Stoney Creek of the Thames Visual Tour

I love finding new places and trails to run. I also like taking my camera along with me and snapping a few photos as I go. This way I can document the trails that I have run and give you a little tour of some nice spots you might like to visit.

Today’s Visual Running Tour takes us to Stoney Creek, and not the township that is part of Hamilton. This Stoney Creek is part of the Thames River Watershed in London, Ontario.

Stoney Creek enters the North Thames River, which then travels through Chatham to Lake St. Claire and into Lake Erie. It takes 4 to 10 days for water in Stoney Creek to reach Lake St. Claire. (Upper Thames River Conservation Authority)

London, Ontario has lot of great trails to explore. This is one of several that offer a concrete pathway. I don’t particularly like running on cement. I much prefer a dirt trail through the woods, but this trail does have a few highlights that make it worth the trip.

I love trails that run alongside water.

The creek was moving at a fair speed today too.

There are several nice bridges that allow you to look out over the creek.

There were quite a few paths to choose from once you are a fair way into this trail.

A boardwalk is always a nice thing to come across during these nature runs.

This one went on for several hundred meters.

I was surprised to see this Nature Butterfly Garden that was created and maintained by a school, that was until I took one of the short trails and saw that the school was within a few minutes walk.

I would so love it if my school was this close to such a great resource. There are so many different landsacpes to discover.

There was even a short portion of dirt trail to run. My favourite!

I love how this system of trails loops and curves through the 38 square kilometers of watershed.

Photography by Dana Kathryn

I hope you have enjoyed this visual running tour. Here are a few more that you might like to check out.

Chase’s Visual Running Tours

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7 responses to “Stoney Creek of the Thames Visual Tour”

  1. Hi Chase .. I love seeing the tours, especially with a little of geography and history notes .. that river system is pretty incredible .. and your area looks so pretty .. beautiful part of the world.

    Would love to have that walking tour on my doorstep .. or cycling I guess in some parts ..

    Cheers – Hilary

  2. Hi Hilary,

    The paved trail is great for anyone with limited mobility. People can roll across the trail with scooters, skateboards, or even rollerbladers.

    For running though, I much prefer a nice dirt trail and thankfully there was a small section to accommodate me too.

    I'll have to make a mental note to include more geography or history on my next visual tour for you.


  3. Hi Braveheart,

    I wish I could take the credit for the photos this time around, but I can't. Thanks to Dana Kathryn for those great shots!

    Have a great weekend!

  4. I knew it was her photography, I do read your blogspot from time to time. 🙂
    I know you have a girlfriend with a touch for photography.
    Nice work.

    and thank you for the wishes for the big picture:)I wish the best for you too.
    Hey, maybe one day we will actually meet. I should be able to recognize you for your voice.

    I wish the best for you too!

  5. Hi Braveheart,

    That would be cool. I've made a few friends through this blog that I would love to meet someday. You included!