Monthly Archives: November 2017

The Making of a Grist Mill

This post should have been written about one of the most beautiful attractions of yesteryear…the mill pond and specifically the waterwheel it powered. Like the steam powered locomotive, the waterwheel has always fascinated the Ranger. Both of these motive power sources, using the power of water have been harnessed as amazing labor saving devices by […]

Ken Reid Conservation Area Review

***Please click on this link Map Locations of ALL Trails on this Site to view a map with the location of every trail “2oldguyswalking” has written a review on.*** KEN REID CONSERVATION AREA TRAILS REVIEW Situated on the Southern end of Sturgeon Lake just North of Lindsay, this CA boasts twelve trails, plus a section of the Victoria Rail Trail […]

Woodley’s Heritage Sawmill

  In the 1870’s James Woodley dammed up a small stream near the present day town of Hayden, Ontario. This was the beginning of an early water powered sawmill and the start of a chair factory. As with most early saw and grist mills a small village was soon established nearby. This hamlet east of […]

The Lower Trent Trail Review

*** Please click on this link Map Locations of ALL Trails on this Site to view a map with the location of every trail “2oldguyswalking” has written a review on.***   THE LOWER TRENT TRAIL REVIEW We found this one while wandering about The Bleasdell Boulder Trail and became very excited when we found it […]

Wesleyville Ghost Town, Ontario

  Wesleyville is the first of the three ‘sister’ ghost towns located on the beautiful, winding (never originally surveyed) historic Lakeshore Road between Port Hope and Newcastle Ontario. The other two ‘sisters’ are Port Britain (see post: Port Britain, Ontario Ghost Town, July 19, 2017) and Port Granby. (see post: The Port Granby Project, August […]