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Tulip Tree Trail


This barrier free trail travels through a mature Carolinian forest and is mostly board-walked for handicap accessibility. Hikers will have an opportunity to see examples of Carolinian trees that are rare in Ontario such tulip trees, sassafras, and shagbark hickory.

During May, this is also the best trail to see the endangered Prothonotary Warbler. (An all-terrain wheel chair is available for use from the Visitor Centre) Jutting from the shores of Lake Erie, this enormous crescent-shaped sandspit features delicate dunes stubbled with hardy grasses; and marshlands where herons, bitterns and rails nest. Beech, sassafras, sugar maple, shagbark hickory and tulip trees thrive in one of Canada’s largest Carolinian forests. Sunlit meadows of prairie grasses grow here among towering oaks and pines in a protected oak savanna.

Rare animal species, including the endangered prothonotary warbler and the eastern spiny softshell turtle, call Rondeau home.



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