Hiking through French River, Ontario

French River - Ontario

French River – Ontario

I’ve had the opportunity to do a lot more travelling lately and, while it sometimes means I don’t get out a Quote of the Day article every day, it has been creating some amazing photography and culinary opportunities!

I spent this past weekend travelling a few hours north of here to visit French River and Killarney – we really have some spectacular landscapes here in Ontario.

Long story about the ensuing complications and adventure aside, I enjoyed a fabulous little escape from city life for a few days, complete with one of the most enjoyable hiking expeditions I’ve been on yet.

French River - Ontario

French River – Ontario

At first we passed over the concrete bridge in the photo above on our way to Killarney; on the way back, we got a chance to take a picture of it from the large green snowmobiling bridge we crossed, pictured below.

French River - Ontario Snowmobile Bridge

French River – Ontario
Snowmobile Bridge

There are small waterfalls you can hike to in French River; so small, in fact, that this was a boy’s reaction upon arriving:

“Dad, are those the waterfalls?”

“Yeah, they are,” the father replied.

“Wow. We hiked all this way for that?”

“Yeah, we hiked all this way for that,” he laughed.

The Recollet Falls of French River are pictured below.

French River - Ontario Recollet Falls

French River – Ontario
Recollet Falls

The whole area is just gorgeous though.

French River - Ontario

French River – Ontario

The trail to the Recollet Falls became one of my favourite trails to hike for the variety of terrain it offered: narrow paths of rocks and tree roots to traverse and manoeuver across; large rock faces to climb and jump up and down on; bridges across small tributaries flowing down the large hilled terrain to the river below.

French River - Ontario

French River – Ontario

I plan on returning again this year when the weather is a bit warmer.

For the trip, I baked some amazing macrobiotic banana brownies and a lentil-nut pate – recipes (with links from this article) will be up on the website shortly!

French River - Ontario

French River – Ontario

 

 

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