Moffat Creek Trail

It’s time for another installment of my Visual Running Tours. Today, we are going to Cambridge to explore the Moffat Creek Trail.

It starts off as a shared pathway and it is paved for easy access for bicycle riders or rollerbladers, but there is an area where the dirt trail becomes an option as well.

I couldn’t help but stop and take a picture of this large rock at the side of the trail.

I much prefer running through the woods on a dirt trail as opposed to the paved walkways that seem to be more common these days.

I was really surprised to see this deer behind this fence.

I’ve seen deer before during my runs through nature areas but this is the first time I have ever captured one on film. How exciting! There was also a Canadian Goose there as well.

I didn’t even realize that this trail would lead me to Churchill Park. It’s a gorgeous park that spans 27 hectares.

There is a replica grist mill here on this small pond. It looks really cool.

Here is a closer shot of the river leading up to it.

During my run, there were several bridges, like this one, to cross over.

Here’s a nice memorial to Don Rope, a two-time Olympic winning athlete. He helped Canada win a Bronze Medal in hockey in 1956 and a Silver Medal in the 1960 Winter Games.

He taught high school in Cambridge and was very active in helping develop local athletic programs. He is definitely a local hero.

This map shows some of the other trails in the area. I hope to run them all one day and document them for My Visual Running Tour series.

3 Comments on Moffat Creek Trail

  1. Hi Chase .. lovely picture tour .. what's a grist mill?

    Nice that they continued the cycle lane for Don Rope .. despite his ice hockey connections.

    Cheers Hilary

  2. Hi Hilary,

    A grist mill is what the pioneers. It was powered by the running water from a creek or river and made a stone turn to grind the grain.

    This is just a small replica of such a mill. It does look really cool though and helps tie in some history to the park and area.

  3. Hi Chase .. I guess that was sort of what it was .. but thanks for the explanation ..

    .. and from the picture we can see the type of granite grist they'd have used ..

    Thanks – hope the last few days of the break will be wonderful!! Cheers Hilary

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