Austin Sawmill, Dam and Kinmount Station
Kinmount was once a hub for the north end of Victoria County and Haliburton. Located on the Bobcaygeon Road, many of the supplies for the logging shanties and mines passed through the village. As the railway replaced horse and wagon, industry reached its peak. Locomotives carried away lumber, tan bark, iron ore and several other minerals. Though it is no longer a railway town, today the rail trail is a wonderful destination for an outdoor adventure.
About 4 miles north of Kinmount on the Rail Trail, the High Trestle over Kendrick’s Creek is picturesque, summer or winter.
Halfway to Kinmount is Black’s Rock, a giant stone overlooking the rail trail and Burnt River.
Through the Ice
Black’s Rock is a very interesting specimen, covered with ferns, lichen and moss.
Looking through an icicle at Black’s Rock.
One of the many cattails growing on the bank of the Burnt River at Black’s Rock.
Fungi and pine needles on a rotting tree trunk near Black’s Rock.
The Austin Sawmill and Kinmount dam from above.
Located just south of Kinmount on the rail trail, the Burnt River descends over a rock ledge at Little Falls.
A birch tree covered with red fungi.
The Burnt River as seen from the Rail Trail, south of Little Falls.
The rock cut near High Falls on the rail trail is a very colourful stone.
A bird’s eye view of Crego’s Creek and its trestle.