When you come to Art In The Attic, plan to spend the whole day in town. There are so many wonderful events going on and unique places to visit that you will not want to leave. You will want to linger longer !
FOR THE HISTORY BUFF
After you have enjoyed our “buckyball” of the historic textile mills in the Mississippi River Valley in Lanark County at AITA, head outside of Almonte Old Town Hall and just to the right you will see the entrance to Riverwalk.
The historic Riverwalk leads visitors through beautiful natural area, historic site and businesses. Along the way are stunning views of the Mississippi River as it weaves beneath the train bridge and past Kirkland Park to a fabulous lookout by the Victoria Woolen Mill that offers a breathtaking view of the falls. Most of the walk is relatively easy with attractive benches located along the path for relaxing, watching and taking in the beauty of the river.
Almonte was founded in1821. The Mississippi Valley Textile Museum is located in the old Rosamund Mill and is just a short walk from Mill St. Constructed in 1867 this National Historic Site of Canada now features a blend of the old and new, all related to the history of the Mississippi Valley and the textile industry.
Mill St is also an historic district. We have a great walking tour guide of historic Almonte.
If you are up for a short drive, head to the North Lanark Regional Museum in Appleton. Not only will you find a wonderful local museum but also on Mother’s Day, they are hosting their annual Mother’s Day Tea.
FOR THE “FOODIE”
Almonte has become a foodie destination with a great selection to tempt your taste buds. For a full guided tour, check out the The Good Food Tour which is a three hour walk through Almonte, eating our local artisans’ most delicious foods while learning from the people who live here. Or you can explore on your own. A short walk down Mill St will bring to Robin’s Nest Tea Room, Peche and Poivre – a sweet and savoury groceteria, Baker Bob’s – a small bakery and specialty food shop, Palms Coffee Shop, Cafe Postino’s , the Barley Mow, Mill St Crepes and the Heirloom Cafe & Bistro. A short drive along Ottawa St will take you to award- winning Hummingbird Chocolate, HFT Donuts – amazing low fat donuts, Equator Coffee and Crooked Mile Brewery.
And just across the street from Almonte Old Town Hall is Pizza-Ria Unlimited. Great pizza but also quickly gaining a reputation for the very best Indian food.
FOR THE SEEKER OF UNIQUE FINDS
Wander along Mill St and enjoy the many quaint boutique shops along the mainstreet of this historic town. Many of these stores have supported our art show by allowing us to display pieces of artwork in their mainstreet windows for a sneak peak at our show.
Wonderful store ! Does the Fashion Show on opening night of Art In The Attic. The place to go to find clothes to make you feel beautiful
AND IF YOU STILL WANT TO SEE MORE ART
There are also numerous fascinating art galleries in Almonte. They make up the Almonte Art Tour. A printed pamphlet is also available at Art In The Attic.
AND SPECIAL FRIENDS OF ART IN THE ATTIC:
The Mane Door Salon & Spa – responsible for the great hair styles for the models at the Fashion Show on opening night of Art In The Attic.
Doreen’s Esthetics – responsible for the fantastic makeup for the models at the Fashion Show on opening night of Art In The Attic
Here is a great website about Almonte almonte.com
Almonte is part of the Municipality of Mississippi Mills which is a great place to explore. Check out exploremississippimills.ca
You might just have to make it a weekend !