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Theodore Fouriezos Wetland Trail

Hiking Trail Snowshoe Trail

Location Sturgeon River House Museum, 250 Fort Road, Sturgeon Falls
Trailhead UTM 578667 mE x 5132179 mN
Ownership Sturgeon River House Museum
Management Sturgeon River House Museum
Length 3.2 km / 2 mi
Difficulty easy
Activities hiking, snowshoeing
Amenities parking, washrooms, picnic area, lookout, rest area, interpretive signage
Surface wetland settings

These trails are in need of some maintenance and therefore users must be cautious when visiting

Rules for Use

  • walking trail only
  • no motorized vehicles
  • pets must be leashed at all times

Safety Considerations

  • boardwalks may be slippery if wet or frozen, proceed with caution

Maintenance

  • weekly

Description

The Sturgeon River House Museum is the actual 3-acre site of a Hudson’s Bay trading post and contains a network of trails set in a provincially significant wetland. The low impact trails are a mixture of wood chip covered paths and boardwalks. The trails feature a host of special interest stations, a bird viewing platform, a jaunt-viewing platform that overlooks Cache Bay. Within the entire system, four wetland types are found: bog, fen, swamp, and marsh. The variety and abundance of flora and fauna are indicative of the numerous ecosystems and habitats, which are sustained by these wetlands. The Museum will provide bilingual, year-round programming and foster wetland conservation through promotion, research, and educational and recreational activities.

Directions

From the HWY 11/17 junction near Seymour Street, head northwest for about 42 km (26.1 mi) on HWY 17 towards Sturgeon Falls. Turn left at LeBlanc Road. LeBlanc Road turns right and becomes Lalande Road, which turns left and becomes Fort Road. The Sturgeon River House Museum is number 250.

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