Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Palisades Trail Hike

I do take time off from gardening every now and then to get out with my camera.  A week or two ago we headed over to Owen Sound and walked the loop formed by the Palisades Side Trail of the Bruce Trail.  It was a very interesting and somewhat challenging hike!

The Side Trail follows the lower talus slope through a second growth forest, and increasingly among big boulders.  The 'Palisades' refers to a line of cliffs that towers over the southeast corner of Owen Sound.

There were a few nice tall pine trees along the trail too; the cleared landscape has re-naturalized well.

Most of the forest is Easter White Cedar , with lots of ferns among the boulders.

This large boulder was totally covered with a mat of moss.

Northern Holly Fern at the side of the trail.

A vertical boulder wall of Maidenhair Fern.

Eventually we headed uphill to rejoin the main Bruce Trail, and had to do a little boulder scrambling - see where the white blaze is leading us!


  1. A gorgeous place to hike in. Beautiful shots!

  2. This is a great place to get away and take photos. It is so lush and green and your shots caught that so well.