Life really is better on the river.
The Mississippi River has made Carleton Place an attractive place to settle, and it continues to draw people today for its beauty, commerce, and way of life.
With an embedded paddling culture, the town is home to the oldest continuously operating Canoe Club in Canada. You can enjoy the natural beauty of the town by launching your paddleboard or canoe down the river or strolling along the Riverwalk, a perfect place for a bike ride or a walk with your dog.
Carleton Place is home to a wide variety of unique businesses and services. The foodie scene is alive and thrives in the downtown corridor, with tree-lined streets where you can enjoy a meal and a local craft beer on one of the many outdoor patios. Many restaurants and cafes also offer dishes infused with Lanark County maple syrup.
Located approximately a 45-minute drive to Downtown Ottawa, directly on Highway 7, there is convenient access to the Nations Capital. With a thriving commercial area along Highway 7, there are many opportunities for large square footage retailers. Carleton Place also offers four serviced business parks, with a diverse offering ideal for industrial uses, small business, or office space. Many manufacturing and technology-based businesses call Carleton Place home, adding to the economic mix and contributing to the business diversity.