Henry David Thoreau at Blueberry Mountain, Sunday

On Sunday, May 5th, the annual spring hike will take place to the top of Blueberry Mountain, one of the Seven Wonders of Lanark County. The event is organized by the Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust (MMLT) and hosted by Howard Clifford and his family, owners of the property.

Howard Clifford will welcome hikers at the scenic lookout on top of the mountain as Henry David Thoreau, the great 19th-century naturalist and philosopher.  Drawing on Thoreau’s journals and publications, Clifford will give a brief presentation that the father of nature conservation might have given were he alive today.

The event, called ‘Discover Henry David Thoreau’, is generously supported by Hummingbird Chocolate Makers. It is part of the MMLT’s annual ‘Discover’ series of guided field visits on its properties. The MMLT is requesting a contribution of $10 from MMLT members for this fundraising event ($15 for non-members). Memberships will be available at a $5 discount at the registration table on site on Sunday, May 5th starting at 10:00am. Participants can pre-register online and find more information about the event at mmlt.ca/events.

MMLT is a local charity that helps landowners protect and preserve their wilderness properties. There are eight properties comprising over 2600 acres within the water catchment area of the Mississippi and Madawaska rivers that are protected by MMLT.  For more information on MMLT and its work go to mmlt.ca.