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Hiking the Seaton Trail Video

  The Seaton Seaton Trail is located along the West Duffins Creek in Pickering, Ontario. It runs for 12.9 km from 3rd Concession near Brock Road northwest to Highway 7. The trail follows historic hunting and fishing routes on the creek, used for centuries by aboriginal people. In pioneer times, the...
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Choosing a Lightweight and Durable Hiking Flashlight with Long Lasting Batteries

Many consumers are inundated with options when trying to choose the best lightweight flashlight for hiking into unknown territories. Having the right light on you when needed can mean the difference between life and death in extreme situations, and much more comfort in many other situations. A tactical flashlight may not...
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Don Valley trails subway style

Matthew Colenbrander, 26, has created an easy-to-read map of the Don's multi-use trail network in a subway-style format."I made it because I love the valley and the ravines and I want everyone to be able to take full advantage of them," saysColenbrander. "Especially people who live in communities like Thorncliffe Park...
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December 2020 Trail Notes

Hike L09Dundas Valley Waterfalls A new trail configuration is in place between Sherman and Canterbury Falls thanks to the generosity of a landowner granting passage of the Bruce Trail on their land. The main Bruce Trail now flows from Lions Club Road westbound into the Dundas Valley Conservation Area. With that,...
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Road Map "not showing" Code Repairs

I have been informed that the road map icon for a small number of sites was not displaying a road map when requested. Investigation showed that the URL contained a code error where httpss:// was used in place of the correct https:// for some hikes. This has been corrected for hikes...
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Where to See Ontario Fall Colours

  I think we all know the answer to that question but some may show us evidence to prove otherwise. Bring it on! To see our youtube video, click on Fall Colours youtube video. Please tremember to like our video and SUBSCRIBE to hear about any future videos we may post...
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Most Beautiful Places on the Terra Cotta Trails

  TorontoHiking presents another engaging video loaded with beautiful scenery along the Terra Cotta section of the Bruce Trail in the Caledon Area. Enjoy this Hike L03 video.
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New Youtube Hiking Videos now available

Hike L01 The Bennett Heritage Trail Youtube video: Click to view Hike L01 The Bennett Heritage Trail Over the past 20+ years of hiking, I have taken innumerable photos along the trails described in TorontoHiking. Each of the 60+ hikes usually meant at least tree hikes on a particulat trail to...
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Most of Bruce Trail Reopens June 2

 Dear Bruce Trail Conservancy Members, The Bruce Trail Conservancy is taking the next step in the phased re-opening of the Bruce Trail. We are happy to announce that as of tomorrow, Tuesday June 2, most of the Bruce Trail will be open. Areas remaining closed will continue to be updated on...
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Planning to hike? Questions and advice from BTC

During the time of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Toronto Bruce Trail Club recommends that people stay home. However, we acknowledge the situation is fluid and is changing almost daily across our province, and trails are opening and hiking is occurring. We therefore offer the following guidance. Strict adherence to the public...
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COVID-19 Related Closures & Re-Openings May16, 2020

With the recent Provincial announcement on the re-opening of Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves, the Bruce Trail Conservancy is beginning the process of a safe and controlled staged re-opening of the Bruce Trail. Some sections of the Bruce Trail are re-opening for hiking as we coordinate with our partners. [See our message] As...
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TrailMap and RoadMap display on Hikes repaired

It was brought to may attention this morning that in all of the hikes, the TrailMaps and the Roadmaps were not displaying as they should. After many hours of investigation, I narrowed down the RoadMap issue to the fact that Google no longer supports the older http:// and so an easy...
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Postpone Use of the Bruce Trail

 We didn’t think we’d ever be encouraging people to stay off the Bruce Trail, but unprecedented times call for unprecedented measures. For the safety of our communities, and to assist the province with its efforts to keep our communities safe as the COVID-19 pandemic quickly evolves, I have an important request:...
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Hiking the Bruce, COVID-19, and Trail Closures

 Dear Members, During this difficult and unprecedented time, many of us are turning to the healthy benefits of time spent in nature. If you are making plans to do so, please note that access to the Bruce Trail may be affected in some areas.   Many of our partnering conservation organizations...
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COVID-19 and Bruce Trail Hike Cancellations

Message from the TBTC President and Vice-President We would like to give you an update in light of the COVID-19 situation. Effective immediately, following guidance from public health authorities and from the Bruce Trail Conservancy, we are cancelling the following events:all bus, car and urban hikes in the next five weeks -...
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Covid-19 Preventative Steps & Info -Toronto Health

2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) What are coronaviruses? Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. Some coronaviruses can cause illness in people and others can cause illness in animals. Rarely, animal coronaviruses can infect people, and more rarely, these can then spread from person-to-person through close contact. What is the 2019 Novel...
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Health and Safety while Trekking, Including Altitude Sickness

  Trekking is generally very rewarding and a lifetime experience. While trekking is not dangerous, health and safety should always be kept in mind. Whether you're going for the Everest Base Camp trek in Nepal, the Inca Trail in Peru, or wanting to trek Kilimanjaro in Africa, all tour companies on...
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Trail Updates December 2018

Over the past week, I've made some trail updates to 4 hikes on TorontoHiking. In some cases these were minor but in two instances it meant redrawing and updating the trail maps as well as the accompanying trail guides. Have a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all and a Happy...
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Cheltenham Badlands reopens

The Cheltenham badlands has now been reopened to the public as of late September this year. The unique and beautiful property in the Caledon Hills area has been closed since 2015 and hikers will welcome this news. The Ontario Heritage Trust, Credit Valley Conservation, the Town of Caledon, the Region of...
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New "Old Toronto" Photo Archive Map

On Tuesday March 20, I attended a presentation by Sidewalk Toronto on the upcoming redevelopment of the Toronto eastern port lands. Sidewalk Toronto is a joint effort by Waterfront Toronto and Sidewalk Labs to create a new kind of mixed-use complete community on the Toronto waterfront. The hope is to combine...
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