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The Gould Lake CA (Sydenham) 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 Gould Lake CA (Sydenham) Trails Review This is one secluded Conservation Area. It’s nearest neighbour is Frontenac Provincial Park and the 401 is over 20 kms […]

I Wanna Be Elected

You might recognize those lyrics from the 1970s Alice Cooper hit, “Elected”. I was 17 at that time and knew (and cared) as much about politics as I do now. When I created 2oldguyswalking, I pledged never to discuss : Sex, Religion, Sports or POLITICS. I didn’t want to be the administrator of an Internet […]

Guideboard / Welcome Ontario

Where did the origin of this quaint name “Welcome” come from? No one seems to know. It is known however that it started its life as Power’s Corners and later Guide Board. The latter name originated because of a ‘guide board’ at the villages many intersections here that was used to inform travelers the direction […]

The K&P Trail from Murton Rd to Junction with Cataraqui Trail (Harrowsmith) 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 K&P Trail from Murton Rd to Junction with Cataraqui Trail (Harrowsmith) Review This review covers what I consider to be the most interesting part of the K&P […]

Newcastle and its Port, Ontario

In 1834 the Village of Newcastle was known as Crandell’s Corners and in 1845 the village boasted over 300 people.  There was two churches, eight stores, one druggist, two tanneries, one axe factory, two saddlers, four blacksmiths, two wagon makers, four tailors and two shoemakers.  The Grand Trunk Railway appeared in 1856 and increased the […]

Harold Town CA (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.*** Harold Town CA (Peterborough) Trails Review For the longest time, I thought this CA was strictly a mountain bike domain. Then, as I grew desperate for places […]

The Sackville Sawmill, Bewdley Ontario

As the Wisconsin Glacier retreated from the Kawartha Lake Region in Ontario, lakes and shallow ponds were left in the depressions on dry land.  Vegetation appeared which attracted caribou, elk and deer which were soon followed by humans. Evidence of ancient hunters dating back to the Paleo – Indian period eleven thousand years ago, has […]

Altberg Wildlife Sanctuary Nature Reserve (Kinmount) 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.*** Altberg Wildlife Sanctuary Nature Reserve (Kinmount) Review I can’t decide which major centre to start written directions from, so I’ll just suggest you go 8.3 kms […]

The Cold Springs Ontario Story, Part 2

The Cold Springs United Church is the most predominate building you see travelling south on County Road 18 approaching Lower Cold Springs. This attractive church began its life as the St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church and Cemetery and was constructed in 1875 replacing the smaller original church on this site. The church is situated atop a […]

The Mathison Conservation Area Trails (Havelock) 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 Mathison Conservation Area Trails (Havelock) Review Cleverly hidden behind the Havelock Community Centre, are a surprisingly appealing set of trails. Access to the trailhead parking lot can […]