Blakeney Rapids is a small but very interesting conservation area, near Blakeney and a little north of Almonte just off highway 29. (click for larger image)
I had all but forgotten about this wonderful little place until my daughter announced that she was going to take the kids there on Saturday. So, we decided to tag along.
Just off the parking lot, before you walk the paths, there is a little open area with a picnic table and this view of the Mississippi River. ↓
Once you begin to ramble through the woodsy area, there are several footbridges.
|View from a bridge.|
The paths can get rocky in places, but it's an interesting environment.
I liked this boulder with its lichens and moss. ↓
The trails lead to a more major branch of the river, and you can climb down if you wish.
Back at the picnic area, the kids did a little wading.
JJ found the remains of a crayfish.
And we watched this fly fisherman ↓ for awhile before heading out.