Spend a day exploring at Crawford Lake Conservation Area and you’ll leave with a greater appreciation for just how intertwined the studies of geology, archeology and history can be. With a basin that’s deeper than its surface area, the depths of Crawford Lake are rarely, if ever, disturbed by wind or temperature changes. This means that the annual layers of sediment at the bottom of the lake provide an accurate record of the human and natural history of the lake and surrounding area that goes back hundreds of years.
The knowledge that’s been gained from this rare lake, as well as the 11 longhouses that were uncovered on these historic lands, has been used to reconstruct a 15th-century Iroquoian village for visitors to explore.
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You can also read a blogger's account of his day at Crawford Lake Conservation Area.