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 Winter Happenings
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 My Hiking Dreams For 2018
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 Where The Blazes Am I?
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 Why We Must Continue to Secure Escarpment Lands
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 When the Bough Breaks
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 Friendship Trails
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 Unwanted Guests
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 New Hikes For Beginner and Seasoned Hikers
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 Help Wanted!
Most hikers walk the Bruce Trail without ever considering the process by which a route was created. The more I learn about this process, though, the more amazed I am! The first part of the process is having land on which to put a trail. The Bruce Trail Conservancy has an aggressive land acquisition program … Read more The Value of Good Relationships