Travel Blogs from Bancroft
Our friends Matt and Claire bought a new cottage this year overlooking Lake Wallaston and had a bunch of us up to celebrate. Our last hurrah before Matt and Claire become parents, so we definitely made it memorable. Solid long weekend, with good company and good food throughout. More ...
... br> - soap, shampoo, conditioner
- hair blow dryer
- cotton balls
- fresh fruits
- sauces, vinegar
- water bottles
- trail mix, nuts and dried ...
... a cosy first night. The rest of the weekend consisted of raking up pine needles, long walks in the woods, fires by the lake and lots and lots of delicious food. On arrival back in Ottawa on Monday the weather was, again, beautiful and I set about raking up lots of leaves from the back yard - now up to 16 bags since the start of 'fall'! I am thankful for family, friends and opportunity :-) ...
... as we went along crossed over the road to the old Railway Station which is now the Information Centre. This is one of the few original railway stations left in Ontario was built in 1894 up until the 1930's the rail line was the main transportation route between Montreal and Toronto carrying lumber, wheat, soldiers, liquor and passengers. It closed in the late 1960's.
Down the road is one of only two remaining authentic wooden ...
... in small towns survive either tourism or repairing the roads as this is an ongoing thing seeing the snow plough trucks dig up bits of the road in winter to remove the snow and ice then put salt on the ice to melt it.
Finally entering the area of Barry's Bay as we approach Carson Lake where Cabins, Resorts are and homes along the highway. Not sure where Barry's Bay Cottage Resort is till we find the Information Centre which we found out is closed on ...