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Dawson Creek Walking Trail

Hello my name is Brenna and I live near Dawson Creek. Yesterday I was in town and had a few hours to kill so I decided to do the Walking Trail through town. I was pleasantly surprised at how lovely the walk was. I didn’t have time to do the entire trail so I started at the Dawson Creek Public Library and walked west. At first I met a number of people on the trail; most had baby strollers or visitors going out for an afternoon jog. But as I got further from the Library and out beside the farm fields there were very few people. As I walked along the fields, the grass was rippling in the wind; I hope to go back in the beginning of August when the canola is in bloom – it would be very picturesque. I walked past some beautiful houses and through gorgeous parks. The entire trail is paved but I was able to get off to the side and jog in most places. I wound up and down along the trail and through the trees, with the Dawson creek always close by. Near the end of my adventure at Pioneer Village, I crossed the creek on a quaint little wooden bridge. I personally did not really enjoy the few blocks that I had to walk along 17th street but the rest of the trail more then compensated for those five minutes. After I walked from the Library out to Pioneer Village and back, I decided that I had not walked enough so I wondered through Kin Park. There was a nice playground and tennis court near the Hospital, which I walked through on my way down to cross the creek on another wooden bridge. After the two hours of brisk walking, I decided that the stone benches across the road from the Library were looking pretty good to rest on. It was definitely an enjoyable walk and I hope I can do it again soon.

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Taken on January 1, 2000