2010 September Tour Report from Coboconk

September's Model T Tour brought us to Coboconk. We took a leisurely drive there on the Friday afternoon stopping at some nice bakeries in little towns on the way including some awesome pastries as a supper stop. We didn't realize that Coboconk is a summer cottager's hideaway at the lake. It's the highest point of navigable fresh waters in the world on the Trent Severn waterway so lots of locks are in the area.

Saturday's tour provided us with wonderful roads and scenery with lots of history and questions to be answered along the way. I enjoyed seeing some of the 15,000 feet of "dry" stone walls from the 1880's along the route. Stops at various antique stores, bakeries (which later included chocolate chip butter tarts and gingerbread cookies) and flea markets. The afternoon brought the usual ice cream stop, and finished at Fenlon Falls for a delicious supper including chicken, scalloped potatoes, apple and onion; and lemon cheesecake served in a historic church. On our return we had a campfire.

Sunday took us to the Kawartha Settlers Village where our cars were displayed whilst we perused the interesting village of five homes, the general store, fire hall, Church, lodge, barns and shanty's. We toured superb countryside stopping at various art studios, then the dairy in Bobcaygeon for more ice cream. We then drove the lake road alongside beautiful homes and historic buildings. We ended our day with a farewell dinner of sloppy Joes and beans followed by Black Forest cake back at camp.

Thanks to Nancy, Jack, Melissa, Mary & Frank for a wonderful weekend.