During the COVID 19 lockdown, our exercise options are restricted to an exercise location within five kilometres of home. Those of us who live within five kilometres of Lilydale should feel most fortunate that they have access to Lillydale Lake.
Lillydale Lake has a wide, level 2.75 km. path circumnavigating the lake, making easy travel for the jogger, walker, dog walker, pram pusher, wheelchair-bound and cyclist.
Because of the length of the circuit and the wide paths, social distancing was no problem. It had been many months since I have walked in this location and a lot has changed. Many lights have been installed around the lake, extending the hours of safe usage.
While the humans are itinerant visitors to the lake, many birds call it home. On one circuit, you could see over ten different species of avian life. Ducks would be the most numerous. Black ducks are the main breed, but several other species are often sighted.
We may be in the middle of a pandemic, but a promenade around Lillydale Lake will take your mind off it as you breathe in fresh air, be it through a mask, and enjoy the scenery on, in and across the lake.