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SUNDAY DRIVE- Photo Essay Of Ken Reid Conservation Area

This photo essay is part of our partnership with Maryboro Lodge The Fenelon Falls Museum.

KAWARTHA LAKES-The pandemic put a damper on our popular Sunday Drive segments so we have come up with a creative solution to showcase our community. Over the next few months, The Sunday Drive Photo Essay will feature local winter destinations.

Ken Reid Conservation Area is a wonderful place for a winter outing. Many come for Howlers Corners off-leash dog park and as many for the network of trails. Though the trails are not groomed, they are popular enough that there is no issue with getting bogged down in snow. The community interest at Ken Reid is evident, and there is always life, even on a winter day. On both boardwalks, the chickadees are so friendly that you can feed them out of your hand (it is evident that many people do!) Following the trails through the woods, there are a lot of interesting things to see along the way, including a great chance of seeing a white-tailed deer.

Take a tour with us!

A beautiful day for a walk on McLaren’s Creek. Many snowmobilers venture from the rail trail out onto Sturgeon Lake.


A field of cattails as seen from the boardwalk, with the bridge over McLaren’s Creek in the background.
On a cold winter’s day, the pine needles along the way look almost blueish…
A chickadee pauses for a moment on a cedar spray…
A chickadee takes off from its perch atop of ski-poles.
Doesn’t it look like a fairy might live in this cedar stump?
We see them every day, but rarely stop to appreciate the intricacy of sumac drupes. In some countries they are used to produce spices and dyes.
Paper birch bark is always unique.
A cedar trunk that looks rather like a gargoyle.
Sunset over McLaren’s Creek.


Thanks for taking this tour with us. For more information on Ken Reid Conservation go to: https://www.kawarthaconservation.com/en/conservation-areas/ken-reid.aspx

For more information on Maryboro Lodge go to:https://maryboro.ca

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