Pine Grove Nature Trails
|Location||Pine Grove Resort Cottages, 463 Pine Grove Road, west of Loring|
|Trailhead UTM||568070 mE x 5082198 mN|
|Ownership||Pine Grove Resort Cottages|
|Management||Pine Grove Resort Cottages|
|Length||3.4 km / 2.1 mi|
|Difficulty||easy to moderate|
|Activities||hiking, mountain biking|
|Amenities||parking, washrooms, picnic area, lookout/vista, interpretive signage|
Rules for Use
- motorized travel is prohibited
- use at your own risk
- pets must be leashed at all times
during the resort’s operating season
These trails offer an easy, peaceful walk through a mixed forest which is dominated by maple and other upland hardwood species. A few interpretive signs are found along the trail which talk about the various species of trees located in the area. Situated close to the Pickerel River, the property is a part of a historically significant area, replete with native culture, as well as evidence of early European settlements and logging practices which can still be seen today. Navigating the trails themselves is not difficult as most intersections are signed with arrow markets indicating the trail’s eventual destination.
From the HWY 11/17 junction near Seymour Street, head southeast on HWY 11 for 38.3 km (23.8 mi). Take exit 306 for Hemlock Road and turn left at Hemlock Road. Continue on HWY 522B, and turn right at HWY 522. Stay on HWY 522 for 68.9 km (42.8 mi). Turn left onto Pine Grove Road. Take the first right. Pine Grove Resort Cottages will be on the right-hand side 1.4 km (0.87 mi) later.