Lanark County

Lanark County

Known as the Maple Syrup Capital of Ontario, Lanark County is home to some of the oldest and prettiest towns in Canada such as Almonte in Mississippi Mills, Perth and Smith Falls. Just an hour drive from Ottawa makes this area a popular side trip for locals and visitors from the nation’s capital.

Amid the beauty, there is much to do and see, with museums, historic landmarks, boutiques, dining and opportunities for outdoor adventure.

Map of Lanark County

Where is Lanark County?

Lanark County is located in eastern Ontario close to Ottawa. The best way to reach and explore the county is by car. Visitors from the country’s capital can reach the county in less than an hour via Highway 417 or Highway 7.

There is occasional bus service from Ottawa’s Tunney's Pasture Bus Station.

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Things to do in Lanark County

Lanark County’s Seven Wonders

Set out on a road trip to discover the Seven Wonders of Lanark County. Along the way, find great food, golf, beaches, museums and more.

Visit a provincial park

Silver Lake Provincial Park provides picturesque lake views and over 100 treed campsites, most of which have electrical service, showers and vehicle access.

Photograph beautiful murals

Stop to admire the murals in Carleton Place that depict the rich history of the area.

Take a self-guided foodie tour

Savour the flavours of Lanark County on the Sip & Savour Trail.

Learn about the region’s history

Take a walking or a driving tour to discover the architecture history of Lanark County. For example, the historic Five-Span Stone Bridge (Pakenham Bridge) spanning the Mississippi River was built in 1903 and is the only stone bridge of its kind in North America.

Points of interest

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Last updated: June 26, 2024

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