Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Nice bike or walking route to the garden along the Spencer Creek Trail or the Cootes Drive Multi-Use path. HSR transit stop steps away! (hint: you can leave the car at home!)
Friday, July 14, 2017
The lower Spencer Creek trail is slightly obstructed by a giant fallen branch at the trails Eastern junction with the Cootes drive path.
The branch is from a creekside Willow, which a long time ago someone referred to as "crack willows" due to their propensity to snap. I'd never set up a picnic lunch or a tent under one, having seen this scenario played out many times over the years.
You can still hike through, cyclists will need to dismount and carry through this blockage until it is removed.
Happy trails, and let's be careful out there!
Thursday, July 13, 2017
|Signs posted at entrance to Spring Creek Trail|
Elsewhere, the popular and multi-use paved waterfront trails along Cootes Paradise, Desjardin's Canal, and the Hamilton Bay are closed due to heavy erosion along the shoreline, a double whammy of high water levels on Lake Ontario and damaging storms disrupting the trail for the foreseeable future.
|Access stairs to Waterfront Trail closed|
(UPDATE: construction schedule changes mean the stairs are open now, but there will be intermittent closures. The construction closure will now occur later in the summer)
There are still plenty of trails to enjoy, but note that if you are planning some hikes, you may be facing some detours along the way.
If you know other trails in the vicinity that are closed, or if you have any updates, please share in the comments.