A sunny January day provided a great reason for a short walk on the Maple Ridge Hiking Trail. Blue sky means ‘get outdoors’.
If you are unfamiliar with the Maple Ridge, it is a 3 kilometre trail in Triton, Newfoundland & Labrador. The trail heads through forest, then along a bay and up to a ridge where you can drink in a broad view of the area. The trail is reported to be not overly challenging, although your legs will benefit from the workout from all the stairs.
This January stroll was a good taste of the trail. It was mere minutes to the first rest area and a pretty view. Doing the whole trail in summer is very much anticipated.
If you would like a taste of the Maple Ridge, head to Triton and turn towards Brighton. You’ll see the entrance to the trail next to the outdoor swimming pool. The signage for the complex is good, and the swimming pool stands out. It is really hard to miss. (Keep in mind for warmer months: There is a public pier and boat launch next door as well.)