Almonte is a picture-perfect town on the Mississippi River that seems to be built for wandering. Scenic waterfront paths, unique shops, impressive eateries, and a rich history are combined to make the perfect year-round day trip destination. Only 40 minutes from Ottawa, this quaint town is just begging to be explored on your next day off.
We’d recommend making the most of your trip by coming armed with knowledge of the highlights and must-sees of this town. Ottawa explorer Little Miss Ottawa compiled a handy guide after her last visit, which covers her favourite places to shop, walk, and nosh. Think bean-to-bar handcrafted chocolates, guilt-free donuts, gourmet grocers, and a boardwalk stroll that runs alongside beautiful waterfalls . Not enough time to hit every locale on your list? Why not make it an overnight stay in one of Almonte’s historic B&Bs and inns? Get started by reading the full guide here.