With the beautiful colours of fall fast approaching hikers should take advantage of this perfect time to enjoy many of the great hiking trails that Oakville has got to offer, but now one of them in particular has a fun twist.
The Bronte Heritage Trail has created an interactive experience that will help you understand everything around you while you are on your hike.
Thanks to a $50,000 grant from the Ministry of Canadian Heritage Celebration and Commemoration Program, the Bronte Business Improvement Area (BIA) is able to provide hikers with an app for Android and Apple users.
Ward 1 Oakville Town Councillor Ralph Robinson says, “The Heritage Trail and beacon project brings history to life.”
So how does it exactly work? Well the trail has 19 e-beacons located throughout Bronte Village, and each e-beacon contains information about various heritage points in the trail.
You just download the app on your mobile device, turn your Bluetooth on and the e-beacons will have the capability of sending messages to your phone, as well as some narration by two voice actors.
Some of the location sights the app covers are: the lighthouse, the Fishermen’s Memorial, the Outer Harbour Marina, Sovereign House, Bronte Bluffs, and Bronte Beach. All of the content was provided by the Bronte Historical Society.
Not only does the app offer historical information, but it also has a directory of all 200 Bronte BIA businesses and event listings.
The trail is two kilometers in length and takes about an hour and thirty minutes to complete.
So why not enjoy some history come to life by visiting the Bronte Heritage Trail.