The Bruce Trail

The Bruce Trail

Beginning in the south, the Iroquoia Section of the Bruce Trail hugs the ancient shoreline of Lake Iroquoia, following the winding path of the Niagara Escarpment, and forming a horseshoe around the western end of Lake Ontario. While the Trail passes through a densely populated area (the City of Hamilton), for the most part the hiker will be walking on a woodland path with only occasional glimpses of the surrounding urban sprawl. Our Trail and its surrounding natural areas are home to many species of bird, plants and animals.

The Bruce Trail Conservancy and the Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club rely on our membership to support our on-going efforts in maintaining the trail and preserving the Niagara Escarpment. Please consider a membership in the Bruce Trail Association to ensure the future of our beautiful Bruce Trail.

To become a member, please visit the Bruce Trail Conservancy  to fill out a membership application form.

IMPORTANT NEWS AND SPECIAL EVENTS

TRAIL CLOSURES & RE-ROUTES –   Click here – http://brucetrail.org/trail_changes

The City of Hamilton is resuming road work on the Sherman West Access roadway on August 7th. Work to be completed by September 31, 2018.
This will result in the closure of the Wentworth Stairs and temporary relocation of the Main Bruce Trail during the construction period.
White blazes will be installed marking the temporary reroute.
The reroute (Tobermory bound) will follow the Escarpment Rail Trail  across Wentworth Street
– Left on Fergusson Ave South
– Right on Charlton Ave East
– Left on John Street South
– Following the John Street South gravelled right of way up the escarpment until it meets the Main Trail near the top.
This temporary reroute will be in place until the Wentworth Stairs are again open to the public.

FALL NEWSLETTER & HIKE SCHEDULE – Click here – The Iroquoian Newsletter – Fall 2018

 

2018 Steeltown Stomp – Saturday, September 29th

Hike and climb over 2,000 stairs along the Hamilton Escarpment (made up of 6 sets of stairs: Chedoke-289, Dundurn-329, James-232, Wentworth-500, Kenilworth-387, & Uli’s-358) and hike 20km along the Bruce Trail, Chedoke Radial Trail & the Escarpment Rail Trail and back to the beginning.

Click here for details and to register

Bruce Trail  Day – Sunday, September 30th

Bruce Trail Day is an annual event celebrating Canada’s oldest and longest footpath, hosted by the Bruce Trail Conservancy and each of its Bruce Trail Clubs.

Join us for 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.

This year’s Bruce Trail Day will include special hands-on conservation projects on Bruce Trail Conservancy Nature Reserves.

Details to come …

Official Iroquoia Club End to End
2018 October 13, 14 October 20, 21

The annual Iroquoia Club End to End consists of four hikes over two weekends and will take place on October 13, 14 and October 20, 21, 2018. The section is approximately 122.5 km. long and each hike averages 30 km. This is a challenging, but richly rewarding series of hikes. All hikes will start between 7:45 and 8:00 am. at predetermined locations.
A bus will take all participants to the start of the hike. Checkpoint volunteers are stationed along the way with water and snacks. There is no leader – each hike will be completed independently, at your own pace. It is expected that participants will be able to finish by 5:00 pm.
The registration fee is $50 ($60 for non-BTC members) for all four hikes, or $15 for a single hike. The fee covers the cost of transportation, entry to Mount Nemo Conservation Area for two days, snacks and receiving a Waterfall badge for those who complete all four hikes. Hikes will go rain or shine.
First weekend (October 13, 14) meeting location is Mount Nemo Conservation Area (overflow parking area), 5317 Guelph Line, Milton, ON L9T 2X6. Check-in is 7:00 am. Buses leave at 7:30 am.
Second weekend (October 20, 21) meeting location is Mohawk 4 Ice Centre, 710 Mountain Brow Blvd. Hamilton, ON L8T 5A9. Check-in is 7:00 am. Buses leave at 7:30 am.
 PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER AND PAY ONLINE THROUGH EVENTBRITE.CA.
 THERE WILL BE NO CHEQUES OR CASH ACCEPTED ON ANY DAY OF THE EVENT.
 TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED IN THE NAME OF THE PARTICIPANT. REGISTRATION BEGINS JUNE 1, 2018 AND ENDS OCTOBER 3, 2018. PURCHASE TICKETS HERE For more information visit Iroquoia End to End 2018 or email iroquoiabtcevents@gmail.com. After September 4 contact the organizer by phone at 905 331-7317.

Bruce Trail BUFFS for SALE at MEC in Burlington

 

SUPPORT our club by purchasing an Iroquoia Bruce Trail Buff.  ONLY available IN STORE at MOUNTAIN EQUIPMENT CO-OP on Brant St,  in Burlington ON.   Lots of great colours to choose from!   Thanks to MEC for their support.