County tourist guides count Stewart Park in Perth as one of the Seven Wonders of Lanark County. I think everyone who lives in the area drops by from time to time, but we had never been there in the evening.
It is a very pretty park, with some nice rock outcrops around the Tay River, and there is a very picturesque bridge. But once again, I wouldn't rate it too much more highly than our own Riverside Park.
Anyway, on our way home from Murphys Point, we decided to drop by and wander about. In theory it was the time of day for best light, but in practise, the sun was mostly behind the trees already.
However, as is my wont, I took my prescribed number of snaps, and here they are.
Above: someone owns a fine house in a prime location with a wonderful garden on the edge of the park.
Below: a look back toward Code's Mill, near where we parked.
Sue on the stone steps by the garden. ↓
Above: a look at the picturesque footbridge and the building beyond.
Below: an impressive old mansion bordering the park.
We didn't go very far into the park because they were setting up a number of tents in preparation for the weekends music festival. We have never attended the festival because we are at pains to figure out how and where we would park and how we would then haul chairs etc to the venue. We had an experience last summer or even the summer before when we drove to Perth with the kids to picnic in the park. We could not find a parking spot, so we headed back to Carleton Place and went to a fine local park.