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The Walton Hotel About to be Reborn ?

  What is going on with that great old building at 81 Walton Street Port Hope, Ontario? For many years it was known as the Queen’s Hotel and in 1978 it underwent a name change to the Walton Hotel. For the last few years it has undergone many alterations inside and out. To the locals, […]

Mark S. Burnham Prov. Park (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.*** MARK S. BURNHAM PROVINCIAL PARK  Though rather small (about 40 hectares) and right inside Peterborough, this park features about 2.5 kms of trails on two interconnected loops. The […]

The Rise and Decline of the Ontario Barn

Raising the barn in the 19th century was a mammoth undertaking for the early farmers in Ontario, but winter was coming and there was nowhere to keep the hay dry. Wolves were picking off the sheep and cows one by one, tools were rusting and grain spoiling. Today, barns seem to be on the ranks […]

Trans Canada from Parkhill Rd. to Jackson Park (Peterborough) 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.*** Trans Canada from Parkhill Rd. to Jackson Park (Peterborough) Trail Review  This two kilometer (one way) stretch of the Trans Canada Trail runs between Peterborough’s Parkhill Rd. parking lot and Peterborough’s […]

In Memory of the Tobacco Farm, 1951-1990

  Remember Fred Flintstone saying to his pal Barney, “Winston tastes good, like a cigarette should” or the ad proclaiming “more doctors smoke Camels than any other cigarette”. I’d bet my doctor never smoked a cigarette in his life. You will never again see ads on TV like these, and rightfully so. A government study […]

The Trans Canada from Parkhill to Ackinson Rd (Peterborough) 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 Trans Canada from Parkhill to Ackinson Rd (Peterborough) Trail Review The Wife and I had just finished reviewing the Trent University Canal Nature Trails. Since it was still morning, […]

Sidbrook – Former Hospital on Life Support

This forlorn and empty mansion known as Sidbrook Villa, part of Lots 13 & 14, Concession B, or 411 King Street East, Cobourg Ontario was built as an elegant two storey summer home for Henry Mason. For two decades now it has been neglected and is deteriorating quickly. The only history to be found on […]