My hubby and I went for a walk in the park near our home on Sunday afternoon.
It was a glorious day ~ sunny and a chilly 8 degrees celsius.
There were still lots of leaves on the trees ~ mostly yellow, gold and orange
and a carpet of the same leaves on the ground. It was beautiful!
When our children were growing up we, along with our dear friends,
would go to this park many times to walk, hike, picnic and play.
What great memories we have of this beautiful place.
This is the sailboat marina ~ empty until next summer.
An old red oak tree. This is on the site of a former farm that was once
farmed by my husband's ancestors in the early last century.
I wonder how old this tree is and who planted it. There used to be two
of them here but one must have died.
The Mactaquac Provincial Park campground is nearby.
Isn't this a beautiful spot? I would love to have an
old country house here wouldn't you? Before the Mactaquac Dam
was built there was no body of water for sailboats. The St. John River
valley was flooded from Keswick Ridge to Woodstock. Homes were destroyed
or moved to higher ground. Many were moved to the Kings Landing Historical Settlement
and restored as a living history museum.
The old route 105 actually came across the water above and is under the water.
You can walk down part of the old road to the water's edge.
A crooked birch tree makes a nice resting spot.
This is looking from the oak tree out across the "headpond" towards
Keswick Ridge end of the Mactaquac Dam.
This photo was taken on Labor Day 2009 at York Centennial Park.
The water is the 'headpond' or Mactaquac Lake and if you click on the picture
to enlarge it you will see the Mactaquac Dam road. On the other side
of the dam the St. John River continues on it's way to the Bay of Fundy.
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