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.

Stop 1 is at the newly-restored and historic Chepstow Inn. Tour participants get to sample Hoity Toity Cellars' wine and cider products.

The Chepstow Inn: Rich with history and beautifully restored accommodations.

This map at the Chepstow Inn shows where the inn's visitors are coming from.


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


Snacks and drinks served on the floating boardwalk.


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


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


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.


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


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. To read another first hand account of the tour published in the Kincardine Record, click here.