Guide:
Name: Glenn Clark
When
Date: May 04, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM
Duration: 1.5 hr
Language: English
Where
Start: The main building at Mooney’s Bay Beach
End: Hog’s Back Pavilion
Area: Hog's Back//Mooney's Bay
Distance: 1.5 km
Accessibility:

What you might not know about Hog’s Back and Mooney’s Bay



Description

Hog'sbackfalls&dam We will learn about history of Hog’s Back going back to before the founding of Bytown, as well as the history of the surrounding park, Mooney’s Bay, Bayview School, and St. Patrick’s Home.

Route

We start at the main building at Mooney’s Bay (location of snack bar and change rooms), walk to the south end of the park opposite from the location of the former Bayview School, then north along Riverside Drive to the main entrance of Mooney’s Bay Park then walk down the road to Terry Fox Field and opposite from St. Patrick’s Home, then by walking path, we will walk west and then north to Hog’s Back, cross the bridge to the locks then return to the falls. Our walk will end with an optional tour of a 1820s-era quarry only 5 to 10 minutes walk from our end point.


About

Glenn Clark is the Vice President of the Gloucester Historical Society. He is a life-long resident of south Ottawa with a strong interest in the history of the area.