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George G. Newton

A Pine Plantation and Old Orchards

The George G. Newton Nature Reserve is a 40 hectare former farm property that is owned by Ontario Nature (formerly the Federation of Ontario Naturalists). The nature trail winds through an old pine plantation and the remnants of the farm’s orchards.

A side trail takes you through a white cedar forest and along a stream valley where it stops at an old dam where a sawmill once stood. Parking (3 or 4 cars) is available at the access point for the trail. Ontario Nature’s local rep, Tom Lobb is the trail contact.


1.3 km – white pine loop; 0.6 km cedar side trail (one way)

Difficulty Level

Level 3-some hills, natural path

Trail Use

Walking, Pets on leash

Trail Hazards

Trail and steps can be slippery. Old building foundations near trail.

Trail Surface

Natural surface

Cost for Using Trail


Driving Directions

On Hwy. #21 between Bayfield and Goderich, take Kitchigami Rd. East. The Reserve is located just past Porter’s Hill Line, on the south side of road at – # 35913.

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