is the message for year two of the BTC 50th Anniversary Milestones Project. This initiative will be supported by membership drives and outreach events. So when you are out on the trail and see another hiker take the time to say "I'm a Bruce Trail Member. Ask me about the Bruce Trail". If you are not a member, join today at brucetrail.org - because Members Matter.
Each Bruce Trail Club provides the Bruce Trail Conservancy with detailed information for the publication of a small binder of over 40 full-colour maps of the entire Bruce Trail. These maps also contain text describing the trail, provide information about parking, as well as side trails and access trails. The binder is entitled the Bruce Trail Reference and is updated frequently. For more information about the B.T. Reference go to the BTC Store web page.
Maps are also a safety tool. In numerous places along the Bruce Peninsula the trail is in relatively remote spots and not too close to roads. Hiking alone is strongly discouraged and not a wise thing to do. PBTC volunteer hike leaders plan and publish numerous group hikes each year. Part of being safe includes having maps of the area and the trail(s) with you and learning how to read and follow the directional blazes along the trail.
For more information check the PBTC Maps and More web page.
Your most up-to-date guide for safe hiking on Peninsula trails, the Peninsula Day Hike Guide provides the following information:
• A set of 8 maps at scale 1:50,000 showing the main Bruce Trail and all side trails from Wiarton to Tobermory.
• The maps were created using current GPS and GIS technology in co-operation with the Bruce Trail Conservancy.
• Dozens of linear and loop hikes are described for short or all-day outings. See samples here.
• Linear hikes follow only the main (white-blazed) Bruce Trail, starting at one point and ending at another.
• Loop hikes combine side trails (blue blazes) with the main Trail to begin and end at the same access.
• Note that hikes can be traveled in the opposite direction as described, but take extra care to watch for signs and blazes.
• Over 40 access points, as well as parking areas, and on-trail campsites are shown.
More Day Hike Guide information + how & where to buy copies
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