Brent Crater, The - Ontario Heritage Trust

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Brent Crater, The

First noted in aerial photographs in 1951, the Brent Crater is a circular depression approximately three kilometres in diameter that is thought to have been formed as the result of the high-speed impact of a giant meteorite some 450 million years ago.

Location

At a lookout tower on the eastern rim of the crater, Brent Road, approximately 6 km northeast of the village of Brent - near the northern edge of Algonquin Park, about 32 km south of Highway 17

Region: Northern Ontario

County/District: District of Nipissing

Municipality: Algonquin Provincial Park

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