A proposed Deacon Escarpment to Foy ParkTrail
Ottawa Valley Naturalist Guide - Deacon
Foy Provincial Park
Located on Red Rock Road across Round Lake from Bonnechere Park, the 148-ha Foy Park is one of the last undeveloped sections of natural shoreline on the lake. Eight forest communities are protected within the Park including remnants of the Hemlock-White Pine and Hemlock-White Cedar forests which once covered large portions of Renfrew County. In addition to an expansive sand beach, significant earth science features within Foy Park include a water-cut terrace and exposed varved clays: both relic lake features. Although currently limited to minimal public use (hiking, bird watching and some boating traffic), Foy Park presents numerous development opportunities reflecting the ever-increasing tourism and recreation features of the Ottawa Valley.
Friends of ORI prepare for Tramore Trail hike, May 2011. (Click on photo for video)
Top of escarpment looking south to Golden Lake