Why do I have to keep my dog on a leash?
There are several good reasons for this rule.
Recently a frustrated landowner revoked his permission for our use of his land because people were not abiding by this rule.
About 60% of the Bruce Trail is owned by the conservancy. The remaining 40% is owned by landowners who generously give us access to their property so we may enjoy a walk in the woods. When the rules are broken, the have every right to take back their land.
Your dog may be quite friendly but a dog off leash can be frightening to other hikers, children and livestock. We ask that you obey the rules. Keep your dog on a leash. Enjoy the trail and allow others to enjoy it as well.