Looking for a distance and strength challenge? Earn a Steeltown Stomp badge! Climb more than 2,000 steps along the Hamilton Escarpment (six sets of stairs) and hike upwards of 20 km. Strong fitness levels are required. Registration is $25, covering snacks provided at two checkpoints and the badge. Registration and further details are found on […]
A convenient, fun and safe way to challenge yourself and hike the full 122 km Iroquoia section of the Bruce Trail. The annual Iroquoia Club End to End consists of four hikes over two weekends. Registration begins June 1, 2019 and ends October 5, 2019. This is a challenging but richly rewarding series of hikes. […]
By: Joseph Delaney, hiker and poet in Grimsby, Ontario Silence Then a whisper from the wind Dead leaves chattering beneath fallen limbs In the air Snow flakes glisten Silence Then a stirring from the breeze The birds are chirping at the wind Dancing with the trees Quietly The growing of a distant cry Harsh winds […]
By: Lyne Desforges & Helen Kwon Registered Holistic Nutritionists www.cestlaviewellness.ca It’s that time of year when we put on the extra layer of thermals to keep us warm on the trails. But did you know that there is another way to keep our body warm and comfortable during our hike? Thanks to the power of […]
There are ongoing needs in the areas of special events (such as our yearly end-to-end hike), our Annual General Meeting, publicity and fundraising. Please submit an online application to get involved!
Excellent news…the purchase of the Fisher’s Pond Nature Reserve was completed in December 2018, permanently preserving 87 acres of significant Niagara Escarpment habitat in Burlington. This was made possible with funds from generous BTC donors. Click here for more information.
Guest Blogger: Kelly Watt is a writer, walker and the author of Camino Meditations. She walked the Camino de Santiago in 2008, and leads meditation walks on the Bruce Trail. Ever since Hippocrates claimed that ‘walking is man’s best medicine,’ the physical benefits of walking have been well documented. But lately science has been focussing […]
By Lyne Desforges Registered Holistic Nutritionist www.cestlaviewellness.ca The Japanese call it shinrin-yoku, which translates literally to “forest bath”. So what exactly is forest bathing? Quite simply, it is being immersed in nature and connecting with it through all five senses: sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch. By engaging with your surroundings, you get closer to […]
By Lyne Desforges Registered Holistic Nutritionist www.cestlaviewellness.ca There are many benefits to exercising. Hiking is a great way to get your body moving and your spirit soaring. The human body works best when it is moving. However, after long hikes or excessive exercising, there may be some discomfort including muscle soreness and leg cramping. Leg […]