NTS Map:92F1. This park was dedicated in 1957 and became a favorite swimming and picnicing spot. The City of Nanaimo built a trail that goes around the lake hugging the shoreline and actually extending out over the lake using a beautiful boardwalk. The trail is rated for bikes but there are a series of gates you will have to lift your bike over.
There is a Off-Leash area on the backside of the lake that is seperate from the regular trail.
You could extend your hike to the popular Westwood Ridge trails, but that will add 4-5 hours to this easy walk.
Watch for the bike bypass that takes you away from the lake for a bit and the short-cut at the North-West end of the lake.
Take Jingle-Pot Rd to Westwood Lake Rd. Follow the signs to the parking area. Free parking for now.
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Posted By: Kjolivet
- Sun Jul 16 19:14:53 UTC 2017
UpsideA lovely trail through second growth forest with lovely views of the lake. DownsideVery busy in the summer. CommentA great spot for a fast-paced walk which takes about 75 minutes to complete. Mainly level except for a 5-10 minute climb at the beginning if you go clockwise around the lake.