Almonte
    

Phone : (613) 256-1262
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Almonte, ON (Nearby: Carleton Place, Clayton, Pakenham, Kinburn, Ashton)

  • Maple Leaf Mill One of four old mills remaining in the Town of Almonte (Mississippi Mills). The others are Rosamund, Victoria Woolen, and Thorburn Mill.
  • Maple Leaf Mill One of four old mills remaining in the Town of Almonte (Mississippi Mills). The others are Rosamund, Victoria Woolen, and Thorburn Mill.
  • Mill of Kintail Built in1830 by a Scottish immigrant named John Baird. In 1930, it was restored by the sculptor, Robert Tait Mckenzie.
  • Mill of Kintail Built in1830 by a Scottish immigrant named John Baird. In 1930, it was restored by the sculptor, Robert Tait Mckenzie.
  • Rosamond Mill  Built in 1866 in Almonte, it was one of the largest woolen mills in operation, and recognized worldwide as state of the art. It is currently a condominium.
  • Victoria Woolen Mill Built in 1857 by James Rosamond. It was built on the same site as Almonte’s first woolen mill, the Ramsay Mill which burned in 1852.
  • Victoria Woolen Mill Built in 1857 by James Rosamond. It was built on the same site as Almonte’s first woolen mill, the Ramsay Mill which burned in 1852.

55 Mill St.
Almonte, Ontario
K0A 1A0


Ontario Tourism Region : Ontario's Highlands

Description From Owner:
  • Pop. 4,611. In Ramsay T., Lanark C., on C. Rds. 16,29 & 49 and the Mississippi R., 56 km. SW of Ottawa.
  • Settled in 1819 by David Shepherd and first known as Shepherd's Falls. In 1821 Daniel Shipman built a sawmill and the following year a grist mill. For a time, the place was called Shipman's Mills.
  • Later, it was variously called Shipman's Falls, Ramsay, Ramsay Village, Victoria, Victoriaville, Watford, and Waterford.
  • In 1852 the post office was named Almonte to honour Juan N. Almonte, Mexican ambassador to the United States.
  • In 1930 Robert Tait McKenzie, (1867-1938) a surgeon, physical educator, and noted sculptor who designed many war memorials in Canada, the U.S. and Great Britain, opened a studio here in an old mill that he renamed after his ancestral home.
  • The Mill of Kintail is now a museun. An historic plaque marks the childhood home (4.5 km. NW of Almonte) of Dr. James Naismith, the inventor of basketball.
  • Dr. Naismith (1861-1939) creatively combined the professions of physical educator and medical doctor.
  • In 1891, responding to demand for an indoor team sport to occupy students during winter months, he devised the game of basketball, using a soccer ball and two half-bushel peach baskets.


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Off the beaten track:
 
  • The Tannery, 2km
  • Snedden, 6km
  • Blakeney, 6km
  • Galbraith, 7km
  • Bennies Corners, 6km
  • Appleton, 8km
  • Panmure, 10km
  • Montgomery Park, 11km
  • McDiarmid's Shore, 11km
  • McCrearys, 12km
  • Corkery, 10km
  • Union Hall, 11km
  • Rathwell's Shore, 13km
  • Lake Park, 13km
  • Cedar Hill, 10km
  • Hay's Shore, 14km
  • McCann's Shore, 15km
 
  • Manion Corners, 11km
  • Marathon, 15km
  • Halpenny, 14km
  • Antrim, 16km
  • Boyds, 16km
  • Scotch Corners, 17km
  • Petrie Shore, 16km
  • Blacks Corners, Carleton Place area, 15km
  • Lloyd, 13km
  • Ashton Station, 13km
  • Marathon Village, 16km
  • Elm, 16km
  • Sinclair Shore, 19km
  • Quinn Settlement, 18km
  • Rosetta, 16km
  • Coleman's Shore, 20km
  • Beckwith, 18km
 
  • Cooke's Shore, 20km
  • Ebbs Shore, 21km
  • Craig Shore, 21km
  • Tennyson, 21km
  • Mohr Corners, 21km
  • Fergusons Falls, 21km
  • McNaughton Shore, 22km
  • Arklan, 19km
  • McCreary's Shore, 23km
  • Galetta, 23km
  • Halls Mills, 17km
  • McCulloughs Landing, 23km
  • Robertson's Shore, 24km
  • Westwood, Carp area, 20km
  • Pine Grove, Lanark area, 23km
  • Marshall Bay, 24km

Nearby Lakes:
 
  • Bowley Lake, 7km
  • Quig Lake, 12km
  • Clayton Lake, 13km
  • Mississippi Lake, 18km
  • Taylor Lake, 15km
  • Marshall Lake, 14km
  • Little Ramsbottoms Lake, 18km
  • Ramsbottoms Lake, 20km
  • Harding Lake, 18km
  • Haley Lake, 22km
  • Lake on the Mount, 17km
  • Coyle Lake, 17km
  • Stewart Lake, 22km
  • MacKay Lake, 19km
  • Reid Lake, 19km
  • Madden Lake, 19km
  • Skunk Lake, 19km
 
  • Bigford Lake, 21km
  • Gillies Lake, 23km
  • Samuel Lake, 21km
  • Cranberry Lake, 20km
  • Casey Lake, 25km
  • Craig Lake, 22km
  • Lake Madawaska, 25km
  • Brandy Lake, 21km
  • Schuyler Lake, 21km
  • Baxter Lake, 24km
  • Kerr Lake, 26km
  • Willis Lake, 21km
  • North Mud Lake, 27km
  • Bow Lake, 23km
  • Robbs Lake, 22km
  • Constance Lake, 26km
  • Lowney Lake, 23km
 
  • Little Lake, 26km
  • Hornes Lake, 26km
  • Mud Pond, 28km
  • Raycroft Lake, 25km
  • Lower Mud Lake, 33km
  • Murray Lake, 26km
  • Brasees Lake, 26km
  • Norway Lake, 26km
  • South Mud Lake, 33km
  • Rivens Lake, 28km
  • Duncs Lake, 26km
  • Gunns Lake, 26km
  • Majores Lake, 27km
  • Boyd Lake, 29km
  • Stewarts Lake, 27km
  • Kates Lake, 26km