Saturday, October 26, 2013

In my opinion this is about as close to perfect as nature trails get. I think it's good for everyone except wheelchair/severely mobility impaired persons. It's very easy to get to, with its access and parking area right beside highway 21. There's a trail map and information on the signboard (when I visited in 2011). The trail is easy and passes through a plantation of tall pine trees, through mature closed-canopy maple-beach forest, through wetlands, passes twice over a cold, clear stream on two bridges, through mature hemlock and cedar forest and wetland, along an old field edge, along an old homestead, and back to the parking area in a big loop. This trail is especially welcoming on hot summer days because most of it is deeply shaded in mature forest. For me, (a fit 43-year-old) it's an ideal length - not too long, and not too short. For someone eager for more, it's conveniently close to Goderich, with beaches and several other lovely trails. Enthusiastically recommended!