Since moving to Brighton two months ago we have been wanting to take a walk in the Proctor Park Conservation Area. It is beside the Proctor House Museum I wrote about recently. There is 91 acres of forest with walking trails of various lengths through it.
I assumed the trails would be well marked, with pea gravel or something similar underfoot. Oh man, was I wrong! The first bit of the trail is gravelled but that soon ends. If I had been alone I would probably have got lost. Luckily Chuck has a very good sense of direction and kept us on the proper path. Hard to see where the paths were too as many of the trees are losing their leaves.
That all said I would happily do it again. It was so peaceful and serene. In about 90 minutes we met only two other people and one very friendly dog.
We had our walking shoes on but I will be looking for a pair of hiking boots with ankle support. The paths are strewn with rocks and roots from the trees.
We crossed a couple bridges over Butler Creek.
Many interesting mushrooms.
This tree had fallen down some time ago but appeared to still be growing at the top.
I shot a video of the creek but can't figure out how to put it into the blog. The water was low as we have had so little rain this summer.
I am looking forward to walking these trails again as it is a wonderful workout! A peaceful oasis just a few blocks from our home.