The Hobson Lake block is notable as the first property added to HRM's parkland inventory exclusively for the formation of the regional park. This 80 hectare block was a major step forward and a much welcomed addition.
Continuing with the purchase of key properties surrounding the Wilderness Area, HRM announced on April 24, 2019 the addition of the Barrett and Armco blocks as seen below. These blocks are comprised of 49 hectares along Nine Mile River in Timberlea, extending inward to the core wilderness area. The Barrett lands, a total of 81 hectares, are in the vicinity of Blue Mountain. These properties can also be identified on the larger, BMBCL Wilderness Area above. These are welcome additions to the larger effort to create a regional park that includes such a superb representation of the variety of landscapes that can be found in the BMBCL area.