Poole Family Nature Sanctuary – Open to the Public Year-Round

Poole Family Nature Sanctuary – Open to the Public Year-Round

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 8 – Health, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust (MMLT)

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing


The 110 acre Poole Family Nature Sanctuary is the latest addition to MMLT’s property portfolio, bringing the total area protected to 2,664 ac. (11 km2/4 mi2). It is located at 318 Concession 11 of Drummond Twp., one of the concession roads mapped out around 1816 when the Perth Military Settlement was established. It was purchased by the Poole family in 1850 and has remained largely wooded since that time, likely because of the shallow soil and rocky conditions.

This Ecological Gift property is adjacent to the 530 acre Keddy Nature Sanctuary, bringing the total contiguous protected area to 640 ac. It contains part of the Scotch Corners Provincially Significant Wetland Complex.

Approximately 8 km west of Carleton Place on Highway #7, turn south on Scotch Corners Rd. and travel 5.2 km. Turn right on the 11th Line Beckwith which soon becomes Drummond Con. 11 and travel 1.3 km. The trailhead is located at # 318


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phone: 613-253-2722

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Project entered on: November 13, 2020 at 5:18 pm

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