This ancient aboriginal trail connecting Lake Ontario with Lakes Scugog, Simcoe and the Kawartha lakes. The book provides background on local archaeological sites; and introduces the intrepid early surveyors, fur traders, missionaries, colourful characters, and entrepreneurial immigrant settlers from both the newly formed United States and the United Kingdom.
The ancient Indigenous trails north of Lake Ontario date back to a prehistoric era and have left their mark on our colonial history, as well as, on our modern day roads. Over one hundred years ago, the European fascination with ancient trails was encouraged by David Boyle, a transplanted Scotsman. From Boyle’s time down to the present, the same interest has driven many others to find the original routes of the trails.