When you think of Hamilton, you think steel production and gritty streets.
Yet, there is more to the city.
While the view from the Hamilton Waterfront Trail is of Stelco, occasionally belching a cloud into the sky, there is also green space.
The Hamilton waterfront area includes marinas, trails and parks that offer views of both green spaces as well. You can see the trees along the Willow Cove area near Dundurn Castle.
We visited the Hamilton Waterfront Trail on a busy day: it was packed with people. Pier 7 Park, where you can park your car, was busy even early in the morning.
We saw several sailboats on the water. Families were strolling around the park and people stopping by the local coffee shop for a bite to eat and cup of coffee. The ice cream as Scoops is a draw on a hot day. The trail takes you along several piers, connecting with other parks along the shoreline.
A beautiful sculpture of a person holding a sail down dominates the scene, drawing the eye. It’s Rafaga-Unleashed by artists Edwin and Veronica Dam De Nogales.
For photographers, this spot is ideal in the summertime for sailboat photography. Some boats are extremely fast if there’s a good wind. Take the photo quickly!
Photo taken: October 9, 2010.