http://kitchissippikids.blogspot.com/2011/03/mud-lake-area-in-spring.htmlOn Thursday I went to Mud Lake and the Britannia Conservation Area, just west of the Kitchissippi neighbourhood in old Britannia Village. I posted
It was beautiful but I forgot my camera and also received some questions afterward that I wanted to answer. This morning I had an hour and a half free time and I just wanted to get outside! So, I took my camera, and off I went, to Mud Lake, again.
I didn't walk around the entire Lake but starting from the westerly end of the trail I went a good distance. The trail was still snow covered, crunchy and wet in only a few places. It will definately be soggy when temperatures go above zero again so if in doubt, take rubber boots, though preferably ones with treads for the icey patches.
Dogs are not permitted on the Mud Lake trail (though they are permitted on the river trail across the street so read on...)
After the Lake, cross the street and from the small parking lot on the north side of the road you'll find what I'll call the Ridge trail and the River trail. On both of these dogs are permitted though they should be on a leash and you should of couse clean up the waste (and watch your step for those who didn't!)
These trails are a poignant reminder of the importance of green space in our city. The ability to visit this type of environment so close to home is priceless.