Join us for a heritage hike in the hamlet of Wilberforce. Step back in time when cows wandered the main street and the I.B.&O. railRd. whistled through 3 days a week! Visit original homes and boarding houses, drop by the school where students have studied for 100+ years, learn about St. Margaret’s Anglican Church past life, visit a genuine general store, and tour the first Red Cross Outpost Hospital in Ontario (now a National Historic Site). Suitable for adults and teens. Dogs are welcome – on leash please.
HIKE #: 80
DATE: Friday, September 20
START TIME: 2:00 pm
DURATION: 2.5 hours, 1.5km
LOCATION: Red Cross Outpost Historic House, 2314 Loop Rd.
MAXIMUM #: 25
AMENITIES: Parking at St Margaret’s Anglican Church, washrooms (on site), water, food
LEADER: Cathy Agnew
LEADER BIO: Cathy has lived in Wilberforce most of her life and works at Agnew’s General Store, 3rd
generation. Cathy is Past President of the Wilberforce Heritage Guild and enjoys the outdoors, biking and hiking.
DIRECTIONS: From Haliburton, take Hwy 118 east,approximately 19km to the Essonville Line (County Rd 4). Turn left and follow the Essonville Line to the “T” intersection of Loop Rd. (County Rd 648), turn left. St Margaret’s Anglican Church is 200 meters from the intersection. The Red Cross Outpost is adjacent. The distance from Haliburton is approximately 28 km. From Minden turn right onto County Rd 21 to Haliburton,approximately 24 km. Turn right on Maple Street at the lights in the center of the village (CIBC on the left). Maple Street is also Hwy 118. Follow Hwy 118,approximately 19 km, to Essonville Line (County Rd 4). Turn left and follow the Essonville Line to the intersection of Loop Rd. (County Rd 648), turn left. St Margaret’s Anglican Church is 200 meters from the intersection. The Red Cross Outpost is adjacent. GPS coordinates: N45.0391, W78.2234
- Wayback in Wilberforce - Part 2
Friday, September 20, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Venue: Red Cross Outpost Historic House