The "Lanark County" is another tip for tourists who prefer nature and outdoor activities to bustling towns and spending excessive money for shopping, gambling or in discos.
Swimming, fishing, hiking, biking, watching animals in summer, cross country skiing, snowmobiling in winter are only a few of the things which you can do here.
We loved it. Unfortunately we lost all of our own pictures when our computer was stolen. With the pictures we also lost some of our memories of little details and events.
We have been here for recreation but we also traveled through this area when we returned from Kanata where we had been on a business trip.
I think, we have to come back to refresh our memories.
However, I remember Carleton Place because I mad jokes because it is located on the Mississippi.
Carleton Place on the Mississippi River - many thanks to "P199" and Wikipedia
We regretted that we had stayed in a hotel in Kanata which did not even offer a breakfast. An accommodation in the country side like Carleton would have been preferable.
We could have visited the historical downtown in the evening instead of watching TV.
This is how I gain experience.
We did not have enough time to visit the Mississippi Lake.
Lanark - many thanks to "P199" and Wikipedia
Lanark County is not very densely populated and most of the villages we passed through were very small. They merged to so called municipalities for economical reasons.
Lanark Highlands is the largest of these municipalities.
Lavant at the Robertson Lake - many thanks to "P199" and Wikipedia
Almost all of our visitors purchased maple syrup. Most of them in the Niagara Region, but some of them also direct from the producers when they traveled.
The Lanark County is one of the areas in Ontario which is well known for maple syrup. So keep your eyes open or ask for producers. Don't buy it in the fancy eye catching tins! They look like antique cars or locomotives. We and our visitors made a bad experience with those. The syrup was not any more good after a short time. Better are glass or plastic bottles. When you buy it in normal properly sealed tins pour the syrup in a bottle after opening the tin and store it in a fridge.
Lavant Station close to the Graham Lake on Highway 16 - many thanks to "P199" and Wikipedia
I have been several time in Perth. Always on business and never for pleasure. I liked it there and I has a great lunch with a business partner there.
For Canadian standards it is an old city. It was founded in 1816 to accommodate soldiers who were fighting in the previous war against the Americans. Settler from Scotland and Ireland came a little bit later.
Perth - one of my few own pictures (was saved on my server)
Perth - many thanks to "P199" and Wikipedia
"Downtown" Perth - many thanks to "Michael Kooiman" and Wikipedia
The "Rideau River" in Smiths Falls, Ontario. - many thanks to "P199" and Wikipedia
The Blockhouse Museum
Smiths Falls is located on the "Rideau Canal Waterway".
This waterway connects Kingston on Lake Ontario with Ottawa. It has a length of about 200 km lang and is an attraction not only for boaters. It is formed by rivers, lakes and canals. It is one of the "National Historic Site of Canada".
Use the Internet for more information. It is another of my dreams to tour it, but without getting any money out of my travel guides it may never be possible for me to realize the dream
Smiths Falls is double the size of Perth. It is home of the "Rideau Canal Museum" and the "Heritage House Museum".
Get here information about the oldest waterway in North America and learn how people have lived in the past.
Don't miss to visit the "Blockhouse Museum" in Merrickville. The "Blockhouse" was originally built to defend the locks in case of an attack. Today it is an attraction for tourists from all over the world.
Please visit also Merrickville. It is a very pretty little town
Many thanks to the "Friends of the Rideau" for the picture on the left side. Also many thanks to the producers of the videos below. They add so much flavor to our web site. For that reason I purchased a new digital camera which produces better quality videos and allows zooming during recording.
Now I have to learn to use it properly. Our cats and my wife are the actors!
Watch the video: "Small Ontario Towns"
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Crafts and art work of the native people from North America
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