Saturday, April 21, 2012

Hiking Minnekhada Park, Coquitlam, BC

View across the marsh.
It was a beautiful day in my neck of the world today. To enjoy the sunshine, my family headed out to Minnekhada Regional Park for a hike. This is a beautiful park, with trails that loop around a small marsh (a rather lake-like marsh I will say). There are lots of birds, bugs, and even a few beaver lodges plainly visible in the water!

A slug with some kind of accessory on his back.
The trails around the marsh are a little steep at times, but my 5 and 9 year old did great (with occasional whining that quickly subsided). For the first time, we hiked around the entire marsh on the High Knoll trail, rather than cutting across the middle, following the Mid-Marsh trail.
The kids pointed out this fancy bug to me!
This made the hike a little longer than on previous visits, but it was still a beautiful trail and a very do-able hike for the kids.

There's lots of parking at the Quarry Road entrance to the park, and picnic tables can be found near Minnekhada Lodge if you're looking for a spot to sit down and snack!

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