Explore the Bruce Adventure Passport

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Stop 10 - Pinkerton General Store
Cargill, ON

Time: 15 - 30 Minutes

Level: Easy

GPS: 44°12’44.979” N   81°16’22.319” W

Clue: Among the hidden gems, you’ll find your detour sign.

Pinkerton and Cargill are two Bruce County communities with a lot of pride - talk to any local and they will explain why their village is the best! Head to Pinkerton first and enjoy exploring the pretty downtown. At the turn of the 20th century Pinkerton was a booming community, boasting a wagon and tinsmith shop, hotel, blacksmith, saw mill, grist and flour mill, and a shingle mill. The grist mill continues to operate, and is still powered by the Teeswater River. Stop in at the General Store and Antique Market to look around and see what hidden gems you can uncover! When you are done in Pinkerton, take the short drive to Cargill, another small community located on the Teeswater River. Cargill was once too a busy village, it’s much quieter now, so it’s a perfect spot to rest and reflect. Treed Park hosts the Cargill Community Centre, a playground, sports fields and the mill pond. Spend a while taking in the scenery in interior Bruce County - you’ll be glad you did.

While you’re in the area, visit the 15-foot-tall Herford Bull, named Big Bruce in Chelsey. Big Bruce is built in 1976 and is a symbol of where the best beef in Ontario comes from and to the incredible people who raise them. While now stationary and always ready for a selfie, he used to visit Fall Fairs, plowing matches and various parades. If you’re looking for a new spot to mountain bike, or are wanting to try it out for the first time, both Carrick and Brant mountain bike tracts are close by to this passport stop!

Digital stops have been added this year! While in the area find the digital stop location in Mildmay or downtown Chelsey, tag us using #ETBAdventurePassport, and be entered in to win! For more information, including rule and regulations, visit: Digital Stops.

376 Bruce County Rd 15
Cargill, ON, N0G 1J0