Grand Lake Meadows
 


 

 

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Title First Nations
First Nations Quillwork
Quillwork Box, 1825-1850, Queens County Museum Collection.
Title Colonials
Jemseg River and farm in background, Grand Lake Meadows, courtesy of Ian Varty.
Jemseg River and farm in background, Grand Lake Meadows, courtesy of Ian Varty.
Title Contemporary
Bridges at Jemseg River, courtesy of David Hamilton
Bridges at Jemseg River, courtesy of David Hamilton.
People
 
Since the beginning people have lived and used the Grand Lake Meadows. Aboriginals inhabited the area and hunted, fished, camped and established long-term communities along the shores of the rivers, lakes and streams.
 
With the arrival of the Europeans, a new wave of settlement around the perimeter of the Meadows brought about new exploration and new land uses with highland and intervale farms and haying of the lush grasses.
 
Most recently, modern transportation routes, the disappearance of family farms and the growth of seasonal recreational usage have altered the historical uses and natural views of the region.