Millbridge is part of the Old Hastings Road. In the 1860’s, families came to the area from Southern Ontario when provided free land by the government. The rocky soil made for poor farming conditions, and the settlers fled. In its prime, the town boasted three hotels, stores, mills, a school, a church and a town hall. Today the town is a shell of its former self. There is the St. Oswalds Anglican Church, which sits vacant at the four corners. Taking a right onto Old Hastings Road, you will see the former store and hotel, which have now been converted into private residences. There is also an abandoned church, school and community hall.
In the photos below, you will see the old church and the cemetery.
Driving Directions: Take Hwy 62 North of Madoc, approximately 21 kilometers. Turn left of Center Millbridge Road