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A 1798 gristmill is featured as well as other restored buildings including two log houses, a blacksmith shop, the Backus Homestead and a school house. The nature center has information on local history. Swimming, picnicking, fishing, and camping are available.

Location: Regional Road 42, Port Rowan Ontario Telephone 519-586-2201

Other History nearby:
(Port Rowan) Backus Heritage Conservation Area
(Simcoe) Carillon Tower
(Ingersoll) Cheese Factory Museum/Sports Museum
(Erie) Erie Historical Museum
(Erie) Erie History Center
(Erie) Erie Maritime Museum/US Brig Niagara

09/20 Coming to The Port Rowan area
Buffalo Greek Fest Buffalo NY May31-June2 Acquaint yourselves with our Greek Orthodox Church. Step into our culture and experience the sights, sounds and tastes of the birthplace of democracy – Greece. Enjoy the Greek food, feel the rhythm of the music, and dance a little!
Italian American Summer Festival Berea OH June28-30 Bocce tournament, dancing with live entertainment at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds.
Scandinavian Folk Festival Gerry NY July19-21 Swedish Food Every Day, Expanded Lecture Program, Feature Length Swedish Movies (with English subtitles), A Celebration of Hans Christian Anderson.
Sorrento Cheese Buffalo Italian Heritage Festival Buffalo NY August1-4 Cultural demonstrations including Tarantella Italian street dancers, Grape Stomping contests, Sicilian puppet shows. Second largest Italian street festival in the country.
Italian-American Heritage Festival Warren OH August9-12 Bocce and morra tournaments, pasta sauce contest, homemade wine tasting.
Cleveland Garlic Festival Cleveland OH September7-8 Great music, great food, great fun.