Bruce in a Day - Group Hike at Lion’s Head
experience the breathtaking scenes of the bruce peninsula
Sunday july 27, 2019
Simply put, Lion’s Head Provincial Park is absolutely stunning. ActiveDays is heading up to the Bruce Peninsula to explore the imposing cliffs, crystal blue waters and ancient ecosystem of Lion’s Head.
On Saturday, July 27, we're heading up to one of the furthest and most exciting parks we will visit this summer. A comfortable coach bus will take us to the trail head that lies three hours north of Toronto. Here we will hike one of the most breathtaking sections of the Bruce Trail. Stunning cliffs that rise over 200 feet fall into the clear, turquoise waters of Georgian Bay. Some of the rock here is over 400 million years old and is home to some of the oldest and least disturbed forest ecosystems in North America.
We will follow the Bruce Trail on foot with a 3-4 hour hike through some some beautiful forest. We will explore the unique geological features in the area, including caves and potholes, and will end the day in a small picturesque town of Lion's Head. Bring your hiking shoes, camera and adventurous attitude and come explore with us!
Level of Difficulty: Moderate to Intermediate. We’ll be hiking up to 15.5kms with options to shorten if necessary. The terrain is rocky with quite a bit of up and down. Those breathtaking views are worth it!
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8:30am - Pick-up at 34 Asquith
9:05am - Pick up at Trinity Common Mall
11:30am - Pit Stop!
12:30pm - Arrive in Lion’s Head town and hike to trail head.
1:30pm - Lunch on the trail
1:45- 5:15pm - Afternoon of hiking the Lion’s Head Trail,
5:15pm - Hike back to town
6:10pm - Departure for Toronto
Estimated Return: 9:45pm Brampton/ 10:15 Asquith
WHAT TO BRING
LUNCH! and snacks. Please make sure to bring something that you can eat on the side of the trail.
Water (at least 1.5L)
Hat, Bugspray, Sunscreen
Weather appropriate clothing- Please keep an eye on the weather in the days leading up to the hike. We’ll be going rain or shine. Make sure to layer up, and be prepared for the sun or the rain.
Good Hiking shoes! The trail at Lion’s head is rocky and rugged. Make sure to wear supportive footwear.
Bathing suit and Towel (optional) - Parkbus does not provide lifeguards, swimming is at your own risk. We will be passing by a small beach on the shore of Georgian Bay should you wish to take a dip.
Whatever else you need to have fun on the trail :)
WHAT TO EXPECT WITH ACTIVEDAYS
To us, facilitating this event is about creating an environment that you can engage with in your own way. This is your experience and everyone has their own relationship with the outdoors and their bodies. We want to meet you where you are at — you can take part in the hike, or wander off on your own adventure.
Active Days is also a community. This is an inclusive space to meet new people, share stories and have fun! To us, there is no better place to get to know someone than the outdoors. We all share a desire to get out, explore and move.
All ActiveDays participants are required to sign a waiver. We will bring printed copies of the waiver to sign on the bus. You can find a digital copy of a sample waiver HERE
Meet Your Guide
Carly Joynt is the Toronto Coordinator of Active Days Program. She is a passionate mentor who loves connecting people with nature through the senses! Carly's favourite Parkbus route is to see the waterfalls of the Dundas Valley and her most memorable nature moment was tracking a Great Horned owl through a cedar forest!