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Point Traverse Lighthouse --- Guided Walk
(Prince Edward Point Lighthouse)
Saturday, July 14, 10:00am
Discover the natural and human history of this remote corner of Prince Edward County on a guided walk around Long Point Harbour to the Point Traverse Lighthouse.
The walk will be led by historian Marc Seguin and naturalist Amy Bodman.
The lighthouse was built in 1881 to help guide steamboats and fishermen into the sheltered harbour. We’ll learn why this area was known by mariners as “the graveyard of Lake Ontario”. Bring your camera to take pictures of this recently designated Heritage Lighthouse.
A leisurely 30-minute walk through the forest bordering meadows and wetlands will take us past the century-old fishing camp to the lighthouse. Bring your binoculars to catch a glimpse of several species of birds that nest in the area.
After the walk, have your lunch on the beach and go for a swim in the lake.