There are gems of inexperienced areas — conservation areas, forests, trails and wetlands — scattered all all through Durham Area.
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted so many sorts of recreation, however the virus hasn’t cancelled nature. Durham’s trails and inexperienced areas are nonetheless open.
To assist readers in search of train, wildlife or a brand new gorgeous view; we’re asking Durham residents for his or her favorite spots and profiling the highest trails within the space.
Soper Creek Path (SCT)
Distance: Greater than 3 km
Floor: Asphalt (with a 200-metre stretch of sidewalk connection)
Entry Factors: South portion — Simpson Avenue, Soper Court docket, Hobbs Drive, Wilde Court docket, Hailey Court docket and King Avenue in Bowmanville. North portion — Mearns Avenue, Barley Mill Park, Concession Avenue, Guildwood Drive and Sprucewood Crescent in Bowmanville.
Recreation actives out there: Baseball, playground, mountain climbing/strolling, biking and rollerblading.
What makes this path so particular: With so many entry factors this huge path by no means appears crowded. The trail takes guests alongside Soper Creek connecting the inexperienced areas threading by means of east Bowmanville. Till not too long ago this path stretched from the Clarington Visible Arts Centre north to the intersection of King Avenue and Mearns Avenue. A number of years in the past, a Section 2 and three enlargement of the SCT continued it north from Mearns Avenue operating the brand new path on the west aspect of the creek as much as Sprucewood Crescent.
“This has been one in all my favourites for a while,” mentioned Jim Boate, Durham biking advocate. “It’s actually folks pleasant with the Artwork Centre and baseball diamond to the south and path aspect playgrounds on the north part.”
Your Neighborhood Newspaper needs to know your favorite strolling or biking trails in Durham. Ship the path title, what makes it particular and a selfie from the path to firstname.lastname@example.org. We are going to then do a path profile for the paper. E-mail email@example.com.