|About The Forest
Conroys Marsh, located
at the confluence of three eastern Ontario rivers (Madawaska,
York and Little Mississippi), was an important shipping
link for the movement of the great red and white pines
as early as the 1840s. Although the original forests are
gone, the forests around Conroys Marsh have regrown and
create a magical backdrop for this unique wetland paradise.
Today, Conroys Marsh
sits quietly waiting to be rediscovered, nestled into
the mountainous terrain of the surrounding pre-cambrian
shield. This 2,400 hectare marsh is a provincially significant
class one wetlands and has been protected under the Ontarios
Living Legacy initiative.
We are conveniently located
on the York River between Egan Chute Provincial Waterway
Park and Conroys Marsh Conservation Reserve.
The Pinecone Forest Nature
Sanctuary is 150 acres of forest, blueberry meadows and
wetlands with direct canoe access to Conroys Marsh. A
network of natural woodland trails allow guests to view
the various forest groves including old-growth pine, cedar
swamp, cranberry bog and lichen beds. Viewing stations
with rustic wooden benches are great places to meditate
or to sit quietly and let nature do its thing. Deer, otter,
beaver, fox, muskrat, mink, pine martin, rabbit, red squirrel
and chipmunk make their home in the forest, while moose,
elk, bear and wolf pass through on their search for food.
For the bird-watcher there are pileated woodpeckers, whiskey-jacks,
snipes, great blue herons, American bitterns, ducks,
hawks, osprey, bald eagles, ravens and a host of song and migratory
birds ready to greet you.
SENIORS, SINGLES, COUPLES AND GROUPS WELCOME
Call ahead for reservations
a nature sanctuary, fishing, hunting, motorboats, ATVs, snowmobiles
and pets are not permitted. Although we cannot control what
happens outside The Pinecone Forest, we offer peace and tranquility
for all our guests and the forest creatures within our
Pinecrest Road, Boulter ON K0L 1G0, Canada 613-332-3651