We passed this trail many times this summer while driving to Twillingate. Each time I said I need to explore that one, but never made the time to stop. Finally a few months ago, in January we did, and the first thing that came to my mind was ‘what a nice little trail’. I run a mile when I hear ‘nice little’ (sounds boring to my ears) so I replaced my thoughts with short and colourful.
I will definitely take my grandchildren on this trail, so I had to test the equipment for safety! What fun!
I wasn’t wearing my Garmin and the signage didn’t indicate the distance around the pond, but I believe it is a little over one km. We hiked to the top of the lookout to get a little workout. Everywhere there are quotes and colourful stairs, tables, bird houses and benches. The Town of Summerford is to be commended for the work put into the trail and I am sure walkers will enjoy looking for the little surprises around every corner. They sure brought a smile to my face.
As you can see from the photos, it was late evening when we were here and I can only imagine how much nicer it would be in the summer and fall.
I found some magic on a cold January day.