The town of Glen Miller is only a couple of miles north of Trenton. It is a rather small community of approximately 500 or so people and lies on both the east and west sides of the Trent River. Glen Miller is the home of Lock #3 on the Trent Severn waterway.
The town of Glen miller has been around since the mid 19th century, it wasn't named after the popular American band leader with the similar name of Glenn Miller (although I probably would have believed it if someone had told me so).
Locks are very important on the Trent Severn waterway, there are 45 of them between the mouth of the Trent river in Trenton and Port Severn on Georgian Bay. there are also 39 swing bridges and 160 dams on the waterway. The waterway is controlled by Parks Canada who are responsible for maintenance and water level management.
Glen Miller is a rather quiet place, it serves as a bedroom community for the larger town of Trenton. Only minutes from the 401, it's also a popular spot for commuters to live. It is one of those smaller communities that make the Trent area such an interesting place to live.
Glen Miller is also the home of the Bleasdell Boulder (or Glen Miller Rock as it's sometimes referred to). This gigantic rock is belived to be over 2 billion years old and was deposited in its current spot when the glaciers retreated a few millenia ago. It's a very big rock and likely won't be going anywhere in the near future, it's almost three stories tall.
Glen Miller is one of the small towns that I happen to sell real estate in, so if you are interested in buying or selling a home in this very pretty little town, give me a call.