MAMA FOUND A BEAUTIFUL TRAIL RIGHT BESIDE OUR HOUSE - WE DIDN'T EVEN KNOW IT WAS THERE. IT IS CALLED THE 9 MILE PORTAGE AND IT HAS BEEN RECENTLY MADE INTO A 9 MILE RECREATION TRAIL. WE ARE LUCKY THAT BARELY ANYONE USES IT CAUSE WE HAVE BEEN HANGING OUT THERE LATELY.
In the summer of 1813, less than a year after the United States invaded Canada to ignite the flames of war, the American Navy seized control of Lake Erie, thereby cutting the British lines of communication to her isolated forces on Lake Huron.Desperately searching for an alternate means of supplying their forces on Lake Huron, the British seized upon the potential of the Nine-Mile Portage, a former fur-trade route. Natives and fur traders had long used the Nine Mile Portage as part of a route linking Lake Ontario to Georgian Bay.
LUCKY FOR US - IT IS ONLY TWO BLOCKS AWAY!