Decodon, pontederia and buttonbush (Photo by Caroline Tanguay/NCC)

Decodon, pontederia and buttonbush (Photo by Caroline Tanguay/NCC)

Hawkridge (near Gananoque)

This 260 acre (105 ha.) property is based in the Frontenac Arch Natural Area, located 52 km northeast of Kingston, 28 km north of Gananoque, and 2 km northwest of Brier Hill. The area features mature, mixed deciduous forests with small areas of wetlands that host species such as spotted salamander, North American river otter and the endangered Blanding’s turtle. Almost the entire property lies within the Oak Bay Regionally Significant Area of Natural and Scientific Interest, defined by its rocky ridges and diverse forests and wetlands.

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