Scotsdale Farm in Black and White Part One

 Why haven't I been here before? I have driven past Scotsdale Farm for years, no, decades on the way to skiing or hikes and elsewhere. This hidden gem is part of the Bruce Trail network but is not a conservation area per se like Silver Creek or Limehouse which I have been hiking a lot this past year. As per th name this use to be a 531 scre working farm that was gifted by the owners that was gifted to the Ontario Heritage Trust in 1982. The Bennett side Trail named after the farm owners hooks into the Bruce Trail, What's great about Scotsdale Farm is you can hike on the property and it's a pretty gentle 6.5 km, or you can scale up by taking another side trail that crosses 8th Line that will eventually deposit you into Silver Creek Conservation Area and you can do a 10.5 km loop with more challenging terrain into the mix. 

A big surprise, there was a roll of Rollei RPX 400 in my black Nikon FM, I switched over to a bulk roll of Ultrafine Extreme 400 back in the spring, the contrast work well with the sunlight lower on the horizon. I chose just roll with one lens, the Nikkor Ais 35 f2 lens and it delivered as an all 'round lens for a hike. I also packed a Micro Nikkor 55 F3.5 lens but I didn't use it. 

This won't by only post on Scotsdale Farm, just wait for the colour version, in an upcoming post. 

Camera: Nikon FM, Nikkor Ais 35 f2 lens. 

Film: Rollei RPX 400, HC110 B. 

Scotsdale Farm Main House Scotsdale Farm House Front Path_ Bunkhouse Bunkhouse II Barn Behind the Trees Scotsdale Farm Front Car Port Scotsdale Farm Front Driveway Trees with the Field in Back_ Brdige Along the Bruce Trail in Scotsale_ Footbridge over the Muck and through the Trees_


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