**Our annual trail closure is in effect from November 15, 2020 – March 15, 2021. The trails that will be closed are the River Trail, Woodland Trail, Osprey Tower Trail and Cliffs & Alvars Trail. This trail closure is done for your safety and the safety of our wildlife overwintering at rare.**
Please stay on the trails — rare is home to sensitive vegetation communities, and even if you’re careful the possibility of trampling flora is increased with off-trail use. We would also hate for you to have a negative experience and go home with a poison ivy rash.
A Note about our furry friends…
We love our four-legged family members as much as you love yours, however, because of the fragile eco-system we work so hard to steward, the possibility of interactions with wildlife that call rare home, and the possibility of frightening children participating in educational programs at rare prohibits dogs on certain trails and requires them to remain on leash for others.
We do not allow dogs on the Osprey Tower Trail, River Trail, Woodland Trail, Alvar Trail, and Butterfly Interpretive Loop. However, dogs are more than welcome if they remain on a leash on our ECO Centre Trail, Grand Allee, Maple Lane, and Deer Run trails. We thank you in advance for helping us further our efforts in conservation, research, and education, and allowing the space to be enjoyed by all users by respecting our guidelines.
We have three sets of trail systems on our property — please refer to the trail map for trail location, and click on a system name and picture below for more information about their trails and guidelines.
Please help us educate others in our community about respecting the land we live on. Please report any signs of abuses of the use of rare trails by calling 519-650-9336.
Parking is available at 4 locations:
- Lamb’s Inn (our administrative hub) 1679 Blair Road, Cambridge, ON N3H 4R8
- rare ECO Centre, 768 Blair Road, Cambridge, ON N3H 4R8
- Parking lot across from the rare ECO Centre, 768 Blair Road, Cambridge, ON N3H 4R8
- North House, 681 Blair Road, Cambridge, ON N3H 4R8 (limited parking)