‘bruce trail’ posts

Episode 19: Silurian Adventure Trail

January 6th, 2011 4 Comments »

Checking in once again from Woodend Conservation Area and checking out the fresh snow cover on the Silurian Adventure Trail, a side trail of the mighty Bruce

Episode 18: Woodend Conservation Area

December 30th, 2010 2 Comments »

Checking in from Woodend Conservation Area, a 56 hectare preserve on the Bruce Trail overlooking Niagara-on-the-Lake

Episode 17: Upper Canada Heritage Trail

December 9th, 2010 2 Comments »

Checking in from the Upper Canada Heritage Trail, an old railway bed that takes you from the Escarpment through wine country and into Niagara-on-the-Lake

Episode 9: Remnant Limestone Quarry Stones

October 7th, 2010 Comments Off on Episode 9: Remnant Limestone Quarry Stones

As you get further from Queenston the Bruce Trail takes a turn and drops down onto the slope of the Escarpment towards the villiage of St. Davids. Immediately before this corner you’ll find yourself on a stretch dotted with small, irregular limestone boulders. These moss-covered stones are not natural, having been mined from the nearby Queenston Quarry. Some of these stones date back to operations in the 1800s.

Episode 7: Limestone Kilns

September 23rd, 2010 7 Comments »

Checking in from the ruins of a 19th century natural concrete operation, built into the side of the Niagara Escarpment just a few feet from the Bruce Trail path.

Episode 6: Cold War Era Radio Microwave Tower

September 16th, 2010 9 Comments »

Checking in from a mysterious rusted structure on the Bruce Trail near Queenston which turns out to be a Cold War Era radio microwave communications tower used to calibrate equipment for the DEW line.

Episode 4: Southern Terminus of the Bruce Trail

August 23rd, 2010 8 Comments »

Let’s start at the beginning (or is it the ending?). Checking in at the Southern Terminus cairn of the Bruce Trail.