Bashing at Kelso Conservation Park
Kelso, a 397 hectare park established in 1960 on the Niagara Escarpment in Milton, offers diversified activities. The park is reached by taking Highway 401 and then taking Highway 25 north to Campbellville Road; going west to Tremaine Road and finally going south until you reach Kelso Road. Turn right to park entrance.
Here is a list of activities that we indulged in as a group of 22 people:
1. Started by canoing and peddle boating in the lake waters.
2. Had failed attempt on fishing the trout.
3. Played cricket to the amusement of many other visitors (now what game is that they seem to ask).
4. Played rugby.
5. Had another session of canoing.
6. Had a swimming session.
7. Photgraphed birds.
8. Hiked and mountain biked on 16 km of trails including connections to the Bruce Trail.
9. Played beach volleyball
10. Visited campsites (total 16 in numbers), but decided against camping.
11. Had a final session of canoing.
Winter activities include skiing and cross country skiing. We are not winter people. Therefore, we have not tried these activities yet.
We have friends in Burlington, but I only have postcard views to show you, because I was so busy photographing the friends, their pool, house etc., that I forgot to take photographs of my surroundings.!
(May just have to go back to visit them to make amends)
This picture postcard shows a view of Spencer Smith Park with the city in the background.
Every August people all over Canada and United States come for the Rib Fest, and it is held in Spencer Smith Park.They show how they cook their ribs, etc., and have competitions.
There is a big contingent from Texas.
We were able to attend the fest.
The smell is wonderful, and it is a little difficult at times to choose which stall to purchase from. The crowds were huge, it was fun.
This is a view taken from a high rise building.
City Hall is the dominant white structure, with Lake Ontario beyond.
"Burlington Bay Skyway"
A quote from the picture postcard states:
To honour Mr. Allan, the Burlington Skyway has been renamed the Burlington Bay - James N Allan Skyway. Mr. Allan served as an M.P., M.L.A. and Chairman of the Niagara Falls Parks Commission and was highly regarded for his fiscal management.
(The red coloured bridge was built first, and it rises to let craft through,)