Salut Coureurs du Bois! Join the Voyageurs from Bark Lake for an interpretive hike and paddle around the lake and through history to the days of the Fur Trade. After a paddle from the main camp to the Voyageur Outpost, enjoy a campfire with Voyageur songs, stories and legends. After some fellowship, fun and food (delicious bannock) the adventure takes you into the woods for a hike along Bark Lake’s Counn trail. As part of our crew, you will explore Bark Lake and learn more about the lives of the Voyageurs. Suitable for adults, teens and children, 8+ or younger with their own PFD.

HIKE #: 74

DATE: Sunday, September 22

START TIME: 9:00 am

DURATION: 4 hours, 1km by canoe, 3km on trail

LOCATION Bark Lake Leadership Centre 1551 Bark Lake Drive

RATING: Moderate


AMENITIES: Parking, washroom, water/beverages, shelter

LEADERS: Bark Lake staff

LEADERS BIO: The Bark Lake team washed up on the shores of Bark Lake, lost in time since the days

of the Voyageurs. Since then they have been working at the Leadership Centre, facilitating programs and hoping to one day find their way back to Montreal to deliver their load of furs.

DIRECTIONS: From Minden take South Lake Rd. (County Rd  16) to the Gelert Rd. (County Rd .  1). Turn right and continue to the Milburn Rd, turn left and continue to Hwy 503. Turn left on 503 and continue past Irondale to Bark Lake Drive, turn left into Centre. The travel distance from Minden is 30km. From Haliburton take Hwy 118 east to  Glamorgan Rd. (County Rd . 3), then south to 503. Turn right and continue west to Bark Lake Drive, turn right to Centre. Travel distance from Haliburton is 32km. Please drive to the Bark Lake office, and meet Hike leader there. GPS coordinates: N 44.92515, W 78.46659

  • Voyageur Portage
    Sunday, September 22, 2019
    9:00 am - 1:00 pm


Venue:   Bark Lake Leadership Centre

1551 Bark Lake Dr, Irondale, Ontario, Canada

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