Just beyond the entrance you will find an
Indian Arrow Tree. This tree is a living testament to the Huron
Indian Tribe who formed it.
is believed by many that this tree is the last remaining
direction tree grown and shaped by the Huron Indian
Tribe. It would have been formed to provide direction as
the tribe migrated from the Bay City region to the Port
Hope region each summer. Direction trees would have been
shaped by tying the tree with the sinew of an animal to
form its unique arrow shape when the tree was a small
sapling. In the spring as the tribe traveled east they
followed the arrow and in the fall they followed the
direction trees in reverse to return to the Bay City
area for the winter.
Most of the trees were lost in the great lumber fires
of the past years or were cut down during logging