Winter Happenings

I always find November a particularly difficult month. With each day that passes, the world gets colder and darker, and all I want to do is hibernate. It’s why I look forward to seeing the Caledon Hills Bruce Trail Club’s winter hike and event schedules, because they’re always guaranteed to get me out, enjoying fresh … Read more

Badlands Are Back!

People love the Badlands in Cheltenham, Ontario. I know this because I’ve received lots of emails, particularly over the past few months, asking about when the site will re-open so that they can visit it again. It’s easy to understand why people are so eager: it’s a spectacular and unique looking landscape of undulating hills … Read more

My Hiking Dreams For 2018

By Guest Blogger Ross McLean Kristina Zeromskiene in the spring Caledon Comment mentioned her pleasure in “viewing new beautiful sections of Trail, and touring newly acquired properties for the first time.” I share her passion to experience new trails across Bruce Trail lands. I began to think about my personal dreams for 2018 hikes, and … Read more

Where The Blazes Am I?

One day last fall, I missed a turn on the trail, and added at least 20 minutes to my hike. I know better: when you get to a junction on the trail, make sure you find the trail marker that will show you which way to turn. I also know that you’re supposed to make … Read more

Why We Must Continue to Secure Escarpment Lands

By Guest Blogger Ross McLean In June 2017, the Bruce Trail Conservancy (BTC) received its largest land donation, 230 acres at Cape Dundas in the Bruce Peninsula.  The donor was invited to explain his rationale for this gift at the fall 2017 BTC Donors’ Night. He began with a photo entitled “Pale Blue Dot”.  It … Read more

When the Bough Breaks

By: Heidi Bischof and Joan Richard You may not have given much thought to how the trail is kept hiker-friendly, or perhaps you thought it happened in much the same way the shoemaker’s elves in the fairy tale worked their overnight magic. While sometimes it does seem like magic is involved, in reality, the trail … Read more

Friendship Trails

I recently learned that the Bruce Trail Conservancy (BTC) is a member of the World Trails Network (WTN). The WTN is an organization that aims to connect the world’s diverse trails by bringing together trail associations, trail advocates, walkers, hikers, and people passionate about the outdoors from around the world. Its goal is to foster global … Read more

Unwanted Guests

I’m a little embarrassed to say that I don’t know the names of most of the weeds that I pull from my suburban garden.  It’s getting a little easier to identify them, though, because with all the rain we’ve had lately, there seems to be more of them reaching the flower stage (I suppose a … Read more

New Hikes For Beginner and Seasoned Hikers

With spring well underway, the Caledon Hills are buzzing with bees and the Caledon Hills Bruce Trail Club (CHBTC) is buzzing with lots of activity!  April was jam-packed with our Annual General Meeting, Earth Day Event, and Baton Hikes. The summer looks like it’s going to be just as full because we’ve got lots of hikes planned, … Read more

Help Wanted!

As you may know, an organization like the Bruce Trail Conservancy (BTC) relies greatly on the efforts of volunteers. As such, the Bruce Trail Clubs are always in need of volunteers! Currently, we have a number of opportunities that might be of interest to BTC members.   #1 Secretary We are looking for someone with good organizational and … Read more

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