Today, we are exploring The Avon Trail in Stratford, Ontario.
I started my run at Queen’s Park and ran west along the waterfront trail.
It really was a beautiful place to explore nature
and some local history.
There was a lot happening on the water this afternoon. There were tour boats, boat rentals, and even a rowing teaming getting in a practice session. It was interesting to hear the coach bark instructions at the team. Seemed like it might have been more of a workout than my 6 kilometer run.
I didn’t know Stratford had a furniture industry.
I love this portion of the trail. The stone path goes underneath a stone bridge. Fantastic!
Here is the Shakespearean Garden.
The trail continues along a dirt pathway.
I cut across to the other side of Lake Victoria and had to run along a side road for a little while. There are houses along that shore that back right onto the waterfront.
When I got back on the waterfront trail on the North side, I saw that one of those homes is a Historical Landmark. Sir John Cunningham McLennan lived here.
The city really is doing a great job of celebrating history and nature in this park right in the heart of the small town.
More Running Tours
- Photographic Tours Archive (4 dozen trails and counting)
- Coldstream Conservation Area (Ilderton, Ontario)
- Rondeau Provincial Park (Chatham-Kent, Ontario)