Kettle and Stony Point First Nation is part of the Anishinabek Nation. The Great Lakes Waterfront Trail travels through the Nation along quiet country roads with wonderful views of Lake Huron and some of the finest beaches in the land.
Kettle Point, called Wiiwkwedong, is named for the unusual spherical boulders or kettles, which erode from the underlying Devonian shale beds of Lake Huron. This is one of only three places in the world where you can view these geological wonders. The kettles play a significant role in First Nation oral history.
Stony Point’s name comes from its flint beds. Quarried for thousands of years, the flint was an important commodity during the 16th and 17th centuries. There is a wonderful booklet describing the heritage of Chippeawas of Kettle and Stony Point authored by Victor Gulewitsch. For information about its availability contact the First Nation office. Future plans for the community include the development of a First Nation Heritage Centre and waterfront path on the former Camp Ipperwash site adjacent to Army Camp Rd.
As you approach the First Nation from Plympton-Wyoming you’ll see the Indian Hills Golf Club, which has a restaurant open to the public. There are a number of other local eateries where you can stop for a meal, or to carry out and enjoy at one of the waterfront picnic areas or beaches.
Make sure to visit in July when the First Nation hosts its annual Pow Wow.