I have visited this park a few times but never been to the dam. It takes about 20 minutes from the parking lot to the dam.
We walked to the dam and took some photos. However, there is no shade for sketching or painting. We found a spot with a bench under a tree for sketching. It was a TWS outdoor event. We haven't met each other in person for a long time. It was good to see each other to do the plein air art again and chatting!
The first time I visited Milne Dam Conservation Park was a few months ago for a tree planting event. This visit was for Plein air painting. The park is the largest park (123 hectares) in Markham. The Rouge River in the park provides a place for many migratory birds, which can be best viewed in the early mornings and evenings in spring and fall. The 2.3 kilometers of trails are suitable for walking, jogging and cycling.
It is located on the east side of McCowan Road, just south of Highway 7. I saw a father and his son were fishing in the river. If you want to go fishing, you need to apply for an MNR fishing permit at Canadian Tire stores or bait shops.
Milne Park now charges admission per person. $4.00 for adults, $3.00 for seniors and children 16 or under are free. At the gate, the staff will give you a hand band so that you can have multi-entry. However, it is free admission on weekdays.
We sat down at the picnic table and I started painting the scene in front of me. I couldn't help taking photos and videos with the bird flying over the river. Again, I felt like I am a Discovery Channel reporter.
記得幾個月前第一次來Milne Dam保護公園是因為個植樹活動，而今次來到這裡是為了寫生。這個公園是Markham最大的公園，共有123公頃。紅河流經這裡為很多候鳥提供了居所，每年春天和冬天的早上和黃昏都是觀賞候鳥的最佳時間。公園內有2.3公里的路徑可供，行山，跑步及騎單車等活動。公園座落在McCowan路的東面，Highway 7的南面。我還看到有一對父子在釣魚。如果你想在這裡釣魚，你需要到Canadian Tire或賣釣漁工具的店鋪申請一個許可証。