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Shale Oil Talk and Walk

Saturday September 18, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 2:45pm

Location: Craigleith Heritage Depot.

Imagine a Shale Oil Industry right here in the Blue Mountains!  

Join Curator Andrea Wilson as she shares with you the story of the fossil fuel industry in Craigleith from 1858-1860.  This guided walk will lead you over the shalefield starting from the museum to Craigleith Provincial Park.  You will see the landscape in a whole new light! 

Starting with an overview outside at the Craigleith Heritage Depot we will walk down the Georgian Trail to discover the factory and the story of its development.  The tour will end at the Craigleith Provincial Park.  

Bring your all weather gear, this tour runs rain or shine, but will be reschedule if there is Thunder.  Please note, as we are walking by foot the tour is an estimate of time.  Questions and photographs are encouraged along the trail and may increase or lessen the walk. Distance one way is 2.5 km.

There are 24 spots on the tour, so please register early. Admission is by donation prior to the event, once you have registered we will contact you for a donation. 

Contact: Andrea Wilson
Phone: 5195993131
Email: depot@thebluemountains.ca

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