Birdhouse City

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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.

Birdhouse City in Picton Ontario

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.

Birdhouse City in Picton Ontario

As this is one of the Quinte Conservation parks, we were able to use the parking pass we had from the library.

Birdhouse City in Picton Ontario

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.

Birdhouse City in Picton Ontario

There is a mixture of old and new birdhouses.

Birdhouse City in Picton Ontario

Each one depicts a building in and around the Prince Edward County area.

Birdhouse City in Picton Ontario

Paths are cut throughout the area for you to follow.

Birdhouse City in Picton Ontario

Well done volunteers and conservation staff!

Birdhouse City in Picton Ontario

We have seen many of the buildings that the bird houses depict on our travels throughout the county.

Birdhouse City in Picton Ontario

Here is an older post I did about Birdhouse City.

Birdhouse City in Picton Ontario

If you are travelling down our way and want a place to stretch your legs, you will enjoy walking around Birdhouse City.

hidden rocks at Birdhouse City, Picton Ontario

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.


I’m sharing with Mosaic Monday and My Corner of the World .

Here are many other trips we have taken while out and about.

15 Responses

  1. Jeannie Carraro

    This looks like a wonderful tour to take Linda. Birdhouses are wonderful. A lot of talent and hard work goes into making them. Thank you for sharing.

    • Crafty Gardener

      Hi Jeannie, thanks for stopping by. The birdhouses were a joy to see, so many different ones than when we were there before.

  2. Linda

    What a wonderful place I would love to see it. I love your stones and it’s great that you got some feedback, the middle one is my favourite. xx

    • Crafty Gardener

      It is such a lovely spot to visit. We very often drive by to other places and wanted to stop once they got most of the renovated birdhouses up. I love the middle rock too, and painted a similar one for my garden.

  3. Myrtle Thomas

    That would be a lovely spot to visit and stretch one’s legs and enjoy viewing all the birdhouses. I love seeing beautiful homemade birdhouses, thanks again, Linda.

  4. Vondean Erickson

    What a interesting thing to see. I was in Picton many years ago as my husband and I and our two boys took my mother to Canada to see some of her sisters.
    One sister lived in Picton. I do not remember too much about the town. We were just there overnight and with two small boys 1 and 2 was busy with them.
    My husband made birdhouses and I have several setting out. He loved to make them and gave them away.
    Take care

    • Crafty Gardener

      How lovely that you had visited Picton Vondean. That is great you have some of the birdhouses you husband made, must bring back lots of memories.

  5. Margy

    What a lovely idea. One of the original mill manager houses here in Powell River has a birdhouse out front to match. I only have one birdhouse left, out on the float garden. All of the others were in places that had to be removed due to water lease restrictions. Tree swallows still come each year to nest there. – Margy

    • Crafty Gardener

      I bet the mill house is great to see, you will have to take a photo of it. I remember when you mentioned about the water lease restrictions. Hope you are enjoying the float cabin.

  6. Lavender Dreams

    How amazing! I would love to see all those birdhouses! You could put a photo at the end of every post with one of those!

  7. Angie

    Oh my goodness, this is so wonderful and inspiring. Yet another example of how one person can start something BIG! I am so happy that you shared this with everyone at Mosaic Monday. Maybe it will be the little spark that someone needs …

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