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NINE MILE, MARTEL (ROUTE 200W) AND BERTRAND ROADS

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 9.6 km to Nile Mile Road (Neuf Milles Road). Turn right or SSE onto 9 Mile Road and drive 3.7 km to where Route 200W, Martel and Bertrand Roads come together. Stop near the junction for Nine Mile, Martel (Route 200W) and Bertrand Roads.
         Larose Forest Loop Route Directions: From Perron Road at Nine Mile Road, go SSE on Nine Mile Road for 1.0 km to where Route 200W, Martel and Bertrand Roads come together. Stop near the junction for Nine Mile, Martel (Route 200W) and Bertrand Roads.
Map of the Nine Mile, Martel (Route 200W) and Bertrand Roads Area
Map of the Nine Mile, Martel (Route 200W) and Bertrand Roads Area
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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: Exploring the area surrounding this junction of roads and trails can be very productive. There is a good variety of habitat to be found all within a short distance from the crossroads in this south-central area of the forest. Just north of the corner is a goodly stand of pine, while just south is a beautiful creek gully. South of the junction Nine Mile Road becomes Bertrand Road (at least on some maps and signs). Route 200W can be followed 9.8 km to County Road 5 in Limoges. Like all the "roads" in the forest, while it might be driven, especially with a 4-wheel drive vehicle, walking is still the best option. There is a good mix of deciduous and coniferous forest with scattered wooded swamplands along the way. East of 9 Mile Road, Route 200 becomes Martel Road, which is explored in the following site. The entire 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.
Pines along Nine Mile Road just North of Junction
Pines along Nine Mile Road just North of Junction
Creek Gully along Bertrand Road just South of Junction
Creek Gully along Bertrand Road just South of Junction
        Larose Forest Loop Directions: From the junction of Nine Mile, Martel (Route 200W) and Bertrand Roads, go ENE 1.0 km on Martel Road to the next site on this route, Martel Road East End.
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Last update:  October 27, 2009