by Cathie Raina

On Saturday morning March 28, my husband Ralph and I were walking along the Turtle Trail at the Ferguson Forestry Centre. We came across this young man, Clayton MacKinnon, who was picking up garbage along the banks of the creek – on his paddle board! What a wonderful thing to do. We chatted for a short time and all seemed calm and pleasant which felt good in these troubled times. The Turtle Trail begins at a large lookout area on the Kemptville Creek where there is a big dock ready to be launched for summer use. There is also a large pavilion-type structure with two tables and benches for picnics. Along the trail we also noticed enormous evergreen trees that looked like they were original trees from long ago. This is a lovely place to walk while keeping a good distance from one another.


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