We recently took a day trip to Birdhouse City at Macaulay Mountain in Picton.
Macaulay Mountain is a Conservation Area, on County Road 8 in Prince Edward County. A former superintendent of PERCA built the first birdhouse and it was decided if one birdhouse could be so attractive then a whole city of birdhouses would be fantastic.
It was started around 1980 as a community involvement project. Groups, individuals, schools, and businesses could design and create reproductions of famous buildings, landmarks and local attractions.
As this is one of the Quinte Conservation parks, we were able to use the parking pass we had from the library.
Over the past while many of the birdhouses have been renovated and what a treat to see them back up on new posts and with new signs.
There is a mixture of old and new birdhouses.
Each one depicts a building in and around the Prince Edward County area.
Paths are cut throughout the area for you to follow.
Well done volunteers and conservation staff!
We have seen many of the buildings that the bird houses depict on our travels throughout the county.
Here is an older post I did about Birdhouse City.
If you are travelling down our way and want a place to stretch your legs, you will enjoy walking around Birdhouse City.
While there I hid several of my painted rocks and I’m pleased to say that I’ve been notified that some were found. Happy hunting.
Here are many other trips we have taken while out and about.