Carleton Place is a town in Eastern Ontario, about a 40 minute drive from downtown Ottawa, and a 20 minute drive from Ottawa’s high tech community in Kanata. Located on the picturesque Mississippi river, the town is the perfect spot for a charming weekend getaway, or even a longer stay.
If you’re staying in Carleton Place, whether it’s for a little or a while, there is so much to do – be sure to check out these attractions and fun activities!
Go on a Food Tour
Carleton Place is home to some excellent food and drink. Enjoy restaurants with magnificent views of the river and downtown, like the Waterfront Gastropub and Boulton House. Experience the town’s restaurants and craft breweries. If you are a foodie, you will definitely want to experience The Good Food Tour! The three hour culinary walking tour allows you to enjoy all some of the most delicious eats that Carleton Place has to offer.
Rent Bicycles and Explore
Carleton Place is a wonderful area for cyclists. Bike along the Mississippi River, admire the beautiful old homes, or explore the Carleton Place Trailway. It connects to the Trans Canada Trail – an 18,078 km recreational trail that goes through every province and territory in Canada! In Carleton Place, you can rent bikes for $5 a day from the chamber of commerce’s downtown office.
Visit the Local Shops on Bridge St.
Bridge Street is considered Carleton Place’s downtown core and features plenty of local businesses including barbershops, florists, antique stores, boutiques, coffee shops and more! Spend a day walking up Bridge Street and experience the town’s charming local businesses, like Country Ridge Home Decor & Furnishings.
Go For Nature Walks
The Carleton Place Trailway is a great spot for hiking and nature walks. This trail is formed by the old train tracks that run through Carleton Place. There is even a lookout where the trail crosses the Mississippi River. You don’t want to miss this!
Carleton Place Town Hall is an incredible 120 year old stone building that backs onto the Mississippi River. A must-see for lovers of heritage buildings. The Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage museum is also a must visit. Not only is it a beautiful stone building, but you can learn all about the history of the town, and admission is free!
Carleton Place is just conveniently located within just a 20 minute drive from popular locations such as:
- Ottawa West / Kanata
- Almonte (<10 minutes)
- Smith Falls
- Mississippi Mills
- Pakenham (ski resort)
- Canadian Golf & Country Club
- Riverbend Golf & Country Club
- Scottish Glen Golf Course
- Fulton’s Sugar Bush and Maple Shop
Looking for a comfortable place to stay in Carleton Place?
Aliferous offers short-term rentals and medium-term rentals in Carleton Place. Find a comfortable furnished apartment for your stay, whether you are spending a few days or a few months. We’d love to have you! Take a look at our listings, or reach out to learn more about availability.