Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust | Jul 27, 2016

In 2015, the Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust (MMLT) was delighted to receive a donation of an additional 258 acres to its Rose Hill Nature Reserve north of Denbigh. On Saturday, August 6 there will be a dedication ceremony at 10:30am with the unveiling of a new plaque in honour of the families who donated this land. Following the ceremony, we will head out to explore the new Brodey Trail, which leads to a beautiful picnic spot at Fufflemucker Pond.

Rose Hill Nature Reserve lies within typical Canadian Shield country characterized by very hilly terrain of granite bedrock and frequent rock outcroppings. The reserve is densely forested except for one small area that was once the location of an old farm where you can still see remnants of an old stone foundation. On a rise beside the old farm stands a magnificent glacial erratic boulder. On the side of this boulder is a large bronze plaque commemorating two family members who died in a car accident after visiting the property back in 1979. The new plaque will also be mounted on the side of the great boulder in honour of the donors from the Armstrong, Brodey, Fincher, Hatton, and Nevers families.

Admission to the event is by $10 donation to the MMLT. Following the dedication ceremony, we’ll head over to the Brodey Trail, which is 458 meters one way and not difficult to traverse, but good walking shoes are advised. Visitors are invited to bring along a picnic lunch to enjoy at Fufflemucker Pond. After lunch there will be opportunities to explore other trails.

From Hwy 41, turn east onto Rose Hill Rd. for 3.4 km. Park at road side beside Rose Lake. Trail entrance is on west side of road, before parking area.

For more information about the Land Trust and this property, please visit mmlt.ca/protecting-nature/ourprotected-properties/rose-hill-nature-reserve/

The MMLT holds a deep conviction that nature offers numerous benefits that contribute to our physical, emotional and spiritual health. To that end, the Land Trust attempts, whenever possible, to allow public access to these properties so that the general public can enjoy their benefits.  

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