Warwick Forest is typical of the trails of Stormont, Dundas, & Gelngarry County in that it offers dense forest settings, peaceful paths, and an abundance of wildlife.
We ended up enjoying a meal from The Quirky Carrot after our previous hike, but there are plenty of great spots in Casselman if you’re looking for a place to stop before taking the highway home. They even have their own brewery, go Cassleman go! Check out Cassel Brewery. If you’re headed the other direction towards the 416, then a stop at Simply Baked in Winchester might be in order. Their menu simply makes my mouth water…
There is hunting in the area during provincial hunting season. Check before you go.
Roughly 45mins (70kms) from Ottawa. Take Hwy 417 East and then exit 66 for Regional Road 7 (Casselman). From the exit, turn right (south) on regional Rd 7. Continue on Regional Rd 7 around the bend. next, turn left (south) onto County Rd 6/Finch Roxborough Township Rd. Drive 6kms until you reach County Rd 9, turn right (west) on Country Rd 9. Parking for Warwick Forest will be in 1km on right.
Both the 4km interpretive trail and the 6kms of other trails are wide dirt paths, well maintained, with adequate trail markings along the route.
The 4km interpretive trail is a loop which is easy to follow and hike. Trail features nine points of interests along the path that describe the local flora and forestry efforts.
The 6kms of other trails can be hiked in a loop with offshoots here and there, best hiked counterclockwise and following the main path. Trail features streams running through them and wooden bridges.