We love our concrete jungle, but there’s something so special about Ontario’s small towns. From Elora to Picton to Port Dover to Niagara-on-the-Lake, each of these spots has its own unique feel. One of our all-time favourite small towns has to be Perth, Ontario, and we’ll tell you why.

Often called one of the “prettiest towns in Ontario,” this spot is more of a hike from the Toronto area than the ones previously mentioned, but it’s totally worth the drive.

The town’s website says that there’s a good chance you’ll fall in love with it when you visit, and we couldn’t agree more.

The blend of historic 19th-century architecture and the serene parks and waterways give Perth a postcard-like atmosphere — the town has worked hard to preserve its heritage feel over the years.

The Tay River flows throughout the town and there are several scenic bridges you can cross to enjoy the view.

All of these features are on display at the town’s famous Stewart Park, which is home to the Stewart Park Rainbow Bridge, rustic restored mill, lush gardens, and towering old trees.

Recent Posts
5 of the best scenic train rides you can take in Ontario
Ontario has the longest canopy boardwalk ‘in the world’ & it’s above a forest

In fact, this park is what makes Perth the “wedding capital of eastern Ontario,” according to its website. It is a super romantic setting to exchange vows.

This town is also known for its arts, culture, and theatre scene.

The theatres, live music venues, museums, galleries, and studios are always putting on a good show or exhibition.

You’ll also get a wonderful culinary experience here, and there’s no shortage of outdoor activities, including cycling, golf, paddling, and hiking.

The main attractions of the town include the Perth Museum, Hall of Remembrance, the Mammoth Cheese, the Big Red Chair, the Red Fox mural, the dry-stone bridge, the Crystal Palace, the Courthouse cannons, the Last Duel Pistols, and the Rocky Ramps.

So, there you have it, friends. It’s time to cross “small town vibes” off your 2023 bucket list with a visit to Perth!