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ORTA Trail through the Ganaraska Forest from Woodvale School Rd to Beatty Lane (Port Hope) 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.*** ORTA Trail through the Ganaraska Forest from Woodvale School Rd to Beatty Lane (Port Hope) Review   This is the second time a trail through the Ganaraska Forest has surprised […]

I Love Steam Engines

Though small, the wood burning locomotives of early railroad days had a tremendous appetite, their tenders had a limited capacity thus ‘wooding up’ stations were required at regular intervals along the right-of-way to replenish fuel, it would take a cord of wood every 35 miles.  Many a settler earned his first cash income by supplying the […]

Purdon Conservation Area (McDonald’s Corners) 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.*** Purdon Conservation Area (McDonald’s Corners) Trail Review OK, so this isn’t just a trail review as much as it’s a rare fen wetland, and woodland, trail […]

Who Was Edgar Benson

The late Edgar Benson, a former Canadian Minister of Finance was born in Cobourg, Ontario in 1923 to a poor family and lived in a home on the waterfront of Lake Ontario. Edgar John Benson was the youngest of three children born to Franklin and Julia. During the depression years Franklin was incapacitated by epilepsy. […]

The Trans Canada Trail between Hwy 62 and Twiddy Rd. (Madoc) Big Pond Trail

***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 Hwy 62 and Twiddy Rd. (Madoc) Big Pond Trail In early April we parked on Hwy 62, 10 kms South of Madoc, and headed west […]

Major Changes at the Port Hope Harbour

If you have not checked out Port Hope’s historic harbour in the last year, you will be surprised and amazed what has and is happening there. The most obvious change is the former Canadian Fire Fighters Museum located at 95 Mill Street South. It has been demolished leaving only an empty lot. This museum was […]

The Northumberland County Forest Beagle Club 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 Northumberland County Forest Beagle Club Trails Review  These trails, West of Beagle Club Road, are heavily used and common knowledge to locals. However, the NCF doesn’t appear as a […]