Jordan Wine Tour

Sunday May 17

Hike Leader: Jennifer Rowbotham

Going longer distances for challenging hikes is fun. When we do it on Saturday, we have more time to wander around the site and linger at the restaurant, afterwards.

We are headed for the Niagara Peninsula to hike the Bruce Trail through wine country. If you have a Bruce Trail guide, look at Map 4.


The hike starts from the town of Jordan.

  1. From Yonge and York Mills, get to the QEW westbound. Highways 401 and 403 should do it.
  2. Keep to the left and continue on the QEW past the exit to Highway 403, across the Burlington Skyway.
  3. Continue on past Hamilton.
  4. Look for Victoria Avenue. This is the next exit after Ontario Street.
  5. Go south on Victoria Avenue to the town of Vineland.
  6. Turn left, east on King Street (Country Road 81). There is a traffic light at the intersection.
  7. You are driving towards the town of Jordan. You are looking for the Jordan Inn and Tavern on the left, north side.
  8. You have reached an intersection of four streets. On your left is the Jordan House Tavern with a street on either side of it. Take 19th Street, and look for a parking lot on your left.
  9. Park!

The parking lot extends from 19th Street to Main Street. On the opposite side of Main Street, you should see the Cave Springs winery. This is a winery hike!

We will try to start the hike at 11:45am. Let's hope it does not rain this time.


We will be hiking up the Twenty Mile river trail to Balls Falls. The Twenty Mile River is twenty miles from something, not twenty miles long.

Definitely, we will visit the Calamus Estate Winery. We will try very hard to reach the Featherstone Estate Winery. If we can move along, we will reach the Vineland Estates Winery. Cave Springs Cellars is back at the start point in Jordan. We can do them last.


This hike will be level 2 with some serious hills and stairclimbs. We will try for some decent kilometers, so you need to be in shape. It is Saturday. We can get home late.

There are a couple of reasonably priced pubs in the area, where we can eat afterwards. It is Saturday, so we do not have to get back quickly.