Winter, spring, summer or fall ... yes, I've visited this place so many times at different times of the year. And each season is a unique experience. For those who love the outdoors, Crawford Lake is a must. If you're an avid hiker, CL has 11 kms of trails, all of them loops. There's one linear trail (around 8 kms) that takes you to Rattlesnake Point, another beautiful place. This hike is challenging as you will traverse boulders and roots and the like, as well as some sections are hilly.
By the lake itself is a boardwalk where you can just take your time taking pictures of the rock formations.
Just this past weekend, I went there with a group to do snowshoeing and what a great workout it was. Tons of snow (which has eluded us the last 3-4 years) which made the workout very challenging. But the serenity, the peacefulness of the forest was just amazing. Snow piled up on our tracks, snow heavily laden on the pine trees ... we were lucky to be there at this time and just enjoy ourselves and nature.
Crawford Lake is a popular place for students and youth. It has a lot of outdoor activities and educational opportunities. They've got a reconstructed Iroquoian Village and it's quite interesting to see how people lived eons ago. Last year, they even put on a cornbread making event, and of course, we got to sample them!
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