Woodstock is located in Carleton County 25 kilometres from the US border town of Houlton, Maine and 100 km from Fredericton, New Brunswick's capital. It's a pretty town that has a lot of history dating back to the early 1800's and is New Brunswick's first town, incorporated in 1856. We stopped at Tim Horton's coffee shop which you can see on the right in the above photo for a refreshing beverage. I had an Iced Cap and donut. It was a hot day and it was so refreshing! We decided to drive to the riverfront just down the hill to enjoy our drinks.
We parked in the parking lot on the right in this photo and got out to enjoy the lovely afternoon sun. This is the Meduxnekeag River which flows through the town and the St. John River flows through the other side of town. Needless to say when the spring freshet is on this park area above is often under water!
We enjoyed the gorgeous scenery, watched a fisherman in his boat...just a dot in the water off the point above...chatted with a man on the railway bridge who explained that there used to be a horse race track out there under the water a long time ago (part of Island Park) which I explained in a previous post here...I took lots of pictures and we admired the beauty of the day, the sun, the calm water and pretty reflections.
Woodstock has some very beautiful Victorian heritage homes, churches and civic buildings. Above is Connell House which is a national historic site.
A plaque shows a photo of the house in the 1800's.
The Hay House. Well taken care of and with all new windows.
A lovely veranda and don't you just love those green rocking chairs?
The MacLauchlan House
We had a lovely drive and saw places we'd not taken the time to see before. That is rewarding. Another reward was when we stopped for supper at a popular truck stop restaurant called Murray's just east of Woodstock on the Trans Canada Highway. We went inside and who should we see buy my sister and her husband so we joined them for supper and had a great visit. They had also been for a long drive for the day and stopped for supper on their way home.
Our last reward was this beautiful sunset on the river as we traveled home. I took this through the back passenger window from the front passenger seat and the glass is tinted which is why it looks so dark. ;)
We love getting out on these little drives and exploring our beautiful province.
We enjoyed our Thanksgiving dinner this afternoon at our son and daughter-in-law's house and are home relaxing with full tummies. We have so much to be grateful for on this holiday weekend....our faith in God, a wonderful family, great friends and good health top the list. We are very blessed!
I've been on a couple of fall leaf peeping drives that I will share with you this week. Stay tuned. Have a wonderful week and I hope you get a chance to get out to enjoy the fall colours.