The Maple Trail will lead you to an old sugar bush, where you will find the ruins of a sugar shanty. You will also see a variety of trees such as nanny berry, oak, hickory and cherry trees that provide food for songbirds, game birds, small mammals and deer. An off shoot of this trail leads to a covered viewing blind where you can observe migrating ducks, geese and shore birds.
The Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary was established in 1961 on lands acquired by the St. Lawrence Parks Commission after the construction of the St. Lawrence Seaway. It covers 9,000 hectares of a variety of wildlife habitats including a mature upland forest, early successional woods, old fields, wetlands and open water.
With more than 8 km of self-guided nature trails winding through these habitats, the seasoned birder and amateur naturalist alike have excellent opportunities to view close to 200 waterfowl, raptor, passerine and other bird species.
Directions: 14 km east of Morrisburg and 25 km west of Cornwall, on County road 2. Exits 758 and 770 on Highway 401.
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