One of the earliest identified underdeveloped area attractors with an enormous potential for growth is recreational geology.
Bancroft has long been known as the Mineral Capital of Canada, with the Rockhound Gemboree attracting thousands of visitors each year, but as a whole, recreational geology in the region remains loosely developed and promoted.
The OHTO has embarked on a project to develop and enhance hobby mineral-collecting and recreational geology assets in the area, with the rehabilitation of available mineral sites by improving aspects such as access to minerals and upgrading signage, and the identification of potential mineral sites for future development.
These enhancements to mineral sites will increase their potential as tourist destinations, and will be eventually developed as part of a recreational geology tourism marketing plan.
Now we want to hear from you! Please take a few minutes to fill out our online survey to tell us about some of the attractions in your area that might be of interest to Recreational Geology, or those that might be in need of some improvement.