|Where it all begins|
There's a small parkette about half a kilometre east along the road, easy to spot as it's along a curve. About 7 kilometres along Lakeshore and the road turns sharply over an old wooden bridge. Be cautious around here as Via Rail still accesses the double set of tracks here. You must have seen those Via trains just scream by the plodding GO Trains.
|Old Wooden bridge structure|
Just a bit after the tracks the road makes a sharp right to continue eastward, and there you will find the Bond Head Bluffs Area of Natural Science Interests (ANSI). There are ANSI sites all along the bluffs of the Clarington secton of the Waterfront Trail.
Certain portions have places of interest where rare plants thrive as a result of local mini-ecosystems. These are private lands and the bluffs are unstable and prone to erosion. Bond Head is of interest to those studying rare plants and flowers. Although, I do not have an interest in botany I do respect those who share a keen discovery, but I will not be exploring this rare place.
Another 5 or 6 kilometres along Lakeshore and we passed quickly through Port Granby, which is a site of some low-level radioactive waste. Sadly once a bustling port community with its own hotel, all remnants are now gone.
|Inukshuks line railways 'Welcome'|
|Local cow saying 'Hi'|
To take this trek, I promise you that going along this historic roadway in the more colourful months will be an unforgettable experience, especially at sunset. I'm sure many people find this among the most spectacular stretch of Lake Ontario's north shore. In fact, I almost second-thought my idea to post any pictures at all, but they were taken, and therefore shared.
You will pick up the Waterfront trail again, once you reach the eastern boundary of Port Hope.
Update: Here's a link to an article on Wayback Times written by a nice man who used my picture for his article. Historically very interesting.