Hiker Initiation Program (H.I.P.) Bus Hike – Scotsdale Farm (Introductory Hike)

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05/20/2023 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Hiker Initiation Program (H.I.P.) Bus Hike - Scotsdale Farm (Introductory Hike)

  • HikeType Bus Hike
  • HikeIcon https://hikes.brucetrail.org/wp-content/uploads/formidable/7/marker_bus-hikes-2.png
  • PaceTypes Moderate
  • TerrainTypes ,Rocky,Variable
  • PaidOuting Yes

Trip Information
Departure Time: 08:30
Return to City Time: 16:30
Departure Point: York Mills Bus Pickup

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Hosting Club: Toronto
Category: Bus Hike
Location (Google Maps): Scotsdale Heritage Farm

The Bus will depart from the north side of York Mills Road just east of Yonge Street in front of the York Mills Centre opposite the Shell gas station. Look for the yellow school bus.
Several other groups depart from this location so verify that it is the Bruce Trail Bus before boarding.

Hike Leader(s): Tom Swales,George Lennon, Tanya Cora, Danny Pivnick Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

Pace: Moderate
Terrain: Rocky, Variable
Distance: 7 - 12 km


Join us for an introductory hike suitable for beginners at scenic Scottsdale Farm near Georgetown. We will hike on the Bruce Trail and side trails in the area for a distance of 10-12 km. Bruce Trail Reference Guide Map # 13

We will be on the trail for around 4 hours, so bring lunch, snack and at least 1.5 L of water. We'll hike a circular route on trails which include the main Bruce Trail, Bennett Heritage Trail,  and Maureen smith Side Trails. Expect variable terrain with a few hills, rocky spots. Hiking Boots are strongly recommended. Bring gear appropriate for the weather conditions of the day. Toronto Bruce Trail Club hikes go rain or shine. Those that want a shorter hike will have an option of a 7  km hike.

The Bus Fare will be provided at the reduced rate of $20.00 (to be prepaid online by credit card upon registration).  Children under 12 are free. Please note that participants are required to wear a mask on the bus.

This introductory hike is part of the 2023 Hiker Initiation Program hosted by Toronto Bruce Trail Club (TBTC).  An information webinar will be held Monday May 15th at 6:30 PM where TBTC hike leaders will speak on reasons to hike, the Bruce Trail, our hiking activity program, biodiversity, and how to enjoy the trail responsibly.  If you are new to hiking and/or the Bruce Trail consider registering for this presentation. You may register for the Webinar here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fc7gzs0DQNaKZBLT4iod6w

Members are encouraged to bring a friend that have expressed interest in hiking but haven't had the chance to hike with the club.

We'll have a refreshment stop in Georgetown before heading back to the city.  We expect to arrive back at York Mills Subway by 4:30 depending on the traffic.