Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site of Canada
Locks 8 to 18 – Percy Reach to Hastings
Map of Locks 8 to 18© Parks Canada / August 5, 2005
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1. Centennial Hiking Trail – This 2.4 km trail connects locks 8 and 9, giving visitors a chance to stroll beside the wetlands of Percy Reach.
Ranney Gorge Suspension Bridge© Parks Canada / Cathy Darevic / July 2, 2005
2. Ferris Provincial Park and Ranney Gorge Suspension Bridge – The park is situated on hilly drumlins and borders the Trent River. Its newest attraction hovers 9 m (30 ft) above the Ranney Gorge. Through the metal grid below your feet you are able to see the rushing water. To the north is a picturesque view of the Ranney Falls, while to the south you can view the boats entering the Ranney Falls Flight Lock.
Rotary Trail© Parks Canada / Cathy Darevic / July 20, 2005
3. Rotary Trail – This 3.5 km trail around the Trent Canal provides an easy walk or jog. Benches and picnic tables are available at various spots.
Healey Falls© Parks Canada
4. Healey Falls – Healey Falls is an excellent site for viewing the Trenton and Black River limestone formations. Located along the Trent River, this beautiful fall (during high water flow) consists of a rugged series of wide steps.
Crowe Bridge Conservation Area© Parks Canada / Cathy Darevic / July 20, 2005
5. Crowe Bridge Conservation Area – Open from Victoria Day to Labour Day, the park offers something for the whole family. Nestled on the banks of the Crowe River, this conservation area includes camping, swimming, nature trails and miniature golf!
6. Serpent Mounds National Historic Site – Located on the north shore of Rice Lake, the park is owned and operated by Hiawatha First Nation. Nine burial mounds located within the park, the largest having a zigzag or serpentine appearance, enclose the graves of Point Peninsula people of 2,000 years ago. The park provides camping, cottage and eco-cabin rentals, fishing opportunities, boat launches, beach areas, cultural interpretation, interpretive and picnic facilities.
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Trent Hills & District Chamber of Commerce
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