As the Department of Lands and Forests (later MNR) was setting aside the Somerville Tract, it also took on a parcel of marginal farmland in Emily Township in 1928. Originally planted with Red, White and Scots Pine for economic reasons, it has since become a popular destination for walking, biking, horseback riding and cross-country skiing, located at 832 Peace Road, just around the bend from Emily Provincial Park.
The Emily Tract is home to an ancient white pine that is estimated have sprouted in the early nineteenth century. It is also a nice play to enjoy a hike along the Omemee Hogsback, a 16 kilometre-long esker (a snake-like ridge formed of sand, gravel and stone deposited by a glacial river). In spring, it is a great place to visit to see wild flowers.