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Trail Talk 222 June 22nd 2022

The bench in last week’s trail talk was a bench on the Naftel’s Creek Conservation area blue trail. The very creative bench this week was only installed this year on one of the area’s shorter trails. Unfortunately vandals removed the only bench on the Front road trail, which was shown in Trailmore…

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Trail Talk 221 June 8-15 2022

A short spell of  hot weather brought out those little mosquitoes that love your blood.  Apart from the great variety of repellents the other thing worth considering is to wear light coloured (white or pale yellow) clothing, or the various styles of “bug jackets”, which have the disadvantage of makingmore…

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Trail Talk 220 June 1st 2022

The bench in last week’s trail talk was the bench in memory of Patrick King in the Maitland Woods. His daughter Sephanie wrote this memory of him, “After his retirement and probably more so in his 70’s dad would walk each day though the woods, sometimes twice a day (hemore…

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Trail talk 219 May25th 2022

The bench in last week’s trail talk was the bench on the Lobb trail near the plaque commemorating Dorothy Marie Bogie who died suddenly on her 77th birthday, January 8th 2021 while enjoying a beautiful day outdoors with friends. On May 17th I completed one year of keeping a Naturalistmore…

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Trail Talk 218 May 18th 2022

The bench in last week’s trail talk was the Jean Knight bench in the  Morris Tract at about 15.2 km. Jean’s daughter Nina Reynolds contributed this write up about her mother, “Jean  was one of the founding members of the Maitland Trail. Like most of what Mum took on, shemore…

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Trail Talk 217 May 4th-11th 2022

The bench in the last Trail Talk was the H. Steenstra’s  bench on the Taylor Trail. This is the only bench I am aware of that uses concrete for part of the construction. I believe Steenstra was active in the construction of the Taylor trail. Thirteen people went on themore…

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Trail Talk 216 April 27th 2022

The bench in last week’s trail talk was the bench by the Beech Tree in the Maitland Woods . The  plaque states, “Richard ‘Dick’ Lehnen 1944-2008 “In the woods, we return to reason” R.W.Emerson. “ His daughter contributed this tribute to her father.   “Richard “Dick” Lehnen was a community builder.more…

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Trail Talk 214 April 6th 2022

In the last trail talk, the bench was the Joey Salkeld bench in the Maitland Woods on the D-E blue trail. Joey Salkeld (1930-2003) farmed just south of Goderich.  At age 6 he was stricken with rheumatic fever. This restricted his joint movement and stature, but perhaps made a brilliant mindmore…