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Gut Conservation Area - Apsley, Ontario, Canada
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Timo Explorer
N 44° 46.027 W 077° 52.596
18T E 272362 N 4961106
Quick Description: The Gut Conservation Area is located in the Northern portion of the watershed. It is a 162 ha site located just east of Apsley. This Conservation Area features walking trials, a parking lot, a look out area and a stairway down to the gorge. The "Gut"
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 7/18/2009 7:10:02 PM
Waymark Code: WM6THG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 11

Long Description:
The Gut Description
The Gut Conservation Area is a 162 ha site located approximately 11 kilometers from Apsley on concession 1 in Lake Township.

The Crowe Valley Conservation Authority purchased the land in 1976 with the co-operation of the Ministry of Natural Resources and The Nature Conservancy of Canada.

The property is rugged and rocky with dense bush and a mixed hardwood forest.

It encompasses a prominent geological feature known locally as the "Gut". The Gut is a gorge through which the Crowe River flows through for 230 meters.

The fissure that forms the Gut is over 30 meters high and the width varies from 5 to 10 meters. The gorge is has a breath taking view of this unique terrain.


History
There have been some Indian artifacts found at The Gut Conservation Area. These artifacts indicate that the area was used by natives as a battlefield.

More recently the area was owned by lumber companies who used the Crowe River to transport their logs to the market. Local residents might remember the Pearcew Lumber Co. (1850-1950) and the Armstrong Lumber Co. (1950-1976) as the previous owners of the property.

The loggers left their mark on this land by reducing the size of the waterfalls to minimize the damage done to the logs.
Name: The Gut Conservation Area

Street Location: South Lake Road

Local Municipality: Apsley

State/Province, etc.: Ontario

Country: Canada

Web Site: [Web Link]

Memorial/Commemoration: no

Date Established: 1976

Picnic Facilities: Picnic tables, Marked trails, Scenic lookout

Recreational Facilities:
Hiking Trails


Ponds/Lakes/Streams/Rivers/Beach: Crowe River

Traditional Geocaches:
The Gut of the Crow - GC55C5


Monuments/Statues: Not listed

Art (murals/sculpture, etc.): Not listed

Fountains: Not listed

Special Events: Not listed

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