Today is Part 2 in a new series called Armchair Tourism in Carleton Place. We have a great town and we need to explore it. What if somebody comes from out of town and asks you what they can do in Carleton Place? We, as a collective group of Citizens, need to keep on top of this and spread the history about the folks and our beautiful locations in our town that keep the wheels going round.
If you have anything to add, or places that should be in this series, then please tell me so we can write about it.
Today, let’s bring our family, friends and tourists to Riverside Park
On your way to Riverside Park at the end of Lake Ave West drop into The Old Towne Bakery at 73 Lake Ave West to buy freshly made sandwiches, and big cookies. Or choose from one of their many special sweet treats, or buy some fresh bread to make sandwiches.
You can hear the call of the wild already from Cathy on your way to Riverside Park.
Once upon a time Riverside Park at the end of Lake Ave West was an iconic Carleton Place waterfront location that was once the home to the Caldwell Sawmill and then horse shows that people from all over Lanark County came to participate in. It once housed a grandstand for the visiting circuses and it was THE place to be.
Did you know the old Willis Settler Burial ground is there too?
Now the Riverside Park is a tranquil place where the air is cooler, and the beams of sunlight peak through the trees. On the weekends you can hear the laughter of small children running about on the play structures, the bark of a dog in the distance, and the scraping sound of a jogger’s sneakers. There young and older couples and families are having a picnic under a shady tree, and it is great park to spend time with the family near the rivers edge.
Wouldn’t be nice to have an amphitheatre there? Just saying…..:)
Did you know you can “dock & walk” in Downtown Carleton Place?
You can travel by water to Carleton Place’s downtown from the public boat launch at the west end of Lake Avenue, public docking at Riverside Park OR across from the Town Hall on Bridge Street.—-Downtown Carleton Place BIA
Find out more about the walkability of the Downtown on our website.http://downtowncarletonplace.com/walkability/
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