Ghost Towns of Ontario’s Cottage Country

By (author): Andrew Hind

Explore the remnants of vanished villages across Ontario?s cottage country.

Crumbling foundations lost in the forest, weathered buildings leaning wearily with age, cracked tombstones jutting from the ground ? all serve as haunting reminders of once thriving villages that have since been abandoned. Each of these locales has a distinct story to tell, stories that until now were confined to fading memories and grainy photographs.

From the northern shores of Georgian Bay to the eastern reaches of the Kawarthas, Ontario?s cottage country is littered with vanished villages, including settlement-era farm communities, railway whistle-stops, and logging hamlets. Within these pages, readers will venture into Ontario?s past to learn how these communities lived and died and to meet the people who invested their hopes and dreams in them. Dozens of photographs, many historical and never before published, bring these ghost towns back to life.

Join Andrew Hind in exploring over a dozen villages across the districts of Parry Sound and Nipissing, Muskoka, and the Haliburton Highlands.

AUTHOR

Andrew Hind

Andrew Hind is the author of thirty books on local history, travel, and more. He writes regularly on Ontario’s cottage country and has columns in Muskoka Life and Parry Sound Life. He lives in Bradford, Ontario.


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You would be hard-pressed to find a better snapshot about the back story of cottage country.
– The Record

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Explore the remnants of vanished villages across Ontario?s cottage country.

Crumbling foundations lost in the forest, weathered buildings leaning wearily with age, cracked tombstones jutting from the ground ? all serve as haunting reminders of once thriving villages that have since been abandoned. Each of these locales has a distinct story to tell, stories that until now were confined to fading memories and grainy photographs.

From the northern shores of Georgian Bay to the eastern reaches of the Kawarthas, Ontario?s cottage country is littered with vanished villages, including settlement-era farm communities, railway whistle-stops, and logging hamlets. Within these pages, readers will venture into Ontario?s past to learn how these communities lived and died and to meet the people who invested their hopes and dreams in them. Dozens of photographs, many historical and never before published, bring these ghost towns back to life.

Join Andrew Hind in exploring over a dozen villages across the districts of Parry Sound and Nipissing, Muskoka, and the Haliburton Highlands.

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Dimensions:

208 Pages
9in * 6in * 1in
300gr

Published:

May 02, 2023

City of Publication:

Toronto

Country of Publication:

CA

Publisher:

Dundurn Press

ISBN:

9781459751132

Book Subjects:

TRAVEL / Canada / Ontario

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Language:

eng

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