McGill University: Gault Nature Reserve

Copyright Photo: Lac Hertel by Montreal Photo Daily, on Flickr

This is Lac Hertel (Hertel Lake) in the Gault Nature Reserve, situated in Mont St. Hilaire. Most of the mountain is currently the property of McGill University, as the Gault Nature Reserve. The University has opened the western half of the mountain to visitors (at a fee) for hiking and cross-country skiing, named "The Natural Area". And the eastern half, named "The Preservation Area" is not accessible to the general public. Since it is a mere 45 minutes drive from downtown Montreal, the reserve is much appreciated by urbanites and is popular for all sorts of outdoor activities.



6 comments:

Leif Hagen said...

Looks like a heavenly place for a canoe ride!
Merci mille fois for the kind Birthday greetings!

Jarart said...

This is so beautiful and cool looking. Not cool here today. Enjoy!

RedPat said...

What a beautiful spot and what an incredible reflection that you have captured!

Anonymous said...

Great photo - going to add this to "one of my places to check out" - thanks for all these great ideas !

Randy said...

So beautiful and what a wonderful reflection.

Arija said...

We always loved coming here although at our time there were no fees or maybe they did not apply if you were at McGill. Thanks for the memories . . .