In many lakes, especially those near ice-sheets, formations called
varves -- banded layers of silt and sand -- are deposited annually.
These sediment layers, laid down by the lake over many years, reveal
bands of light and dark material. When the layers are counted they
suggest the age of the deposit and can tell much about the history
of the lake in the immediate post-glacial era. This nature reserve
contains the type section for the Connaught varved clays of the
Accessible by water only, the park has no visitor facilities.
Location: About 30 kilometres northeast of Timmins
For more information:
P.O. Box 730, 2 Third Ave.
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0