Visual Tour Clark Wright C.A.

I love finding new places to go for a trail run. It’s fun to bring my camera along with me to present these Visual Tours as well. I’ve been running for months already this year but I have been hitting the same trails I shared with you already. That was until early this week when I discovered Clark Wright Conservation Area.

“This 20 hectare site, donated by Mr. Clark Wright, includes nature trails through lans that have been reforested over the past 40 years. The conservaion area is a diverse site with forest, meadow, wetlands, and ponds, making it an excellent place for bird watching. Many of the trees were planted as part of the Memorial Forest program of the Saint Clair Regionb Coservation Foundation.” – from The Walking Trails of Middlesex County

Here is a memorial stone for J.G. Clark Wright (1905  – 1990)

The red line on this map shows the trails that I ran through.

I wasn’t so sure about this run when I started off on this grass trail.

But then it opened up to this boardwalk.

Here’s the type of trail I love to run. It give me a chance to commune with nature. I love finding spaces like this that remove you from the hustle and bustle of city life. Places where the sounds of civilization fade away.

Oh no! I don’t have a backpack or a walking stick. I’m also completely by myself. Am I doing something wrong? What’s this sign trying to tell me?

Oh yeah, it just means I’m on the hiking trail.

I had to stop here and admire the little stream and pond.

But only for long enough to snap a few pictures, and then I was off running again.

After all, the trail was calling, quite literally.

Well, that was my run.

The course was a little short with only 1.9 kilometers worth of trail but I ran through them all twice to get my 5 kms in. It was also a flat course but it was nice and quiet and offered some different surfaces from grass to boardwalk to dirt trail.

You may also want to check out this post with some of the history and background of the Wright family.

6 Comments on Visual Tour Clark Wright C.A.

  1. Hi Chase .. that looks lovely – and a really good mixture of types of land to run through .. as you describe, but also as you show. Must be really peaceful .. bliss.

    Love the pictures .. what did Wright do ..?

    Have a great weekend .. very hot here .. cheers Hilary

  2. Hi Hilary,

    I just Googled him to see what he did, and the first hit I got was this blog post. Everything underneath it looked irrelevant. Weird, eh?

    It is so hot here as well. It rained yesterday but didn't cool us down much though.

    Stay cool this weekend!

  3. Hi Chase .. elusive Mr!!I had a quick look too – but like you zilch.

    Yup .. I am .. working and visiting my Ma – so not much time out and about .. but it's glorious just to be up without thinking about jumpers, cardigans etc …

    Enjoy your trails and weekend .. Hilary

  4. Ah, I love to see people actually repairing a damaged ecosystem and putting it back the way God intended for it to be!

  5. It is pretty awesome, isn't it ECD?

    Thanks for the comment!

  6. For those of you wanting to know some of the history behind the family this park was named, I have written a brand new post . . .

    http://chasemarch.blogspot.ca/2012/05/clark-wright-conservation-area-history.html

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