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Become a Part of “the Rock Cycle” in Perth


With so many beautiful routes for touring and historic sights to see along the way, Heritage Perth has long been a favoured destination for cyclists. The Perth Chamber of Commerce has taken this a step further by producing a number of rewarding loops for you to explore, but there’s one in particular that really “rocks!”

From the geoheritage displays at Civitan Court and Matheson House which celebrate the foundation of Lanark County, and the contribution of pioneering citizen scientists like Dr. James Wilson, to the discovery location for an intriguing rock type named after the town of Perth, and an underground mine tour at Murphys Point Provincial Park, the Rock Cycle loop will give you a new appreciation of Ontario’s Highlands unique heritage – our Geoheritage.

Stop by Matheson House Museum in Perth to pick up your guidebook for this moderate, 42km tour and begin your journey through geological time! Be sure to check out the other routes offered by the Chamber of Commerce too, and for additional points of interest along this tour, look at their Route #2, Murphys Point.

Download our Recreational Geology Brochure here.

Location: 2243 Elm Grove Road, Perth

We work to enhance the natural and cultural heritage of the park. The annual Heritage Mica Festival interprets the Silver Queen Mine and its history. The archaeology program brings history to life for students working with professional archaeologists.

(613) 267-5340
Location: 11 Gore St. E, Perth

Built in 1840 this beautiful stone dwelling now houses the Perth Museum. The Museum houses a rich collection of local history and is located in downtown Heritage Perth. Open 7 days a week.

(613) 267-1947
Location: 34 Herriott Street, Perth

Annual organizer of the Festival of the Maples (36th Year) •We are members working together for the benefit of the community •We promote economic development in our community by supporting tourism, industry and business

(613) 267-3200

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