Gilbert MacIntyre Trail is located in  Rockwood Conservation Area.

The Rockwood Conservation area is one of the GRCA’s best in terms of diversity in geology, history, flora, and fauna. The 3.5 km Gilbert MacIntyre trail is partly linear and partly looped, and accessible from three parking lots within the park. The trail surface begins with hard packed gravel and turns into hard packed dirt later on. Part of it is also steep and rocky, and there is a boardwalk.
At the beginning of the trail there are the ruins of an old stone woolen mill. The trail gets even better as it passes by limestone cliffs with large rock formations, glacially carved potholes, small caves in the cliffs, a scenic look-out, and access to a beach. The Eramosa River cuts through this area and opens up to the Lower Rockwood Mill Pond within the park.

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GILBERT McINTYRE TRAIL characteristics

Length: 3.5 km
Difficulty: Moderate (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Boardwalks, Compacted soil/hard packed, and Natural
Trail use: Hiking
Accessibility Notes: Accessibility not known
Fees: Park entrance fee

Flora & Fauna:

The wooded areas contain cedar, pine, maple, and beech. There are also grassy areas. Resident birds include the Common Raven, rare in the past and now nesting in small numbers in the south. All the species of woodpecker are likely to be seen as are the Red-breasted and White-breasted Nuthatch, and Black-throated Blue and Black-and-white Warblers.

Commonly seen in the area are Turkey Vulture, Northern Harrier, Sharp-shinned Hawk, and Cooper’s Hawk. Waterfowl include Canada Goose, Mallard, and Great Blue Heron. Warblers such as Chestnut-sided, Yellow, and Common Yellowthroat, and sparrows such as Song and Chipping are common in summer

Amenities: Washrooms, Boardwalk

Grand River Conservation Authority 400 Clyde Road, PO Box 729 Cambridge, ON N1R 5W6 Phone: 519-621-2761 Toll free: 1-866-900-4722

Find it: 190 Falls Rd S, Rockwood, ON

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 43.6127780
Longitude: -80.1477800