Manitoulin Island

Green Point

Green Point This reserve extends the existing Queen Mum Park, officially designated as a Natural Environment Provincial Park in 2014. History Green Point was acquired in 2005.  Significant Features This is a 69 acre property that extends the existing shoreline of the Queen Mum Park by 2 kilometres. This park was officially designated a Natural Environment Provincial Park on March...

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Marsh Lake

Marsh Lake Marsh Lake is a large property, comprised of majority of Marsh Lake. It has been important in the recovery of the Sandhill Crane, as they have been known to nest here. History Marsh Lake became an EBC reserve in 2009. Philip Gosling donated this property to EBC after owning and protecting it for 40 years. He decided that...

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Bailey Alvar

Bailey Alvar This reserve is considered an important bird area and falls within the Manitoulin Island North Shore Natural Area. History This property was sold to EBC in 2004 by a former principal in Manitoulin. Significant Features This property falls within the Manitoulin Island North Shore Natural Area. It is considered an Important Bird Area by the Ontario Ministry of...

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Misery Bay

Misery Bay Misery Bay is made up of four properties that were acquired by EBC over a few years. These properties add to the existing Misery Bay Provincial Nature Reserve and have beautiful hiking trails! History The Misery Bay Reserve is made up of four separate properties that were acquired by EBC over a few years. Starting in 2009 we...

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McLaughlin Alvar

McLaughlin Alvar The McLaughlin Alvar reserve is considered an important bird area. It is located between two lakes, Saigeohn Lake and Mud Lake. History This 23-acre reserve was donated to EBC in 2007. Significant Features This reserve is recognized as an important bird area. It is located near two wetlands, Saigeohn Lake and Mud Lake, both of which are important...

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Ice Lake

Ice Lake Ice Lake is a beautiful reserve that encompasses the full range of the Escarpment. There is a trail that will lead you from the bottom at Ice Lake up the Escarpment where you can enjoy the view! History EBC purchased this reserve in 2008 from the Dryland Family in order to protect land up and over the Escarpment....

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Dewar Shores

Dewar Shores EBC has been expanding this reserve since its original acquisition in 2005. It is at 281-acres and will hopefully expand to 381-acres in the near future! History This property was acquired by EBC in three different segments. The first lot was purchased in 2005 followed by another in 2007 and the last in 2013. It is now 281...

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Carters Bay

Carters Bay This small 0.5-acre reserve was acquired in 2010. It may be small but its proximity to the Huron shore makes it an important piece of nature to protect. Many species at risk have been sighted on and near this reserve. History This reserve is small, 0.5 acres, but a significant piece of nature we purchased in 2010. Significant...

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Cup and Saucer

Cup and Saucer Cup and Saucer reserve was one of our first! It is a 300 acre property with a 12 km hiking trail! The Cup and Saucer Trail is now open! Please consider supporting EBC’s efforts to improve the new trail by making a donation! History Cup and Saucer is a beautiful nature reserve that has almost been with us...

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Bidwell Bog

Bidwell Bog Bidwell Bog is a unique reserve that has a rare savannah landscape and a bog. This property has a beautiful hiking trail close to our Cup and Saucer reserve. History This property was donated in two parts. The first, in 2006 followed by one in 2007. We are in the process of acquiring a third piece to expand...

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Carrol Reserve

Carrol Reserve History This reserve was purchased by EBC in 2004. It is a 25-acre property on the left hand side of the map provided. Significant Features This property is along the side of the Escarpment and is quite steep. The property changes from a wet, spruce and balsam fir dominant plant community at the bottom, to a dry escarpment...

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Anderberg

Anderberg History This reserve was acquired by EBC in 2008. It is a 25-acre property on the right hand side of the map provided, just beside the Carroll Reserve. Significant Features This property is along the side of the Escarpment and is quite steep. The property changes from a wet, spruce and balsam fir dominant plant community at the bottom,...

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Ganz-Jones

Ganz-Jones History This reserve was acquired by EBC in 2012. It is a 100 acres and is located within close proximity to the Carroll and Anderberg Reserves. Significant Features This property is along the side of the Escarpment and is quite steep. The property changes from a wet, spruce and balsam fir dominant plant community at the bottom, to a...

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Bailey - Honora

Bailey - Honora History This reserve was acquired by EBC in 2007. It is a small 5.45-acre property, it is adjacent to the Ganz-Jones reserve and near by Carroll and Anderberg Reserves. Significant Features This property is along the side of the Escarpment and is quite steep. The property changes from a wet, spruce and balsam fir dominant plant community...

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Bingaman

Bingaman History This reserve was acquired by EBC in 2014. It is a 27-acre property not far from Bidwell. The Bingamans have created many trails for walking and skiing on their escarpment, you must get permission from the land owners to use these trails. Significant Features This property is along the Escarpment with a spectacular view. There is a Green...

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Freer Point

Freer Point History This reserve was acquired in 2005, it is 220 acres and has a cottage that may be rented. Significant Features This reserve is home to several rare species that are unique to alvars in this part of the world. Two very rare orchids, the Tall Northern Green Orchid (Platanthera hyperborea) and the Alaska Orchid (Piperia unalascensis) have...

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Red Deer Village

Red Deer Village History The Red Deer Village Trail Association purchased this property in 1997 with help from Mike Harris and the Ontario Government. In 2008, Red Deer Village donated this property to EBC to maintain access to the park and Heaven’s Gate Trail. Significant Features This property winds past outcroppings of Silica-Quartz and past wetlands. It has trails that...

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Andrews White's Point

Andrews Whites Point Andrews White's Point Reserve is a 6.5-acre property protecting 1200 feet of Lake Huron shoreline. It was donated to EBC in 2007 by Dr. Ronald Andrews. As a wetland, this reserve has varying amounts of marsh and is home to a variety of species at risk both provincially and nationally. History This property was donated to EBC...

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Ten Mile

Ten Mile History EBC bought this narrow strip of land in 2007 to allow visitors an opportunity to not only get of their car at the lookout, but see Escarpment up close! Here you can participate in the view by seeing it from all vantage points. Significant Features The view from above the Escarpment is spectacular across the islands to...

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Eagles Nest

Eagle's Nest History EBC purchased this 100-acre property in 2006 to protect this portion of the Escarpment and create trail access. Significant Features This property has a low soil level and is semi-alvar habitat through which birch, poplar, cedar, and scattered White Pines. This property contains many Escarpment features such as the Dolostone and strata. Location The property can be...

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Fossil Hill

Fossil Hill History EBC acquired this property in 2007 to allow visitors the opportunity to leave their car and get acquainted with Manitoulin’s famous Escarpment which stretches from Rochester to Milwaukee. Significant Features This property contains extensive, but low-rise cliffs surrounded by forest of Eastern White Cedar. Above the Escarpment there is a mixed deciduous-coniferous forest on very thin soil....

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