Gillies Grove Walking Trail

This trail winds along the Madawaska River bank and through the Marina, Robert Simpson Park and one of the oldest growth forests in Canada, the Gillies Grove.

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Gillies Grove Walking Trail characteristics

Length: 2.7 km.
Difficulty: Easy (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Natural and Paved
Trail use: Hiking
Accessibility Notes: Not wheelchair accessible.
Fees: None

Flora & Fauna:

The size and the age of many of the trees in Gillies Grove is extraordinary. Trees in the forest include Sugar Maple, Yellow Birch, American Beech, Eastern Hemlock and Basswood. Most impressive is the stand of the towering ancient White Pines. Birds that inhabit the Grove include Scarlet Tangers, Pileated Woodpeckers, Red Shouldered Hawks, Barred Owls, Cooper’s Hawks and Eastern Screech Owls.
Vegetation in the Grove include Hepaticas, Spring Beauties, Violets, Red and White Trilliums, White Baneberry and Indian Pipe—not to mention Poison Ivy.

Amenities: Picnic tables

Town of Arnprior Phone:613-623-4231

Find it: East side of corner of Daniel St & Madawaska St, Arnprior

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 45.4348680
Longitude: -76.3515830