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Upper Madawaska Basin Trails | Map Legend | Spectacle Lake | Bear & Burnetts Mountains

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   Trail Maps

A tailored detailed map has been produced for the 50+ kilometre trail network and is made available in several formats as listed below.
Map Specifications

> Latitude - Longitude Grid : Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) with grid lines on map at one kilometre intervals.

> Projection : North American Datum (NAD) 1983

> Elevation : Metres above sea level, with contour lines at 5 metre intervals.

> Distance : Measured in kilometres. Recorded on map as distance between trail junction points.

> Route Rendering : Solid lines indicate trail follows old logging or homestead roads. Dashed lines indicate foot trail. Line colour indicates colour of trail makers used for route.

Map Formats

Trail map is available in following formats for downloading to an electronic device or for printing.

> Image
   JPG (1.4 MB)
   PNG (high resolution, 3.3 MB)

> Printing
   Tabloid-size (11x17 in., PDF, high resolution, 4.5 MB)
   Letter-size (8.5x11 in., PDF, two-page, high resolution, 4.5 MB)
         (Right side of page 1 overlaps left side of page 2.)
   Satellite Imagery View

Interactive and static satellite imagery provides a view of the terrain covered by the trail network. The interactive imagery can be manipulated to provide as much detail as you may want to see.
   Road Map View

The Interactive satellite imagery view can be switched, with a mouse click, to road map view and manipulated to provide as much detail as you may want to see.
   Self-directed Virtual hike

Take a self-directed virtual hike on the trails to satiate your curiosity of what awaits you.

The virtual hike can be a useful tool to plan the route(s) of your next hike on the trails.
   Upper Madawaska Basin Trails | Brochure & Map

A brochure with trail map (sample) is now available through, inter alia, visitor information centres, selected tourist facility operators, outdoor equipment and other retailers, and recreation service providers in the Ottawa and Madawaska valleys. See Links for list of locations where brochure is currently available (indicated by **).
   Calendars (day/month/year)

Now you are ready to plan a visit to enjoy the trails. For your convenience here are calendars for
> 2019 (print version)
> 2020 (print version)
> 2021 (print version)

> 2016 (print version)
> 2017 (print version)
> 2018 (print version)

There are four distinct seasons in the Madawaska Highlands and Upper Madawaska Basin. For current weather conditions and forecasts, along with historic temperature and precipitation trends, check out the Weather page.
   Links & Trip Planner

To plan an extended visit to the Madawaska region check out the Links page for leads on other trails, meals, accommodations, activities, etc.
   Have a Question

Got a question or comment? Go to
  • FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) page, or
  • Feedback page and use the convenient e-mail response form.
WARNING: Use trails at own risk.

(Top banner photo: View of Bell Bay, Bark Lake, south from Spectacle Ridge trail.)

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