Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Voyageurs Pathway to Lac Leamy

The Voyageurs Pathway is a beautiful and very well traveled route that winds its way along the Gatineau side of the Ottawa River. The path is paved and is very busy throughout the day. You can find some amazing views of the Capital, such as this photo of the Parliament buildings. The night views must be spectacular - definitely on my list of things to see.

Parts of the route were scenic, as can be seen in this photo of the boardwalk that comprises one section of the trail. Other parts are not pretty and wind their way through scrub grass fields bordered by ugly buildings.

I followed the path from the center of town out to Lac Leamy. The Lac Leamy park ends at a sad little beach on a tiny lake. Its only redeeming feature is a convenience stand that sells ice cream and other treats. Oh, it also boasts some beach volleyball courts. Lac Leamy is not worth the trip unless you have already visisted ALL the other sites in the National Capital Region.

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