Just north of Brantford is a woods that’s administered by the Grand River Conservation Authority. Very quiet piece of country side to walk through.
I live in a small city with lots of green space to go walking in. Some of the areas are very old from the early 19th century while others range from the early 2oth century to the present day. The city is lucky that a number of old rail lines have been turned into walking trails that run by the Grand River. As I’ve said before in other posts there is also an old canal that cuts through the city, though you’d never know it to be the remains of a canal from the way it looks today. It all makes for an interesting walk through the city.
Fairchild’s Creek is an easy walk east of my home. It’s named after one of the first white settlers in the area, who ran a trading post on the land given to the Six Nations after the American Revolutionary War in 1784. The land on the north west side of Fairchild’s Creek was settle by a man named Anthony Westbrook and his family in 1788. Westbrook was a member of Joseph Brant’s War Party, Brant’s Volunteers.
Through town run a number of bike trails. A few of them running on disused 19th and early 20th century rail lines past old industrial areas that are now either large open lots or crumbling factories. One trail in particular follows an old canal built before rail roads where common and is now home to carp and refuse. Still on a hot day you canl find much that will catch your eye.