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The Trail of 2 Lakes from Crookston Rd to Seymour St W (Madoc) 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 Trail of 2 Lakes from Crookston Rd to Seymour St W (Madoc) Review This is the Northern continuation from my review of the trail from […]

Pubs & Hotels of Old Port Hope, Ontario

In the eighteen eighties there were about fifteen licensed hotels in the town of Port Hope, Ontario.  Some of them were established for catering to the travelling public, others to local and out of town farmers and many were only drinking establishments.  Their only connection was that all were required to have more than two […]

The Trans Canada Trail between Sulphide Rd. 39 and … Sulphide Rd. 39 (Tweed) 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 between Sulphide Rd. 39 and … Sulphide Rd. 39 (Tweed) Review This 6.5 km stretch (one way) of the TransCan runs fairly […]

Strange Things I Have Seen – Butterflies Inside Wild Orchids

Late last Spring, the Wife and I went up to Purdon Conservation Area, near McDonald’s Corners, to see the wild orchids and walk the trails. Though the trails are quite nice anytime, they don’t hold a candle to the wild, native orchid display every year in mid June. Now, I know Cypripedium Reginae don’t propagate […]

The Bata Island (Frankford) 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 Bata Island (Frankford) Trails Review In the middle of the Trent River, at the North end of Frankford, lies (completely unoccupied) Bata Island. It can only be […]

A Covid-19 Primer

A disclaimer: the author of this post has no medical background but it is hoped that this information may help our valued readers stay informed  and stay healthy. An epidemic is defined as an outbreak of a disease that affects many individuals at once and spreads rapidly.  An outbreak is a sudden, often, unexpected escalation […]

Where Can I Go To Walk or Hike Because of COVID – 19 ?

Where Can I Go To Walk or Hike Because of COVID 19 ? This is the question I expected to be asked weeks ago. So, I’ve been looking into how to answer it. OK so, almost all Conservation Authorities in South Central Ontario have closed their gates. Almost all. At the time of this writing, […]