Can You Do the Lanark Trek? Starts Today!


When our settlers left home they thought their future home would be covered with grass with beautiful trees scattered about. Instead when they came the found rocks and forests and very few meadows that they had hoped for. Then there were the beavers that built large dams on the flowing rivers and that flooded and created beaver meadows which wasn’t good for growing anything.

Thanks to Norma Ford she sent me this.

SETTLERS TREK STARTS THIS SUNDAY – May 15, 2016 ==============================================
Patti Mordasewicz, Chair, Leeds & Grenville Branch For those of you within driving distance of eastern Ontario, there is a very special event starting on Sunday and ending on Friday May 20th.  A group of dedicated “trekkers” will be re-enacting the travel made by original settlers 200 years ago when they were assembled at Brockville, Ontario and walked, rode or traveled by water to what would become the town of Perth in Lanark County.

You can check out their travels at as the participants move from Brockville through the towns, villages and hamlets of Lyn, Athens, Delta, Portland and Rideau Ferry, with their final destination of Perth always on the horizon.  If you’re in the neighbourhood, come out and say “hello”.


Join me as we follow them each day they post.

Related reading:

Rock the Boat! Lanark County or Bust! Part 1

It Wasn’t the Sloop John B — Do’s and Don’t in an Immigrant Ship -Part 2

Riders on the Storm– Journey to Lanark County — Part 3

ROCKIN’ Cholera On the Trek to the New World — Part 4

Rolling down the Rapids –Journey to Lanark Part 5

Lanark County 101 — It Began with Rocks, Trees, and Swamps Part 6

About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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