Latlng: (45.151045, -78.843667)

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Haliburton County

The Frost Centre

Discovered by clay70
Created Aug 16 2012
Recent status Closed
Category Educational
City Haliburton County, Ontario
Location # 5214

Back in the 1960's, on the shores of St. Nora Lake this was where the Department of Lands (now the MNR) and Forests trained forest rangers to become qualified in the field. Nations the world over would send their own to get some Canadian forest fire training here. Water bombing practices went on with helicopters and huge parties were invited to watch. The 100 foot tall, heavy steel St. Nora fire tower still stands majestically overlooking Hwy 35... Recently the Ontario government decided to close its' doors forever.. The cabin to the south was the original forest rangers' cabin. He ran the first fire wooden lookout tower, up the hill on the west side of the highway. It stood in the 1930's. The present, taller steel structure replaced this in the 1950's on the east side of the highway, on the hill just north of the Frost Centre. Trails lead to both towers

Latlng: (45.151045, -78.843667)


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Unknown User My Mom used to work at the Frost Center..I have been here many, many times!!
Sep 28 2014
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clay70 the map is correct
May 25 2014
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HudsonTL Any way you could update the map for this?
Aug 07 2013
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don I can just see Tim trying to make it up there with an aluminum ladder strapped to the side of his bike, lol
Aug 17 2012
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clay70 no u need a ladder to get up[over the fence and then a 20 ft ladder to get to the rest of the tower ladder to get up to the top...but u can try :)
Aug 16 2012
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timo explorer Nice find. No photos from the top of the tower?
Aug 16 2012
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clay70 You're welcome--i run the Forest Rangers tv fan site so this stuff fascinates me.
Aug 16 2012
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quiksilver I'm pretty certain this has road trip written all over it for me. I remember a ton of stuff on fires that had Frost Centre stamped on it. I actually found an axe in our warehouse in Geraldton that had the old Department of Lands and Forests name and logo stamped on it. This is a cool spot thanks for posting it Clay
Aug 16 2012