Hike Schedule for September

Membership is not required to join the Club’s organized hikes. New hikers are always welcome. If you need help in how to get to the start of a hike or for more information, contact the hike’s leader.

Consider completing the Beaver Bites Side Trail Hikes to earn a badge this fall!

See October Hikes for more great hikes.

Hikers on the Bruce Trail in the Beaver Valley. Photo Marg Yaraskavitch 2015.
Photo © M. Yaraskavitch, 2015.

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*** Three asterisks denotes Beyond the Beaver Valley for hikes where we explore other Club sections of the Bruce Trail.

Sat. Sept. 1

Falling Water Trail Loop Event

Join us for our biennial one day 31.1 km challenge, down, up and around the Beaver Valley to earn the beautiful Falling Water badge. To register see Falling Water Badge Event.

*** Wed. Sept. 5

Boyne Valley to Enchanted Forest

Dufferin Hi-Land: Map 20: T=ModerateP=Medium.  Meet 10 am at the parking lot at km 29.4 of the Dufferin Hi-Land section on the 1st Line E, just south of Dufferin 17, (N44.148246°, W80.118529°) See on Google Maps. We will then carpool to the start of an 8.8 km hike starting at km 20.6. We will visit several short side trails to lookouts. Register with leaders: Bruce King and Val Jones 519-922-2198.

Fri. Sept. 7

Beaver Valley Orchard and Cidery Tour + Hike

Duncan Crevice Caves/Pinnacle Rock

Map 25: T=ModerateP=Medium.  Join us for a hike, then a tour to learn about the cider making process and to enjoy a tasting! Fee $4.00. Meet 10 am at the Duncan Crevice Caves parking lot, km 33.3 on the 9th Sideroad near Duncan. (N44.423216°, W80.469565°) for a 4.5 km hike in-and-out followed by the tour/tasting. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the Cidery grounds. Register with leader: Glenda Collings 519-694-7691 or gcollings@rogers.com.

Sat. Sep. 8

Margaret Paull Side Trail Loop

Map 24: T=EasyP=Medium.  Meet 1:30 pm at the parking area at the end of 6th Line, north of Grey Road 119 at km 13.7 (N44.484137°, W80.386155°) for a 4.5 km loop hike. Learn about the formation of the flowerpots near the trail. Register with leaders: Catherine Miller and Cliff Katchaluba 519-924-0660.

Sun. Sept. 9

Kids Hike

South of Sligo

Map 27: T=EasyP=Leisurely.  Meet 2 pm on the shoulder of Sideroad 16C, access from 7th Line only, (N44.437418°, W80.564526°) for a fun kids hike of approximately 2 km (1 to 2 hours) with stops to explore the trail and for nature activities. The hike is geared towards kids ages 4 to 10 and kids must be accompanied by an adult. Hiking boots or running shoes are required. Bring water and a snack. No pets please. Register in advance with leader: Tina MacPhail tinamacphail@gmail.com.

*** Tues. Sept. 11

Walters Falls Loop

Sydenham: Map 29: T=ModerateP=Medium.  Meet 10 am at Walters Falls Inn parking lot, km 11.4, (N44.488844°, W80.710927°) for a 5 km loop hike. Optional lunch at the Inn to follow. Register with leader: Dale Burgess 519-538-4510 or dalejohnburgess@yahoo.ca.

*** Sat. Sept. 15

Skinner’s Bluff/Bruce’s Caves

Sydenham: Map 35: T=ModerateP=Medium.  Meet in Meaford at 9 am in the Meaford Hall parking lot, to carpool to Bruce’s Caves, Sydenham map km 164.6, near Wiarton. (Alternatively, make arrangements with the hike leader to meet at the trail head.) Hike a 9 km loop to see magnificent views across Colpoys Bay along Skinner’s Bluff, returning along the side trails to explore the dramatic Bruce’s Caves. Bring lunch and water. Register with leader: Margaret Yaraskavitch 705-888-7686. Call or text.

*** Sat. Sept. 22

Boyne Valley

Dufferin Hi-Land: Map 20: T=Moderate/StrenuousP=Medium.  Meet 9:30 am at the parking lot on the east side of County Road 19 (Prince of Wales Road) south of the southern end of the Prince of Wales Side Trail (N44.100049°, W89.137339°) for a 21 km loop hike of the main trail and the Prince of Wales, Primrose Loop and Oliver Creek side trails. Bring lunch, snacks and sufficient water. Register with leader: Maureen McFarland at maureen.mcfarland@gmail.com or 647-918-4180.

Sat. Sept. 29

Duncan Crevice Caves

Map 25: T=Moderate/StrenuousP=Medium.  Meet 9:30 am at Metcalfe Rock parking on 10th Line near km 27.9. We will hike to the top of Metcalfe Rock and then join the Check Grant side trail and return on the mail trail via Pinnacle Rock enjoying the fall colours. Distance is approximately 10 km. Bring snacks and water. Register with leader: Ruth Hayworth 416 558 8944 or gar.worth@yahoo.com.

Sun. Sept. 30

Bruce Trail Day! Metcalfe Rock

Map 25: Join us for free short introductory hikes at 10 am and 1 pm to help you explore the Bruce Trail and discover the amazing variety of life along the Niagara Escarpment. Enjoy goodies as you learn about our year-round hiking programs, trail maintenance opportunities, and what we are doing to establish a conservation corridor from Niagara to Tobermory. The event runs from 9 am to 3 pm.

Visitors to our booth will receive a complimentary seed packet. And you can receive a free copy of the Bruce Trail Reference: Maps and Trail Guide with the purchase of a new membership (while supplies last).

Directions to Metcalfe Rock parking lot: 100 m south of where the main trail crosses the 10th Line. (N44.416209°, W80.443558°) See on Google Maps.