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Ogden Round Lake Wilderness Area

painting by Alice ReedDotted with lakes and a mixture of mature forests in eastern Guysborough County, Ogden Round Lake Wilderness Area protects a variety of unique land forms and ecosystems in the Mulgrave Hills natural landscape. The area also helps protect local watersheds, as it straddles a watershed divide, and includes portions of eight tertiary watersheds.

Large, undisturbed immature old-growth, climax deciduous forests on rich soils are not common in Nova Scotia; most landscapes with fertile soils are dominated by private lands, and are highly fragmented by development. Within this context, the immature old-growth deciduous forests in the wilderness area are considered to be regionally significant, protecting valuable habitat for local species and providing local opportunities for wilderness recreation. There are good opportunities for hiking, especially in the western end of the wilderness area, and several of the larger lakes are ideal for fishing and exploration by canoe.