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Now a National Historic Site (1994), Gillies Grove is an expanse (56.5 acres) of old growth forest (sugar maple, yellow birch, American beech, eastern hemlock, and basswood) and a rare remnant of the magnificent forests that once covered the region. It is also home to...More
We were in awe of the huge straight white pines, which we understand are over 200 years old. The woods are mixed deciduous and coniferous and a very peaceful place to walk on the well-maintained trails. We’re grateful that this biological relic has been preserved...More
When you leave the road behind and step into the Grove it's like stepping into another world. The sun streaming in through the tall trees is truly magical in all seasons. The paths lead through woods, clearing, and beside the river. There is a lovely...More
For anyone who is a nature lover the Grove is a must visit. Being home to the largest white pine in North America is reason enough to visit. The grove welcomes all including dogs (must be leashed) You can spend hours enjoying the last untouched...More
In the centre of the town of Arnprior, Ontario lies a treasure of white pine trees.
These trees are the homes of many bird species including owls, Hawks and wood
The trails are intertwined throughout the woods and sightings of deer, raccoons,
My daughter and I were visiting Arnprior as part of our annual adventure weekend. We were cycling through Arnprior and were struggling to get up a hill. A gentleman asked us if we were heading to Gilles Grove. We hadn't heard of it. He stated...More