Giant Adirondack Chair Tour
Spend the day exploring North Grenville, Kemptville and several charming hamlets, by following the Adirondack Chair Tour.
In June 2021, five GIANT Adirondack chairs were placed across North Grenville in several hamlets to promote tourism & support local businesses.
This activity was spearheaded by The Best Adirondack Chair Company in Kemptville.
Stop 1: The Giving Garden in Kemptville
Find it at 2895 County Road 43, off Anniversary way.
The North Grenville Chamber of Commerce sponsored this chair located in Ferguson Forest's Giving Garden.
The Giving Garden is a community resource, available for anyone to tend it and pull a few weeds or to harvest to fill a need. It is run entirely by volunteers, supported generously by the Ferguson Forest Centre staff, who assist seasonally with irrigation and cultivating.With the addition of the giant Adirondack chair, the public can how take a seat or a selfie in this community garden.
Stop 2: Old Town Kemptville, Rotary Park
Find it at: the corner of Clothier St East and Prescott Street.
Located in Old Town Kemptville, Rotary Park is a beautifully landscaped area overlooking Kemptville Creek. It offers benches, gardens, a public dock and now the giant Adirondack chair, sponsored by the Old Town Kemptville BIA. The urban hub of North Grenville, Kemptville is an eclectic mix of small town charm and big city convenience, with plenty of natural beauty and heritage architecture to admire.
Stop 3: Oxford Mills
Find it at: 9 Bridge Street Oxford Mills
Originally built around Asa Clothier’s stone grist mill, this peaceful village still houses the original general store – including the original iron vault (now The Brigadoon restaurant), the historic Maplewood School (now the Community Hall), and the original stone Town Hall. With serene vistas, colourful residents, and rich history, Oxford Mills is sure to delight its visitors.
Stop 4: Oxford Station
Find it at: 2110 County Road 20, Oxford Station
Once home to eastern Ontario’s first cold storage plant, Oxford Station is a pleasant hamlet with a history firmly entrenched in the Bytown and Prescott Railway system. With long stretches of quiet highway and rural roads, Oxford Station is a popular destination for cycling enthusiasts.
Stop 5: Bishops Mills
Find it at: 38 Main Street Bishops Mills
Settled in 1840 by Chauncey and Ira Bishop, Bishops Mills is a rural village whose residents are dedicated to keeping their history alive through their churches, community hall, Women’s Institute, and Community Association. History buffs will want to visit the Bishops Mills cemetery, which dates back to 1862 and houses the remains of the village’s earliest pioneers.