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The Wanderer spends an evening under the stars and a day on the water in Lanark County.

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Lanark County

Customize your own craft beer, visit a modern day sugar shack, and the largest colony of Showy Lady's Slipper orchids in Canada — all just a short drive from our Nation's Capital.


  • Maple syrup, was discovered by Lanark County’s Algonquin natives — visit a modern-day sugar shack to see maple syrup produced today.
  • The Rideau Canal is renowned for its cultural, engineering, and military impact on the founding of Canada.
  • The Mill of Kintail is a historic 1830s Baird's grist mill and museum on 154-acres of conservation land.
  • The largest colony of Showy Lady’s Slipper orchids in Canada; over 10,000 of these extremely rare orchids burst into bloom every year between mid-June and mid-July.
  • Blueberry Mountain is the highest point in the county, overlooking a breathtaking 506 hectares of natural forests and wetlands.
  • Mount Pakenham offers the perfect escape from the craze of the everyday for the whole family.
Back view of people canoeing

Make Like a Canadian

Celebrate Canada’s 150th by embracing age-old Canadian traditions and practices during an 'Eat Like a Canadian' or 'Make Like a Canadian' experience. Discover the artistry behind the canoe as you learn to build an ultra-light canoe, embrace the thrill of the catch and indulge in a shore lunch during a 'Catch & Cook' experience, or try your hand at one of many other historical customs.

The Good Food Tour

Discover Local Flavours

Uncover local specialties, hear rich stories and histories and sample a variety of delicious food and treats during a guided food tour of Almonte with The Good Food Tour.