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Watts Creek Trail Revisited – May 21, 2011

The sky was blue again today ( a rare treat these days) so my wife and I headed out for a cycle along the Watts Creek Trail from Kanata over to Britannia Beach. No tulips along this trail but the trees in the apple orchard were in full bloom as were the individual apple trees along the trail. Every so often, we would pass by a nice clump of fragrant lilacs which added to the the aromas of the ride. Someone in the residential area along the trail had a great smelling meal cooking on their BBQ, too!

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Watts Creek Pathway – Ottawa Greenbelt

Watts Creek Pathway – Ottawa Greenbelt
– Approximately 6.2 km one way.

The Watts Creek Pathway has had some major upgrading in the past couple of years and I hadn’t cycled along it recently so, with rain forecast for tomorrow, I decided that today would be as good a day as any to take my bike and camera out along that newly refurbished pathway. I entered the pathway at the March Road entrance in Kanata. From there the pathway travels alongside Watts Creek which, at this time of the year, still has quite a bit of water flowing in it. By mid-summer that water flow slows to a trickle except after heavy rainfalls. The pathway crosses the creek in a couple of locations before heading out toward Moodie Drive.