The Gardner's Mill property involves 2,827 acres of land in South West Nova Scotia, approximately 25 km from the Town of Yarmouth. The property was donated to the Acadia First Nation by the late John Cook, a former resident of Gardner's Mill. Since 1998, the Acadia First Nation has been going through the mechanisms necessary to adopt the property as reserve lands. The land is rural and largely undeveloped. The most pertinent existing land use within the property is the AFN Sawmill, a small lumber mill that produces fire wood and ungraded lumber. The land is used for recreational purposes as well such as hiking, swimming and fishing.