SELF-GUIDED Tour - 'swanson's road'
Start time: Flexible
Duration: 2+ hour
Location: "Headless Crow Crescent"
Highlights: Local history, geology, archeology, commanding views, pre-colonial history
Cost: Included with bunkhouse or granary rental
The Bunkhouse and Granary campsites are marked by the “headless crow crescent” sign on Township Road 434 and is strategically located adjacent to Swanson‘s road - the only documented name for this ancient trail which leads to the Battle River valley. Speculation is the trail was used for eons by both man and beast as a direct and relatively easy conduit to the valley floor and more importantly to a shallow, solid river crossing. A plateau at the base of the trail affords a breathtaking view of the “Ferry Point Bluffs”.
This spectacular 74 acre property is one of only a handful of properties on the Battle where the riparian zone is fenced on both sides providing exceptional opportunities for wildlife viewing.
As you explore this property you will find a stile which allows access to the riparian area and the contemplation bench overlooking the river, while avoiding the inconvenience (and pain) of barbed wire.