Merritthon (New Limited Edition Badge

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11/11/2023 6:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Merritthon (New Limited Edition Badge

  • HikeType Event Hikes
  • HikeIcon
  • TerrainTypes Easy
  • PaidOuting Yes

Registration Required:

Registration Costs
Members - $50.00
Child Members - $50.00
Non-Members - $60.00
Child Non-Members - $60.00

Sorry, the registration cut-off time for this hike has been reached.
Please Note: Refunds are only allowed up to 10 days before this hike

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Event Hikes
Location (Google Maps):

Port Dalhousie Heritage District, Public Parking Lot St Catharines

Terrain: Easy
Distance: 45


Celebrate the 200 year anniversary of the Welland Canal and earn a New Limited Edition Badge. We will award 100 Badges this year and 100 Next Year
Looking for a distance challenge? We invite Hikers, Runners, joggers Walkers and Strollers
The Merrithon is a long distance hike from Port Colborne to Port Dalhousie along the welland Canal. This is a self-guided hike along mainly paved trail.
A Map of the trail can be found at under the Merritthon badge

Everyone who completes the route and goes through all of the checkpoints will earn the Limited Edition Prestigious Merritthon Badge

Fee: $50 includes Bus transport to start of hike, checkpoints, badge and helps to support the Bruce Trail Conservancy in its mission to preserve a ribbon of wilderness, for everyone, forever.

BUS LEAVES AT 7:00 SHARP. Late arrivers will need to check in and make their own way to Port Colborne

BUS Leaves at 7:00 Sharp. Late arrivals must make their own way to the start after checking in at Port Dalhousie

Check in: At Port Dalhousie Parking Lot St Catharines from 6:40. Buses will transport hikers to Port Colborne.

Route: Follow the yellow blazes from Port Colborne to Port Dalhousie back to the parking lot
What to bring: Bring your own water and snacks. Wear comfortable sturdy shoes and dress for the weather.

Extra water and snacks will be available at the checkpoints.

COVID Safety Precautions: Please note the precautions before, during and after your hike…


What if it rains? This is a rain or shine event.

What if I need to drop out? Trail Angel's will be available from the checkpoints.

How long will it take to finish? We estimate that the hike will take between 8 and 9 hours. If you do not reach the last checkpoint by 4:00pm you will have to withdraw

Is my ticket/registration transferable/refundable? yes. Refundable up to 10 days before event but not transferrable. Please let us know if you cannot make it.

Contact: Alan Laver 416 303 5613