Last Sunday afternoon we decided to go for a walk at the Mactaquac Provincial Park just 5 minutes from our house. The park is closed for the season but we parked at one of the gates and headed in to find the trail that leads down to the creek and across to another area. It was a beautiful sunny afternoon but the wind was very cold so we were bundled in parkas, toques and gloves. Once in the shelter of the woods it wasn't as bad so we were cozy. In the above photo you can see a 'walkway' above the ground. It's part of TREEGO, an outdoor adventure walk through the treetops on all kinds of different swinging, wobbling, shaking walkways.
It's not something I'd be doing as I have a great fear of heights but it is a very popular thing to do in the summer months.
We walked down this long staircase to the bottom of the ravine where Alex Creek flows through into the river at the sailboat marina.
I stopped part way down to take a picture of Murray at the bottom.
Here is the creek. It was really dark in the woods so I used my flash...not the best thing to do but the sun wasn't shining down in there.
I love this birch tree. I have taken photos of it before and have posed on it too. You can see the ground is littered with fallen leaves. There are a lot birch, poplar and beech trees on this hill which is the other side of the creek from where we came.
We trudged up the hill through the golden leaves to peek over the top at the Mactaquac Dam in the distance and a picnic shelter on the right.
Looking over the side hill to where the sailboat marina is. A beaver was busy and 'cut' down a large poplar tree.
This is a very old Northern Red Oak tree. It is huge. I can't wrap my arms around it. There used to be 2 of them on this spot that was once a farm before the dam was built.
Looking across the water to the Mactaquac Dam.
I love this hillside in the fall with the carpet of gold from the trees above. Up at the top is one of the many campgrounds in the park.
We walked along a little road which I'll share with you next time as I have too many photos for one post. So, you'll just have to come back OK?
We could actually hike today too as it's not too bad out there except for the cold wind and temperature of 4C, but we're staying put. Being lazy. :) The sun is streaming in the dining room window for the moment as I finish this post. I see red berries in a white pitcher on the table in front of me and vintage tree ornaments in old mason jars on the hutch. You can guess at what I might be doing this week. :)
I hope you have had a great weekend and I wish you a blessed week ahead. See you soon.
Praying for Paris, France, our World.