Sunday, May 26, 2013

Tree Trails


The Rail Trail brings us close to the trees in Dundas Valley in what could be viewed as a healthy highway for walkers and cyclists. This bend in the trail near Sanctuary Park today reveals how quickly the trees have responded to the call of spring, and hopefully shows just how rewarding it is to get out into nearby nature.

Despite appearances (above), the trail was very busy today with lots of people moving along at various speeds or pulling over to rest on the many benches placed at interesting points along the trail. It was of course a perfect day for this kind of thing.

Remember, where once trains travelled, now human locomotion is powering the path. Being within easy striking distance from population centres, rail trails connect people to the natural world, and with each other.  Motor vehicles fade from our consciousness as we stretch our legs for as far as we want to go.