Do you love snuggling under a blanket and watching holiday flicks? If so, you will want to visit Almonte in the winter, as it is like stepping into a Hallmark Christmas movie.

It is just 35 minutes outside of Ottawa and is the perfect afternoon adventure.

The area has earned the nickname 'mini Hollywood North' because so many festive movies happen here.

According to Almonte's websiteA Cheerful ChristmasChristmas Scavenger HuntChristmas Around The CornerLove On A LimbChristmas Festival Of Ice, and The Rooftop Christmas Tree feature this adorable small town.

For example, the charming Mill Street Books and the stunning flower Cashmere & Rose are just some of the locations that appear.

Located on the Mississippi River, it is a picturesque spot to explore as there are so many cute stores like Tin Barn Market and Cheerfully Made.

Or you can do a sweet tour to the many bakeries, cafes and chocolate store to stuff your face with desserts.

Next time you are bored at home, head here to explore this local gem only a short drive away.


Address: Almonte, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can also follow the river walk to see a stunning waterfall.

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