Edit: Since this post has taken off on social media, I updated it with a few more photos I took on a second trip into Renfrew with a friend. Thanks for all the shares! I heard about this place this week and had to plan a trip out there. I got off work today and hit the road. Renfrew was apparently quite the place once upon a time. When the gold rush hit, it turned people into millionaires. Over 600 people lived there in its prime. Now it's fully forested. Renfrew, Nova Scotia The roads in were muddy and quite challenging because of it. Some of the side shoots I visited were little more than streambed due to the recent heavy rain. My KLR handled it pretty well I must say. Dumped it on the way in. Oops! I also found a camp site. And on this campsite was a memorial to a boy. Not sure of the story behind it. I was going to google his name when I got home but my iPhone takes crummy photos sometimes. A user below has updated the thread with details regarding Adam's death and I've added more photos of the memorial. The roads to Renfrew. The first house I found. Looks cozy! The roads get worse. The second house. This one legitimately looks like it was a beautiful place in its day. About as bad as they got. Lots of deep water crossings (higher than the axles) and submerged rocks. End of the line for piggy. No way around so I had to use two feet and a heartbeat. The mine proper. The access to the mine itself if still very well secured, for good reason. I'm sure the shafts aren't safe. A couple of shots inside the building through an opening. Random machinery in the woods. Another house. I decided against investigating this place because I had the weirdest feeling it wasn't uninhabited. There was a clothesline outside with clothespins and the grass around the entrance was trampled. I stopped at this point as it was getting late and started to head back. Looking at google maps when I got home I discovered that there are more buildings further in. Looks like I'm going back soon! More photos added from a second trip in! More heavy machinery, abandoned. And some not-so-heavy machinery! This is someones home-made gold panning setup. We found lots of evidence of people cracking open quartz looking for gold. Thanks for reading!! One of the trails on the way out.