Scouts Fall Hike 2012: Arboretum to Vincent Massey Park

The 3rd Ottawa Scouts took advantage of the season to make a trip to the Dominion Arboretum, with a hike to Hog’s Back falls and Vincent Massey Park.

Established in the late 1800’s the arboretum is home to many different varieties of both native and non-native species.  An ideal spot for Scouts to work on their tree Identification Skills.  If you ever want to know what trees are where in the arboretum,  some meticulous soul has mapped the locations of all the different trees!  After some tree-ID we worked on our compass skills, as well as estimating distances.


After a quick lunch we headed over Hartwell’s lock and up the Rideau canal to Hog’s Back Falls

Hog's back Falls

We ended the day with a hike down through Vincent Massey park to catch the O-train at Confederation station, a quick train and bus connection to Dominion station, and a hike back to the church, still mostly dry!

Here are some more pictures (Click to Advance)

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