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CHEMIN DE COMTE

Spring: **  Summer: **  Fall: **  Winter: *

        Independent Directions to this Site: From Boulevard des Allumettières or Highway 148, take the Chemin Eardley exit in Aylmer. Turn right or northwest onto Chemin Eardley or the continuation of Highway 148 and proceed 3.6 km northwest to Chemin Terry-Fox. Turn right or north on Terry-Fox and proceed 4.1 km to Chemin Baillie (Baillie Road). Continue straight at this corner down an unmaintained road called Chemin de Comte.
        Eardley Escarpment & Gatineau Park Northwest Route Directions: From wherever you are along Chemin Pink (Pink Road) West of Chemin Perry (Road), continue west to Chemin Terry-Fox. Turn right or north on Terry-Fox and drive about 3.3 km to Chemin Baillie. Continue straight at this corner down an unmaintained road, the next site on this route, called Chemin de Comte.
Map of the Chemin de Comte Area
Map of the Chemin de Comte Area

        Site Description and Birding Information: This wood road leads through a beautiful area of mixed woodland, creeks and swamps and a powerline right-of-way, providing an amazingly varied set of habitats and birds. The road is best walked. It will not be plowed in winter and may be muddy in wet weather. Insects are an issue in warm weather.
Woodland and Swamp along Chemin de Comte
Woodland and Swamp along Chemin de Comte
Creek through Woodland along Chemin de Comte
Creek through Woodland along Chemin de Comte

         As you walk northward on this northern extension of Chemin Terry-Fox watch the sky toward the escarpment for hawks and eagles.
Swampy Creek along Chemin de Comte
Swampy Creek along Chemin de Comte
Raccoon along Chemin de Comte
Raccoon along Chemin de Comte
        Eardley Escarpment & Gatineau Park Northwest Route Directions: From Chemin de Comte return to the corner of Chemins Terry-Fox and Baillie. Turn left or east on Baillie and drive 0.3 km to the next site on this route, the Chemin Baillie (Baillie Road) Gully.
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Last update:  December 15, 2009