J Henry Tweed Conservation in Russell: Trail Report

J Henry Tweed Conservation in Russell: Trail Report

Ahhhhh home sweet home! #russellproud Anywaaaaaays, J Henry Tweed Conservation in Russell is on 16 acres nestled between the subdivision and the New York Central Fitness Trail.Think of it as a mini forest escape, before going for a bike/run/walk on the paved NYCFT. It’s a lush area with stairs, bridges, and a creek running through it.

Suggested Stops

Russell is a bit of a sleeper town, but worth the drive around and possible second hike at W.E. Burton Conservation Area where you and venture down to the Castor River.

Important Insights

Land Acknowledgement

These are the lands of the Ho-de-no-sau-nee-ga (Haudenosaunee), Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ, Kanienʼkehá꞉ka (Mohawk), Omàmìwininìwag (Algonquin), and Wendake-Nionwentsïo people.⁠ It is important as avid hikers and stewards of the land, to acknowledge and understand the full story of our surroundings along with the people that care for her, both past and present. As sourced from native-land.ca, if there are corrections please send to victoria@girlgonegood.com.

Land Management

This property is managed by the South Nation Conservation Authority. The SNC Vision: “Improved Water Quality for a Healthy Ecosystem: Our vision encompasses water levels which satisfy the needs of humans and the environment, healthy rivers and natural shorelines, and safe wastewater management practices.” ~ SNC The SNC Mission: “To ensure that the management of natural occurrences, natural resources, and human activities results in the protection or improvement of water resources”~ SNC

GPS Coordinates

45.26266523673376, -75.36127651836071

Street Address

98 Craig Street, Russell & 110 Forced Road, Russell


Best parking is by the soccer field co-located with the Russell Public Library.


Large parking lot at trailhead.

Cell Reception






Trail Details

Entrance Fee

Hours of Operation

All seasons. Open dawn to dusk daily.

Trail Map


Located across the road from the parking lot.

Number of Trails


Total Distance (km)


Elevation Gain (m)

Cell Reception





Hiking, Snowshoeing, Geocaching


Permitted on-leash.

Trail Description

You can enter from the New York Fitness Trail (near the Russell Public Library) or from Forced Road. The 1km trail is pretty easy with a set of stairs, a few bridges, and a creek running through it. Be aware of possible poison ivy in the area.

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