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					A notice to all hikers. Following a few simple guidelines
will help make your hiking more
pleasurable.
Be honest with yourself when judging the length,
speed and difficulty of the hike you wish to attend
If in doubt, call the leader.
• Always carry I.D. and your Health Card.
• Dress in layers suitable for the weather.
• Hiking boots and raingear are essential.
• Stay with the group when hiking. Don’t go ahead
or fall behind.
• Please follow any instructions given by the leader.
• Bring food and water.
• Stay around for a few minutes at the end of the
hike to see if you are needed to drive other hikers
back to their cars.
• If bad weather is forecast, call the leader.
Remember, all of our leaders are unpaid volunteers.
You are invited to attend, but do so at your own risk.

All map and kilometer notations are from the 26th
Edition of the Bruce Trail Reference Guide, unless
otherwise stated.
Please judge your abilities appropriately according
to the hike ratings:
Pace speed of hike
Slow ………...............0.0 2.5 km/hr
Moderate….................2.5 3.5 km/hr
Medium…..................3.5 4.5 km/hr
Fast…….…................4.5 5.5 km/hr
Very fast…….............5.5 km/hr +
Difficulty of terrain:
Mostly flat and easy, good footing…….................1 2
Normal, some hills and poor footing….................3 4
Strenuous, hilly and poor footing…….….............5 6
Difficult, very hilly, rocky, poor footing................7 8
Most rugged, very hilly, very rocky,
Bad footing…………..………………….............9 10
Weekly Hikes
Every Wednesday Night – Walk for Health and Fun (1.5hrs at a Fast Pace)
Climb the steps and walk the streets and trails of West Hamilton.Meet at 7:10pm at the corner of
Mohawk and Upper Paradise in the Westcliffe Mall parking lot (near Food Basics). Come along
for a brisk, aerobic walk.Hike is cancelled if there is heavy rain. Starting in April (when evening
daylight returns), we will start hiking sections of the Bruce Trail as well. Leader: Paul Lewis –
(905) 331-8600 or email: outdooractive@hotmail.com

Every Thursday - Grimsby Hikes
Thursdays 7:00 PM 1.5 hours. Meet at Lions Club Pool Parking Lot - off Main St., just west of
Mountain St. lights. Hike cancelled in Poor weather. Hike Difficulty Med. Wear appropriate foot
wear and bring water. Sometimes uneven terrain, hike routes to be varied. Optional pub stop
after hike. Leaders: Carol and Randy 289 235-9480

Every Friday Night – Burlington Waterfront 2hrs.
Meet at 7:30 pm in the Lakeshore Road parking lot just east of the Waterfront Centre and
restaurant for a brisk walk along Lake Ontario, to the canal and back. Hike is cancelled due to
poor weather. Med. 2 Leader: Lorne Carruthers. For information call Paul Lewis at 905-331-8600
or outdooractivehotmail.com

GENERAL HIKES

Tue. March 1 Younger Than Springtime #1 1.5 - 2 hrs
Meet at 7:00 p.m. in D’Alesio’s grocery store parking lot at the corner of Greenhill Ave. and Mt.
Albion Rd. in east Hamilton. We’ll do a loop walk in Red Hill Valley. Med. 4. Wear boots. Optional
pub stop. Leaders: Richard and Susan Reble at 905-560-9556 before 9:00 p.m.

Sat. March 5 - Historical Grimsby Beach & Waterfront Trail - 2 – 2.5 Hr
Meet 10:00 am at the Lions Pool in Grimsby for historical walk and talk. Pub Lunch following hike.
Med-3. Leaders : Carol Taylor 289-235-9480 Bruce Manion 289-235-9192 .

Sun March 6- Waterdown, Theatre Hike 10 km,
Do one, two or all three! Meet at 8:30 in the Municipal Parking lot beside the Village theatre on
Dundas Street (Hwy 5) in Waterdown. We will walk to Smokey Hollow and hike to Kerncliff Park
and back. Bring water and a snack. Some rocky sections. Following the hike we will eat lunch at
the Royal Coachman. Then with a change of footwear we attend the 2:00 pm Matinee
performance of the comedy play “The Clean House”. Cost of the performance is $15 for hikers.
You can order tickets ahead of time (mention the BT Conservancy) at
www.villagetheatrewaterdown.ca or take your chances and purchase tickets at the door. The
directors and some of the cast will be joining us for the hike. Come for just the hike, the hike/lunch
or hike/lunch/theatre! Medium 3. Leader: Connie Rusynyk c.rusynyk@sympatico.ca 905 689
2203
Tue. Mar. 8 Younger Than Springtime #2 1.5 - 2 hrs
Meet at 7:00 p.m. on Forest Ave. in Hamilton’s Corktown along the block just east of Ferguson St.
for loop walk in the escarpment area. Forest runs one way east from John St. Med. 2. Optional
pub stop. Leaders: Richard and Susan Reble at 905-560-9556 before 9:00 p.m.


Sat. Mar. 12 Rattlesnake Point-Crawford Lake loop approx. 10 km. 3.5 hrs.
Meet for 9 a.m. departure in the upper parking lot of Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area on
Appleby Line west of Milton (Bruce Trail Map # 11). Conservation area admission fee of $ 6.25
per person ($5.25 for 65 +) unless you have annual pass. No car pool required Pub stop lunch to
follow. Mod. - 4. Any questions, call or e-mail no later than Friday daytime before hike. Leader:
Gary Wrathall 905-681-6167 (Burlington) gary.wrathall@sympatico.ca

Sat. March 12 - Toronto Section – 21km
No dropout, End to End #1 of 3, Hiking boots, No dogs, Pub stop after. Depart 8:30 am, Km 21.5,
map 12. Limehouse School parking lot on 22 Sdrd. Ron Granger, (519) 485-0879 7-10 pm
We car pool to Km 0.0 map 11 and hike back through Hilton Falls Conservation Area, Speyside
and Limehouse Conservation Area. Fast- 6


Sun. March 13 Chedoke Falls 10km
Meet at 10.00am in the parking lot for Chedoke Golf Course in Hamilton (Aberdeen Ave). We will
hike the railtrail passing many waterfalls and then through the Iroquoia C.A. Kathy and Brian
(905)632- 8934.
Tue. Mar. 15 Younger Than Springtime #3 1.5 - 2 hrs
Meet at 7:00 p.m. on Elm St. in the parking lot of Grimsby’s Lion’s Club Outdoor Pool for a loop
hike to Beamer’s Falls Conservation Area. Med. 5. Wear boots. Optional pub stop. Leaders:
Richard and Susan Reble at 905-560-9556 before 9:00 p.m.

Sat. March 19th Escarpment Escape - 16km.
Meet at 9:00 am at the corner of Casablanca Blvd. & Main Street (former Hwy #8) just west of
Grimsby. Car pool to Devil's Punchbowl and hike back. Optional pub stop after. Fast - 6.
Leader: Deirdre Donnelly 905-692-3950 or email at: deirdredonnelly@execulink.com


Sun. Mar. 20 ‘March to the Drum(lins)’ 9 km. 3 hrs.
Hike the hills of the LaFarge Trail in Flamborough. Meet for 9 a.m. car pool departure at corner
of Concession 6 West and Middletown Road. Directions: North on Hwy 6 from Hamilton, then left
on Concession 6 West (opposite a Pioneer gas station) for seven kilometres. Car pool to hike
start. Pub stop lunch to follow. Mod. - 5. Any questions, call or e-mail no later than Friday
daytime before hike. Leader: Gary Wrathall 905-681-6167 (Burlington)
gary.wrathall@sympatico.ca


Tue. Mar. 22 Younger Than Springtime #4 1.5 - 2 hrs
Meet at 7:00 p.m. in the parking lot at Hutchie’s on Van Wagner’s Rd. in east Hamilton for a
there-and-back walk through Confederation Park. Med. 2. Wear boots. Optional pub stop.
Leaders: Richard and Susan Reble at 905-560-9556 before 9:00 p.m.
Sat. March 26 - Oakville 16 Mile Creek, 9km.
A hike in the valley. Meet at 10am at the corner of Neyagawa Blvd and River Glen Blvd. From
QEW go north on Dorval to Upper Middle Rd,then right to Neyagawa then left to River Glen.
Optional stop at Tim Hortons for lunch after the hike. Hike cancelled if bad weather. Med-3. Call
for info if needed. 6-9pm Mon-Fri. Leader: Marie (905) 689-6446.

Sat. March 26 – Limehouse – 22km
No dropout, End to End #2 of 3, Hiking boots, No dogs, Pub stop after. Depart 8:30 am, Km 44.1,
map 14. Parking where the main trail meets Heritage Rd. Ron Granger, (519) 485-0879 7-10 pm
We shuttle to km 21.5, map 12, and hike back through Scotsdale Farm and Silver Greek
Conservation Aera. Fast-7

Sun. March 27 - Guelph Line to Smokey Hollow - Approx. 11 kms.
Meet at 9:30 am. at the parking lot in Smokey Hollow on Mill St. in Waterdown, south of Highway
5, Km.70.8. We will carpool to Guelph Line, north of Highway 5 and hike back. Bring a lunch and
icers. Moderate-5. (Some hills and rocky sections) Map 9. Refreshment stop after. Leader-Anne
Armstrong -905-337-3937

Sun. March 27 Christies C.A. 10km
Meet at 10.00a.m. at the Optimists Parking lot at Greensville. We will complete a circular hike
into Christies C.A. Kathy and Brian (905)632-8934.

Sun. March 27 - Lynn Valley Trail 22 km
Meet at 9:30am at Memorial Park, Simcoe. Hwy 24 south through Simcoe to Victoria St. to
Woodhouse Ave. to Memorial Park. We will walk from Simcoe to Port Dover on a good rail trail
and retrace our steps after lunch, looking for hints of spring. Med 2. Greg Vincent 519-579-8210
or gvincent@golden.net
Tue. Mar. 29 Younger Than Springtime #5 1.5 - 2 hrs
We’ll meet at 7:00 p.m. in the parking lot of Christ the King cathedral on King St. W. by the Hwy.
403 on-ramp in Hamilton for a loop walk through the south shore trails of Cootes Paradise. Med.
4. Wear boots. Optional pub stop. Leaders: Richard and Susan Reble at 905-560-9556 before
9:00 p.m.




THE HAPPY WANDERERS
Wear clothing suitable to the weather and proper hiking boots and hiking sticks.. Icers should be
carried. Bring lunch ,water and sun protection. Notify leader if you are attending as sometimes
circumstances dictate hike be cancelled or changed. Errol MacKenzie .mackenzie@sympatico.ca
Telephone (905)627- 9497 Dundas before 9.00 p.m. please. Map references are from 26th
edition

Monday ,7 March - Iroquoia, RBG,Borers Falls and Ray Lowes ST
Meet for 0845 exit at Parking lot on York Road, Dundas just ,west of RR bridge. Park on York
Road next to parking lot if it is blocked .Hike the Ray Lowes ST and Main Trail to Borers Falls,
back on Ray Lowes ST and on to Rasberry House ST. Map8,Loop Hike, Hilly ,Hiking boots, No
Dogs, Medium 4, +/- 14km

Monday ,14 March - Iroquoia, Crawford Lake to Rattlesnake, Return
Meet for 0930 , repeat 0930 exit at Crawford Lake Conservation Area,ConservationRoad off
Guelph Line.Map 11km 110.2. Hike the Crawford Lake ST , Main Trail , Rattlesnake Point ST.
Loop Hike, Hilly, Hiking Boots, No Dogs, Medium 4, +/-15km

Monday,21 March - St Catharines, Merritt Trail, Port Dalhousie-Glendale Avenue (A-B)
Meet for 0845 exit at parking lot , Burlington side of Hutch’s Restaurent ,Hamilton Beach.. Car
pool to St. Catharines, Penn Centre parking lot on Glendale Ave. Map 3. Hike the Merritt Trail
from Port Dalhousie to Glendale Ave. Hiking Boots , No dogs. Medium, 2 +/- 15km

Monday ,28 March - Toronto, Silver Creek Loop
Meet for 0845 exit at parking lot 401/Trafalgar Rd north east side.401 (Toronto hikers can meet
us at Fallbrook Trail at 0915) Map 13 km 36.7.Car pool to Fallbrook trail. Hike the Main trail,
Bennet Heritage ST ,Great Esker ST, Main Trail, Loop Hike, Hiking Boots, No Dogs, Medium 4 ,
+/- 15km



THE SLOWPOKES
Gentle Hikes for Gentle Folk
Note: All hikes start at 10:00 am on Wednesday morning unless otherwise stated. It is Spring
time and the early hikes may be icy and/or muddy, so come prepared with appropriate foot ware.
In the event of inclement weather, a hike may be cancelled. If in doubt, check with the hike
leader. General hike co-ordinator is Al Hutchison at 905.639.1771, email: alhutch@sympatico.ca

Mar.2 -Dundas Rail Trail 10 km
Meet in University Plaza parking lot behind the Metro and walk up to the train station and back.
Bring water and a lunch. Slow-1, Leader: Elizabeth Gregory 905.628.5633

Mar. 9 – Bayfront Park 5 km
Meet at Bayfront Park for a walk to the High level bridge/Princess Point and back. Optional lunch
☺ at nearby pub. Slow-1, Leader: Harry Marshall 905.679.4748

Mar. 16 – Chedoke Radial Ramble 8 km
Meet at the parking lot at Scenic Drive and Uppper Paradise for a loop hike to Garth St., down the
Dundurn St. steps and return by the radial trail. Section of Bruce Trail can be added for those
wishing to do a bit extra. Bring lunch. Mod-3, Leader: Bill McGuire 905.389.6194

Mar. 23- Christie Conservation Area 8 km
Meet in the parking lot on Crooks Hollow Rd. for a circular hike in Christie C.A. Bring lunch and
water. Mod-2, Leader: Elizabeth Gregory.

Mar. 30 – North Shore Trails 7 km
Meet at RBG parking lot on York Rd, Dundas. Circular walk in the trails. Slow-4, Leader: Harry
Marshall 905.679.4748




HIKERS R US
Wear clothing suitable to the weather and proper hiking boots and hiking sticks.. Icers should be
carried. Bring lunch ,water and sun protection. Notify leader if you are attending as sometimes
circumstances dictate hike be cancelled or changed. Errol MacKenzie .mackenzie@sympatico.ca
Telephone (905)627-9497 Dundas before 9.00 p.m. please.Map references are from 26th edition

Wednesday,March 2 - Cambridge Millrace Trail - +/- 12 km
Meet for 0845 exit at parking lot Hy6/401. Carpool to Cambridge surplus store, Eagle street,
Preston. Hike the Cambridge Millrace trail. Hiking Boots,No dogs, Medium - 3, Leader:Louise
Langlais llanglc401@rogers.com

Wednesday, March 9 - Iroquoia,Kilbride to Crawford Lake +/- 14Km
Meet for 0930 exit at Crawford Lake Conservation, Map 11 km105.4. some cars to Kilbride
school. Map10,Km98.5 . Hike to Crawford lake and return. In and out. Hiking boots. No Dogs.
Medium 3. Leader: Connie Rusynyk c.rusynyk@sympatico.ca.

Wednesday,March16 - Niagara Parkway - +/- 14km
A-B Hike. Meet for 0845 exit at Hamilton Beach , Burlington side of Hutchs restaurant near small
red brick building. Car pool to Dufferin Islands, Niagara Falls .Hike from Floral Clock to Dufferin
Islands, Hiking Boots, No dogs, Medium 2, Leader: Errol MacKenzie

Wednesday, March23 - Toronto, Limehouse to Silver Creek, A to B+/- 15km
Meet for 0845 exit at parking lot Hy401/Trafalgar Rd, northeast corner. Move some cars to
Fallbrook Trail, Map 13 km35.8. Hike from Limehouse Conservation Area Map12km20.5 to
Fallbrook Trail. Hiking boots. No dogs. Medium 3, Leader: Errol MacKenzie

Wednesday March 30 - Guild Inn Trails
Details later. Leader: Norm Young myoung2@sympatico.ca




Good Companions
All hikes begin at 10.00am. unless otherwise stated. All hikes are at a moderate pace. Please
wear appropriate footwear for hiking, bring water, a snack and bugspray and as always a sense
of humour. Kathy and Brian (905)632-8934. Remember that, as in life, it’s the journey that
matters, not the destination.

Wed. March 2 Hidden Valley. 10km
Meet at the parking lot off Lemonville Rd. Take Plains Rd to Howard Rd to Lemonville Rd. We will
hike through the Valley to the Toll ponds and beyond. The Spring migration should be in full
swing. Mod 3

Wed. March 9 Martins Rd. 10km
Meet at the Parking lot behind the Morgan Firestone Hockey Rink, on Jerseyville Rd. We will hike
the various trails in the area. Mod 6.

Wed. March 16 Kerncliff/Guelph Line. 10km
Meet at Kencliff Park on Kerns Rd. we will carpool to Guelph Line and hike back along Margaret
and Jack`s trail. Mod 4.

Wed. March 23 Marie Curtis Park. 10km
Meet at the Go Station at Appleby Line at 9.17.a.m. we will travel to Port Credit and hike along
the waterfront trail thro` Marie Curtis Park and the Adamson Estate to Longbranch. Valerie
Dobson will lead this hike. We will train home after. Mod 2.

Wed. March 30 Borers Falls 10km
Meet at Raspberry house parking lot in the Arboretum of the R.B.G. We will carpool to Sydenham
Rd and hike back, beautiful views. Mod 2.




MID WEEK THURSDAY HIKES
Come out and join us to view the signs of spring up close and personal as we hike. Trails
may still be icy or possibly very muddy so proper boots and who knows… icers, bugspray,
sunscreen?

All hikes are at a moderate pace with the likelihood of hills and rocky footing. Bring a
drink, snacks and lunch. No dogs, please. In the event of inclement weather please call the
hike leader. Also, feel free to call if you would like to make carpool arrangements. Hike co-
ordinator is Connie Rusynyk, c.rusynyk@sympatico.ca 905 689 2203

*Please note the special arrangements being made in advance for the April 21st hike led by
Norman Young.
Thurs. March 3 Hamilton            9 km
Meet for a 10:00 am start at the Mohawk 4 Ice Centre in Hamilton. Take Mohawk Rd easterly
towards Kings Forest where it merges with Mountain Brow Blvd. Continue towards Albion Falls.
The centre is on your right between Mohawk and the "Linc"Parkway. Also accessible from the
latter using Dartnell exit from the Pkway, Stone Church Rd and Ada Pritchard. We will carpool to
start of hike at Wentworth near the Brow. We will hike along the "rim" using the rail trail or the
blue trail along the crest of the escarpment depending on the conditions. Please bring icers
and/or snowshoes. Drink and nibbles only. Mod. 2. Leader : Bill Haartman, 905-383-6319

Thurs. Mar 10 Christie Conservation area 8 km
Meet for a 10:00 am start in parking lot on Crooks Hollow Rd in Dundas for a circular hike in
Christie C/A. Fees may apply. Icers may be necessary. Mod. 2. Leader Elizabeth Gregory 905
628 5633

Thurs. March 17 Oakville Bronte Creek Hike Approx. 10 kms.
Meet for a 10:00 am start in the parking lot of the children’s play area at the corner of Valleyridge
Dr. and Highvalley Rd. (Southwest corner of Bronte Rd. and Highway #5) We will hike some of
the trails of this new subdivision and along the eastern bank of Bronte Creek. Moderate-2. Bring a
lunch. Leader – Anne Armstrong- 905-337-3937

Thurs. March 24 Rock Chapel Ramble, approx 10 km.
Meet for a 10:00 am start near tennis courts in Dundas Driving Park, at north end of Cross
Street, for a hike using RBG & BTC trails, followed by Marion's annual soup lunch. Medium 3-4.
Leader Marion Johnson mariongjohnson@bell.net 905-628-5636.

Thurs. March 31 Dundas 10-12 km
Meet for a 10:00 am start at Dundas Driving Park on Cross St., Downtown Dundas. Ample
Parking. No dogs. Boots, icers may still be necessary. We will hike up to Dundas Peak and
round in a loop. Medium 3 Bring snack and lunch. Leader: Marion Fletcher, octother@aol.com
(905) 628-5537

**NIAGARA END TO END 2011
Our mission for 2011 is to complete an End to End on the Niagara Section of the Bruce
Trail, probably in 7 hikes. It will involve a fair amount of driving and it is requested that you
all take your turn in carpooling from Hamilton to the hikes. Please note the meeting time:
We will leave the Municipal parking lot between Hutch’s and the Lakeland Pool and Bistro
on Van Wagner’s Beach Road at 9:00 sharp. Details of the different parking areas for each
hike will be available, when required, at the meeting point. All kilometer points are taken
from the Bruce Trail Reference Edition 26.

				
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