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Nicholas Ruddick

Hiking the Welland Canal

Around the Head of Lake Ontario

Niagara River Trail

Bruce Trail End to End

Hamilton to Brantford Rail Trail


Hiking the Welland Canal

Part 1: Introduction (28 May 2022)

Part 2: Port Dalhousie (6 June 2022)

Part 3: St. Catharines (17 June 2022)

Part 4: Merritton and Beyond (3 July 2022)

Part 5: The Welland Ship Canal from Lake Ontario to Bridge 1 (19 July 2022)

Part 6: The Welland Ship Canal from Bridge 1 to Lock 3 (1 August 2022)

Part 7: The Welland Ship Canal from Lock 3 to Lock 7 (8 September 2022)


Around the Head of Lake Ontario

Introduction (18 September 2021)

Part 1: Bayview Park to the Brant Museum (13 July 2021)

Part 2: The Brant Museum to Hutch’s on the Beach (15 July 2021)

Part 3: Hutch’s on the Beach to Queenston Road (18 July 2021)

Part 4: Queenston Road to The Bear Meeting Place (21 July 2021)

Part 5: The Bear Meeting Place to Kenilworth Stairs (2 August 2021)

Part 6: Kenilworth Stairs to Wentworth Stairs (3 August 2021)

Part 7: Wentworth Stairs to Dundurn Stairs (12 August 2021)

Part 8: Dundurn Stairs to Filman Road (14 August 2021)

Part 9: Filman Road to Old Dundas Road (19 August 2021)

Part 10: Old Dundas Road to Dundas Valley Trail Centre (20 August 2021)

Part 11: Dundas Valley Trail Centre to Davidson Boulevard Side Trail (21 August 2021)

Part 12: Davidson Boulevard Side Trail to Livingstone Drive (23 August 2021)

Part 13: Livingstone Drive to Rock Chapel Parking Lot (27 August 2021)

Part 14: Rock Chapel Parking Lot to Old Guelph Road (28 August 2021)

Part 15: Old Guelph Road to Snake Road (31 August 2021)

Part 16: Snake Road to Smokey Hollow (2 September 2021)

Part 17: Smokey Hollow to Bayview Park (5 September 2021)


Niagara River Trail

Part 1: South from Niagara-on-the-Lake (3 December 2020)

Part 2: Between Niagara-on-the-Lake and Queenston (3 December 2020)

Part 3: Queenston and the Heights (3 December 2020)

Part 4: Once around the Whirlpool (18 December 2020)

Part 5: To Table Rock (18 December 2020)

Part 6: To Burning Springs Hill (18 December 2020)

Part 7: To the Chippawa Battlefield (4 June 2021)

Part 8: The Prettiest Sunday Drive in the World (4 June 2021)

Part 9:  To Netherby Road (4 June 2021)

Part 10: To Frenchman’s Creek (19 July 2021)

Part 11: To Downtown Fort Erie (26 July 2021)

Part 12: To Old Fort Erie (26 July 2021)


Bruce Trail End-to-End

2018

Bruce Trail End-to-End: Introduction

Part 1: Bruce Trail Southern Terminus to Woodend  (2 April)

Part 2: Woodend to Brock University  (11 April)

Part 3: Brock University to Short Hills  (27 April)

Part 4: Short Hills to Louth  (7 May)

Part 5: Louth to Cave Springs  (14 May)

Part 6: Cave Springs to Park Road  (23 May)

Part 7: Park Road to Cline Mountain Road  (30 May)

Part 8: Cline Mountain Road to New Mountain Road  (6 June)

Part 9: New Mountain Road to Greenhill Avenue  (5 July)

Part 10: Greenhill Avenue to Scenic Drive  (11 July)

Part 11: Scenic Drive to Governors Road  (16 July)

Part 12: Governors Road to Old Guelph Road  (23 July)

Part 13: Old Guelph Road to Highway 5  (30 July)

Part 14: Highway 5 to Mount Nemo  (1 August)

Part 15: Mount Nemo to Crawford Lake  (6 August)

Part 16: Crawford Lake to Kelso  (13 August)

Part 17: Kelso to Speyside  (22 August)

Part 18: Speyside to Sixth Line  (29 August)

Part 19: Sixth Line to Tenth Line  (26 September)

Part 20: Tenth Line to Chinguacousy Road  (10 October)

Part 21: Chinguacousy Road to Escarpment Side Road  (17 October)

Part 22: Escarpment Side Road to Innis Lake Road  (24 October)

Part 23: Innis Lake Road to Side Road 5  (7 November)

Part 24: Side Road 5 to 4th Line EHS  (23 November)

Part 25: 4th Line EHS to Hockley Road  (5 December)

2019

Part 26: 3rd Line EHS to 1st Line EHS  (11 March)

Part 27: 1st Line EHS to 1st Line E  (18 March)

Part 28: 1st Line E to Centre Road  (16 May)

Part 29: Hockley Road to 3rd Line EHS  (23 May)

Part 30: Centre Road to Prince of Wales Road  (26 June)

Part 31: Prince of Wales Road to 1st Line E  (3 July)

Part 32: 1st Line E to 9/10 Side Road Nottawasaga  (8 July)

Part 33: Devil’s Glen parking lot to 9/10 Side Road Nottawasaga  (15 July)

Part 34: Devil’s Glen parking lot to Pretty River Valley parking lot  (24 July)

Part 35: 6th Line to Grey County Road 2  (5 September)

Part 36: Grey County Road 2 to Fox Ridge Road  (12 September)

Part 37: Fox Ridge Road to Campbell’s Hill  (16 September)

Part 38: Campbell’s Hill to East Back Line (23 September)

Part 39: East Back Line to Grey Road 30 (30 September)

Part 40: Pretty River Valley parking lot to 3rd Line (8 October)

Part 41: 3rd Line to 4th Line (14 October)

Part 42: 4th Line to 6th Line (21 October)

Part 43: Grey Road 30 to Sideroad 16C (28 October)

Part 44: Sideroad 16C to Sideroad 25 (4 November)

Part 45: Sideroad 25 to Grey County Road 12 (25 November)

2020

Part 46: Grey County Road 12 to Holland-Sydenham Townline (8 June)

Part 47: Holland-Sydenham Townline to Concession Road 6 South (15 June)

Part 48: Concession Road 6 South to Silent Valley Side Trail (22 June)

Part 49: Silent Valley Side Trail to Tom Thomson Trail (29 June)

Part 50: Concession Road 2 North to Tom Thomson Trail (6 July)

Part 51: Concession Road 2 North to Pines Side Trail (13 July)

Part 52: 7th Street West Side Trail to Centennial Tower (19 July)

Part 53: Pines Side Trail to Centennial Tower (20 July)

Part 54: 7th Street West Side Trail to Indian Acres Road West (3 August)

Part 55: Indian Acres Road West to Lindenwood Road (4 August)

Part 56: Lindenwood Road to Nels Maher Side Trail (23 August)

Part 57: Slough of Despond Side Trail to Nels Maher Side Trail (24 August)

Part 58: Slough of Despond Side Trail to George Street (31 August)

Part 59: George Street to Crawford Drive Side Trail (1 September)

Part 60: Crawford Drive Side Trail to Coveney’s Side Trail (14 September)

Part 61: Coveney’s Side Trail to Brock Street (15 September)

Part 62: Brock Street to Rush Cove Side Trail (21 September)

Part 63: Rush Cove Side Trail to McKague Road (22 September)

Part 64: Forbes Street to Cape Chin Side Trail (27 September)

Part 65: Moore Street Side Trail to McKague Road (19 October)

Part 66: Cape Chin Side Trail to Cottrill Lake Side Trail (20 October)

Part 67: Crane Lake Road to Cottrill Lake Side Trail (27 October)

Part 68: Halfway Dump Side Trail to Crane Lake Road (3 November)

Part 69: Halfway Dump Side Trail to Little Cove Road (6 November)

Part 70: Little Cove Road to Bruce Trail Northern Terminus (7 November)

Bruce Trail End-to-End Conclusion

Bruce Trail End-to-End Index


Hamilton to Brantford Rail Trail

Part 1: The Hamilton End (February)

Part 2: To the Dundas Valley Trail Centre (April)

Part 3: Dundas Valley, From the Trail Centre to Highway 52 (Early Spring)

Part 4: From Highway 52 to Jerseyville (March)

Part 5: From Jerseyville to Fairchild Creek (March-April)

Part 6: From Fairchild Creek to the Brantford End (mid-April)