Spring Birds and Blooms

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06/10/2024 08:30 AM

Spring Birds and Blooms

  • PaceTypes ,Leisurely,Medium
  • TerrainTypes Moderate
  • PaidOuting No

Hike open to BTC Members only.

Registration Required:

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Hosting Club: Peninsula

Location (Google Maps): Meet at the parking lot at the intersection of Highway 6 and Dyers Bay Road at 8:30 a.m. We will car pool to the Cottrill Lake ST parking area to begin our hike.

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

Pace: Leisurely, Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: ~3 1/2 KM


Join Bird Enthusiast - Peter Rasberry - for a Spring Birds and Blooms hike on the Cottrill Lake Side Trail. This should be peak time for both spring wildflowers and bird migration. The hike pace is slow and will be a “walk, stop and talk” type of hike. This provides an opportunity to identify and appreciate all that nature is offering us! The terrain is rocky but relatively flat on Cottrill Lake Side Trail. At the end of Cottrill Lake Side Trail, we will decide as a group, whether we return to our starting point by walking on Britain Lake Road, or hiking the more rugged terrain with lots of “ups and downs” on the Anne and Clayton Roberts Side Trail to the Main Trail. Both options complete the loop at the Cottrill Side Trail parking area. Distance for both options is about the same ~ 3 ½ km. Dress according to the weather. Bring snacks, water, cameras, binoculars, field guides, and insect repellent. Hike finish should be about 11:30 a.m.

Map 40. Bruce Trail Reference Guide Edition 31