One mile west of the campground, turn left off Hwy #7- an open pit iron ore mine, measuring nearly 700 feet deep, was mined up until 1978. The surface dimensions measure more than 1500 by 2800 feet. Now filling with pure spring water, the effect is spectacular. A look-out point off the roadway affords a perfect view and a chance to collect iron ore samples.
Just about an hour drive from our Campground you can visit the Lang Pioneer Village.
Lang Pioneer Village Museum was established by the County of Peterborough in 1967 to celebrate and preserve the rural history of the area. Each year, thousands of visitors from around the world take a trip back in time to discover how the pioneers lived.
Nestled along the banks of the historic Indian River, Lang Pioneer Village Museum features over twenty-five restored and furnished buildings constructed between 1825 and 1899. Many of the buildings were donated by townships within the County of Peterborough and moved to their present site when the Museum was founded.
Follow Hwy #7 east from camp to Jarvis Rd., then north and follow the signs. This beautiful conservation area sits on 35 acres of land, and houses an old Muley type sawmill, believed to be the only one of this type still in existence in Ontario. In addition, see a pioneer home, school house, museum and farm machinery. The OHara Mill Homestead is open from dawn to dusk, seven days a week, from May to October. There are no admission fees except for Heritage Day event. Guided Tours are available: Saturday & Sundays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m during May and June and from Labour Day to Thanksgiving Weekend, and, Tuesday to Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m during July and August. Most buildings are accessible to everyone including the handicapped. New Visitors Center, completed in late 2009, provides fully modern washroom facilities during the hours that the site is staffed. Rudimentary washroom facilities are available at all times.
Horsin Around Riding Ranch- located 9 km west of the campground, south on Tiffen Road. Guided rides, both English & Western. Rides are available by reservation only. Call (613) 849-2332 (leave your name, phone # and detailed message if you get answering machine) to make a reservation.