Robert Graham Conservation Area in Glen Stewart: Trail Report

Robert Graham Conservation Area in Glen Stewart: Trail Report

Robert Graham Conservation Area is a 140 acres property with 6.5kms of trails with large mature maples and an abundance of bird life. There is a 2km loop option and the trail is considered easy with no elevation.

Suggested Stops

Continuing along on our country drive, we decided to drive through Spencerville. Don’t drive straight through! Spencerville is a great spot for lunch with Little Sisterz (Italian with a twist) cafe right on main street and the Spencerville Mill and Museum being the perfect picnic spot.

Important Insights

Land Acknowledgement

These are the lands of the Ho-de-no-sau-nee-ga (Haudenosaunee), Omàmìwininìwag (Algonquin), and Wendake-Nionwentsïo people.⁠ It is important as avid hikers and stewards of the land, to acknowledge and understand the full story 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

Robert Graham Conservation Area is managed by South Nation Conservation Authority.

GPS Coordinates

44.90459146596876, -75.44266002863966

Street Address

10034 County Rd 18, Brinston, ON K0E 1C0

Directions

70kms (roughly 1 hour) from Ottawa. Hwy 417 (West) towards the 416. Take Hwy 416 (South) and continue for approximately 50kms (30 mins). Take exit 34 for County Rd 43 in North Grenville. Turn left (East) on to County Rd 43. In 19kms, turn right (South) on to County Rd 22. At Shanly, turn left (East) on County Rd 18. In 200m, you will see the Conservation Area entrance on the right (South).

Parking

Small parking lot at trailhead.

Cell Reception

Yes

Washrooms

None. Follow Leave No Trace toileting guidelines

Accessibility

No

Trail Details

Entrance Fee

Hours of Operation

All seasons. Open dawn to dusk daily.

Trail Map

Trailhead

Located at the parking lot.

Number of Trails

1

Total Distance (km)

6.5

Elevation Gain (m)

Cell Reception

Yes

Features

Woodlands

Activities

Hiking, Birding, Snowshoeing, Skiing, Geocaching

Dogs

Permitted on-leash.

Trail Description

The trailhead is right at the parking lot. The parking lot itself is small with no washrooms onsite. There is no trail map or trail markers. That said, the trail is a very obvious dirt trail, 2-4 person in width. There a some mini bridges along the way and multiple stream crossings, especially in the spring. The trail forks early into a loop, walking counter clockwise is recommended. Although the official website states that there are 6.5kms to hike, the loop is an easy and enjoyable 2.5kms. Those wildly tall mature trees makes for the perfect walk through the forest. Along the trail there are two information boards describing the flora and fauna. There is also spots to stop (and wood benches) at the vernal pools. Vernal pools are temporary mini pond like water holes that promoted promote eco-diversity.

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