Fawcett Road and Pipsissewa Trail is a 2.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Severn, Ontario, Canada that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching.

Length2.1 miElevation gain206 ftRoute typeLoop
Kid friendlyHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingForestRiverViewsWildflowersWildlife
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The Pipsissewa Loop Trail is aptly named after the Pipsissewa wildflower that is abundant throughout the trail. This preserve is open to the public with the help of the Couchiching Conservancy. Remember to park in the designated parking and not to drive down the private road. You will likely be greeted by a friendly golden retriever when you arrive.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarApril 5, 2021
Hiking

Nice easy walk. Friendly Lab always present at beginning and end.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarApril 4, 2021
Walking

Great trail. Super kid friendly and would be nicely shaded in summer. I bit buggy at the entrance. But we were greeted by a very friendly dog, which was a lovely surprise.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarApril 3, 2021

Trail was good. It could be marked better. We ended up going on several different trail that intersected. Instead the 3.7 kms we did about 6. We were greeted by a nice golden retriever at the start of the trail.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarMarch 27, 2021
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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarFebruary 8, 2021
SnowshoeingGreat!Private property

Absolutely beautiful!

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarFebruary 5, 2021
Snow

we could not get to the trail to much snow.. we will try again another day

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJanuary 31, 2021
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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJanuary 24, 2021
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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJanuary 13, 2021
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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJanuary 13, 2021
Snowshoeing

Nice easy snowshoe trail Friendly golden retriever at entrance who appears to be well behaved

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJanuary 12, 2021
Snowshoeing

Nice easy snowshoe trail Friendly golden retriever at entrance who appears to be well behaved

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarDecember 5, 2020
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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarDecember 4, 2020
Hiking

Fantastic scenic trail, really beautiful golden greeting party by a resident pup leading up to the trailhead just on the other side of the gate. Very well marked path among the network of ponds around the river. Totally coming back with even gripper footwear next time for when the slushy boardwalks may solidify to ice.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarNovember 29, 2020
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Yellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarNovember 10, 2020
HikingOver grown

Avid Hiker here; just wanted a quick hike to take in some sun. First, you’re met by a dog. Who would not stop jumping up on me as I tried to walk by. He almost made it impossible to get by and he scratched my thigh pretty good. So I was super annoyed by that. I don’t care to be jumped on by strange stinky dogs that don’t listen. Second. I followed all directions to a T. The trailhead was SO grown over I bushwhacked my way in a bit but seen no signs of a trail or markers so I walked down the road and found no other signs of a trail. Went back and bushwhacked my way in for as far as I could - nothing. Not sure where people found this trail. But I didn’t see any signs of it.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarNovember 4, 2020
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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarOctober 12, 2020
HikingGreat!

Well marked, beautiful scenery, perfect fall day on the trail today. Follow the blue or yellow trail markers. Remember to park in the designated parking and not to drive down the private road. Trail head is past the locked fence on the left (before the CN property.)

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarOctober 11, 2020
Hiking

Beautiful hike! Great variety and well marked. Loved it!

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarOctober 2, 2020
Hiking

The best part of the trail is the extremely happy and friendly golden retriever that lives just before the gate!! Yes, you go past the gate that says “no trespassing” to get to the trailhead which is about .5 km down the road. Nice single path winding trail through the woods that is well marked. Lots of birds to be seen, a couple beaver ponds too. Easy terrain good for all hiking abilities.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarSeptember 28, 2020
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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarSeptember 22, 2020
HikingGreat!

Nice short trail, well marked with some nice sights (ponds, etc.). you park right by the highway and walk up the road about a km. Don't worry about the CN rail no trespassing sign, you are allowed in there.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 16, 2020
HikingGreat!

Neat trail. Lots of cool things to see...swamp, a pond, lots of different fungus, and even a suntanning snake!!

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 10, 2020
HikingGreat!

A bit of a surprise where I parked (by HWY bridge) and the hydro field ;0) Once in, an absolutely lovely path! REALLY well marked and love the narrow path

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarAugust 18, 2020
Hiking

Ok trail. To narrow in some spots. Can’t see where you walk. By the cana nice

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Yellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarJuly 23, 2020
HikingBugsOver grownPrivate property

This place was confusing and disappointing to me. I followed the directions closely and it led me to a locked gate with a no trespassing sign. The Couchiching Conservancy said I could walk by the gate and go about a km in and then I would come to the entrance to this trail. Well, I bypassed it initially because it was so overgrown and neglected looking. I did not feel safe going in there even if I could find the beginning of the trail which I couldn't. It certainly wasn't obvious.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarJuly 21, 2020

Trails open. Wear long pants if you do the loop as the path is somewhat overgrown with ferns and some poison ivy. Also lots of bugs including deer flies. It's too bad that you can't go see the CN swing bridge but it's still a nice trail along the canal. Beware of the friendly but barking dog at the last house before you hit the trail.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarJanuary 25, 2020
Hiking

Great spot. lots of highway noise but the trails are endless back here.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarDecember 25, 2019
HikingPrivate property

Beautiful winter hike!! Saw a beaver and some falcons. Beautiful scenery.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarOctober 23, 2019
Hiking

A nice starting trail along the river, then off into the forest before you hit the train bridge. I found there to be a trail linked to the main trail, which looks like a cross country ski trail used by the locals. This was great because it ended up adding about 30 minutes to the hike. Its not super well marked, hence me getting pleasantly lost on the other trail. Some days when I go I just walk along the river without going into the forest because the private road is really beautiful.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJune 5, 2019
Hiking

Beautiful private trail. The road is fenced off which makes it seem like you are not able to walk past it but it is only there to keep unwanted vehicles out. When walking down the road there are multiple signs saying vehicles are not allowed on the road or near the conservation area. Apart from the fence the trails are marked very well and maintained beautiful. Some dead trees are used to keep you on the outlined path so you do not get lost. Beautiful scenery, must bring bear spray as there was lots of bear droppings and other wildlife very much present when you are following the trail. Overall great trail for a short hike !

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