Local Adventure Vamos Outdoors Almonte Ontario
River walk boardwalk in Almonte Ontario.

We have it All!

Hidden in Mississippi Mills are great day trips for outdoor enthusiasts looking for new adventures. If you have any questions or want further information please stop by the shop, we are always excited to help visitors with their outdoor pursuits!

Here are some of our favourite adventures in the area:

Mississippi Valley Trails

15 km of flowy single-track invites mountain bikers, hikers, and snow-showers to discover the old-growth forests, ravines, rapids, and fields along the Mississippi and Indian rivers, the Mill of Kintail, and the Bennies Corners provincial forest. The Strathburn St. trailhead in Almonte is the best start for a full out-and-back ride (30 km). The dead-end of the 8th Concession past Mill of Kintail accesses the Bennies Corners section which is groomed for fat-biking in the winter.

High Loneseome Nature Reserve

High Lonesome Nature Reserve

Perched at the top of the Carbine Road north-west of Pakenham, this 200-acre property hosts hiking trails and rich wilderness habitat. With a variety of beginner-friendly trails, this is a great spot for a day adventure.

Mississippi River Paddle

Mississippi River paddle route to Blakeney. Starting at Metcalfe Park in Almonte, this 7 km river run passes three sets of rapids and extensive forest, and offers multiple chances to see wildlife along the way.

Mississippi Mill bicycle movement. Road bikes in Almonte, Ontario

Road Cycling

Almonte, a bronze-level bicycle-friendly town, is central to many excellent cycle routes. Paved and gravel secondary roads are generally in excellent shape, have relatively light traffic, and offer many opportunities to explore loops from 25 to 100km through Appleton, Clayton, and Pakenham. For routes, see mmbm.ca and visit Vamos in downtown Almonte.

Dual-Sport Motorcycling

Thanks to its location on the doorstep of Canadian Shield wilderness and on the Trans-Canada Adventure Trail, Almonte is earning a reputation as a good jumping-off point for exploring the hundreds of kilometres of backroads and trails, ghost towns, and beauty of Lanark County.