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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 take in the majestic autumnal displays of colour?

Begin your Old Town adventure with an eye-opening cup of coffee and fresh-baked treat at Geronimo or have a light breakfast with one of the Butler’s Victorian Pantry’s wide assortment of gourmet teas.

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!

By now you’ve probably noticed the irresistible scent of fresh fudge in the air. Follow your nose to Old Town Treats and browse their selection of sweets from around the world. Indulge your inner child further and pop downstairs to discover a treasure trove of puzzles, games and models at Twice the Fun Games.

Hope you didn’t spoil your appetite at the candy store because it’s lunch time! Warm up with with a rustic soup and sandwich at the The Crusty Bakers or check in at the Butler’s Victorian Pantry to see what’s cooking!

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 the South Branch of the Rideau River.

If you’re visiting on a Sunday, be sure to check out the Kemptville Kinsmen Farmer’s Market between 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm and revel in all things fresh and local.

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 craft beer and savoury barbeque, then The Branch Restaurant and Texas Grill 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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