This is the Claude Dubrick Trailway at Kaufman Flats. It is an access point to the Grand River as well as the Water Bean Grand River Trail. The Kaufman Flats are located on the opposite side of the river as Snyder's Flats in Bloomingdale. It is kind of hard to find and I missed it myself trying to find it. It is located just off ...
of University Ave just north of Lexington on the right hand side (travelling north). There is parking at the bottom of the hill. One of the things I like about the Kaufman Flats is that it has so much to offer, in such a small area. The trail itself is just 550 meters long or a bit over 1km to the end and back. So it is great if you are not committed for a long hike.
There is a small field with a large beautiful oak tree (I think?) providing lots of shade, which makes for a great place for picnics! There is also little creek with a wooden bridge going over it, there is a spot to launch a kayak or canoe, and of course a trail for walking yourself or your dogs. This trail runs right along the river, with great views of the water. I stepped into the water to cool off, and I was not alone. There was a man dangling his feet
in the water, a mom and her two children playing and splashing each other, and there was a older lady playing catch with her dog. From what I gathered from talking, a lot of people come here to go fishing, I might have to try that because I love to eat fish. Below are a few pictures me and my family took while exploring this area.
A nice place to to take your dogs for walk, especially if its warm out, as your dogs and your feet might be barking to get into the cool and refreshing water. I wish I had a canoe, but if you do, (after you lend it to me) you can get access to the Grand River at the boat launch located just off the parking lot. I found some aerial drone footage of the area around the Kaufman Flats. This was taken courtesy of Shawn Ryan of Shawn Ryan Photography who takes great photos of God's creation. Watch the YouTube video below.
I did a little bit of research on the name, because its a mouthful. It was named in tribute to the vision of Walter Bean to build a better community (this is something a think we should all strive for), a vision shared by Claude Dubrick, founder of Lincoln Village Developments. Claude Dubrick was a Real Estate agent and was even President of the KW Association of Realtors in the 60's. When somebody searches my name in the future, I want them to read that I loved God, loved my family and that I strived to build a better community.
I have had the privilege of taking some pictures of people at the Claude Dubrick Trailway at Kaufman Flats on the Grand River in Waterloo. Take a look below at some of them, and if you ever want your picture taken then please do not hesitate to contact me HERE.