The delicious Almonte-Pakenham Loop (34 km)

This cycle loop joining Almonte and Pakenham is a must-ride for its many stops at bakeries, ice cream stands, and cafes. There is so much to see and so much to eat! From Baker Bob’s butter tarts to a carton of 5-span spuds, this ride is sheer enjoyment.

You start and finish this ride in Almonte…

From the Old Town Hall right Mill Street, left on Main Street to Martin Street North – 1.1 km

Left on Martin St N to Blakeney Rd corner – 5.7 km

Right on Blakeney Road (dog legs left) to Panmure Road – 2.2 km

Right on Panmure to 12th Con South Pakenham – 2.1 km

Left on 12th Con South Pakenham to its end at the Dark Side Road – 6.8 km

Left on Dark Side Road into Pakenham over 5-span bridge / left onto Main Street – 1.1 km

Explore Pakenham – 5-span spud chip stand, General Store (and bakery!), Penny’s Fudge Factory, the infamous Scoops and more.

Off Main Street turn right on Waba Road to Ottawa Valley Rail Trail – 350 m

Left onto Rail Trail, back into Almonte and Old Town Hall – 14.5 km

Explore Almonte – Baker Bob’s, North Market, Riverside Ice Cream Stand and Barley Mow pub (and up the road there is Equator Coffee, Hummingbird Chocolates, fish & chip and fries trucks, HFT donuts, Vodkow Distillery and Crooked Mile Brewery). 

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