You’ll have a rare opportunity to Discover Saddleback Trail at our annual fall colours hike. Saddleback Mountain is an apt description given by early settlers to the scenic ridge that begins with Blueberry Mountain and ends with Pike’s Peak. These two outcroppings provide the highest outlooks in Lanark County. Both have a unique beauty all their own.
Compared with the number of visitors to Blueberry Mountain, relatively few have hiked the ridge to Pike’s Peak. The reason is the absence of a marked trail between the two points. This results in a feeling of wildness and unsanitized wilderness grandeur – a delight to the senses. A few have gotten lost – it is easy to do so – and therefore it is highly recommended that visitors are accompanied by a guide.
The ridge dips and ascends through different habits of natural red pine, oak, white pine, hemlocks, and cedars. No more than a few minutes pass without beholding magnificent views, including a place named Pulpit Rock which inspires thoughts of a wilderness sermon in pictures. Many nature lovers have said that this hike is one of the most rewarding they have ever experienced.
For the first time, the Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust and cliffLAND are featuring this guided hike for their annual fall fundraising walk. Registration opens at 10am and the hike begins at 10:30. For those wishing to go beyond Blueberry Mountain, the Saddleback Mountain ridge adds about an hour of walking time to the half hour it takes to climb Blueberry Mountain. Bring your lunch and enjoy it on top of Pike’s Peak. Don’t forget your camera because the views and the colours are spectacular!
Annual Fall Colours walk.
502 Hills of Peace Rd.
Lanark, ON K0G 1K0
Event ContactPhone: 613-259-3412
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