Lanark County | Ontario Culinary
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Lanark County
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Experience a culinary adventure like no other in Lanark County, renowned as the Maple Syrup Capital of Ontario. Delve into the world of maple with hundreds of passionate producers offering year-round maple experiences that go far beyond syrup alone. Discover the nuanced flavors and traditions woven into every drop.

Throughout the year, Lanark County plays host to an array of delectable food festivals. From the sweet and savory delights at the Festival of the Maples to the aromatic allure of the Perth Garlic Festival, there’s no shortage of gastronomic celebrations. The Lanark County Harvest Festival and Smiths Falls Ribfest serve up the finest local fare, showcasing the region’s culinary prowess.

For those seeking the freshest ingredients, Lanark County boasts vibrant farmer’s markets and farm tours, allowing you to connect with the heart of the land and its bounty. 

Explore our craft beverage scene, from the variety of breweries across the county, to the River House Winery, to our unique distilleries. 

Indulge your sweet tooth with a visit to local bakeries and chocolate makers or savor the perfect cup of coffee to kickstart your day’s adventures.

When it comes to dining, Lanark County offers an array of exceptional options. Whether you’re dining at the innovative Black Tartan Kitchen, enjoying the waterfront views at CC’s on the Rideau, savoring fusion flavors at Maximillian’s, experiencing timeless elegance at The Sterling, or relishing rustic charm at North Folk, each restaurant promises a unique culinary journey.

The Lanark County Sip & Savour Trail is a great place to start your journey. Embark on a culinary tour of Lanark County, where every dish, sip, and bite shows the region’s rich and diverse culinary landscape. Discover the tastes and traditions that make this a true culinary gem.



Start your day with coffee or a cup of tea at Baker’s Bean Village Cafe on Sherbrooke Street.

We make a point at popping into Top Shelf Distillers whenever we’re in the Perth area. They’re distilling gin, vodka and moonshine using Ontario grains and they also make their own bitters with Lanark County fruit and herbs!

No trip to Perth is complete without a visit (or paying homage?) to The 22,000lb Mammoth Cheese.

Breakfast, lunch or dessert — you’ll find it (and us!) at the Mill Street Crepe Company. We love their layered crepe cake concoctions!

Exploring the Region?

Here are a few great places to start.