The river-walk along the shores of the Mississippi takes you through Almonte's beautiful downtown. The adjacent picture showcases how the town has been able to sync nature within an urban setting.
There are a variety of eclectic stores within walking distance of the river-walk. Additionally, the Metcalfe Geoheritage Park offers some nice views of the river and a great way to take in a picnic.
If your feeling more adventurous, located along Strathburn St. is the Riverside Trail. The almost 7km long multi-use trail (hiking, mountain bike, dog walking) skirts along the Mississippi before heading toward the beautiful Mill of Kintail.
Great for an "out and back", bank on a few hours by bike and many more on foot to complete - a great way to take in some of the local natural landscape.
(Below is a Google map of a portion of the Almonte Riverside Trail. Please visit:
http://www.almonteoutdoors.ca/ for a revised map to Mill of Kintail)
About a twenty minute drive southwest of the Canadian Tire Center is Almonte. Easily accessible via the 417 - March Rd. exit past the highway 7 split, this small Mississippi Mills community intersects the Mississippi River - on its way from Carleton Place through Pakenham and onward to the Ottawa River. You may recall that Almonte is also known to some as the "home of basketball" - the inventor James Naismith was born here.
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