There are two main trails - a middle and an upper. The middle trail is fairly gentle, with a couple of steeper sections. In early spring, before the lake level rises, you can climb down to the water just to the left of the gate on the trail, and loop back to the start. As the lake level rises, the beach area disappears around the rock outcrops.
The upper trail is longer and steeper (no rock climbing required) but provides excellent views of the lake. Trails have no signage but they are fairly logical and you won't get lost.
Park at the Gellatly Heritage Park and walk straight west through the park. Stay straight ahead for the middle trail, and then take the right turn a few metres out to stay on this trail, or turn right immediately behind the caretaker house and head up the hill for the upper trail. You will climb for about forty minutes to an hour before it levels off. Turn left and keep sight of the lake. You will loop back down to the middle trail to come back to the start.
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Posted By: toonces
- Sat Mar 26 19:13:11 UTC 2005
UpsideThis is an excellent trail to take children on. It is an easy hike with good lake views. There are some cleared areas also which, if one is lucky, one can view deer and other wildlife. Keep an eye open for the enormous ant colony, it something to behold. CommentThe historical site is also a wonderful learning experience. There is a graveyard as well as an old homestead.