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Niagara Bruce Trail Club

Preserving a ribbon of wilderness for everyone, forever.

One of nine VOLUNTEER clubs supporting the work of the Bruce Trail Conservancy

We have hikes for a wide range of abilities.

NBTC Hike Calendar

Register for longer distance Event Hikes

Event Hikes

Earn a Hiking Badge

Hiking Badges

Introduce Youth to Hiking

Youth Hiking

How to get started hiking

Hiking 101

Become a part of this club 

Membership

For up-to-date trail closure information

Trail Re-routes

Trail Captains - Trail Status Report

Trail Status Report

Land Stewards - Trail Monitoring Report

Annual Monitoring Report

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Latest News

 

Summer 2024 Grapevine is here!

 

Ball’s Falls Conservation Area, New Side Trail!!

 

 

QR Codes are being added to the Niagara segment of the Bruce Trail!

Read more here!

 

 

 

 

 

HEADS UP - Morningstar Mill closure!
The Morningstar Mill site (2714 Decew Rd.) will be closed to the public from June 3 until Nov. 30, 2024, to allow for the completion of a construction project.
No parking will be available on site, but the public will still be able to access the Bruce Trail, located on the side of the property.
The project includes reconstruction of the dam, construction of a new accessible viewing area in front of the Mill, repointing of the grist mill, replacing the roof on the sawmill, and a masonry repair on the barn. Foundation repairs, waterproofing, plus a roof replacement will also be completed on Miller’s House.
More details will be added as they are known.

 

CURRENT ROADWAY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT ONGOING

Please be advised that Woodend Conservation Area will be undergoing a roadway improvement project from May 27 to August 30, 2024. This project will result in an improved roadway and health and safety measures to support access to greenspace so nature can be accessible to all.

While construction is ongoing:

  • Parking is limited at the main parking area off Taylor Road.
  • The only trail that will be impacted is the Margaret Kalgeropolus as the roadway cuts through the trail.
  • Main Bruce Trail will not be impacted.
  • Additional parking at Warner Road for Bruce Trail access is available.

More info available here.

 

 

ROCKWAY NEWS: To ensure the responsible year-round management of the protected area for public access and enjoyment, NPCA has installed automated gates and paid parking will be in effect starting May 4, 2024. Rockway will always remain free to access for walk-up visitors and users who access the site by bike or other modes of active transportation.

 

 

Niagara Trail Angels are up and running again! For more info, click here

 

Mark your calendars - Niagara's 2024 Event Hike dates announced!

 

Would you like to give back to the Bruce Trail?  We have the following volunteer openings! Read more on our Volunteer page! 

  • Logistics & Supplies Coordinator
  • Land Owner Ambassadors

 

 

 

 

Bruce Trail Conservancy’s Indigenous Land Acknowledgement Statement 

The Bruce Trail Conservancy wishes to acknowledge and honour the lands of the Niagara Escarpment as the traditional territory of Indigenous peoples. In both spirit and partnership, we recognize and thank the Anishinaabek, Huron-Wendat, Tionontati, Attawandaron, Haudenosaunee, Métis, and all who provided stewardship of these lands over millennia. Recognition of the contributions of Indigenous peoples is consistent with our commitment to making the promise of Truth and Reconciliation real in our communities. We are grateful for the opportunity to live, work, and play here and thank all those who have served and continue to serve as caretakers of this special place. 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The Niagara Bruce Trail Club values and welcomes diversity. We aim to be an accessible and inclusive community that honours, respects, and reflects the various ways people connect with the Bruce Trail and the Bruce Trail Conservancy. Fulfilling our mission of preserving a ribbon of wilderness, for everyone, forever, requires the inclusion of diverse voices and perspectives. Everyone has a right to enjoy and to conserve our natural environment, and should be free to do so without experiencing discrimination. Together we must cultivate an inclusive culture and environment on the trail where people of all identities are encouraged to belong and feel valued.
Read more about the BTC's DEIB commitment here: https://brucetrail.org/about-us/#Diversity-Equity-&-Inclusion