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.
Callaghan's Rapids are small, but the waterfall is very wide plunge waterfall. There are at least two "Falls" of no more than one meter in height, each spanning the entire width of the river, which here is about 40 to 60 m across. When river flows are low enough (probably much of the year), you can walk out and explore the river bed. The upper "falls" is interesting in that it is formed on a wedge-shaped outcrop of limestone which appears to be beveled down to a sharp edge, right at the crest of the falls.
Directions: Follow Highway #7 east from Havelock or west from Marmora. Watch for Tiffen Road, which is the second concession road west of the town of Marmora. Turn onto Tiffen Road and follow to the end at Callaghan Rapids Road. Turn left and follow to the end. This road leads to a passive conservation area, bordering the Crowe River. Park your car and walk down one of a few paths at the end of the lot to the river. You will probably need to turn right and walk downstream along the river for a few hundred meters to see the falls.
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.