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Floodplain Trail


The Backus trails bring many visitors annually to the area to see the many attractions found within the park. Among them is the prominent heritage village, reconstructed in the 1980’s.

Within this village is a museum built in 1967, two octagonal school houses, an operating flour mill and four original buildings of the Backhouse homestead. John Backhouse owned the land and built the mill in 1798.

In 1955 the family sold the land, mill and homestead to Big Creek Conservation Authority, now called the Long Point Region Conservation Authority. The Floodplain trail can be accessed on the north side of the pond.

This trail follows the bank of the Dedrick Creek through forest and grassland. Ecological interpretive signage can be found along the trail where visitors may observe the flora and fauna of the area. A picnic area and pit toilets are found at the southern end of the trail. Be sure to wear proper footwear in the spring as the trail becomes wet in many low areas.



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