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GOODSTOWN ROAD

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        Independent Directions to this Site: From Highway 416 take exit 57 (Bankfield Road). If southbound, a 0.4 km offramp dumps onto Bankfield, where you will turn right or southwest. If northbound, the 0.4 km offramp brings you to Bankfield, where you will turn left or southwest onto it and in 0.4 km join the southbound offramp traffic. Both groups will now follow Bankfield Road southwest 6.8 km to Eagleson Road. Turn left or southeast onto Eagleson Road and drive 2.2 km to Century Road. Turn right or southwest onto it (beware the triangular junction) and go 0.9 km to Goodstown Road. Continue straight southeast onto Goodstown Road and drive 1.4 km to the end of the maintained gravel roadway. The unmaintained portion of Goodstown Road lies beyond here.
        Marlborough Forest Loop Route Directions: From wherever you are on Dobson Lane, return northeast to McBean Street. Turn right or southeast onto it and go 1.7 km to Goodstown and Century Roads. Turn right or southwest onto Goodstown and drive 1.4 km to the end of the maintained gravel roadway. The unmaintained portion of Goodstown Road lies beyond here.
Map of the Goodstown Road Area
Map of the Goodstown Road Area
        Site Description and Birding Information: After driving the good gravel road past agricultural land to its end, you will see the "Unmaintained Roadway - Use at Own Risk" sign. Beyond here there is a trail leading farther southwest. If you went in a straight line along this track, you would come out on the other side of the Richmond Fen at the northeastern end of Kettles Road. (See the Richmond Fen via Kettles Road site.) This track, used occasionally by 4-wheelers, should allow good penitration into the fen, but may be very wet.
View of Trail SW of Goodstown Road
View of Trail SW of Goodstown Road
        Marlborough Forest Loop Route Directions: From the southwest end of Goodstown Road, return northeast 1.4 km to McBean Street and Century Road. Continue straight northeast onto Century Road and go 0.3 km to Malakoff Road. Turn right or southeast onto it and drive 1.6 km to Harbison Road. Turn right or southwest onto it and proceed 3.8 km to the end of the maintained roadway at 3186 Harbison. The unmaintained portion of Harbison Road beyond here is the next site in this loop.
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