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Follow us in September as we walk the Bruce Trail

WHO

Natalie Schott and Chris Wilson. Learn more about us.

WHAT

Together, we're hiking the length of the Bruce Trail, Canada's oldest and longest marked footpath. 
The trail follows the Niagara Escarpment as it winds over 900 km from Niagara Falls to Tobermory.

We'll be hiking the trail in one continuous push as we raise funds for Trails Youth Initiatives and the Bruce Trail Conservancy.

WHEN

Starting September 1st in Niagara Falls, we'll walk an average of 28 km per day over 5 weeks to reach our final destination.

WHERE

Niagara Falls, ON to Tobermory, ON.  The Bruce Trail provides the only continuous public access to the magnificent Niagara Escarpment, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.

View the hike map here.

WHY

We get the chance to explore the oldest forest ecosystem and trees in North America and because it's in our own backyard, we get to do so with our friends, family and community.

By partnering with Trails Youth Initiatives and the Bruce Trail Conservancy we have a purpose behind our personal challenge and we can contribute to two amazing organizations while doing what we love.

HOW

We will post several blog posts prior to the hike and daily blog posts throughout the hike. 
Track our adventure and find our how we did it!

Why make it a fundraiser?

Why hike the Bruce Trail?

Our answer: we can't back out 

Our plan to hike the entire Bruce Trail began as a wild idea without careful consideration. However, the reality is that averaging 28 km/day over 5 weeks will push us to our mental and physical limits.

By partnering with Trails Youth Initiatives and the Bruce Trail Conservancy we have a purpose behind our personal challenge and we can't back out.

We get the chance to contribute to two amazing organizations while doing what we love.

Our answer: because it's in our own backyard

Why  choose the Bruce Trail when there are glaciers in Patagonia, mountains in BC, deserts in Nevada and so much more to explore?

When you're accustomed to your surroundings its easy to forget that Ontario is just as awe inspiring.

We get the chance to explore the oldest forest ecosystem and trees in North America and because it's in our own backyard, we get to do so with our friends, family and community.