Saturday, October 27, 2007

Cranberry Trail (6) - Long Walk Home

A young person walking 5.4km along the Cranberry Trail to get back to their ride after cranberry picking and viewing Lake Nipissing.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Cranberry Trail (5) - View of Lake Nipissing

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After walking along the 2.7km long Cranberry Trail, this is part of the view you are greeted with. The sounds of the waves crashing and the trees whispering as the wind whips through is very haunting as you walk along the trail and is just amazing once you step out onto the shore.

And yes, that is a small cabin on that island in the background.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Cranberry Trail (4) - Birds of the Area

A sign along the newly opened Cranberry Trail in Callander informing walkers of the various birds that visit the area.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Cranberry Trail (3) - Cranberry Marsh Platform

A view of the raised viewing platform. During the summer & spring, you will be able to view numerous birds (including trumpeter swams, ospreys and bald eagles). This photo was taken while taking a break from hand picking cranberries in the bog.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Cranberry Trail (2) - Two Friends Walking

Two friends walking along the newly opened Cranberry Trail in Callander.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Cranberry Trail (1) - Cranberry Marsh

Last weekend the town of Callander which is just south of North Bay officially unveiled the latest trail to be added to Discovery Routes. It's a wonderful 2.7 km trail that is just west of where the Kate Pace Way trail ends. This trail takes you out to the shores of Lake Nipissing and past a cranberry bog! Cranberries are a great tasting fruit! Along the trail there are numerous interpretative signs telling visitors about the animals in the area, the trees & floral species native to the area as well as some local history. It's a walking/biking trail (but no roller blades as it is a mixture of sand & crushed rock trail).

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Fall Colours

Some colourful trees that back onto to Coombes Park in the West Ferris area of North Bay.