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MISSISSIPPI RIVER VALLEY LOOP


Sites - Map References
(Click on your choice below.)

Carleton Place - 1
Glen Isle - 2
Appleton - 3
Old Almonte Road & Ramsey Conc. 12 - 4
The Burnt Lands Alvar PNR - SE Block - 5
The Burnt Lands Alvar PNR - NW Block - 6
Almonte Sewage Lagoons - 7
Mill of Kintail Conservation Area - 8
Blakeney Rapids Park - 9
The Burnt Lands via Ramsey Conc. 11B - 10
The Burnt Lands via Ramsey Conc. 12 North - 11
Pakenham Concession 12 - 12
Haydons Creek at Lanark 17 - 13
Glen Creek at Pakenham Concession 9 - 14
Ski Hill Road - Mount Pakenham - 15
Shaw Road & N. Pakenham Conc. 12 - 16
Lake Madawaska - 17
MacHardy Road - 18
Galetta - 19
Carp River at Kinburn - 20
Mississippi River at Highway 17 - 21
Antrim - 22
Breezy Heights Road - 23
Panmure Road Heronry - 24
Forest Edge Drive Trail - 25
Cody Creek at Peter Robinson Road - 26
Cody Creek at Old Almonte Road - 27
Trail SE of Corkery Road - 28
Trail SE of Howie Road - 29
SE End of Beavertail Road - 30
David Manchester Road - 31
Carp Road Landfill - 32
West Carleton Stittsville Industrial Park - 33
Fernbank Road Trail - 34
Jinkinson Road Trailway - 35
Trail SE of John Kennedy Road - 36
Ashton Station Trailway - 37
McCaffery Trail - 38
McLinton Road Marsh - 39
Prospect Marsh - 40
Creek at Prospect - 41
Goodwood Marsh from Kidd Road - 42
Goodwood Marsh from Derry Sideroad - 43
Jock River at Cemetery Sideroad - 44
Jock River at 9th Line Beckwith - 45
7th Line Beckwith - 46
Goodwood Marsh from Highway 15 - 47
Mississippi Lake National Wildlife Area - 48

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Map of the Mississippi River Valley Loop - Please select a Site

Carleton Place Glen Isle Appleton Old Almonte Road & Ramsey Conc. 12 The Burnt Lands Alvar PNR - SE Block The Burnt Lands Alvar PNR - NW Block Almonte Sewage Lagoons Mill of Kintail Conservation Area Blakeney Rapids Park The Burnt Lands via Ramsey Conc. 11B The Burnt Lands via Ramsey Conc. 12 North Pakenham Concession 12 Haydons Creek at Lanark 17 Glen Creek at Pakenham Concession 9 Ski Hill Road - Mount Pakenham Shaw Road & N. Pakenham Conc. 12 Lake Madawaska MacHardy Road Galetta Carp River at Kinburn Mississippi River at Highway 17 Antrim Breezy Heights Road Panmure Road Heronry Forest Edge Drive Trail Cody Creek at Peter Robinson Road Cody Creek at Old Almonte Road Trail SE of Corkery Road Trail SE of Howie Road SE End of Beavertail Road David Manchester Road Carp Road Landfill West Carleton Stittsville Industrial Park Fernbank Road Trail Jinkinson Road Trailway Trail SE of John Kennedy Road Ashton Station Trailway McCaffery Trail McLinton Road Marsh Prospect Marsh Creek at Prospect Goodwood Marsh from Kidd Road Goodwood Marsh from Derry Sideroad Jock River at Cemetery Sideroad Jock River at 9th Line Beckwith 7th Line Beckwith Goodwood Marsh from Highway 15 Mississippi Lake National Wildlife Area
This loop explores the Mississippi River Valley and lands lying adjacent it to the east. It begins in Carleton Place, winds its way north toward Arnprior, then turns southward to the east of the river and winds as far south as the Franktown Road, then heads west again to the Mississippi. Excellent marshes are found at the Prospect Marsh, the Goodwood Marsh, Cody Creek at Old Almonte Road, and the Mississippi Lake National Wildlife Area sites. There are some interesting agricultural sites at Antrim, Old Almonte Road, and Cody Creek at Peter Robinson Road. A beautiful site with several forested trails can be found at the Mill of Kintail Conservation Area site. An important alvar site can be found at The Burnt Lands - SE Block, The Burnt Lands - NW Block, The Burnt Lands via Ramsey Conc. 11B and The Burnt Lands via Ramsey Conc. 12 North. Two sites touch on the Pakenham Mountains, a range of hills just coming into the circle from the northwest, Glen Creek at Pakenham Concession 9 and Ski Hill Road - Mount Pakenham. Rounding out the exceptional variety on the loop are the Almonte Sewage Lagoons and the Carp Road Landfill sites.
This area has it's own naturalists' club, complete with website at Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists (MVFN).

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