Lanark County Trip. August 2013

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Lanark County Trip August 2013

Nordlaw Lodge
We left Downtown Toronto on Friday and after 3,5 hours on highway we reached Nordlaw Lodge in Lanark County. Excited, we unpacked our car, had delicious dinner, and just from the dock kids went fishing. The Nordlaw Lodge (613)2733-2920 is kind of rustic place with good food, roomy cabins, and great fishing.

Nordlaw Lodge Cottages #1 and #2Nordlaw Lodge Cabins

After dinner our main entertainment was fishing. Right after couple of minutes, kids caught perch, then pike… walleye, catfish, carp… Small were released back, large enough were kept for dinner next day.
Nordlaw Fishing. Good fishingFishing on Bob’s Lake

Saturday morning we decided to visit OMYA’s Tatlock Quarry.
Tatlock QuarryBuilding Inuksuks on Tatlock Quarry Observation AreaCalcitic Marble Unuksuks
The side road to quarry observation deck turned white, like covered with snow. Even we didn’t have a chance to see huge dumptrucks working, the size of the quarry was impressive. There were few stones left to play on observation deck . We built two friendly Inuksuks from nearby calcytic marble stones. Driving South on HWY35 we stoped in Balderson Village, famous for “Balderson Cheese’‘, The Amish Furniture store, good restaurant and ice cream shop.
Restaurant in BaldersonAmish Furniture and Cheese Store in BaldersonAmish FurnitureBalderson Cheese

After we drove to see Bisons on the Battle River Bison Farm…It was rainy that day, so we didn’t go to see other animals, like, llamas, alpacas, and Clydesdale horses.

Bison FarmBisons on the farm in Perth

Saturday afternoon we took a scenic boat ride with Tay Canal Tours from Last Duel Park along the Rideau Waterway to Lock #5 and back. Captain David entertained us with folk stories, quizes, wildelife and bird information along the trip…At the end of the trip kids got surprises…

Blue Goose Boat launchingLock #5 on Tay CanalScenic Views on Tay Canal, OntarioScenic Tay CanalCaptain David from Tay Canal ToursBlue Goose Boat launching

Sunday morning we decided to visit Perth. The downtown Perth is claimed as “…prettiest downtown in Ontario” and it’s true… We walked along the clean streets with nicely restored old buildings…
Park in PerthAnother Downtown PerthDowntown PerthPerth Town HallFiddleheads RestaurantDowntown Perth, Lanark CountyAnother Downtown PerthPerthPerth

While walking on streets of Perth we had a chance to visit Perth Manor Boutique Hotel
Perth Manor Boutique HotelPerth Manor Boutique HotelPerth Manor Boutique Hotel
For lunch we Went to Wheelers Pancake House. Kids played on simple zipline while we visited “Chainsaw Museum”, and “Maple Syrup Museum”, then we had a hearty lunch with pancakes, Maple Sausages and Syrup.

Wheelers Maple MuseumWheelers MapleZipline in Wheelers Maple HouseCanadian Maple Syrup

On our way to Nordlaw Lodge we stopped at Perth Art Fair. There were lots of interesting crafts suitable for decorating interiors; paintings, blowed glass, sculptures, handcrafted canoes, vases… you name it…

Perth Fair

Annual Summer Perth Art Fair

Booth with art and crafts at Pert Fair

Annual Perth Art Fair in Summer

Arts and Crafts at Perth Fair

Arts and Crafts

Back to Nordlaw Lodge for swimming, fishing and relaxing after fun and informative day full of excitement…

Jumping into Bob’s Lake

Bob’s Lake summer fun

Exciting time fishing on Bob’s Lake, Lanark County, Ontario

We caught enough fish for our group of six for dinner. Bob and Roxanne, from Nordlaw, friendly prepared and cooked our fish. We enjoyed yammy Fishsticks… and admired the beautiful view of the sunset lake.

Playing Piano in Nordlaw LodgePlaying Billiards in Nordlaw LodgePlaying Shuffles in Nordlaw Lodge

Sunset at Bobs lake

Sunset, Bob’s Lake, Ontario