In Waterloo Region, we are so fortunate to have protected Natural Areas, Parks and Hiking & Biking Trails to enjoy with our family and friends - from the very young to the young at heart. Michael and I would like to show you a few of the areas that we enjoy walkiing and/or biking through. Huron Natural Area in South West Kitchener is one of our favourite places to walk to. There are several marked paths and at every turn is a spectacular explosion of colour and textures and delightful sounds of nature. Be sure to look up and down to spot birds, butterflies, meadow and forest flowers, catepillars and possibly a shy busy beaver building a dam. An exciting discovery in the Strasburg Creek area is the Neutral Nation Village where an archeological dig uncovered longhouses as well as some artifacts dating back 400, 4,500 and 9,000 years. The city is going to be working on educational trails that should be ready for spring 2011 for the community to learn more about the Neutral Nation. So whether you have a half hour or two hours, there is much to see and hear in this Natural Area in each of our changing seasons. Paths are paved, gravel or dirt with some hills. The fresh air and exercise may give you and your family a much needed break from the hustle and bustle of a busy city life. Have fun exploring :-) Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or comments about this area of Kitchener or if we can be of any assistance to you firstname.lastname@example.org . We look forward to hearing from you.
Paved Path leading to the Beaver Pond.
View of Dock in distance with reflection of Fall colours in Beaver Pond.
Bridge leading between Forest Trail and Huron Trail. Look for turtles, fish, geese and ducks.
View of bridge through trees - look for signs of beaver activity.
Bridge on peaceful forest trail.
View Fungi hard at work doing their job in forest renewal.
Spot ducks and geese splashing on this second pond.
Lucky are those who spot a busy beaver building this dam.
Beautiful splashes of colour on the Meadow Trail.