I understand that the trails may have gravel applied, rather than wood chips, similar to the trails at Idlewild Park. How do others feel about this?
I would be very sorry to see the wood chip trails at Elizabeth Lake replaced by gravel ones. The current trails are soft underfoot and very quiet to walk on whereas gravel is hard and crunchy and rolls around under your feet, not great when you're looking everywhere but down, with binos and camera in hand. It's pretty difficult to sneak up quietly on something you want to see when the gravel is announcing your every move. Some of the Idlewild trails are new gravel and not nearly as comfortable to walk on as our wonderful Elizabeth Lake trails. As for the effects of this year's flooding on the trails, hopefully this is being addressed by the city and won't happen again.
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