Bruce Trail Day 2023


Please join us on Bruce Trail Day scheduled for Sunday October 1st 2023 . This annual free event celebrates the efforts of the Bruce Trail Conservancy to ensure the preservation of a “Ribbon of Wilderness, for everyone, for ever”. Representatives from the BTC and local Blue Mountain Club will be on hand to answer any questions you have, and let you know how you can get involved.

This year’s theme will be “Bruce Trail for All.” This theme centres on our commitment to welcoming diverse communities and fostering inclusivity and belonging among all who explore our trail system. Everyone is welcome on the Bruce Trail; we invite nature lovers, hikers of all levels and ages, and anyone wanting to venture onto the Trail for the first time or experienced hikers to join us.

There will be two hike options. A shorter, relatively level, 3 km hike, and a longer 7 km hike. The shorter hike, led by Annette Sandberg, will take you to a beautiful lookout, and will include information on the geology of the Niagara Escarpment and local history. The longer hike will be led by Dr. Kelly-Leigh Thomas and Allison Thomas, and will circle through the bluffs, up through the Keyhole Pass, to the Lookout, and circle back on the Betty Carter Side Trail to your car.

LocationNottawasaga Bluffs Conservation Area
               8861 Nottawasaga 15/16 Side Rd., Clearview Township, ON

               Note: Access by taking Mill Town Rd, Singhampton. Parking on south side of road.

               Need Directions: Meet behind Tim Hortons on First St., Collingwood at 8:45 to car pool to Nottawasaga Bluffs.

Time:  9:30 AM. Hikes leave trail head at 10:00 AM, and end between 12:30 and 1:30 depending on which hike you choose.

Please wear weather appropriate clothing, comfortable footwear, and bring a water bottle. We also ask that hikers please leave their pets at home.