Touring one of the Trail path around the city
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May 29th, 2010 – by: signedcutie
Once you park, at the small car park, follow the path leading underneath the Thames river bridge. I am not sure what the name of the bridge is but it cross' the Thames River.
At the end of the path is the Thames Rive, there are some areas where people have left there trash; however, I still believe it is a great area to explore. Either way, the somewhat "man" made trail path along that side of the bridge is very interesting. If you like a little bit of work involved with walking/hiking, I recommend you find your way eastbound towards the dam and the Fanshawe conservation area.
If making you or trail path is not for you, I recommend that you go on the nicer "man" made trail on the more northern side of the river. This path is a lot easier and seems to be the path of choice for many fishermen as well as individuals wanting to enjoy a leisure walk of a quick swim. If your adventurous like me though, take both paths for a different feeling of both sides of the river.
There is also posting encouraging individuals to "adopt a river path", which may indicate future development in the area.
Throughout the river you can find various different wildlife. During my "hike", many different types of birds (i.e. like a crane but unfortunately didn't get the picture in time), fish, large turtles, signs of beavers, garden snakes and butterflies.
Overall, I really enjoyed the area and it was a great experience. If you enjoy going for a leisurely hike in the wilderness but not too far out of town, I would recommend these paths mentioned above. It provides a great vibe and a calming experience and most important, it is free for everyone to enjoy!
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