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There is so much to do in Lanark County.
Between Kingston and Ottawa, Lanark County boasts quaint historic villages where breathtaking stone architecture lines the streets. There are over 140 designated Heritage Properties in Lanark County!
Best Paddle Routes in Lanark County!
With two major watersheds coursing through the area, Lanark County has no shortage of gorgeous canoe and kayak routes from which to choose with varying levels of difficulty. Local Canoeist Cliff Bennett for the Mississippi Valley Field Naturalist has identifies Lanark County’s best canoe & kayak journeys. To print a complete list of Lanark County paddle routes click HERE, to see corresponding map HERE or visit www.mvfn.ca
Perth Outfitters houses the largest rental fleet of canoes, kayaks and stand up paddle boards in Eastern Ontario.
From wilderness landscapes to sedate paddles through historic and charming towns and hamlets, it’s all here – including lots of great spots to stop for lunch!
Mississippi Mills, approx. 80 miles (130 km)
Quiet villages, rugged farmland and acres upon acres of sugar bush draw strength from the Mississippi River which, for nearly 200 years, has fuelled the growth of this corner of Lanark County. Mills, timber, agriculture and now recreation have tapped into the Mississippi as it gathers steam travelling across the breadth of Lanark County before emptying into the Ottawa River.
The tour starts and finishes in Almonte, approximately 130 km.
The Heart of Lanark, approx. 78 miles (125 km)
Smooth roads that often cross paths with the Clyde River and Mississippi River and Lake provide a relaxing drive through bustling towns and quiet villages in the Heart of Lanark. The tour starts and finishes in Carleton Place, approximately 125 km.
The Highlands, approx. 40 miles (65 km)
Follow quiet roads to clean lakes and unspoiled rivers – this is true cottage country – and take the time to play a round of golf, satisfy your sweet tooth at a sugar bush or tackle one of the many well-groomed ATV/snowmobile trails, including the former line of the legendary “Kick & Push” Railway. Or just relax and enjoy the view.
Tour starts and finishes in Lanark Village, approximately 65 km.
Tay Valley, approx. 75 miles (120 km)
Following the War of 1812, a group of Scottish emigrants took advantage of government incentives to leave the impoverished lowlands and start a new life in the British military settlements of Upper Canada. However, they maintained links to the old by naming communities and landmarks after familiar places back home, and by using their skills to build substantial mills, fine homes and tidy farms. Tay Valley became the cradle for much of this Scottish – and Irish – industriousness, much of it lovingly preserved under the careful stewardship of subsequent generations.
Tour starts and finishes in Perth; approximately 120 km.
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