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Site M4 - Prospect Village and Barrens  --  Orientation Map

The access to the southern end of the coastal trail via Indian Point Road is described in the guide. 
To access the northern end of the trail via the gravel road, go south on Upper Prospect Bay Road
from its intersection with Rte #333, and continue for about 6 km.  

Watch for house #1225 on the west side of the road. 

The single-lane gravel road starts just south of the house.  There is a chain across the road,
and a sign warning visitors that they enter at their own risk.

Site Changes

Site N6 - Lewis Lake Provincial Park

This park was renamed Jerry Lawrence Provincial Park in July 2007.

Site Additions

Fairview Container Terminal Landfill


Go to the junction of Lady Hammond Road and MacKintosh Street.  The "Rubber Duck Car Wash" is at the NE corner of this junction.  Turn onto MacKintosh Street and drive under Highway 111, and once under the overpass, at the first intersection you reach, turn left onto Bayne Street, in the direction of the "Ceres Container Terminal" and the "CN Intermodal Terminal". 

Bayne Street parallels the highway for roughly 300 metres before turning right (and downhill) towards the Container Terminal, and the railway tracks.  Cross the tracks, and then immediately turn right, which is still Bayne Street.  You are now heading in the direction of Seaview Park. The fenced-in landfill starts in 500 metres, on the left (west) side of the road. 

Close-up of the Fairview Landfill

Birding Strategy

You can park on the short access road in front of the permanently locked gate. 
Check out all the rich shrubby areas that border the west side of Bayne Street. 
Aggressive "pishing" might be needed to lure birds from the higher slopes, as well as the compost piles.  You can use a scope for the trees that are in view on the ridge

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