Newfoundout (Photos)

A little more than two hours north of Kingston, Ange and I took Newfoundout Road into the long-abandoned settlement of Newfoundout.

From Canadian Geographic:

"Six kilometres up a trail off of Opeongo Road, across from Davidson’s Corners, are the skeletal remains of Newfoundout, Ontario. Victims of the government’s infamous “Public Land Act” of 1853, 13 families wound their way up the mountainside and for 30 years attempted to eke a living out of the mostly barren, rocky soil. Never able to attract more settlement or institutions, such as schools, the town died, becoming completely abandoned by 1948."

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