So I am back with the rest of the weekend story. That’s why I was tired writing the first part!
On Sunday the girlfriend and I went back to try and find the old town site of Hadlington with map in tow this time and directions…or so I thought. We drove down a side road named Lower Monmouth Lake Road which branches off Hadlington Road. It turned into a trail up and around a hill. It did continue on to the left into someone’s property which we did not venture. We walked up the trail a ways and seen a caved in building of some sort along a creek, and in a clearing. It was sitting in an old hydro corridor.
After exploring this area quickly we decided the town site was not this area so continued on. We walked for another 20 minutes and then came across a road. Scratching my head I tried to figure out what road it was. I eventually realized it was West Eels Lake Road coming up from Hwy 28 in Peterborough County. No old town site here. We backtracked a little ways and explored another trail. No luck. By this time we had been walking for about an hour and a half so we headed back to my Jeep.
We got in and drove back out to Hadlington Road where I decided to take the road the rest of the way towards the west. BINGO! There was the old schoolhouse that was in the directions.
Oh and for your information if you want to check it out. I forgot to include it in last night’s post. The site is ghosttownpix.com. They have a list of old towns in Ontario and Canada and include photos and directions on how to get there.
So we drove on and found an old farm that was still in use. After that the road narrowed and became an Unassumed Road. So we drove this time instead of walked. Lots of rock, mud and water. It wasn’t too bad, I have a Jeep!
Well driving down a ways we didn’t see anything that resembled old log buildings. Well it was getting near the time to leave so I turned the vehicle around. Maybe I didn’t go far enough or something but I will have to do some more research at the County Registry office I think before I find this place.
We drove back out to the main highway and went on to a little place called Furnace Falls. It’s located along County Road 503 on the Irondale River. Now this is not the original town location but the site where the blast furnaces were located when back in the late 1890′s they were using the furnaces to make charcoal iron. The town site is located along the west end of the White Boundary Road just about 1.2 kilometers in from County Road 503.
We didn’t stay long. I had to run my girlfriend to work for 2pm. I took a series of photos of what looked to be an old log barn then called it a day. I will be going back to some of these areas and more to get some more images.
I hope you enjoyed the adventure. It will continue, but until then…Happy Exploring!