Tomlinson Lake Hike To Freedom

"North Americas Northernmost Route of the Underground Railroad"

Our Mission
The "Tomlinson Lake Hike To Freedom" is a Canadian not-for-profit organization situated in north-western New Brunswick. Our mission is to promote New Brunswick Black history, Canadian heritage, culture, local tourism, and physical and mental fitness.

Each year we organize wilderness hiking events along North America's northernmost route of the Underground Railroad, located along the Canadian border in the small farming community of Carlingford, New Brunswick. The events are usually planned for the month of October when the autumn foliage is in full bloom and hiking  are ideal.  The natural trail that runs across several private properties is about 2.5 km and ends at Tomlinson Lake. Upon arrival you may enjoy a healthy traditional meal, visit the Underground Railroad pop-up museum and experience fun nature exhibits. The events are for all age groups, family oriented and entirely free to the public.

Hiking isn't all we do!

When we aren't busy planning our fall hiking event, you may find us traveling around New Brunswick sharing our work with other communities or taking part in other joint projects, such as the most recent construction of the Black Loyalist Pithouse at King's Landing Historical Village.


Our organization relies solely on volunteerism and donations to help support ongoing research and to keep our community events free to the public.

The Trail

Local History