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O'Hara Mill Homestead & Conservation Area

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Address: 638 Mill Rd, Madoc, Ontario K0K 2K0, Canada
Phone Number: +1 613-473-2084
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Great place to visit

It is a great place to visit, a step in time with lots of buildings a covert bridge and many activities. It is a great place for the whole family, for Canadians and for foreign... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Ottawa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a great place to visit, a step in time with lots of buildings a covert bridge and many activities. It is a great place for the whole family, for Canadians and for foreign tourists as well.

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Madoc, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Ohara's Mill is located just one mile north and one mile east off Highway 7 on a paved road. Easy access. There is a mill pond and dam that flows the river past the mill itself. The property also has numerous period buildings to explore as well a walking trails through the hardwood bush. At Christmas, they open for a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

This site features interesting heritage buildings, including a mini museum, but its best feature is the compact but heavily forested setting criss crossed by well-marked, well-maintained trails. Wear sturdy shoes, but the trails are easy for most users. Beware of annoying deer flies from May to August, though I find I can lose them by heading into the coniferous forest.

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Ottawa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Dry stone walling is an ancient art largely forgotten in the hurried North American landscaping construction industry. O'Hara Mills Homestead is a volunteer effort of amazing proportion and the well preserved life of early upper Canada. Brough to life by the efforts of the Upper Canada Drystone Festival and the ministrations of a small army of volunteers I was very... More 

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Barrie, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

What a wonderful find nestled just off Highway 7, accessible by either O'Hara Road or James Road. This site is a beautiful mix of nature and history that encapsulates life in the early 1800's. The buildings are remarkably well maintained and the volunteer staff are truly amazing. Historical artifacts abound and this is a stop well worth making. The site... More 

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Madoc, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Sawmill, homestead, school, equipment & buildings circa late 1700 early 1800. Mill pond, nature trails, picnic area. Educational and fun.

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Madoc, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

My family and I regularly visit the O’Hara Mill Homestead. There are many different walking trails to explore. It is a very large place so I can always take my dog for walks without having to worry about meeting other dogs on the trail, he is always so excited to go to the mill rather than walk on the roads.... More 

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Brockville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

Being an amateur photographer, this place was a dream come true. Many old well preserved buildings with lots of photo opportunities inside as well as outside. The costumed volunteers were friendly and informative, the grounds are well tended.

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Madoc, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

Great for family, pay for adults little ones eat free, under 15.00 for family. So much fun for the kids, they learned about the maple syrup process. Had a wagon ride, enjoyed maple toffee. Will go back when warmer to check out the mill etc.

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Marmora, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

What a great accomplishment since conception. So many wonderful buildings. Family day was awesome. Loved the music folk lore and the sleigh rides. Like everyone, we braved the cold and warmed our souls by the camp fire and enjoyed the hot dogs and hot chocolate. It was a great chance to meet friends we hadn't seen in a few years.... More 

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