Nature Reserve of the Month: Martin (April 2021)

April 30, 2021

The Martin reserve is a 100-acre parcel, acquired by EBC in 2002. The Bruce Trail runs through it! The main trail route enters the Martin property at the mid-point of its northwest boundary and follows a curving route to exit from the easternmost corner of the property. There is no road access, so you must use these trails to get to the property.

The reserve is flat and dominated by post-fire successional broadleaf and conifer forests as well as rich broadleaf stands of Sugar Maple and White Birch. Along the eastern edge of the reserve, you can find a large wetland. The eastern whip-poor-will and the black tern are two of the species at risk found on the Martin reserve.

Why not make a day of it? After visiting our Martin reserve, check out our other EBC properties in the area: Schultz and EBC's first nature reserve - Vansickle! Smokey Head- White Bluff Provincial Park is also nearby.

Starting in Ferndale, head north on Highway 6. Follow Cherry Hill Road and then head east on Lindsay Road 5. Travel north on East Road and continue until you reach Cape Chin North Road. Continue along the road to 371 Cape Chin North. The trail access is just across the street.

From Cape Chin Road it is about 820m to the stile at the entrance to our property. You have left the property once you reach the beaver dam boardwalk, after walking approximately 1.4 km.

You can check out EBC's new interactive map displaying the location of our reserves on our website here!

Thanks so much to Jose Gamez for developing it!

black terns