Coldstream Conservation Area (Visual Tour)

Time for another Visual Running Tour. This time I hit up Coldstream Conservation Area in Ilderton, Ontario.

It’s always nice to see a map at the start of a trail.

I don’t understand why this is called a beach area. How can you have a beach area when there is no swimming allowed? Is it still a beach at that point?

It’s basically a pond. You can see how it stops suddenly at a dam.

Time to hit the trail now.

These grates were interesting. I think they are there to allow you to walk over mud. Fortunately, it wasn’t muddy during my run.

Don’t you just love this bridge?

I think we’ve found the “coldstream.” I didn’t jump in to see if it lives up to its name though.

This trail meanders through a cedar swamp, a very rare type of wetland for southern Ontario. A boardwalk takes you through the oldest, most mature part of the cedar swamp.*

Here’s the boardwalk. I love how it curves and darts out at different angles.

I like how the green of the trees peaks out from all around me in this shot, even though most of the leaves have fallen from the trees. Autumn seems to have come rather quickly this year.

Well, that’s it. I hope you enjoyed this Visual Tour of My Run through Coldstream Conservation Area. It’s located just outside of London, Ontario and would make a great day trip for a picnic and a trail run.

* taken from The Ontario Trails website 

5 responses to “Coldstream Conservation Area (Visual Tour)”

  1. there is two pictures that I admired the most: the trees with the stream in the center – the one you did not jump into to see if it lives up to its name; and the green of the trees peaking out, with the deck going forward and then sneaking around the corner.
    Thank you for the trip.

  2. Hi Chase .. I agree – a good map helps the visitor & me visualise your park. What a fantastic space .. the board walk, and the natural cedar swamp .. ecological highlight .. now the beach – should have sand I reckon!

    Cheers .. love your running shows .. Hilary

  3. Hi Hilary,

    I was hoping someone would mention the beach.

    How can it be a beach without sand?

    Nice point!

    I'm glad you enjoy my running shows.

    Hope you are having an awesome weekend!