The trail is an outdoor exhibit available to the public for self guided tours.
Awesome sites to view. Great landscape (including a unique lookout). Lots of mines, caves, rock faces, abandoned buildings...very interesting!
" The Cobalt Heritage Silver Trail is a unique outdoor museum consisting of mine headframes, mill sites, adits, mined surface silver veins, and original mining equipment used in the Cobalt Mining Camp that rapidly developed after the discovery of rich silver ore deposits in 1903.
You can take a self-guided tour with the assistance of the printed Trail Guide, which includes maps and site descriptions. During summer hours, guided tours are available including entrance into one of the adits where you can get a sense of what was involved for the miners extracting the silver ore from the ground.
The preservation, restoration and development of the Cobalt Heritage Silver Trail has been an ongoing process supported by the Town of Cobalt, Coleman Township, Cobalt Historical Society, 3 levels of government, local businesses and individuals.
It's purpose is to keep alive the history and knowledge regarding the contribution made by the Cobalt Camp to the development of mining, locally, provincially and nationally. Visitors will also have a first hand look at the life and working conditions that the early miners faced in order to satisfy the demand for our natural resources - silver and it's related minerals."
Depends where you start. Downtown Cobalt is a good start. There are directions around town.
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