Discover the Rugged Rocks!
Bring sturdy waterproof footwear, layers of clothes, & a picnic lunch. Proceeds to Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust Conservancy.
The annual spring walk to the top of Blueberry Mountain at the Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust’s cliffLAND property on May 6 this year will include a side trip down the Porcupine Trail to view some of these ancient rocks. Last year we set up over a black fine-grained metamorphosed volcanic flow. This year Bob Betcher, MMLT’s resident hydrogeologist/geologist, will show us some marble, once limestone in a shallow sea but subsequently uplifted and altered by heat and pressure. The type of marble at cliffLAND is slightly soluble in acidic precipitation and over time has developed Karst dissolution features such as caves and sinkholes which can form important habitat for bats, snakes and other creatures.
We invite you to join us on May 6 for a fascinating look to the distant past on your trek to the top of Blueberry Mountain. Registration for the hike to the lookout, including the geology tour, is at 10:00 a.m. A donation of $10 per person is requested and children 12 and under are free. Children under 12 will be awarded certificates for making the climb to the lookout. Refreshments will be served after the walk.
Guided hike, beautiful vistas, geology. MMLT.
502 Hills of Peace Rd.
Lanark, ON K0G 1K0
Event ContactHoward & Jean Clifford
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