Hiking in the Spring – Part IV

A Pleasant Walk from the Fauquier Boat Dock to Detta Beach

At the intersection of Highway 6 and Starlite Road you go down to the Fauquier boat dock.

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2 3Looking north to Ingersol Mountain you can see across the bay the sandy beach of Detta Beach.

3aTo reach Detta Beach you go back up the hill and proceed on Starlite Road,

4past the Fauquier Creek,

5dense growth of skunk cabbage and giant leaves of the devil’s club,

6picturesque old orchards from the time before the flooding of the Arrow Lakes in 1967,

7pastoral scenes complete with ewe and lambs resting in the grass,

9until you reach the junction at a private sawmill operation. There you turn left and walk down to the beach passing a house under construction to the left and another farther down to the right.

8The beach looks deserted now. But in July and August it attracts sun-seeking people from all over the province and even as far away as Alberta. It is perhaps the only place along the shores of the Arrow Lakes, where you can enjoy a sandy beach at low and high water levels. There you can go swimming in the refreshing water, boating, sun bathing, playing games or just lazing away the hot summer days with your friends and family.