Ottawa Valley South delights adventure and relaxation seekers alike with a variety of invigorating outdoor activities and the best of historic village life. The renowned stone architecture will transport visitors back in time as they casually stroll down village streets. Ottawa Valley South includes Lanark County, the Maple Syrup Capital of Ontario, with its picture-perfect towns and rich cultural heritage, as well as the Rideau Heritage Route, an historic river and lock system that stretches from Ottawa to Kingston that has the distinction of being Ontario’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Take your time and enjoy the local markets, where you can purchase hearty produce, including our region’s award-winning garlic and delicious maple syrup – a Canadian staple. Enjoy the fresh air and be amazed by scenic views along one of our many cycling routes. Stay awhile in one of our many bed and breakfasts, inns or hotels, where staff will be happy to let you know the best spots in town to grab a bite to eat. While in town, you can frequent the local crafts and retail shops and discover the artwork and artisan creations made by talented local hands. Experience the Seven Wonders of Lanark County, a driving tour that will take you on a journey to discover our spectacular man-made and natural wonders.
Of course, the nearby lake and woodlands are always ready and welcoming to nature-lovers. Bring your swimsuit, your hiking shoes, your paddle and your appetite for water adventure and get ready to experience Ottawa Valley South.
For more information, please visit the Lanark County Tourism website.