An obsure peak right on the US - Canadian border in the Eastern Townships of the Provence of Quebec presents a variety of options to the summit. There are easy walking trails (blue markers) to the summit which overlooks Lac Lister and the US to the south and Baldwin Mills pond to the east. There are also more challenging trails as well (red markers).
There are also multiple rock routes on the south side (lake). These routes are subject to closures due to Peregrine Falcon nest sites. Great care is taken to avoid disturbing these birds especially during nesting periods.
Very short hike. Took 1 hour to the summit with a 4-year old.
The trails and routes are open from April to the end of November.
Parking: 1883 May Road, Baldwin Mills. Which is situated next to the churchyard 250 metres just down from the trail head.
Hiking the trails are free. Trails: 7,9 km. Open: March 31 to November 30
The rock routes require a current membership in the FQME or at least a Day pass.
To provide rock climbing courses at this site you must have a valid commercial FQME membership or the required training recognised by the FQME. You must have the required signed waivers and proof of registration proir to your climb. No bolting and or cleaning of routes is permitted without authorization. It is each climbers responsibility to make sure existing fixed gear is solid, prior to use.
To protect resident Peregrine Falcon nest sites you must respect posted no climb zones. Parking: 1883 May Road, Baldwin Mills
If you bring your kids hold their hand at the summit as it is very exposed in sections.
When To Climb
The park is open from March 31 to November 30. Cross country skiing is shown as permitted at the trailhead. But this would be only possible starting April onwards. Strange sort of rule.
Parking: 1883 May Road, Baldwin Mills.
From Montreal take the Eastern Townships autoroute (10) south. Exit just past Magog onto route 55 south. Exit at Ayers Cliff and take 147 south towards Baldwin Mills. Turn left at May road and park at the church where indicated. (lots of parking). 1 hour 45 minutes travelling time.
The trail head is easily found 250 yards up the hill to the right.
No camping or campfires allowed in the park.
This peak requires bug spray in the spring and summer. The fall would require the normal sort of weather protection you would expect in Canada. Fleese and rain/wind shell. Good approach shoes. Most of the trails are in the woods so sun is not a big issue. The rock routes are more exposed to the elements.
Parc Harold F. Baldwin
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