Council Rock

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The huge granite rock you see sitting alone is known to geographers as an 'erratic'. Glacial 'rubble' such as this was carried within and later deposited randomly by ice sheets that may have been more than 3 kilometres . The name 'Council Rock' derives from stories of the Mississauga using this location as a meeting place for generations. More recently, it is said that 19th century lumberjacks would bet one another in a drunken stuppor that the others could not move the rock. In one tale, a Grenville man took home an extra one month's wages when 60 others were unable to uproot the boulder with crowbars as he lay beneath it.

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GPS Coordinates: 44.554209000, -78.343659000