The John Earle Chase Memorial Park is a 400 acre site that was farmed by successive members of the Chase family. Ralph and Evelyn Chase, the last two family members who lived on the property donated the land to Trent Severn Waterway (TSW) in 1995.
Experts have identified 12 Species-at-Risk on this property.

Volunteers have been helping to improve the trails, with new markers and signage; plant trees, remove garbage, debris and invasive species; and mend fences.
With beautiful views overlooking Pigeon Lake, mature maple forests and wetlands bursting with life, this property is too beautiful not to share and open to the public to enjoy!

Link to trail map.

2oldguyswalking website offers a great review of this site, with images and map. Go here to read this review.

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John Earle Chase Memorial Park characteristics

Length: 3 loop trails totalling 7.4 km.
Difficulty: Moderate (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Natural
Trail use: Hiking and Cross-country skiing
Accessibility Notes: Not wheelchair accessible.
Fees: none

Flora & Fauna:

Not yet reported.

Amenities: none

Attractions: panoramic views

Kawartha Land Trust Phone: 705-743-5599

Find it: Anchor Bay Road, Trent Lakes, Ontario

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 44.4830680
Longitude: -78.4523620