Mississippi Mills is made up of charming and picturesque villages and towns, including Almonte, Pakenham, Appleton and Clayton. It offers the best in rural living and downtown charm.
Just 30 kilometres west of Kanata, Mississippi Mills is rich in history and natural beauty. From the picturesque downtown Almonte to the ski hills in Pakenham, it’s rural living filled with adventure.
You’ll find a lower cost of living in Mississippi Mills, but the tradeoff is a lengthier commute. Kanata is 25 minutes east, and the drive downtown is longer, especially during rush hour.
It's no surprise that you'll find Mississippi Mills on several "must-visit small town" lists. It has an unmatched balance of natural beauty and lovely downtowns. Whether you want to adventure in forests or on pavement, the region is rich in waterfalls, heritage, arts and culture, local businesses, and festivals. Head outside of town and find plenty of opportunities for activities like mountain biking, boating, hiking, fishing and hunting.
The Town of Mississippi Mills was incorporated on January 1, 1998, by amalgamating the town of Almonte with the townships of Ramsay and Pakenham. The first European settler was David Shepherd, who in 1819 was granted 200 acres to build and operate a mill. By 1850, Almonte was the home of seven busy woollen mills and a population of about 2000.
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What To Do in Mississippi Mills
Almonte is the Mississippi Mills’ urban center. With boutiques, charming shops and fine dining, downtown Almonte is a great place to spend the day. Mississippi Mills is a four-season playground too, with golf, hiking, and paddling in the summer and downhill skiing, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing in the winter.
Mississippi Mills is made up of 14 villages and towns that are built on the Mississippi River. With a rich history, each town has its own unique charm and natural beauty, so much so that the region has been the home to many Hallmark Christmas movies.
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The Surrounding Area
With Carleton Place a short drive away and Kanata just a 25-minutes east, you are never too far from all the amenities you need. In 45 minutes, you’ll be enjoying life in downtown Ottawa.
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