Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Bikes and Sights: Getting Away From It All On The K&P Trail

“When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous,
when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin
down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking.”
- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Author of Sherlock Holmes -

There were a few places we biked through more than once this past summer and one of them was The K&P Trail; an off-road recreational trail that I've written about before. It’s the perfect place to cycle, walk or jog through when you’re in the mood for a peaceful setting.


Surrounded by the sights, sounds and smells of nature, you disconnect from the hustle and bustle of daily life and ultimately begin to slow down and relax.



On this trail, you hardly ever run across another person, and for an introvert like me, that's exactly what's needed at times; to detach from humanity and recharge the internal battery.

A young girl walking through a corn field.

As you bike along, you encounter some four-legged friends...



...pretty flowers...


...and even opportunities to be creative if that's what you enjoy.



And if you happen to visit on a hot summer day, there are plenty of shaded areas to stop in and cool off, which you will be grateful for.


Sometimes you just need to get away from it all, and the K&P Trail is the perfect location to do just that.


Have a lovely Wednesday, everyone.

32 comments:

  1. Soothing and relaxing read! Feeling refreshed.

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    1. That's what outings like this do for me, and why we plan days like these. Good for the soul.

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  2. How wonderful Martha you make it look magical and oh so soothing, and beautiful I love those images of you and the most wonderful man in the world enjoying nature, and life together. I am happy for you x

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    1. Thank you, Lorraine. You are so sweet. Nature is my favourite place to be :)

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  3. Looks like a lovely and peaceful trail to travel!

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    1. It really is. The perfect setting when you want to get away from it all.

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  4. What does the "K & P" stand for? Kingston, I assume, and . . . something else.

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    1. It was originally called the "Kingston and Pembroke Railway" because it was built by the Kingston and Pembroke Iron Mining Company. But the locals nicknamed it "Kick and Push" because on uphill climbs many 'Kick and Push' trains had to back down and start up again.

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    2. Thanks for the info! That explains why the trail is sooooooo straight too -- old railway track beds.

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    3. Absolutely! And that's what makes this trail perfect for recreational purposes.

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  5. I love off-road biking trails. It's so nice to not have to worry about battling traffic. Lovely scenery!

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    1. You got it, Linda! Another reason why we love riding there sometimes; no cars to worry about!

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  6. You made the most of this beautiful trail.

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    1. We really did. I look forward to spring returning so we can do it all over again.

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  7. Just beautiful. No further words required :)

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    1. You got it, Wendy. Sometimes we ride along for quite some time without saying a single word to each other. Really no need to.

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  8. Lovely area ! One of the reasons I feel so blessed living in a valley ! Thanks for sharing lovely photos to ! Have a good day !

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Country Gal. Yes, this is a very lovely area. And so close to home! We are fortunate.

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  9. I love how your hubby's bum keeps popping up in your posts.

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  10. I want to get lost in that cornfield. Lovely scenes, including hubby's bum. Smiles.

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    1. That cornfield was massive! I would have loved to walk through it.

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  11. That looks to be a perfect place to unwind and reconnect with nature and yourself, Martha!
    I smiled when I saw that second photo of the chain/lock/gate......I would have done the same thing and place the tree in the centre like you did!! lol

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    1. I know you would have done the same thing, Jim! I stop so many times along the way that I wonder how we ever manage all that biking!

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  12. I feel relaxed just looking at your photos, Martha!

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    1. That's exactly how I feel when we ride through there. It's so peaceful.

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    1. Lots of neat spaces around here, Carolyn. You'd love it.

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