|Debra Ryan, Recreation Manager
Description & Services
|The route consists of 13 lakes and connecting streams, and encompasses developed areas such as Liverpool Head and Geier Lakes, as well as very remote areas such as Allison and Gull Lakes. Portages are generally well marked and in good condition. Fisher and Eleven Mile Lakes are rock strewn and can be prone to high winds, and canoeists are advised to consider wind conditions when traversing these two lakes. There are several sandy beaches along the route, and many suitable campsites. The old Ranger camp on the east side of Rocky Lake may offer a dry refuge in bad weather.
You can also begin this route at Sandy Bottom Lake (see Route 3). If you are a guest at the Milford House, you can launch at either Geier Lake or Boot Lake. If you are not a guest, ask permission from the Milford House staff, who may allow you to park on their property and access these lakes.
The region is steeped in history. “A trail that followed the Ribbon of Lakes through this wilderness was once the domain of the Mi'kmaq. Guiding for both fishing and hunting flourished in this region and is the backdrop for Albert Bigelow Paine's book called the Tent Dwellers circa early 1900's.” Source: Through the Woods; A collected History and Reflection of the Milford Area and Communities, 2005.
The Medway Lakes Wilderness Area was designated in 2015.
Click HERE for launch location(s), map and route details.
|Trail or Water Route Map