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Pinery Provincial Park Professional Review and Guide
"Pinery Provincial Park is known for its coastal dunes, which began forming about 6,000 years ago on the shores of what was then Lake Nipissing. As the water levels retreated, a dry sandy forest called Oak Savanna was established. Oak Savanna is recognized as a globally threatened habitat, which supports many rare plant and animal species. Inland from the dunes is a Carolinian forest and an old river channel that once carried the main flow of the Ausable River before it was diverted to its current riverbed. The marshy shores of the old river channel are an excellent place for bird watching and for viewing other wildlife. Following the old river channel to the river mouth at Port Frank, you get a mix of inland marsh paddling and Lake Huron beach and sand dune shoreline."
--Sarah Ohmann & Bill Newman, Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Huron, Erie & Ontario (The Globe Pequot Press).
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