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Walk a Fossil Reef

Ontario Trails Events

Event: Walk a Fossil Reef
Trail: Gordon's Park Trail
Date: 2018-08-31 to 2020-08-31
Abstract: Enjoy hiking through the diverse ecosystems of Gordon’s Park in the heart of a hardwood forest.
Type: Hike
Time: See event website
Location: 18777 Hwy 6 Manitoulin Island
Online URL: http://gordonspark.com/onsiteactivities/
Cost: See website

HIKING TRAILS

Enjoy hiking through the diverse ecosystems of Gordon’s Park in the heart of a hardwood forest. Observe and listen to the beauty of nature around the pond, up the escarpment, in the swamp, and throughout the meadows. Watch for wildlife viewing opportunities – local species include various songbirds, hawks, partridges, deer, porcupines, foxes, and wolves.

Gordon’s Park is fortunate to house a prehistoric fossil reef from 450,000,000 years ago, filled with specimens from a variety of different corals and undersea critters from that time period.  See fossils such as invertebrate corals [tabulates (colonial) and rugose (solitary)], stromatoporoids, bryozoans, and echinoderms (crinoids), molluscs (nautiloids, bivalves, gastropods, cephalopods), brachiopods, echinoderms (crinoids), and more on the ancient reef in the park. Read More…

For more information please visit our website at: www.gordonspark.com