Although it isn't far from downtown, unfortunately it wasn't overly convenient to get there on public transit. It seems like every option involves a decent amount of walking, which would have been fine on a normal September day, but during this heat wave it was HOT. In saying that, we didn't let that deter us and we opted to take the street car down Queen St. and then walked for a while into the park.
By the time we arrived at the park, we were starving so we went on the hunt for a location to have our picnic. We were at the point where our criteria for picking a spot only involved somewhere we could sit down, but we found a quiet rocky beach and ended up with quite the view.
We then kept walking onto smaller and smaller trails and happened upon a number of monarch butterflies. So beautiful and fascinating to follow around for a while.
Here are a few more photos (note there are no photos of Cherry Beach. We were beyond exhausted):