Brown Lake History Hike

Sat Oct 15

10am to 1pm


Rain or shine, however in case of very severe weather the activity will take place on Oct 16.

Wear hiking shoes/boots and fall weather clothing, and bring a light lunch.

Until the creation of Gatineau Park, much of the area around Brown and Carman Lakes was still agricultural land, much as it had been since early colonization days. With the coming of the Park, lands were purchased, farms abandoned and reforested, and people moved away.

This  hike will introduce two families of farmers who were amongst the last to leave the area that was to become Gatineau Park – the Trowses and the Browns, both of whose descendants still live in the Gatineau Valley.

Enjoy the fall weather, learn to see the evidence of previous farming on the landscape, and find out about farming life in the 1800’s and early 1900’s.

Cost per hike?
Member of the Friends of Gatineau Park (including Wakefield club member)
Adult: $16
Student (13 and over) / Senior (65 and over): $13
Family: 34$

Adult: $20
Student / Senior (65 and over): $16
Family: 42$

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

3 responses to “Brown Lake History Hike

  1. I tried to register for this today and was unable to. Do you know when I can register?

    • Francis Beauchamp

      Hi Erin, registration should be open. I forwarded your case to our program team. They will reach out to you. I apologize for the inconvenience.

  2. I’ve taken this walk in previous years and I recommend it highly. It’s quite interesting. It gives you a totally different perspective on the Brown Lake, Carman Lake, trail #52 area.

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