I wanted to see this spot, as I notice the geese on our trips into the Naturopath's office. Drive-by shootings, as my friends know, are frustrating! The homes in this area, Stonewater Bay, begin about $530,000, a 20 minute trip to Kanata. Not too shabby!
There is a lovely view of the river from a senior's residence, but driving by, this is all one can see. It is the Mississippi River, and I knew there were lots of birds down there. How to get to them?
There is a major housing development, it looks like a nice spot as a bedroom community, near highway #7, and about an hour to the city. We passed several walkers, as well as a senior using a walker. It is very user-friendly.
On the way to getting there we stopped at Gillies Bridge, surrounded by mills, and on an island, lower left on the map below. There was a terribly sad plaque, mourning the loss of a 12-year-old in the rushing water, Stacie Lee Murphy, in 1992. Riverwalk park runs along the south shoreline of the river, going up and around, and through a forest. I wondered what the other building is for (last photo), as the first is identified as a mill.
Mississippi Riverwalk Park
The map shows the path, it hugs the river, sort of. We could hear the geese before we could see them. A bit brisk, the car told us it was 8 C. in the sunshine! With hurricane Patrica's remnants flying up the continent, I asked hubby to figure the best day this week for a walk, before the geese leave us! It was a lovely fall day!
This is the bridge. You can't see much from the bridge!
We parked in the Curling Club parking lot, where there is a skate park. The entire walk is 3.63 miles, according to Map My Run.