I'm a retired photographer living in Lilydale mainly researching and writing on Australian aviation history. Now writing more on general subjects.
Published June 3rd 2021
Walk the Full Nelson
Nelson Road, named after Admiral Nelson, runs for 2.4 kms from Victoria Road to Maroondah Highway. It has three distinct sections. The first section from Victoria Road passes the old Lilydale Cemetery, a secondary school and the Old Pound Reserve.
Towards the end of the walkway, it crosses Olinda Creek. This is the start of the third section. Which continues as a roadway to Maroondah Highway. The Yarra Valley Trail is crossed, which is a walking trail from Lilydale to Yering.
An interesting and historical sight is the preserved bridge over what was the Lilydale to Warburton rail line. The rail line used to pass through what is now the grounds of Mount Lillydale Mercy College.