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Turtle Trail


A short trail with a series of benches and a turtle-viewing blind which is the best place for seeing turtles from May through September. Painted and Map turtles are the most common and maybe an occasional Blanding turtle in the spring and Red-eared slider in the summer and fall, and occasionally a Snapping turtle will be seen sunning on a log. The clump of Red Osier Dogwood at the start of the trail is a good place to view Warblers and other song birds.

Turtle trail ends at the Wildflower Garden and the start of the Bill Holland Trail. On a short loop along the main river shore, eroded tree roots and toppled trees, some of which are still growing supported by the roots remaining in the ground are of interest. The Wildflower garden contains various wildflowers, plants, shrubs and trees common to Petrie Island and includes information and signage. Further information is presented at the Interpretive Centre which is open daily in July and August and weekends in May, June and September.
 



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