Recently, while visiting a friend’s cottage, we decided to take a little side trip to the small town of Perth, Ontario. Perth was established in 1817 was apparently named after the town of Perth in Scotland. This 19th. century town is situated on the Tae River, a branch of the Rideau. It is located half-way between Kingston and Ottawa Ontario about a 60 minute drive. It’s about 3 and one-half hours from Toronto if there isn’t much traffic. (Not sure when that would be!) Perth was a strategic military post after the War of 1812.
Today Perth is a lovely place to spend a few hours or even a few days enjoying the small shops, the restaurants, the museum, nearby lakes or picnicing in Stewart Park. It is rich is history and old world architecture. It is also known as the “big town of festival” as it has entertainment all year round such as ” The Garlic Festival” in August and the Stewart Park Music Festival each July.
Perth was apparently referred to by T.V. Ontario as “the prettiest town in Ontario”. I have included some ot the photos that I took and I believe that they were right!