Dufferin Bruce Trail Club is one of the nine member clubs in the Bruce Trail Conservancy and is a non profit organization that is operated by volunteers. The club members are Stewards of the Bruce Trail and side trails; here is a list of our activities.
- Organize Hikes and events
- Maintain and build the Dufferin Hi-Land trail section
- Public Education
- News Letter production and Web Site maitainance
- Landowner relations
- Land stewardship
For information on being a Voluteer – HERE
2015 Spring Hi-Land Views News Letter and Hike Shedule HERE
News and Events
April 25 Humber Valley Heritage Trail Hike
Due to a section of trail being impassable, this hike has been shortened from 15 km to 8 km. The meeting place has also changed. Please meet at 9:30 on Castlederg Road, where the trail and the Humber River cross the road. There will be a slight delay to allow time for others who aren’t aware of this change to be redirected to the Castlederg Road meeting place.
Full information is posted on the General Hikes page.
50th Anniversary event
The Dufferin Hi-Land Bruce Trail Club is celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2015.
We will stage special events to celebrate and promote the trail to the community.
You, your family and friends are invited to participate in the following events.
50 km Hi-Land Challenge – Sunday, June 21
The Dufferin Hi-Land Bruce Trail Club and the Bruce Trail Conservancy will be organizing this one day 50 km event to celebrate the Club’s 50th Anniversary and to raise funds for the BTC and the protection of the Niagara Escarpment. Registration and pledge administration will be provided by the Conservancy. Dufferin Hi-Land BTC will offer our usual fabulous check point refreshments and hiker support, including first aid.
Family oriented activities will be held on the Mono Community Centre grounds in the afternoon.
Participants will meet at Mono Community Centre, be bussed to Dufferin Road 21, then hike back to Mono Centre via Main Trail, Walter Tovell Side Trail and Laidlaw Side Trail. Participants can hike the full 50 km or form a relay team of 2 to 4 hikers with each team member hiking part distance, then handing off to another at any of the checkpoints.
Participants/teams are asked to raise a minimum $500 in pledges for donation to the Bruce Trail Conservancy (BTC). A personal web page will be set up to facilitate the fundraising and tax receipts will be issued for all donations of $20 or more.
Participants will earn a special badge, as well as an event souvenir. A celebration/dinner will be held at the Community Centre following the hike.
The funds raised will go towards BTC’s Anniversary Goal to secure, steward and make available to the public 5,000 additional acres of Niagara Escarpment landscape containing the Bruce Trail by 2017.
Further information on this event is posted on the Bruce Trail Conservancy website at BruceTrail .org
Dufferin Hi-Land Highlight Hikes
This series of 11 short (2-9 km) hikes, mostly loops, totaling 50 km provides opportunities for all levels of hikers to experience some of the most scenic walks along our section of the main Bruce Trail and its many side trails. HIKES
Anyone who completes all 11 hikes during 2015 can register their accomplishment by emailing Carl Tafel at firstname.lastname@example.org and be recognized with a certificate and newsletter listing.
Dufferin Hi-Land End-to End Events
In our 50th Anniversary year we will offer two ways to explore the full Dufferin Hi-Land section of the main Bruce Trail. In addition to our Fall Classic Two Day End-to-End, we will be providing an easy-going, family-friendly six hike series in May-June. Hikes will average 9-10 km in length at a pace suitable for hikers of all ages and levels. Look for details on the General Hikes page of this site in mid-March. A special 50th Anniversary End-to-End badge will be available for hikers who complete the full Dufferin Hi-Land section in 2015, through these events or who submit a log detailing their own hikes to complete the section.
Mark your calendar:
Winter Badge snowshoe hikes:
January 17, 2015: Daytime hike
January 31: Full Moon hike
February 21: Daytime hike
March 7: Full Moon hike