Fall colours: an image that typifies the world famous landscape of Ontario’s Highlands. Ours is a land of sharp contrasts – towering cliffs and vibrant wetlands, lush forests and barren outcrops. You know you’ve reached the Highlands when you leave the orderly roads and open fields of the St. Lawrence lowlands. But what made it so? Discover the story of our earth as you hike the beautiful trails of the Leslie Frost Centre in Algonquin Highlands.
The geomorphology hike is a 3.5 km loop within the Frost Centre Hiking Trails and loops through the scenic lake and upland country of the Haliburton Highlands. Geomorphology is the study of the landscape and the forces that give rise to the different terrains we see around the globe. This hike introduces the hiker to geomorphologic features typical of this part of Ontario and the forces that shaped them.