A suggestion was made by one of our members, Kim, to give the Bois-des-Esprits Trail a try...so let's do it!! Especially now that they're fogging for mosquitoes!
The total trail length with both trails is approximately 5k, so expect to be walking and taking photos for about an hour an a half (that could be a generous amount of time though). There are what appear to be some photogenic points of interest:
John Bruce Road foot bridge – Once a bridge for vehicular traffic, this is now a scenic foot bridge and an inviting starting point for this walk.
Woody – A three-metre tall “Mhtik” (wood spirit) carved from a giant elm tree, guards the Bois des Esprits forest (on the Bois-des-Eprits Trail)
Riel Mill Site – In the 1840s, Riel Sr established a mill on this site to grind grain and card wool for the Grey Nuns of St. Boniface. Tradition has it that almost single-handedly, he dug a nine mile channel to divert water to turn the mill wheel (on the Louis Riel, Sr. Trail)
Follow the link for details: http://www.winnipegtrails.ca/trails-maps/bois-des-esprit/
-Meet at 7pm at the parking lot on John Bruce Road (just south of St. Anne's Rd. and Meadowood Drive)...collect $2 meetup fee, etc.
-Start the walk at 7:20pm SHARP
-Back to the parking lot at approximately 9pm (at the latest)