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Picnic Idea of the Week - First road trip picnic of the year

Yay me this is Post 500 on this blog. Thanks for sticking around!

On the 25th the professor came down for his first full weekend visit since the pandemic began. To celebrate we decided we were going to take a road trip to my home town and have a picnic in a park of some sort.

My hometown is a hamlet, (total population less than 5000), called Buckhorn. Buckhorn is famous for two things: Council Rock which is a 20ft rock poised on the side of a small hill as you enter it and Adam & Eve Rock which is a pair of rocks located near the centre of town but hidden.

Head to Lock 31 on the Trent Severn Waterway and you will find yourself there. Check out the Buckhorn Tourism site for more information

Behind the Buckhorn General Store is a small park. This park has a lot of memories for me though not as a park but rather as Buckhorn Beach. The weeds took over the waterway and the beach fell out of public knowledge. Obviously, in the last few years, Buckhorn has spent some time rebuilding it as it now hosts a few picnic tables and kayak rental.

We stopped at the Metro on Chemong road to grab supplies then traveled through Bridgenorth, Ennismore & Lakehurst to get to Buckhorn. We had lunch at the beach and then followed Lakehurst Road back to Peterborough passing through Selwyn and a couple of hamlets even smaller than Buckhorn.

We changed up our food choices as well as both the Professor and I need to watch what we eat these days. We passed on the chicken for fruit and vegetable trays. He still got his french loaf and pate but we also got some kaiser buns and a package of sub mix (meat). To drink we had Coke Zero and water.

I loved it all! I hope it helps alleviate some of my wanderlust. 


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