Handsome stands of hardwood and softwood, including maple, beech, yellow birch, spruce and hemlock, provide an appealing backdrop for this pleasant lane in Central Queens. Just off the road near the southern end is a mature hemlock stand. Some of the trees are estimated to be ninety years old. Wildflowers, including trillium, Lady's Slippers and Sweet William (escapees from an old garden) bloom among the mosses. In the late 1800s to the early 1900s sawmills were located near the northern end of this road. After hauling wood to the mill, travellers, at the first sign of dusk, would hasten down the Junction Road to avoid the place known as "Spooky Hollow". Locals were well aware of the mysterious events rumoured to have occurred here. From the first buds of spring through the splendour of autumn, this road provides a tranquil drive or stroll. Winter recreation such as sleigh riding, skiing and snowshoeing are also popular pursuits. Location: This road is part of Rte. 227 near Hartsville. Entering from Rte .225, the designated portion begins 420 metres from Rte. 225 and extends northwest for 1.7 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.