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Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife
Need to Know
The is ample parking and a fully serviced chalet that is open during ski season. There is no fee for off season trail use, but donations are appreciated.
The trail surface has been excavated and is good for running.
The trail is popular from either direction, but starting from the Birches Run
intersection and travelling to Games Trail
, it's a nice downhill ski trail with some level sections. The new sign shows the trail starting at Birches Run
. It was previously back by the old McLean Lake Trail
intersection, but we'll go with the new.
A massive forest fire thirty years ago decimated forests in all directions, but trees are nicely growing back. The bonus is that they are not yet large enough to block the panoramic view of the Mealy Mountains, Gosling Lake, and Lake Melville. It is interesting to view the various knolls that snowshoe trails cross over.
This is also a very popular summer trail and a fine spot for picking berries!
Flora & Fauna
Near the entrance to Gosling View off Games Trail
, the trail passes through a wonderful stand of birch and aspen that escaped the fire. There is a profuse succession of wildflowers, ferns, and berries through spring, summer, and fall. The previously burnt sections have grown back in caribou moss, sparse spruce, and aspen, and they are amazing blueberry picking spots.
Shared By: Betty Anne Fequet