While the Ottawa Folk Festival was definitely the main thing that drew me to Hog’s Back Park, I was also lucky enough to discover the park was full of more amazing waterfalls, rainbows and alpacas – what more does anyone need really?
Hog’s Back actually got its name from the waterfalls that run through it. Apparently, they used to look like the back of a pig, but now have gotten too eroded to have any of the original resemblance. Personally, I can’t even imagine how a waterfall could possibly look like a pig and think the discoverers of the lake were tired after a long day of discovery and were just really craving bacon.
I was also on a bit of a museum-withdrawal after leaving my museum job up north, so after some quick searching around, I found out The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum was just up the road and even had a mini alpaca farm. Needless to say, I sprinted my way over and squealed at all the animals for a good hour (the museum was free to go to from 4-5pm – closing time). A lot of it was geared towards kids, but I act like a 5 year around cute things anyways, I didn’t really care.