Niagara

Notice: Hiking Program Paused

The hiking program of all 9 Bruce Trail Clubs is currently paused until until all areas along the Niagara Escarpment and the Greater Toronto Area are at least in the orange zone of provincial COVID-19 public health measures.

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April
Wed Apr 0 1

Cancelled - 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): Marion Hanover 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 Apr 0 4

Cancelled. Merritt Trail Hike Series #3

9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Cancelled
Location (Google Maps): Parking lot at Lakeside Park, Port Dalhousie. 43°12’13.1″N 79°15’55.0″W 43.203625, -79.265282. Carpool to Book Depot in Thorold.
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. Bring 5$ for badge if all 3 hikes completed.

Sat Apr 0 4

Cancelled - Rockway

9:00 AM-10:30 AM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Hike
Location (Google Maps): Rockway Community Centre, Pelham Rd

Pace: Medium
Terrain: Strenuous
Distance: 6 km

Description

Rocky hike through woodland with hills and spectacular water fall

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Cancelled
Location (Google Maps): Access 2, Little Rock City Rd, Little Rock City 42.208527 -78.708012. Carpool to Access 3, Sawmill Rd, Salamanca, NY 42.160239 -78.820302.
Hike Leader(s): Margaret Northfield Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Strenuous
Distance: 22.7 km

Description

Cancelled.  The 295km Conservation Trail meanders from the Pennsylvania border to Niagara Falls,New York. The first sections are more rugged starting in the Allegany State Park and extend through the ski area of Ellicottville. This will be a full weekend of hiking. The drive to the start of the first hike is 2 hrs from Niagara Falls. It is recommend that you stay overnight for these two hikes. There are plenty of options in Ellicottville and the surrounding area. Each participant is responsible for their own accommodation and food. https://www.ellicottvilleny.com/directory/stay  https://booking.com/

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Cancelled
Location (Google Maps): Poverty Hill Rd, Ellicottville 42.311958 -78.681612. Carpool to Little Rock City Rd, Little Valley 42.208527 -78.708012
Hike Leader(s): Margaret Northfield Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Strenuous
Distance: 20.7 km

Description

Cancelled.   The 295km Conservation Trail meanders from the Pennsylvania border to Niagara Falls, New York. The first sections are more rugged starting in the Allegany State Park and extend through the ski area of Ellicottville. This will be a full weekend of hiking. The drive to the start of the first hike is 2 hrs from Niagara Falls.

 

Sun Apr 0 5

Cancelled - Fonthill Loop

2:00 PM-3:30 PM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Loop
Location (Google Maps): Parking lot, Pelham Municipal Building, 20 Pelham Town Square, Fonthill
Hike Leader(s): Sylvia Wheeler Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely
Terrain: Easy
Distance: 5 km

Description

Urban trail hike through Lathrop Nature Preserve.

Mon Apr 0 6

Cancelled - Decew / Morningstar

8:30 PM-10:00 PM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Night
Location (Google Maps): DeCew House, DeCew Rd, Thorold (Map 3, km 29.8)
Hike Leader(s): Alan Laver Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 5.3 km

Description

Follow the trail around Lake Moodie and on to the side trail to Morningstar Mill. Enjoy the spectacular view of Decew Falls. Bring night lamp

Wed Apr 0 8

Cancelled. Woodend- Wetland Ridge Loop

9:00 AM-10:30 AM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Cancelled
Location (Google Maps): Entrance (15.2 km Map 2) Woodend Conservation Area off Taylor Rd
Hike Leader(s): Karen Couch Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 6 km

Description

Cancelled.  Through Woodend on Main trail, Wetland Ridge Side trail and Woodend Side Trail

Fri Apr 1 0

Cancelled - The Dan Welsh Hawkwatch hike

9:00 AM-11:30 AM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Hike
Location (Google Maps): Grimsby Lion’s Pool, Elm St Map 5
Hike Leader(s): Bruce Manion Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 6 km

Description

Hike to Lake Ontario and back, then up to Beamers Conservation for the Annual Hawkwatch Open House with birds of prey demos and many naturalist organizations in attendance.

Sat Apr 1 1

Cancelled - Waterfall to Waterfall

9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Car Pool
Location (Google Maps): Rockway Community Centre Pelham Road Map 3. Carpool to Morningstar Mill
Hike Leader(s): Stephen Connacher Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 14.5 km

Description

Hike from Rockway Falls to the main trail through Short Hills Provincial Park to Morningstar Mill

Sat Apr 1 1

Cancelled - Fireman's Park Loop

9:00 AM-10:30 AM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Loop
Location (Google Maps): Upper parking lot, corner of Dorchester & Mountain Road, Niagara Falls Map 2 (Google Maps)

Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 7.6 km

Description

Loop Hike through wooded trail close to railway tracks and onto Fireman’s park side trail. (now the main trail) back to Dorchester Road

Sun Apr 1 2

Cancelled - Glenridge Quarry Loop

2:00 PM-3:30 PM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Loop
Location (Google Maps): Glenridge Quarry parking Lot, St Davids Road. Map 3
Hike Leader(s): Dave Wilson Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely
Terrain: Easy
Distance: 5 km

Description

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

Mon Apr 1 3

Cancelled - Monthly - Leisure Hike 2nd Monday

10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Hosting Club: Niagara

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

 

Wed Apr 1 5

Cancelled - Fireman's Park Loop

9:00 AM-10:30 AM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Loop
Location (Google Maps): Upper parking lot, corner of Dorchester & Mountain Road, Niagara Falls Map 2 (Google Maps)
Hike Leader(s): Marion Hanover Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 7.6 km

Description

Loop Hike through wooded trail close to railway tracks and onto Fireman’s park side trail. (now the main trail) back to Dorchester Road

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Event Hikes
Location (Google Maps): Kingsbridge Park, 7870 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, ON L0S 1J0
Hike Leader(s): Lauren Doig Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Easy
Distance: 27 km

Description

Check-in for each day is 6:45 a.m. Buses leave at 7 a.m. sharp. Remember to dress appropriately for the weather. Running shoes or hikers are necessary. Although there are 2 checkpoints each day, pack some water as well as snacks, just in case! Also, please do not stop to do “lunch”, wine tasting, or souvenir shopping along the way.

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Event Hikes
Location (Google Maps): Kingsbridge Park, 7870 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, ON L0S 1J0
Hike Leader(s): Lauren Doig Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Easy
Distance: 27 km

Description

Check-in for each day is 6:45 a.m. Buses leave at 7 a.m. sharp. Remember to dress appropriately for the weather. Running shoes or hikers are necessary. Although there are 2 checkpoints each day, pack some water as well as snacks, just in case! Also, please do not stop to do “lunch”, wine tasting, or souvenir shopping along the way.

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): Dave Wilson 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.

Wed Apr 2 2

Cancelled. Merritt Trail to Rodman Hall

9:00 AM-10:30 AM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Cancelled
Location (Google Maps): 12 Mile Creek parking lot on Glendale Ave, near Pelham Rd., St. Catharines. Map 3
Hike Leader(s): Karen Couch Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Easy
Distance: 4.5 km

Description

Cancelled.  Flat hike along the banks of 12 mile creek to Rodman Hall. Catch the Spring Flowers

Sat Apr 2 5

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 Apr 2 5

Cancelled - Elm St to Kinsman

9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Car Pool
Location (Google Maps): Kinsman Park Frost Road (Map 4 66.9km ) Car Pool to Grimsby Pool
Hike Leader(s): Vince Zvonar Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Strenuous
Distance: 14 km

Description

Following the main trail from Grimsby for the steep climb up the escarpment from Mountain Street. This hike can be challenging but spectacular with rocks and rustic terrain

Sun Apr 2 6

Cancelled - AGM Swayze Loop

4:30 PM-7:30 PM

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

Rockway Community Centre, Pelham Road

Hike Leader(s): Margaret Northfield Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 12 km

Description

NBTC AGM Follows at 4:00pm with bbq and cash bar. Loop Hike to Short hills and back to Rockway.

 

Sun Apr 2 6

Cancelled - AGM Rockway Area

6:00 PM-7:30 PM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Loop
Location (Google Maps): Rockway Community Centre, Pelham Road
Hike Leader(s): Karen Limardi Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 5 km

Description

NBTC AGM Follows at 4:00pm with bbq and cash bar. Loop Hike on main and side trails around Rockway.

Sun Apr 2 6

Cancelled - Niagara Bruce Trail AGM

8:00 PM-10:00 PM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: No Leader
Location (Google Maps): Rockway Community Centre, Pelham Road

Description

NBTC AGM Follows the 2 hikes schedules for the day with a BBQ and cash bar.

 

Wed Apr 2 9

Cancelled - 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): Marion Hanover 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