The first day on the Trent river was very scenic. There were several houses or “cottages” along the river and the park service had some glamping cottages as well that they rent out.
We went through several locks and a few swing bridges.
Campbellford, Ontario was a quaint small town and nice stop. We arrived in the pouring down rain. Our Looper friends on the boat “Wanderer” were tied up to the wall and they jumped off to help us tie up in front of them.
We walked across the Trent River to check in at the Municipal Park office and pay for our stay.
In the park there was a large “Toonie” – the two dollar Canadian coin — because the coin’s designer home town was Campbellford. This little town even had a working telephone booth!
We ducked in from the rain and had dinner at a local restaurant / bar before heading back to the boat for the night.
The next morning we went exploring around Campbellford before leaving. They had a small Farmers Market and a nice trail along the Trent river
We walked on the trail to the suspension bridge and back up to the Ranney Falls Double-lift Lock 11/12.
We went to Dooher’s Bakery to get some fresh bread, donuts and more Butter Tarts — this was a popular bakery, with the line around the corner. Took about 30 minutes in line (nothing like that time I stood in line for the “Cake Boss” bakery in Hoboken, NJ).
The World’s Finest Chocolate factory was also in Campbellford. Larry went chocolate shopping while Mary waited in the Bakery line at Dooher’s. Larry must have liked the chocolate store, since he came back with a large bag assortment… 🙂