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Cancellation Notice

All organized hikes across all 9 Bruce Trail Clubs have been cancelled until at least June 30, 2020.

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Sun Mar 0 1

Louth Conservation Area

2:00 PM-3:30 PM

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

Louth Conservation Parking Lot, Staff Ave, Jordan Station (Map 3, km 49.3)

Hike Leader(s): Alicia Aitchison Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 5 km

Description

Connect to the main trail from the parking lot and follow Louth side trail in a loop to rejoin main trail back to staff avenue. Stop and view louth falls.

 

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Hike
Location (Google Maps): Entrance (15.2 km Map 2) Woodend Conservation Area off Taylor Rd
Hike Leader(s): Dave Wilson Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 5 km

Description

Explore the history surrounding3rd Welland Canal including forgotten buildings, structures and tunnels.

Tue Mar 0 3

Cancelled - Weekly - Rotary Park

9:00 AM-10:30 AM

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

Rotary Park, Pelham Road, St.Catharines (Map 3).

Hike Leader(s): janet davey, Sheila Massey Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 5 km

Description

Hike along the trails around 12 mile creek

 

Wed Mar 0 4

Happy Rolph's

9:00 AM-10:30 AM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Hike
Location (Google Maps): Happy Rolph’s parking lot, 650 Read Rd, (Northrup Cres), St.Catharines.
Hike Leader(s): Larry Lloyd Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Easy
Distance: 5 km

Description

Semi urban hike through Happy Rolph’s park down to the lake.

Thu Mar 0 5

Cancelled - Weekly - Jordan

9:00 AM-10:30 AM

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

2980 King St., Jordan Station across from Boo’s Restaurant

Hike Leader(s): Vince Zvonar Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 5 km

Description

Hike to Balls Falls or along the Jim Rainforth Side trail to 17th and back

Fri Mar 0 6

Cancelled - Weekly - Niagara-On-the-Lake

9:00 AM-10:30 AM

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

Veteran’s Lane & King Street NOTL

Hike Leader(s): Paul Rogers Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Easy
Distance: 5 km

Description

Mostly paved roads with some dirt/gravel pathways

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Loop
Location (Google Maps): Merritt Trail Parking Lot beside Sobey’s 344 Glendale Avenue
Hike Leader(s): Lauren Doig 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 Mar 0 7

Queenston Loop

9:00 AM-11:30 AM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Loop
Location (Google Maps): Queenston Heights Park, South Terminus Cairn, 14184 Niagara Pkwy Niagara On The Lake (Map #1, 0.0 km).
Hike Leader(s): Dan Wilson Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 9 km

Description

Loop Hike from Cairn to Upper Canada Heritage Trail returning on paved track

Sat Mar 0 7

Double Dipping in Toronto - Hike #1 of 8

9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Hosting Club: Niagara, Iroquoia
Category: Special Event
Location (Google Maps): Toronto Club
Hike Leader(s): Ruth Moffatt Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr
Terrain: Slippery Sections Likely, Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
Distance: About 20km

Description

This hike, #1 of 8 will incorporate all the side trails and the main trail in the Toronto section, twice, over a period of time. The other dates have not been finalized but because there will be no car shuttle, you can make up any hikes you miss when it is convenient. All hikes will start and finish at the same location so participants are encouraged to carpool to the meeting place.

Participation in all the hikes, which is not mandatory unless you are hiking for badges, will qualify you for two of each badge: Toronto ETE badge as well as the Toronto Sideways badge.

The first hike is from Hilton Falls parking and will incorporate the Philip Gosling Side Trail, part of the main trail and the Hilton Falls Side Trail up to the parking lot nearest to 15 Sideroad on Sixth Line. The return hike will take us back to the parking lot at Hilton Falls Conservation Area.

We will make stops to feed birds (bring bird seed) and also to see the falls.

Please note, there is a fee at this parking lot. $7 Adults $6 Seniors

Hilton Falls Conservation Area 4985 Campbellville Road, Milton ON

This hike is rated as Brisk – Please be prepared to hike at 4-5km per hour. Please bring icers/crampons/traction devices to wear on your boots.

Please register for this hike – limited to 10 hikers.

 

Sun Mar 0 8

Merritt Island

2:00 PM-3:30 PM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Hike
Location (Google Maps): Parking lot of Merritt Island, at the north end of Cross St., Welland
Hike Leader(s): Sylvia Wheeler Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Easy
Distance: 7 km

Description

Flat hike along paved trail alongside the Welland canal

Sun Mar 0 8

Merritt Island

2:00 PM-3:30 PM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Hike
Location (Google Maps): Parking lot of Merritt Island, at the north end of Cross St., Welland
Hike Leader(s): Sylvia Wheeler Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Easy
Distance: 7 km

Description

Flat hike along paved trail alongside the Welland canal

Mon Mar 0 9

Monthly - Leisure Hike 2nd Monday

10:00 AM-11:30 AM

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

109 St. Paul Crescent, St. Catharines, ON L2S 1M3

Hike Leader(s): Sheila Massey Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely
Terrain: Easy
Distance: 4 km

Description

A leisurely stroll along the banks of 12 mile creek

 

Tue Mar 1 0

Cancelled - Weekly - Rotary Park

9:00 AM-10:30 AM

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

Rotary Park, Pelham Road, St.Catharines (Map 3).

Hike Leader(s): janet davey, Sheila Massey Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 5 km

Description

Hike along the trails around 12 mile creek

 

Wed Mar 1 1

Queenston Loop

9:00 AM-10:30 AM

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

Queenston Heights Park, South Terminus Cairn, 14184 Niagara Pkwy Niagara On The Lake (Map #1, 0.0 km).

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

Description

Loop Hike from Cairn

Thu Mar 1 2

Cancelled - Weekly - Jordan

9:00 AM-10:30 AM

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

2980 King St., Jordan Station across from Boo’s Restaurant

Hike Leader(s): Vince Zvonar Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 5 km

Description

Hike to Balls Falls or along the Jim Rainforth Side trail to 17th and back

Fri Mar 1 3

Cancelled - Weekly - Niagara-On-the-Lake

9:00 AM-10:30 AM

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

Veteran’s Lane & King Street NOTL

Hike Leader(s): Paul Rogers Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Easy
Distance: 5 km

Description

Mostly paved roads with some dirt/gravel pathways

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Car Pool
Location (Google Maps):

Queenston Heights Park, South Terminus Cairn, 14184 Niagara Pkwy Niagara On The Lake (Map #1, 0.0 km).

Hike Leader(s): Lauren Doig Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Brisk, Medium
Terrain: Easy
Distance: 12.4 km

Description

One of the longer hikes for the side trail badge. Remember to take pictures. Trail heads north on the westside of the Niagara Parkway and follows the Niagara River.

Sat Mar 1 4

Rockway

9:00 AM-10:30 AM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Hike
Location (Google Maps): Rockway Community Centre, Pelham Rd
Hike Leader(s): Alicia Aitchison Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Strenuous
Distance: 6 km

Description

Rocky hike through woodland with hills and spectacular water fall

Sun Mar 1 5

Decew to Morningstar Mill

2:00 PM-3:30 PM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Leisurely
Location (Google Maps): DeCew House, DeCew Rd, Thorold (Map 3, km 29.8)
Hike Leader(s): Debbie Demizio 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.

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Youth Hike
Location (Google Maps): Entrance to Woodend Conservation Area on Taylor Rd. NOTL. (Map 2, km 15.2)
Hike Leader(s): Margaret Northfield Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 6 km

Description

Hike the trails around Woodend Conservation area and visit the Outdoor classroom, First Nations, Métis and Inuit Garden. Bring $4 to receive the Youth Hike badge.

Mon Mar 1 6

Jordan

8:00 PM-9:30 PM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Night
Location (Google Maps): 2980 King St Jordan, Opposite Boos Restaurant
Hike Leader(s): Alan Laver Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 6 km

Description

Night hike along the Bruce and Jim Rainforth side trail. Bring night lamp and icers

Tue Mar 1 7

Cancelled - Weekly - Rotary Park

9:00 AM-10:30 AM

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

Rotary Park, Pelham Road, St.Catharines (Map 3).

Hike Leader(s): janet davey, Sheila Massey Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 5 km

Description

Hike along the trails around 12 mile creek

 

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

Description

All organized hikes across all 9 Clubs are being cancelled until April 30, 2020.

Wed Mar 1 8

Cancelled - Pancake Hike and Lunch

10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Cancelled
Location (Google Maps): Agape Valley Bible Camp, 392 Killman Rd., Ridgeville
Hike Leader(s): Bernice Thiessen Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 6 km

Description

Cancelled

Thu Mar 1 9

Cancelled - Weekly - Jordan

9:00 AM-10:30 AM

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

2980 King St., Jordan Station across from Boo’s Restaurant

Hike Leader(s): Vince Zvonar Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 5 km

Description

Hike to Balls Falls or along the Jim Rainforth Side trail to 17th and back

Fri Mar 2 0

Cancelled - Weekly - Niagara-On-the-Lake

9:00 AM-10:30 AM

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

Veteran’s Lane & King Street NOTL

Hike Leader(s): Paul Rogers Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Easy
Distance: 5 km

Description

Mostly paved roads with some dirt/gravel pathways

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Youth Hike
Location (Google Maps): Pkg lot on Quarry Rd., Beamsville. (Map 4, km 65.0)
Hike Leader(s): Bill Russell Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 6 km

Description

Discover the history of the 19th Century Quarry Pioneers and the Cave Spring Witch. Bring $4 and receive the Youth Hike Badge

Sat Mar 2 1

Cancelled. Merritt Trail Hike Series #1

9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Cancelled
Location (Google Maps): Parking lot on Merritt Island, Welland 42.996309, -79.246302 42°59’46.7″N 79°14’46.7″W Carpool to parking lot behind the Smokin’ Buddha, 265 King St, Port Colborne
Hike Leader(s): Jacques Boilard Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Brisk
Terrain: Easy
Distance: 15 km

Description

Cancelled.  Earn the Merritt trail badge for all 3 hikes. This series follows the Merritt trail from Port Colborne to Port Dalhousie.

Sat Mar 2 1

Cancelled - Niagara Glen Gorge

9:00 AM-11:30 AM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Hike
Location (Google Maps): Niagara Glen Nature Centre, 3050 Niagara Pkwy, Niagara Falls
Hike Leader(s): Dan Wilson Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Strenuous
Distance: 8 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.

Sun Mar 2 2

Cancelled - Malcolmson Eco Park

2:00 PM-3:30 PM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Hike
Location (Google Maps): 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: Easy
Distance: 6 km

Description

Hike the waterfront trail in Malcolmson Eco Park Flat trails making it easy for walking. Hike may run along the canal or venture through the wooded area. Very peaceful and serene.

Tue Mar 2 4

Cancelled - Weekly - Rotary Park

9:00 AM-10:30 AM

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

Rotary Park, Pelham Road, St.Catharines (Map 3).

Hike Leader(s): janet davey, Sheila Massey Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 5 km

Description

Hike along the trails around 12 mile creek

 

Wed Mar 2 5

Cancelled - Woodend to Glendale Bridge

9:00 AM-10:30 AM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: In and Out
Location (Google Maps): Woodend Conservation Area off Taylor Road (Map 2)
Hike Leader(s): Dave Wilson Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 5 km

Description

Hike along the historic 3rd canal to the present canal bridge on Glendale. Return along same route.

Thu Mar 2 6

Cancelled - Weekly - Jordan

9:00 AM-10:30 AM

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

2980 King St., Jordan Station across from Boo’s Restaurant

Hike Leader(s): Vince Zvonar Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 5 km

Description

Hike to Balls Falls or along the Jim Rainforth Side trail to 17th and back

Fri Mar 2 7

Cancelled - Weekly - Niagara-On-the-Lake

9:00 AM-10:30 AM

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

Veteran’s Lane & King Street NOTL

Hike Leader(s): Paul Rogers Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Easy
Distance: 5 km

Description

Mostly paved roads with some dirt/gravel pathways

Sat Mar 2 8

Cancelled - Cave Spring Witch hunt

9:00 AM-11:00 AM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Hike
Location (Google Maps): Pkg lot on Quarry Rd., Beamsville. (Map 4, km 65.0)
Hike Leader(s): Bill Russell Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 6 km

Description

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

Sat Mar 2 8

Cancelled. Merritt Trail Hike Series #2

9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Cancelled
Location (Google Maps): Parking lot at Book Depot, 67 Front St. North, Thorold. 43°07’41.0″N 79°12’07.9″W 43.128058, -79.202189 Carpool to parking lot on Merritt Island, Welland
Hike Leader(s): Jacques Boilard Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Brisk
Terrain: Easy
Distance: 15 km

Description

Cancelled.  Earn the Merritt trail badge for all 3 hikes. This series follows the Merritt trail from Port Colborne to Port Dalhousie.

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Leisurely
Location (Google Maps): Happy Rolphs parking lot. 650 Read Rd. St Catharines. 43°13’27.8″N 79°12’10.3″W 43.224390, -79.202854
Hike Leader(s): Gary & Donna Sands Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely
Terrain: Easy
Distance: 5 km

Description

The George Nicholson Memorial Trail near the Charles Ansell Park offers spectacular views of the great lakes and the small lighthouse in Port Weller.

Tue Mar 3 1

Cancelled - Weekly - Rotary Park

9:00 AM-10:30 AM

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

Rotary Park, Pelham Road, St.Catharines (Map 3).

Hike Leader(s): janet davey, Sheila Massey Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 5 km

Description

Hike along the trails around 12 mile creek