Protectors of the Forest

Bronte Creek Provincial Park - little known facts

Protectors of the Forest

Oakville, Ontario L6M, Canada

Created By: Bronte Creek Provincial Park


A fun little section of the Barrier Free Trail where you can find cute little wooden homes. These are the homes of the rarely seen gnomes - protectors of the forest. These gnomes moved in shortly after the area trees were hit hard by the Emerald Ash Borer Beatle. The trees were so damage that they became a hazard to park visitors using the area. Park crews worked to cut down the hazard trees and soon the gnome homes appeared.

Little Known Fact: Gnome homes started to appear along this trail in 2015. This interactive section of the park, allows for visitor creation and placement of gnome's homes that comply with woodland gnome etiquette.

Please no plastic or non-biodegradable material. Those that do not comply will be removed.

The buildings along gnome road must comply with park rules and not permanently harm nature. If you are interested in helping please contact the park.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Bronte Creek Provincial Park - little known facts


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