Bleasdell Boulder

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You don’t have to travel far to find interesting and fascinating places to visit.  We love daycations where we can explore our own area.

During August 2012 we visited Bleasdell Boulder which is listed as one of North America’s largest glacial erratics.  It is estimated to be 2.3 billion years old.


On a lovely sunny day we went for a walk through this conservation area.  I love all the shadows created by the trees.


Along the path we could observe nature … the wild flowers, the butterflies, the birds, the trees and the water.


There was only a trickle of water under the bridge, but lots of wild flowers were growing there.


More shadows on the bridge.


The boulder is also known as the Glen Miller Rock.  In the 1800’s, Reverend William Bleasdell, wrote about the rock in scientific journals.  The boulder is 13.4 metres long, 7.3 metres wide, and 6.7 metres high.


For non metric people that is 44 feet x 24 feet x 22 feet.  I’m stretching up to give a visual comparison.  The boulder reminds me a gnome home or a Smurf house, just in giant size.  It is estimated to weigh 1 million kilograms.  And even more shadows on the rock.


These are some of the facts about the Bleasdell Boulder.  It’s the kind of rock I’d love to have on my property, but unfortunately it was a bit too big to fit into our van!!!

If you are visiting my part of Ontario, you might want to consider a visit to Bleasdell Boulder.  We are looking forward to visiting again.

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