Originally constructed in 1880 as the home for an Irish immigrant family trying to farm the thin soil of the Gatineau Hills, Herridge Shelter is now a yearround destination for thousands of outdoor enthusiasts. This would have pleased its namesake, Duncan Herridge, a former Canadian Ambassador to the United States and avid outdoorsman, who, for almost forty years from the early 1920s, used the house as his base to explore the surrounding countryside. The Herridge Shelter is well positioned to be accessed from park trailheads in Wakefield, Lac Philippe, and O’Brien Beach. The trail from less well-known P16 is the shortest and often the least busy.
Wakefield, ON - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.25