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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  • E2E # 7 of 10 – Sobey’s to DeCew
    8:00 AM-12:00 PM
    10/03/2020

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Back corner of Sobey’s parking lot on Glendale
    Hike Leader(s): Margaret Northfield Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Fast
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 15km

    Description

    Hike the entire Niagara Section over 10 weeks.  Due to Covid19, we will be completing this as a series of in and out hikes.  This series will start in Grimsby and end in Queenston (83km).  Upon successfully completing the entire Niagara section you can purchase a Niagara e2e badge.

    Meet in the corner close to the Scotia Bank Drive-thru in the Sobey’s parking lot, 343 Glendale Ave, St Catharines.  Hike to historic DeCew House, DeCew Rd, Thorold and back.

    We recommend that you bring extra water, snacks and poles.

  • Kinsman Park loop
    9:00 AM-11:00 AM
    10/03/2020

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

    Kinsmen Park Frost Road Beamsville

    Hike Leader(s): Bill Russell Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 8k

    Description

    Hike from the park along the main trail towards Cave Springs until Cherry and return on a side trail forming a loop

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  • E2E #8 of 10 – Woodend to Sobey
    8:00 AM-11:30 AM
    10/10/2020

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Woodend Conservation Area
    Hike Leader(s): Margaret Northfield Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Fast
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 13km

    Description

    Hike the entire Niagara Section over 10 weeks.  Due to Covid19, we will be completing this as a series of in and out hikes.  This series will start in Grimsby and end in Queenston (83km).  Upon successfully completing the entire Niagara section you can purchase a Niagara e2e badge.

    Meet at Woodend Conservation Area, 135 Taylor Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake.  Hike to Sobey’s parking lot on Glendale Ave, St Catharines and back.

    We recommend that you bring extra water, snacks and poles.

  • Cave Spring Witch Hunt
    9:00 AM-11:00 AM
    10/10/2020

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: In and Out
    Location (Google Maps):

    Parking lot Quarry Road Beamsville

    Hike Leader(s): Bill Russell Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 6k

    Description

    Discover the history of the 19th Century Quarry Pioneers and the Cave Spring Witch

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  • E2E # 9 of 10 – Woodend to Dorchester
    8:00 AM-12:30 PM
    10/17/2020

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Woodend Conservation Area
    Hike Leader(s): Margaret Northfield Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Fast
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 16km

    Description

    Hike the entire Niagara Section over 10 weeks.  Due to Covid19, we will be completing this as a series of in and out hikes.  This series will start in Grimsby and end in Queenston (83km).  Upon successfully completing the entire Niagara section you can purchase a Niagara e2e badge.

    Meet at Woodend Conservation Area, 135 Taylor Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake.  Hike to Dorchester Rd, Niagara Falls and back.

    We recommend that you bring extra water, snacks and poles.

  • Glenridge Quarry Loop
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    10/17/2020

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

    Glenridge Quarry parking Lot, St Davids Road. Map 3

    Hike Leader(s): Bruce Manion Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 6 km

    Description

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

  • Night Hike/Halloween Hike – Oct 17 – Meet at 5:45pm – Woodend Conservation Area Hike starts at 6pm
    6:00 PM-9:30 PM
    10/17/2020

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Park at Woodend Conservation Area
    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 7-8km

    Description

     

    This hike 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 new trail.

    Please wear a Halloween costume or funny hat or bright orange.
    Please bring a head lamp as we will finish under darkness. 
    Limited to a total of 15 hikers including the leader.
    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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  • E2E #10 of 10 – Dorchester to Queenston
    8:00 AM-11:30 AM
    10/24/2020

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Fireman’s Park
    Hike Leader(s): Margaret Northfield Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Fast
    Terrain: Strenuous

    Description

    Hike the entire Niagara Section over 10 weeks.  Due to Covid19, we will be completing this as a series of in and out hikes.  This series will start in Grimsby and end in Queenston (83km).  Upon successfully completing the entire Niagara section you can purchase a Niagara e2e badge.

    Meet at Lower Parking lot of Fireman’s Park, Dorchester Rd, Niagara Falls (just north of the train tracks).  Hike to the cairn at Queenston Heights Park and back.

    Badges will be available for purchase – $5.

    We recommend that you bring extra water, snacks and poles.

  • Cancelled due to BTC protocols for overnight trips – Frontenac Challenge or Frontenac Trek
    8:30 AM-3:00 PM
    10/24/2020

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    Hosting Club: Niagara, Iroquoia
    Category: Special Event
    Location (Google Maps): Frontenac Provincial Park
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    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: There are 11 loops for the Frontenac Challenge ranging from 1.5km – 21km plus access to trail head. 6 loops are required for the Frontenac Trek.

    Description

    For insurance reasons, you must be a member of one of the Bruce Trail Clubs to participate in this event.

    If you’re looking for a challenge that includes up to a week in Frontenac Provincial Park, this is it.

    You can choose one of two different challenges. Both will be scheduled in a way that allows for one or the other depending on what your goal is. Completion of the requirements allows you to apply for the appropriate badge and certificate. Lots of other badges are available, too.

    Accommodation can be reserved at Snug Harbour Resort – Contact Rob 613-374-5412. There are 10 cottages available – our discounted rate is $100 plus tax per night no matter which cottage you choose. http://www.snugharbour.on.ca/dates-and-rates.htm

    Participation will be limited to reservations made. Please let Rob know that you are with the Bruce Trail Group.

    Frontenac Challenge: hike all 11 loops. Check- in on October 23/ Check-out on October 30. All 11 loops will be scheduled.
    Frontenac Trek: hike any six loops (excluding the short Arab Lake Gorge and Doe Lake Loops). Check-in on October 25 at least. You will hike on October 26, 27, 28, 29 and pick 6 loops out of the 7 loops that are scheduled during these days.  Check out on October 30.

    When you register for this event, please let me know which challenge you are doing.

    Details are here: https://www.frontenacpark.ca/challenge-rules

  • Rotary Park loop
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    10/24/2020

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

    Rotary Park, Pelham Road, St Catharines

    Hike Leader(s): Karen Limardi Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 6k

    Description

    Hike along the trails around 12 mile creek

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