Rest Areas

All of the existing rest areas, or as they. Are sometimes referred to – shelters, have been named after individuals who have contributed countless hours of time and/or material to construct these areas for your enjoyment and benefit.

The first rest area was the Crawford Rest Area, followed shortly by the Hempill Rest Area. These two Skedaddle Ridge members not only donated their time, but their equipment and material for the construction, including making the wooden shingles for the roof area.

Around the same time, people participated in the maintenance of the Thorne graves, Sargefield Graves and Odell Cemetery, including the Odell Walking trail. These rest areas are used extensively by the public, resulting in the construction of even more shelters over the years. They provide a popular spot for the public to rest, prepare a trail snack, or even to just simply relax and enjoy nature.

Please keep the shelters clean and remove any garbage you might have. Located at each shelter is a guestbook found in the box. Please feel free to provide your comments and suggestions on how Skedaddle Ridge can improve their trails. We take your suggestions and recommendations seriously.

Special recognition should be given to the Craig REST area. Mr. Lorne Craig, a founding member of Skedaddle Ridge, devoted more time than anyone can imagine, including his own personal resources to ensure the existing trail network was well maintained and the rest areas were located at the various scenic spots, look-outs and wonders of nature. His vision, enthusiasm and dedication resulted in a safe, multi-use trail system that is used by thousands of people each year. The rest area named in his honor is used the most by members of the public. It is at this location that many spring and fall rallies are organized. It is also the location one can find the gates of the Baker Dam. A damn used during the spring log run. This dam was constructed by prisoners of war period. A memorial plaque is located at this site to provide a brief historical background on the dam.