West Bank Don River / January 2019 (part 1)

The eastern side of the Don River between Don Mills Road and Beechwood Drive has a concrete trail beside it and is much-used by cyclists, joggers, dog walkers and hikers.

The western side however, has only a narrow dirt trail. During the 3 hours that I walked here in January, 2019, I saw 2 joggers, 1 mud-covered cyclist and 1 dog walker.

I started my southbound walk at the place where the West Don River meets the East Don River.

Here are some photos of the river and of the trail.

West Don River looking north in Seton Park
Mud on the trail

Here are some of the natural sights:

American Robin
Raccoon tracks
Butternut bud (Juglans cinerea)
Black Walnut bud (Juglans nigra)
Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina)
Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus altissima)
Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus altissima)
Frozen Pond

Miles Hearn

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