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Jack's Road

Location: Wood Islands

A narrow, winding trail where time seems to stand still, this rustic passage is a gentle reminder of simpler times past. Leafy arches are created by a border of hardwoods such as sugar maple, beech and birch. Stately hemlocks appear as one rounds a bend, adding dimension and depth. Mosses form a textured carpet under the tree cover. The pervading silence is broken only by the trilling of songbirds and the trickling of nearby streams. Muskrats, hares and red fox find this secluded wood an ideal location to feed and raise their families. Jack MacPherson owned a large farm to the north of the road in the early 1900s. Locals travelled the road to get to his place and, consequently, it became known and has remained Jack's Road. Location: Near the south shore and Wood Islands this road runs from Rte. 1 in Flat River to Rte. 207 for a distance of 4.1 m.

" Cycling Scenic Heritage Roads "

Discover 16 scenic Heritage roads that were carved from red clay and hardwood forests well before the first bicycle was invented. These clay roads meander through farmland and woodland and provide an excellent opportunity to experience nature at its best. Steep hills and wet areas are common, these roads should be avoided in the spring when snow and ice are still melting and mud is a problem. Keep in mind that many of these routes are still used by farmers with large machinery and caution is advised.