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About the Sydenham Bruce Trail Club

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The Sydenham Bruce Trail Club was formed in July 1962. In 2012, we celebrated 50 years as our volunteer work continues to preserve and protect the Niagara Escarpment, and provide public access via the Bruce Trail to this magnificent corridor of nature.


About the Bruce Trail

The Bruce Trail, Canada's oldest and longest footpath, provides the only continuous public access to the magnificent Niagara Escarpment, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. It is one of only fifteen such reserves in all of Sydenham Section of the Bruce TrailCanada. The Sydenham section of the Bruce Trail (shown on the left) is managed by the Sydenham Bruce Trail Club (SBTC).

Members of the SBTC volunteer their time to build the Bruce Trail along an established optimum route from Blantyre to Wiarton, Ontario, Canada. The main trail in the Sydenham section is 170 km long with numerous side trails that provide access to the main trail or, in some cases, link to the main trail allowing for loop walks. The work involves such activities as: 1) acquiring landowner permission, 2) building the footpath, 3) erecting structures such as foot bridges and signs, and 4) regular trail maintenance. SBTC members do not always work alone. For major projects some community groups assist. The Sydenham Bruce Trail Club (SBTC) is one of nine clubs that are governed by the Bruce Trail Conservancy (BTC). The SBTC is governed by an elected executive.


Bruce Trail logoThe Bruce Trail Conservancy:
Close to Nature. Close to Home.

The Bruce Trail Conservancy is a charitable organization committed to establishing a conservation corridor containing a public footpath along the Niagara Escarpment, in order to protect its natural ecosystems and to promote environmentally responsible public access to this UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. A Board of Directors governs the BTC and volunteers from the 9 Bruce Trail Clubs, such as the Sydenham Bruce Trail Club, that are responsible for maintaining, stewarding and promoting the Trail. Read more about the BTC.

The Bruce Trail Conservancy and all 9 Bruce Trail Clubs are celebrating five years of 50th Anniversary milestones between 2012 and 2017: from planning and Trail building in 1962 to the official opening of the Bruce Trail in 1967. Fifty years of determination, vision, and hard work have created Canada’s oldest and longest marked footpath, and a leading land trust in Ontario.


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Famous for Ferns

The Ferns of the Sydenham section - The Bruce Trail is teeming with interesting flora, fauna and geology. The Sydenham section is especially noted for its ferns.


Bruce Trail Conservancy "Close to Nature ... Close to Home

Hart's Tongue fernHart's Tongue Fern

2016 AGM Pictures

Spring Social Pictures 2016

Friendship Trail Event

The Lebanon Mountain Trail Friendship Trail is open in the Sydenham Section.
More information here.


The primary resource for hiking the trail is the Bruce Trail Reference, 28th edition. read more


The establishment of the Bruce Trail is a work in progress. For various reasons there are changes to the trail between publications of the Bruce Trail Reference. Check: Current Trail Reroutes and Trail Reroutes Archive.

SBTC Executive

The Club is governed by an executive that meets in Owen Sound the 4th Wednesday of the month every other month. If you would like to attend a meeting, call the president to confirm the date and time. Executive list with contact information.

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