The white pine in the Little Tract shows what the timber in this area looked like prior to settlement in the 1800s. In 1870, the clearing near Airport Road held 15 houses for loggers. A sawmill was located beside the creek. At that time, the large white pine you see today were too small to be logged. Since the County purchased the property from Mr. Robert Little in 1971, there has been one small-scale logging operation, at the north end of the Tract. In 1995, the Little Tract was designated “natural area” as part of the County’s long term forest management plan. This means that there is no hunting, fishing, logging, or other resource extraction in this Tract, and only very low impact recreational activities such as hiking and cross-country skiing are permitted. The Tract is 40.4 hectares (100 acres) in size, and is square in shape (each side is 620 metres or 673 yards long). Enjoy your walk in the woods! 

At the trail entrance are some truly impressive white pines, remnants of the majestic forests that covered this land hundreds of years ago.

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Length: 1.5 km
Difficulty: Easy (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Natural
Trail use: Hiking, Cross-country skiing, and Snowshoeing
Accessibility Notes: Accessibility not known
Fees: None

Flora & Fauna:

Not yet reported

Amenities: None reported

Attractions: Interpretive Signage

County Forest Manager c/o Dufferin County Museum & Archives 936029 Airport Road Mulmur, ON L9V 0L3 Phone: 519-941-1114 ext. 4011 or 877-941-7787 ext. 4011 fax: 705-435-9876

Find it: The Little Tract is located on the west side of Airport Road (County Road 18), about 15 km north of Highway 89.

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 44.2133040
Longitude: -80.0493310