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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< 2020 >
November 15 - November 21
  • 15
    November 15, 2020

    Cave Springs Halloween Hike - Nov 15 - Meet at the parking area on Quarry Rd at 8:15am for an 8:30am start.

    8:30 AM-10:30 AM
    11/15/2020
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    Hosting Club: Niagara, Iroquoia
    Category: Special Event
    Location (Google Maps): Quarry Rd to Cave Springs 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: 5-6km

    Description

    Another chance to earn the coveted Halloween Badge – We will make our way over to the Cave Springs Conservation Area and explore this unique area.

    This is a small group hike, limited to 6 hikers, due to limited parking capacity at Quarry Rd which has space for 6 vehicles. If you are car pooling to attend this hike, please let me know so I can open more space up. Please do not show up for this hike as an unregistered participant.  

    Please familiarize yourself with the current rules: https://brucetrail.org/pages/explore-the-trail/hike-schedule#guidelines

     

    Wainfleet Wetlands

    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    11/15/2020
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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Loop
    Location (Google Maps): 10638 Quarry Rd, Wainfleet, On L0F1V0
    Hike Leader(s): Diane Marlatt Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 6 Km

    Description

    We walk around the Quarry, take the Gord Harry path to the Clay Pitts and return. Expect sloppy damp surfaces. Bring poles and a rain hat.

  • 16
    November 16, 2020
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  • 17
    November 17, 2020

    Long Hike Wiley Road Short Hills

    8:00 AM-10:30 AM
    11/17/2020
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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
    11/17/2020
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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: 7 kilometres

    Description

    Moderate hike on the trails of Short Hills Provincial Park

  • 18
    November 18, 2020

    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.

  • 19
    November 19, 2020

    Long Hike Jordan to Moyer / Louth

    8:00 AM-10:30 AM
    11/19/2020
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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

    10:00 AM-11:30 AM
    11/19/2020
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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

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

  • 20
    November 20, 2020

    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.

  • 21
    November 21, 2020

    Bert Lowe Loop. Work towards Side Trail Badge http://bit.ly/niagarasidetrails

    9:00 AM-1:30 PM
    11/21/2020
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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Loop
    Location (Google Maps):

    Merritt Trail Parking Lot beside Sobey’s 344 Glendale Avenue

    Hike Leader(s): Marion Hanover 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.

    Cave Spring Witch Hunt

    9:00 AM-11:15 AM
    11/21/2020
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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