An Insider's Guide to Waterloo Region

Interesting places on and off the beaten track

Posts Tagged ‘Doon

Winter Robins

Grand River, Homer Watson Park opposite Pioneer Tower

I walked along the Grand River in Homer Watson Park yesterday. It was very cold and bleak as I stepped over big chunks of river ice which were thrown up on the banks during the recent thaw. This is one of the few areas of the river that has open water within the city limits. The nearby water treatment plant discharges treated water here and it seldom freezes over in this area opposite the Pioneer Tower. I was looking for birds and saw the usual species in the trees and water. Then I noticed some unusual birds on the edge of the ice. Robins! A flock of about 30 birds was in the trees below the tower and they came to the edge of the river for a drink. The light was poor and the bottom picture was taken with digital zoom but there is no mistaking these birds.

Written by Ruth

January 14, 2011 at 8:19 am

Firehall and Schneider Creek at Doon Heritage Village

Written by Ruth

January 11, 2011 at 12:18 am

Pasture Fresh Eggs

The Tilt family farm in Upper Doon is surrounded by a subdivision of much newer houses. Free range chickens roam the yard behind suburban lots and pasture fresh eggs are sold here right in the city. The collage below shows some more pictures of the lovely old homestead. (map)

Written by Ruth

August 16, 2010 at 12:02 am

Kitchener Wedding Chapel

The Kitchener Wedding Chapel is located in the Heritage District on Doon Village Road. It is surrounded by old buildings and a picturesque village setting.

Written by Ruth

August 8, 2010 at 12:38 am

Jute Processing Machine

Doon was once a busy industrial centre with wood and saw mills, brick yards, barrel and carriage works, and flax and twine mills. Doon Flax Mill was part of the Doon Twines complex of buildings which stood at this present trail head. It was sold in the early 20th century to the Krug family and the name was changed to Canada Cordage. This machine was used to manufacture jute yarn and rope and was donated to the Industrial Artifacts Project of the City of Kitchener in 2007 when Canada Cordage closed.



Canada Cordage did not close, we moved to Deseronto, Ontario.
Canada Cordage is the leading rope manufacturer in Canada and the US, with manufacturing plants in Deseronto, ON, Dartmouth, NS and Winslow, Maine.

Bob Lucey

November 27, 2012 at12:50 pm

Written by Ruth

August 6, 2010 at 12:02 am

Upper Doon Heritage District

Doon Village Road

The remnants of the historic community of Doon are nestled along this road which is surrounded by new subdivisions and busy streets. Two one lane bridges span Schneider Creek as it flows toward Lower Doon and the Grand River. I will post more pictures of the area over the next few days. (map)

Entrance to a walking trail in Upper Doon

Written by Ruth

August 5, 2010 at 12:01 am

Posted in Bridges, Trails, Villages and Hamlets

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