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AIRBASE WOODS

Spring: **  Summer: *  Fall: *  Winter: *

        Independent Directions to this Site: From Highway 417 (The Queensway) take exit 113 (Ottawa-Carleton 174, formerly Highway 17). Stay in the left lanes to take this exit. Go WNW 1.8 km to the Blair Road exit and loop around 270 degrees (0.3 km) to the right to turn right or NNW on Blair. Proceed NNW 3.6 km, passing Montreal Road at 2.0 km. Turn left or west onto an unmarked road just before the overpass and go 0.6 km to a boat launch and parking lot at the Airbase Woods.
        Ottawa River West: Ontario Route Directions: From the former CFB Rockcliffe grounds, return via Polaris Avenue to Hemlock Road. Continue straight or SSE on Polaris, which becomes Codd's Road in 0.3 km. Continue SSE on Codd's Road for an additional 0.6 km to Montreal Road. Turn left or ENE on Montreal and drive 1.2 km to Blair Road. Turn left or NNW on it and proceed 1.6 km to an unmarked turnoff to the left just before the overpass. Turn left onto it and go 0.6 km to a boat launch and parking lot at the Airbase Woods.
Google Satellite Map of the Airbase Woods Area
Google Satellite Map of the Airbase Woods Area


        Site Description and Birding Information: This site has several trails leading through the gully-cut woodland and is particularly good during spring migration, as many riverside sites are.
        Ottawa River West: Ontario Route Directions: The next site on this route, the Upper & Lower Duck Islands, is accessible only by boat during the portion of the year when the river is not frozen. If the ice is thick enough to be safe you can walk across in winter, but check first. You don't have to move from the Airbase Woods parking lot, just launch your boat or canoe from the boat launch there. Alternately, since the islands extend nearly to the mouth of Green's Creek, you could cross farther downstream.
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Last update:  October 28, 2009