The Schipper Trails (Gamiing Nature Centre) on the shores of Pigeon Lake is a very special place that is the result of Mieke Shipper’s years of hard work and her incredible commitment to conservation and protection.
The 100 acre property between Emily Park and Bobcaygeon where the Gamiing Nature Centre operates is named for the Ojibwa word for “near the shore” and has been Mieke’s home for the past 32 years.
Interesting Features of the Schipper Property:
1200 feet of undeveloped shoreline on Pigeon Lake
30 acres of wetland which harbor species at risk including Least Bittern and Blanding’s Turtles.
Area of Natural and Scientific Interest & Provincially Significant Wetland (both provincial designations of significance).
Landowner has a strong history of land care, restoration and community involvement on the property.
Public access, 7km of trails are open to the public and are used for education and events run through the Gamiing Nature Center

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Schipper Trails (Gamiing Nature Centre) characteristics

Length: 7 km
Difficulty: Moderate (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Natural
Trail use: Hiking, Cross-country skiing, and Snowshoeing
Accessibility Notes: Not wheelchair accessible.
Fees: none

Flora & Fauna:

Not yet reported.

Amenities: none

Attractions: none

Kawartha Land Trust

Find it: 1884 Pigeon Lake Road Lindsay, Ontario

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 44.4178200
Longitude: -78.5154740