High Lonesome Nature Reserve – Open to the Public Year-Round

High Lonesome Nature Reserve – Open to the Public Year-Round

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 8 – Health, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust (MMLT)

Timeline for Completion: Founded 2012 Ongoing


High Lonesome Nature Reserve, a 200 acre property located in the Pakenham Hills, was donated to the MMLT by the family of the late Barry Spicer in April 2012. A network of trails through the forests, over the hills and streams, by the ponds and through the meadows has been developed and cared for by the donor’s brother Ken Spicer. Ken has documented many of the natural riches found there, shared them with the MMLT and encouraged the Land Trust to complete the work he began. MMLT has committed to conserve High Lonesome as a nature reserve in perpetuity.

There are 8 km of trails winding through the property, providing opportunities to see the varied habitats and if you’re lucky, to see some interesting wildlife. The property is open to the public and parking is available at the end of Carbine Rd., just outside the gate, which limits ATV access. There is a small gate for pedestrians.


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phone: 613-253-2722

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Project entered on: November 13, 2020 at 5:07 pm

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