List of Ontario Historic Colonization Roads


List of Ontario Historic Colonization Roads

The Historic Colonization Roads were roads created in the mid 19th century to open up or provide access to areas in Central and Eastern Ontario, Canada, for settlement and development. The Historic Colonization Roads were used by settlers much like modern-day highways to lead them towards areas for settlement, and in between towns already developed. Though many other roads in the province can be considered "Historic Colonization Roads" (Such as the Provincial Road, now former Highway 2, and Talbot Trail, now modern-day Highway 3), they are not designated as such.

Locations

The terrain these roads pass through is generally rugged with many hills and lakes. The location of many of these roads is in the Canadian Shield, and is among the most rugged terrain in all of Southern Ontario, as well as containing its highest elevations aside from Ishpatina Ridge.

Designations

Most of the Historic Colonization Roads are not Provincially-controlled highways. Instead, the vast majority are along county roads, and local town/township roads. A few have even been converted into hiking trails and bike trails.

List of Colonization Roads

Below is a list of all the Historic Colonization Roads.

External links

* [http://www.ontarioabandonedplaces.com/hastings/hastings.asp Historic Hastings Colonization Road at OntarioAbandonedPlaces.com]


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