About the Trail
Crawford Lake Conservation Area is a geological and historical delight. The turquoise-coloured gem, Crawford Lake, is a time capsule where ancient sediments are perfectly preserved. Corn pollen discovered in the sediments on the bottom of the lake revealed the existence of a nearby 15th Century Iroquois First Nations village, which has been reconstructed on site.
From the Crawford Lake Conservation Area Visitors’ Centre, pick up the blue blazes (trail markers) of the Crawford Lake Side Trail as they head left along a rocky path through abandoned farmland passed barn ruins to the main Bruce Trail. Turn right on the white-blazed main Trail and follow it to an interpretive lookout over Nassagaweya Canyon with stunning escarpment views. From the lookout, head right on a wide forest track (no markers here). You will then reach Crawford Lake Side Trail which leads back to the Visitors Centre.