Photos by Barry Wallace
Between Jane Street and Marylake
The Oak Ridges Trail, east of Jane Street, is found about a few hundred metres south of the 15th Sideroad, south of Sacred Heart. It meanders along an ancient 8' high fence, that once surrounded a herd of dear belonging to Sir Henry Pellatt. There are huge spruce, pine and birch trees here, many dead, and the trail itself is filled with many roots. The trail is well-trodden, somewhat up and down, but a fairly easy hike. It heads due east for about 1/2 kilometre where it joins the trail heading northward to the Pine Farms Apple Orchard and Cafe, or heads south-west toward Marylake. Turning around here and heading back to Jane Street makes for a short hike, but visually impressive.
Above left, a Mourning Cloak ~ above right, an Eastern Comma
Work of a Pileated Woodpecker?
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