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Glen Trail


The Glen rises 15 to 20 metres above what used to be the former bays of Lake Algonquin. Now it rises above a sea of trees. From the lookout point, if you watch the trees swaying in the wind, you can imagine the waves of a warm, tropical sea. Parallel to this limestone ridge extends a deep trough, carved by wave action of glacial waters.

This trail follows this cliff edge, looking down on treetops, and ancient barrier beach ridges along the base of the escarpment. It also crossed over deep crevices and exposed stretches of bedrock scratched by the glacier as it gouged the area.



These crevice step-overs aren't wide and the narrow chasms offer a chance to cross even for those afraid of heights. In fact, the rocks are kind throughout this trail. In the few areas where there's an uphill climb, the rocks form natural steps. To reach the Glen, follow the side trail and tun right. You'll walk through thick woods most of the way before reaching an open field area.

When you reach the cedar and maple forest, it's time to turn around. On you return, after you've reached the campsite area, make sure you follow the blue trail to return to your car.

 

Directions: The Glen can be reached by taking County Road 1 north out of Owen Sound for five kilometres. At County Road 17 (Mountain Lake and Bass Lake signs) turn left and follow it for about four kilometres past Benallen. 



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