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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.

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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