Sunday October 4, 2015
Bruce Trail Day is an annual event celebrating Canada's oldest and longest footpath, hosted by the Bruce Trail Conservancy and each of its nine Bruce Trail Clubs.
Each Club of the Bruce Trail Conservancy is hosting free guided hikes and family activities to help you explore the Bruce Trail and discover the amazing variety of life along the Niagara Escarpment.
Come and learn about our year-round hiking programs, trail maintenance opportunities, and what we are doing to establish a conservation corridor from Niagara to Tobermory.
Our Bruce Trail Day events will run rain or shine so dress for the weather and get ready for a great day on the Bruce Trail!
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Bruce Trail Day Events 2015
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For more information about any Bruce Trail Day event, visit the Club website listed, or contact the BTC at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-665-4453 ext. 29
Niagara College (Glendale/Niagara-on-the-lake Campus)
Hosted by: Niagara Bruce Trail Club (www.niagarabrucetrail.org)
Date & Time: Sunday October 4, 2015; 12 pm - 4 pm (last hike leaves at 2 pm)
Explore a reclaimed wetland on one of two short interpretive hikes lead by student volunteers from Niagara College. Or venture further along the Trail with Club volunteers, past layered rock formations and splendid views of vineyards and orchards on the flat plain below.
Interpretive hikes @ 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm
Main hike @ 2:00 pm
Meet at the "Greenhouse" at Niagara College
Glendale (Niagara-on-the-Lake) Campus
135 Taylor Road
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0
City View Park (Burlington)
Hosted by: Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club (www.iroquoia.on.ca)
Date & Time: Sunday October 4, 2015; 10:00 am - 3:00 pm (Hikes depart 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm)
Kids and adults are invited to join us for a guided hikes along the Bruce Trail overlooking one of Burlington's most scenic parks. Walk through a hardwood forest and along the Niagara Escarpment while enjoying beautiful views overlooking Burlington and Lake Ontario. Learn more about the Bruce Trail from Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club members, including our year-round hiking program and trail maintenance opportunities. This event is not suitable for persons with walking difficulties or for baby strollers. No pets please.
From QEW/ 403, exit at Brant Street and turn north, turn left onto North Service Road, turn right onto Kerns Road, drive up to the top of the escarpment to the new City View Park on the east side of Kerns Rd.
From Highway #5 (Dundas St.) go south on Kerns Rd. to the most southerly entrance (second) on the east side of Kerns.
Please note that we will be using the most southerly entrance to the parking lot. (There are two.) Look for our Bruce Trail Day Sign at the entrance to the parking lot.
Parking lot at City View Park, Burlington on Dundas St (Hwy. 5).
GPS: 43.352132, -79.862594
Limehouse (Halton Hills)
Hosted by: Toronto Bruce Trail Club (www.torontobrucetrailclub.org)
Date & Time: Sunday October 4, 2015, 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Join the Toronto Club for a short introductory hike in the Limehouse area.
Hikes will take place at 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm
Two SHUTTLE BUSES from Toronto will be available:
Bus trip is NO CHARGE but reservations are required:
No registration required if you are meeting us in Limehouse with your car.
Limehouse Community Centre: 12389 5th Line, Limehouse ON
GPS: 43.636859, -79.979818
Directions to Limehouse:
From Hwy 401 take Trafalgar Road (exit #328) north for 13 km to 22nd Sideroad. Turn left and follow for 4 km to village of Limehouse at 5th Line. Park in the lower lot of the school or next to the tall wooden fence on the south side of 22nd Sideroad. Walk over the railway bridge on your left to reach the Community Centre.
Scotsdale Farm (Halton Hills)
Hosted by: Toronto Bruce Trail Club - Halton Hills Chapter
Date & Time: Sunday October 4, 2015; 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Halton Hills Chapter of the Toronto Bruce Trail Club at Scotsdale Farm. Explore the 531 acre Niagara Escarpment Park by hiking the easy-to-walk Bennett Heritage Trail and the Maureen Smith Side Trail.
Scotsdale Farm, 13607 Trafalgar Rd N, Ballinafad, 1.7 km northwest of Highway 7
GPS: 43.687772, -79.990300
Forks of the Credit Provincial Park
Hosted by: Caledon Hills Bruce Trail Club (www.caledonbrucetrail.org)
Date & Time: Sunday October 4, 2015; 10 am - 3 pm; Last hike 2:00 pm
Join us for a fun-filled day of guided autumn hikes featuring walks to the Cataract Falls, walks around a kettle lake, and more.
Hikes: (hikes updated Oct 1 2015)
10:00 am 2.5 hour scenic hike featuring the Falls of the Cataract
10:30 am 2 hour photography hike. Bring your Camera!
11:00 am 2.5 hour scenic hike featuring the Falls of the Cataract
11:30 am 1.5 hour hike exploring the park
12:30 pm 2.5 hour hike discovering the history of the area
1:00 pm 1.5 hour hike exploring the park
1:30 pm 1.5 hour nature walk
2:00 pm 1 hour beginner hike
All hikes are introductory, as a slow to moderate pace on hilly terrain.
Meet at Forks of the Credit Provincial Park main parking lot, off McLaren Rd. 2km south of Peel Rd #24 (Charleston Side Road). McLaren Rd is 2.75 km west of Highway #10 at Caledon Village.
REDUCED ONTARIO PARKS PARKING FEE OF $5.25 PER CAR FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS IN BRUCE TRAIL DAY ACTIVITIES.
GPS: 43.82493, -80.00410
Mono Cliffs Provincial Park (Mono, NE of Orangeville)
Hosted by: Dufferin Hi-Land Bruce Trail Club (www.dufferinbrucetrailclub.org)
Date & Time: Sunday October 5, 2014, 10 am - 3 pm
Outdoor family fun, including:
PARKING will cost $5.25 for the day. Hikes and childrens' activities are free.
Take Highway #10 North from Orangeville. Turn right at Camilla on County Road #8. Go through Mono Centre to 3rd line EHS Mono. Turn left. Go North to Mono Cliffs Provincial Park Parking lot. Look for our Bruce Trail signs.
Mono Cliffs Provincial Park Parking Lot, 3rd Line EHS, 900 m north of County Road 8.
GPS: 44.046603, -80.061953
Hosted by: Blue Mountains Bruce Trail Club (www.bmbtc.org)
Date & Time: Sunday October 4, 2015; 10 am - 12 pm
Enjoy the fall colours and magnificent views of the Village at Blue, Collingwood and Georgian Bay on this free interpretive hike at the top of Blue Mountain lead by Bruce Trail volunteers.
From Collingwood travel west on First Street. Continue through the traffic lights at High Street onto Mountain Road, through the next set of lights to the new traffic circle. Take the Scenic Caves road exit and drive to the top of the escarpment to Swiss Meadows Road. Turn right onto Swiss Meadows Road and enter the first parking lot on your right.
Swiss Meadows Road, 1st parking lot
GPS: 44.49560, -80.32183
Kolapore Uplands (W of Collingwood)
Hosted by: Beaver Valley Bruce Trail Club (www.beavervalleybrucetrail.org)
Date & Time: Sunday October 4, 2015; 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
2-hour hike starting at 1:30 pm
1.5 hour hike starting at 2:00 pm
Bring friends and family and enjoy after hike treats. Details in local newspapers or call Christine Blake 705-446-9592.
Kolapore Uplands parking lot on Grey Rd 2, 5 km south of Ravenna (and 650 m south of the main Bruce Trail).
GPS: 44.422919, -80.405597
Pottawatomi Conservation Area (Owen Sound)
Hosted by: Sydenham Bruce Trail Club (www.sydenhambrucetrail.ca)
Date & Time: Sunday October 4, 2015; 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
The Sydenham Bruce Trail Club invites everyone to join us at the Springmount Information Centre, Pottawatomi Conservation Area. This beautiful area is owned by Grey Sauble Conservation Authority and features Jones Falls. The cliffs give excellent views to Owen Sound and the Pottawatomi Valley. We will wander through several forest types and see spectacular standing rock formations.
At 1:30 pm, a 4 km hike will be offered around the Merle Gunby Loop and following the Niagara Escarpment along the Bruce Trail. Shorter hikes exploring the Pottawatomi River and Jones Falls are offered throughout the afternoon.
Refreshments will be served. Bring water, outdoor clothes, sunscreen, and your sense of adventure for this fun outing.
Pottawatomi Conservation Area parking lot and Grey Bruce Tourist Information.
Enter off Highway 6, just north of Highway 21.
GPS: 44.56096, -80.9912
Lion's Head (between Wiarton and Tobermory)
Hosted by: Peninsula Bruce Trail Club (www.pbtc.ca)
Date & Time: Sunday October 4, 2015, Meet at 9:40 am, Hike at 10:00 am
Part of the Bruce Peninsula Outdoor Festival, October 2-4, 2015
Join us for a ‘pothole' hike to Lion's Head Lookout returning via the Geodetic Point on the 45th parallel starting at 10:00 am. Visit some of the most curious features on the Niagara Escarpment and locate yourself exactly halfway between the equator and the north pole.
Meet at the McCurdy Parking Lot on Moore Street in Lion's Head by 9:40 for sign-in and briefing with your leader Bridget.
This hike will accommodate all levels of walking ability and tasty lunch opportunities exist in the village of Lion's Head for post-hike appetites.
McCurdy Parking Lot, Moore Street, Lion's Head
GPS: 44.990102, -81.242282
Why not make a weekend of it?
Bruce Peninsula Outdoor Festival (October 2-4, 2015) is several days of activity and presentations embracing the spectacular North Bruce Peninsula.
The theme for the 12th annual Festival is "The Year of Light" in celebration of UNESCO's International Year of Light. Visit local lightstations, hike to areas with hidden light, and in the evenings, enjoy the starlit skies.
Visit www.pbtc.ca/festival for details and registration, and Bruce Trail Day hikes information. The Festival is a pre-register event with minimal costs but the Sunday Bruce Trail Day hikes are free to all.
Looking for accommodation for the Festival? Consider staying in Bruce Peninsula National Park (http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/voyage-travel/reserve.aspx)