April 13, 2024

Crawford Lake

Difficulty Rating:
Rural Hike
⭐⭐️️
Beauty Rating:
⭐⭐️⭐️⭐️️
Solitude Rating:
⭐⭐️️
Adventure Category:
Adventure Start:
Apr 13, 2024 9:00 AM
Estimated End:
Apr 13, 2024 4:00 PM

Adventure Description

Crawford Lake is a pretty special day out. The eponymous lake is a rare, emerald green meromictic lake meaning that it's unusually still and holds an untouched geological record of the earth's development. So much so, that it was recently recognised as a marker of the Anthropocene period that we're now believed to be in. That's interesting enough but even better is the beautiful hike around it, along a board walk and past wood carvings that will ultimately take us up to a pretty spectacular viewpoint at Rattlesnake point.

The area has a rich indigenous history which the conservation authority has done a good job of displaying with a reconstruction Iroquioian village with incredble replicas of the Long Houses that the original inhabitants would spend time in.

We'll be tackling an easy hike of 11km.

Crawford Lake is a pretty special day out. The eponymous lake is a rare, emerald green meromictic lake meaning that it's unusually still and holds an untouched geological record of the earth's development. So much so, that it was recently recognised as a marker of the Anthropocene period that we're now believed to be in. That's interesting enough but even better is the beautiful hike around it, along a board walk and past wood carvings that will ultimately take us up to a pretty spectacular viewpoint at Rattlesnake point.

The area has a rich indigenous history which the conservation authority has done a good job of displaying with a reconstruction Iroquioian village with incredble replicas of the Long Houses that the original inhabitants would spend time in.

We'll be tackling an easy hike of 11km.

Anybody coming in the van will have their access to the park included. Those self driving will need to reserve tickets and pay the $10.50 entrance fee.

Itinerary

09:00 - Shuttle leaves from close to Keele Station

10:00 - 15:00 - Visit Crawford Conservation Area and hike

16:00 - Expected return to Keele Station

Rental Gear available

Adventure Cost

Event Cost:
$40+HST
Transport Cost:
$40+HST

Legacy Member Cost:

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Members Attending

Nathan
Shadan
Maria
Imran
Dylan
Rowena
Gurmandeep Singh
Paul
Danielle
Deirdre
Kelsey
Jordan
Sarah
Vedika

Members on Waitlist

Nikhil

Adventure Cancellations

Shadan
Paul

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12/4/24 - CANCELLED DUE TO DANGEROUS WEATHER

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