Ontario has much more to offer than just tourist hubs and urban centres. If you look hard enough, you'll find some great hidden gems that are just as cool and exciting to explore.
One of those places is Cooper's Falls, a ghost town that was abandoned in the late 1960s. Initially settled by Thomas and Emma Cooper, the town thrived as a major supplier in the regional lumber trade. Overtime, a schoolhouse, general store, blacksmith, cheese factory, churches, town hall, and of course, a lumber mill.
However, when lumber supplies began to dwindle, people began to abandon the town to search for jobs elsewhere. Today, Cooper's Falls is classified as a ghost town, however, there are still some residents (around 14) who live in the surrounding perimeter.
Many of the original buildings still stand, and offer perfect opportunities for exploration. You can visit Cooper's Falls this summer by following Hwy 6 from the town of Washago in Simcoe County.
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