Beginning at 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.
Thurs. August 25 – Christie Lake Conservation Area – Loop Hike and Swim – 9/10 km
Meet 9:00 am at the car park on Crooks Hollow Road (1 km west of the village of Greenville). We will hike clockwise around Christie Lake. At the beach we will swim (optional) and have a picnic lunch. There is a parking fee for non-members. Bring water, snack, lunch, repellent, swimsuit and towel (NOTE: there are changing rooms). Pace: medium. Terrain: easy. Leader: Terry Rose. (905) email@example.com
Steeltown Stomp (Climb over 2,000 stairs & hike 20km)
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Bruce Trail Day 2016
City View Park (Burlington)
Hosted by: Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club (www.iroquoia.on.ca)
Date & Time: Sunday October 2, 2016, 10:00 am. – 3:00 pm. (Hikes depart 10:00 and 11:00 am. & 1:00 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. Please note that we will be using the most southerly entrance to the park. (There are two.)
From Highway #5 (Dundas St.) go south on Kerns Rd. to the most southerly entrance (second) on the east side of Kerns.
Look for our Bruce Trail Day sign at the entrance to the parking lot.
END TO END
Official Iroquoia Club End to End 2016 October 15, 16 October 22, 23
The annual Iroquoia Club End to End consists of four hikes over two
weekends and will take place on October 15, 16 and October 22, 23, 2016. The section is approximately 122.5 km. long and each hike averages 30 km. or more with one being 27.2. This is a challenging, but richly rewarding series of hikes. All hikes will start at 7:45 to 8:00 am. at predetermined locations.
A bus will take all participants to the start of the hike. Space is limited to the number of people on the bus. Volunteers will be at “check points” with water and snacks along the way. The hike will be completed independently and at your own pace, but it is expected that participants will be able to finish by 5:00 pm.
The registration fee is $45 for all four hikes, or $15 per day that you wish to 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. As part of the registration process you will receive an email with information re your hiker number, each day’s meeting point and a few guidelines.
The first day meeting location is at Mount Nemo Conservation Area (overflow parking area), on the east side of Guelph Line, north of Dundas St., Burlington. Map 10, km. 91.7. Check in is at 7:00 am. with buses departing at 7:30 am.
Please make your cheque payable to the Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club, and mail to Suzanne Macpherson
320 – 2040 Cleaver Avenue,
Burlington, Ont. L7M 4C4
Please include your phone number and email address. For further information contact Suzanne Macpherson firstname.lastname@example.org or Anne Armstrong at email@example.com or 905-337-3937. Deadline for registration is October 10, 2016.