Bruce Trail – Boyne Valley to Mono Cliffs

What can I say? Hiking in this section is stunning fall! There is no shortage of autumn colour and wander the Bruce Trail in the Dufferin Hi-Land Club. Both provincial parks are very much worth time spent. A picnic at McCarston’s Lake would make for a great day!

We attempted to park at Mono Community Centre but found the lot closed and monitored by security. Apparently, the community of Mono didn’t want additional visitors during peak fall colour season. Too bad, we were hoping to patron a couple of places after the hike. We scurried to Plan B to leave the cars 2km north of there and then drove on to leave the remaining cars at Boyne Valley Provincial Park.

We began in the forest, then travelled on road for bit, then forest, then road and then we entered Mono Cliffs. We went up and around McCarston’s Lake. We stopped for pictures, snacks and then head onwards. Up until then the trails were pretty quiet, we rarely crossed paths with other hikers, but soon after the lake, we met a herd of people. They were mostly families taking in the day. Many were in matching or coordinating outfits, including the dogs… ready to take their family portraits.

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