E-Notes of The Toronto Bruce Trail Club

Celebrating 50 Years

BRUCE TRAIL QUOTATIONS   1962 -1967 Source : Bruce Trail news or  club newsletters edited by Ross McLean

“It is imperative to maintain portions of the wilderness untouched, so that a tree will rotwhere it falls, a waterfall will pour its curve without generating electricity, a trumpeter swan will float on uncontaminated water – and we may at least see what our ancestors knew in their nerves and blood.”

Bernard de Voto

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One of the nine Member Clubs of The Bruce Trail Conservancy

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December 5, 2012

Winter 2012/2013 Ski and Snowshoe Program

On winter Saturdays in 2013 the Toronto Bruce Trail Club will be offering ski and snowshoe trips to resorts across south-central Ontario. We will travel in comfortable highway coaches to resorts like Highlands Nordic, Horseshoe and Scenic Caves. Enjoy snowshoeing? Then let our experienced leaders show you their favourite winter wonderlands. Or come discover the magic of winter on skis. Glide through forests and fields on trails groomed for classic and skate skiing. Most resorts offer ski lessons. All resorts rent skis and snowshoes. So invite your friends and join us for some wonderful winter days in the woods. Beginners welcome.    Click Here for Full Details

Online registration for TBTC events.

An increasing number of hike leaders are making use of the online registration system for their hiking trips.

To ensure that you get a spot on a hike you are interested in take advantage of this quick and easy process.

Click here for a step by step description of how a member can register. Take a look and give it a try!

Bus Hikes This Coming Weekend

Please be sure to review how the program works and where to catch the bus at General Information on Bus Hikes.

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Felker’s Falls

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Devil’s Punch Bowl

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Albion Falls

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Buttermilk Falls

From Cascades and Waterfalls of Hamilton

Saturday, December 8 2012  Bus hike  (Note Departures from Clarence Square and Islington)Level II Winter Hike to Discover Four Hamilton Waterfalls  Map 7 Purchase the Map

14 km 4 km/hr Variable

Dropout, Hiking boots, Refreshments after, Pre-registration by Email to Leader. Depart 9 am, Clarence Square. Islington at approximately 9:20 am Sima Patel, essvpatel@gmail.com Did you know the Hamilton area has over 100 waterfalls? Join us as we embark on a winter hike to discover four of these hidden gems.

We will visit Buttermilk Falls, Albion Falls, Felkers Falls and Devil’s Punchbowl. Refreshment stop afterwards.

We will start the bus at Clarence Square at 9am and do a second pick up at Islington at approximately 9:20am.

News from the Halton Hills Chapter

Sunday, December 9th


Level 1, 5 – 6 km loop hike. Depart 10:00 a.m.

Work up an appetite with an invigorating Mystery Hike, followed by lunch at the St. George Bar & Grill.

Come for the hike and/or meet us at the pub at 12:00 p.m. for some Christmas cheer!

Please bring a non-perishable donation for the local Food Bank if you wish.

Please RSVP by December 2nd to Maureen Smith 905-873-9757mosmith@cogeco.ca  Leader: Heinz Rusche 905-877-3298  


We are seeking new board members to help with the duties of the club.

The Board’s mandate includes:

  • ·        managing club affairs;
  • ·        relations with the Bruce Trail Conservancy and other local clubs;
  • ·        development of the hiking, ski and snowshoe programs:
  • ·        land stewardship, conservation
  • ·        trail maintenance.

Descriptions of the Board positions and areas of responsibility can be found in the Members-only section of the website under CLUB ADMINISTRATION.

Non-members can contact the webmaster or Rebecca Waddell by email as below. If you are interested, please contact the Nomination Committee:  Rebecca Waddell, waddellrebeccacca39@gmail.com

From Treadway, December

Trimble Trail Reno by Joan Richard

During the third week of August, Credit Valley Conservation (CVC), a Bruce Trail landowner in the Caledon Hills section, undertook a major revamping of the Trimble Side Trail on the part of the trail that overlooks Forks of the Credit Road. The Trimble Trail is a very busy section and travels steeply up from the road. Erosion has been an ongoing problem. A new product called Envirolok was used. Essentially bags were filled with soil and used as a retaining wall. Plantings will conceal the wall in the future. Some steps and a boardwalk were also rebuilt by CVC. CVC used community youth, as well as their maintenance staff, for the project. We thank CVC for their commitment to repairing an important side trail in our network.  Click Here forFull December Edition of Treadway

It is imperative to maintain portions of the wilderness untouched, so that a tree will rotwhere it falls, a waterfall will pour its curve without generating electricity, a trumpeter swan will float on uncontaminated water – and we may at least see what our ancestors knew in their nerves and blood.

Bernard de Voto

The Bruce Trail Conservancy is a charitable organization committed to establishing a conservation corridor containing a public footpath along the Niagara Escarpment, in order to protect its natural ecosystems and to promote environmentally responsible public access to this UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.

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