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Mushroom Walk Near Leslie Frost Centre - August 24, 9:00AM

Our walk will be on Crown land close to the Leslie M. Frost Natural Resources Centre. The Sherborne Lake Forest Access Road is 10 km. south of Dorset and about 2 km. north of the Frost Centre. The condition of this road is rough at best but it is fine if you proceed carefully and navigate around the bad spots. After 2.2 km. you reach the Dawson Ponds. There is a cleared area where we will park on the right and a road going off to the left along the west side of Dawson Ponds. This is where we will meet.
We will walk further along the Sherborne Lake Rd. to a trail that leads to the Sherborne Lake Dam. We will be on an old road, closed to vehicles, through a mature forest where there should be a good diversity of mushrooms. There are some moderate hills but it is a pleasant walk in the shade. We will cover about 8 to 10 km. in total. We’ll aim to get back to the cars by noon. We recommend good hiking shoes, long pants, insect repellent, a full water bottle, snacks and a hat. The walk will begin at 9:00 am.

To register for the mushroom walk, or if you want further information, email registration@lakeofbaysheritage.ca.  It helps us to know the number of people participating, so please register if you plan to attend.

Our Results
  • Acquired over 50 per cent of the Lower Oxtongue River for permanent protection, including 6.5 km of shoreline.
  • Preserved one mile of natural shoreline and 47-acres of forest at Port Cunnington.
  • Partnered with the Ontario Heritage Trust to be the steward of the 100-acre Pyke property near Brown's Brae.
  • Recognized more than 30 building owners with plaques for heritage property protection.
  • Encouraged the Township to create a Heritage Committee of Council to encourage protection.
  • Rescued the Bigwin ferry from a sunken mooring in 1991 and conducted feasibility studies to transfer to the current Navigation Society for restoration.
  • Established the Harriet T. Weaver Memorial Trust which funds two bursaries each year to assist one student from each of Bracebridge and Huntsville high schools to help pay for their first year of university or college.
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Lake of Bays Heritage Foundation
P.O. Box 81
Baysville, Ontario
P0B 1A0