Landowner Rights & Trail User Responsibilities

The Waskahegan Trail is a unique resource that exists only because of the generosity of landowners. Before you set foot on the trail:

  1. Know the landowner rights and the trail user responsibilities.
  2. Check the trail conditions

A Wild Day on Miquelon Trails

Twenty one people came out to hike the public trails at Miquelon Provincial Park. With reduced traffic on the trail and the trees bare, it was easy to spot wildlife and to see their work.

Beavers took down these trees, creating an unexpected challenge for the hikers. No doubt, these trees would be dragged away by the beavers over the next few days.

The muskrat below seemed nonchalant. The other photo is a tree trunk with its bark chewed off by a porcupine.

After the hike, the hikers gathered for refreshments at the Old Station Meadery in New Sarepta.  

Thanks to Irene for scouting and leading the hike, to the people who maintain the trails at the park, and to Mary and Stella for the photos. You can find more photos on Flickr.

Where we’re hiking next.

Wanisan Hike and Social

Twenty three people came out to Wanisan Stopover for the annual fall members’ hike and social. The hikers started the morning with a short hike, jointly led by Johanna and Sherry. On the way back, one group took the blue trail while the other took the yellow trail.

Meanwhile, at the stopover, Scotty built a crackling campfire. It was a delight for the few who stayed behind.

Close to lunch time, Lee and JoAnne rolled in with a dolly packed with food—two pots of hot chili, courtesy of Anita, a large bin of JoAnne’s cornmeal muffins, and marshmallows.

The hikers returned, appetites sharpened. We gathered around the fire and had our lunch. It was a great time to catch up with fellow members, especially those who don’t hike regularly, or don’t hike at all.

Thanks to Scotty for building and stoking the campfire, for Sherry and Johanna for leading the hike, to Anita for the spectacular chili, and to Lee for scouting and bringing in the firewood earlier in the week. You can see all the photos on Flickr.

Where we’re hiking next.