We will be going on a different trail this time at the Dryden Tract and this hike will be 1 Hour. We will be keeping to the trails inside this Conservation area. This hike goes rain or shine...just not thundershowers!
Dryden Tract — Also known as Alps Woods, it’s hard to believe this beautiful patch of forest exists in Waterloo Region. With soaring, centuries-old maple and oak trees and a uniquely hilly terrain, you’d almost expect the Ewoks to come flying down from the canopy of this protected woodland. Smooth, well-groomed trails take you through a maze of bumpy eskers and moraines left behind by the glaciers, and connect to the Grand Valley Trail. All this once belonged to Andrew Dryden, a Scottish immigrant who purchased 900 acres outside of Ayr back in 1834. Today, it’s managed by the Grand River Conservation Authority, and this little-known forest, accessed off Alps Road east of Dumfries Road, is about as special as forests can get around here.
Afterwards you are more than welcome to join me for Coffee at the Melville Cafe. 7 Melville St. Cambridge, Ontario N1S 2H4
Melville Cafe' is located on main floor in the University of Waterloo School of Architecture. Entrance is located also on the exterior of the building.
I look forward to seeing you there.