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Guided hikes along Niagara Escarpment celebrate Ontario's Bruce Trail

Oct 2 marks the day we celebrate our oldest and longest marked footpath, so go out and check it out.

A view of hikers at the Dundas Peak on the Niagara Escarpment.

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A view of hikers at the Dundas Peak on the Niagara Escarpment.

HAMILTON — Free guided hikes on the annual Bruce Trail Day — this year it falls on Oct. 2 — celebrate Canada's oldest and longest marked footpath.

Nine locations will be featured, with hiking clubs hosting the outings.

Along the trail's southernmost Niagara section, an excursion will take in views of vineyards and orchards.

At Limehouse in Halton Hills, Ont., walkers will visit restored lime kilns and ruins. Free shuttle buses will be available to bring participants to Limehouse from Toronto.

Lion's Head Lighthouse in the Bruce Peninsula

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Lion's Head Lighthouse in the Bruce Peninsula

Other locations to be explored include Dundas Valley Conservation Area, Glen Haffy Conservation Area, Mono Cliffs Provincial Park, Hogg's Falls in Beaver Valley, and Lion's Head on Georgian Bay.

The Bruce Trail stretches more than 890 kilometres along Ontario's Niagara Escarpment, a UNESCO world biosphere reserve.

For details on all the hikes, visit brucetrail.org/pages/bruce-trail-day.