A Walk Among the Waterways

Grundy Lake Provincial Park has much more than one lake in its repertoire. With four lakes to explore just within its boundaries there is much to see. This morning’s adventure was to hike Gut Lake Trail, a 2.5 kilometre trail along the Canadian shield.

The Trail

The Trail

The first thing you see when you get to the trail head is a huge exposed area of the shield. It always awes me to see the enormity of the shield even when only seeing such a small portion of it. Further into the trail, turning away from the lake and heading into the forest large portions of the rock is covered by moss.

Through the Looking Glass

Through the Looking Glass

After the morning hike and a quick stop at the campsite to refuel I jumped into the car and headed further north to check out French River Provincial Park. One of the great things with camping at one of the provincial parks is that you have access to any provincial park during your trip for free! With French River being only 30 minutes away I wanted to check it out a waterfall in the park.

Recollet Falls French River PP

Recollet Falls French River PP

I didn’t realize it was that short a waterfall but the view was superb. This wide river is one of the canoeing waterways in the area and while there I met a couple that had canoed downriver to see the falls. One day soon I promised myself I’d try canoeing the area as well.

The hike to the falls is one way trek and on my way back down the trail I got some great photos of the little things in the forest.

Red Cap

Red Cap

With the day pushing towards evening I packed up and drove back to the campsite to get ready for my last day at Grundy Lake PP.

 

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