From Lyse LaChapelle
Hello Linda, I run a small before and after program at St. Gregory here in Carleton Place. We often explore the *O’kee- Lee trail at the river at the end of Joseph. The children have found some very interesting things. Holes in rocks that look like they have been drilled, asphalt and a brick stamped with what looks like EDP on it.
I am not originally from CP so don’t know much of the history behind what my have been there before. One of my coworkers said I should contact you as you would probably know or can point me in the direction of someone who does know.
The children and I have spent hours on this trail and walking through the bush. I am sure there are more treasures to be found
These are just some of the pictures I have taken in the past two years. The brick and the asphalt are new finds this year. The funky looking rock the children call a “fairy chair” and the hole in the rock we discovered last year. It’s is a perfect circle which makes me think it was drilled. My dad was a miner in northern Ontario.
Linda says: A friend of mine that hunts points thinks that the photo above might be a fire starting rock or grinding stone. Thoughts?
This looks like it was once terrazzo.
This trail meanders through a filled in wetland area containing very old willow trees and small, woodland ponds, which dry up in late summer. The trail is found at the foot of Joseph Street, across from the Carleton Place Canoe Club. To find it, take Town Line Road from Highway #7 (the western entrance to Carleton Place) to Joseph Street, which is the first street in from the highway.
Turn right and go to the river. This small nature area contains circular trails, with access points to the river shore. The place abounds in honey suckle, wild grapes and mountain ash berries, attracting many species of birds. The lush canopy provides a sanctuary effect, a perfect place for solitude and reflection. Across from the entrance to the park is Centennial Park, with picnic tables, playing area and a beach. Information provided by the MVFN website
- where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun and theSherbrooke Record and and Screamin’ Mamas (USACome and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place. Tales of Almonte and Arnprior Then and Now.