A heritage building, a collection and a conservation site on the Indian River in Lanark County, Eastern Ontario.  The Mill of Kintail offers so much to see and do.  It is Lanark County’s biggest public attraction, in my opinion.

On June 10th, I had a  chance to spend the afternoon getting my healthy dose of nature while hiking the fabulous trails  of Mill of Kintail.  The fresh air was crisp, the birds were singing and I was completely relaxed and at peace.   I continued my walk along the Indian River where students have done stream studies, soil profiling and wildlife habitat.  This truly is the perfect place to bring your elementary school classroom to study!

Friends of my family wanted an outdoor wedding  and actually had their ceremony and wedding reception held in one of the fields within  the 154 acres of Mill of Kintail.  They have a section designated specifically for weddings because it has become a very popular destination for this kind of occasion.

The Mill of Kintail proudly presents the lives of two important Canadians who were born and raised just around the corner from it.  Their museum retells the stories of Robert Tait Mckenzie and James Naismith.  Dr. Mckenzie and his wife were both artists.  He created sculptures and she wrote poems.  They used the Mill as their summer home in the 1930’s.  Dr. James Naismith was the inventor of basketball.  The historic building that the museum is in is absolutely beautiful and the view of the river from the top is breath taking!

If you are looking for a fun, educational, family oriented place to visit, I highly recommend the Mill of Kintail.  The trails, canoe rentals, play structures, and picnik areas are every reason why I chose to visit and blog about this amazing place.




That is why I have chosen to visit this local land mark.

Thank you Niagara Falls for sponsoring the Miss Teen Canada World 2nd blog challenge!!!


Written by: Haven Lamothe Tagged with:,
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19 Responses to Thank you Niagara Falls for sponsoring the Miss Teen Canada World 2nd blog challenge

  1. lynne johnson says:

    Haven, I can’t think of a more beautiful spot for a walk and some photos. You can feel the history of the Mill in the air! I love the little outdoor chapel.

  2. Wayne Lamothe says:

    This is a wonderful story and a great surprise. You did great keep up the good work

  3. Vanessa says:

    Great travel blog, Haven! You have featured the Mill of Kintail perfectly. Well written and great photos!

  4. Jenny says:

    Thanks for letting us know about this local jem! You’re so right – lcal history and nature are important subjects to share. My mom is a teacher and I will let her know about this great resource that she could explore with her students. Love the post!

  5. koaleigh says:

    Such a beautiful write up hun u did a great job and the pics or beautiful.u r right it is a beatiful place to go . I’m so very proud of u xoxo

  6. koaleigh says:

    I am so very proud of u.u r truly an amazing young lady.and a positive roll model for all of us.

  7. Debbie Roy says:

    The Mill of Kintail looks like a gorgeous place! I live in Lanark County but have never been to the Mill of Kintail. I’ll have to add this to my “bucket list”!! I thoroughly enjoyed reading your blog Haven. Keep up the great work that you’re doing Haven…we are so proud of you!

  8. Very attractive blog with an elegant, clean design. Easy to read and the content was well presented. Well done.

  9. bonnie says:

    Wow what beautiful scenery…and to think it’s in our own back yard,

  10. Nicole Lamothe says:

    Love the pics and lots of good information… good job Haven!!!

  11. Steven, Elizabeth, and Will J says:

    Awesome job, Haven!

    We love the Mill and enjoy going for Fall hikes. Glad to see someone else love The Mill as much as we do!

    Can’t wait to see you make Lanark County proud!

  12. Lise Lanthier says:

    Beautiful scenery and you are remarkable in those pictures.
    Good Job and all the best to you

  13. Donna says:

    Very nice blogs Haven. Wishing you all the best, you have worked very hard.

  14. Wendy Reed says:

    Great pictures Haven! Beautiful spot!

  15. Pattie Jamieson -Black says:


    Wishing you all the best in July!!!! you do CP proud!!!! regardless of the outcome, you have done an amazing job on your journey!!!!! you should be very proud of yourself!!!!!

  16. Debbra says:

    Wishing you all the best, you have worked so hard at this.

  17. Gilles Roy says:

    Enjoy reading your blog Haven, and the photos are very, very good! I’m so proud of you sweetheart…

  18. Fay Tucker says:

    Wonderful composition Haven. Beautiful photographs. Mill of Kintail is a wonderful setting.

  19. Sue Lamothe says:

    Haven, great job of portraying the historical importance, the beauty of the site, and the benefit of taking the time to visit!

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