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COUNTY ROAD 8 ATV TRAIL

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

         Independent Directions to this Site: From Highway 417, 52 km east of Ottawa, take the Casselman exit (66) and go NNW toward the town of Casselman. Drive 1.1 km NNW into town on Rue Principale, crossing the railway tracks and the main cross-street (St. Isidore), to turn right or northeast just beyond onto Laurier Street. Follow Laurier northeast, then north, 1.8 km to Concession 5 Road (or Route 500). Continue straight across and follow Lemieux Road north 4.7 km to Route 200E. Turn right and go northeast on Route 200E for 2.6 km to County Road 8. Turn left or NNW on CR 8 and drive 10.5 km (3.8 km NNW, 4.9 km southwest, and the final 1.8 km NNW) to the parking area for the County Road 8 ATV Trail or Road 25. Park near the trail's junction with CR 8.
         Larose Forest Loop Route Directions: From the parking area for the County Road 8 Ski Trail on County Road 8, continue NNW on County Road 8 for another 0.6 km to the parking area for the County Road 8 ATV Trail or Road 25. Park near the trail's junction with CR 8.
Map of the County Road 8 ATV Trail area
Map of the County Road 8 ATV Trail area
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County Road 8 and Route 100E Trail Tamarack Road County Road 8 Ski Trail County Road 8 ATV Trail
         Site Description and Birding Information: This parking area is the trailhead for the ATV trail, a.k.a Road 25. East of CR 8 it runs for 1.8 km (3.6 km return) to Tamarack Road. To the west it runs nearly 9 km (18 km return) heading to the southwest as far as the Indian Creek Road Picnic Area. This trail goes through a good variety of habitat, including both deciduous and conifer forest. If you hike this trail, be cautious when ATV are passing. The area can be quite wet in any season but winter, so boots are recommended in warmer months. Insects can be bothersome at that time too.
County Road 8 ATV Trail (Road 25) Looking Southwest
County Road 8 ATV Trail (Road 25) Looking Southwest
        Larose Forest Loop Directions: From the parking area for the County Road 8 ATV Trail on County Road 8, continue NNW on County Road 8 for 2.0 km to St. Felix Road. Turn left or southwest on St. Felix and drive 2.5 km to Bouvier Road. Turn left or SSE into Bouvier to begin the next site on this route, the Bouvier Road from St. Felix Road.
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Last update:  October 27, 2009