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Published February 3rd 2010
Sometimes a great weekend can be found in the last place you would expect. Take a visit to Cowan, one of Sydney's smallest, least known suburbs, and you'll find that this is true. Hidden around the unremarkable suburb of Cowan are entrances to bush trails providing some of the most beautiful scenery Sydney has to offer.
With the Jerusalem Bay track as well as the picturesque Bujwa Bay trail, Cowan has the potential to provide a great summer weekend outing. The walks are perfect for families, couples or intrepid solo weekenders. Just don't expect to find anything too interesting in the suburb itself.
Starting near Cowan Station, the Jerusalem Bay track leads to Jerusalem Bay. On this walk, turning back is not an option. The 3km walk is not always an easy stroll, but the up close view of one of the most serene spots on the Hawkesbury River puts the walk out of one's mind.
Cowan is also home to the Bujwa Bay trail. Only 3km long and quite easy to walk, this trail and the Bay itself are not to be missed. Heading back up the hill can be a bit of a hard slog, but the serenity provided by standing on a rock over this beautiful, isolated part of the Hawkesbury makes it all worthwhile.
For breathtaking views, pleasant exercise and a good way to spend time with family, friends and your own thoughts, Cowan's bushwalks are an ideal weekend activity.