It is under an hour's drive from Ottawa. Go West on 417, get off on the March Road exit and turn left onto March Road.
Dr Naismith who invented basketball grew up in the Almonte area. There is a museum .
A cinnamon bun or slush puppy at the permanently "New Home" of Baker Bob's.
Nan's Fries, a fry truck which operates seasonally on Martin Street North outside of the Bell Telephone building sells a variety of locally enjoyed foods. The most celebrated of which being poutine.
Rocks and Trees Ice Cream, a kiosk on lower Mill Street beside the Victoria Woollen Mill is a popular hang out on hot summer days. Almonte's famous Number 2 Falls provides plenty of scenery while finishing your ice cream. The best viewing locations are behind the Victoria Mill and behind the Post Office.
The Canadian Cafe on Bridge Street is a complete misnomer common to small towns in Eastern Ontario. It serves only chinese food and does not sell coffee. Despite the fact that the only valid words on the sign are "The" and "Fully Licenced", the service and food quality are both quite good.
As fast as you can.