The Lawson Nature Reserve, or as it is know locally “The Lawson Tract”, is a 14.71 ha parcel of land rich in biodiversity. There are over 300 plant species as well as numerous amphibians, birds and mammals that call the LNR home. The terrain is varied and features several types of vegetative communities including: mixed hardwood forests, pine and spruce plantations, some open meadow and treed swamp. This area is part of the Ingersoll Moraine and the Salford Swamp. Evidence exists that the property was a small working gravel pit and used as a farm in earlier times.

Lawson Nature ReserveLawson Tract is a mixed woodlot, which provides hikers with the joy of seeing a variety of vegetation and the opportunity to do some bird watching. There is one steeper hill, but generally the terrain is easy-going. The trail is wide and well maintained. There can be wet spots in the spring or if there has been a lot of rain. It is a great hiking area. Please remember when walking dogs that they must be on a leash.

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Length: 4 short trails from .15km to 1.4 km
Difficulty: Moderate (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Natural
Trail use: Hiking
Accessibility Notes: none
Fees: none

Flora & Fauna:

Not yet reported.

Amenities: picnic area.


Find it: 363685 McBeth Road, Salford, Ontario.

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 42.9786350
Longitude: -80.8522350