Miquelon Lake Hike

Miquelon Lake Hikers on the path between tall grasses

It was everything you could want in a middle-of-the-summer hike–sun, refreshing breezes, a glistening lake, toads, butterflies, and a flurry of dragonflies that kept the mosquitoes in check.

 

Twenty-three people followed the path out of the park and onto the Waskahegan trail for a 10.5 km hike. We stretched out single file as we walked through the tall-grass meadows and the “islands” of forest that dotted the fields.

 

St. Francis Xavier High School monumentAt the highest point was the St. FX monument, put in by the St. Francis Xavier High School biology students who cleared the trail in 1970.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For lunch, we decided to sit down in the grassy field where we could take advantage of the breeze.

Plants of note were the Indian Pipestem (Monotropa), distinctive for its lack of chorophyll, and a few Indian Paintbrush.

Monotropa
Monotropa
Indian Paintbrush
Indian Paintbrush
Painted Lady butterfly
Painted Lady butterfly

We want to give a big thank-you to Trail Maintenance, who made this trail extremely walkable. Also a big shout-out to Brad, who returned to the trail afterwards and cleared a huge spruce tree that had fallen on the path.

You can see more pictures on Flickr.
Miquelon Lake

2 thoughts on “Miquelon Lake Hike

  1. It was my good luck to be a part of this great team of twenty three hikers. We enjoyed walking through the dense trails, along the lake, in the sun, among wide variety of plants and trees, and above all crossing over the stiles. A very memorable experience to cherish. I will be happy to be a part of future teams of hikers along these long, dense, natural trails.

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