One of Mississippi Mills hidden gems is the Mill of Kintail. Part of the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority, the Mill of Kintail offers a great outdoor experience and is located just minutes from Almonte. It’s a great place to spend an afternoon with the family, take your dog for a walk or just get out and enjoy the out of doors!
The Mill has many things to offer in all 4 seasons. During the winter months, take advantage of the various cross country ski trails that loop throughout the conservation area. In the warmer months, the trails are great for walking! The total length of trails is 6.5km. They are open all year round from dawn until dusk. Additionally, there are picnic areas as well as play structures, great for kids. In the warmest months of the year, dip your feet into the beautiful Indian River which is easily accessible and perfect for the young explorers of the family. Also located on the grounds is the R. Tait McKenzie Memorial Museum. Tour through the museum where you’ll find special exhibits, artisan demonstrations and workshops for visitors of all ages. Check out the Mill of Kintail’s facebook page to stay up-to-date on activities, events and workshops taking place.
Throughout the summer months, children ages 6-11 can attend summer camp which features hands-on learning and environmental leadership programming. Each day of this unique camp focuses on a different theme related to the natural environment. Camps run throughout July and August and are a week long. Visit mvc.on.ca/wildlife-watchers-summer-day-camp/ for more information on how to register your child.
Looking for the perfect spot to host your outdoor wedding or large group event? The Mill os Kintail is available to rent. It is the ideal spot to take photos, with the natural environment, mature trees, river and picturesque 1830 Nepean sandstone grist mill (now the Museum). Just minutes from Almonte, Pakenham and a short commute from Carleton Place, Arnprior and Kanata, it’s location is a great central meeting place.
The Mill of Kintail is full of nature, history and family friendly fun. Visit one of Lanark County’s 7 wonders for an unforgettable experience. I’d love to hear about your experiences at this local attraction. Follow me on Facebook and Instagram, and be sure to share your stories and photos with me!