Monday, August 27, 2007

Small Towns - Wakefield, QC and Merrickville, ON

Wakefield, QC

This weekend we toured small town Quebec and small town Ontario. Saturday we hit Wakefield, Quebec a small town centered around its famous steam train and the tourists that it dumps off like clock work day after day. The single street town is lined with pubs, restaurants, and little stores selling local crafts, jams, and baked goods.

The Black Sheep Inn Snapper
Wakefield Steam Train Wakefield Steam Train fill up

It's also home to the Wakefield Mill Inn & Spa.

Wakefield Mill

And if you search hard enough you'll find a quaint little cemetery on top of a hill where Lester B. Pearson is buried.

View from Lester's grave site


Sunday we headed down to one of our favourite towns along the Rideau Canal, Merrickville. This is another touristy town thanks to the Rideau Canal system and the thousands of boaters that come floating through all summer long.

Whistle Post Antiques, Merrickville
Merrickville, ON

The town also has a beach and a main strip littered with knick-knack shops, antiques, an ice cream store, several pubs and restaurants, and an easily over looked bakery shop and Dutch grocery store. If you're looking to stay the night then look no further than Sam Jake's Inn.

Twin Canals plaque (Merrickville)
Merrickville Locks Merrickville Locks
80 Shilling

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