NeilyWorld Birding Ottawa - Southeast - Larose Forest Loop
CROCHE ROAD NORTH OF CLARENCE-CAMBRIDGE BOUNDARY ROAD
Spring: ** Summer: *** Fall: ** Winter: ***
Independent Directions to this Site: From Highway 417, 39 km east of Ottawa, take the Limoges exit (79) and go NNW for 4.4 km on Limoges Road (CR 5), through the town of Limoges to the junction of this road with Regional Roads 8 and 37. Follow the right hand curve on Regional 37 or the Saumure/Clarence-Cambridge Boundary Road northeast for 0.9 km to where Saumure turns left. Then continue straight northeast on the Clarence-Cambridge Boundary Road for an additional 6.7 km to Croche Road North of Clarence-Cambridge Boundary Road. Turn left or NNW onto Croche Road.
Larose Forest Loop Route Directions: From Fisher Road at the Clarence-Cambridge Boundary Road, go east on the Clarence-Cambridge Boundary Road for 1.3 km to Croche Road. Turn left or NNW onto Croche Road North of Clarence-Cambridge Boundary Road.
Map of the Croche Road North of Clarence-Cambridge Boundary Road Area
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Site Description and Birding Information: Croche Road North of Clarence-Cambridge Boundary Road is a dirt road (sometimes labelled "8"), which soon deteriorates into a dirt track, giving access to the northern portion of the Larose Forest. It might possibly be driven, at least partway, with great caution and a 4-wheel drive, during drier times of year; but it isn't recommended. It is far better to drive the short distance into forest lands and pull off and park where possible and walk into the woodland along the road. The forest is mixed deciduous and conifer with scattered wooded swampland. About 0.8 km from the Clarence-Cambridge Boundary Road, you will cross the ski trail; at 1.6 km the ATV trail (Rd 25), and continuing at least 1.2 km beyond. The area can be quite wet in any season but winter, so boots are recommended in warmer months. Insects can be bothersome at that time too. As well as being good for birding, especially in migration, this trail is excellent all summer for butterflies and dragonflies.
Croche Road from Clarence-Cambridge Boundary Road
Larose Forest Loop Directions: From Croche Road at the Clarence-Cambridge Boundary Road, go east on the Clarence-Cambridge Boundary Road for 1.2 km to Perron Road. Turn right or SSE into the next site on this route, Perron Road South of Clarence-Cambridge Boundary Road.
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