Until conditions allow some relief from social distancing we won’t organize any formal trail maintenance work parties this summer. However, if you are out on the trail, please feel free to pitch in with some light maintenance by tossing aside fallen branches or other debris on the pathway, pulling ferns on the trail, clipping low overhanging branches and any saplings or exposed small tree roots that have sprung up on the surface (right Hiking Trail Update – June 2020 down to the ground level please) and removing loose rocks or logs that pose a hazard.
Oh, and by the way, when you get back to your cottage, probably a good idea to wash your hands!
2019 Walking Trails Work Parties: Maintenance of the 2 hiking trails at the North end of Lac Grand continues. The walking trails at the north end of Grand Lake are maintained by volunteers during regular walks and by organized work parties a few times each year. If you are interested in a group hike and a bit of trail maintenance, please contact Abby Hoffman at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 819-457-1289. There will be work parties at 11 a.m. departing from the Trail Head one day a month in July, September and October.
A map of the walking trails can be found on this website.
The trails are marked with white blazes – generally on the right hand side of the trail. A single white blaze means continue along the trail in the same general direction; a set of double white blazes indicates a turn with the higher mark indicating the direction of the turn. We are gradually adding more blazes to make following the trail easier but without adding too much visual pollution to the woods! In the meantime, tricky parts are also marked with fluorescent flagging. Enjoy the trails – one of Grand Lake’s great assets!