Monthly Archives: May 2019

Who Was Edgar Benson

The late Edgar Benson, a former Canadian Minister of Finance was born in Cobourg, Ontario in 1923 to a poor family and lived in a home on the waterfront of Lake Ontario. Edgar John Benson was the youngest of three children born to Franklin and Julia. During the depression years Franklin was incapacitated by epilepsy. […]

The Trans Canada Trail between Hwy 62 and Twiddy Rd. (Madoc) Big Pond Trail

***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 Trans Canada Trail between Hwy 62 and Twiddy Rd. (Madoc) Big Pond Trail In early April we parked on Hwy 62, 10 kms South of Madoc, and headed west […]

Major Changes at the Port Hope Harbour

If you have not checked out Port Hope’s historic harbour in the last year, you will be surprised and amazed what has and is happening there. The most obvious change is the former Canadian Fire Fighters Museum located at 95 Mill Street South. It has been demolished leaving only an empty lot. This museum was […]

The Northumberland County Forest Beagle Club Trails 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 Northumberland County Forest Beagle Club Trails Review  These trails, West of Beagle Club Road, are heavily used and common knowledge to locals. However, the NCF doesn’t appear as a […]

The Early Settlement of Baltimore Ontario

The village of Baltimore was first surveyed in 1796, its attraction was the large stream, the Baltimore Creek flowing through the valley that would provide unlimited water power for future mills. It was joined in the south by Solomon’s Creek and other streams to eventually become Factory Creek through the town of Cobourg and into […]