge. Please bring $5 for the badge.
    This hike is subject to precautions around the pandemic. Please familiarize yourself with all regulations and protocols.

    This hike is limited to 9 hikers plus the hike leader in accordance with guidelines.

  • 2 Badges & A Book Youth Hike – Hike 2 of 2
    2:00 PM-3:30 PM
    11/29/2020

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Youth Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Short Hills Provincial Park, Wiley Road Parking lot
    Hike Leader(s): Alicia Aitchison Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: Approximately 4-5 km

    Description

    This is the second of two family hikes in November.  We will meet at the Wiley Road parking lot of Short Hills Provincial Park and enjoy a leisurely paced (approximately 3km/hr) 90 minute hike on the Bruce Trail. There will be some hills, woods & fields.

    During this hike youth hikers can earn their Young Trail Blazers Badge and hikers that participated in the first hike can bring their write up or drawing of how they used their 5 senses during the hike & also earn their Young Nature Blazers Badge.  Youth hikers that earn both the Young Nature Blazers Badge and the Young Trail Blazers Badge will receive a copy of Birthday Boots, by Cindy Conlon, a delightful tale of a young family’s first hike on the Bruce Trail.  Please bring $4 for each badge (correct change only please).

    All youth must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and the registration process must be completed for each family member separately, including children, so we have an accurate head count.  Participant numbers are limited.  Use your membership number for any youth you will be bringing.

    If you are new to Bruce Trail hikes please review the Know Before You Go section on brucetrail.org to ensure you are prepared for your hiking adventure & familiar with hiking responsibly & safely in the time of Covid-19.

    If you are a new Bruce Trail member or don’t have a membership number yet please contact the hike leader for information on how to register.

    Due to Covid restrictions & social distancing requirements please ensure you are prepared & self sufficient.  Have masks (not required to wear but you should have on hand), hand sanitizer, first aid supplies, water, snacks.  We cannot share.

  • Decew House to Morningstar Mill
    2:00 PM-3:30 PM
    11/29/2020

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

    DeCew House, DeCew Rd, Thorold (Map 3, km 29.8)

    Hike Leader(s): Sheila Massey Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 5.3 km

    Description

    This hike follows the main trail along Moody lake to the Morningstar Mill side trail, past the DeCew Falls to Morningstar Mill.

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  • Silent Beaver Moon Night Hike
    6:30 PM-8:30 PM
    11/30/2020

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Night
    Location (Google Maps): Jordan Hollow Park
    King St Jordon
    Hike Leader(s): Alan Laver Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 7k

    Description

    Earn the NBTC night hike badge by completing 5 night hikes.
    Experience the sounds of the night on this Beaver Full Moon along the Jim Rainforth Trail. Apart from the last 15 minutes Hike will be in complete silence giving you the opportunity to get the full experience of night hiking. Bring Headlamp or flashlight and dress accordingly. Hike goes ahead regardless of the weather.

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