Balsam Wetland

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02/28/2024 09:00 AM

Balsam Wetland

  • HikeType Register in person the morning of hike.
  • PaceTypes Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr
  • TerrainTypes Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing
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Hosting Club: Blue Mountains
Category: Register in person the morning of hike.
Location (Google Maps): Hike meets in the parking lot behind Tim Hortons on First St. in Collingwood.

Hike Leader(s): Kelly-Leigh Thomas Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 6 km


This is a linear hike involving a car shuttle. Starting at the BTC parking lot off Cty. Rd. 91, we will head east along the blue blazed trail to join the former Duntroon View Side Trail (now a white blazed trail), passing deep crevices along the way. The trail follows along the locally dubbed "Walker Walkway'' adjacent to the Duntroon Quarry where operations are clearly visible. We will then enter the newly acquired Balsam Wetlands Nature Reserve where we will meander our way through mixed forest until we reach the gently rolling hills of the cross-country ski network. We follow this trail to a dense pine forest and out to farmers fields. Bring a snack and water. Please be prepared with icers’s or snowshoes. Map 22 Ed. 30