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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Walking the Trails in Moncton, NB

Rejean and I have tramped or biked pretty much every trail in the Moncton and immediate area. We always try to find something appealing or attractive about each one we go on, though to be honest, some of these trails are more utilitarian than beautiful. It really does depend on the time of year you visit them, I find. Some just don’t shine in the heat of summer and some do. Some are more attractive in fall when the leaves and grasses change color and the contrast of the blue sky enhances the golds, oranges and reds.

Such is the Humphrey Brook Trail, a 5 km walking, biking path that crosses a small section of the east end of Moncton. We have travelled it several times and yesterday, we walked to the end and back, an approximate 10 km trip. We actually didn’t see many people out on it, which surprised us since it was such a beautiful 19 degree day. The trail crosses behind several sub-divisions, and the city has added benches placed in several strategic spots as well as a much welcomed bathroom facility since we were last there. It does follow a lovely little brook and the area is in Phase Two of an environmental enhancement program as the city commits to providing green space and negotiable trails within city limits.


The wind blew just as I took this photo with my iPhone, but I like it even with the blurs

2 comments:

  1. how lovely! So surprised there were few others out - it looks like the perfect spit for a fall stroll

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  2. Jennifer Scantlebury VienneauOctober 21, 2014 at 9:31 AM

    It was the perfect day, Janet! We could have been in shorts and bare arms with the sun and high temps. Not so today, unfortunately. The last two days have seen low digits and there is that telltale nip in the air. I am not ready for it yet..

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