|Mississippi River, Ontario, from the air|
In the other direction, southwest of Carleton Place, the Mississippi flows into the town from a sizeable lake: Lake Mississippi.
There's a curved weir in Carleton Place near the site of a former mill and Almonte / Mississippi Mills has a whole series of waterfalls (the river drops 65 feet on its way through the town) as well as its own textile mills. In fact it used to be known as The Manchester of the North. A new board walk with fences, steps and bridges, right beside the rapids, makes an impressive addition to the central part of the town.
|The waterfalls below Bridge Street, Almonte|