Margaret (Coburn) Cameron Nature Preserve Trail
|Distance||800 metres return|
|Estimated Time||30 mins return|
|Surface Type||field, forested|
|Elevation Change||25 metres|
|Trail Markers||yellow diamonds|
The Margaret (Coburn) Cameron Woods Nature Preserve Trail is a short loop through a beautiful hardwood forest. You will find blue tubes in patches along the trail. These are to protect hardwood seedlings that have been planted to bring back some of the native hardwoods. A bridge crosses a small stream that runs through property. After the bridge the trail comes to a junction. Turning either direction will take you around a loop returning to this junction.
On my trip I saw Christmas Ferns, Turkey Tail mushrooms and some other type of gray flat mushroom that I had never seen before. I also found lung lichen and a thick moss/lichen I can't identify on a few of the trees (see picture above). If you know what it is let me know. There was also a mat of Blood Root in the field next to the road. If you like studying plants you could spend a long time in the short trail.
From route 105 in Keswick Ridge turn right onto either the Tripp Settlement Road or Route 616 near the top of the hill. Drive for 3.5 to 4 kilometres and you will come to the Kee Road. It will be on the left from Tripp Settlement and on the right from route 616. Turn onto Kee Road. After about 1 kilometre you will come to a long narrow field next to a patch of woods. The long narrow field is full of blue tubes to help protect trees that have been planted there. The trail crosses this field and enters the woods.
Trail Last Hiked: May 11, 2019.
Page Last Updated: April 28, 2020.