Discover the Rugged Rocks at Blueberry Mountain, May 6

Have you ever wondered what a billion-year-old rock looks like?  It might surprise you that when driving through the rugged regions of Lanark and Renfrew Counties the rocks you see along the roadside are all about this age, give or take a few hundred million years.

The annual spring walk to the top of Blueberry Mountain at the Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust’s cliffLAND property on May 6 this year will include a side trip down the Porcupine Trail to view some of these ancient rocks. The event is the second in the MMLT’s new Discover the Wild series.

Registration for the hike to the lookout, including the geology tour, is at 10:00 a.m. A donation of $10 per person is requested and children 12 and under are free.  Children under 12 will be awarded certificates for making the climb to the lookout.  Refreshments will be served after the walk.

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