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The Seven Wonders of Lanark County

The Seven Wonders of Lanark County






       Visit Lanark County this weekend!!



   of Lanark County


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Photo-Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists


The Seven Wonders of Lanark County are:

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Five-Span Stone Bridge – Pakenham:
Built in 1903, this one-of-a-kind bridge was constructed by Scottish stonemasons who used locally quarried stone. Five stone arches with piers stretch 82 metres across the Mississippi River and make a spectacular view from the riverbank. The bridge is believed to be unique to North America and around the world – with the exception of Russia.-From: OntarioHighlands.com OntarioHighlands.com

Read-Dickson Hall Fire Pakenham-H. H. Dickson and other stories





St. Peter Celestine Church – Pakenham:

This Roman Catholic Church is the only known church in Lanark County to be built in the French Classic style. St. Peter Celestine’s preserved Classic Italianate interior of elaborate paintings, faux marble finishes, and statuary collection is remarkable to see in person – and only two other churches within Canada have also retained these original decorations. Climb the church’s bell tower for a far-reaching view of the Mississippi Valley.-From: OntarioHighlands.com OntarioHighlands.com

Read —Prominent Merchant of Pakenham Expired After Opening Up For The Day



Mill of Kintail – Mississippi Mills

Visit the Mill of Kintail, the restored studio and home of the great Canadian artist, philosopher, and physician Robert Tait. Located in the town of Mississippi Mills, this 152-acre conservation site along the Indian River acts as a museum showcasing Tait’s work in sculpture, his teachings in physical education, and other memorabilia from his life.-From: OntarioHighlands.com OntarioHighlands.com

Read-“The Mounties Will Arrest You if You Step on a Trillium”




The Passionate Hiker – blogger

Blueberry Mountain – Lanark County
Trek to the summit of Blueberry Mountain for a stunning view of the natural forests and wetlands that stretch for more than 500 hectares below. Located within the Alba Wilderness of the Lanark Highlands, Blueberry Mountain is a wildlife sanctuary to numerous plant and animal species and a natural gem within the community.-From: OntarioHighlands.com OntarioHighlands.com

Read-Fiddler’s Hill— Where the Green Grass Doesn’t Grow in Lanark


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Plants of Lanark County, Ontario Photo

Showy Lady’s Slippers Orchids – Purdon Conservation Area
The lady slippers in Lanark Highlands spread far and wide across the grounds of the Purdon Conservation Area. This cluster of more than 10,000 flower plants is the largest orchid colony in all of Canada. The flowers make quite a stunning site in mid-June and July when they are in full bloom. The Conservation Area features boardwalks, viewing areas, and educational signage to further enrich your experience.-From: OntarioHighlands.com OntarioHighlands.com

Read-Orchids in Gemmils Swamp June 1901



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Silver Queen Mica Mine – Murphys Point Provincial Park
The Silver Queen Mica Mine operated between 1903 and 1920 and produced an abundance of mica, feldspar, and apatite. The tunnel mines burrow 60 feet deep into the earth and were hand-dug by local farmers looking to make extra income. Located in Murphys Point Provincial Park, you can visit the mine during summer months on a guided, interpretive tour.-From: OntarioHighlands.com OntarioHighlands.com

Read-My Daddy was a Miner — was Yours?






Stewart Park – Perth
This five-acre, luscious park area in Perth, Ontario, was once home to a Scotch distillery. Today, tourists and locals can enjoy a day in Stewart Park surrounded by maple trees, lavish gardens, and the sound of the Tay River. We’ve saved this spot as the final destination on the Seven Wonders of Lanark County tour so you can relax and contemplate the many remarkable sights you’ve just seen.-From: OntarioHighlands.com OntarioHighlands.com

Read-Shaw’s of Perth




Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place.

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun and Screamin’ Mamas (USA)



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