Haliburton rocks! This hike offers a tour of rare and common minerals. Come see undisturbed quartz, orthoclase, tremolite, apatite, actinolite and fluororichterite on this extraordinary site. Find out how rocks and minerals below can influence the plants and trees above. This is a non‐collecting tour. Cameras welcome, hammers are not. Closed toe shoes mandatory. Remember your water bottle! Suitable for adults, teens and children 6+. No dogs please.
ADOPTED BY: Fred & Ann Shuttleworth
HIKE #: 65
DATE: Saturday, September 21
START TIME: 9:00 am
DURATION: 3 hours, 3km
LOCATION: Greenmantle Farm, 1984 Essonville Line, Wilberforce
RATING: Moderate with some significant hill climbing
MAXIMUM #: 20
AMENITIES: Parking, washrooms, water
LEADER: Mark Bramham
LEADER BIO: Mark Bramham and his wife, Sandra are retired educators with a passion for the land.
The minerals are located on their property. Mark is a certified hike leader (Hike Ontario).
DIRECTIONS: From Haliburton take Hwy 118 east approximately 19km to the Essonville Line (County Rd . 4). Turn left and continue for approximately 5km. to Greenmantle Farm. The Farm is located 3km west of Wilberforce. Travel distance from Haliburton is approximately 24km. The distance from Minden is approximately 48km. GPS coordinates: N 44.9297, W 78.2481
- Gems Beneath Your Boots
Saturday, September 21, 2019
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Venue: Greenmantle Farm