Monday, September 17, 2012 – 9:30am
New Hike in 2012 . From Paquette Lake, follow an old fire access trail across windswept barrens, over hills and through stands of softwood trees. Then follow a short side trail to the top of Glasgow Lakes Hill where you can see for miles! This is a great trail to give you a feel for the “highlands plateau”. This flat area at the top of the park has vegetation similar to the northern Taiga with stunted trees, huckleberries and bracken ferns. The panoramic view of the open barrens and the ocean are quite unique.
Caution: Extensive wet and muddy section.
Trailhead: Take the Paquette Lake road and park at the lake
Significant Feature: Highlands Taiga
Length: 9.2 km (5.7 miles) return
Hiking Time: 3 – 4 hours
Elevation: 260 – 460 m (850 – 1510 ft.)
Difficulty – 4D