Glencoe is home of the Glencoe National Trust Woolshed which is a beautifully preserved 19th-century woolshed, master built from locally quarried stone and hand-hewn blackwood timbers. Glencoe is located 30-35 kilometres south of Millicent (depending on which route), turn off the Princes Highway. Glencoe is in the south of the Wattle Range Council area closest to Millicent, 65kms southwest of Penola, 68kms south of Beachport, via Millicent. There are two cherry farms, one open for sales during the season, dairy farms, cattle, sheep, seasonal potato growing, forestry.
Robert and Edward Leake named their station Glencoe after Glencoe in Scotland, there are actually two settlements, Glencoe and Glencoe West. In its heyday, Glencoe had a bakery, a hardware store, a mechanical workshop, two cheese factories, two halls, two post offices, two sawmills, two shops, two schools and four churches. The Post Office and General Store are still operating and the Glencoe East Hall is still being used.
The Glencoe Central School houses a kindergarten. There is a Progress Association and the Glencoe Football and Netball Clubs are very active.
ForestrySA is inviting members of the public to visit Ghost Mushroom Lane after dark during May and June and experience the glow of the mushroom for themselves.
For Information and Maps on the Trail go to https://www.forestrysa.com.au/ghostmushrooms/
The Leake Brothers National Trust Woolshed is one of the largest woolsheds in Australia. It was never converted to electricity, and so it is still in its original condition. To visit the woolshed, obtain the key from the local general store and for a small deposit, you can show yourself through.
For More Information https://www.nationaltrust.org.au/places/glencoe-woolshed
The Glencoe Community Town Plan is currently in draft format and is being considered by their respective communities.
To improve Beachport for residents to reside and work, visitors to stay, and for the future prosperity of Beachport from a social, economic, recreational and environmental perspective; whilst maintaining the character intrinsic to the community.
Community Town Plans
Wattle Range Council has developed 10-year town plans with each township. Each town plan can be viewed at Community Town Plans.