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Bruce Trail: Iroquois | Sydenham Lookout to Smokey Hollow Waterfall

The weather is slightly more agreeable with us this weekend. It snowed some more late on Thursday but it seems enough people were out and about yesterday that our trek isn’t quite as exhausting today. We start out at Sydenham Lookout and make our way east along Sydenham St. The trail cuts across the boulevard […]

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Bruce Trail: Iroquois | Governors Road to Sydenham Lookout

Here’s the second half of our trip yesterday, to save our legs from the trail breaking exhaustion through all this snow. We got another 5-8cm overnight but today is still much nicer with sunshine though bitter cold. Off north we go straight up through conservation land. The trail takes a right and follows along below […]

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Bruce Trail: Iroquois | Tiffany Falls Conservation Area to Governors Road

There are a few snow storms and squalls blowing through Southern Ontario this weekend, which is really putting a damper on our hiking plans. We decided to cut one of our predefined sections in half, and spread it over two days to save our legs. We carefully made our way back to Tiffany Falls parking […]

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Bruce Trail: Iroquois | Mountain Brow Park West to Tiffany Falls Conservation Area

A-hiking we will go despite negative double digits and a biting wind from the northeast! From the top of the escarpment we head west from Mountain Brow Park West on Concession Street. We’re navigating on our this morning as the Bruce Trail app is currently taking us on an unblazed path through some side streets. […]

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Bruce Trail: Iroquois | Felker’s Falls Conservation Area to Mountain Brow Park West

Another blistery cold day. The temperature is lower than yesterday but there’s less wind and more sun so it almost makes up for it. We start out on the other side of Felker’s Falls as the trail follows the top of the escarpment. Felker’s Falls Conservation Area isn’t all that large on this side and […]

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Bruce Trail: Iroquois | Lewis Road to Felker’s Falls Conservation Area

Today started with a vertical climb up Lewis Rd side trail to the mid-escarpment again so we could continue along the Bruce Trail towards Hamilton. We pass McNeilly Rd, which we just drove down. This is now Vinemount Conservation Area. There’s a railroad clearing above us on the escarpment but no trains passed while we […]

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Bruce Trail: Iroquois | Grimsby to Lewis Road

Here we go on to the second club of the Bruce Trail. Iroquois is one of the longer sections at about 120 kilometers. We leave our parking at Grimsby Lion and head up Gibson St. The snow plays tricks on us and we follow some footprints until we realize this is a lawn, not the […]

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Bruce Trail: Niagara | Kinsmen Park to Grimsby

This is the end of the Niagara section! 1 club down. 8 clubs to go. This is also trip 7 of 67, so over 10% complete now. When we first set out today I thought the trail went down the stairs at Kinsmen Park. Which usually means we have to climb back up again. I […]

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Bruce Trail: Niagara | Ball’s Falls Conservation Area to Kinsmen Park

This is trip 6 of 67 for our Bruce Trail end to end challenge. We left off at Ball’s Falls Conservation Area yesterday. It was a little crowded by the time we got back around noon, so we took the opportunity to explore it better this morning with no one around. The Bruce Trail crosses […]

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Bruce Trail: Niagara | Rockway Conservation Area to Ball’s Falls Conservation Area

Heck yes hiking. It’s soo good to be getting outside again. Today we pick up where we left of at Rockaway Conservation Area. It’s a lot easier going with the slightly cooler temperatures this weekend. No mud! Rockway Conservation Area is a pretty little forested trail. There is a side trail heading north in to […]

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Bruce Trail: Niagara | Short Hills Provincial Park to Rockway Conservation Area

Today is our fourth trip along the Bruce Trail. We’re still in the Niagara section, over halfway through now. We hiked from Short Hills Provincial Park to Rockaway Conservation Area. My tracking app is still being a piece of shit. At the 2km mark, Samsung Health told me I only traveled 0.67km. Um, yeah, no. […]

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Bruce Trail: Niagara | Brock University to Short Hills Provincial Park

This is our third trip on our mission to complete the Bruce Trail this year. Today we start up again at Brock University and make our way to Short Hills Provincial Park. Last night it rained, then froze. So to begin we were slipping on a sheer layer of ice over the sidewalk. Fortunately today […]