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New Adventures – the Waterfront Trail


As you may have read, I had to give up my paper route last spring because of the pain in my shoulder. I wasn’t very happy about it. Being a newspaper carrier gave me a reason to get out and walk every day, as well as the occasional reason to post about the adventures I had when I was out. In lieu of that, I started going to an indoor track when the weather was bad – either too icy, cold or rainy, or too hot and humid. But now that the weather is getting nicer again, I’ve begun exploring the neighbourhood in which I’ve lived for the past six (yes, six) years. This is what I discovered, less than a ten minute walk from my house:

turtle pond

There’s a turtle pond due south of my abode, complete with a waterfront trail that stretches about a half a mile in both directions (west and east) before it pauses to take up its journey again past houses and busy roads. The Waterfront Trail in its entirety goes all the way from Niagara Falls to the Quebec border, with breaks in between for roadways. Some of the breaks are vast, but in all it goes around the western end of Lake Ontario, through Toronto, and follows past Kingston (where the lake ends) and then all the way down the Ottawa River. Minus the breaks, it is 450km (280 miles) long. (Source, Wikipedia.)

I’m looking forward to taking lots of pictures as the trees change. There are herons and swans, ducks, cormorants, seagulls, and geese, and of course, turtles in abundance. The indoor track, though handy and free, is going to seem very dull when the snow necessitates it.

wide view

Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

36 thoughts on “New Adventures – the Waterfront Trail

  1. It’s gorgeous. I think I could sit at that pond all day.


  2. You live in a very beautiful area Linda. I’m looking forward to see all your photos coming up πŸ˜€


  3. It’s always such a thrill to find something new and special nearby!


  4. That’s beautiful!!!


  5. Looks fabulous Linda, go enjoy it all.


  6. Very pretty! A great place for some nature walks while the weather is nice. I look forward to seeing more photos πŸ™‚


  7. That is breathtaking! WOW.


  8. Well that’s just lovely! I look forward to more photos πŸ˜€


  9. Wait! What’s a newspaper?


  10. Wow! Lucky you! What a beautiful spot! ❀


  11. Looks like a nice little esplanade for a hike. And who knows, as you’re walking on the waterfront, you might meet the ghost of Marlon Brando.


  12. I would look forward to that walk too with scenery like that. Enjoy while you can for sure!


  13. I’ll be looking forward to seeing your fall pictures. I keep telling myself that I need to take Teddy Rosalie out on a photo shoot, but there just hasn’t been time on the weekends. She’s getting a little bored sitting on the credenza.


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