Hike to Newton Lake and Waiatt Bay 11 May 2013

Activity hiking
Destination Newton Lake and Waiatt Bay
Date 11 May 2013
Trip Coordinator Norris Weimer
Contact Info 285-3710
Description After driving to Granite Bay and parking on a logging road, the trail (old logging road) climbs gently up past a few lakes to Newton Lake, a lovely picnic spot.  The route (rough trail) then descends to Small Inlet and then along the portage path to Waiatt Bay, with views out to the Octopus Islands.
Meeting Place Heriot Bay store parking lot to arrange carpools.  The access road is better with a high clearance vehicle.
Departure Time 09:30
Difficulty
13 km round trip, about 4-5 hours at a leisurely pace.  First half of the trail is easy, second half is moderate.
Costs none
Trip limits none
Dogs? no
Notes: Bring lunch.  The first part of the trail can be wet and also the parts near Small Inlet.  Newton Lake is good for swimming in the Summer.This is Heart of the Park territory.

 

 

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