This past weekend I was in North Bay and had the chance to get out for a trail run at Laurier Woods. It was absolutely beautiful. I wanted to share that with you.
The trail had a lot of rocky sections and places where I needed to slow down or do some fancy footwork not to trip or slip.
But it was a gorgeous afternoon and the scenery was breath-taking.
There were a few hills as well, not many, mind you.
The trails were very well marked. I ran portions of them all; yellow, red, white, purple, and the new trail that was just added to the maps.
This observation platform was at the top of a rock bluff.
There were lakes, swamps, and a little river along the route.
I came across one portion of the trail that had dozens of these rock figures. They are called inukshuks. There were two specific groupings of them here.
It was so blissfully quiet back in the woods that it was very calm and peaceful.
Portions of the trail ran across these large slates of rock. It was hard to tell exactly where the trail lead. Thankfully someone painted these arrows along the route.
Here is a map of my blind exploration. I didn’t know where I was running. I was just feeling my way around. You can see at the three kilometer point, I seemed to have come to an end of the yellow trail. It looked like it looped up on the map. Oh well, I turned around and pushed on.
It was a great run with some very beautiful sights to behold. Highly recommended for runners or walkers.
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