A few weeks ago after I ran a record 22km (yay me!!) we headed to South Glenmore Park so I could keep my legs moving and not have them stiffen up. Recovery time is so much better if you choose to be active after being active even when you don't want to be active. Your body will thank you later trust me. I have learned from experience.
However, by choosing to go left and start walk in the direction of the parking lot and hopefully access to the paved trail we lost our nice patted down trail and entered into a very narrow trail surrounded by very tall grass. It was itchy and annoying and there were mosquitos and other random bugs and we all hated it except for Greg, he liked it. And Finley might have too because she tends to like whatever Greg does haha. It was a long trail and it was very hot as it was wide open with no trees for shade.
Eventually though I found a sign and realized that meant the paved path was finally close.
We really enjoyed the unconventional way that we did South Glenmore Park that afternoon. We only encountered one other family on the trail, we got to be close to the water and we kept cool too. I don't know if I would do that gravel trail if it was just me and the girls but would probably do it again if Greg was with us. You should check it out next time you want to explore the park a different way!