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

President’s 2018 New Year’s Message

By Guest Blogger Bob Ferguson, CHBTC President Happy New Year everyone!   As we look ahead to 2018 it’s a good time to reflect on the many successes from the past year, and take a fresh look at the challenges of next year. One of the highlights of 2017 for me was to attend the Bruce … Read more

2017 Volunteer Appreciation Picnic

On Sunday, June 4th, the Caledon Hills Bruce Trail Club (CHBTC) held its 11th annual Volunteer Appreciation Picnic, and no surprise that it turned out to be another successful club event! The forecast for the day during the week leading up to Sunday was ominous, with thunderstorms predicted to arrive right at lunchtime. However, we … 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

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

Lots To Do At The 2017 CHBTC AGM!

Many of us have heard the term Annual General Meeting, or AGM, but not really understood what it was.  Simply put, an AGM is where the members of an organization get together at a business meeting to elect board members, make decisions, and review reports on the organization’s activities of the past year.  If you’ve … Read more

Exceptional Contributions

From it’s beginning, the Bruce Trail Conservancy (BTC) has, and continues to, rely on the numerous hours and efforts of many volunteers for its exceptional success. While every volunteer plays an essential role in supporting the Bruce Trail, some are able to go above-and-beyond, or make great contributions over many years. The BTC presents a … Read more

Tuesday Hikers Don’t Miss a Step

Our Tuesday Hikers always have something to be proud of.  In 2016, though, one of their accomplishments was offering a Tuesday hike just about all year round!

This was only possible because of the hike leaders who stepped forward to plan hikes and fill openings in the schedule.  Last year, the Tuesday Hikers were fortunate to have more hike leaders come on board, which was thanks in part to the Hike Leader Training course.

Our records for this hiking group give us some interesting insights into last year’s hikers and the hiking season.  It turns out that the hot and dry summer weather kept hiking attendance numbers low, but then hikers took advantage of the beautiful fall hiking weather, when we saw weekly Tuesday hike attendance in the mid 20s, with a couple of Tuesdays numbering in the low 30s!  The popularity of the Tuesday hiking group has grown, with 2016’s weekly attendance averaging 18.

Among the Tuesday Hikers’ other accomplishments in 2016, were that most of those participating in Tuesday hikes were also Bruce Trail members, and that this group raised $846 for the Bruce Trail Conservancy through their loonie fund.

For more stories and info on this enthusiastic hiking group, check out their page on our website!

Info from:  Rob Martin

Photo Credit:  Doris Harper

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Hike Leader Training courses are conducted for the Caledon Hills Bruce Trail Club by Hike Ontario periodically throughout the year.  Interested in becoming a hike leader for any day of the week?  Watch our website for upcoming opportunities.

The Value of Good Relationships

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

President’s 2017 New Year’s Message

By Guest Blogger Bob Ferguson, CHBTC President Happy New Year to all present and future Members of the Caledon Hills Bruce Trail Club! 2017 is a big year!  Canada is celebrating it’s 150th birthday and the Bruce Trail Conservancy is starting another phase of it’s 50th Anniversary.  And all of us can celebrate another year … Read more

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