Discover what lies under the snow and what tracks are on the snow at Barnum Creek Nature Reserve.  This unique 600-acre property includes a variety of ecosystems, including mature forests, open fields and wetlands. Barnum Creek bisects the property and serves as an important habitat for moose, deer, wolf, beaver and a wide variety of bird species. We will start our snowshoe on an easy, wide trail through the forest but will soon leave that trail and climb to a ridge where we will have lovely views of the valley below. Suitable for adult and teens. No dogs please.

HIKE #6

DATE: Saturday, February 8

START TIME: 1:00  pm

DURATION: 2 hours, 4 km

LOCATION:  Gould Crossing Road. Park along the road before it crosses the rail trail

RATING:  Challenging (some steep climbs and descents on a rough trail)

MAXIMUM #: 20

AMENITIES:  Washrooms (outhouse)

LEADER: Sheila Ziman

LEADER BIO: Sheila is a nature enthusiast who loves to spend time outside in the forests and wetlands of Haliburton County. She is an active member of the Haliburton Highlands Field Naturalists and one of the founding members of the Haliburton Highlands Land Trust.  Sheila is a certified hike leader (Hike Ontario).

DIRECTIONS: From Haliburton, take Gelert Rd. (County Rd #1) to Gould Crossing Rd.  It is 5 km southwest of Haliburton Village.  From Minden take South Lake Rd (County Rd #16) to Gelert Rd and follow to Gould Crossing Rd. It is approximately 24 km from Minden.  A note of caution. If you are using Google Maps to navigate, it mistakenly calls Gould Crossing Rd,  Cowan Road.  There is a sign on Gelert Rd. that says Gould Crossing Road.  When on the Gould Crossing Rd. park along the road before it crosses the rail trail.

  • Big, Beautiful Snowy Barnum Creek Nature Reserve
    Saturday, February 8, 2020
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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