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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 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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< 2020 >
October 18 - October 24
  • 18
    October 18, 2020

    Fonthill Loop

    2:00 PM-3:30 PM
    10/18/2020
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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Loop
    Location (Google Maps): Harold Black Park, 953 Haist St., Fonthill
    Hike Leader(s): Debbie Demizio Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy

    Description

    Follow the Steve Bauer trail to beautiful downtown Fonthill. This loop hike offers a mix of trail and urban walking.

    Night Hike at Kinsmen Park - Oct 18/20 - Meet at 6:15 at Kinsmen Park Beamsville (Frost Rd and Kinsmen Rd) Hike starts at 6:30pm

    6:30 PM-9:00 PM
    10/18/2020
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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Kinsmen Park – Frost Rd and Kinsmen Rd
    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 5km

    Description

    Meet at 6:15pm at Kinsmen Park in Beamsville. We will go down and back up the stairs to get warmed up (optional) and then follow the main trail to Quarry Rd and back and continue over to Mountain Rd and back.
    This hike can count towards the hikes needed for the Night Hike badge.
    Likited to 15 hikers including the leader.
    Please bring a head lamp for nighttime hiking.

    This hike is subject to protocols for hiking during pandemic. Please familiarize yourself with the guidelines:

    https://brucetrail.org/pages/explore-the-trail/hike-schedule#guidelines

  • 19
    October 19, 2020
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  • 20
    October 20, 2020

    Long Hike Wiley Road Short Hills

    8:00 AM-10:30 AM
    10/20/2020
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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. Register for each hike

    Short Hike Pelham Road Short Hills

    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    10/20/2020
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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Loop
    Location (Google Maps): Short Hills Pelham Road entrance
    Hike Leader(s): janet davey Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 7k

    Description

    Moderate hike on the trails around Short Hills Provincial Park

  • 21
    October 21, 2020

    Short Hills Provincial Park, Swayze Falls, Roland Road parking lot

    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    10/21/2020
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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: In and Out
    Location (Google Maps): Short Hills Provincial Park, Roland Road parking lot
    Hike Leader(s): Alicia Aitchison Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate

    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.

  • 22
    October 22, 2020

    Long Hike Jordan to Moyer / Louth

    8:00 AM-10:30 AM
    10/22/2020
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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: In and Out
    Location (Google Maps):

    Jordan Hollow Park 3039 King St Jordan

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

    Description

    From Jordan Hollow Hike the main trail to Moyer Road or Louth and Return. You must register for each hike

    Short Hike Jordan

    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    10/22/2020
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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: In and Out
    Location (Google Maps):

    Jordan Hollow Park

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

    Description

    Hike along the Jordan Creek to Upper Balls Falls or the Jim Rainforth Trail. You must register for each hike

  • 23
    October 23, 2020

    Cave Spring Witch Hunt

    9:00 AM-11:00 AM
    10/23/2020
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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. This hike will count towards the Screaming Tunnel Badge

  • 24
    October 24, 2020

    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
    https://goo.gl/maps/M6zgiCZkmaUbcdjd6
    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