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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
Map of the Croche Road North of Clarence-Cambridge Boundary Road Area
Click on other site numbers to go to their pages.
Grant Road South of Clarence-Cambridge Boundary Road Pineview Picnic Area Indian Creek Road North End Drouin Road North of Clarence-Cambridge Boundary Road Gagnon Trail South of Clarence-Cambridge Boundary Road Fisher Road North of Clarence-Cambridge Boundary Road Croche Road North of Clarence-Cambridge Boundary Road Perron Road South of Clarence-Cambridge Boundary Road Bouvier Road North of Clarence-Cambridge Boundary Road Skidder Road North of Clarence-Cambridge Boundary Road Route 100 Trail at Nine Mile Road Nine Mile Road at Perron Road Nine Mile, Martel (Route 200W) and Bertrand Roads Martel Road East End South Nation River at Bertrand Road and Route 300W Ross Alexander Wilson Natural Area Route 400 (Lacroix Road) River Access
         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
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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Last update:  October 27, 2009