You can live your own Hallmark movie in this enchanting Ontario town
If you're a lover of holiday rom-coms and are usually glued to the Hallmark channel this time of year, you might be thrilled to know that a town right here in Ontario could be the backdrop of some of your favourite movies.
It's not hard to see why it was coined "Mini Hollywood North". Gorgeous 19th-century stone buildings, quaint shops, and beautiful scenic views including the Mississippi River make Almonte picture-perfect.
This winter, consider a road trip out to see this magical destination and check out these frequently-featured spots.
If you’re a Hallmark movie super fan, you might recognize the pretty storefronts of Mill Street, which have been featured many times on the small screen. With an almost-European feel, it's full of cozy cafes, bakeries, art galleries, and local shops. Mill Street makes an appearance in Maps and Mistletoe and Christmas Festival of Ice.
30 minutes from Almonte, you'll find Cedar Hill Christmas Tree Farm which has been featured in various Hallmark and Lifetime productions. While we can't promise you'll fall in love with a hunky Christmas tree farmer and ride off into the sunset, you might just fall in love with the farm's hot chocolate, treats, bonfires, and winter activities they offer.
The Mississippi Valley Textile Museum is a unique historical space that explores the history of the woollen industry in the Mississippi Valley. It has fascinating exhibits on industrial textiles and fibre works of art. The museum has made appearances in several films, including Unlocking Christmas and A Cheerful Christmas.
The historic Almonte Old Town Hall built in 1885 is a sight to see, and has been spotted in numerous movies including Christmas Scavenger Hunt. Its location is equally picturesque, right next to the Mississippi River.
Whether you're a Hallmark movie buff or not, one visit to this enchanting cinematic town and you might just become a fan.
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