Distance hiked: 10.2km
Location: Bruce Trail, Ontario
Date: March 15, 2020
Things have been a bit chaotic here with the COVID-19 outbreak. Since we would both be cooped up indoors working from home over the next three weeks, we decided to go for a hike. And because there hasn’t been much traffic on the road, we decided to drive further north to the Noisy River Provincial Park.
The Noisy River Provincial Park marks the start of the Blue Mountains section of the Bruce Trail – an 885km trail in Ontario that follows the escarpment from Niagara to Tobermory. We’ve been (slowly) trying to complete the entire trail over the past few years and to date have hiked about a third of it.
We parked on Mulmur-Nottawasaga Townline in front of a small cemetery. The first portion of the path is along the road, which eventually leads into the forest.
There was a thick layer of snow on the ground, which was a bit surprising considering there is none in Toronto. This made for an interesting challenge along certain sections of the path as it was quite icy. Especially the part that hugged the side of a cliff and near a series of crevice caves.
The path continues onward, hugging the shore of a pond and through the wetlands. Maybe it was the “Noisy River”?
We turned around when the path meets the road and hiked back the way we came. Overall, it was quite a pleasant hike. And the weather was fabulous.
My progress on the 52 Hike Challenge can be found here