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Spirit Rock & McNeill Estate Conservation Area
Grey Sauble Conservation Authority
92 Highway 6 North
Wiarton

Phone: 519-376-3076

Open:

From: May To: October

Hours: dawn to dusk

Spirit Rock & McNeill Estate Conservation Area

Spirit Rock & McNeill Estate Conservation Area is located just off Highway 6 north of Wiarton. A picnic area contains the quarried stone ruins of the Corran, an historic mansion that belonged to Alexander McNeill, a prominent citizen and Member of Parliament. In 1882 the McNeill family began construction of the estate, which boasted stables, orchards, fine art, elegant stained glass, the largest private library north of Toronto and manicured gardens that contained 500 varieties of roses.

The site is a lovely picnic area that displays historical plaques about its hidden secrets. The legend of Spirit Rock tells of a native girl who eloped with a man from another tribe that she was forbidden to marry into. When men from her tribe caught up with the pair and murdered her lover, the maiden threw herself off the cliff in despair. Her spirit is said to haunt the cliffs on the site. Trails and a spiral stairway descend the escarpment to the harbour.


Amenities
Tours:
Self-guided
Site Facilities:
Picnic Area
Toilets

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Additional Information:

Pets Allowed:  
Drive In:    Pets Must be Leashed:  
Parking Size: Regular; | Parking Cost: $4 |
Proximity to Shoreline: waterview of Colpoy's Bay |
$pay by phone - per parking fee
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