Shallow River

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This tiny two-hectare reserve is protected for its geological features associated with ancient Lake Wisconsin. Geologists will be most interested in a well-preserved, dual sequence of varved clay. It shows the Barlow-Ojibway Formation below, and the entire Frederickhouse and Connaught Formation above. Varved clay consists of alternating light and dark layers of sediment deposited annually by a lake. Varved clay’s stripes can be counted to reveal the age of the deposit, similar to the rings of a tree.

Park Facilities and Activities: The reserve is without facilities for visitors.

Location: About 55 km southeast of Cochrane.

Facilities and Activities summary



Tread Lightly. Nature Reserve
General Information
(705) 272-7107
Size: 2.25 ha
Year established: 1985
Park Classification: Nature Reserve
Northeast No P.O. Box 730, 2 Third Ave.
P0L 1C0
Operating Dates

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Not applicable.