Author Archives: 2oldguyswalking

In Memory of the Tobacco Farm, 1951-1990

  Remember Fred Flintstone saying to his pal Barney, “Winston tastes good, like a cigarette should” or the ad proclaiming “more doctors smoke Camels than any other cigarette”. I’d bet my doctor never smoked a cigarette in his life. You will never again see ads on TV like these, and rightfully so. A government study […]

The Trans Canada from Parkhill to Ackinson Rd (Peterborough) 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 Trans Canada from Parkhill to Ackinson Rd (Peterborough) Trail Review The Wife and I had just finished reviewing the Trent University Canal Nature Trails. Since it was still morning, […]

Sidbrook – Former Hospital on Life Support

This forlorn and empty mansion known as Sidbrook Villa, part of Lots 13 & 14, Concession B, or 411 King Street East, Cobourg Ontario was built as an elegant two storey summer home for Henry Mason. For two decades now it has been neglected and is deteriorating quickly. The only history to be found on […]

The Trans Canada Trail from Uxbridge to Blackwater 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 Trans Canada Trail from Uxbridge to Blackwater Review The TransCan trail from Uxbridge to Lake Ridge Rd. is a bit too urban for us. Hence, we started […]

Victoria – College, Asylum and Hospital

In 1829 the Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Canada votes to establish a Seminary. A year later, the constitution of the new seminary is adopted, it states in part, “This shall be purely a literary institution. No system of Theology shall be taught herein, all students shall be free to embrace and pursue […]

Foley Mountain Conservation Area (Westport) 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.*** Foley Mountain Conservation Area (Westport) Trails Review  On Cty Rd 10 heading North out of Westport, about 900 meters from the bridge over Westport Pond, you’ll see the well signed entrance […]

Capt. John W. Myers, Belleville’s Legendary Miller

John Walden Meyers, of German descent was born January 22, 1746 in Albany New York U.S.A. gained fame and became a folklore legend as a Loyalist during the American Revolution. Myers enrolled in the King’s Loyal American Rangers (King’s Rangers/Rogers’s Rangers) which were raised in 1779 and functioned until 1784 led by Robert and James […]