Event Hikes

Event hikes allow you do hike longer distances without having to carry a lot of supplies or do a lot of driving.  The club provides a bus to take you to the beginning of the hike.  You then walk back to your car.  Along the way there are check points providing a light snack and refreshments.  As everyone's nutrition needs are different, we still recommend that you carry water and a light snack.  Once you have completed an event hike, you will be rewarded with a badge.  The cost of the badge, bus and refreshments is included in the nominal fee.

Fort-to-Fort, April (2018 date to be announced)

Hike the entire length of the Niagara Parkway, from Fort George to Fort Erie, over two days.  Enjoy approximately 25KM each day of beautiful river scenery.  Small hills involved but mostly paved paths with some road walking.  

Registration is $30 ($20 for one day)

 

Niagara End-to-End - Victoria Day Weekend

Cover this historic 80KM section of the Bruce Trail over three days enjoying panoramic views of vineyards, orchards and Lake Ontario.  Rocky sections, heavily wooded areas and remnants of historic settlements   - the Niagara section has it all.

Registration is $40 for the entire weekend ($35 for 2, $20 for 1 day).

 

Laura Secord Hike - June (2018 date to be announced)

Enjoy a part of our Canadian heritage by hiking along the Bruce Trail from Laura Secord’s Homestead in Queenston to DeCew House in Thorold.  We are sure this 30KM hike was a challenge for Laura in a long dress and no Nikes but we never heard any complaints.  Follow her lead and rise to the challenge.

Check in by 5:45am at DeCew House.  The bus will take you to Queenston to start your trek.  The hike takes between 5 and 7 hours to complete depending on your pace.

Registration is $25.

Steel Town Stomp - September (2018 date TBA)

Steel Town Stomp is a collaboration between Niagara Bruce Trail Club and Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club.

Climb over 2000 stairs along the Hamilton Escarpment (made up of 6 sets of stairs Chedoke-289, Dundurn-329, James-232, Wentworth-500, Kenilworth-387 and Uli’s-358) and hiking 20 KM along the Bruce Trail Chedoke, Radial Trail and the Escarpment Rail Trail back to the beginning.  Strong fitness levels required. There are no dropout points.

 

Registration is $25.  Fee covers 2 check points and a badge.

Merritthon, Saturday, November 11, 2017

(Celebrate this Remembrance Day by taking a walk along an historic route)

William Hamilton Merritt was creator of the Welland Canal.  The Merritthon is a trek approximately 45km along the first historic canal route.  The hike begins at Port Colborne, follows the Welland Canal and moves onto the Merritt Trail in St Catharines to finish in Port Dalhousie.  You can expect to keep pace with giant laker ships, see industrial remnants, murals and enjoy woods and streets along the way.

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Registration is $30.  Fee covers bus transfers, snacks, water check points and a badge! 

Event Co-ordinator:  Margaret Northfield

Email: margaret.northfield@gmail.com   Phone: 905-324-2707