Frame of Mind

When I became the webmaster for Caledon Hills Bruce Trail Club (CHBTC), President Bob Ferguson asked me what my favourite part of the Caledon Hills section was.  I looked up at my dining room ceiling, hoping to find the answer there and managed to come up with something, but I really didn’t know the answer … 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

Come Celebrate Earth Day With Us

We’ve been doing lots of planning for our upcoming Earth Day event on April 22nd, and it made me wonder about the origin of this day.  I had no recollection of it growing up, so I thought either it’s relatively new or it’s just another example of how I wasn’t that aware of what was going … 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

End-to-Ends Throughout the Year

An End-to-End for a hiker of the Bruce Trail is the completion of the entire main trail on foot, after which you’ll have earned a badge to proudly announce to all that you did this!  You can also complete shorter End-to-Ends of the Bruce Trail, where you hike all of the main trail in any of the nine club sections. … Read more

Dreaming Of A Spring Getaway

It seems to be that time of year when many of us are getting cabin fever and thinking longingly about warmer weather.  Sometimes that longing results in us chasing the sun and making a winter getaway down south.  But sometimes it results in looking forward to the sun’s return and planning a spring getaway! One … Read more

On the Trail with (Almost) New Shoes

On New Year’s Day I went on my second snowshoe hike – and I loved it!  You may recall that the start to the year was a bright, sunny day, and up in the Hockley Valley, there was definitely enough snow to hike the trail with snowshoes.  I was pleasantly surprised to see that I … Read more

Spring Hikes Now Listed

While some of us are still hoping to enjoy quite a few more weeks of winter outdoor activities, I know many of you are eager to see the cold, snow and ice go.  You’ll be happy then, that Wiarton Willie (up near the trail in Wiarton!) has predicted an early spring, and we’ve just published our … Read more

The Trail From A New Perspective

There has long been an association between music and nature.  Music concerts in the park, relaxing music recorded with sounds from nature, and classical music inspired by nature are just a few of those connections.  Now, the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra (HPO) is partnering with the Bruce Trail Conservancy (BTC) in a unique event to celebrate this … Read more