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 […]

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 […]

The Mills on Cold Creek, Frankford

  The village of Stockdale Ontario with a saw mill located on the left and a grist mill on the right side of Cold Creek appear to have shared the same mill pond and dam for the most of their years of operation. A carding mill was also located down a short lane east of […]

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 […]

Historic Lonsdale Mills

The quaint, little Village of Lonsdale, Ontario with its former grist mill and the remnants of a woolen mill offer some amazing photo opportunities. The historic mill sites are located in the village, south on the Marysville Road to the rustic two bridges spanning the Salmon River. At the bottom of the deep gorge where […]

Trent University Canal Nature Area (Peterborough) 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.*** Trent University Canal Nature Area (Peterborough) Trails Review These trails are directly across University rd. from the Trent U. Nature Sanctuary Trails. There are three color coded trails on the map, but only two are marked on the trails […]