Town of Mississippi Mills

A Natural Place to Grow

The Ultimate guide to Mississippi Mills

A Natural Place to Grow

Recognized for its architectural and natural beauty, its true gift is the feeling of community that resonates throughout the villages of Almonte, Appleton, Blakeney, Clayton, Pakenham, and Ramsay. The creativity of its people and their respect for heritage and environment is what makes this urban inspired place pure bliss. It is a cycling friendly area with an innovative vibe

Make a Memory

  • Start with a stroll along the Almonte Riverwalk

Sit next to our lifelike bronze statue of James Naismith, inventor of basketball

Talk to master weavers in action at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum, a national historic site

Taste the finest flavours with The Good Food Tour

Learn the secrets of maple sugar making at Fortune Farms

Find a treasure at Almonte Antique Market

Try a traditional English ale at Crooked Mile Brewing Company or Cartwright Springs Brewery

Book a cupping experience at Equator Coffee Roasters

Be inspired at an eclectic downtown shoppe, café, or art gallery

Eat fresh at Almonte Farmers’ Market

Sample the world-renowned Hummingbird Chocolate

Bask in the baking of low-fat doughnuts at Healthy Food Technologies

Take home a bottle of Vodkow from Dairy Distillery

Rock your knowledge of geology at Metcalfe Geoheritage Park

Splash around at Gemmill Park, try your hand at disc golf, or walk the trails

Choose the best butter tart or cinnamon bun at Pakenham General Store; the oldest general store in Canada

Play a round at the Pakenham Highlands Golf Club or Mississippi Golf Club

Ski downhill, snowboard or snow tube at Mount Pakenham Ski Resort

Take a photo to remember at the five-span bridge

Hear the birds chirping on the grounds of the glorious St. Peter’s Celestine Church

Treat your sweet tooth at Penny’s Fudge Factory and Scoops Ice Cream

Cast your line for fly fishing on the rapids in Pakenham or take a dip in Clayton Lake

Rent a canoe and paddle the Mississippi River’s flat water

Find your favourite all-Canadian goods at Fulton’s Pancake House and Maple Shoppe

Tour Dr. R. Tait McKenzie’s former home and art studio or the Naismith museum at the Mill of Kintail

Stop in to see the displays at the North Lanark Regional Museum in Appleton

Meet the shopkeepers in an authentic General Store in Clayton, selling bits and bobs and baking of all kinds


Did you Know? Almonte is the birthplace of Dr. James Naismith, inventor of basketball.

Like the river, a strong current of community runs through the town, villages, hamlets and rural areas of the Town of Mississippi Mills. A diverse community of rural and small town interests covering over 500 square kilometres of land within Lanark County just west of the City of Ottawa.

Mississippi Mills is an outstanding urban and rural community that is recognized for its natural and architectural beauty, high quality of life and respect for its heritage and environment. In its vision of the future, the community will be seen to promote and manage balanced economic growth.

Come and experience history, maple syrup, skiing, theatre, hiking, art, antiques, museums, bridges, festivals, golf, shopping, waterfalls, harvest, markets, puppets, music, canoeing, snow tubing, food, murals, fishing, B&B’s, mills, cycling, and friendly, interesting and unique people.

Created as a result of municipal amalgamations in January 1998, the Town of Mississippi Mills is made up of the former Townships of Ramsay and Pakenham and the Town of Almonte.

Signature Event: Celtfest

Walking Tour of Pakenham

Walking Tour of Clayton

Walking Tour of Appleton

Walking Tour of Almonte

Town of Mississippi Mills
P.O. Box 400, 3131 Old Perth Rd.
Almonte, ON    K0A 1A0
Tel: 613-256-2064