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7. The Mixed Hardwood Forest

In a short time, you will reach a mixed hardwood forest, continue following the yellow blazes along a narrow footpath. At the split in the trail, bear right and follow the yellow blazes up a gradually ascending hill. A staired path leads you to the summit of Pigeon Hill that overlooks Coppermine Mountain. The name of the hill is derived from the time when this area was a favorite feeding site of the Passenger Pigeon. This handsome bird, that resembled a morning dove, use to travel in flocks of millions in the 1800's. Sadly, the species became extinct with loss of habitat and by hunting. The last passenger pigeon died in 1914.