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Hope Mill Conservation Area

3414 Hope Mill Road | Lang, Otonabee-South Monaghan, Ontario K9H 7M9, Canada
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Peterborough, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This conservation area is a relatively small watershead feeding the Hope Saw Mill the water so the mill can do the work it does when running on display. It is a nice open grass area to have a picnic on without a fire but do not anticipate going swimming there as the current can be quite strong and in June... More

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Peterborough, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Stay away from the posted no swimming spot as there has been quite a few people loose their lives here by drowning. The mill has been slowly, restored with care by retired volunteers over a period of three years and they feel it when a life is lost here. A local multi national company loaned the use of their equipment... More

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Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2010

The mill is a working water-powered mill. You can tour the mill and talk to volunteers who are using the antique equipment and creating things for sale there - proceeds to Hope Mill restoration. You should definitely NOT go swimming there. It is an operational hydroelectric facility and is very dangerous. A young girl died there in 2005. No one... More

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Cleveland, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2006

This is a very awesome, quaint little place. I go every year and it is the best place to swim if you like swimming in lakes/streams or places with terrain. Although, they post swimming regulations, they are completely ignored by everyone. The waterfalls are great, probably the most fun I have all year. Every year they are different depending on... More

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