August 27, 2010 | Tips from Travellers >
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A few weeks ago, on one of those hot summer nights in the Lower Mainland, a friend and I decided to take out the 'ole bikes and go for a ride in the somewhat cooler evening temperature. We decided upon the Fort to Fort trail in Langley. The trail stretches along the southern side of the Fraser River from Derby Reach regional park (which has some fantastic riverside campsites by the way) all the way to the community of Fort Langley itself.
We brought along a backpack of picnic supplies to chow down somewhere along the trail when we got hungry. The trail is fantastic, as it passes through Derby Reach regional park which sports fantastic riverfront park-space, a dog off-leash enclosure, and the campsites. Also along the trail are remnants of the original location of Fort Langley, before it was moved further east along the river. We enjoyed ourselves tremendously as we made our way to Fort Langley. Once there we found a picnic table along the river which hosted our break and dinner spot.
By the time we decided to head back, the sun was setting and the cool wind in our hair added to the experience. This trail, whether you walk it or bike it, is definitively a to-do whether you live in the Langley area, or are just passing through.Editor's note: learn more about the Fort-to-Fort trail and other Langley parks here.