The Eyer Homestead property, at 1045 Elgin Mills Road East, includes both a renovated heritage house and a surrounding 1.75 acre park complete with an outdoor high and low ropes challenge course, a climbing wall and more.
Eyer Wideman Youth Centre
In honour and recognition of its former occupants, the Eyer and Wideman families, the historically designated house is named the Eyer Wideman House. Construction of the house dates back to 1828 and is attributed to David Eyer (1796-1871). The Eyer Wideman House was designated by the Town under the Ontario Heritage Act in 1994 for its significant cultural heritage value and is considered one of the Town’s earliest surviving examples of a Pennsylvania-German Mennonite dwelling.
Today, the building is home to the Eyer Wideman Youth Centre. With amenities like a games room, lounging area, computer room and kitchen, there is something for everyone!
Ropes Challenge Course
Originally, the larger Eyer Homestead property (about 200 acres in all) included a sawmill operation (now demolished) and farming activities. More recently, Town residents may have known the property as “Redstone Farm.
Today, the park is home to a Ropes Challenge Course, which consists of high and low climbing elements. With the use of ropes and belay devices for safety, challengers – from children to adults – navigate through the course on an individual basis or with the help of a team for a fun and rewarding outdoor experience!