Author Archives: 2oldguyswalking

The Robert Johnston Eco – Forest 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.*** ROBERT JOHNSTON ECO – FOREST TRAILS REVIEW This one’s an unassuming little collection of trails, just East of, and far enough from, Peterborough to make it a nice quiet walk. All […]

Ghost Industries of Port Hope, Ontario

A couple of relics from two of Port Hope’s largest manufacturing factories, the Winslow and Ambrose Brewery (Canning Factory) and the Globe File Factory (Nicholson) recently stirred my imagination. While strolling along the Ganaraska River on what finally feels like spring has arrived with the camera in hand, I had to know their story. After […]

The Northumberland County Forest – Elderberry, Dragonfly, Stonewall, and Luna 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.***   NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY FOREST – ELDERBERRY, DRAGONFLY, STONEWALL, AND LUNA TRAILS REVIEW These four trails are on a block of NCF land bordered by Bowmanton rd to the North, Hwy (County Road) 45 to the East, Beagle Club rd to the West, and Dunbar rd to the South. To […]

Some Grave Thoughts

A little gravestone humor: “Joke’s Over, Let Me Out Now” or “Re-incarnating: I’ll be Right Back. (So Don’t Touch My Stuff)” or maybe “I Told You I Was Sick.” This post is a little different than the Ranger’s usual offerings. Unlike some people, I have no fear of wandering around cemeteries. I am always amazed […]

Glen Major Forest / East Duffins Headwaters 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.***   GLEN MAJOR FOREST / EAST DUFFINS HEADWATER TRAILS REVIEW This one is listed under Glen Major Forest on Google maps and numerous Internet sites, but as East Duffins Headwaters at the trailheads. We first accessed these trails from […]

Port Hope’s Little Railway Station

Who knew this was likely Port Hope’s first railway station! The historic “Little Railway Station” currently sits at the north end of Port Hope’s harbour at 10 Hayward Street. A recent Northumberland News article regarding it really caught my attention.   How many times has the Ranger driven by it and never gave it a second thought? […]

The Facts About Foraging

As Spring approaches, the outdoorsman’s fancy turns to forageables, as do the searches we see on this site. Ranger, the wife, and I, like to search the back roads and trails. We’ll hunt down mushrooms, vegetables, fruit, nuts, and berries. We’ll go to great lengths, or more like great  distances, in search of them. There are a lot of websites which encourage the harvesting of forageables. Some sell the concept as “truly natural”.  Others suggest it as cheap food. I’ve even read a site which cleverly advocates eating invasive species. Kinda […]