It may be difficult to believe, but the Saint Lawrence Island National Parks is the smallest national park in the country. It is made up of twenty-one separate islands and also included a lot of smaller isles. In addition, there is a very popular visitor’s center with is located in Mallorytown, Ontario. All together, this park covers a total area of 9 kilometers. Surrounded by much water, the majority of the Saint Lawrence Island National Parks can only be reached if traveling by boat. Once on the island, people will find it offers many picnic areas with astounding views and there are also a small number of camping facilities. Because the number of camping facilities is kept to a minimum, those wishing to stay in this capacity will find unmatchable peace, seclusion and the feeling as if the world belongs just to them.
The first people how are know to have lived in the Saint Lawrence Island National Parks were Aboriginals. This group of people from long ago fished and hunted the area to survive. This happened at the end of the last glacial period; approximately ten thousand years ago. Scientists have found an abundance of artifacts in the Saint Lawrence Island National Parks. One of the most famous finds was a 2500 year old pot. This amazing pot was found by a diver who searched the waters in the year of 1979.
The Iroquois Native Americans had many camps that were used in the summer months, they spread along the riverbanks. They went to the Saint Lawrence Island National Parks in the early 17th century. These Native Americans were known for fishing in the rivers.
At the same time that the Iroquois were happily fishing, explorers from France began to enter the area. They were mostly fur traders, as that was a very successful business to be in at the time. Hoping to locate a new place to begin a new life, they would follow the river, seeking good locations.
Later, in the year of 1812, there was a war. The Saint Lawrence Island National Parks was the port of British and American war fleets. Divers found part of a British boat that sunk near the waters of St. Lawrence Island. Once doing so, the boat was taken to the dry land of the park. There are still many stone towers that still stand from the war era. Any person interested in history and beauty will love the Saint Lawrence Island National Parks.