Jeffrey-Cowan Forest Preserve has some interesting Features:

Highest Point surrounding Stony Lake, creating scenic views.
Significant forest comprising large older growth White Pines and White Oak (rare to the area).
Outstanding iconic site that typifies the treasured and exclusive Stony Lake.
One of the largest undeveloped shoreline areas on the lake.
Public access, eastern extent of the Stony Lake Trails network.

The 10 kilometer trail network boasts scenic views of Stony Lake, with benches and resting areas available throughout. The trails are suitable for those with moderate and intermediate hiking experience, and there will be many opportunities to observe the abundant and diverse wildlife in this area. There are easily accessible trail entry points with available parking located off Reid’s Road at the KLT-owned Ingleton-Wells Property as well as at Viamede Resort.

While walking on the trails you can fully experience and enjoy the unique geology that makes the Stony Lake area both ecologically significant and beautiful, from its limestone cliffs and cuts to the significant rock outcroppings of the Canadian Shield.

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Jeffrey-Cowan Forest Preserve characteristics

Length: 3.5 km of trails forming part of the Stoney Lake Trails
Difficulty: Moderate (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Natural
Trail use: Hiking and Cross-country skiing
Accessibility Notes: Not wheelchair accessible.
Fees: none

Flora & Fauna:

White oak which rare to this area.

Amenities: none

Attractions: scenic views

Kawartha Land Trust Phone: 705-743-5599

Find it: 81 Fire Route 10, North Kawartha Township, Peterborough County

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 44.5674380
Longitude: -78.1223650