The La Peche River flows out of Gatineau Park and down to join the Gatineau River a short distance from this spot. The village of Wakefield is at that confluence, founded in 1830 by a mix of immigrants from the British isles. Still largely Anglophone in a province that is Francophone, Wakefield is a place that has a laid back reputation, home to artists and creative souls. It's one of the special places in this area. We came up this way after leaving the church in my last post.
Just upstream is the Wakefield Mill Hotel and Spa. First erected as the Maclaren Mill in 1838 and expanded upon from there, it has been in more recent years fully restored and turned into a country inn, still overlooking the rushing waters of the river. The inn maintains the old mill and a couple of nearby buildings as their operations at this site.
Here we have a view from the car going over the bridge. We were heading to a nearby spot, which I'll show you tomorrow.
Coming back, we stopped to take more shots of the mill and the river.