LAKES & WETLANDS
The ecological significance is difficult to place into just one category. This deep lake (64’ in some spots!) and large buffer surrounding it were originally set aside in 1996 because the waterbody was recognized as one of ten lakes in the province that hosted a self-sustaining populations of late trout. This northern fish is on the southern edge of its North American distribution here in New Brunswick. This is the continent’s largest trout and grows very slowly in the deep, cool waters of this lake. The beauty of surrounding land cannot be overstated and it was soon recognized that people wished to hike the hills. A road to the top of one of the peaks, as well as hiking trails throughout the site have been established, which allows people to enjoy old stands of eastern hemlock and red spruce, large vernal pools, and rare plants such as the blunt-lobed Grapefern and several species of lichen.