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Greenock Swamp
Chepstow, Ontario
  • Greenock Swamp
  • Greenock Swamp
  • Greenock Swamp
  • Greenock Swamp
  • Greenock Swamp
  • Greenock Swamp
  • Greenock Swamp
  • Greenock Swamp
  • Greenock Swamp

The Greenock Swamp is truly a unique feature in Southern Ontario. Part of its attraction is the intrigue and mystery surrounding this 8,000-hectare natural area.  Not only does the Greenock Swamp rank the top of the line in terms of its environmental importance and significance, but the role this wetland has played in local history is a key element to its popularity and ongoing attraction.

Currently, only a short walking trail and boardwalk run from the road to the Schmidt Lake Lookout.

Legends of the Great Swamp

This tour encompasses the legends and lore of this incredible natural area.  This swamp has always been a source of intrigue since the first European settlers arrived in the mid-1800s. Legends abound about man-eating plants, quick sand and a mysterious green light that has driven even the most dedicated outdoorsman, running for his life.

This tour features lots of legends and lore, as well as tours of local historic buildings, wine tasting, a walk along the floating boardwalk system, a full course meal and more!

Bootlegging Lore of the Great Swamp

This tour highlights the prohibition days of Bruce County and the men who labored in the bowels of this 20,000 acre swamp, making moonshine in the dead of the night. 

Hear about their amazing stories, the hardships, the lure of fast money and the penalties that came with getting caught.  The tour includes a visit to the Walkerton Jail, where you can retrace the footsteps of some infamous inmates and escape artists. 

2019 Tour Dates and Prices

Saturday, May 4: Bootlegging Lore of the Great Swamp (Limited Tickets Available)

Saturday, May 11: Legends of the Great Swamp (Sold Out)

Saturday, July 13: Legends of the Great Swamp

Saturday, August 17: Legends of the Great Swamp

Saturday, August 31: Bootlegging Lore of the Great Swamp

Saturday, September 7: Legends of the Great Swamp   

 

Book early to avoid missing out! Tickets $80 per person or $150 for two. All tours are listed on eventbrite.ca, or call ahead to the Muncipality of Brockton at 519-881-2223 ext 131 or to Saugeen Conservation at 519-366-3040 Ext. 229.