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WEST END OF ARMSTRONG ROAD

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         Independent Directions to this Site: From Highway 417 take exit 96 (Regional 41 or Boundary Road) and go SSE on 41 for 15.9 km to the Marvelville Road at Marvelville. Turn right or southwest onto it and go 8.7 km to Highway 31. Turn left or SSE onto 31 and proceed 7.1 km to Armstrong Road. Turn right or southwest onto it and drive 3.5 km to the end of the gravel portion of Armstrong. This is the access to the area at West End of Armstrong Road.
         South Gower / Mountain Loop Directions: If you have driven the 4.0 km of Jennings Road northwest of Spruit Road, you have now reached the T-junction at Armstrong Road. Turn left or southwest and go 0.8 km to the end of the gravel portion of Armstrong. If you declined or were unable to get through Jennings Road, probably the wisest course of action, return to Spruit Road from wherever you are on Jennings. Turn left or northeast on Spruit and drive 2.7 km to Highway 31. Turn left or northwest on it and go 4.0 km to Armstrong Road. Turn left or southwest on Armstrong and proceed 3.5 km to the end of the gravel portion of Armstrong. This is the access to the area at West End of Armstrong Road.
Map of the Winchester Bog Area
Map of the Winchester Bog Area
         Site Description and Birding Information: This end of Armstrong Road penetrates the northwestern end of the Mountain Provincial Wildlife Area. The dirt track extends into mixed second growth, wetland and scrub habitat.
View of West End of Armstrong Road
View of West End of Armstrong Road
        South Gower / Mountain Loop Directions: From the West End of Armstrong Road return 1.6 km northeast to Merkley Road. Turn left or northwest onto it and drive 1.5 km to Harmony Road. Turn left or southwest onto it and proceed 1.3 km to the end of the gravel portion of Harmony, at a large farm. This is the access to the next site on this route, the West End of Harmony Road.
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Last update:  October 28, 2009