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Cancellation Notice

All organized hikes across all 9 Bruce Trail Clubs are being cancelled between March 17, 2020 and April 30, 2020.

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  • Louth Conservation Area
    2:00 PM-3:30 PM
    03/01/2020

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

    Louth Conservation Parking Lot, Staff Ave, Jordan Station (Map 3, km 49.3)

    Hike Leader(s): Alicia Aitchison Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 5 km

    Description

    Connect to the main trail from the parking lot and follow Louth side trail in a loop to rejoin main trail back to staff avenue. Stop and view louth falls.

     

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  • Happy Rolph’s
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    03/04/2020

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Happy Rolph’s parking lot, 650 Read Rd, (Northrup Cres), St.Catharines.
    Hike Leader(s): Larry Lloyd Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 5 km

    Description

    Semi urban hike through Happy Rolph’s park down to the lake.

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  • Bert Lowe Loop. Work towards Side Trail Badge http://bit.ly/niagarasidetrails
    9:00 AM-1:30 PM
    03/07/2020

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Loop
    Location (Google Maps): Merritt Trail Parking Lot beside Sobey’s 344 Glendale Avenue
    Hike Leader(s): Lauren Doig Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 21 km

    Description

    One of the longer hikes for the side trail badge, follow the Merritt Trail to the Bert Lowe
    Trail to Decew House and the main trail back to Glendale Avenue. Remember to take
    photo’s.

  • Queenston Loop
    9:00 AM-11:30 AM
    03/07/2020

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Loop
    Location (Google Maps): Queenston Heights Park, South Terminus Cairn, 14184 Niagara Pkwy Niagara On The Lake (Map #1, 0.0 km).
    Hike Leader(s): Dan Wilson Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 9 km

    Description

    Loop Hike from Cairn to Upper Canada Heritage Trail returning on paved track

  • Double Dipping in Toronto – Hike #1 of 8
    9:00 AM-3:00 PM
    03/07/2020

    Hosting Club: Niagara, Iroquoia
    Category: Special Event
    Location (Google Maps): Toronto Club
    Hike Leader(s): Ruth Moffatt Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr
    Terrain: Slippery Sections Likely, Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
    Distance: About 20km

    Description

    This hike, #1 of 8 will incorporate all the side trails and the main trail in the Toronto section, twice, over a period of time. The other dates have not been finalized but because there will be no car shuttle, you can make up any hikes you miss when it is convenient. All hikes will start and finish at the same location so participants are encouraged to carpool to the meeting place.

    Participation in all the hikes, which is not mandatory unless you are hiking for badges, will qualify you for two of each badge: Toronto ETE badge as well as the Toronto Sideways badge.

    The first hike is from Hilton Falls parking and will incorporate the Philip Gosling Side Trail, part of the main trail and the Hilton Falls Side Trail up to the parking lot nearest to 15 Sideroad on Sixth Line. The return hike will take us back to the parking lot at Hilton Falls Conservation Area.

    We will make stops to feed birds (bring bird seed) and also to see the falls.

    Please note, there is a fee at this parking lot. $7 Adults $6 Seniors

    Hilton Falls Conservation Area 4985 Campbellville Road, Milton ON

    This hike is rated as Brisk – Please be prepared to hike at 4-5km per hour. Please bring icers/crampons/traction devices to wear on your boots.

    Please register for this hike – limited to 10 hikers.

     

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  • Merritt Island
    2:00 PM-3:30 PM
    03/08/2020

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Parking lot of Merritt Island, at the north end of Cross St., Welland
    Hike Leader(s): Sylvia Wheeler Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 7 km

    Description

    Flat hike along paved trail alongside the Welland canal

  • Merritt Island
    2:00 PM-3:30 PM
    03/08/2020

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Parking lot of Merritt Island, at the north end of Cross St., Welland
    Hike Leader(s): Sylvia Wheeler Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 7 km

    Description

    Flat hike along paved trail alongside the Welland canal

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  • Queenston Loop
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    03/11/2020

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

    Queenston Heights Park, South Terminus Cairn, 14184 Niagara Pkwy Niagara On The Lake (Map #1, 0.0 km).

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

    Description

    Loop Hike from Cairn

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  • Jordan
    8:00 PM-9:30 PM
    03/16/2020

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Night
    Location (Google Maps): 2980 King St Jordan, Opposite Boos Restaurant
    Hike Leader(s): Alan Laver Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 6 km

    Description

    Night hike along the Bruce and Jim Rainforth side trail. Bring night lamp and icers

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  • Cancelled. Merritt Trail Hike Series #1
    9:00 AM-1:00 PM
    03/21/2020

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Cancelled
    Location (Google Maps): Parking lot on Merritt Island, Welland 42.996309, -79.246302 42°59’46.7″N 79°14’46.7″W Carpool to parking lot behind the Smokin’ Buddha, 265 King St, Port Colborne
    Hike Leader(s): Jacques Boilard Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Brisk
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 15 km

    Description

    Cancelled.  Earn the Merritt trail badge for all 3 hikes. This series follows the Merritt trail from Port Colborne to Port Dalhousie.

  • Cancelled – Niagara Glen Gorge
    9:00 AM-11:30 AM
    03/21/2020

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Niagara Glen Nature Centre, 3050 Niagara Pkwy, Niagara Falls
    Hike Leader(s): Dan Wilson Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Strenuous
    Distance: 8 km

    Description

    Hike deep in the Niagara Gorge, stairways lead to 4 kilometres of rugged paths that wind through this pristine pocket of Carolinian Forest, past prehistoric geological formations, wild flora and fauna. The Niagara Glen overlooks the rapid waters of the Niagara River.

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  • Cancelled – Malcolmson Eco Park
    2:00 PM-3:30 PM
    03/22/2020

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Malcolmson Park at end of Niagara St & Lakeshore Rd, St.Cath
    Hike Leader(s): Gary & Donna Sands Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 6 km

    Description

    Hike the waterfront trail in Malcolmson Eco Park Flat trails making it easy for walking. Hike may run along the canal or venture through the wooded area. Very peaceful and serene.

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