Ridge Road Hike – September 27, 2015


Many users of Gatineau Park are familiar with Ridge Road, or Trail #1, as one of the Park’s most popular trails for hiking, skiing and mountain biking. It also has another story, as one of the early colonization roads by which Irish settlers in the 1800’s moved to small farms on the highlands of what was to become Gatineau Park.

Wilderness hiking 2014 2Join us on Sunday September 27 for a bilingual guided hike to explore the human history and natural features of Ridge Road. Learn to recognize signs of former farms, understand the processes by which nature reverts following human disturbances, and find out about some of the early settlers who gave names to places in the Park and the origins of Cross country skiing in the Park.


This will be a bilingual interpretive hike on hilly terrain covering approximately 10 km in total (intermediate level).

Please wear weather-appropriate clothing and shoes, and bring water and a snack.

This activity is for persons aged 12 and older. Reservations are required. The funds raised will help support Friends of Gatineau Park activities.


Here are more details on this interpretive outing:

When?  Sunday, September 27, 2015 (bilingual), 9:30 am to 2:00 pm approximately

Where / Meeting Point? P7 on Kingsmere Road at 9:30 am

Cost?   Member of the Friends of Gatineau Park: Adult: $12, Student (13 and over) / Senior (60 and over): $10

Non-Member: Adult: $15, Student (13 and over) / Senior (60 and over): $12

Children: $5 (must be 12 and over)

Reservations and information? 819-827-2020 or 1-866-456-3016 (toll-free)


Pictures provided by Michel Lemaire and Estelle Rother.


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