07.21.2017 - 07.21.2017 27 °C
This is our last day on vacation. . Rockwood Park is part of the Grand River Conservation system and has a really unique geology. We spent it canoeing around the lake and walking the hiking trail here. The canoeing was really fun because the calm waters and the geology of this place leads to inlets of rocks and cedar roots right up and in the water. There are all kinds of little nooks and crannies to canoe around. Lots of fun and a great place to learn to steer. Below are my favourite pictures. We didn't get a picture because they were too high up but there were many swallow nests clinging to the underside of the rock walls.
Right before dinner we took a walk up to the hiking trail which begins at a ruin of an old mill and then goes on to some caves.
Besides the really nice hike it was eventful in a few ways. We first hiked up to the lookout over where we canoed this morning.
While there we “interrupted” two people in a photo shoot. One of the kinds of photo shoots you don’t show your mother. Hmmmm. Then, we couldn’t get down to see all the caves because there was a film crew filming an episode of a kid’s show Dino Dana. Generators, wires, lights and cameras everywhere, not to mention crew members standing around being bored. We walked past them into another smaller trail which, we found out later, leads outside of the park. We were stopped from going further when we found this crime scene tape and a police officer guarding a crime scene of which we have no further details.
Along the way we found this abandoned cabin which had burned out many years before. So kind of an adventurous day!
This is the end of our camping vacation this year. We may be out and about for some smaller weekenders this summer still.