Forestry Research Trail (Samuel de Champlain PP)


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The Forestry Research Trail at Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park takes you through a stand of approximately 100-year-old red and white pine, and is part of an ongoing research project. The trail itself is functions as a hiking trail, an interpretive walk, and a forest research stand. Feel free to explore the trail and learn about the ongoing study, and discover all about forest ecology.

Trailhead UTM 663158 mE x 5129373 mN
Ownership Ministry of Natural Resources – Ontario Parks
Management Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park
Length 1 - 2 km
Fees Park-entry Fee

Rules for Use

  • motorized travel and bicycles are prohibited
  • appropriate footwear is a necessity
  • pets must be leashed at all times
  • park entry permit is required for trail use


From the HWY 11/17 junction near Seymour Street, take exit 377 onto HWY 17 East. After about 48 km (29.8 mi) of travel you will see an entrance on the left to Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park.

For More Information

Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park 
6905 Hwy 17 E, Mattawa, ON
(705) 744-2276

The vast network of trails we celebrate exist on the traditional lands and waterways of the Anishinaabe people within the territory protected by the Robinson Huron Treaty of 1850 and Williams Treaties of 1923.