Hockley Valley Parking Lot Gets “Spruced” Up

A big thank you to Somerville Nurseries for donating and installing 15 new Spruce trees in the Hockley Valley parking lot! These large beauties will provide a great visual screen when they grow up and out.   Photo Credits:  Carol Sheppard and Christine Elliott  

Hockley Heights Step-over

When the Town of Mono had loggers thin out some woodlots this summer, we had to re-route part of Hockley Heights Side Trail.  When it re-opened, a new gate made access difficult.  A new step-over was recently installed to keep ATVs out, but make it easier for hikers.   Thank you Fred and Norm! Info … Read more

Vandalism Hits Trail Sign

This photo taken by our volunteer trail workers shows what someone with a cross bow did to an Access sign at the start of the trail on Willoughby Rd. A disturbing bit of vandalism.   Photo Credit:  Joan Richard

Fundraiser on the Right Track!

And it’s no wonder:  even the overcast sky and occasional light rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of the 62 participants, including 6 children, aboard the Credit Valley Explorer!  We sold out our train car and raised in total $1,385 for the Bruce Trail Conservancy. The train left the station in Orangeville for a 3-hour ride down … Read more

Fall Colours End to End Popular and Successful Again

A successful event requires a lot of organization and the help of many reliable volunteers. The hikers enjoyed great refreshment stops along the way.  And everyone was in great cheer. The numbers: Hikers registered: 129 2 day badges awarded: 36 3 day badges awarded: 27 Regular section badges awarded: 5 Highlights (not in order): Colleen’s … Read more

Turnbull Side Trail Temporarily Closed

At the request of the landowner, the Turnbull Side Trail is now closed for the hunting season until December 31st. To prevent access from the Laidlaw Side Trail, we have removed the steps on the north side of the stile. We will be able to reinstall the steps following this temporary closure even if there … Read more

A Happy Bruce Trail Day!

In spite of the weather forecast, the rain held off and sun was out and shining at Glen Haffy Conservation Area on Sunday, October 2nd! The start of one of several hikes … The selfie photo booth …  Helping to build a boardwalk … Thank you to all of the volunteers, sponsors and participants who came … Read more

Bed & Breakfast Hike Outings – New Leaders Required!

For several years now Ray Matsalla and Dave Platt organized these outings, one each Spring and Fall, just having completed their thirty third outing. Originally doing it was a ‘one off’ event, and by request they continued! However, Ray and Dave have decided to retire from organizing the event and hope that somebody will come … Read more

Transfer of Palgrave Side Trail to ORTA

On September 15th, Oak Ridges Trail Association (ORTA) held the official opening of its western trailhead and new sign located beside the Bruce Trail a half kilometre south of Coolihans Road.  Several Bruce Trail members attended and shared stories about the transfer of our former Palgrave Side Trail to ORTA. photo credits:  Joan Richard

Fall Colours Train Excursion! – SOLD OUT

Sunday, October 16th, 2016 – 11:30am All the tickets for this year’s event are sold out and we still have a long waiting list. We are looking forward to seeing you on the train for this great fundraising event!

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