|Late 1800s (wikipedia)|
But really, Bracebridge is so much more than that. It's main street is unique in many ways, even if it is small, but over the years, this town has grown from it's humble roots in 1875 to a permanent resident occupancy that runs between 15,000 and 16,000, and during summer and tourist months, can swell to the higher end of the scale. Being one of the most popular cottage destinations in all of Ontario has kept this town at the forefront of the Muskokas.
|Power Generation, Present Day "Lower Falls" (©J. Gracey Stinson)|
|View of the waterfront park in Bracebridge, as seen from the bottom of Lower Falls (©J. Gracey Stinson)|
|Lower Section at Wilson's Falls (©)|
For my husband and I, our visit here was interesting. There are several old pieces of equipment scattered along the trail that we stopped to ponder on, and then enjoyed a little respite at the top of the hill while gazing at the reservoir with the colourful trees reflected in in it's water.
We've got family in Bracebridge, and my sister-in-law married a fellow from Bracebridge, so we've spent our fair share of time here, with many good, fun memories of winters and summers at their old (very old) rural home, and with my brother-in-law's family. They're extended family I suppose, but we consider them family, none-the-less.
|Waterfront Condos, Bracebridge (©)|
|Bracebridge Waterfront Park and Boardwalk (©J. Gracey Stinson)|
|River view from the top of High Falls (©J. Gracey Stinson)|