An Ontario Nature nature reserve, Petrel Point Nature Reserve is an example of a Great Lakes coastal meadow marsh, a globally rare habitat. The Petrel Point boardwalk runs on both sides of the road, snakes through cedar brush bordering the fen as well as through the fen itself. Several orchids grow here, blooming in late spring or early summer. The boardwalk is narrow and unsuitable for wheelchair access. However, Ontario Nature has now added a 200 metre wheelchair accessible loop on the south side of the property, in the Eric Naismith Memorial Tract.

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Petrel Point Nature Reserve Trails characteristics

Length: 1/4 km.
Difficulty: Moderate (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Boardwalks, Compacted soil/hard packed, and Natural
Trail use: Hiking
Accessibility Notes: Partially wheelchair accessible.
Fees: None

Flora & Fauna:

Orchids, carnivorous plants.

Amenities: None reported.

Attractions: Boardwalk


GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 44.8135630
Longitude: -81.2897730