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North Grenville

Towns & Hamlets

  • Bishop’s Mills

    Bishops Mills

    Settled in 1840 by Chauncey and Ira Bishop, Bishop’s 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 Bishop’s Mills cemetery, which dates back to 1862 and houses the remains of the village’s earliest pioneers.

    Click here for the Bishop’s Mills walking tour.

    Visit the Bishop’s Mills webpage


  • Burritt’s Rapids

    Burritts Rapids

    The oldest settlement along the Rideau Canal in North Grenville, Burritt’s Rapids once bustled with the construction of the Rideau Canal from 1827 – 1831. Today, as a haven for nature-lovers and heritage aficionados alike, this small hamlet’s charm lies in its peaceful splendour.

    Click here for the Burritt’s Rapids walking tour.

    Visit the Burritt’s Rapids webpage


  • Heckston


    Once an overnight stop on the long stagecoach trip from Prescott to Ottawa, Heckston was named after resident John Heck, who was the grandson of the founder of Methodism in Canada. With a general store (Sherry's Kitchen) offering hearty home-baked goods, Heckston is a restful village where cyclists and motorists can fuel up and recharge before continuing their journeys.

    Click here for the Heckston walking tour.


  • Kemptville


    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. Catering to a burgeoning population, Kemptville features events and attractions for families, seniors, shoppers, golfers, music lovers, car buffs, and nature enthusiasts.

    Click here for the Kemptville walking tour - Clothier St. E Click here for the Kemptville walking tour - Clothier St. W Click here for the Kemptville walking tour - Prescott St. Click here for the Kemptville walking tour - South.


  • Oxford Mills

    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.

    Click here for the Oxford Mills walking tour.

    Learn more about Oxford Mills here


  • Oxford Station

    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. Years ago, the train stopped here, bringing farmers hardware and supplies – and picking up cheese and eggs to deliver to Ottawa. With long stretches of quiet highway and rural roads, Oxford Station is a popular destination for cycling enthusiasts.


  • Pelton’s Corners

    Peltons Corner

    Once a main throughway for stage coaches, Pelton’s Corners is now a popular scenic route for cyclists and motorists on their way to enjoy a game at South Gower Park. Visitors will enjoy the hamlet’s churches, the serene South Gower Cemetery, and navigating winding country roads to see centuries-old family farms.

    Click here for the Pelton's Corners walking tour.




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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