Almonte is a small but vibrant community that is part of Mississippi Mills to Ottawa’s southwest, just 45 minutes from downtown Ottawa. Located on right on a small tributary of the Ottawa River, Almonte is a scenic place to spend relaxing evening, or even a whole weekend. Almonte is a wonderful place for history lovers to visit, with many beautiful historic buildings, including the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum and the R. Tait Mackenzie Museum for people who want to learn more about the past, and many antique shops for people who want to bring a little of the past home with them. Many artists and artisans call Almonte home as well, from painters and photographers to sculptors and blacksmiths, and their work can be seen in many of Almonte’s galleries or boutique shops. These shops are an attraction for many people, with a mix of fun atmosphere and local products that are sure to tempt visitors. For people who are more interested in activities than antiques or shopping, Almonte hosts several festivals and special events each year, including Celtfest, the North Lanark Highland Games, and Puppets Up, for people who want to try something new. Whether there to shop, or to attend one of its festivals, Almonte offers many fine restaurants to visitors who find themselves getting hungry. Coffee shops, tea houses and ice cream stands offer enjoyable snacks for those who just want a little something while exploring town, and a variety of restaurants and cafes appeal to guests who are a little hungrier. Almonte even has its own brewery for beer lovers who want to sample the local brews. Almonte is such a wonderful place to visit that one day may not be enough for you, in which case you will be pleased to learn there are a number of cozy bed and breakfasts available to prolong your stay. Many of these establishments are located in historic homes or even mansions within the town, so you will be able to enjoy Almonte’s unique atmosphere for every moment of your stay.