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104 Steps at Lowville Park

Tobogganing Hill at Lowville Park

Tobogganing Hill at Lowville Park

It’s been raining all day today. Is the yucky weather bringing you down? Well, you are not alone. I am glad I took advantage of yesterday though and take a drive to Lowville Park. The last time I was there, it was snow covered. The snow is gone now and all the flora and fauna is slowly coming out of slumber. I consider myself lucky to live in a city that allows me to be central to the happening places but also let me escape the hustle bustle. Driving in Burlington can be a torment sometimes. Well, maybe a little exaggeration on my part. Nothing compared to my fellow classmate that has to endure daily train ride. I should count my blessings.

What can I say about Lowville Park? A lot, but right now, I am more interested in sharing the 104 steps with you. It’s an old concrete staircase with a failing metal railing still clinging to it. The story has it that the steps were once a wooden staircase that provided a shortcut from the “Lowville” to the hillside area. In 1919, it was replaced with a concrete staircase.

104 Steps at Lowville Park

104 Steps at Lowville Park

J Auckland & Sons concrete at the top of Lowville Staircase

J Auckland & Sons concrete at the top of Lowville Staircase

There is nothing spectacular about this particular staircase. Nothing close to the 1,776 steps on CN Tower, or climbing the steps at Mont Royal in Montreal. Not even close to climbing the Chedoke steps in Hamilton. But it is in my hood and it gets my heart pumping. Soccer season is starting soon and this will be a good exercise for me.

Ugh, I am only half way up.

 

Enjoy the short video clip of the Bronte Creek that runs through Lowville Park.

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