Bald eagles winter where the Speed Meets the Grand

Forks of the Grand River: Linear Park in Preston, Cambridge, off Riverside Drive.

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EcoPost 4.1

The Grand and Speed River confluence is a great spot for wintering waterfowl and Bald Eagles, and it also provides a vista of the rare reserve and Doon Pinnacle at any time of year.

Things to Do

Access the Forks from adjacent Riverside Drive. If you walk, cycle or ski, try following the trail from Preston Memorial Auditorium, past the Confluence, and on to central Preston. Continue through Riverside Park and the Mill Run Trail to Hespeler.

Where Next?

Visit the Rare research reserve and take in a section of the Walter Bean Trail while you are there. Walk, ski or cycle to downtown Preston and visit the cafes, or visit downtown Galt with its colony of chimney swifts.

Getting Here


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By Car: Off Riverside Drive, via Preston town centre.

By Bike or on foot: Use the Bob McMullen Trail

By bus: Route 64 from Cambridge Centre bus terminal

By Bus: Take Route 64 from Cambridge Centre terminal,getting off at Preston High School on Rose Street. Access the Ecopost via Westminster Drive.

Maps and Trails
The Bob McMullen Linear Trail passes this EcoPost.
On-site ramps
You can pass by this site by canoe on the Grand and Speed Rivers but there is no handy landing site.
Dogs are allowed on leash
A walking and cycling trail runs the length of the park.
Contact Park
City of Cambridge - Parks. Phone: 519-740-4681
Cover Photo Credits
© 2016 Roger Suffling