On a very wet and humid (needless to say a "little" misquito'y) Labor day, myself and a friend ventured out to a new trail she had heard about. Now part of the Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust, this trail was donated back in 2012 and was originally used for logging. It is now a wilderness protection area and the local ecology is amazing. This place is beautiful! With a small break in the rain, the colours were so saturated. Quite a number of cool looking mushrooms along the way, and we hugged an amazing old oak that left us speechless.
It took us an hour and 34 minutes and was a 3.61km hike. The trails we took (in order) started with Joel's Pond Trail, to McWatty Trail, to Beaver Pond Trail, to Wolf Trail (with a small detour up North Wind Trail to see the Old Oak Tree) back down to Wolf Trail, to Spooky Marsh Trail, to Bear Trail and then along White Pine Way back to the start. I loved every soggy minute of it. Definitely want to go back again! Bet in a couple weeks when the colours start to turn more, it will be just lovely. If you like hiking (and taking pictures) definitely head this way. You will not be disappointed. (Be prepared to get your feet a little wet if not wearing waterproof footwear.)
Hope everyone had an amazing long weekend and didn't let the rain get in the way of what you wanted to do! See you all next weekend when I will be selling some prints for Team Diabetes fundraising at the Arnprior Farmer's Market!
Colleen lives in Arnprior and is working to control her Type 2 Diabetes by training and Fundraising for the 2018 SSE Airtricity Wicklow Mountain Hike in Ireland with Team Diabetes.