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Sydenham Hiking Guides

25 Short Walks & Hikes

In celebration of our 50th Anniversary in 2012, the Sydenham Club has released the 2nd edition of its highly regarded loop and short hike guide. Now updated and expanded to include 25 enjoyable walks with maps, notes and narratives. A handy, pocket sized reference available through the club.

Each hike description includes key details such as the trail length, the estimated time of completion, the degree of difficulty, access routes, and parking. And beyond that, it explores the human and natural history of the area, such as nineteenth century grist mills, and the flora, fauna, ferns, and fossils found along the way.

All proceeds from the book will support the Bruce Trail Conservancy in its mission to secure in perpetuity a conservation corridor and public footpath along the Niagara Escarpment.

It sells for $20.00 and available at some of the local bookstores in the Owen Sound area, such as Ginger Press, and others. You can buy them from our Club Executive members, or at Sydenham Club Open House events in the area.

Earn the new “Looping Sydenham 25 Challenge” badge, by completing all 25 hikes in this book.

Day Hike Map Kit

Approximately 170 km of the Bruce Trail winds its way through the Sydenham Club's section from Blantyre, through parts of Owen Sound and on to Wiarton. This introductory guide is intended for new hikers who would like to try out the Bruce Trail in the Sydenham Club area. It is an innovative new product with a unique design and is fun to use. The Map Kit has 6 easy-to-moderate loop hikes that showcase some of wonderful scenery along the Sydenham section of the Bruce Trail, including Skinner's Bluff, Walters Falls, the Bayview Nature Reserve, and more.

Each hike is described in text, including the scenic highlights, trail length, hiking time and includes a map. Instructions on how to get there and where to park your car are provided. Each one of the six loops is a lovely day hike. This is the easy way to hike, especially if you are new to hiking. Try the "kit" to sample the Bruce Trail in the Sydenham area.

It sells for $5.00 at some of the local bookstores in the Owen Sound area, such as Ginger Press, and others. You can buy them from our Club Executive members, or at Sydenham Club Open House events in the area.

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