Life really IS better on the river. Whet your Olympic appetite in the paddling culture of Canada’s Mississippi River, a waterway that has made Carleton Place a natural draw for decades, and home to the oldest continuously operating Canoe Club in Canada.
- Start at The Good Food Company
This popular breakfast spot serves traditional favourites with Lanark County maple syrup and comes complete with fair-trade coffee and espresso drinks! Other specialties include samosas, rice paper rolls, deli salads, hummus, salsas, and from-scratch desserts. After breakfast, enjoy a pottery painting activity at the Blossom Shop.
As you stroll through historic downtown, be sure to visit the Moore House, a little log cabin right across the street from the majestic architecture of town hall, to learn all about the local sites. This is the place to pick up a souvenir of your visit. Choose from a variety of foodie items made by the Beckwitch, ThompsonTown or Temple’s Maple Sugar Camps.
3. The Granary
If you’re into organic, ethically sourced natural foods, this is your place. Shop for some fine chocolate by Ludwig including bars made with Lanark County maple syrup. Celebrate good chocolate, its velvety smooth texture and oh so good taste.
4. Lunch at Boulton House
Overlooking the beautiful Mississippi River, the incredible ambiance of this establishment makes the already exceptional food taste twice as good. Built by Hugh Boulton in the early 1800’s, this stone clad property was the site of a milling operation that was fully powered by the rushing river for generations. Walk to the public park behind Town Hall to enjoy the view or spend the afternoon on a guided walking tour hosted by the Carleton Place & Beckwith Museum.
5. Dinner at Black Tartan Kitchen
Chef Ian Carswell qualified for the 2020 Canadian Culinary Championships with a dish that demonstrated his skill with modern cooking techniques and appreciation or Finnish minimalism. Known for their dinner series, the kitchen offers an unbelievable culinary experience as a 4-course or 7-course seating with optional wine pairing.
This Day Trip is part of The Great Taste of Ontario Road Trip