Kilometre One of the Bruce Trail: March 2022

I have walked on many, many sections of the Bruce Trail but have never seen the beginning of this 890 kilometre trail which mostly follows the edge of the Niagara Escarpment from the Niagara River to the tip of the Bruce Peninsula.

Today I went and had a look.

The trail starts in the Queenston Height Park.

Brock’s Monument in the background

The only other creature I saw using the trail was this black and white mammal:


Several trees in the park display large crown galls:

Red Oak Crown Gall
White Oak Crown Gall
Silver Maple Crown Gall

Eventually the trail enters the woods:

Niagara River in the distance

There were several Red-bellied Woodpeckers in the forest:

Red-bellied Woodpecker (female)

plus these two:

American Robin
Cooper’s Hawk


You will hear the beat of a horse’s feet,
      And the swish of a skirt in the dew,
      Steadily cantering through
The misty solitudes,
      As though they perfectly knew
      The old lost road through the woods.
But there is no road through the woods. – Rudyard Kipling

Miles Hearn

1 thought on “Kilometre One of the Bruce Trail: March 2022

  1. Marilyn Bunker

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful adventures and photography. I’m still enjoying them after many years. A great way to start my day.
    The poetry is a welcome bonus. You really do bring joy to this world. 🙏


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