On the side of a small brook near Stewiacke are the remains of old mine workings that are still big enough to explore. There are at least 4 adits that are still open with numerous more that have been filled in.
Setting off from the road, you traverse a stand of mature pines. The ground is littered by their needles and little else grows in between the trees. Once this small stand is cleared, you fight your way through a thin patch of shrubbery to end up on the side of a small brook. There is a nice little stone bridge that has been built in the brook to help you get across. Once across the brook, follow it downstream for about 200ft. You will notice some rocky outcrops by the side of the river. As you get closer, you will discern the individual adits that have been carved in the rock walls. You can easily access most of them although it’s more of a crawl to get further inside. From the smell emanating from one of them, I would venture that they are used by some animals.
Highway 277 towards Gays River. Turn left on Alton Rd towards Coldstream. Park approximately at 4991856.64 m N, 475682.25 m E. The adits are on the east side of the Alton Rd.
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