Sunday, April 26, 2015
Outside of Ottawa towns - Carleton Place
Carleton Place is a bustling town located approximately 15 minutes from the Canadian Tire Center, on four hundred series highways. The Mississippi River, a tributary of the Ottawa River flows through the town. Mississippi Lake is just upstream by boat, as well as by car. The downtown area is built around the river with great patios and shops lining Bridge Street.
There are over 10,000 people living in Carleton Place. The town has an average annual population growth of 1%. There are approximately 4250 private dwellings in the town an increase of approximately 75 per year over the last 10 years.
One of the principal attractions of Carleton Place is the Mississippi River, including the rapids through limestone which supports one of the region’s largest stands of hackberry trees. Mississippi Lake provides an important source of recreation and economic stimulus from tourism. Other attractions include local parks and walking paths such as the Trans-Canada Trail, the O-Kee-Lee Park Trail, where you might see Canada geese or even a bald eagle fishing, and the Arklan/Stone Water Gate Nature Trail that provides a view of the ruins of the Arklan mills.