The Management Trail, a 2.3 kilometre self-guided walking trail designed to further your understanding of forestry in Eastern Ontario, takes you through a variety of both natural and planted forest types common to this part of eastern Ontario. Along the way you will find a number of information stops designed to introduce you to a variety forest management techniques. Our hope is that you will learn something about forest management and the environment in which we live. Enjoy your walk and your visit to the Nursery Forest.
Aside from developing and maintaining the forest trail network, the partners plan to educate visitors through the demonstration of management practices which promote a healthy thriving forest ecosystem. It is our mission to manage this renewable resource sustainably and to the benefit of the plants and animals as well as the people who use the Nursery Forest Directions: From Ottawa: Drive west on 417 from downtown, head south on 416 to exit 34. Turn right on County Rd. 43. Turn right on County Rd. 44. Turn right into Ferguson Forest Centre entrance (300 m north of County Rd. 43). From Kingston/Brockville/Prescott: Drive east on 401, head north on 416 to exit 34. Turn left on County Rd. 43. Turn right on County Rd. 44. Turn right into Ferguson Forest Centre entrance (300 m north of County Rd. 43). Information provided by the Ferguson Forest Centre website.
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