NeilyWorld Birding Ottawa - Northwest - Gatineau Park South
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Independent Directions to this Site: From Autoroute de la Gatineau or Highway 5, take exit # 3 or Boulevard St-Raymond heading west. Travel 1.5 km west to Promenade du Lac-des-Fées and turn left or south on it. Follow Lac-des-Fées 0.4 km to Rue Gamelin and turn right or west on it. Go 0.9 km to the (Promenade de la) Gatineau Parkway and turn right or north on it. Proceed 2.8 km NNW and turn left into to the parking area for the Hickory Trail.
Gatineau Park South Route Directions: From the kiosk parking area at the Pioneers Trail, return to the (Promenade de la) Gatineau Parkway and turn right or north onto it. Proceed 2.8 km NNW and turn left into to the parking area for the Hickory Trail.
Map of Hickory Trail area, Gatineau Park
Site Description and Birding Information: This short trail, only 0.5 km long, provides access to one of the park's special habitats. The southern extension of this trail joins extends in about 0.2 km to the Eardley Escarpment & Gatineau Park Northwest Route's Mountain Road Trails site.
In winter, this section of the parkway is closed to vehicles and is opened to skiing only. Hikers may still use the trails. The exact dates are weather dependent, but usually from mid-November to early April.
Hickory Trail, Gatineau Park
Gatineau Park South Route Directions: From the Hickory Trail parking area, return to the (Promenade de la) Gatineau Parkway and turn left or west onto it. Proceed 2.8 km northwest to the next site on this route, the Pink Lake. Turn right into the parking area and lookoff. There is further parking at the west end of the lake. To reach it, continue a further 0.7 km west on the (Promenade de la) Gatineau Parkway and turn right into the parking area, which is 0.3 km NNE along this road.
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