The Fiddlehead Trail is about two kilometres long and takes the average person about 45 minutes to walk. The brown numbered triangles and the arrows will help you find your way. Please stay on the trail so as not to disturb the wildlife. Please keep your dogs on a leash. Poison ivy grows close to the trail in many places.
The Fiddlehead Trail got its name from the tightly-curled leaves of young ferns in spring-time. The wet, shady forest at Baxter is a great place for ferns to grow. Explore the many trails through wetlands, conifer plantations, mixed forest, alder thickets, nut groves, wildflower gardens and a solar energy display. In the summer, take a refreshing dip in the Rideau at the Baxter beach. Join in our excellent outdoor education programs. Call for details about special workshops, day camps or seasonal programs.
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Hiking & Walking, Snowshoeing & Backcountry
Grass/Natural, Soil - Compacted
Admission Charge - Parking 5.00
National Capital Region
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