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History Hike at Glen Elbe
October 31: 9:00 am-11:00 am
If you love history, you’ll love this hike. It’s a pleasant walk at the Farm at Glen Elbe introducing you to agriculture and milling in the early 1800s. You will be able to touch the history – the leaves are down and the foundations of the ruined mill site revealed. Come explore the history and biology of the farm, the Stagecoach Stop, and the 3 mills. On this history hike, you’ll walk the road to Brown Town, aka Dickens, aka Elbe. You’ll see the old B&W (Brockville to Westport) rail line where the trains stopped several times a day and people travelled from Elbe to Brockville or Westport. Imagine yourself as a teenager going to Brockville Collegiate Institute on the train every morning. Pretend you are off to Brockville for an evening play and supper.
Mary Brown owned the farm and house until it went to Bruce Topping. Mary, the teacher of the one-room school house on the corner of Elbe Road, kept the old “Brown” house in great style. Since then, Jane Topping kept the historic architecture intact. Jane donated the property to the Thousand Islands Watershed Land Trust with an endowment to restore the house.
Participation is limited to the first 8 people who register and there will be a waiting list for a second hike. To register, please email email@example.com.
– Your careful, cheerful hiking leaders, Don and Marnie Ross.