Ridge Road Hikes
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.
Join us 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.
These bilingual, intermediate-level hikes will cover approximately 10 km on hilly terrain.
Please wear weather appropriate clothing and shoes, and bring water and a lunch.
These activities are for persons aged 13 and older. Reservations are required. The funds raised will help support Friends of Gatineau Park activities.
Ridge Road Hike – Keogan Shelter to Western Shelter and areas September 24, 2016 (bilingual)
10am to 2pm
Meeting Point at the Keogan Shelter parking lot.
Ridge Road Hike – P7 to Keogan Shelter
October 1, 2016 (bilingual)
10am to 2pm
Meeting point at parking lot 7.
Cost per hike?
Member of the Friends of Gatineau Park
Student (13 and over) / Senior (65 and over): $13
Student / Senior (65 and over): $16
Reservations and information
819-827-2020 or 1-866-456-3016 (toll-free)