06 May 2013

Fifty Years of Walking Around Belleville - Part 4

Sunday May 5th 2013

The third Jane’s Walk, titled Down by the Bay, was held the next day.

Led by landscape architect Kevin Tribble, a designer of the city’s widely used Bayshore Trail, and Doug Moses, previously the City’s director of Parks and Recreation, the walk started at the boat launch at the end of South George Street and proceeded eastward along the Bay to the CN memorial. 

Talks along the trail featured an eclectic mixture of topics: the geological history of the land, its evolving ecology since the settlement of Belleville and the challenges of building the trail and the hopes for its future extension.

After passing by the sewage treatment facility the walkers had great views of the turtles sunbathing in the artificial ponds - see the album link below.

The walk ended at the CN monument with stories from Belleville’s days as a major railway centre.

Story: Nick White & Anthea Weese; pictures Nick White

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