Almonte Village
Almonte Village
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Janet H
Worcester, UK600 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Enjoyed our stroll round Almonte village. Lots of interesting houses to see and the benches in the parkland walkway quite fascinating with their quotes. Good variety of little shops and cafes. Lots of roadworks being undertaken so you have to be careful where you step. Made to feel very welcome wherever we visited.
Written September 12, 2022
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ProsaicTraveller
Saskatoon, Canada325 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
A nice walk through the village and along the river. Great little stores for browsing and plenty of eateries to eat.
Written September 3, 2019
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SGMCanada
Almonte, Canada104 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Friends
This is a delightful town that is only about 35 minutes from Kanata. There are interesting little shops and restaurants in the area. One can eat on the main street or go down by the river and eat while looking at a small waterfall. It is lovely year round but I especially enjoy the warmer days as you can sit by the river, relax and take in a peaceful setting. Lovely old buildings especially the old Post Office and the Mill. Come and see for yourself. Perhaps sticking to North American food would be advisable. This area does not have the diversity of a large city for food offerings.
Written February 12, 2019
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Chaitanya
Cambridge, Canada1,231 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
The town of Almonte is cute and it is far away to make it a day trip, yet not too far to feel tedious. An hour away from Ottawa, its a nice town to visit during the evening, take a stroll along riverwalk, take photos with the inventor of Basketball (James Naismith) and finally view the Almonte Grand Falls.
Its a great place to visit when you want to spend a relaxed, leisurely day.
Written August 18, 2018
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Mike F
Toronto, Ontario, Canada97 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013 • Couples
Almonte is a great little town to visit if you are interested in walking through a town that still has an essence of history. So many towns in Ontario have been turned into main streets of fast food and box stores--a pity! The town of Almonte, Ontario, is one of those that has kept much of its historic buildings--thank heavens for that. Though I must admit, a Subway outlet is the only real eyesore on main street which has taken over the front of an historic building. The town needs to do something about that. I have nothing against Subway, but please hide it on a side street.

Almonte sits alongside Canada’s Mississippi River, in Lanark County in the heart of The Ottawa Valley. Almonte is about half an hour’s drive from the west end of Ottawa. It’s a peaceful and attractive village with about 5,000 people—though you’d swear there were no more than 500. The river drops 60-65 feet as it passes through Almonte in a series of dramatic waterfalls and rapids that, so the story goes, first attracted millers and other industrialists to the area early in the 19th century. The prosperity that typified much of the 19th century is apparent in the large Victorian homes and limestone public buildings, and large sections of the town remain essentially unchanged from a hundred years ago or more.

I visited the place more than 20 years ago, and though there have been some changes over those years, much has stayed the same. The mill is still here and so is the old town which is great for walking and site seeing. The main street is at the heart of the historic old town and is great for browsing the antique stores, bakeries, and other shops of interest. There are several lunch and dinner spots in the old town too.
Written May 6, 2013
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SergeBor
Ottawa, Canada339 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2012
Nice little town on Mississipi river. Old center, waterfalls. Follow the river to Blakeney Rd and turn right. Stop just before the bridge and walk 5 minutes to the series of rapids.
Written April 5, 2012
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Denise227
Canada35 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This small community is very involved with history and the arts.
Written January 15, 2012
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Elemes613
Almonte, Canada491 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Family
Always a wonderful way to spend a lazy afternoon, strolling down Mill Street poking in and out of the many incredible eclectic shops along the way. Enjoy a wonderful meal at one of Almonte’s excellent restaurants. Don’t forget to LOOK UP AND SAY HELLO as you pass by people on the street here. This is a friendly town, and it’s nice to remember your manners when visiting! If you’re lucky, you’ll get to see filming of one of the many movies that are filmed in this beautiful town!
Written June 12, 2021
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Linda K
Ottawa, Canada156 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
such a cute little village. with antique shops, bakery, cafe, restaurants, and gorgeous scenery to see :) everyone is very friendly and helpful :) its a must go to village for the day
Written October 9, 2019
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Anne A
Ottawa, Canada204 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Solo
This is a very very cute little village. Lots of interesting little gift shops, bistro type places, on a beautiful location, although no it is a steep hill to walk up or navigate up if you are handicapped.

Unfortunately I've only seen one handicap parking spot, on the street and I've only managed to get it once in a couple years.

So it is yet another one of those cute tourist villages that handicap people can drive up and down the Main Street appreciating how cute it is, but completely unable to visit it !!!

Why oh why can't town planners give more consideration to the handicapped, we deserve to have a life too !!!
Written December 10, 2017
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