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  • Loop Woodend to Fireman’s Loop
    9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    12/02/2023

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Loop
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at the entrance to Woodend Conservation Area, Taylor Rd, Niagara-on-The-Lake.

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 10-12km

    Description

    Hike around Woodend and into the Fireman’s Park, looping back to Woodend.  Bring water and a snack.

  • Register 9:00 Niagara Glen Hike
    9:00 AM-12:30 PM
    12/02/2023

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Register
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Niagara Glen Nature Centre parking lot, 3050 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls. This is located between the Whirlpool Golf Course and the Niagara Botanical Gardens, on the river side of the Niagara Parkway. Parking fees may apply.

    Hike Leader(s): Dan Wilson Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Strenuous
    Distance: 10km

    Description

    Hike deep in the Niagara Gorge, along stairways cut into the rock and rugged paths that wind through this pristine pocket of Carolinian Forest. View ancient geological formations and fossils dating back millions of years, while hiking along the turbulent rapids of the Niagara River. This is a strenuous hike and there is a chance hikers will get wet. Bring icers, gaiters and hiking poles, if necessary. Dress appropriately.

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  • Car Pool 9:00 am NBTC Side Trail Challenge #1 – General Brock
    9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    12/04/2023

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Car Pool
    Location (Google Maps): Park at Butler’s Barracks (enter from John Street)

    Hike Leader(s): Robin Garrett Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Brisk
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 12.5 km

    Description

    Carpool to the southern cairn. This hike follows the Niagara River from Queenston Heights, down the escarpment and all the way to Butler’s Barracks in Niagara on the Lake. Mainly paved trail with a small portion through a wooded area. Required photos include: Brock’s War Monument, view of Lewiston Bridge, Niagara River, War Memorial, McFarland House. Participate in all 9 scheduled hikes in the NBTC Side Trail Challenge or hike the side trails on your own. Submit your photos to collect the NBTC Side Trail badge.

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  • Urban Niagara-on-the-Lake Tour
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    12/08/2023

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Urban
    Location (Google Maps): Meet on King St near Centre St at the entrance to Veteran’s Memorial Park

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 5-6km

    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

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  • Car Pool 9:00 am NBTC Side Trail Challenge #3 – Wetland Ridge, Niagara College, Margaret Kalogeropoulos & Lock 24
    9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    12/11/2023

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Car Pool
    Location (Google Maps): Woodend Conservation Area. Park in the first parking area off Taylor Road

    Hike Leader(s): Robin Garrett Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Brisk
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 11.6 km

    Description

    Meet at Woodend Conservation Area and carpool to Sobey’s and pick up the main trail at Glendale & Mountain Street. Hike to Lock 24 First Welland Canal side trail; continue on the Main Trail to the Wetland Ridge side trail, in and out along the Niagara College side trail; back along the Wetland Ridge side trail until it meets the main trail; Margaret Kalogeropoulos side trail and back to the main trail. Bring poles and prepare for muddy conditions. Required photos include: plaque commemorating Lock 24, outdoor classroom, First Nations, Métis & Inuit garden, constant gardener bench, wood duck nesting box, lime kiln ruins, and Margaret Kalogeropoulos side trail sign. Participate in all 9 scheduled hikes in the NBTC Side Trail Challenge or hike the side trails on your own. Submit your photos to collect the NBTC Side Trail badge.

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  • Car Pool 9:00 am Side Trail Challenge #4 – Bert Lowe
    9:00 AM-12:30 PM
    12/13/2023

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Car Pool
    Location (Google Maps): Park at Sobey’s, Glendale Ave and carpool to Decew House Heritage Park km 31.2 Main Trail

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

    Pace: Brisk
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 15 kms

    Description

    Park at Sobey’s, Glendale Ave and carpool to Decew House Heritage Park km 31.2 Main Trail (N 43.107568º, W 79.249598º)
    Cross the road and follow Bert Lowe ST until it reaches Main Trail at km 20.8
    Take the Main Trail back to Sobey’s at km 21.9

    Photos: Murals painted on the back walls of buildings going uphill by flight locks, City of Thorold Water Tower,
    Hiking Tunnel under 406

    Participate in all 9 scheduled hikes in the NBTC Side Trail Challenge or hike the side trails on your own. Submit your photos to collect the NBTC Side Trail badge.

    http://niagarabrucetrail.club/wp/niagara-side-trails/

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  • Urban Niagara-on-the-lake Tour
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    12/15/2023

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Urban
    Location (Google Maps): Meet on King St near Centre at the entrance to Veteran’s 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

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  • In and Out 9:00 am NBTC Side Trail Challenge #5 – The Twelve
    9:00 AM-11:30 AM
    12/18/2023

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: In and Out
    Location (Google Maps): Park off Glendale Avenue between Riverview Blvd & Twelve Mile Creek

    Hike Leader(s): Robin Garrett Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Brisk
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 11 km

    Description

    This hike follows the east bank of Twelve Mile Creek to downtown then back and continues on the side trail towards Brock University until it meets the Main Trail and then back. Counts towards the NBTC Side Trail badge. Required photos include: Graffiti under the bridges, Twelve Mile Creek, Pedestrian bridge over Hwy 406. Participate in all 9 scheduled hikes in the NBTC Side Trail Challenge or hike the side trails on your own. Submit your photos to collect the NBTC Side Trail badge.

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  • 9:00 am Side Trail Challenge #6 – Morningstar, Black Walnut, Rim of Africa
    9:00 AM-11:30 AM
    12/20/2023

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Loop
    Location (Google Maps): Park at Morningstar Mill

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

    Pace: Brisk
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 12.2 kms

    Description

    Park at Morningstar Mill and take Morningstar ST until it reaches the Main trail. Go left on the Main trail, down
    the escarpment and cross over Laura Secord Bridge. Continue on Main Trail until you reach Black Walnut Side Trail. Take Black Walnut Side Trail and continue until it rejoins the Main trail at km 37.8. Continue on trail which is also called the Rim of Africa Friendship Trail until it reaches the Black Walnut Trail, forming a loop. Retrace the path along the Main Trail back to where it reaches Morningstar Side Trail. Take Side Trail back to car.

    Participate in all 9 scheduled hikes in the NBTC Side Trail Challenge or hike the side trails on your own. Submit your photos to collect the NBTC Side Trail badge.

    http://niagarabrucetrail.club/wp/niagara-side-trails/

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  • Urban Niagara-on-the-Lake Tour
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    12/22/2023

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Urban
    Location (Google Maps): Meet on King St near Centre St just outside of Veteran’s Memorial Park, Niagara-on-the-Lake

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 5-6km

    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

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  • 9:00 am Side Trail Challenge #7 – Rockway, Louth, Staff, Midway, Lower Falls
    9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    12/27/2023

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Loop
    Location (Google Maps): Park at Rockway Conservation Area Parking Lot

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

    Pace: Brisk
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 11.5 kms

    Description

    Take Rockway ST to the end.
    Hike back to where it meets the Main Trail @ km 47.9
    Take Main Trail until it meets Lower Falls Side trail. Take Lower Falls Side Trail until it meets main trail again then continue up Midway Side Trail until it meets the Main trail again. Take Main trail up the hill until it meets Staff Ave Side Trail. Take Staff Ave Side Trail out and back. Then take Louth Side trail until it meets Main Trail at km 51.2. Turn right and follow Main trail back to Rockway.

    Participate in all 9 scheduled hikes in the NBTC Side Trail Challenge or hike the side trails on your own. Submit your photos to collect the NBTC Side Trail badge.

    http://niagarabrucetrail.club/wp/niagara-side-trails/

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  • Urban Niagara-on-the-Lake Tour
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    12/29/2023

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    Hosting Club: Niagara, Peninsula
    Category: Urban
    Location (Google Maps): Meet on King St near Centre St, at the entrance to Veteran’s 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

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