Beaver Meadow Conservation Area
Address: County Road 11, Cherry Valley, Ontario
Beaver Meadow is not a well known point in Prince Edward County. When approaching the sign you drive through a rough road for a few minuets to the parking lot and then have a few options for hiking. You can walk along and through the marsh and deep into a remote forest or on the other side venture for more boardwalk and Marsh views.
The information below is from Quinte Conservation
This 89 hectare (220 acre) area features a large wetland that harbours wood ducks, osprey and herons. Deciduous woods and a large plantation of wildlife shrubs on the property are excellent for songbirds. Two short hiking trails branch off from the parking lot, each en ding at a scenic observation platform overlooking the wetland. Wild ginger, trilliums, baneberry, jack-in-the-pulpit and Indian-pipe are some of the wildflowers that may be found here, along with a mix of deciduous trees including white birch, American beech, black walnut, butternut,shagbark hickory and six species of maples.
For a short, but intense period in the early 1900s Beaver Meadow existed as an experimental farm complex. G.W. McMullen was involved in growing celery and mushrooms, harvesting sugar turnips, producing maple syrup, raising chickens and manufacturing explosives.