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Walls Road

Location: Freetown

Open farmlands encompass either end of this variable lane until it breaks into a lovely woodland scene where the road crosses the Dunk River. Spruce, birch, pin cherry and alders surrounding this area and common wildflowers enhance the picture. Upon closer exploration you may discover the provincial flower, the pink Lady's Slipper. Common to the area are muskrats, grey partridge and red fox. The rare but showy bald eagle have also been spotted along here. Officially this road is unnamed, but it is well known in the area as Wall's Road. About 1868 the road and Wall's Mills, which included a saw and grist mill, were constructed. A shingle mill was added by 1880. By 1900 the mills had ceased operation; the only reminder of their existence is the flattened area near the river which now provides a great spot for picnics. Nature lovers and fishing enthusiasts will appreciate this road/river combination, as will those seeking winter recreation such as skiing or snowshoeing. Location: West of Scales Pond Park in the Freetown area, Wall's Road runs south from Rte. 113 to Rte. 111 for 1.5 km.

" 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.