The Brian King Nature Trail
The Brian King Nature Trail is a self-guided trail that winds its way from Camp Whitney to Limestone Narrows, passing through a variety of forest types and terrain. Starting on solid Precambrian Shield granite and schist and ending at a set of limestone crevices, which are part of what was once the bed of an ancient sea. There are a number of interpretive plaques along the way to give you a feel for the ecosystem you are in.
You pass from typical Boreal Forest of mixed white spruce and poplar through an area where old field succession is evident with the profuse growth of wild roses and invading willows, sarsaparilla, honeysuckle, and poplar trees. See clearly the markings black bears have left on some of the trees. Follow an old firebreak and witness an amazing transition point with a black spruce forest on one side of the trail and lush mixed poplar, balsam fir and white spruce on the other. Continue along into black spruce and break through into a pure mature trembling aspen forest. Keep your eyes open for delicious dewberries, blueberries and in the spring, morel mushrooms. If you're quiet you may sneak up on a family of ruffed grouse hunting for berries.