Rhonda Cowen donated this 9 hectare property near the village of Waverley to the Conservancy in 2006 in memory of her parents. Because the donation required a severance from Rhonda’s adjacent lands as well as a re-zoning, this transaction took an extended amount of time and considerable red tape. It has been registered as an Ecological Gift under a federal program of tax incentives. The property is open for walkers.

Unique features of this property

  • Jennett Woods encompasses one of the headwaters of Hogg Creek, making it important for the protection of downstream water quality
  • part of the property has native forest, mostly with a mix of Poplar and older White Pines
  • about two-thirds of the property if Red and White Pine plantation, which will be thinned periodically to gradually convert to native hardwoods
  • a small band of wetland meanders across the property, feeding into Hogg Creek
  • old fence lines of massive pine stumps can be found within the plantation areas
  • this forest shelters birds and other wildlife that prefer conifers, such as finches and an occasional visiting Black-backed Woodpecker.

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JENNETT WOODS characteristics

Length: Not known
Difficulty: Moderate (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Natural
Trail use: Hiking
Accessibility Notes: Not wheelchair accessible
Fees: None

Flora & Fauna:

Not yet reported

Amenities: None reported

The Couchiching Conservancy 1485 Division Road West, Orillia, ON General inquiries Tel: 705-326-1620

Find it: From Waverley (located on Hwy 93 between Hillsdale and Midland), go east on Vasey Road for 0.5 km, watch for Conservancy sign on the right

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 44.6434010
Longitude: -79.8174460