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The James H Fullard Loop 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 James H Fullard Loop Trail Review From Westport, take Cty Rd #42 East to Crosby (14 kms). Take Hwy #15 for 2.6 kms to Cty […]

The History of the Hamlet of Dale, Ontario

Where is Dale you might ask.  This is a small hamlet that has slowly grown from a family sawmill in 1888 to a multi-million dollar state-of-the-art NHL style hockey training centre in 2022.  Some other of the dozens of hamlets that the Ranger would like to explore in Northumberland County are:  Burnley, Eddystone, Codrington, Dartford, […]

The Cataraqui Trail (Kingston / Westport) Part 3 of 3 – from Indian Lake Rd to Hwy # 15 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 Cataraqui Trail (Kingston / Westport) Part 3 of 3 – from Indian Lake Rd to Hwy # 15 Review This is the 3rd stretch of the Cataraqui that […]

The Cataraqui Trail (Kingston / Westport) Part 1 of 3 – From Hogan Rd to MacGillivray Rd

***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 Cataraqui Trail (Kingston / Westport) Part 1 of 3 – From Hogan Rd to MacGillivray Rd Part 2 can  be found here : The Cataraqui Trail (Kingston / […]

Strange Things I Have Seen – A Killer Grebe

Strange Things I Have Seen – A Killer Grebe Some of the “strange things” I’ve seen are tragic and rather heartbreaking. The Wife and I were taking a stroll along the AKS Marsh trail in Port Hope one early May morning. We were watching the Canada Goose goslings in the creek, and saw a few […]

Some of Ranger’s Updated Posts

These few short posts were penned with a few updates the Ranger (alias the procrastinator) had promised for a few years now.  The posts have links (in red lettering) to the original post in brackets, so our readers may find the whole story. The Welcome Motor Inn.  (Welcome Motor Inn)  This derelict building located between […]

The Dr. Ron Taylor Nature Reserve (Washago) 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 Dr. Ron Taylor Nature Reserve (Washago) Review We were taking an alternate route to Gravenhurst, searching for the trailhead to a stretch of the TransCan, […]

Country Mills, Part 2

This post is Part 2 of Country Mills.  See Part 1 from March 20/022.  With several more historical local grist and saw mills with their locations and a short history of their past and current use. Historic Hope Sawmill, this awesome old sawmill is located at 3414, Hope Mill Road in the village of Keene, […]

The River Rd and Lang/Hastings Figure 8 Loop 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 River Rd and Lang/Hastings Figure 8 Loop Trail Review We were re-visiting The Lang Hastings Trail (a linear or one-way section of the TransCanada) looking for anything […]

Country Mills, Part One

This post is about several local grist and saw mills (plus a cider mill) from Bowmanville to Belleville, Ontario that still exist and are historically designated today The town and village locations and a short history of their current and past use provide a quick reference for history and photography buffs. The ‘2oldguys’ have met […]