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2024 Hike Schedule: Blue Mountain Probus

For all hikes, participants are asked to meet behind Tim Horton’s on First Street by 8:45 am to organize car pools, sign waivers, and depart by 9:00 am. Appropriate hiking boots and clothing must be worn. Bring your own water and snacks. Arrangements will be made for optional après-hike restaurant stops.

  • Mon Jul - 22 >> Nottawasaga Bluffs and the Key Hole

    We will carpool to the Nottawasaga Bluffs Conservation Area near Singhampton and follow the Bruce Trail through shady forest to a limestone outcrop where an optional side trail leads to a unique hole in a limestone wall known as the Key Hole. It does require being on hands and knees…just for a few feet! You will want to return with your grandkids! The trail then winds past a scenic overlook before returning to the carpark.


  • Mon Aug - 26 >> Dunedin Valley Nature Reserve.

    We will carpool to a roadside parking area near Dunedin and follow the Bruce Trail through a BTC Nature Preserve. The pathway wanders through a variety of habitats: a secondary mixed forest, an open meadow, a cedar bush and a crystal-clear babbling brook. The trail loops back to the road and then climbs a good-sized hill to a farm field, a natural meadow and a scenic lookout with a bench that invites a sit-down. We then retrace our steps back to our cars.


  • Mon Sep - 23 >> Highest point on Bruce Trail

    We will carpool to a Bruce Trail access point on the 6th sideroad near Gibraltar. The “highest point” is covered with huge maples which hide the expected view. Further along the trail there are commanding views over the Pretty River Valley that compensate nicely for the non-view at the highest point and offer a photo op. Most of the terrain is through mature hardwood forest with typical escarpment outcrops and crevices appearing at regular intervals.


  • Mon Oct - 28 >> Pretty River Valley

    We will carpool to a Bruce Trail parking lot on the West Church 33/34 sideroad a few kilometres west of Nottawa and begin a loop hike through the popular Pretty River Provincial Park. Our trek will range from 5 to 8 kilometres depending upon the options chosen by the group. Two big hills are included that we will ascend slowly. On one we will be climbing uphill right beside a stream taking the easy downhill route. Much of the trail is through maple forest that should be dropping colourful leaves.