Nature Trails near Beachville, Ontario

When Beachville was founded in 1791 it was was one of the first settlements in Oxford County. Today the Beachville is home to the largest open faced quarries in Canada and the Beachville Museum where history is on display year round. Beachville is also becoming a popular destination for birders and nature lovers wanting to hike the Thames River Trail. This flat linear trail is particularly pretty in August as the prairie flowers bloom.  Over the past several years significant work has been done to develop wetland and wildlife habitat along the floodplains. The trail is well signed with information including an explanation of the "two eyes" site.

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June 2011 saw the official opening of the first two kilometers of the Oxford Thames River Trail, Beachville. The Trails Council is slowly moving ahead, towards the goal of linking Woodstock to Ingersoll and beyond. This special area along the banks of the Thames...