22 July 2011

New views

On my ride on Wednesday morning I passed the end of the old railway line on Salem Road. It's now called the Millennium Trail and I think is mainly used by ATVs and occasional hikers. It cuts back in a long curve to Lakeside Drive, avoiding the (relatively) busy Loyalist Parkway in Consecon, but I wasn't sure how suitable it is for bikes, so I didn't take it. Internet research didn't answer my question, so I decided the only way to find out was to try it: I went down it this morning. Most of it looks like this:

There were a few overhanging branches to avoid, but the trail was easy enough to ride along. I saw a doe leaping through the trees to the right of me just after I stopped to take this picture. At the junction with Lakeside Drive I continued on to the part where the old railway line meets Lake Consecon. The trail crosses the lake on a little causeway and bridge. Just before the bridge a short stretch of the trail is formed of largish chunks of rock which aren't terribly easy to cycle on, but are traversable with care. There are a few missing planks on the bridge itself, but generally it's in good shape.

It was lovely down there: just me and a couple of swans:

This is only a ten minute ride from home, yet I'd never been here before. Will definitely be going back!


Lisa from Iroquois said...

Looks like you've found a lovely place to ride.

Esther Montgomery said...

Lovely except for the missing planks!