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Stories and memoirs shared by Carleton Place’s own troubadour Lyle Dillabough.

Merriam Webster dictionary defines troubadour as:

troubadour: a singer, especially of folk songs

Top 15 Things To Do?..

Found a top 15 things to do in Carleton Place list on the Trip Advisor web site and thought about the top 15 things to do in Carleton Place.  The list is pretty extensive, but misses taking in some of the beauty that is Carleton Place.

Here is their list of the Top 15 things to do in Carleton Place..

So now let’s set out to compile a new list, one that is created by someone who actually lives in Carleton Place.  Of course, off the top of my head I can’t think of what the top 15 things are to do but definitely number one on the list has to be to take in the beautiful scenery.

Carleton Place is situated on the banks of the Mississippi River and has numerous walking trails and parks.  Without a doubt, enjoying a walk in Carleton Place has to top the list of things to do.

  1. Take a walk through Riverside Park.  Take a peek at what you are missing if you haven’t already taken a stroll through the park.  Check out our Riverside Park videos
  2. Take a wander around the area with the Town Hall as a back drop.  Check out our Town Hall videos
  3. Take a walk along the new Ottawa Valley Recreational Trail (OVRT).  The trail runs right through Carleton Place and offers some breath taking views along the way.  We have a page dedicated to the OVRT.
  4. Escape the hustle and bustle with a quiet walk along the river on the Mississippi Riverwalk Trail.

Hmmm… starting to notice a theme here!  🙂

With some reflection I hope to continue this list with some exceptional things that can be done while visiting the our wonderful town.  stay tuned…

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