NeilyWorld Birding Ottawa - Southwest - Mississippi River Valley Loop
FERNBANK ROAD TRAIL
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Independent Directions to this Site: From Highway 417 (The Queensway) take exit 144 (Carp Road or Regional Road 5). If driving east, a 0.6 km offramp brings you to Carp Road, where you will turn right or southeast onto it. If travelling west, the 0.5 km offramp dumps you right or west onto Carp Road, where you will turn left or southeast onto it and in 0.6 km join the eastbound offramp traffic. Both groups will now follow Carp Road southeast for 2.3 km to Stittsville Main Street North. Turn right or southeast onto it and drive 2.6 km to Fernbank Road. Turn right or southwest onto Fernbank and proceed 3.2 km to the Fernbank Road Trail.
Mississippi River Valley Route Directions: From the corner of Westbrook and Walgreen Roads in the West Carleton Stittsville Industrial Park, return the 0.3 km northeast to Carp Road. Turn right or southeast on Carp Road or Regional Road 5 and go 2.2 km to Stittsville Main Street North. Turn right or southeast onto it and drive 2.6 km to Fernbank Road. Turn right or southwest onto Fernbank and proceed 3.2 km to the Fernbank Road Trail.
Map of the Fernbank Road Trail area
Site Description and Birding Information: Fernbank Road passes through a lovely wooded swamp at this site. The trail provides access to a portion of it and the adjacent woodland, while the road allows views of a cross-section. This is another good stretch of road for owling.
Views of the Fernbank Road Trail Area
Mississippi River Valley Route Directions: From the Fernbank Road Trail, continue southwest along Fernbank Road for 3.5 km to Jinkinson Road. Turn right or northeast onto it and drive 1.4 km to the next site on this loop, the Jinkinson Road Trailway.
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Last update: October 28, 2009