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Nestled in the heart of the Ottawa Valley, the Township of Lanark Highlands covers 1033.37 square kilometres. Bordered to the north by Renfrew County and to the west by Frontenac County, Lanark Highlands is situated approximately 20 minutes north of Perth.

As of the 2011 Census, the population of Lanark Highlands is 5,128. The village of Lanark is the main settlement, followed by the numerous scenic hamlets such as Hopetown, Middleville, Poland, Lavant, Flower Station, Elphin, Watson's Corners and McDonald's corners.

The municipality is easily accessible by the county road system. County Road 511, which connects Perth to the nearby town of Calabogie, bisects the municipality, and links up with County Roads 9, 8, 16, and 12.

Lanark Highlands is home to several dozen lakes, such as Clayton, Taylor, White, Dalhousie, Patterson, Flower Round and Clyde. The Mississippi River crosses the municipality from west to east and the Clyde River meanders its way from north to south to meet up with the MississippiRiver south of Lanark Village. As its name suggests, Lanark Highlands also offers picturesque vistas of rolling hills and Canadian Shield topography, combining with the abundant water bodies to form prime cottage country.


Did You Know???

Lanark Highlands is the largest municipality in Lanark County.

Lanark Highlands1048 SQ Kms

Tay Valley549 SQ KMS

Mississippi Mills520 SQ KMS

Drummond/North Elmsley366 SQ. KMS

Montague 280 SQ KMS

Beckwith241 SQ KMS

Perth12 SQ KMS

Carleton Place9 SQ KMS

Graph showing the Geographic size of Lanark Highlands in comparison to other municipalities in Lanark County.

SQ KMS = Square Kilometers


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