(Nearly) Wordless Wednesday: A road trip to Perth

by DaniGirl on June 18, 2014 · 1 comment

in Ottawa Family Fun, Photography

You know how much I love Manotick, but I fear there may be another contender in my heart for the loveliest town in Eastern Ontario. Hello Perth, where have you been all this time? I’ve lived in Ottawa for more than 20 years and yet this was the first time we spent any significant time in this absolutely adorable little town. If you’re looking for a day trip this summer, I highly recommend Perth!

Perth vignettes

For years, to me Perth was not much more than the fast food strip and last place to pee before Ottawa when traversing the Highway 7 route from southern Ontario. One miserable winter day last year, Beloved and I discovered the flea market on Gore Street and although we were barely in town for 20 minutes, it piqued our curiousity enough for a return visit. If you ever want to fall in love with a place, apparently there’s no better time than a brilliantly sunny warm Father’s Day afternoon in June.

We checked out a few of the antique shops, the flea market and a book store, which passed most of the morning in a leisurely browsey sort of way.

Father's Day fun in Perth

Father's Day fun in Perth

Father's Day in Perth

Father's Day in Perth

And then we had lunch on the patio of Mex & Co, overlooking the beautiful river. It really felt like a little prologue to our PEI vacation next month.

Father's Day in Perth

Father's Day in Perth

My only regret is that we had to hustle back to Ottawa after lunch, but even the drive along Perth/Franktown/Richmond Road is bucolic. I gotta admit it, I’ve got a bit of a crush on Perth and I’m looking forward to another trip later this summer. There were lots of interesting shops and beautiful green spaces we didn’t get the chance to explore!

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1 smothermother June 19, 2014 at 10:34 am

the hubby and i got married in perth. so i really can’t be that objective. šŸ™‚

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