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The Unknown Farm. Grant Settlement
Take Foresters Falls road east out of the village until you
come to the first intersection.
Turn North onto the Grant Settlement Road and proceed 10k
until you cross the "Fletcher Road" intersection. Continue along the Grant
Settlement Road for a further .7k until you enter a wooded section of the road.
Almost immediately there is an unnamed road on the right which leads to the
"Lunch Spot" river access parking. Take the trail downriver behind the
buildings and around the bay for about 1k until you reach the headland at the
South East side of the bay, and then proceed a further .5k downriver until you
reach the next bay where you can see the spectacular cliffs of fractured white
marble that gives us "Butchers Knife" rapids. At the extreme upriver end of
this bay one can see several clear outlines of barn foundations, older walls
and many old Maple Syrup buckets.
The age of this community is not known but it is thought to
predate European intrusion. Access from the shoreline to the open field is
quite good and there are signs of minor excavation and earthworkings around.
There is also much poison Ivy, testament to man's continued usage. Access to
this area is by kind permission of Wilderness Tours.