Take a Walk: Acres Lake Boardwalk and Shannon Blueway, Leitrim

This week, take a trip to Drumshanbo, County Leitrim and visit Ireland’s first floating boardwalk at Acres Lake.

The boardwalk reaches 600m across the lake and is the beginning of a 6.5km walking and cycling trail along the Shannon Blueway. The Blueway leads walkers from Acres Lake to Battlebridge Lock, near Leitrim Village.

Stop along the way for short break or even a picnic to take in the scenery of the lake and surrounding area.

Jinny’s Bakery and Tearooms

Acres Lake Boardwalk
Jinny’s Bakery

Jinny’s Bakery and Tearooms is located right on the shore of Acres Lake, offering delicious food and beverages to keep you going. With an extensive menu including teas, coffees, snacks and light bites, there’s something for everyone. The tearooms also offer a full picnic basket service for those who want to eat on the go.

This is one you definitely don’t want to miss during your trip to Leitrim.

Ava Farrelly
Ava Farrelly
Ava Farrelly is a travel journalist for travel2ireland, ITTN and TravelTimes. With a background in arts, culture and lifestyle, Ava has a keen eye for the most visit-worthy destinations and all their attractions.

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