I collect trails. I am always on the lookout for a new spot to explore. My latest adventure was at Lions Lake Trail in Floradale, Ontario.
The parking lot brings you right to the shore
and the Woolwich Dam.
The trail is only a few hundred meters further down.
It cuts through a Maple Syrup Farm. You can see the blue lines that are used to collect sap from the trees. You can even veer off of the trail and walk toward the farm building to buy some.
I keep running until I came to the end of the trail. It wasn’t as long as I had expected, or hoped for. Either that or I just didn’t take the best route.
So when I came to the road and saw this sign, I thought it would be a good idea to run to the park and explore some more of the local area.
Along the way, there were two entrances back to the Lions Trail that I had left to go find Floradale Park. I probably should have taken one of them and kept running on the trail.
But I figured 2.5 kilometers down the road wasn’t that far. I had visions of a beautiful park ahead with more trails.
I never found it. I ran on the road for way more than two and a half kilometers. I passed the firehouse and realized that I would have to run a fairly big loop on the road to get back to my starting point.
I pretty much never run a route that doesn’t include a trail. That section today though was a little too short for me. I know I didn’t choose the best route and could probably run here again and have a different experience. Perhaps I will.
I love my phone app and all of the data it provides. As you can see, I ran 8.03 kilometers in 43 minutes with an average pace of 5:24 per kilometer. You can also see that there were several hills and changes in elevation along the route.
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