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Melancthon Tract


The Melancthon Tract is a Dufferin County forest, much of which was planted in 1959. The 750-metre trail loops from one side of the property to an adjacent side. Watch for some side trails. Plantation areas are red pine and white spruce, but look also for the tamarack.

The tamarack is our only coniferous tree that drops its needles in the fall. Each spring, dozens of new clusters of bright green needles grow on each twig in a delicate rosette form. You’ll see signs of beaver activity, such as a poplar tree that’s been felled across the trail. Bird activity is all around you, and butterflies and moths spring up from the grass as you walk.

Look at low shrubs to see if deer have been browsing them.

Information provided by the County of Dufferin Health website.


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