Gillies Grove and house - Arnprior, Ontario
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane
N 45° 26.581 W 076° 21.692
18T E 393520 N 5033067
Quick Description: The Gillies Grove and House is located in Arnprior, Ontario.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 1/3/2012 6:55:37 PM
Waymark Code: WMDEJV
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Hard Oiler
Views: 4

Long Description:
"Gillies Grove and House has been designated as an Ontario Heritage Property and a National Historic Site. It is a 20th-century estate, located in a forested area at the edge of the Ottawa River on the outskirts of Arnprior, Ontario. The major elements consist of a stand of old growth forest encircling a cleared area with a handsome, Colonial Revival house constructed from the white pine of the forest itself."

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"The 23 hectare Gillies Grove is one of the few remaining old growth forests in Ontario. Preserved first as the backyard forest of a lumber baron's residential estate, and now as a protected land trust, Gillies Grove is home of Ontario's tallest White Pine, a 50 metre giant that may still have room to grow.

The size and the age of many of the trees are extraordinary. The largest basswood in Canada stood in this forest at one time. Trees to be admired include Sugar Maple, Yellow Birch, American Beech, Eastern Hemlock and Basswood. Most impressive is the stand of towering ancient White Pines."

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The house is now on private property and can only be seen from a distance while walking on the Gillies Grove trails.
Link to Property in The Ontario Properties Database: [Web Link]

Building or Property Type: Residential Building

County or Regional Municipality: Renfrew

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