I was going through some of my old photos from a few years ago and came across these one that I took at our favourite hiking spot, Crawford Lake Conservation Area, near Milton, Ontario. They were taken in early April 2011, on a foggy day.
There were only a few people hiking the trails or walking with their dogs. With no breeze, the atmosphere was serene and just a bit spooky. It was very silent, as if the mist was dampening the sounds of cars on nearby roads. Parts of the lake still had ice and in other areas we could see the melt happening right before our eyes.
Even in early spring, Crawford Lake is a beautiful place to hike. The many gravel trails mean you aren’t stepping deep into mud and the boardwalk around the lake makes it even better. However, as with any trail in the early spring, there may be icy patches. My recommendation is always to wear hiking boots with good treads to ensure you don’t slip or twist your ankle.
I hope my photos inspire you for a spring visit!