Special Events & Challenge Hikes

Special Events & Challenge Hikes

All hikers are welcome to join our Special Events & Challenge Hikes.

If you are not already a Bruce Trail Conservancy (BTC) member, we encourage you to consider becoming a member. Your membership would support the GOAL of the BTC set forth over 50 years ago: A corridor of protected land along the Niagara Escarpment and the PLAN set forth at that time: Build a footpath to show the public the need for Escarpment protection.


Summer Solstice Hikes

Celebrate the Summer Solstice on June 15, 2024 with our new hikes!

FOREST BATHING

  • What is forest bathing? This Japanese practice is a process of relaxation;  known in Japan as shinrin yoku. Not simply a walk in the woods, it is the conscious and contemplative practice of being immersed in the sights, sounds and smells of the forest.
  • For more information and to register: Summer Solstice Hike # 1 – Forest Bathing

iNATURALIST SUMMER SOLSTICE HIKES

  • Hike through the Pine River Nature Reserve while learning how to use the iNaturalist App
  • Help the Bruce Trail protect endangered/at-risk species, monitor existing species, identify invasive species that need to be removed, and learn about the plans to enhance and enrich biodiversity
  • Registration opens May 15
  • For more information: iNaturalist Summer Solstice Hike #2 (10 am start) and  iNaturalist Summer Solstice Hike #3 (2 pm start)

GEO Hike

  • Why are there cliffs in Mono Cliffs park?
  • Are there any fossils?
  • This leisurely hike will make many stops to look at rocks and talk about the geological history of the area.
  • Don’t forget to bring your camera!
  • For more information: Summer Solstice Hike #5 – GeoHike

 


Dufferin Hi-Lands Boyne Valley 25K Challenge Hike

UPDATE FOR THE HIKE! 

The Boyne Valley 25K Challenge Hike is October 19, 2024!

This is a loop hike, hiking south beginning and ending at km 28.3. A detailed map will be handed out at the start. There will be one checkpoint along the route where snacks and water will be available. Please bring your own refillable water bottle. There will be hotdogs and snacks at the finish line along with photos taken with your new accomplishment!

Registration is required. (Children under the age of 12 may not register due to the strenuous nature of this challenge.)

Participants will earn the Boyne Valley 25 K badge.

More information will be posted closer to the date.


Dufferin Hi-Land 1 Day End-to-End

Dufferin Hi-Land End to End Badge

UPDATE FOR THE HIKE!

The White Trillium badge is now available to hikers who complete their own 1 Day E2E of the section. You will need to submit an electronic log that shows your hike (start and finish on the same day) and purchase the badge following the procedure described on the badge page (see link below).

  • Information on DHBTC badges at https://dufferinbrucetrailclub.org/dufferin-bruce-trail-club-badges/
  • The section now begins at Mono Centre and ends at Lavender at the intersection of Centre Rd and Mulmur/Nottawasaga Townline.
  • Mono Centre: Park at Mono Community Centre – follow Mono Centre Rd from Hwy 10 or from Airport Rd.  (Google maps link for Mono Community Centre)
  • Lavender: Take County Rd 124, north from Hwy 89, take 30 Sideroad east to Centre Rd, then north to the Townline Rd. The section ends at this intersection, but you will need to park at Lavender Cemetery, about 0.5 km east of the intersection. (Google Maps link for  Lavender Cemetery)

Dufferin Hi-Land Two-Day End-to-End

This hike will be held again next May so visit back in the new year for more information and registration. Join us for two days of hiking the rolling hills of Dufferin County. Enjoy the spring flowers while earning your Red Trillium Badge. Hike distances are approximately 29km on Day 1 and 26km on Day 2.