Sauntering on the Bruce Trail

By Guest Blogger Stew Hilts, with an Introduction by Ross McLean ***** Stew Hiltz’ career at the University of Guelph combined the physical sciences of conservation with the social sciences of rural planning. Upon his retirement, he moved north and became active with the Beaver Valley Bruce Trail Club. He is currently the head of … Read more

Put Some Spring Into Your Step

It might have seemed too early to think about our spring hike schedule when it was published a few weeks ago, but with all the rain and warmer temperatures we’ve had, filling the air with the scent of spring, it’s getting a lot easier to think about moving on to the next season! Our hike … 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

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

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

What’s a Hike-a-thon?

This October is the fourth year that the Bruce Trail Conservancy (BTC) is running a hike-a-thon. Curious about the concept of hike-a-thons, I took a stroll through the internet to see who else was doing them. The results were interesting, in that while I got quite a few hits from clubs around North America, almost … Read more

Fabulous Fall Hikes

It’s hard to imagine when it’s so hot and humid out, but we’ve just listed our fall hikes!  However, with fall getting us back to school and more hectic timetables, now’s the time to take a look at the hike schedules, pick the ones you want to go on, and get them into your schedule. … 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

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