A week or so ago we went for a lovely walk at Presqu’ile Provincial Park. In early November they have their Christmas craft show and we take the opportunity to visit the show and then walk the beach and trails to the lighthouse.
The trail to the beach is deserted at this time of the year, probably only fools like us enjoy walking by the water at this time of the year. There was only one of many beach trails open and on such a lovely day it was wonderful to walk down to the water. It was so peaceful.
The walk to the lighthouse along a rocky shore makes you wonder what happened years ago. This lighthouse was built in 1890 and was in operation till 1965. Now it is all boarded up and you can just walk around the base of it. The original light house keepers cottage has been enlarged and is now the visitors interpretive centre.
The tree lined road leading into the park has stops along the way for the beaches, the lighthouse and the boardwalk. The sky was so clear and the waters were calm this year.
The boardwalk was awesome. It winds through a marshy area and has 2 fantastic viewing towers. Presqu’ile Park is a migrating site for waterfowl and birds in the spring and fall and bird watchers flock there to add species to their life lists of birds. We saw mallard and merganser ducks this year as the migrating time is over by mid November. There were also lots of gulls by the beach.
The sign shows you the expanse of the park. It is on a long spit of land that extends out into Lake Ontario.
I hope this weather continues but the forecast isn’t too promising as there is a Colorado Low moving towards us and it looks like we might get cooler temperatures and some snow in the next couple of days.