This Saturday A Company of Fools will be performing Shakespeare’s comedy Twelfth Night in Flannery Green, a park located just east of Mooney’s Bay. Here’s a bike route Carleton summer students can follow along the canal to catch either the 2pm matinee or the 7pm show!
UPDATE: July 16, 2018 – The performances were a big success, so there is a strong possiblity the Fools will be back to perform in Flannery Green next summer! In the meantime, dear alma mater, this is a great route to Mooney’s Bay Park if ever you need a break from studies. Hog’s Back Falls are also a pretty spectacular site to behold, especially in the Spring.
Starting from the hub of resident buildings on campus, head up to where there is a link to get across Colonel By Drive to the Rideau Canal Eastern Pathway, right beside the Hartwell Locks.
There aren’t traffic lights at this crossing, which has been a contentious issue as it is a popular pedestrian and bike access to campus. A compromise solution was to create a mini lay-away island between the two speedy lanes of traffic.
Once across Colonel By Drive turn left and head upstream along the Rideau Canal Eastern Pathway.
The path goes under Hogs Back Road, then curls up to Mooney’s Bay. Follow the path along Hog’s Back Road that goes over the Rideau River.
Once over the bridge veer right and head through Mooney’s Bay Park.
Mooney’s Bay has a great big beach for those in need of a cool dip. It’s also a very popular weekend destination for huge events such as the Dragonboat Festival and various other rowing regatta’s. This weekend it will be the Hope Volleyball Tournament.
Continue through the park along the path towards the southern end where there is a short link to the traffic lights that take you across Riverside Drive.
Once across Riverside Drive, head straight along Mooney’s Bay Place, a residential street that brings you right to Flannery Green.