Sunday, November 22, 2015

Hendrie Valley Sanctuary

Today was a cold day and it was snow flurrying out off and on during our walk today.

Where we parked you pay which was $1 an hour which is good value.
We were out for an hour and a half  walking and sight seeing the view of the marsh and birds
and just nature 
You can find more information here

Blue Jay

Heart Shaped

Picture of a Woodpecker which did not come out clear
Bird peeking up

• RBG Centre – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (680 Plains Rd.)
Trailheads – dawn to dusk. Metered parking at trailhead lots.
Parking is free to RBG members (display Members’ Parking Pass).
Arboretum – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. or at dusk, regular admission
charges apply during spring bloom festivals.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Round The Lake Trail - Christie Lake

We park in a parking lot which is along Crooks Hollow Road
you pay $2 per hour
You walk up the street to the  Darnley Grist Mill and walk up the trail past the bridge go to your left and start doing the Christie Lake trail
It took us almost 2 hours to walk the trail that is with stopping and taking photos, enjoying scenery and wondering if we were going the right way as you finally do walk through Christies conservation area.
There was no signage or markers on the conservation area that we could see to get us back on the trail.
If you plan on doing this trail you might want to Google map it first to have a good understanding of where the trail leads to.
We knew ahead of time that we had to follow along the lake to get back to the Christie Lake Dam
but we could not find trail markers easily to get back on the trail.
We eventually found the trail that led us through the Christie Lake disc golf course which led us back to the dam.

Darnley Grist mill

 Darnley Cascade
along the  trail

Christie Conservation Area
Along the trail 

Christie Lake Dam

See the opposite side that is what we walked around
Leaving now

Here is a picture of the map

Friday, October 23, 2015

Hamilton Waterfront Trail

You want to get out and get some exercise from walking, jogging, bicycling or rollerblading
this trail is smooth and great to do.
We park over at  Bayfront Park
as of now it has been free parking 
If you park on the Princess Point side you pay for parking

We walk from Bayfront to Princess Point and than walk back.

It matters your pace but it takes us about an hour and 10 minutes 
We were not walking fast paced

Closer to the Cootes side is these stairs that you can do
if you go up them you can go towards Dundurn Castle and some nice look outs to see
We sometimes do the stairs. I did them this time.

At Cootes Paradise there is an impressive staircase with a cycling trough leading to Dundurn Park and some amazing lookouts. From here you can connect to Burlington via York Street- extreme caution is needed when crossing the ramp from the 403. - See more at:
You might find more information of the trail here
Princess Point
Bayfront Park
Bayfront Park
Bayfront Park