Lanark County, made up of towns with long, winding streets of heritage buildings and open green parks, is an extremely popular day-trip destination for Ottawans and other people across Eastern Ontario. Growing up in Ottawa my whole life and having a cottage down there outside quiet Hopetown, I've frequented many day trips back and forth from the charming towns of Perth and Almonte and their surrounding lakes and rivers.
Home to many local breweries, some of the best summertime patios outside of Ottawa and some interesting abandoned buildings, Lanark is the epitamy of a leisurely getaway and adventurous daytrips. You could come back and forth for days and explore an entirely new town each time, whether it's Pakenham with its ski slopes or Almonte with its waterfalls.
We've rounded up a list of some places to see for those short on time and who are just looking for ideas for a daytrip. While doing all 24 in 24 hours may be exhausting, the adventure is totally worth it. Here's 24 things to do in Lanark County in 24 hours: