Monthly Archives: June 2019

Havelock, its Railroad and Quarry

A small village in a vast and rugged land with dense forests of white pine, many lakes and rivers and bold rock outcroppings, Havelock was named after the famous British general Henry Havelock (1795-1857). The original village was started with the surveying of Belmont Township in 1823. The current village of about thirteen-hundred people was […]

ORTA Trail through the Ganaraska Forest from Woodvale School Rd to Beatty Lane (Port Hope) 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.*** ORTA Trail through the Ganaraska Forest from Woodvale School Rd to Beatty Lane (Port Hope) Review   This is the second time a trail through the Ganaraska Forest has surprised […]

I Love Steam Engines

Though small, the wood burning locomotives of early railroad days had a tremendous appetite, their tenders had a limited capacity thus ‘wooding up’ stations were required at regular intervals along the right-of-way to replenish fuel, it would take a cord of wood every 35 miles.  Many a settler earned his first cash income by supplying the […]

Purdon Conservation Area (McDonald’s Corners) 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.*** Purdon Conservation Area (McDonald’s Corners) Trail Review OK, so this isn’t just a trail review as much as it’s a rare fen wetland, and woodland, trail […]