We live in an area of the globe that is covered in forests, and parkland. I am so thankful for it. We try to get out to explore our local parks as often as possible. One of our favourites is not far from our home at all. We love going and exploring Tynehead Regional Park, and most recently we went to the Serpentine Hills side of the park and walked a bit of the Tynehead Perimeter Trail.
While walking along the trail we discovered that there is a small fairy door on one tree, and that there was also a large pine tree decorated for the holidays. I wish we’d gone earlier in the holiday season and seen this, but it sure was pretty to see. I was left wondering if the decorated tree happens every year, or if this is the first time it’s happened? It will also be interesting to see if more fairy doors start showing up like at another local park we visit frequently, I’ll share about that one another day soon.
We’ve been hit with some incredible winter weather that has been leaving everything covered in this remarkable frost that has developed over night. The frost has stayed throughout the day and is gorgeous to go look at. It’s been years since I remember seeing things look like this.
The perimeter trail is paved, which makes it stroller friendly as well as wheelchair and bike accessible too. Often you will see families out with younger children riding their bikes, or scooters along this loop. There is a bit of a hill in one section but it’s not a major slope at all, very easy to manage.
If you are going to do the whole perimeter loop allow about an hour to go around. We like to go this time of year with a cup of coffee in hand. Warmer times of the year there are picnic tables near the parking lot off 176 street and 96 avenue, and its a lovely place to go and enjoy a picnic.
Whatever you do, be sure to take in all of the scenery around you. It’s a beautiful spot tucked into the city, and hidden beside the highway.