For the region in which Milton is set, see Mountain Town.

Milton is a major location in Episode 1 of The Long Dark's Story Mode. It is a small, largely abandoned town nestled in the mountains of Great Bear Island.

History Edit

Milton was founded in 1911 to support the initially booming coal industry in the surrounding mountains.The town was originally built along a supply route from the coast to the interior of Great Bear Island, with the road replaced by a paved highway in 1960. The location of the town, halfway between Port Mary and the mountains in the interior of Great Bear made it a convenient stopping off point for fuel and supplies for workers in the mining, logging and milling industries, as well as campers from Mainland Canada.[1]

The town's economy boomed in the 1980s, with the population reaching around 1000 people, but the construction of the Great Bear Highway (Highway 15) meant fewer people travelling through Milton, and ultimately lead to the decline of in the importance of Milton. In the 2000s, the population was little more than 100 or so.[1]

Following The Collapse, even fewer travellers or industrial workers visited Great Bear, and eventually the population fell to only a dozen or so - stalwarts and old-timers, with deep roots in Milton. Soon, Milton became a ghost town.[1]

Notable Locations Edit

Town of Milton Edit

Milton Outskirts Edit

Current and Former Residents Edit

Gallery Edit


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Story mode journal entry: What I know: Places: Town of Milton
  2. Pastor's Note collectible
  3. Grey Mother Distress Pistol side-mission
  4. Park Warning Notice collectible
  5. Grey Mother Cache location side-mission
  6. 6.0 6.1 Milton Post Office Collectible
  7. Lost in the Storm collectible
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Neighbour's Note collectible
  9. Tearful Letter collectible
Coastal Highway Abandoned LookoutBear Creek CampgroundCinder Hills Coal MineCoastal TownsiteCommuter's LamentJackrabbit IslandFishing CampLog SortMisanthrope's HomesteadQuonset GarageRabbit GroveRockfallSilent ClearingThe ToothTrain UnloadingWaterfront Cottages
Desolation Point Abandoned Mine No. 3Abandoned Mine No. 5Broken BridgeBlocked HighwayCaveHibernia ProcessingKatie's Secluded CornerLittle IslandLonely LighthouseMatt's TruckStone ChurchThe RikenWaterfall
Mystery Lake Alan's CaveCamp OfficeCarter Hydro DamClearcutDave's Quiet ClearingDerailmentDeadfall AreaDestroyed LookoutForestry LookoutFrozen CreekLake OverlookLookoutLogging CampLake CabinsLone Lake CabinMax's Last StandMystery LakeRail TunnelTrapper's HomesteadTrain BridgeTrain Loading AreaUnnamed Pond
Pleasant Valley Burned Ridge CaveCascading FallsCinder Hills Coal MineContemplation BridgeDerelict CabinsDraft Dodger's CabinEnd of the RoadForest CaveHeartbreak BridgeHilltop CaveLong CurveLower FallsLonely CabinsPleasant Valley OutbuildingsThree Strikes FarmsteadPleasant Valley FarmsteadMisty Falls Picnic AreaSignal HillRural CrossroadsPensive PondPicnic SpotSkeeter's RidgeUpper FallsPrepper's Abandoned Cache
Timberwolf Mountain Andre's PeakCave 1Cave 2Chasm CaveCrystal LakeDeer ClearingEcho Peak EastEcho Peak WestEcho RavineEngineEric's FallsForest CaveLanding GearMountaineer's HutSecluded ShelfSummitTail SectionWaterfall CaveWing
Forlorn Muskeg Abandoned CampBunkhousesHat CreekHigh BlindLow BlindMarsh RidgeMuskeg OverlookOld Spence Family HomesteadPoacher's CampShortwave Tower
Broken Railroad Broken BridgeHunter's BlindHunting LodgeLandslideMaintenance Yard
Mountain Town The ArchBank Manager's HouseCrashed Prison Transport BusHermit's CabinMackenzie's Crashed PlaneTown of MiltonMilton BasinMilton Credit UnionMilton HouseMilton ParkMilton Post OfficeOld SchoolhouseOrca Gas StationParadise Meadows FarmPicnic AreaSt. Christopher's ChurchRadio TowerRocky RefugeSpruce Falls BridgeTunnel CollapseWood Lot