Doris McCarthy Trail: Scarborough Bluffs

This trail reaches Lake Ontario from the bottom of Bellamy Road and offers spectacular views of the lake and bluffs.

I thought that I might make the first footprints in the snow this morning, but some joggers were ahead of me on this steep trail.

A stream runs beside the trail:

Here are some of the plants along the way:

Autumn-olive (Elaeagnus umbellata)

Riverbank Grape (Vitis riparia)

Cat-tail (Typha)

Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina)

Black Walnut (Juglans nigra)

Black Locust (Robinia hispida)

Black Locust (Robinia hispida)

Multiflora Rose (Rosa multiflora)

I zoomed my camera out as far as possible for this distant Red-tailed Hawk:

Red-tailed Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

a view of the sky:

Views of the forest:


Views of the bluffs:

Miles Hearn



1 thought on “Doris McCarthy Trail: Scarborough Bluffs

  1. Rosemarie Fischer

    absolutely gorgeous photos!!!! who would know that there is sooo much Beauty “out there”… you sure have an EYE for the beauty that escapes most of us>>>>>Thank You for sharing……


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