Many of Ontario’s small towns are charming enough to have their own Hallmark movie, but one in particular is actually used for that purpose. The enchanting town of Almonte, Ontario doubles as a film set for Christmas movies.
On the town’s website, you’ll find a long list of Hallmark holiday movies that were filmed on its picturesque streets.
So if you can’t get enough of that cozy small-town feeling, then you simply have to pay this spot a visit.
Almonte is a former mill town located in eastern Ontario with the beautiful Mississippi River flowing through it.
The town’s historic downtown is filled with preserved heritage buildings, museums, galleries, boutiques, restaurants, and cafes.
After you’ve explored the sights in town, you can embark on the Riverwalk to see historic mills, a train bridge, and even waterfalls.
If that’s not enough outdoor exploring for you, you can hit the Almonte Alameda, a maple tree-lined walkway along the rail trail in the downtown area.
Some of Almonte’s premier attractions include the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum and the Metcalfe Geoheritage Park.
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There’s also the Dr. James Naismith Museum — this man was the inventor of basketball and he lived on a farm just outside of Almonte.
Art lovers will love all the galleries to explore, and there are also plenty of adorable inns to spend the night.
Almonte is rich in fascinating history. The town’s name itself has an interesting backstory — it’s named after General Juan Almonte, who was Mexico’s ambassador to the United States during the 1800s.
The town is named after General Almonte because he was a respected figure during a time when Canada’s relations with the U.S. were not as friendly.
There is so much more to discover about this beautiful place, and you just have to visit and see it all for yourself.