We were out for a Sunday walk in the park, heading along the bottom of what they call “the Bench” here in Terrace, British Columbia. We started along Sparks Street, right at the soccer field, and followed the creek to the Howe Creek Tree Park at Lanfear Drive, at the bottom of the hill. The length of trail that we walked was about three kilometres, in one direction; we also walked back on the same trail.
The trail itself is in really good condition, very well maintained, and highly recommended to walk. I would say we passed somewhere around ten to twelve walkers and joggers, plus one mountain biker rider. Some of the passer-bys where also walking their dog, and one lady he three leashes and many more dogs following. But the trail was big enough that all of the traffic was not a problem. I think my camera attracted a few stares and comments, all was good.
There were about eight well maintained bridges that we walked over. Most of them seemed like they were just built. The path was we groomed and has crushed gravel throughout. There was two places where there were tree falls that the roots dug up the trail, but they seemed fix enough to not cause any problem. There was one muddy part, but it was dry enough to walk threw.
One we got to the Western end of the trail, we met the Howe Tree Farm Park, in dedication to Mr. Howe, who grew exotic trees during the turn of the century, and passed away in the 1980s. A park was erected that contains some of those trees, plus many more that were planted since.
These photos, above, were some of the plants that were growing in the park. What was amazing about the park, was how well it was maintained. I saw no signs of vandalism, and it looked as if they just worked on it.
I would highly recommend an afternoon to walk it!