Niagara

Join us for a hike! Registration required:

All hikes available to BTC members. Some hikes are open to non-members.

Read hiker guidelines >

TIP: The calendar view displays up to 7 hikes on a day, but often there are more. Click “More events” to see them all.

To view all Bruce Trail Conservancy Hikes click here

< 2024 >
July
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
June
1
2
3
4
5
6
  • Car Pool New Badge! Niagara E2E Hike #2
    8:00 AM-12:00 PM
    07/06/2024

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Car Pool
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Louth Conservation Area (Map 4) East of km 51.4. Enter from Staff Ave N43. 121706 W79.351235
    Carpool back to Quarry Rd.

    Hike Leader(s): Lauren Doig Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Strenuous
    Distance: 15.3

    Description

    Bring snacks and plenty of water.  Poles are recommended. Be prepared for the weather.

  • 9:30 Summer 2024 Black History Series: Chloe Cooley Commemorative Hike #1 of 4
    9:30 AM-11:30 AM
    07/06/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: In and Out
    Location (Google Maps):

    Hike Leader(s): Karen Couch Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 7-8 kms

    Description

    This hike will take participants to the place where Chloe Cooley’s brave act of resistance, changed the course of history in NOTL and Canada. 9 JUL 1793 saw the passing of an Act that set the stage for the great freedom movement of enslaved African Americans known as the Underground Railroad. This hike will take us along the General Brock Side Trail (GBST) and on then on the Niagara Parkway (NP). The GBST’s terrain is hilly/moderate, whereas the NP is flat/easy.  On the return we will go through the Village Of Queenston and take the new sets of stairs up the escarpment, which some consider steep.

    For more information about Chloe Cooley click on the link below.

    https://www.canadapost-postescanada.ca/blogs/personal/perspectives/chloe-cooley-black-history-month/

    PLEASE NOTE: Hikes are offered by volunteers who have committed to their own learning to be able to offer informative and contemplative hike experiences. These hikes are open to all and offered in a spirit of mutual leaning and inclusion.

    This hike counts as 1 of 3 required hikes in the Summer 2024 series for the Black History badge. Look to the August schedule for more hikes in this series.

     

    A parking fee applies or use your Niagara Falls Parking Pass. See below for information on how to order (allow at least 2 weeks for delivery by mail).

    https://www.niagaraparks.com/visit-niagara-parks/plan-your-visit/parking-pass/

7
8
9
10
11
12
  • Urban Niagara-on-the-Lake Tour
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    07/12/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Urban
    Location (Google Maps): Park on King St near Center St, just outside of Veterans Memorial Park, Niagara-on-the-Lake

    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 different neighbourhoods, trails and parkland throughout Historic Niagara-on-the-Lake.

    Moderate pace with some weeks entirely on sidewalks and roads while others may include a mix of trails and paved pathways. Great way to build up endurance for longer more strenuous hikes.

    Prepare for cooler windy conditions on open parkland and along Lake Ontario and Niagara River trails.

    Plan to stay for conversation and a warm cup of coffee or tea at Sweets & Swirls, Community Centre, Niagara Stone Road, NOTL

    Robin & Margaret

13
14
  • Youth Hike Heartland Forest Junior hike
    2:45 PM-4:00 PM
    07/14/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Youth Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Heartland Forest

    Hike Leader(s): Heather Howkins Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 1k

    Description

    Join us for a fun stroll through the forest as we search for turtles, dragonflies and butterflies. Finish the walk with a stop at the playground.

    This hike is aimed at ages 2 to 10. Adults to accompany children and registration is to be completed for all attending.  The trail is accessible for all to enjoy.

    We will meet in front of the Nature Centre. Please bring bug spray, sunscreen, hats and water.

     

15
16
  • Loop 8:00 Long Hike Wiley Road Short Hills
    8:00 AM-10:30 AM
    07/16/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Niagara

    Location (Google Maps):

    Short Hills Wiley Road Entrance

    Hike Leader(s): Alan Laver

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    10km

    Description

    Explore Short Hills and the majestic side trails of Scarlett Tanager, Hemlock. Swayze Falls and Terrace. Register for each hike

    Bring Poles, Sunscreen, bug spray water, snack, and dress for the weather

  • Car Pool Niagara E2E #1- New Badge
    8:30 AM-12:00 PM
    07/16/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Car Pool
    Location (Google Maps): Park in Woodend Conservation, Taylor Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake

    Hike Leader(s): Margaret Northfield Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 15.5km

    Description

    Earn the new E2E badge by completing the Niagara Section of the Bruce Trail in 5 hikes.    This series will run each Tuesday morning for 5 consecutive weeks.  If you are unable to attend all the hikes you can keep a log and complete the missed hikes at another time.  You will still be able to earn the badge once all the sections are complete.  Badges will be available for purchase at the end of the 5th hike. $10 for members, $15 for non members.

    This is a carpool hike.  Please arrive 15 minutes early so we can arrange carpooling.  Driving is voluntary but we encourage all hikers to take their turn to help out.  Bring water and a snack.  The hikes go rain or shine. Poles, weather appropriate clothing, sturdy hiking shoes and bug spray are recommended.

    We will carpool to Queenston Heights (paid parking) and hike back to the cars at Woodend Conservation.

  • 9:15 Short hike – Pelham Road, Short Hills
    9:15 AM-10:45 AM
    07/16/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Niagara

    Location (Google Maps): Pelham Road entrance, Short Hills Provincial Park

    Hike Leader(s): janet davey Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 6 kms

    Description

    Hike the main and side trails in Shorthills Provincial Park. Bring hiking boots, water, sunscreen and bug spray. Please help prevent the spread of invasive species by cleaning your boots following the hike. Please check yourself for ticks following the hike.

17
18
19
20
21
  • 10:00 Malivoire Wine Co Hike and Wine Tasting Experience
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    07/21/2024

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Loop
    Location (Google Maps): Park at Malivoire Wine Co 4260 King St, Lincoln ON

    Hike Leader(s): Sam Rutherford Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 5 kms

    Description

    We will hike a loop on the main trail from Malivoire Wine Co to the Margaret Reed Side Trail at Cave Springs Conservation Area and back to Malivoire Wine Co by 11:30. Upon return we will enjoy a private structured wine tasting led by one of the knowledgeable and friendly winery staff from 11:30 to 12:00 noon. The cost for the tasting experience is $12.00 per person. Please bring your $12.00 with you as I will collect it prior to the tasting to simplify the payment to Malivoire Wine Co. Thank you.

22
23
  • Loop 8:00 Long Hike Wiley Road Short Hills
    8:00 AM-10:30 AM
    07/23/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Niagara

    Location (Google Maps):

    Short Hills Wiley Road Entrance

    Hike Leader(s): Alan Laver

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    10km

    Description

    Explore Short Hills and the majestic side trails of Scarlett Tanager, Hemlock. Swayze Falls and Terrace. Register for each hike

    Bring Poles, Sunscreen, bug spray water, snack, and dress for the weather

  • Car Pool Niagara E2E #2- New Badge
    8:30 AM-12:30 PM
    07/23/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Car Pool
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at the entrance to DeCew House Heritage Park, Thorold

    Hike Leader(s): Margaret Northfield Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 14.4km

    Description

    Earn the new E2E badge by completing the Niagara Section of the Bruce Trail in 5 hikes.    This series will run each Tuesday morning for 5 consecutive weeks.  If you are unable to attend all the hikes you can keep a log and complete the missed hikes at another time.  You will still be able to earn the badge once all the sections are complete.  Badges will be available for purchase at the end of the 5th hike. $10 for members, $15 for non members.

    This is a carpool hike.  Please arrive 15 minutes early so we can arrange carpooling.  Driving is voluntary but we encourage all hikers to take their turn to help out.  Bring water and a snack.  The hikes go rain or shine. Poles, weather appropriate clothing, sturdy hiking shoes and bug spray are recommended.

    We will carpool to Woodend Conservation and hike back to the cars at DeCew House.

  • 9:15 Short hike – Pelham Road, Short Hills
    9:15 AM-10:45 AM
    07/23/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Niagara

    Location (Google Maps): Pelham Road entrance, Short Hills Provincial Park

    Hike Leader(s): janet davey Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 6 kms

    Description

    Hike the main and side trails in Shorthills Provincial Park. Bring hiking boots, water, sunscreen and bug spray. Please help prevent the spread of invasive species by cleaning your boots following the hike. Please check yourself for ticks following the hike.

24
  • 9:00 Merritt island loop
    9:00 AM-11:00 AM
    07/24/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Loop
    Location (Google Maps): Merritt Island Welland

    Hike Leader(s): Heather Howkins Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 9k

    Description

    We will meet in the parking lot and walk a loop along the Island crossing over the tracks to return to  main street. This is an easy hike with open areas. Please dress for weather and bring water, sun screen and bug spray.

    We will have some social time for coffee at the end of hike for those that would like to join.

25
26
  • Urban Niagara-on-the-Lake Tour
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    07/26/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Urban
    Location (Google Maps): Park on King St near Centre St at the entrance to Veterans Memorial Park, Niagara-on-the-Lake

    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 different neighbourhoods, trails and parkland throughout Historic Niagara-on-the-Lake.

    Moderate pace with some weeks entirely on sidewalks and roads while others may include a mix of trails and paved pathways. Great way to build up endurance for longer more strenuous hikes.

    Prepare for cooler windy conditions on open parkland and along Lake Ontario and Niagara River trails.

    Plan to stay for conversation and a warm cup of coffee or tea at Sweets & Swirls, Community Centre, Niagara Stone Road, NOTL

27
28
29
30
  • Loop 8:00 Long Hike Wiley Road Short Hills
    8:00 AM-10:30 AM
    07/30/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Niagara

    Location (Google Maps):

    Short Hills Wiley Road Entrance

    Hike Leader(s): Alan Laver

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    10km

    Description

    Explore Short Hills and the majestic side trails of Scarlett Tanager, Hemlock. Swayze Falls and Terrace. Register for each hike

    Bring Poles, Sunscreen, bug spray water, snack, and dress for the weather

  • Car Pool Niagara E2E #3- New Badge
    8:30 AM-4:00 PM
    07/30/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Car Pool
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Louth Conservation Area, Staff Rd, Lincoln

    Hike Leader(s): Margaret Northfield Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Strenuous
    Distance: 21.5km

    Description

    Earn the new E2E badge by completing the Niagara Section of the Bruce Trail in 5 hikes.    This series will run each Tuesday morning for 5 consecutive weeks.  If you are unable to attend all the hikes you can keep a log and complete the missed hikes at another time.  You will still be able to earn the badge once all the sections are complete.  Badges will be available for purchase at the end of the 5th hike. $10 for members, $15 for non members.

    This is a carpool hike.  Please arrive 15 minutes early so we can arrange carpooling.  Driving is voluntary but we encourage all hikers to take their turn to help out.  Bring water and a snack.  The hikes go rain or shine. Poles, weather appropriate clothing, sturdy hiking shoes and bug spray are recommended.

    We will carpool to DeCew House and hike back to the cars at Louth Conservation.

  • 9:15 Short hike – Pelham Road, Short Hills
    9:15 AM-10:45 AM
    07/30/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Niagara

    Location (Google Maps): Pelham Road entrance, Short Hills Provincial Park

    Hike Leader(s): janet davey Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 6 kms

    Description

    Hike the main and side trails in Shorthills Provincial Park. Bring hiking boots, water, sunscreen and bug spray. Please help prevent the spread of invasive species by cleaning your boots following the hike. Please check yourself for ticks following the hike.

31
August
August
August