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MARAIS AUX MASSETTES

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        Independent Directions to this Site: Going north on Autoroute de la Gatineau or Highway 5 take Exit # 2, the Autoroute 50 east exit. Follow the long, 1.0 km, ramp over Brewery Creek and onto Autoroute 50 headed north. Proceed 30 km to exit 166 (the final exit on 50 at this time), following the exit ramp 0.6 km as it loops back around to Rue Notre-Dame. Turn left or south and go 0.6 km SSE to where Chemin de Montréal or Highway 148 join Notre-Dame. Continue straight SSE 0.2 km to where Chemin de la Quai splits off to the right. Continue on Chemin de Montréal or Highway 148 by bearing left or ENE and going 11.4 km. Pull off opposite # 839 to the right or south for the Marais aux Massettes.
        Ottawa River East: Quebec Route Directions: From the Baie de Lochaber overlook, proceed 4.0 km northeast on Chemin de Montréal Ouest or Highway 148. Pull off opposite # 839 to the right or south for the Marais aux Massettes.
Google Satellite Map of the Marais aux Massettes Area
Google Satellite Map of the Marais aux Massettes Area
        Site Description and Birding Information: There is a sign along the road indicating this sector of the Rivière des Outaouais Nature Reserve. There is a road that is currently gated, but which may be the entrance to a future parking area (indicated on maps). An overview of the cattail marsh can be had from the road shoudler. A good scope is a boon here.
         A Glossy Ibis was found here on April 22, 2004 and 2 Tundra Swans visited on April 30, 2005.
View of the Marais aux Massettes
Views of the Marais aux Massettes
        Ottawa River East: Quebec Route Directions: From the Marais aux Massettes overlook, proceed 2.4 km northeast on Chemin de Montréal Ouest or Highway 148. Pull off to the right or south opposite the Nexfor water tower entrance at the dirt road into the next site on this route, Thruso Settling Pond.
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Last update:  October 28, 2009