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Chelsea’s Meech Creek Valley was settled in the late 1820s as part of the original Township of Hull. Its iconic covered bridge is the municipal logo, and the beautiful land along Cross Loop Road is now part of the Gatineau Park, under the mandate of the National Capital Commission.

Learn more about the history of this area by following a 2.8-km route (a 5.6-km. circuit) where a combination of information panels and markers identify nine points of interest along the way. Highlights include a covered bridge, a unique family burial ground, and sites of farmsteads, a school, a children’s home and a seniors’ residence.

Watch for the six information panels along the way, and use your cellphone to access information via QR codes at all nine stops.

Points of interest:

1: A walk through history in Meech Creek Valley
2: William Cross homestead
3: The Percy House
4: The George Cross farm
5: The Meech Creek covered bridge
6: The Baldwin Cemetery
7: Old road to the Healey farm
8: "Brookdale" Children's Home
9: "Morningside" Seniors' Home

 

See also

Map

Trail map