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Stop 11 - Greenock Swamp
Chepstow, Ontario, Canada

Time: 30 Minutes - 1 hour

Level: Easy

GPS: 44°10’13.929” N   81°18'23.324” W

Clue: Ontario’s largest forested wetland is where you’ll find this box.

The Greenock Swamp is Ontario’s single largest wetland. This forested swamp is over 20,000 acres in size and is home to many species of wildlife, numerous bird varieties, as well as trees, flowers and ferns. Historically, this wetland was known for its large amounts of White Pine. In 1879, loggers dug canals and floated the cut pine trees down to the Village of Cargill for processing. For 25 years, 5,00,000 board feet of White Pine was logged out of the Greenock Swamp every year, and it is well known that the White Pine out of this swamp was used in the building of ships and ship masts for the British Navy. Currently, the Greenock Swamp is owned by the Saugeen Conservation Authority. They are working on creating more trails throughout the swamp and educating those on the importance of this large wetland. The newest addition to the swamp is the floating boardwalk. This is an easy way for adventurers to take in the beauty of this wetland, without getting their feet wet!

Locally, you can experience some mountain biking exhilaration at the Brant Tract. With 20 kilometres of tract, there are lots of options for all abilities. Alternatively, head up to Paisley and rent a canoe or kayak from Cowan Canoe & Kayak Livery right on the Saugeen River. Paddle down the river and see if you can find the bonus Paddle Punch!

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

 

 

 
Location
Schmidt Lake Rd
Chepstow, Ontario, N0G 1J0
519-534-5344
1-800-268-3838