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Spirit Rock Conservation Area


Spirit Rock is a conservation area located in Wiarton, Ontario, that is steeped in local history and legend. The park spans 215 acres and is home to stunning views from the top of the Niagara Escarpment. This fascinating little gem includes the historical remains of the Corran -- home of Alexander McNeill, a member of federal parliament in the late 1800s. This property was an impressive 17 room mansion, decorated with oriental carvings and lined with tapestries, books, and weaponry. Explore the ghostly old ruins and be sure to follow the spiral staircase down to the water’s edge. Back along the trails, follow the woods carpeted in wildflowers and stop at the Spirit Rock Lookout. Here you will learn of the legend of an Indian Maiden. The sign here reads, “Legend has it that an Indian Maiden fell in love with a chief from an enemy tribe and her family turned against her. She threw herself over the cliff. Today, when the lightning and angles are just right, the face of the maiden can supposedly be seen in the cliffs from below.”.


Lake Huron

Traditional Territories



Treaty 72, 1854




Wiarton, ON N0H 2T0

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