Ferns and Wildfolowers

Share this hike!
View Calendar
07/29/2023 10:00 AM

Ferns and Wildfolowers

  • PaceTypes Leisurely
  • TerrainTypes Moderate
  • PaidOuting No

Hike open to BTC Members only.

Sorry, the registration cut-off time for this hike has been reached.

Hosting Club: Peninsula

Location (Google Maps): Meet up at the south end of Cathedral Drive at the entrance to Hope Bay Nature Reserve. Map 37 (Bruce Trail Reference Guide 30th Edition) There is a small parking lot here and roadside parking available. Carpool if possible.

Hike Leader(s): Marg Glendon Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

Pace: Leisurely
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 7.5 km


Ferns are one of the oldest living groups of plants. Along the Bruce Trail at Hope Bay Nature Reserve, you will find many different ferns and wildflowers. Hike with Lynn Allen and Hamish Duthie, botany enthusiasts, to learn more about wildflowers, ferns and fern habitat. This is a slow-paced hike, covers some uneven terrain, and may include periods of standing when we are introduced to a fern on the trail. The hike distance is about 7.5 km. Bring your camera, binoculars, water, lunch and notebook (optional). There are no  facilities here. Facilities are available at Hope Bay municipal parking area. Working on your PBTC Fern Badge? This is a great hike for you! After the hike, you may want to celebrate with an ice cream or swim at nearby Hope Bay. Please contact me if you have questions or would like to request some extra support during the hike.