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Protected Areas


Bowers Meadows Wilderness Area

painting by Alice ReedBowers Meadows Wilderness Area protects terrestrial (inland) ecosystems and elements of the Shelburne Headlands Natural Landscape in Shelburne County.

The Wilderness Area features a large fen- and bog-dominated wetland complex that has developed in a post glacial landscape that includes glacial outwash deposits and low sinuous esker ridges. The wetland complex is drained by the Round Bay River, which forms a meandering stillwater for much of its course.

Fishing, hunting, wilderness canoeing, hiking and camping are traditional pursuits ideally suited to this special place.