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Lake Erie & Norfolk Rail Trail


By the time the War of 1812 began, the early pioneers had just been getting settled in the fledgling settlement of Mount Pleasant which had its beginnings only 15 years before.

Mount Pleasant in 1812 was a small, self-supporting hamlet composed of approximately 12 families who, with a few exceptions, were mostly opening up farm properties. The exceptions were Morris Thomas who was a blacksmith, Roswell Stevens, a carpenter and Thomas Perrin, a miller. The Perrin Mill on the Mount Pleasant Creek was one of the first commercial milling operations in what became Brant County.

Mount Pleasant was situated on the Long Point Road (also called the Long Point Trail) which was a major military corridor between the Mohawk Village on the Grand River (in what is now the Eagle Place area of Brantford) and Port Dover. The corridor saw considerable troop movements, military couriers and wagon trains of provisions for the troops engaged in the War of 1812.

This trail follows the path of the former LE & N Electric Rail Car Route that travelled from Galt, through Brantford and Mt. Pleasant to Port Dover. 

The stonedust trail travels through the City of Brantford ending at the back of the Mt. Pleasant Nature Park in Mt. Pleasant.

Total trail distance 6.5 km.

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