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Historical and Natural Points of Interest

LOCATION: Sawmill Trail, Bayfield
This walk features a range of historical and natural points of interest. Naturalists will enjoy the changing terrain, varied plant life and the telltale signs of abundant wildlife. This trail starts out on the first pioneer path east of Lake Huron leading from the first ford or crossing point on the Bayfield River. It is likely that this shallow crossing was used for centuries before European settlers came to this area. In the early 1840’s, a dam for the first pioneer grist mill in the area around Bayfield was built. It was also used as the first bridge and you can still see the pattern of stones in the river indicating where it was located. The trail is 2 km long with a Level 2 difficulty although there is one large hill, and will take approximately 1 hour. Turn east on Old River Road, proceed ½ km and turn right at Sawmill Road; parking available.
LEADERS: Roberta Stemp 519-565-2777, Elise Felton 519-565-5852

Earlier Event: August 14
The Path of the Pioneers
Later Event: September 11
What’s Growing in our Community