Special Message (Covid-19 Virus)
This loop walk was done by us (a couple) during the Covid-19 restrictions to avoid parking a car in a small trail head parking lot. It was not done by a group of people. We parked in a larger parking lot near MEC in Kitchener. The walk started and finished at that location. We started early in the morning. During the walk we met very few people and kept the "physical distance". After we finished we had the oportunity to pick up a few groceries at Food Basics and maybe a treat at Cob Bread and Bakery (43.418556, -80.452194).
Other Homer Watson - Doon Area Loop Hikes
In addition to the walk described on this web page, you may wish to
examine some other walks in the same general area. You will find the
details of these other walks at the links provided here.
> Homer Watson Loop, Kitchener (8 km)
> Homer Watson & Doon Area Loops, Kitchener (3.6 to 9.8 km).
What the Blazes
If you choose the walk on this web page, you may not be familiar with how some trails are marked (signed). In the diagram below, the white rectangles are called blazes. Some trails (e.g. Bruce Trail) are marked using such blazes (2" x 6"). The blazes are usually painted on trees, posts and so on. Become familiar with the meaning of each blaze type.
The 11 km Homer Watson Park Loop Map
MAP NOTES: The map above shows our route (track) as a red line (11 km). There are alternate routes (tracks): pink and blue.
PDF files related to this 11 kn walk
Big Oak Surrounded by Hemlocks During a Spring Snow
A Bench for Bett
Stump Bench Passes Test
Gloves Discarded by Someone During Covid-19
GPS Tracks for Download
HELP: If clicking on the links does not provide a download option, try RIGHT clicking the link (especially the .gpx file) and then choose "Save Links As" (or equivalent) from the drop-down menu. Pick a download location (e.g. desktop) for the file.