Try our world champion maple syrup and award-winning garlic as you explore Lanark County. Top Food Festivals include the Perth Garlic Festival and the Annual Festival of the Maples.After building the world-renowned Rideau Canal, Scottish stone masons stayed to create some of the oldest and prettiest towns in Canada. Evidence of their craft is seen in over 140 designated heritage properties throughout the County, often by water’s edge. Bring your camera and capture our historically significant “Seven Wonders of Lanark County!” Generations of residents and visitors have built a strong community spirit that has cultivated small business, events and festivals that speak to our ancestral and geological heritage. Geographically, Lanark County is a remarkably distinct region within the Frontenac Axis where the Canadian Shield meets the Limestone Plains. This presents a combination of ecological features that offer an especially diverse growth area for native plant species which attract a variety of birds and wildlife. Residents and visitors enjoy cycling and paddling through these breathtaking natural vistas. Only minutes from the Nation’s Capital, people of the region have access to all the world-class amenities of a major centre. At the same time, they enjoy the relaxed lakeside lifestyle.
Lanark County is a world heritage destination–but it’s also the maple capital of Ontario!
As the Maple Syrup capital of Ontario, our concentration of sugar maple trees creates a dramatic display of fall colours. Visitors from all over the world enjoy this authentic Canadian experience. In Lanark County, local food is a form of expression and maple products adorn every table.
Maple syrup ranks high on the list of super foods with the health benefits it offers, and Lanark County boasts myriad award-winning producers, including World Champion and premier awards at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.
Once the sap run is over and the maple products are made, you can continue to enjoy the magic of maple all year, especially in autumn when the county’s forests explode with colour – one of the most dramatic displays in the world! Visit Lanark County to learn why we are National Geographic’s number one food experience in Ontario (2011).
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Start your day with coffee or a cup of tea at Baker’s Bean Village Cafe on Sherbrooke Street.
We make a point at popping into Top Shelf Distillers whenever we’re in the Perth area. They’re distilling gin, vodka and moonshine using Ontario grains and they also make their own bitters with Lanark County fruit and herbs!
No trip to Perth is complete without a visit (or paying homage?) to The 22,000lb Mammoth Cheese.
Breakfast, lunch or dessert — you’ll find it (and us!) at the Mill Street Crepe Company. We love their layered crepe cake concoctions!
HERE ARE JUST SOME OF OUR FAVORITE STOPS ALONG THE WAY:
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