Monthly Archives: October 2019

The Rice Lake CA 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 Rice Lake (Bewdley) CA Trail Review It had been over thirty years since my old buddy Ranger, first showed me this place. It’s local, and […]

William Hunt Alias The Great Farini

William Leonard Hunt went by the stage name of the Great Farini was well known in the 19th and 20th century was a Canadian Funambulist, what is a Funambulist you ask, it is another word for tightrope walking along a thin wire or rope commonly associated with the circus, entertainment promoter and inventor, and was […]

Trail of Two Lakes from Sills Rd to Crookston Rd (Ivanhoe) 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.***   Trail of Two Lakes from Sills Rd to Crookston Rd (Ivanhoe) Review  Sills Rd. is about 20 kms North of the 401 out of Belleville on Hwy 62. Turn left on Sills, and drive 2.2  kms to where the trail crosses […]

From Steel to Munitions to Certo to General Foods to Kraft

In 1909, Emma Eliza Fanny Stiles and Elizabeth McNaughten owned land on the west side of Ontario Street just north of the railroad tracks in Cobourg Ontario. At the time there were only a few houses in the area. The Provincial Steel Company purchased 15 acres of land from the ladies and soon began building […]

Selwyn Beach CA and Ennismore Waterfront Park 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.*** Selwyn Beach CA and Ennismore Waterfront Park Trails Review I combined these two reviews as both sets of trails are relatively short, and they’re only 20 […]

The Barrett Legacy, Port Hope Ontario

This short post is about the lasting influence of the William Barrett family on the small town of Port Hope Ontario, from their heritage Octagon House still standing today to their former milling and other industrial endeavors of yesterday. William Barrett built the historic Octagon House on Martha Street circa 1856, designed by Orson Squire […]