The Peninsula Bruce Trail Club installed this bench for your enjoyment to commemorate and thank one of the Club’s outstanding volunteers, Grant Ehrhardt. Though Grant’s volunteer efforts extend beyond his time on the Peninsula Club’s Board, Grant’s legacy can be tracked throughout his various Board roles.
Spring of 2004: PBTC as a Director-At-Large.
2005 – 2011: Trail Development
2006 - Volunteer appreciation award for Trail-building and Day-hike guides
Sept 2008 – BTC Volunteer of the Year Award Recipient
2008 - 2020 : Sales Director, Land Management Committee
2012-2013 – Land Stewardship director
2017 – Peninsula Bruce Trail Club John Appleton Porcupine Award Recipient
2013 – 2022 – Director At Large
Grant’s Legacy to the Bruce Trail:
Grant Ehrhardt was instrumental in organizing volunteer work crews, participating on work crews and reaching out to local stakeholders to achieve the following:
NEW SIDE TRAILS (19) – Spirit Rock, Whicher, Gravelly Point, Bob Light, McIver Pond, Boundary Bluffs, Harts Tongue (new route), Jackson’s Cove, Pease, Beth Gilhespy, John Appleton, Warder, original Side Trail through Lions Head Nature Reserve -now main Trail, Lions Head Village, Bannister’s Hill, Otter Lake, Lillie Family, Ann & Clayton Roberts, Burnt Point.
NEW MAIN TRAIL SECTIONS (7) – Bull Homestead, Vanishing Stream, Jackson’s Cove to Cape Dundas (link), Dean property at White Bluff, Cape Chin South, Michiganders Arch at Dyers Bay, Barrow Bay.
REROUTES (10) - Rural Rocks Side Trail, Bull Homestead Main Trail, Knapp Side Trail- McIver Side Trail, Harts Tongue Side Trail, Lion’s Head campground Main Trail, Whippoorwill Side Trail, Jackson property Main Trail, Bard property Main Trail, Lindsay 40 property Main Trail, Little Cove Main Trail by-pass.
PARKING AREAS (6) - Malcolm Bluff Shores (Ontario Nature), Cape Dundas (Pease), Rush Cove, Barrow Bay, McCurdy in Lion’s Head (Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula), Borchardt Rd/Devil’s Monument (Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula).
CAPE CROKER PARK - With permission from Cape Croker Park Superintendent, Nathan Keeshig, located part of the Boundary Bluffs Side Trail on Park property.
SPIRIT ROCK PARK - With permission from Grey-Sauble Conservation Authority. rerouted Spirit Rock Side Trail to include the Corran site.
From Grant “I must credit Chris Walker and Ross McLean for helping me to channel my energy....Outings with [them] in the early’ years not only taught me many skills of trail-building but also infused me with great enthusiasm.”
The Peninsula Bruce Trail Club is grateful to Grant Ehrhardt for leaving this legacy for future generations to enjoy.