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Notice: Hiking Program & COVID-19

Hikes are currently open for BTC members and guests only. Registration is required. Group size is limited. Each Bruce Trail Club is setting its own timeline for reintroducing hikes and increasing group size limits within Provincial guidelines. Members, please register guests using your member number and the guest’s name.

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To view all Bruce Trail Conservancy Hikes click here

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August
Sat Aug 0 3

Ganaraska Trail End to End - Cancelled

6:30 AM-5:30 PM

Hosting Club: Niagara

Location: Ganaraska Trail
Hike Leader(s): Vanessa Miranda Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 20-25km/day

Pace ~ 4km/hour, Intermediate level. Please note: hike dates, time and distance are subject to be changed in the event of extreme heat/humid weather. ** Carry please sunblock, hat, cold drinks, electrolytes to prevent heat strokes, dehydration and sunburn.  Sign up on the Meetup HIKING TEAM GTA, Find us on Facebook as HIKING TEAM GTA

Sat Aug 0 3

Firemen’s Park to Woodend Loop

9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Hike
Location (Google Maps): Meet at upper parking lot of Firemen’s Park, corner of Dorchester and Mountain Rds, Niagara Falls.
Hike Leader(s): Vince Zvonar Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 16 km

Description

Sat Aug 0 3

Fonthill Loop

9:00 AM-11:00 AM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Hike
Location (Google Maps): Meet-pkg lot Harold Black Park, Haist Rd., Fonthill.
Hike Leader(s): Diane Marlatt Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely
Terrain: Easy
Distance: 11 km

Description

Sun Aug 0 4

Ganaraska Trail End to End - Cancelled

6:30 AM-5:30 PM

Hosting Club: Niagara

Location: Ganaraska Trail
Hike Leader(s): Vanessa Miranda Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 20-25km/day

Pace ~ 4km/hour, Intermediate level. Please note: hike dates, time and distance are subject to be changed in the event of extreme heat/humid weather. ** Carry please sunblock, hat, cold drinks, electrolytes to prevent heat strokes, dehydration and sunburn. Sign up on the Meetup HIKING TEAM GTA, Find us on Facebook as HIKING TEAM GTA

Sun Aug 0 4

Queenston to Horticultural Gardens

2:00 PM-3:30 PM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Hike
Location (Google Maps): Meet at Queenston Hgts Pkg Lot, near cairn. (Map 1, km 0)
Hike Leader(s): Sheila Massey Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 9 km

Description

Sun Aug 0 4

Youth Hike - Merritt Island

2:00 PM-3:30 PM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Youth Hike
Location (Google Maps): Meet at parking lot on Merritt Island, Welland
Hike Leader(s): Diane Marlatt, Dave Wilson Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Easy
Distance: 8 km

Description

Wed Aug 0 7

Rotary Park

9:00 AM-11:30 AM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Car Pool
Location (Google Maps): Meet at Rotary Park, Pelham Rd., St.Catharines
Hike Leader(s): Gary & Donna Sands Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate

Description

Wed Aug 0 7

Allanburg Loop - Evening Hike

7:00 PM-8:30 PM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Evening Hike
Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Allanburg Bridge Hwy 20 Parking lot on the west side of the bridge (Map 3)
Hike Leader(s): Diane Marlatt Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Easy
Distance: 8 km

Description

Sat Aug 1 0

Conservation Trail #1- Allegany State Park

7:00 AM-4:00 PM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Car Pool
Location (Google Maps): Meet at Mather Arch, 11 Niagara Parkway, Fort Erie. Carpool.

Pace: Medium
Terrain: Strenuous
Distance: 25.2 km

Description

Starting in 2009 Eibert Dykstra led a series of hikes on the Conservation Trail in New York State. It took several years to complete the 295km trail meandering from the Pennsylvania border to Niagara Falls where it meets up with the Bruce Trail.  In honor of my first hike leaders – Eibert and Everett Collins (who was on all these hikes) I will lead 3 hikes on the Conservation Trail this year.  The first sections are more rugged starting in the Allegany State Park and extend through the ski area of Ellicottville.   This is the area where we will hike this year. Sections of these hikes will be strenuous.  If you commit to these hikes, pack a lunch, snacks and plenty of water.  Plan on spending a full day away.  We will be carpooling from Fort Erie.  Passport or equivalent is required. To register or for more information contact Hike Leader.

Sat Aug 1 0

Wetland Ridge Loop

9:00 AM-11:00 AM

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

Meet at Woodend Cons. Area, Taylor Road (Map 2)

Hike Leader(s): Karen Couch Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 7 km

Description

Sat Aug 1 0

Three Trail Loop

9:00 AM-1:30 PM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Hike
Location (Google Maps): Meet at DeCew House, DeCew Rd, Thorold (Map 3, km 29.8)
Hike Leader(s): Vince Zvonar Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 25 km

Description

Sun Aug 1 1

Citizen Science Hike - Moved to Aug 18th

2:00 PM-2:15 PM

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

Description

Mon Aug 1 2

Rotary Park

10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Hike
Location (Google Maps): Meet at Rotary Park, Pelham Road, St.Catharines.
Hike Leader(s): Sheila Massey Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 9 km

Description

Wed Aug 1 4

Merritt Trail Loop

9:00 AM-10:30 AM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Hike
Location (Google Maps): Meet-12 Mile Creek parking lot on Glendale Ave near Pelham Road St. Catharines.
Hike Leader(s): Carol Anne Diguer & Sid Savage Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 9 km

Description

Sat Aug 1 7

Ganaraska Trail End to End - Cancelled

6:30 AM-5:30 PM

Hosting Club: Niagara

Location: Ganaraska Trail
Hike Leader(s): Vanessa Miranda Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 20-25km/day

Pace ~ 4km/hour, Intermediate level. Please note: hike dates, time and distance are subject to be changed in the event of extreme heat/humid weather. ** Carry please sunblock, hat, cold drinks, electrolytes to prevent heat strokes, dehydration and sunburn. Sign up on the Meetup HIKING TEAM GTA, Find us on Facebook as HIKING TEAM GTA

Sat Aug 1 7

Grimsby Loop

9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Hike
Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Lion’s Club Pool, Elm St., Grimsby.
Hike Leader(s): Lauren Doig Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate

Description

Sat Aug 1 7

Firemens Park Loop

9:00 AM-11:00 AM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Hike

Location (Google Maps): Meet at upper parking lot, corner of Dorchester & Mountain Road, Niagara Falls
Hike Leader(s): Dave Wilson Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate

Distance: 12 km

Sun Aug 1 8

Ganaraska Trail End to End - Cancelled

6:30 AM-5:30 PM

Hosting Club: Niagara

Location: Ganaraska Trail
Hike Leader(s): Vanessa Miranda Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 20-25km/day

Pace ~ 4km/hour, Intermediate level. Please note: hike dates, time and distance are subject to be changed in the event of extreme heat/humid weather. ** Carry please sunblock, hat, cold drinks, electrolytes to prevent heat strokes, dehydration and sunburn. Sign up on the Meetup HIKING TEAM GTA, Find us on Facebook as HIKING TEAM GTA

Sun Aug 1 8

Citizen Science Hike

2:00 PM-3:30 PM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Citizen Science
Location (Google Maps):

Meet at Sobeys, Glendale Ave – loop hike – Bruce & Merritt Trails. (Map 3, km 21.9)

Hike Leader(s): Margaret Northfield Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 8 km

Description

Learn how to become a Citizen Scientist.  You don’t need a smartphone to participate but once you are finished a hike you should have access to a computer to load any digital photos that you take.

Mon Aug 1 9

Monthly Night Hike

9:00 PM-11:00 PM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Night
Location (Google Maps): Rim of Africa, Short Hills, park Wiley Rd entrance.
Hike Leader(s): Diane Marlatt Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 9km

Description

Night hikes which will take place under cover of darkness and will allow us to hear and see some of the nocturnal habitat around the Bruce Trail.   The hikes will be 2 hours in length starting at 9:00pm on Monday evenings. Please check the calendar for further detail and future dates.

Note: Bring flashlight/headlamp and bug spray. Hikers will be required to wear headlamps or carry flashlights and there will be at least two 15 minute silent periods that will allow us to take in all of the night chorus of animals.

Wed Aug 2 1

Malcolmson Park

9:00 AM-10:30 AM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Hike
Location (Google Maps): Meet in 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: Moderate
Distance: 9 km

Description

Wed Aug 2 1

Merritt Island - Evening Hike

7:00 PM-8:30 PM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Evening Hike
Location (Google Maps): Meet Merritt Island parking lot, end of Cross St. Welland.
Hike Leader(s): Diane Marlatt Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Easy
Distance: 9 km

Description

Sat Aug 2 4

Louth Conservation Area

9:00 AM-10:30 AM

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

Meet at Louth Conservation Parking Lot, Staff Ave, Jordan Station (Map 3).

Hike Leader(s): Bob Fish Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 9 km

Description

Sat Aug 2 4

Woodend to St.Paul Niagara Falls

9:00 AM-12:30 PM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Hike
Location (Google Maps): Meet at entrance to Woodend Conservation Area, Taylor Road, NOTL. Map 2, km 15.2)
Hike Leader(s): Vince Zvonar Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 21 km

Description

Sun Aug 2 5

Port Dalhousie Lighthouse

2:00 PM-3:30 PM

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

Meet at the lighthouse on Lighthouse Rd, off Lakeshore Rd in St. Catharines.

Hike Leader(s): Gary & Donna Sands Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Easy
Distance: 9 km

Description

Wed Aug 2 8

Short Hills

9:00 AM-10:30 AM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Hike
Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Pelham Road entrance of Short Hills Provincial Park.
Hike Leader(s): Gary & Donna Sands Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 9 km

Description

Sat Aug 3 1

Ganaraska Trail End to End - Cancelled

6:30 AM-5:30 PM

Hosting Club: Niagara

Location: Ganaraska Trail
Hike Leader(s): Vanessa Miranda Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 20-25km/day

Pace ~ 4km/hour, Intermediate level. Please note: hike dates, time and distance are subject to be changed in the event of extreme heat/humid weather. ** Carry please sunblock, hat, cold drinks, electrolytes to prevent heat strokes, dehydration and sunburn. Sign up on the Meetup HIKING TEAM GTA, Find us on Facebook as HIKING TEAM GTA

Sat Aug 3 1

Jordan Loop

9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Hike
Location (Google Maps): Meet in the parking lot near Bailey Bridge, just west of 21st street. (Map 4).
Hike Leader(s): Diane Marlatt Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate

Description

Sat Aug 3 1

Kinsmen Park In & Out

9:00 AM-11:00 AM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Loop
Location (Google Maps): Meet at Kinsmen Park, Beamsville. (Map 4, km 66.9)

Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 9 km

Description