Niagara

Notice: Hiking Program & COVID-19

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November
Mon Nov 0 2

All Souls Silent Night Hike

6:30 PM-8:15 PM
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Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Night
Location (Google Maps):

Wiley Road Parking Lot Short Hills

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

Description

This is a silent hike for the first 45 minutes. Enjoy the sounds of the deep woods along the trail from Wiley Road.    There will be a full moon if it is clear and the stars will be out. Follow the Terrace Falls Trail around the Rim of Africa and the Black Walnut trail.   Bring Headlamp,.   This hike will count towards the night hike badge.

Tue Nov 0 3

Long Hike Woodend

8:00 AM-10:30 AM
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Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Loop
Location (Google Maps): Woodend Conservation Area Taylor Rd NOTL,
Hike Leader(s): Alan Laver Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Brisk
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 12k

Description

With Short Hills Closed for the deer Harvest the Tuesday Hike will move for this week only

Tue Nov 0 3

Short hike - Rotary Park, St Catharines

9:00 AM-10:30 AM
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Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: In and Out
Location (Google Maps): Rotary Park, 395 Pelham Road, St Catharines
Hike Leader(s): janet davey Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 7 kilometres

Description

Moderate hike around the trails in and around Rotary Park.

Wed Nov 0 4

Woodend Conservation Area

9:00 AM-10:30 AM
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Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: In and Out
Location (Google Maps): Woodend Conservation Area
Hike Leader(s): Alicia Aitchison Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: Approximately 6 km

Description

Hike will begin at Woodend Conservation Area, Taylor Road parking lot.   We will hike the Wetland Ridge Side trail and the main trail.

Thu Nov 0 5

Long Hike Jordan to Moyer / Louth

8:00 AM-10:30 AM
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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

Thu Nov 0 5

Short Hike Jordan

10:00 AM-11:30 AM
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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

Fri Nov 0 6

Niagara-on-the-Lake Tours

9:00 AM-10:30 AM
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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.

Sat Nov 0 7

Queenston - Heights & Flats

9:00 AM-11:45 AM
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Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Loop
Location (Google Maps): Queenston Heights Park, near the BTC cairn
Hike Leader(s): Margaret Northfield Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Fast
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 11km

Description

Start in Queenston Heights Park near the Bruce Trail cairn.  (enter near the roundabout on the Niagara Parkway and immediate left and left again to see the cairn).  Parking fees may apply ($1.25/hr).

This hike is a combination of Bruce Trail (main & side trail), roads and Niagara Parkway. It should take 2.5-3 hrs.

Bring poles, water, snack, mask and hand sanitizer.

 

Sat Nov 0 7

Short Hike Pelham Road Short Hills

9:00 AM-10:30 AM
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Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Loop
Location (Google Maps):

Short Hills Pelham Road Entrance

Hike Leader(s): Bruce Manion Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate

Description

Moderate hike on the trails around Short Hills Provincial Park

Sun Nov 0 8

Harold Black Park

9:00 AM-10:30 AM
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Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Loop
Location (Google Maps): Harold Black Park, 953 Haist St., Fonthill, Ont
Hike Leader(s): Diane Marlatt Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 7 kilometers

Description

This morning’s hike will take us on the Steve Bauer Trail and includes urban walking.

Tue Nov 1 0

Long Hike Wiley Road Short Hills

8:00 AM-10:30 AM
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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

Tue Nov 1 0

Short hike - Pelham Road, Short Hills

9:00 AM-10:30 AM
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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.

Wed Nov 1 1

Rockway Conservation Area

9:00 AM-10:30 AM
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Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: In and Out
Location (Google Maps): Rockway Conservation Area
Hike Leader(s): Alicia Aitchison Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: Approximately 6 km

Description

Starting out at Rockway Community Centre we will hike the side trail and main trail.  Beautifully wooded, hilly area with water fall views.  Terrain can be challenging with rocks & steep hills.  Pace is moderate to fast at approximately 4 km/hr.  Hiking boots  & poles are strongly recommended.

Thu Nov 1 2

Long Hike Jordan to Moyer / Louth

8:00 AM-10:30 AM
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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

Thu Nov 1 2

Short Hike Jordan

10:00 AM-11:30 AM
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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

Fri Nov 1 3

Niagara-on-the-Lake Tours

9:00 AM-10:30 AM
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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.

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Hosting Club: Niagara, Iroquoia
Category: Special Event
Location (Google Maps): Woodend 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: 7-8km

Description

This hike is another chance to obtain the hikes required for the coveted Halloween badge and 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 trail.
Please wear a Halloween costume or hat must be worn as you are to include a photo (selfie) with your log.
Please bring a head lamp as we will finish under darkness. 
Limited to a total of 15 hikers including the leader. All hikers must be registered; please do not show up for the hike as an unregistered participant. 

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

 

Sat Nov 1 4

Niagara Glen (Gorge)

9:00 AM-11:30 AM
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Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Hike
Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Niagara Glen Parking Lot
Hike Leader(s): Dan Wilson Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Strenuous
Distance: 11 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.

Sat Nov 1 4

12 Mile Creek Loop

9:00 AM-1:30 PM
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Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Loop
Location (Google Maps): Old Glendale Rd off of Glendale Road
Hike Leader(s): Vince Zvonar Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Fast
Terrain: Easy
Distance: 16k

Description

Hike the Trails along the Banks of 12 mile creek

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Hosting Club: Niagara, Iroquoia
Category: Special Event
Location (Google Maps): De Cew House at the First Nations Peace Monument
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: 5-6km

Description

This hike is another chance to obtain the hikes required for the coveted Halloween badge and 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 the parking lot and make our way on the Bert Lowe Side Trail, through the tunnel at the 406 Hwy and continue along Lake Gibson and the Power Canal, turnaround and make our way back.
Please bring a head lamp as we will finish under darkness. 
Limited to a total of 15 hikers including the leader. All hikers must be registered; please do not show up for the hike as an unregistered participant. 

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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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

 

Sun Nov 1 5

Wainfleet Wetlands

9:00 AM-10:30 AM
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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.

Tue Nov 1 7

Long Hike Wiley Road Short Hills

8:00 AM-10:30 AM
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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

Tue Nov 1 7

Short hike- Pelham Road, Short Hills

9:00 AM-10:30 AM
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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

Wed Nov 1 8

Swayze Falls, Short Hills Provincial Park

9:00 AM-10:30 AM
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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.

Thu Nov 1 9

Long Hike Jordan to Moyer / Louth

8:00 AM-10:30 AM
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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

Thu Nov 1 9

Short Hike Jordan

10:00 AM-11:30 AM
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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

Fri Nov 2 0

Niagara-on-the-Lake Tours

9:00 AM-10:30 AM
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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.

Fri Nov 2 0

Upper Canada Heritage Side Trail Hike

10:00 AM-11:30 AM
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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.

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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.

Sat Nov 2 1

Cave Spring Witch Hunt

9:00 AM-11:15 AM
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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

Sun Nov 2 2

Screaming Blue Murder

8:00 AM-10:30 AM
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Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Hike
Location (Google Maps):

Glendale Avenue km 19.7. 50 metres east of Welland Canal. Next to Lorenzo’s Diner. Do not park immediately next to the restaurant.

Hike Leader(s): Alan Laver Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 10k

Description

Last chance to hike for the screaming Tunnel Badge. Hike along the Welland Canal through Woodend to the Screaming Tunnel.

Note that this hike plus the Cave Spring witch hunt will earn hikers the Halloween screaming Tunnel badge

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Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Youth Hike
Location (Google Maps): Woodend Conservation Area, Taylor Road parking lot
Hike Leader(s): Alicia Aitchison Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: Approximately 4-5 km

Description

This is the first of two family hikes in November.  We will meet at the Taylor Road parking lot at Woodend Conservation Area and enjoy a leisurely paced (approximately 3km/hr) 90 minute hike on the main Bruce Trail as well as on the Wetland Ridge Side trail.  There will be some hills, beautiful forest, wetlands & vineyard vistas.

During this hike youth hikers will be encouraged to think about how they are using their 5 senses during the hike & after the hike they can do a small write up or drawing of how they used their 5 senses during the hike & bring this to the second hike to earn their Young Nature Blazers Badge.  Youth hikers that earn both the Young Nature Blazers Badge and the Young Trail Blazers Badge will receive a copy of Birthday Boots, by Cindy Conlon, a delightful tale of a young family’s first hike on the Bruce Trail.

All youth must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and the registration process must be completed for each family member separately, including children, so we have an accurate head count.  Participant numbers are limited.  Use your membership number for any youth you will be bringing.

If you are new to Bruce Trail hikes please review the Know Before You Go section on brucetrail.org to ensure you are prepared for your hiking adventure & familiar with hiking responsibly & safely in the time of Covid-19.

If you are a new Bruce Trail member or don’t have a membership number yet please contact the hike leader for information on how to register.

Due to Covid restrictions & social distancing requirements please ensure you are prepared & self sufficient.  Have masks (not required to wear but you should have on hand), hand sanitizer, first aid supplies, water, snacks.  We cannot share.

Sun Nov 2 2

Merritt Island

2:00 PM-3:30 PM
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Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Hike
Location (Google Maps):

Parking Lot on Merritt Island at the west end of cross street Welland

Hike Leader(s): Sheila Massey Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely
Terrain: Easy
Distance: 7k

Description

Flat hike along paved trail alongside the Welland Canal

Tue Nov 2 4

Long Hike Wiley Road Short Hills

8:00 AM-10:30 AM
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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

Tue Nov 2 4

Tuesday Morning Medium Hike, Decew Rd

8:00 AM-10:00 AM
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Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: In and Out
Location (Google Maps): Decew Parking Lot., Thorold (Map 3, Km 29.8km)
Hike Leader(s): Diane Marlatt Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 7-9km

Description

Dress for the weather; have your crampon devices available for icy conditions; bring water. You must register for each hike. The wearing of masks is strongly recommended.

Tue Nov 2 4

Short Hike Pelham Road Short Hills

9:00 AM-10:30 AM
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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

Wed Nov 2 5

Louth Conservation Area

9:00 AM-10:30 AM
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Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: In and Out
Location (Google Maps): Louth Conservation Area
Hike Leader(s): Alicia Aitchison Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: Approximately 6 km

Description

Hike will start out at Louth Conservation Area parking lot and hike the Louth Side trail and main trail to form a loop through the beautifully wooded conservation area with spectacular water fall views.  The terrain can be challenging with lots of rocks, crevices and hills.  Hiking boots & poles are strongly recommended.  Pace is medium to brisk at approximately 4 km/hr.

Thu Nov 2 6

Long Hike Jordan to Moyer / Louth

8:00 AM-10:30 AM
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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

Thu Nov 2 6

Thursday Morning Medium Hike

8:00 AM-10:00 AM
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Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: In and Out
Location (Google Maps): Decew Parking Lot., Thorold (Map 3, Km 29.8km)
Hike Leader(s): Diane Marlatt Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 7-9km

Description

Dress for the weather; have your crampon devices available for icy weather. Must register for each hike. The wearing of masks on our hikes is strongly recommended.

Thu Nov 2 6

Long Hike Jordan to Moyer / Louth

8:15 AM-10:45 AM
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Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: In and Out
Location (Google Maps):

Jordan Hollow Park 3039 King St Jordan

Hike Leader(s): Vince Zvonar 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

Thu Nov 2 6

Short Hike Jordan

9:45 AM-11:45 AM
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Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: In and Out
Location (Google Maps):

Jordan Hollow Park

Hike Leader(s): Margaret Northfield 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

Thu Nov 2 6

Short Hike Jordan

10:00 AM-11:30 AM
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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

Fri Nov 2 7

Niagara-on-the-Lake Tours

9:00 AM-10:30 AM
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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.

Fri Nov 2 7

Woodend & Wetland Ridge Side Trails Hike

10:00 AM-11:30 AM
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Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: In and Out
Location (Google Maps): Woodend Conservation Area, Taylor Road parking lot
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, descriptions & logs are found in the Niagara Bruce Trail Club website under badges for your own tracking.

We will meet At Woodend Conservation Area, Taylor Road parking lot and hike the Woodend & Wetland Ridge Side Trails as well as the main trail.  For the badge we will need to find & photograph the outdoor classroom & First Nations, Metis & Inuit Garden.

Registration is mandatory.

Sat Nov 2 8

Queenston - Heights & Flats

9:00 AM-12:00 PM
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Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Loop
Location (Google Maps): Queenston Heights Park near the Bruce Trail Cairn
Hike Leader(s): Margaret Northfield Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate

Description

Start in Queenston Heights Park near the Bruce Trail cairn.  (enter near the roundabout on the Niagara Parkway and immediate left and left again to see the cairn).  Parking fees may apply ($1.25/hr).

This hike is a combination of Bruce Trail (main & side trail), roads and Niagara Parkway. It should take 2.5-3 hrs.

Bring poles, water, snack, mask and hand sanitizer.

Sat Nov 2 8

Short Hills Loop

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

Short Hills Wiley Road Entrance

Hike Leader(s): Vince Zvonar 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.

Sat Nov 2 8

Glenridge Quarry Loop

9:00 AM-10:30 AM
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Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Loop
Location (Google Maps):

Glenridge Quarry parking Lot, St Davids Road. Map 3

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

Description

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

Sat Nov 2 8

Glenridge Quarry Loop

9:00 AM-10:30 AM
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Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Loop
Location (Google Maps):

Glenridge Quarry parking Lot, St Davids Road. Map 3

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

Description

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

Note that this group will follow a short distance behind the group led by Marion

Sat Nov 2 8

Short Hills Loop

9:00 AM-1:30 PM
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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.

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Hosting Club: Niagara, Iroquoia
Category: Special Event
Location (Google Maps):
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 20km in total

Description

Last chance for the Screaming Tunnel Badge in 2020

We’ll meet at Quarry Rd and hike to Cave Springs for an exploration around this conservation area out and back – about 5km. We’ll then proceed to Decew House for a hike on the Bert Lowe Side Trail out and back – about 5km. Lastly, we’ll proceed to Woodend Conservation Area for a hike to the Screaming Tunnel out and back – about 10km. Wear a funky hat for a picture in front of the tunnel.
Participation in all three hikes will qualify you for the badge. Please bring $5 for the badge.
This hike is subject to precautions around the pandemic. Please familiarize yourself with all regulations and protocols.

This hike is limited to 9 hikers plus the hike leader in accordance with guidelines.

Sun Nov 2 9

2 Badges & A Book Youth Hike - Hike 2 of 2

2:00 PM-3:30 PM
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Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Youth Hike
Location (Google Maps): Short Hills Provincial Park, Wiley Road Parking lot
Hike Leader(s): Alicia Aitchison Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: Approximately 4-5 km

Description

This is the second of two family hikes in November.  We will meet at the Wiley Road parking lot of Short Hills Provincial Park and enjoy a leisurely paced (approximately 3km/hr) 90 minute hike on the Bruce Trail. There will be some hills, woods & fields.

During this hike youth hikers can earn their Young Trail Blazers Badge and hikers that participated in the first hike can bring their write up or drawing of how they used their 5 senses during the hike & also earn their Young Nature Blazers Badge.  Youth hikers that earn both the Young Nature Blazers Badge and the Young Trail Blazers Badge will receive a copy of Birthday Boots, by Cindy Conlon, a delightful tale of a young family’s first hike on the Bruce Trail.  Please bring $4 for each badge (correct change only please).

All youth must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and the registration process must be completed for each family member separately, including children, so we have an accurate head count.  Participant numbers are limited.  Use your membership number for any youth you will be bringing.

If you are new to Bruce Trail hikes please review the Know Before You Go section on brucetrail.org to ensure you are prepared for your hiking adventure & familiar with hiking responsibly & safely in the time of Covid-19.

If you are a new Bruce Trail member or don’t have a membership number yet please contact the hike leader for information on how to register.

Due to Covid restrictions & social distancing requirements please ensure you are prepared & self sufficient.  Have masks (not required to wear but you should have on hand), hand sanitizer, first aid supplies, water, snacks.  We cannot share.

Sun Nov 2 9

Decew House to Morningstar Mill

2:00 PM-3:30 PM
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Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Leisurely
Location (Google Maps):

DeCew House, DeCew Rd, Thorold (Map 3, km 29.8)

Hike Leader(s): Sheila Massey Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely
Terrain: Easy
Distance: 5.3 km

Description

This hike follows the main trail along Moody lake to the Morningstar Mill side trail, past the DeCew Falls to Morningstar Mill.

Mon Nov 3 0

Silent Beaver Moon Night Hike

6:30 PM-8:30 PM
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Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Cancelled
Location (Google Maps): Jordan Hollow Park
King St Jordon
Hike Leader(s): Alan Laver Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 7k

Description

Earn the NBTC night hike badge by completing 5 night hikes.
Experience the sounds of the night on this Beaver Full Moon along the Jim Rainforth Trail. Apart from the last 15 minutes Hike will be in complete silence giving you the opportunity to get the full experience of night hiking. Bring Headlamp or flashlight and dress accordingly. Hike goes ahead regardless of the weather.