Visit Almonte and Area
...Mountain Biking, SUP, XSKI, Fatbike - We have it All!
Here are some of the more rugged options in the area:
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 in to VAMOS Outdoors on the mainstreet in Almonte - we are always willing to help visitors with their outdoor pursuits.
1. Mississippi Valley Trails. 15 km of flowy single-track invites mountain bikers, hikers, and snow-showers to discover old-growth forest, 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 winter. See “MVT – Mississippi Valley Trails” on Facebook.
2. High Lonesome Nature Reserve. Perched at the top of the Carbine Road north-west of Pakenham, this 200-acre property hosts hiking trails and a rich wilderness habitat.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. Dual-sport motorcycling. Thanks to its location on the doorstep of Canadian Shield wilderness and on the Trans-Canada Adventure Trail, Almonte is earninga reputation as a good jumping-off point for exploring the hundreds of kilometres of backroads and trails, ghost towns, and beauty of Lanark County. For route suggestions and other info, see dualsportdiary.blogspot.com and www.graveltravel.ca.