L’Anse-à-l’Orme Nature Park (French: Parc-nature de l’Anse-à-l’Orme) is a large park in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is located in the borough of Pierrefonds-Roxboro.
Gouin Boulevard, just before becoming Senneville Road, opens onto a vast expanse of water, a widening of the Lake of Two Mountains, called l’Anse à l’Orme (English: Elm Cove). The Anse-à-l’Orme Nature Park, which belongs to the city of Montreal, has an area of 220 hectares (540 acres). The park extends along the cove for about 1 kilometre (0.62 mi), on both sides of the mouth of the Rivière à l’Orme (English: Elm River). From the Lake of Two Mountains, the park area extends inland for an approximately 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) long corridor along the line the banks of the Rivière à l’Orme. This describes the protected part of the Anse-à-l’Orme corridor but did you know that it is also made up of hundreds of hectares of fallow agricultural lands? These fields, which have various levels of rejuvenation, are home to more than 270 species of fauna and flora in the area, including several endangered species such as the bobolink bird and Canadian Black Snakeroot, a wild plant thought to have already perished from the Greater Montreal area. Together, both the protected park land and the privately owned land form the largest contiguous natural corridor on the island of Montreal.
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