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Linfield Wildlife Active Hike

A Land Management Experience at the Linfield Wildlife Area

Join us for a walk to learn how water and soil resources and wildlife habitat will be preserved at the Linfield Wildlife Area, one of the newest conservation lands in the Ausable Bayfield Conservation watersheds.  This property was in the Linfield family for several generations and lovingly cared for and enhanced during this time by the family. Since the donation of the property, the ABCA has continued to manage the property in an environmentally responsible way. The property is about 95 acres in size, including 70 acres of active farm land and 25 acres of natural areas.

Hiking, bird-watching, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and fishing are permitted activities in the wildlife area.

Ausable Bayfield Conservation intends to develop additional windbreaks, grassed waterways, and tree planting in the coming years.

Distance: Approximately 2 km on a primitive trail through mature woodlot and wind breaks. The trail can be quite wet, depending on weather conditions.

Difficulty Level: Level 2 with uneven trail. 

Trail Use: The trail is used all year for walking, bird watching and snow shoeing. Pets on leash.  

Trail Hazards: Tail may be slippery when wet. Possibly some poison ivy.

Trail Surface: Natural surface.

Preparation: Sturdy walking or hiking shoes, long pants, hat, insect repellant and refillable water container. Bring a tree or birding identification book.

Driving Directions: Linfield Wildlife Area is located west of the Pavilion Road and Goshen Line intersection, southwest of Varna and north of Zurich. 

Meeting Point: Meet at the parking area and Linfield Trailhead sign to meet other hikers for the hike at 10 am. The walk will take approximately 2 hours. 

Do join us for this great experience! 

Leaders: Roger Lewington 519 565 2202, Dave MacLaren 519 565 5480

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