BlakeneyOriginally known as Norway Pine Falls, Snedden’s Mills and Rosebank, Blakeney was formally named in 1865.
Once a vibrant community with; sawmills, a gristmill, an inn, a tannery, brewery, flour mill, cheese factory, woollen mill, blacksmith shop, general store, post office and Presbyterian Church all build along the river.

While nothing remains of the early industries, the Blakeney rapids are a popular attraction for visitors looking to explore the Mississippi River. Visitors and locals enjoy swimming, fishing, kayaking, walking the trails and small bridges contributed by volunteers of the Almonte Fish & Game Association.

Photo Credit: Heather Brown
Photo Credit: Andre Guindon