Over the last few weekends we have begun walking the St. Margaret’s Bay Rails to Trails…trail. This trail is about 32 km long so will require several weekend forays. The trail is easy walking since it is built on an old rail bed. Our interest lies in the variety of terrain that is covered. Several Mondays ago we covered the beginning which is well traveled, especially by bicyclers. This part of the trail winds through scrubby spruce forest and along a boggy area with a meandering stream.
Part of the trail goes through a more developed piece of boreal forest. Rusty red coloured needles carpet the edge of the trail here. The bare trees along the trail are pretty neat. These tamarack-larch lining the trail are deciduous, coniferous trees that shed their needles each autumn. This is a truly marvelous image.