At Adams Nature Reserve there is a well-marked out-and-back footpath to Heather’s Pond approximately 1 kilometre in length (2 kms return) .  To access, walk behind the cabin and cross the bridge over First Creek.  Follow the trail going left, skirting the impressive granite rock wall.   Use at your own risk and keep your dog(s) on a leash at all times.

At the end of the trail you will see a sign noting that the upland trail loop is closed for ecological research, due to sensitive habitat.

NOTE:  This Reserve closes to the public each spring from March  20th to June 20th to provide space for ecologically sensitive species.  The spring is a crucial time for breeding and by closing the reserve for the spring we give wildlife the space they need to ensure successive generations will continue to thrive.

Unique features:
Public walking trail to Heather’s Pond.
Old-growth upland forest not logged in over a century.
Borders the Kahshe Barrens.

Use at your own risk, stay on the trail and keep your dog(s) on a leash at all times.

Location:  1900 Cooper’s Falls Road, Washago, Ontario.  There is parking for approximately three cars beside and in front of the Adams cabin.

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We would also direct you to read our DISCLAIMER and our TRAIL USERS CODE.

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Adams Nature Reserve characteristics

Length: 1km linear trail
Difficulty: Easy (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Natural
Trail use: Hiking
Accessibility Notes: Not wheelchair accessible
Fees: none

Flora & Fauna:

Many mature Maple, White Ash, Red Oak, White Pine, American Beech and Eastern Hemlock.
Home to at least twelve Species-at-Risk, as well as beaver, moose, bear, coyote, fox, and deer.
Nesting area for Scarlet Tanagers, Black-throated Green Warblers, Broad-winged & Red-tailed Hawks, and several species of Woodpecker.
Indigo Buntings and Mourning Warblers nest along woodland edges.

Amenities: none

Attractions: none

The Couchiching Conservancy 705-326-1620

Find it: 1900 Cooper's Falls Road, Washago, Ontario

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 44.7833140
Longitude: -79.2586360