Merritthon (New Limited Edition Badge
- HikeType Event Hikes
- HikeIcon https://hikes.brucetrail.org/wp-content/uploads/formidable/7/marker_other-2.png
- TerrainTypes Easy
- PaidOuting Yes
Members - $50.00
Child Members - $50.00
Non-Members - $60.00
Child Non-Members - $60.00
Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Event Hikes
Location (Google Maps):
Port Dalhousie Heritage District, Public Parking Lot St Catharines
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 http://niagarabrucetrail.club/wp/badges/ 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… https://brucetrail.org/pages/explore-the-trail/hike-schedule.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 416 303 5613