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 rental
The Bunkhouse campsite is 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.