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Please note: Route information is shown from east to west. Kilometer marker numbers start from 0 at the Eastern Gates in Amherstview.
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Millhaven

Millhaven

GPS:
44.194954
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-76.737770
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This village is the landing site of a part of Jessop’s Loyal Rangers in June 1784.

Mills at Millhaven Creek
Mills at Millhaven Creek
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Amherst Island Ferry Dock

Amherst Island Ferry Dock

5604 Hwy 33, Bath, ON K0H 1G0

GPS:
44.192622
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-76.755586
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Nearby is the Amherst Island ferry dock. For a small fee one can take a side trip to Stella on the Island. This is an important stop for migrating birds and a refuge for a large population of owls in winter. Several famous artists lived and painted here.

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Bath

Bath

GPS:
44.182871
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-76.775740
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The historic village of Bath features a number of heritage buildings and plaques. For a local map and more information on the many historic sites here see the Parkway Tourist Information Shelter in the park on the north side of the road near the traffic lights. The Layer Cake Hall (Bath library), the Fairfield-Gutzeit House, (late 1700s) open to visitors in season, the Old Town Hall (Bath Museum) and St. John’s Anglican Church should not be missed. There is a park and swimming beach east of the stop light on Main Street.

Bath on the Bay of Quinte
watercolour by Thomas Burrowes Royal Engineers 1820

Layout of Town of Bath
Village of Bath - Meacham's Atlas 1997
Ham House 1905 - Bath
Ham House 1905 - Bath


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Fairfield-Gutzeit House

Fairfield-Gutzeit House

Image courtesy of Fairfield-Gutzeit Society

341 Main Street Bath, Bath, ON K0H 1G0

GPS:
44.182678
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-76.775612
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The Fairfield-Gutzeit House (c1796) and Lafarge 1812 Discovery Centre (c1806) sit south of the highway and are open for tours from July 1st to September 1st. The house was built by William Fairfield’s Sr. sons Benjamin and William Jr.

The house was the site of the American attack in November of 1812 where they seized and burned the Fairfields' schooner “Two Brothers”. The Fairfields operated the first Customs House and Post Office in the Village along with holding prominent roles in government.

American Attack on Ernestown, painting by Peter Rindlisbacher

Two Brothers burnt
American attack on the Village of Ernesttown (Bath) in November 1812, Painting by Peter Rindlisbacher

Mike talks to Dave Taylor at the Fairfield Gutzeit House in Bath

It was great to visit the The Fairfield-Gutzeit House & Lafarge 1812 Discovery Centre in Bath recently to delve into the rich history that our community has to offer. Thanks so much to Dave Smith for showing me around!

Posted by Mike Bossio on Saturday, September 1, 2018

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Layer Cake Hall - Bath Library

Layer Cake Hall - Bath Library

Image courtesy of Will S. - Flickr

197 Davy St, Bath, ON K0H 1G0

GPS:
44.216901
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-76.654516
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The Layer Cake Hall was constructed in 1859 and is an excellent example of Gothic Revival architecture. The Lennox & Addington Library – Bath Branch is the current occupant.

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