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Crawford Lake Conservation Area

a place like no other

Not strictly Toronto but so worth the drive. The pristine waters of Crawford Lake have drawn people to its shores for hundreds of years. The rare meromictic lake [How’s that for a word? It means the layers of water remain unmixed for years, decades, or even centuries], with a surrounding boardwalk, is nestled in lush forests atop the stunning Niagara Escarpment. 


You can even step back in time and explore the 15th century Iroquoian Village that has been reconstructed on its original site. The spirits still sing in the rustic longhouses where tools, animal hides and the smell of smoke let you experience the life and times of Ontario 's First Peoples.


Choose to hold your ceremony right on the edge of the lake and even write your vows to reflect your surroundings.

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