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Melancholy Mountain

The mountain near Lake Major was named after a tragic event in 1842 where two girls wandered off and died of exposure.

These little girls came to be known as the “Babes in the Woods,” and were buried at the cemetery at the Woodlawn United Church as they were found, laid together in one coffin.


This hike is about 5km round trip and is moderate difficulty based on time of year. A geocache is nearby. This tracks is not an official trail but has been in usage for a number of years. You will need to park by the side of the road and wade underneath power lines until you get to the trailhead. Good boots is recommended.


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