The history of the village of Baldwin’s Mills and of The Pinnacle is interwoven with that of the Baldwin family. Willis Keith Baldwin, passed on the family business to his son, Harold Ferrin Baldwin who which included the saw mill, the general store and a large amount of property. W.K. was both a strong believer in community service as well as a staunch conservationist, qualities he passed on to H.F.
H.F. had always believed in sharing the natural beauty of his land and had wished that The Pinnacle would someday become part of a public park. Before his death in 1975, he placed his land in Pinnacle Holdings, a company formed by him and owned by his seven children. He gave sole proprietorship of The Pinnacle property to his son Keith. In 1998, H.F.’s son Keith, with the help of his own son David, negotiated an agreement with the Town of Barnston (now part of the municipality of Coaticook) to donate the 200-acre Pinnacle property for use as a conservation, recreational, and interpretation area.
Information taken from the Park information booklet written by Carolyn Rowell.