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Hiking trails are not marked, but they are wide and well-groomed. "The Pit" provides an excellent swimming spot in the spring-fed small lake. There is also a sandy beach to relax on. Picnic tables, change rooms and outhouses are available for public use.
Entrance on Hallecks Road North, Lyn
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*Note: Directions lead to map coordinates (in longitude/latitude) of the main trail head
The site has had a long history of providing sand and gravel for road construction. In the 1880s, gravel was removed to build the Canadian National Brockville - Westport Railroad.
Gravel from Lyn Pit later supplied fill for the improvement of Highway #2. In 1959, Elizabethtown Township acquired the pit from Canadian National Railways in a straight land exchange. When the MacDonald-Cartier Freeway (Highway 401) was built in the early 1960s, Lyn Pit again provided road building material.