Featured Experience

Create a Puppet

“I started building puppets when I was a kid,” says Noreen Young. After attending art college in Toronto, she worked as a professional television puppeteer and producer for CBC, TVO and the Family Channel before launching Almonte’s Puppets Up! festival…

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Forest Tours

Come Wander… Laurie Clark will guide you on a forest walk that will bring you a sense of peace. As a nature connection mentor she will lead you to observe the natural environment on rustic trails, to see how elements…

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Design a Floral Masterpiece

Using local sourced materials, Sylvia van Oort will share her 21 years of growing & arranging cut flowers with you and your friends in the newly constructed design studio building. Walk through the fields of flowers, arrange cut flowers, enjoy…

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Frame a Barn

After completing the heritage carpentry course at the Perth Campus of Algonquin College, Jason Gibson worked for a company that dismantled heritage barns, then started a timber framing company. He now also offers one-week courses to teach groups of 10…

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Build an Ultra-Light Canoe

Canoe builder Brent Kirkham was making a living by designing commercial interiors when he found himself with a block of free time and decided to build a canoe. A lifelong paddler and carpenter, Brent has refined a building style that…

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Tend to the Honey

Beekeeper Paul Lacelle has been tending hives on his property near Carleton Place for over 20 years. He offers workshops for both new and experienced beekeepers, and recently opened a shop. Each August, his Summer Field Day attracts more than…

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Forgage for Mushrooms

Steev Morgan is a fungus enthusiast, home mushroom cultivator, and general mycophile. Learn how you can grow gourmet and medicinal mushrooms on logs, stumps, straw, farm “waste”, or just about anything. Find out about some ways that our fungal friends…

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A Nature Sound Bathing Experience

Wilderness expert Chad Clifford will guide you through forest trails to a hidden paradise, where you will rest in a hammock and hear the symphony of nature, amplified using special technology.  Starting at $75 per person, minimum of 4 people…

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Tell your Story

Historian Susan Code McDougall can trace her Lanark County heritage back seven generations. As well as writing books about local history and teaching at the Perth Campus of Algonquin College, she guides ghost walks each Halloween for the Perth Museum…

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Knit or Felt a Craft

Almost all of Canada’s wool is collected, graded and sold through the Canadian Cooperative Wool Growers in Carleton Place, housed in a former railway roadhouse. Today, the co-op offers knitting and felting classes. If you call ahead, you can tour…

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