Carleton Place Almonte Canadian Gazette
Mississippi Mills is now the proud home of the only municipal geoheritage park in Canada after the Metcalfe Geoheritage Park was officially unveiled Sept. 24.
Local dignitaries, members of the Metcalfe Geoheritage Park Committee, experts in geology, and the public gathered on a sunny day by the water to christen what community member Neil Carleton calls, “a community showcase.”
The park features rock specimens (limestone, sandstone, dolostone, etc.) on permanent display from around Lanark County and the Ottawa Valley, which have been arranged in a circular manner on concrete slabs, surrounded by young trees and a fully accessible walkway. Two benches can also be found nearby for visitors to rest and an interpretive sign installed earlier in the summer.