This 68 hectare park is a special place for leisurely walks to the lookout high atop the Lake Erie bluffs or a picnic in the quiet shade of the forest canopy. From the bluffs, you can often see lake freighters, fishing tugs and sometimes Bald Eagles and migrating hawks.
The park is located in the Carolinian region, the only area in Canada where flora and fauna more common to the central United States, grow and thrive. A sense of serenity and dignity is felt in the centuries old hardwood forest with its array of colourful wildflowers and rich history. Woodland trails blooms with unusual flowers in the spring - Yellow Mandarin, Stiff Gentian, Beech Fern.
The park is in the heart of what was the Talbot Settlement. A drive along the lake is like “a trip back in time”. Be sure to stop at the nearby Backus Page museum which celebrates the history of this area.
Spicer Trail 1.5 km (1 hour) easy
This trail leads through a centuries old hardwood forest. Fifteen interpretive stops are described in the trail guide and 30 trees are identified along the trail.
The park is well-worth a stop for spring and fall birding.
There are picnic tables, but otherwise minimal services are available at the park. Vault toilets are located at the Backus Page Museum and by the scenic lookout and picnic grounds.
There is no fire ban at this time.
There is no boil water advisory at this time.
There is no beach posting at this time.