06 Jul, 2012
A walkabout at Andrew Haydon Park
I am determined to return to Andrew Haydon Park (map here) for dinnertime. We’ll go earlyish; and bring a frisbee, a single-use bag of charcoal briquettes, some burgers and a side salad or two (like this coleslaw recipe!), and claim one of their many BBQs for the afternoon and evening.
Speaking of charcoal, check out this handy tip for lighting your hibachi. Smart eh?
Andrew Haydon is pretty close to perfect: it has views of the water, lots of trees and picnic tables, and just the right ratio of parking to nature. Curious children will enjoy themselves here.
It is dog-friendly too!
My favourite time of day to visit is the hour or so just before sunset. The whole place is flooded with golden light. It is a sight to behold.
What’s your favourite picnic park in Ottawa? Do tell.
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