Legends of The Great Swamp: Mysteries of the Greenock Swamp

Sep 26, 2018

The Legends of the Great Swamp tour kicks off at the Mary Immaculate Church in Chepstow with a presentation by SVCA's Shannon Wood. There are tons of historical clippings and books available at the church to peruse before the presentation and boarding the bus.
 
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Stop 1 is at the newly-restored and historic Chepstow Inn. Tour participants get to sample Hoity Toity Cellars' wine and cider products.
 
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The Chepstow Inn: Rich with history and beautifully restored accommodations.
 
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This map at the Chepstow Inn shows where the inn's visitors are coming from.

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The tour then stops at the floating boardwalk in the Greenock Swamp on Schmidt Lake.

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Snacks and drinks served on the floating boardwalk.

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The bus passes through the swamp to view the hand-dug canals that navigate the wetland.

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The next stop is the village of Cargill. SVCA has revitalized the downtown with historical interpretation during the summer months.

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On our return to Mary Immaculate Church, we're greeted by Margaret Cargill who tells us what life
was like in the great swamp in the early days.

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The tour winds up with a traditional Bruce County church supper, complete with homemade pie.


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Participants take home a hand-made metal hook as a takeaway from the tour.

While the 2018 tours are sold out for this fall, you can already stake your claim to a 2019 date right here.
To find out more about the Greenock Swamp, click here.