DescriptionOne of the first towns in the Ottawa Valley to be settled, Almonte was once the home of Robert Tait McKenzie, whose work in rehabilitative medicine during World War I brought him national acclaim. He also was respected as a sculptor and educator. McKenzie eventually joined the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania but frequently returned to Almonte where he restored the Mill of Kintail, named for the McKenzie fort in the Scottish Highlands.
Almonte also was the boyhood home of Dr. James Naismith, the creator of basketball. A plaque on CR 29 at Clayton Side Road commemorates the site.
Things to SeeMill of Kintail Conservation Area