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Bruce Trail Walk

Posted by Lorac Monday, 18 October 2010

 I walked a 5 KLM (3.5miles) walk yesterday. I have walked this Bruce Trail before but never in the fall. Although many of the colourful leaves are already on the ground it is still incredibly beautiful in the woods.If possible enlarge these pics. You will be glad you did. I started up this trail and instantly the wonderful smell of the woods in autumn flooded my senses. It is a sweet smell of the fallen leaves and damp earth. Better than cookies fresh from the oven!

Not far along I saw a pond off the trail and further into the woods. I couldn't see this in the summer but could now the leaves have fallen. The top of the pond is laden with colourful fallen leaves.

We get a lot of rain in the fall and therefore a lot of fungi grow. These are all wood fungi that grow on dead wood.

 Thi sI know is called Conch Fungi.

 I have never seen this type of fungus before. It looks like a waterfall flash frozen. If you can, enlargen this. It really is something to see.

Who could resist walking up along the  length of this log? I couldn't!

 I came across this large dead maple...I followed trunk up and was entranced with this colour.

 There are stiles to cross fences and wet areas along the way.

Not all areas in the forest are deciduous. There are lots of areas predominately evergreen too.

The fall started with wet cool weather. Summer ended abruptly but the last week has been great. Around 15 Celcius and lots of sunshine.

The sun was caught bathing in this shallow creek.

These trails are well taken care of by the Bruce Trail Foundation and volunteers. Walkways have been built over wet areas to allow dry passage.

Come visit again tomorrow! There is more to this walk.


  1. Lyn Says:
  2. You captured alot of brilliant colour! Wasn't the weather this weekend simply perfect? Love your pictures and post. Ahhhh

  3. Stunning photos Lorac, and what a wonderful walk - I was breathing in the forest air with you!!

  4. Hilary Says:
  5. Beautiful photos. I'm thinking looks like that might be up around the Silver Creek area. Our Bruce Trail is just so lovely this time of year. Thanks for sharing your day.

  6. bonifer Says:
  7. Beautiful pics, Lorac! I would love to walk along that path, the mushrooms are so neat, I am jealous!! ;)

  8. Unknown Says:
  9. stunning place and capture!

  10. Martha Z Says:
  11. Beautiful views of fall. That large whit fungus is new to me, too. It reminds me of cave formations.

  12. Judy Says:
  13. Lorac, these photos are wonderful! So hard to choose a favourite, though! I love walking in the fallen leaves, when they are all crisp, like this! I have seen that white waterfall fungus, too, but my photos did not turn out well enough to keep, so I am impressed with yours!!

  14. Barb Says:
  15. Hi Lorac, What a splendid walk. If I were you, I'd take a pocket full of cookies - then, you'd definitely have the best of all worlds! Love the sun bathing in the creek photo!

  16. Fall is definitely the nicest time of the year to go for a walk in the woods! Looks like a beautiful trail. Lovely photos!

  17. A Scattering Says:
  18. Now I'm convinced I have to check out the Bruce Trail. Stunning photos.

  19. What wonderful shots. I love the first one best, but looking up at the blue sky through the tree branches comes in a close second. - Margy

  20. Anonymous Says:
  21. Beautiful. Can I ask what camera are you using?

  22. Lorac Says:
  23. lgsquirrel - That camera is just a simple Pentax Optio pocket camera. 10m megapixels, 5x optical zoom.

  24. Shirley Says:
  25. Incredible stroll in the wilderness. Great fall colour and scenery.

  26. Rob Siemann Says:
  27. Gosh, you live in a truly magic place.

  28. Anonymous Says:
  29. I am impressed with the clarity of the photos even at large magnification. Very nice.

  30. Unknown Says:
  31. What a beautiful day you had, and what great images you captured.
    I work for the Bruce Trail Conservancy and would be thrilled if you would consider giving permission to our organization to use some of these Bruce Trail photos in our educational or promotional material.
    The Bruce Trail Conservancy is the non-profit organization that maintains the Bruce Trail and is working to establish a conservation corridor along the Niagara Escarpment.
    Please contact me by phone or e-mail if you are interested or would like any more information. You can also find out more about our organization at

    Many thanks,
    Laura Tuohy
    Membership Coordinator
    Bruce Trail Conservancy


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