NeilyWorld Birding Ottawa - Southwest - Marlborough Forest Loop
NICHOLS CREEK AT DWYER HILL ROAD
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Independent Directions to this Site: From Highway 417 (The Queensway) take exit 145 (Highway # 7). If driving east, a 0.8 km offramp brings you to right or southeast, then south, onto Highway # 7. If travelling west, the offramp to the right brings you southwest, then south, 1.4 km to meet the eastbound traffic on Highway # 7. From here, both groups will now follow Highway # 7 south, then southwest, 10.9 km to Regional Road 3 or the Dwyer Hill Road. Turn left or southeast onto Dwyer Hill and follow it 17.9 km to the bridge across the Nichols Creek at Dwyer Hill Road.
Marlborough Forest Loop Route Directions: From the pulloff for the Old Rideau Trail on Dwyer Hill Road, go northwest on Dwyer Hill 1.5 km to the bridge across the Nichols Creek at Dwyer Hill Road.
Map of Nichols Creek at Dwyer Hill Road Area
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Site Description and Birding Information: Nichols Creek runs through a marshy area to the northeast of this crossing. Power lines parallel the creek to the east and the railway line to the west. The elevated railbed would provide a good viewing platform for the marsh. But aside from the dangers of an active railway, it might also entail traspassing.
View of Nichols Creek at Dwyer Hill Road
Marlborough Forest Loop Route Directions: From the bridge over Nichols Creek at Dwyer Hill Road, go northwest on Dwyer Hill 0.4 km to O'Neil Road. Turn right or northeast onto O'Neil and drive 1.7 km to the end of the gravel portion of the road, opposite number 4208 O'Neil. There is a small parking area here at the next stop in our loop, the trails to the northeast on the forestry road portion of O'Neil Road.
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Last update: October 27, 2009