While exploring some trails and rivers close to home, we ran across Parkhill. It’s kind of a funky small town. Just outside of town, there is a dam at the Parkhill Creek and across town there are walking trails along the river at the Conservation Area. We spent some time walking through the woods and could not hear too many birds except for small flocks of Chickadees and more Red-Breasted Nuthatches than I have seen together in one spot!
“In 1969, a dam and reservoir were constructed on Parkhill Creek just outside of the town of Parkhill. This dam and reservoir act as a storage area and flood control structure in order to regulate the flow of Parkhill Creek and control the serious flooding and soil erosion problems downstream in the Klondyke area. Parkhill Creek no longer flows in to the Ausable River but outlets itself at Grand Bend through the 1892 “cut”.