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Register for Hiker Initiation

New to Hiking? Join the Toronto Bruce Trail Club's Spring 2017 Hiker Initiation Program

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For those who would like to know more about hiking the wonderfully scenic trails in Southern Ontario, the Toronto Bruce Trail Club is offering a Hiker Initiation Program (HIP) again this year. The program has three parts:

  1. Thursday May 25, 6:30 - 8 pm. An overview of the ins-and-outs of hiking, presented by experienced hike leaders from the Toronto Bruce Trail Club. This session will be held in the Auditorium of the Central YMCA at 20 Grosvenor Street (west of Yonge Street between College and Wellesley).

    YMCA Map & Directions

  2. Saturday May 27, 2 - 4 pm. A visit to the Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) store at 400 King Street West (east of Spadina) for an in-depth look at hiking equipment including boots, socks, clothing, backpacks, poles, water containers, and other hiking accessories.

  3. Sunday June 11.A scenic 10 km loop hike on the Bruce Trail at Scotsdale Farm near Georgetown. A bus to Scotsdale Farm will leave Islington at 10 am. The bus fare is $10.00 per person. Hiking boots are strongly recommended. Please note that dogs are not permitted on the hike. We will be on the trail for about 4 hours, so pack a lunch and enough water for the day. We will be back in the city by 5 pm. A separate hike will be offered beginning at 10 am for those who prefer to drive to Scotsdale Farm.
Other than the $10.00 bus fare, there is no charge for the program. Register early as the number of course participants that can be accommodated is limited. Applicants will be accepted on a first come first served basis.

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