Chevrier's Creek Trail
Chevrier Creek Trails consists of four interlaced loops. Loop 1, wends its way between red pine, with a scenic look-out from the top of a steep-sided dune ridge, 15 to 30 metres high. Loop 2, the longest loop, runs along part of the dune ridge, which originated from a large sand plain surrounding a post-glacial lake now gone, named Lake Brennan. Loop 3, skirts Chevrier’s Creek, where near the mouth of the creek is found Bur Oak, at its northern limit. Also called Mossycup Oak, because of the distinctive fringe on the acorn cups.
The trail around the rocky point on the Ottawa River is a good place to stop and admire its natural splendour. If you were here before 1950, a small lake occupied Driftwood Bay, with the Ottawa River over on its far side. The present shoreline of the Ottawa River was created, when the Rapides Des Joachims (locally pronounced Swisha) hydroelectric dam, 12 km down river from the park, was built, raising the water level by 30 metres. Loop 4, in the most westerly portion of the park, runs through forest dominated by large white pines, more than 30 metres tall.
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