Author Archives: 2oldguyswalking

Meisel Woods Conservation Area (Sharbot Lake) 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.*** Meisel Woods Conservation Area (Sharbot Lake) Trail Review Meisel Woods is an unassuming, little trail of a mere five kms. that will feel like a whole […]

Omemee’s Regal History

Omemee, oh my, where did this musical name originate? The original village name was Williamstown, in honor the founding family of William Cottingham who settled here in 1821. By 1835 a post office was granted and in 1840, the name was changed to Metcalf. Because both of the above names were in use elsewhere the […]

The Victoria Rail Trail South Corridor (Bethany to Lindsay) 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 Victoria Rail Trail South Corridor (Bethany to Lindsay) Review The Victoria Rail Trail is actually 85 kms long, stretching from Bethany to Kinmount. The length […]

Purdy’s, Lindsay’s Last Mill

The historical William Purdy Mill in Lindsay Ontario is one of the most storied and interesting mills the Ranger has ever researched. Not to be confused with the Samuel Purdy Mill in Castleton, although the two early Ontario millers were related. See post: Purdy’s Grist Mill, Castleton Ontario (Sept, 2015). The mills, destroyed by fire […]

Ohara Mill Homestead CA (Madoc) 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.***   Ohara Mill Homestead CA (Madoc) Trails Review I’d been trying to determine if there were trails at Ohara Mill or not, when my Historian buddy Ranger  expressed a desire to visit …  Ohara’s Mill. Bonus ! Off we went to smite two birds with one stone. Or, more humanely, two […]

King’s Mill, Wellman’s Corners, Ontario

From Parker-Marmora History: “Located a mile south of Wellman’s Corners is King’s Mill, a historical site developed by the Lower Trent Conservation Authority. Belief is that the mill was built in 1821, but circumstantial evidence suggests it was built in the 1850’s by the Parkers. In 1851, Robert Parker bought the lot. In 1856, his […]

The McGeachie Conservation Area (Bancroft) 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 McGeachie Conservation Area (Bancroft) Trails Review  You’ll find this CA on Steenburg Lake Road North, 1.6 kms West of Cty Rd 62 about 45 kms North of Madoc or 32 kms South of Bancroft. Or you […]