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CARLSBAD SPRINGS HISTORIC SITE

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        Independent Directions to this Site: From Highway 417 (The Queensway) take exit 96 (Boundary Road). Proceed 2.0 km NNW on Boundary Road to Russell Road (Regional 26). Turn left or WNW onto Russell and go 1.4 km to the turnoff on the left for the small parking area for the Carlsbad Springs Historic Site. This is opposite the "manglified" La Mer Bleu Hotel.
        Mer Bleue - French Hill Loop Route Directions: From the Ramseyville Marsh on Anderson Road, proceed SSE 1.3 km to Russell Road (Regional 26). Turn left or ESE onto Russell and drive 5.6 km to the turnoff on the right for the small parking area for the Carlsbad Springs Historic Site. This is opposite the "manglified" La Mer Bleu Hotel.
Map of Carlsbad Springs Historic Site area
Map of Carlsbad Springs Historic Site area
        Site Description and Birding Information: This was the site of the famous Carlsbad Mineral Springs, a bigtime resort from the late 1800's to as late as the Second World War. This area is part of the Green Belt and consists of a small corner of riparian habitat which is quite pretty and potentially quite birdy, especially during migration. The path to the east leads across a small footbridge to the historic plaque, with a very short aside to a beaver dam. The trail leading south then west, follows the creek through mixed woodlands.
Creek at Carlsbad Springs Historic Site Footbridge at Carlsbad Springs Historic Site
Riparian Habitat at Carlsbad Springs Historic Site
        Mer Bleue - French Hill Loop Route Directions: From the parking lot at the Carlsbad Springs Historic Site turn right or ENE onto Russell Road (Regional 26), and drive 1.4 km to Boundary Road. Turn left or NNW on Boundary Road and go 1.8 km to its end. This is the next site on our itinerary, the North End of Boundary Road.
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Last update:  October 27, 2009