Nature Reserve of the Month: Harkins (June 2021)

June 30, 2021

The Harkins Nature Reserve is a 6-acre plot of land located south of our Sadler Creek Nature Reserve. Just a 20-minute drive NorthWest of Lions Head - there are plenty of natural wonders to visit nearby.

Harkins includes significant Lake Huron shoreline, globally rare Alvars, ancient cedars and if you look hard enough, fossils! If found, please leave them where they are so that others may enjoy these amazing pieces of history.

The reserve houses species such as Monarch Butterfly and Hill’s Thistle. Due to its location, Harkins is part of a natural corridor between Bruce Peninsula National Park (2 km to the north), Johnson Harbour Pine Tree Point, Bruce County Forest Miller Lake Tract, Ira Lake Provincially Significant Life Science ANSI, and four EBC nature reserves within 3 km (Begg, Zinkan Cove, Sadler Creek and Turner).

How can I get there?

This nature reserve is located on the west side of Sadler Creek Road. On Highway 6 at Miller Lake, continue south to Lindsay Road 20, head west toward the shore, then turn right onto Youngblood Road, left onto White Cedar Road and follow to the end. Turn right on Little Pine Drive and right onto Sadler Creek Road. Park beside the road. Note the gravel driveway is on private property. Do not use the driveway or parking space adjacent to the road.