It’s time for another photographic tour.
This time, I’m running the trails at Dumfries Conservation Area in Cambridge, Ontario.
This sculpture has an interesting story behind it. It is told in a plaque at the base of it.
“For approximately one hundred and twenty years, there grew a magnificent fifty foot red oak tree in the middle of short street in this city. In the year 1985, it was found to be a road hazard, and a decision was made to have it removed.
Concerned citizens who wished to save a piece of our history, presented the city with this sculpture, which is carved from the fallen oak tree, symbolizing the spirit of strength and unity of our city.”
I just happened to be in the neighbourhood this past weekend and was eager to try a new running spot. I wasn’t sure what to expect. I was hoping this trail will lead back into the woods though.
It ran alongside a small river and this trail seemed to continue for quite a while . . .
But I took a side trail and ran up this hill . . .
It linked back up to a main trail but there were all sorts of side trials to explore.
I really enjoyed this run. It was a little gloomy looking outside and a bit cool, but I’m thankful that running season isn’t over yet.
Here’s a map of the trails that I found online.
It looks like if I’d stayed on the main trail, I would have had a nice 4 kilometer route. Instead, I diverted to the purple side trails and then connected back up to the main red trail. I kept a good pace and put in about 5 kilometers.
I’ll have to go back sometime and run it again.
More Running Trails
- Visual Running Tours Archive (over 3 dozen great places to run)
- Moffat Creek Trail (Cambridge, Ontario)
- Walter Bean Trail (Kitchener, Ontario)