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North Grenville

The Old Town Experience

The Old Town Experience Photo Credit: Steve Roberts

Come early and stay late – Old Town Kemptville has lots to offer.

Historic Old Town Kemptville is dotted with independent businesses that cater to a variety of special interests. With plenty of free parking at Riverside Park and along our tree-lined streets, you’ll be able to park your car and enjoy a short stroll to our shopping hub. What better way to enjoy the sweet spring air?

Begin your Old Town adventure with an eye-opening cup of coffee and fresh-baked treat at Geronimo's Coffee House. Once fuelled, book lovers will want to dive into the well-stocked bookshelves at MM Books and the Book Market. Treasure hunters should make a beeline for Audrey’s Antiques for their ever-changing collection of quality furniture and other household items from long ago. Shoppers have lots to choose from at Sugold Jewelers & Giftware and their selection of contemporary jewellery and fine giftware. If you like working with your hands, then you’ll love our Home Hardware. This traditional hardware store has been in the Hamilton family for nearly 50 years and is well-stocked with everything you need for your home…including a large selection of gourmet kitchenware!

Have pets? Go in and visit the Healthy Pets Boutique and find lots to spoil your animal babies! Indulge your inner child and discover a treasure trove of puzzles, games and models at Twice the Fun Games.

At lunch time, stop in for a taste of Europe with a delectable sandwich and soup at the The Crusty Bakers and see what extravagant desserts have been baked!

After lunch, we invite you to explore our state of-the-art library and enjoy the quiet pace of life at Rotary Park, both of which overlook Kemptville Creek - the south branch of the Rideau River.

No trip to Kemptville is complete without a visit Grahame’s Bakery on Clothier St. Home to Canada’s oldest working wood-fired oven, Grahame’s built its reputation on top quality breads and a wide array of fresh baked goods.

You’ve got a big decision ahead of you for dinner! If you’re in the mood for a relaxing dinner with a view, check out the spacious patio overlooking the water at Salamanders. If you want to check out live music while enjoying local, microbrewed craft beers and culinary specialties, then The South Branch Bistro is the clear choice. For traditional pub fare in a friendly atmosphere, O’Heaphy’s Pub is sure to hit the spot! For a complete listing of North Grenville’s dining options, please consult our where to eat map. You’ll find options ranging from fine dining to drive-thru…and everything in between!


Old Town Kemptville


Lots to Do and See in North Grenville

North Grenville is located 30 minutes south of Ottawa, the Nation's Capital, and 30 minutes north of Highway 401 and the US border. There are three exits off of Highway 416.

What you'll discover...

  • Situated along the historic the Rideau River and Canal
  • Home of Eastern Ontario’s largest tree nursery
  • Over 60 shops and dining destinations in Old Town
  • The University of Guelph, Kemptville Campus
  • 150 kms of trails to explore
  • Great parks and places to kayak and canoe
  • Plenty of paved country roads for cycling
  • Quiet country roads and historic villages
  • Great family fun and festivities await

Contact Us

  • Municipality of North Grenville
    285 County Road #44 PO Box 130
    Kemptville, K0G 1J0
  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Phone: 613-258-9569 Ext 115
    Fax: 613-258-9620
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