Self-guided tours of Whitewater Region

Cobden map Westmeath map Foresters Falls Map The recorded history of Whitewater Region stretches back over 400 years, and artifacts collected from the banks of the Ottawa river have been dated at up to 5,000 years old. This exciting history simply cannot be shown in a museum, and so we have put together several web pages that you may print and take with you on a self-guided tour of the region. We ask that you respect local property laws and abide by the principle of taking only pictures and leaving each site as you find it.

Each year in celebration of Heritage Week, The Whitewater Historical Society asks our members to submit a place of interest. We will continue to expand this section of the site as a year-round service to those who might want to explore the history of Whitewater Region. We encourage all interested people to submit an article and picture of interest for possible publishing on this page. You may email your submissions or mail them to Ross Museum, 2022 Foresters Falls Rd, ON K0J 1V0
All submissions will be scanned and returned.

Elda Spence. The Old Byce Farm on the Broome Road, off the Grants Settlement RoadForesters Falls Village Self-guided tour

The Williams' Stopping Place, Foresters Falls
The Old Grist Mill, Foresters Falls.

The Grant Settlement Self-guided tour

The old Railway Bridge, Millers Corners
Sawmill Creek
The Jamieson Lime Kiln
The Carding Mill
The old Byce place on the Broome Rd.
The Old Ottawa River Settlement
The Canal Slides

Cobden and region places of interest

The Cobden Sun building, Cobden
The Bennett family "Toronto" Windmill

Westmeath and region places of interest

St Mary's Church, Westmeath
The Lookout, Lookout Road

Calvin Wright: Beachburg Agricultural Hall. Beachburg

The Beachburg Agricultural Hall with directors