NeilyWorld Birding Ottawa - Southeast - Larose Forest Loop
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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 7.5 km (the final half of this distance heading southwest) to Tamarack Road. Turn right or NNW into it.
Larose Forest Loop Route Directions: From the County Road 8 and Route 100E Trail, go NNW, then southwest, on County Road 8 for 5.4 km to Tamarack Road. Turn right or NNW into it.
Map of Tamarack Road area
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Site Description and Birding Information: This dirt road, heading NNW from CR 8, goes through mixed woodland and crosses the eastern portion of the ski trail. Around a kilometre in, another dirt road goes to the right or northeast, eventually reaching Boileau Road. Less than a kilometre beyond that, it reaches Road 25 and the eastern end of the ATV Trail that extends for 10 km across the northern part of the Larose Forest. The area can be quite wet, so boots are recommended. Insects can be bothersome.
Tamarack Road looking NNW
Road to the East
Larose Forest Loop Directions: From the junction of County Road 8 and Tamarack Road, go southwest on County Road 8 for 1.3 km to where it makes a 90 degree right turn. The Visitor's Centre for Larose Forest is off this corner. Continue on CR 8 NNW for another 1.1 km. Turn left or southwest into the parking area for the next site on this route, the County Road 8 Ski Trail.
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Last update: October 27, 2009